Proposed Bylaws Amendment

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1. ARTICLE II: MEMBERSHIP
1. Section 1: Membership Types:
i.    SVYD shall have three types of membership: (1) Active Non-Voting Members; (2) Active Voting Members and (3) Associate Members.
1. Active Non-Voting Identification Guidelines: Membership shall be open to persons who are at least 14 years old and not more than 35 years old who reside or work in the Silicon Valley, and are registered with the Democratic Party, or if not eligible to vote, have pledged support to the Democratic Party. The term of Membership runs from the beginning of first General Membership Meeting in the calendar year through the end of the day immediately preceding the first General Membership Meeting the following calendar year. An Active Non-Voting Member shall be identified as members who have paid annual dues, and have attended at least two SVYD Membership Meetings and/or SVYD Events in one calendar year.
2. Voting Member Identification Guidelines: Membership shall be open to persons who are at least 14 years old and not more than 35 years old who reside or work in the Silicon Valley, and are registered with the Democratic Party, or if not eligible to vote, have pledged support to the Democratic Party. The term of Membership runs from the beginning of first General Membership Meeting in the calendar year through the end of the day immediately preceding the first General Membership Meeting the following calendar year. An Active Member shall be identified as members who have paid annual dues, and have attended at least three SVYD Membership Meetings and/or SVYD Events in one calendar year.
3. Associate Member Identification Guidelines: An Associate Member shall be identified as those whom do not qualify as members, but live within California, are registered to vote, and have paid Associate Member dues. Associate Members do not have voting privileges.
4. Section 2: Dues
i.    SVYD shall have four types of dues: (1) Active Non-Voting Member; (2) Active Voting Member; (3) Student/Low Income Active/Voting Member; (4) Associate Membership. Dues may be collected at any time and shall remain in effect for the duration of the calendar year paid.  Dues shall not be pro-rated.
1. Active Non-Voting Members shall pay annual dues of $20.00.
2. Active Voting Members shall pay annual dues of $20.00
3. The dues may be reduced by the President or Treasurer to $10.00 for students and any others of limited financial means and will be considered Active Members.
4. Associate Member dues are $100.00 annually.
5. Section 3: Active Membership Privileges
i.    All Active Non-Voting Members are entitled to the following, without limitation:
1. Eligibility to participate on any committee. Committees and subcommittees organized by officers may be composed solely of eligible individuals chosen by the organizing officer. Likewise, committees may also be open to all eligible members.
2. Attendance at all meetings of the Membership and other activities. However, attendance at some activities may be contingent upon financial contributions, admission fees or space limitations.
ii.    All Active Voting Members are entitled to the following, without limitation:
1. One vote on any issue being voted upon at any meeting of the membership. Active Voting Members shall have the power to vote upon all matters of general interest to SVYD. Notably, Active Voting Members are prohibited from voting by proxy at any meeting or in any election and only Active Members present at a meeting are entitled to vote.
2. Eligibility to participate on any committee. Committees and subcommittees organized by officers may be composed solely of eligible individuals chosen by the organizing officer. Likewise, committees may also be open to all eligible members.
3. Attendance at all meetings of the Membership and other activities. However, attendance at some activities may be contingent upon financial contributions, admission fees or space limitations.