Saturday, March 12, 2011

V-B. Section 5.02: ELECTING THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXISTING


At each annual membership meeting, the Voting Membership shall nominate and elect directors to fill vacancies on the Board. The directors shall be elected for staggered terms, according to procedures set forth in Article VI below. Members of the Board of Directors cannot be elected or dismissed by petition.


PROPOSED


Directors shall be elected by mail-in ballots prior to each annual membership meeting, with results of the Directors' election announced at the annual membership meeting. The directors shall be elected for staggered terms, according to procedures set forth in Article VI below. Members of the Board of Directors cannot be elected or dismissed by petition.


PROPOSED (strikeout of eliminated text/bolding of new text)

At each annual membership meeting, the Voting Membership shall nominate and elect directors to fill vacancies on the Board.Directors shall be elected by mail-in ballots prior to each annual membership meeting, with results of the Directors' election announced at the annual membership meeting. The directors shall be elected for staggered terms, according to procedures set forth in Article VI below. Members of the Board of Directors cannot be elected or dismissed by petition.


EXPLANATION AND JUSTIFICATION


Director elections only by mail-in ballot, not Member meetings or proxies, will help protect the Cryonics Institute from take-over by a minority with bad intentions. Mail-in ballots are not proxies.

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