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2015 Bylaws and COPE Amendment Forms

January 13, 2015

Dear ZRA Members:

In light of the many discussions at the 2014 Annual Business Meeting and the postponement of several 2014 bylaws amendments, the Bylaws Committee is releasing the 2015 Bylaws Amendment Form early. It is the committee’s intention to allow the membership and the committee more time to review amendments to alleviate any conflicts with language or parliamentary procedure.

In preparation for the 2015 Annual Business Meeting, this reminder is for all ZRA leadership and members that any proposed amendments to the Bylaws or Code of Professional Ethics (COPE), must be submitted to the Chairman of the Bylaws Committee or Chairman of the Ethics Committee no less than sixty (60) days prior. This year’s Annual Business Meeting will be held on Saturday, 3 October 2015; therefore, all proposed amendments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, 4 August 2015. After this date, no further amendments will be accepted. The committees must have time to review all proposals and prepare the final Notice for the Annual Business Meeting.

The Bylaws and COPE Amendment forms are located on the ZRA Website under Governance. You must log-in to get the form.

If you have any questions, please contact me and/or the Chairman of the Ethics Committee:

Emily Mattox, Chairman, Bylaws Committee at: emily.m.mattox@disney.com or call at (407)938-2804 (Emily is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone)

Pam Pritchard, Chairman, Ethics Committee at: pamp@calgaryzoo.com or call at (403) 232-9338. (Pam is in the Mountain Time Zone)

Emily Mattox, Chairman
ZRA Bylaws Committee

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January 13, 20152015 Bylaws and COPE Amendment Forms
January 1, 20152015 Membership Renewal Reminder
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