The AHLA’s Board of Directors has approved significant changes that will improve the AHLA’s ability to respond to the realities facing our members and challenging all associations. After thought provoking discussions, and with advice from governance our legal counsel, the AHLA’s Board of Directors is recommending a number of changes to the AHLA’s bylaws. The exact wording of proposed changes will be provided to all members in November, but is expected to include:
- Reducing the size of the AHLA’s board to 9 elected directors.
- Eliminating zones for the purpose of electing directors.
- Permitting directors to serve up to 3 consecutive 2-year terms. After a one year break, past directors could be eligible to serve on the board again.
- Owners of multiple AHLA member properties may only have one representative on the board at a time.
- Reducing Officers of the Board to Chair and Vice Chair only, and having these selected by the Board of Directors.
- Requiring that directors serve one year as Vice Chair in order to be eligible to serve as Chair.
- Discontinuing the position of Past Chair.
- Setting quorum for board meetings at 7 directors.
- Adding protection for directors acting honestly and in good faith on behalf of the association.
As well, the board proposes to change quorum at the Annual General Meeting and Special Meetings from 40 Ordinary or life members to 5% of Ordinary members, provided that no single ownership or management group represents more than fifty per cent (50%) of the five per cent (5%) of ordinary members present.
AHLA members who would like more information about the proposed changes are encouraged to contact any member of the Board of Directors.