Western Structure – Updates to By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation

 

Vote on the new ByLaws, updated Articles of Incorporation and Organizational Structure at the Fall Rally being held at
Mammoth Mountain, December 8-9, 2019.

The Western Division is making the move from an Operational Board to a Strategic Board.

Why the change?
The new structure will bring all the operational duties and responsibilities under the oversight of the Western
Office. This will allow for more streamlined operations for all day to day management of the organization. The
Western Board will be in turn better positioned to focus on Strategic Vision and planning for the continued
growth and success of our organization. The oversight of the office still remains under the control of the
Western Board, which is voted in by you our members.

How does this change affect you?
With operational duties being based solely from the Western Office, we will be able to better support our
members through more consistent application of our organization’s policies and faster response time to the
wide range of membership questions.
We hope that this move will help to increase member engagement and involvement as well as help us to
diversify our board to be a better representation of the broad membership demographic. If you are interested
in becoming a member of the Western Board of Directors, you would be in a role to better help guide the
strategic vision and direction of the West, without having to commit to ongoing operational duties for the
organization.

Please attend and vote on the Updated By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation at the Fall Education Rally on
December 8 at Mammoth from 3:30-6pm in the MCC Room.

Specific Changes

PRIVILEGES OF INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 5.3 HOLDING OFFICE
Certified, Alumni, and Lifetime members in good standing are qualified to hold office or be a member of the
Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SECTION 9.9. EMPLOYEES NOT QUALIFIED TO SERVE AS A DIRECTOR.
A member who is otherwise qualified to run for the Board may not serve on the board if the member continues
as an employee of the Corporation. Any member who is an employee of the Corporation must take a leave of
absence from his/her position as an employee before being installed as a Board member; provided, however,
this provision shall not require Board members who are already serving as duly elected board members at the
time these bylaws become effective to take a leave of absence as employees for the duration of their elected
term.

ELECTED OFFICERS
SECTION 10.1. OFFICERS
The officers of the Corporation shall consist of a Chairperson of the Board, Vice Chairperson of the Board,
Secretary, Treasurer, and the ASEA National Board Representative. Officers need not be members of the Board
of Directors. Any number of offices may be held by the same person, except that the Secretary and Treasurer
may not serve concurrently as the Chairperson of the Board.
Officers do not have to be BOD members.
No more alpine or Snowboard VP – duties all moved to Task Forces (formerly Committees)

Moved to P&P Manual
Code of Ethics
Censure & Expulsion
Transfer of Membership
Committees

We will also need a vote to approve the CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT of The Articles of Incorporation of
The Professional Ski Instructors of America – Western Division Articles of Incorporation Changes:
The foregoing amendments of the Articles of Incorporation has been duly approved by the board of directors.
1. Article FIRST of the Articles of Incorporation of this corporation is amended to read as follows:
a. Professional Ski Instructors of America & American Association of Snowboard Instructors West.
2. Article SIXTH of the Articles of Incorporation of this corporation is amended to read as follows:
a. That the number of said corporation’s directors shall be no less than seven (7) and no more than
twelve (12).