**Updated Constitution added to website on 9/25/2017**
To submit a proposed change to the Constitution and By-Laws you must submit your proposal in writing to the Constitution and By-Laws committee by June 1st. The club will then vote on the change by September 15th and theresults will be announced at the annual meeting at the ARBA Convention.
As reported in the July - August 2017 Newsletter
Proposed Change #1: Membership in the Association shall be acknowledged by the membership card, issued by the Association, and signed by the Secretary and shall date from the time of such acknowledgement, terminating one year later. Each family shall be provided with a copy of the Havana Guide Book (limit of one (1) Guide Book per household) and one year’s subscription to the Havana Rabbit Breeders Newsletter.
This change passed with a vote of 81 yes and 6 no. passing with 93%.
Proposed change #2: Between August 1 and August 15, the official ballot shall be issued by the Secretary and shall contain the names of all petitioners filing accurately completed forms. Said ballot shall also contain nominees for ARBA Convention Judges.
This change passed with a vote of 79 yes and 8 no. passing with 91%.
Proposed change #3: The National All Havana Show shall be selected from presented or mailed to the Secretary by July 1st, stating the sponsoring club, proposed show date and location. If more than one bid is received, bids shall be added to the official ballot issue by the Secretary, between August 1st and August 15th, and shall contain the national All Havana Show bid proposals. The All Havana Show may not be held in the same state two years in a row.
This change passed with a vote of 73 yes and 11 no. passing with 87%.
These changes took effect right away. A new constitution will be filed with ARBA office.