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sthedeadlineapproachedforsubmissionofthisarticletothis
issueofConnecticut CPA,Ibecameincreasinglyenthusiastic
aboutsharingwithourmembershipthenewsofthebylaws
votethatwilltakeplaceinthesecondhalfofthiscomingOctober.
Our Bylaws Committee, after much thoughtful consideration and
discussion,hasproposedchangesthatwillmodernizeourbylaws
and that will support the continued forwarding thinking of our or-
ganization.ThesechangeshavebeenfullyendorsedbyyourBoard
ofDirectors.Asapointofreference,ourbylawshavechangedonly
incrementallysincetheircreationin1908.
Any proposal to change our bylaws is important, and that's why
we'restartingtotellyouaboutitnow.Thebylawsballotthatyouwill
receivelaterthisyearwillaskyoutovoteontwoissues:
First,weseektomodernizeourbylawstoreflecthowtheCTCPA
functionsadministrativelyintheyear2012.
Second,weseektomodernizeourbylawstoattractnewpeople
totheSocietyandreflecthowCPAfirmsdobusinesstoday.
Modernizing the administrative bylaws
The first portion of the bylaws proposal is administrative in nature
and fairly self-explanatory:
Modernizethedefinitionofofficerresponsibilities,
IncreasethesizeoftheCTCPAAdvisoryCouncilfrom25mem-
bersto30members,atthatbody'srequest,
Change the term we use for our "Student Pledge" category to
simply"Student,"and,
Eliminatethe"Affiliate"category,giventhechangeintheexperi-
encerequirementsforinitialcertification.
By Noelle Taddei, CPA
President, Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA)
Bylaws Vote 2012: Bringing the CTCPA
Constitution into the 21
st
Century