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SCAWWA Members to Vote on Bylaws Revisions at Annual Business Meeting

Tuesday, February 4, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jenny Craft
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The Executive Committee of SCAWWA has voted to adopt changes to the Section’s bylaws. To become final, all changes must be voted on by the membership.

SCAWWA members will vote on the updated bylaws at the annual Section business meeting on Monday, March 10, 2014, beginning at 11:45 AM during the SCAWWA Awards Luncheon and Business Meeting at the South Carolina Environmental Conference (SCEC).

The Executive Committee is proposing minor revisions to the Section bylaws, which are the governing document of SCAWWA.

The revisions have been approved by the Executive Committee and the AWWA Board of Directors. The final step in the approval process is a vote by SCAWWA members. Approval requires a majority vote in favor of the changes.

Listed below is a summary of the revisions, along with links to the proposed bylaws and a marked-up version showing the specific revisions. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Beard at (803) 358-0658 or by e-mail at


Proposed Revised Bylaws (PDF)
Mark-up showing specific revisions (PDF)
Complete summary of changes (PDF) 

Summary of changes

  • Formatting and minor verbiage changes throughout.

  • Article 7 – Terms of Office and Qualifications:

    - Eliminated the restriction on multi-section members serving on the Executive Committee and added text from AWWA’s section bylaws template.

    - Clarified quorum, added that proxies are not allowed on the Executive Committee (per AWWA’s bylaws), and better defined what constitutes a meeting. Also clarified that the Treasurer, Secretary, Asst. Treasurer, Asst. Secretary, and Secretary-Treasurer are advisory members of the Executive Committee.

  • Article 9 – Committees and Councils:

    Added that utility or service provider members can serve on committees (previously only individual SCAWWA members could serve on committees).

  • Article 13 – Miscellaneous:

    Added language stating that when a conflict exists between the Section bylaws and the AWWA Bylaws, the AWWA bylaws shall govern.

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