At our annual meeting during the Excellence Awards, we will consider a bylaw revision. This has been a project of chapter president Evan Lemoine, CFE since the beginning on the board two years ago. It entailed understanding all of our processes, procedures, and policies, and making sure that our written policies and procedures agree with what we’re doing.
Our existing chapter bylaws were written in 1992 when we organized and didn’t contemplate the growth of our membership or our capabilities as it relates to teleconference or electronic meetings. Additionally, over time the ACFE had adopted their own Uniform Chapter Bylaws with the desire that each chapter would adopt these policies and procedures. These too wouldn’t meet our specific needs, greatly expand the length and complexity of our governing documents.
The bylaw revision proposed aims to achieve the following:
- Preserve the intent of the original bylaws, modified for what the ACFE expects chapters to include, and refined by our existing procedures.
- Grant more exclusive power to the board of directors but ensuring the membership is made aware of these changes.
- Simplify the extensive changes expected by the ACFE and good governance by using “simple” language where possible that makes the bylaws easier to interpret.
If you have any questions on the proposed text, please let chapter president Evan Lemoine, CFE know.
Additionally, if you wish to attend only the annual meeting to discuss this revision or see the presentation of awards, you may do so. An exclusive member-only lunch rate (no CPE) was created in consideration of this revision.