3.29.2007

PRESS RELEASE

MARCH 27, 2007
WAIKAPU, MAUI, HAWAII

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TO: ALL MWA MEMBERS AND INTERESTED PARTIES
FROM: MWA BYLAWS COMMITTEE

WAIKAPU - The Maui Wedding Association (MWA) announced today, at a Special Meeting of the MWA, at the KAHILI Golf Course Restaurant, a quorum of twenty–seven (27) members of the Association have unanimously passed two amendments to the MWA bylaws. The meeting was attended by 27 members and a number of guests who are joining in the next month. The bylaws were changed in the following ways, here is the new amended wording:

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#1 Amendment - Regarding Membership Dues

ARTICLE II: MEMBERSHIP
Section 2 – Standards of Membership: Members shall:

(b) Pay dues upon application for new membership, or not later than 60 days after the beginning of the member’s anniversary date for renewal of membership.

Section 4 – Membership Dues:

(a) The Board of Directors shall determine the amount of membership dues for each fiscal year. Each membership shall be assigned an anniversary date based on the date of membership application, and shall be assessed dues annually on that anniversary date.

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#2 Amendment – Regarding Compensation of Officers

ARTICLE IV – BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 2 – Eligibility and Term of Office:


(b) Officers shall receive no compensation for performing the duties of their office, with the exception of an honorarium equal to the amount of membership dues, to be awarded at completion of a full one-year term of office.

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By approving the #1 Amendment - Regarding Membership Dues
change to the bylaws, the membership dues are no longer limited to be payable on the fiscal year basis and now may be paid by new members on any month of the year and will be good for an entire year. It used to be that if you joined in March your dues would only apply until the end of the fiscal year and would again be due in July. Now, any new member may join the Association at any time of the year and their dues will be good for 1 full year.

By approving the #2 Amendment – Regarding Compensation of Officers
change to the bylaws, the membership granted an honorarium compensation to the Board of Directors equal to a 1 year membership in the MWA for the year following service. Now, the Board of Directors will be recognized for the many hours of volunteer work they do for the Association every year. Although the compensation is slight for the work that goes into running the Association, at least now there is some incentive to volunteer for a position on the Board. This will attract new members to be involved with the Association on the Board level and give current Board members an incentive to continue as a member of the Board.

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