At our last board meeting, the board voted to schedule a special meeting of the members to vote on a proposal to change our organization structure from membership to a directorship.
The meeting has been scheduled for October 2nd @ 7:00pm
On the advice of Loomis Law who we engaged to advise us on the necessary legal procedures for considering this change, the board of directors approved a temporary freeze on voting memberships to facilitate the legal notice period required for this vote. The full text of the board proposal that was passed is available here: https://wiki.lansingmakersnetwork.org/board_measures/board_proposal_045
The basics of this are:
Beginning Saturday, August 25th we will freeze new memberships
We will still provide access to the space for the same monthly fees for anyone joining or re-joining during the membership freeze, but those individuals will not be added as members during the freeze.
Those members in good standing and eligible to vote as of August 25th will be sent official notice (by mail) of the upcoming special meeting on October 2nd.
Members must remain in good standing to be eligible to vote at the October 2nd meeting. If your membership expires during the notice period, you will need to have renewed your membership by the date of the meeting. Our normal procedures for membership renewals will remain the same (7 day grace period to renew without being considered “lapsed”).
If the proposal to change our structure fails to pass any individual who joined during the freeze will automatically convert to a normal member.
Included below is the draft of the notice that will be sent to members as of August 25th, 2018. Note that it is only noted as a draft because we can’t fill in the total number of members on page 3 until we have the roster as of August 25th. No other changes are expected to this notice statement.
If your address has changed since you joined LMN, please be sure to let us know that so we can send the notice to your correct address
You can update your address by going to https://members.lansingmakersnetwork.org/ and clicking on your name and then “Address/Info” or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can update it for you.
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