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The PDGA Board of Directors is providing notification that it is considering three possible changes to the current bylaws of the organization. These changes include language related to discrimination; election and appointment of former PDGA employees or consultants; and future candidacy of Board members who were removed or resigned. The bolded language in each section below represents the proposed changes, which are now open for a public commenting period through April 29, 2020. Any feedback regarding these changes should be sent to the Board of Directors.

2.4 DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED. Membership and all rights of participation in the PDGA, including all tournaments and other events conducted or sanctioned by the Corporation, shall be open to everyone without regard to race, age, religion, sexual orientation, color, marital status, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, or ancestry. Nonetheless, the Corporation may limit participation in divisions of tournaments or other events on the basis of characteristics such as gender, age, or skill level. By way of example, and without limitation, the Corporation may allow a juniors or seniors division at a tournament and limit participation in such division based on age.

3.3 ELECTION AND APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTORS. The majority of the Board of Directors shall be elected by the Active members only, in accordance with procedures established from time to time by the Board of Directors. A minority of the Board of Directors may be appointed by the Board of Directors in order to fulfill the needs of the Corporation, as determined by the Board, for additional experience and skill sets on the Board of Directors in accordance with procedures established from time to time by the Directors. No person shall be permitted to serve on the Board of Directors who is at the same time either an employee or a paid consultant (with a signed contract) of the Corporation. Any employee or a paid consultant of the PDGA who is terminated from service for cause may not run for election to the Board of Directors for a period of three (3) years.

3.12 RESIGNATION AND REMOVAL. Any Director of the Corporation may resign at any time by giving written notice to the President or the Secretary of the Corporation. The resignation of any Director shall take effect upon receipt of notice thereof or at such later time as shall be specified in such notice; and, unless otherwise specified therein, the acceptance of such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective. When one or more Directors shall resign from the Board, effective at a future date, a majority of the Directors then in office, including those who have so resigned, shall have power to fill such vacancy or vacancies, the results of the vote thereon to take effect when such resignation or resignations shall become effective. Any Board member may be removed, with or without cause, upon the unanimous affirmative vote of the entire Board of Directors. Any Board member who is removed or resigns prior to the end of his or her term may not run for election to the Board of Directors for a period of three (3) years. In addition, the Board shall cause a vote of the members to be held to recall any Director upon the written petition of not less than ten percent (10%) of the Active members calling for such vote. In the event of a vote of the members regarding the recall of a Director, the proposed change shall be approved upon the affirmative vote of not less than sixty-six percent (66%) of participating voting members.

Published April 23, 2020 by authority of the PDGA Board of Directors.