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2021 Alumni By-law Changes Motions, Reasons, & Recommendations

**To be voted on at the 2021 Iowa FFA Alumni and Supporters State Conference

Motion: Change name to Iowa FFA Alumni and Supporters and change emblem to FFA emblem.

Article I

The reason for this change is to conform to National FFA Alumni changes and retain our state alumni participation with nationals. This change will be seen throughout the entire by-laws as a change to the state name and emblem usage.

Recommendation from State Board: Recommend

Motion: Add the state board treasurer selection and nomination process to the by-laws.

Article V Section III E

The reason  is to update the By-Laws to show how the Iowa FFA Alumni Board Treasure is nominated and selected.

Recommendation from State Board: Recommend

Motion: Change the Iowa FFA Officer position on the board from a voting position to a non voting Ex-Officio member of the board.

Article VI Section II

The reason is from a request from the Iowa FFA Executive Director to remove the Iowa FFA Officer from a boarding voting position to an ex-officio position. The reasoning behind this is to remove financial responsibility  from a board member that may not be of 18 years of age.

Recommendation from State Board: Recommend

Motion: Remove FFA Alumni Association Advisor, Iowa FFA Alumni Executive Director from the by-laws,update the title correction of the Executive Secretary-Treasure, and add Iowa FFA Foundation Board Representative to the Ex-Officio members.

Article VI Section II 8 

The reason for the changes needing to be made to this section are updates. Removing Iowa FFA Alumni Advisor which is no longer a position this approval also removes this position from any other mention in the by-laws, removing the Iowa FFA Alumni Executive Director which is no longer a position this approval also removes this position from any other mention in the by-laws. The changes to the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Iowa FFA Association are updating the name of the position. Removing number 9 is updating the by-laws to nationals no longer having a national alumni council.

Recommendation from State Board: Recommend

Motion: Remove this section from the by-laws to update to nationals.

Article VI Section II 9

 The reason is to update the by-laws to nationals no longer having a national alumni board

Recommendation from State Board: Recommend

Motion: Strikeout Association Executive Director and change to Iowa FFA Alumni Treasure

Article VII Section 1 B

The reason is with the removal of the Iowa FFA Alumni Executive Director from the board executive committee as an ex-officio member and adding the board Treasurer to the the board executive committee as and ex-officio member. 

Recommendation from State Board: Recommend

Motion: Remove Article X from the by-laws.

Article X

The reason is updating the by-laws to show that the board no longer has administrative staff.

Recommendation from State Board: Recommend

Motion: Remove Article XII from the by-laws.

Article XII

The reason is updating the by-laws to nationals.

Recommendation from State Board: Recommend

Motion: Accept all other strikeouts and updates to by-laws

The reason is to cover all other updates in by-laws.

Recommendation from State Board: Recommend