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Amendment Proposal to Clarify Acceptable Uses of the USGenWeb Project Logos

Proposed Amendments to the USGenWeb Bylaws
Sponsored by WVGenWeb, 10 January, 2010
Co-sponsored by MSGenWeb, 17 January, 2010
Co-sponsored by IDGenWeb, 3 February, 2010
Co-sponsored by ALGenWeb, 14 February, 2010
Co-sponsored by DEGenWeb, 22 May, 2010
Co-sponsored by AKGenWeb, 28 May 2010

IX. GUIDELINES/STANDARDS FOR WEBSITES/MEMBERS

CURRENT/OLD:
A. All websites shall include prominent display of The USGenWeb Project logo on the home page. A state project logo may be required depending on the guidelines/standards in effect for that state.

To be replaced by:

REVISED/NEW:
A. All websites shall include prominent display of The USGenWeb Project logo on the home page. If linked, this logo may only be linked to the USGenWeb National site. A state project logo may be required depending on the guidelines/standards in effect for that state. If linked, a state project logo may only be linked to the appropriate state site.

Amendment Proposal to rectify the inequality of representation on The USGenWeb Project Advisory Board.

There is no need for a State Coordinator Regional Representative as State Coordinators are also Local Coordinators. Currently the State Coordinator Region Representatives are Elected by approximately 25 State Coordinators and Assistant State Coordinators in each region.

Regional representatives elected to the Advisory Board prior to or concurrently with the passage of this amendment shall complete the terms to which they were elected.

Proposed Amendments to the USGenWeb Bylaws
Sponsored by DEGenWeb, 24 May 2010
Co-sponsored by ARGenWeb 27 May 2010

CURRENT/OLD:

V. COMPOSITION OF ADVISORY BOARD

The Advisory Board membership shall consist of: the National Coordinator, Four (4) State Coordinator Regional Representatives, eight (8) Local Coordinator Regional Representatives, one (1) Special Projects Representative elected by members of the special projects, and one (1) At-large representative. All shall have voting privileges except the National Coordinator who shall vote only in the case of a tie. The regions From which State Coordinator and Local Coordinator Representatives are Elected shall be decided by the Advisory Board on an annual basis.

REVISED/NEW:
V. COMPOSITION OF ADVISORY BOARD

The Advisory Board membership shall consist of: the National Coordinator, Eight (8) Local Coordinator Regional Representatives, one (1) Special Projects representative elected by members of the special projects, and one (1) at-large representative. All shall have voting privileges except the National Coordinator who shall vote only in the case of a tie. The regions From which Local Coordinator Representatives are elected shall be decided by The Advisory Board on an annual basis.

CURRENT/OLD:
VI: DUTIES/QUALIFICATIONS OF ADVISORY BOARD

I. Nominees for National Coordinator shall have the following
Qualifications: at least one year (the twelve months immediately preceding An election) of continuous service and current activity as a member in good Standing, and eligibility to vote within The USGenWeb Project. Qualifications of nominees for State Coordinator Representative, Local Coordinator Representative, and Special Project Representative are the same With the addition that their service shall have been as a State Coordinator, Local Coordinator, or one of the various positions associated with the Special Projects, respectively. "In good standing" is demonstrated by Responding promptly to email, actively supporting researchers' efforts to Find information, maintaining their website with appropriate, up-to-date Content, and serving as a good example of the guidelines and standards of The USGenWeb Project.

REVISED/NEW:
VI: DUTIES/QUALIFICATIONS OF ADVISORY BOARD

I. Nominees for National Coordinator shall have the following
Qualifications: at least one year (the twelve months immediately preceding An election) of continuous service and current activity as a member in good standing, and eligibility to vote within The USGenWeb Project. Qualifications of nominees for Local Coordinator Representative and Special Project Representative are the same with the addition that their service Shall have been as a Local Coordinator or one of the various positions Associated with the Special Projects, respectively. "In good standing" is Demonstrated by responding promptly to email, actively supporting Researchers''s efforts to find information, maintaining their website with Appropriate, up-to-date content, and serving as a good example of the Guidelines and standards of The USGenWeb Project.

CURRENT/OLD:
VIII. ADVISORY BOARD PROCEDURES

A. Nine (9) voting members of the Advisory Board shall constitute a quorum.

REVISED/NEW:
VIII. ADVISORY BOARD PROCEDURES

A. Seven (7) voting members of the Advisory Board shall constitute a quorum


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