The Colorado Farm Bureau will be holding a special meeting for delegate to discuss a proposed bylaw change. The meeting will take place on August 24, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) at the Colorado Farm Bureau office: 9177 E. Mineral Circle, Centennial, CO 80112 (North Parking Lot).
This special meeting will be held to discuss an important bylaw change that is being referred by the board of directors. The change addresses flexibility in regards to CFB’s annual meeting. Because of the challenges COVID-19 has presented all membership organizations, Farm Bureau staff and leaders, across the nation, have been discussing and preparing for their respective annual meetings. CFB’s annual meeting is not only a keystone event, but it is also where important business of the organization is conducted.
Hopefully, the event can still occur in-person, however, the organization must prepare for the unknown and the board of directors has drafted a proposed bylaw change to allow for needed flexibility in this trying time. The changes reflect the same flexibility that we afford the board to conduct the important business of the delegate body should we not be able to meet in person. There is also a provision that allows action in an emergency situation, similar to those AFBF and some other states have in their bylaws.
Proposed Bylaw Change:
Section 4. Meetings. The location and date of the annual meeting of the members of the Colorado Farm Bureau shall be
held during the month of November of each year or upon such other date within thirty (30) days thereof, as may be determined by the board of directors. The place of meeting shall be selected by the board of directors. Regular and special meetings of the members may be called by the president or shall be called by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the duly elected board of directors, or upon written request signed by twenty percent (20%) of the voting delegates. Regular and special meetings may be held in person, by mail, and / or by electronic means, including, but not limited to, videoconference or teleconference. Any electronic meeting shall be conducted via technology reasonably available to members. However, if an emergency occurs that may materially interfere with said meeting, then, in that event, the CFB President, with the approval of the state board, shall be authorized to relocate and / or reschedule the meeting.