Spring 2016

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Report of the Mercaz By-Laws Committee

A revised set of by-laws for MERCAZ USA will be presented for adoption at the General Council, scheduled for May 15, 2016. These new by-laws, the product of more than a dozen years of discussion and review, come to revise and replace those passed back in 1987, during the infancy of MERCAZ USA. Prepared by Evelyn Seelig and Elliott Brown, the new by-laws were passed by the MERCAZ USA Board of Directors at their Winter meeting on February 25th.

The current and proposed new by-laws are available to be read on the MERCAZ website and may be requested by contacting the MERCAZ office: 212-533-2061 or Click here for the proposed new by-laws and here for the redlined comparison version with the original by-laws.

Pursuant to Article XIV, Sections 2 and 3 of the current By-laws: These By-Laws may be amended at any regular or special meeting of the General Council by a two-thirds vote of the delegates present and voting, provided a quorum is present. . . The Board of Directors shall transmit the proposed amendment . . . at least thirty days prior to the date appointed for the convening of the General Council and shall present such proposed amendments with its view thereon.


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