[Community-Discuss] Bylaws changes

Christian Bope christian.bope at unikin.ac.cd
Mon Nov 14 11:46:59 UTC 2016

Dear CEO.

Please find my comment in-line. [Speaking on my own capacity]

2016-11-12 16:18 GMT+08:00 Alan Barrett <alan.barrett at afrinic.net>:

> > On 12 Nov 2016, at 11:17, abel ELITCHA <kmw.elitcha at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On item{6},
> > You propose two (2) consecutive terms and one term break. Nevertheless,
> the community has proposed a one term  break after one term on office
> before being eligible for re-election.
> I am aware that one or two people have suggested a limit of one term (3
> years).  Others have suggested no limit at all.  In my opinion, a limit of
> 3 years is much too short, and I will not propose a bylaws change to
> introduce such a short limit.
> > Also, if any change adopted to the terms in the bylaws, when will it
> take effect? Will the current directors be affected?
> Yes, bylaws changes take effect immediately.
> > One more point, did the consecutive terms include terms as alternate
> Director or Full Director as described in the current Bylaws?
> We no longer have alternate directors, but I think the question is: What
> happens to somebody who previously served a term as an alternate Director
> under the previous bylaws, and is now serving a term as a Director under
> the current bylaws, without a break in between the two terms?  Does that
> count as two consecutive terms for the purposes of any term limit?  I don’t
> know the answer.

Following this discussion, I would like to propose to add this section on
item 13.7
13(i) The consecutive terms served by the current Board members under old
bylaws are recognized by the new bylaws as terms served.


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