Bylaw 2022-04: Simplify Nomination of Board of Directors

Election Results: Passed 

Approve: 436 (95.61%)

Disapprove: 20 (4.39%)

Abstain: 95


Bylaw amendment objective: To simplify the process of standing for election.


Section 1. Nomination of directors.

Eligible members may stand for election by nomination of two other members, and the submission of a candidate questionnaire to the National Office within 7 days after the close of the National Convention.

(a) No later than April 1 of each year the President shall appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of a Director and three (03) Full Members, to consider nominations for election to the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee shall ensure candidate eligibility. select at least two (02) Full Member candidates for each vacancy which is scheduled to occur.  The Board of directors will publish criteria for the submission of personal data for each potential candidate. The committee will exercise discretion in its selections to enhance the makeup of the Board of Directors with regard to geographic dispersion.

(b) Additional nominations for election to the Board of Directors may be made by petition. Nominating petitions shall name the nominee, be signed by at least ten (10) Full Members, and be submitted to the National Office by thirty (30) days prior to the annual Convention.

Submitted by: VFP Bylaws Committee 

Board and Committee:

Committee Recommendation: Approved
Board of Directors Recommendation: Supported by the Board of Directors by unanimous vote

Convention Floor Vote:

Yes: 33

No: 1

Abstain: 9