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The FNPS Board of Directors is proposing to ask the members for a change to the By Laws at the 2015 Annual Meeting. This change is intended to facilitate officer continuity by adding the position of President Elect as a one year term, after which the individual would run for a two-year term as President, and then serve as Past President for one year.
Currently we elect the President for two years, and that person then serves a two year term as Past President.
The change retains the total 4-year commitment, but allows for a year of training prior to the 2-year term as President and shortens the Past President term to one year..
The Board hopes that having the training period will also broaden the pool of people who are then qualified to successfully fill lthe role of President and encourage more people to consider filling the presidency.
Click the link below to see more detail on how this would work.
The link below provides the new By Laws language. The new language is in blue. If you want to compare with the existing By Laws language, the 2014 By Laws are posted on this website. Follow the links in the menu at the bottom of the page, left column, Support Documents
Note: It appears that there were changes made upon changes .. and the result was confusion in the text. To attempt to keep that from happening again, please send any requested wording changes to Shirley Denton firstname.lastname@example.org -- I will attempt to make the changes in a consistent manner. Please only address the changes relating to President Elect -- not general improvements to the By Laws.
I believe that the errors identified by Steve Woodmanse and Dave Feagles have been fixed.
Latest Upload -- 11 pm, Friday Night, May 15
Thank you -- Shirley
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Join FNPS in a botanical exploration of Cuba. The Florida Native Plant Society in partnership with the Florida Keys TREE Institute present The Plants of Central and Northwest Cuba November 15-22, 2015- 8 days, 7 nights Pinar del Rio, Vinales Valley, Zapata Swamp, Cienfuegos, Havana.
Join Raul Verdecia, one of Cuba’s native plant specialists to experience Cuba through a humanitarian exchange program by our 501-c-3, nonprofit organization. Share a true “People to People” exchange of culture and the environment. This exceptional program will include visiting the magical UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Biospheres of Cienfuegos, Zapata Swamp, Vinales Valley, Pinar del Rio, and remarkable Havana. While there, you will learn about the gardens, environment, art, music, architecture, while having an opportunity to personally interface with the plant people of these regions!
FNPS has written an open letter to the legislature that will be personally distributed by FNPS lobbyist Sue Mullins. The letter provides factual evidence to dispute the legislature's continuing contention that Florida doesn't properly manage the conservation land that it already owns, and that we have already conserved enough land. These contentions do not comport with facts!
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