Comparison of Constitution
Please note the following: 1. This is just a basic and simple comparison 2. I have not mentioned every single change since this would have been extremely tedious, especially for minor wording differences, but my suggestion would be to sit and review it word by word and this can be done by a constitution review committee who are assisted by a lawyer. 3. I am not a professional in the language of law, so my view of differences may be obscured due to ignorance in the language of law.
Membership Article V #2 $150. A year per family or single, A new member shall be eligible to vote 90 days after the membership dues are paid. Members residing in the community who defaulted in paying their dues for the previous two years shall be eligible to vote upon payment of all dues ninety days prior to election date.
Membership Article V #2 $200 a year per household. $100 a year per single member. A new member shall be eligible to vote 30 days after the membership dues are paid. Members residing in the community who defaulted in paying their dues for the previous two years shall be eligible to vote upon payment of all dues thirty days prior to election date.
We would have to refund every family $50. Unless they waive it. Every single members will have to pay $50. In order remain a member New members were eligible to vote sooner (30 days after membership was paid) for 2007 and 90 days after paid membership for 2002. (does this present a problem I don’t know but a major change) Same thing for defaulted membership 90 days prior to election for 2002 & 30 days prior to election for 2007. . (does this present a problem I don’t know but a major change)
Board of Trustees Article VI #2, 3, 5(d), 6, 8 2. There shall be a total of nine board members 3. The general body will elect the president and the remaining four executive members of the association. In addition the remaining four board members will be handpicked by the elected president in consultation with the executive committee.
Board of Directors Article VI #2, 4, 6(e), 7, 8 2. There shall be total of eleven board members which include: 5 executive members and 6 committee chairs 4. The general body will elect members to the board of directors. 6 (e). Detailed functions are elaborated in the bylaws 7. An elected director in violation of the guidelines may be removed from
2. Number of board members presents a problem it states 9 in the 2002 and 11 in the 2007 3 & 4. In the 2002 general body elects president and four executive members and the remaining four members will be handpicked by the president in consultation with the executive committee. In the 2007 the general body elects
5 (d). Process as defined in article XI, of the bylaws 6. An elected trustee in violation of the guidelines as described in Article VI of the constitution may be removed from trusteeship by 2/3 majority of the members of the general body on recommendation of the board of trustees 8. Duties of the executive committee officers are described in Article III, section I-IV of the by laws
directorship by simple majority vote by the board of directors 8. An unelected director in violation of the guidelines may be removed from directorship by simple majority vote by the board of directors.
11 members to the board of directors. 5 & 6. In the 2002 constitution gives you better navigation as to where to find the articles within the bylaws and in the 2007 it just states that it is in the bylaws without stating where it can be found. 6 & 7. In the 2002 it states that an elected trustee may be removed by 2/3 majority vote of members at a general body and in 2007 it states an elected director may be removed from dictatorship by simple majority vote by the board of directors, totally removing the general body from the decision. 8. this was removed for the 2002 8. This was added in the 2007 – #’s 3 & 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Were added to the 2007 and did not exist in the 2002 and Allah knows best.
Finances Article III
Finances Article III 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Refer to number 3 Refer to number 4 Refer to number 5 Refer to number 6 Refer to number 7 Refer to number 8
Article XII Rockford IQRA School Est.
Article XII Rockford IQRA School Est. 2 2. RISE will work as an autonomous body, working under MAGR and responsible to general body 3. RISE must present a budget to the MAGR board by February for the upcoming year.
2. Not sure if it being an autonomous (selfgoverning) body is of concern to the MAGR/general body 3. This is a good thing (found in 2007) but just pointing out that it did not exist in the 2002
Article XIV Amendments to the constitution 1
Article XIV Amendments to the constitution 1, 5
If we stick with 2007 constitution it cannot be ratified until August of 2009
Constitution can only be ratified once in a calendar year 1. any proposed amendments will need 30 signatures
Constitution can only be ratified once every two years 1. Any proposed amendments will require 1/3 of total voting membership 5. The Quorum will be defined as per article IX, numbers 3 & 4 in the constitution
Article XVI By Laws
Article XVI Amendments to By Laws 4, 5 4. Review by laws every two years to accommodate changes if necessary 5. Carry out wishes of the general body in accordance with the constitution. The by laws, rules and regulations shall immediately become effective when ratified by the simple majority of the board of directors and simple majority of the quorum of the general body as stated in article XI, numbers 3 & 4 Article XVII Muslim Cemetery & Article XIX Arbitration
according to this change in its ratification 1. The number of people needed to propose amendments can vary up or down if we stick with the 2007 constitution (may and may not be important but it is a difference) 5. It states that for the initial change you will need 2/3 of the general vote in order to make a change but if quorum is not met in the first meeting, then you have to set up another meeting and the people who show up represent quorum in the second meeting. In the 2002 you need a total of 2/3 majority vote in order to amend the constitution in general. 4. Not in the 2002 What does simple majority mean? Explanation for quorum cannot be found due to it being labeled wrong XI and it should IX and again you would need 2/3 for the first meeting and if a second has to be called whoever shows for the second makes quorum.
These are not in the 2002, they are newly added I suppose unless I am missing a page.