ITPA Bylaw Revisions

28 June 2017


ITPA Bylaw Revisions
ITPA Bylaw Changes for Member Review
The board has heard the comments and concerns of the membership and has made two major revisions.
1. Article XIII which gave the board sweeping powers to suspend bylaws, will not be added. 
2. Article IV, Section III is re-worded to give the board some flexibility for potential members. IE: Joel Zaft at Southwest Drivetrain needing to wait 3 years to join.

Below is are the proposed changes which will be voted on by the board in 30 days:
1. Article IV, Section III - Membership applications will be accepted on board majority instead of three quarters or greater vote.
"Applicants for Primary or Associate Membership shall become Members at the discretion of the board and when approved by majority vote of the Board of Directors. Applications shall be considered by the Board only at its regularly scheduled or special meetings."
2. Article IV, Section VIII - Initially, this was a separate article but moved under Members article. For member payment delinquencies, the verbiage was changed from 3 months of issuance of invoice to 3 months of the year the dues are paying. 
Reason: It gives the ITPA office collection flexibility before involving the board.
3. The "2013-10-17 ITPA Bylaws" had many spelling errors and poor formatting. Without changing the text or the spirit of the bylaws, spelling, formatting, and structure were addressed. As a part of this change electronic methods of communication were added to make the the bylaws current.
Reason: To clean up and make the bylaws easier to read. Also, to accommodate electronic methods for association communication. 
4. Article IV, Section VII - Change of Ownership verbiage changed from having the member "reapply" to having the board "reassess" membership. 
Reason: Prevents attrition of membership. Ownership changes happen all the time and is very restrictive the way the bylaw is currently written.

Thoughts? Comments? Please email or talk to a board member or the ITPA office. We want to hear from you.
Scott Babich- Midwest Truck & Auto 
Shawn Andringa- Vander Haag's, Inc. 
Andy Mundy- S&S Truck Parts 
Sarah Anderson- Anderson Bros Inc. 
Rudy Niswanger- Consolidated Truck Parts 
Gerard Zentner- Capital Gear
Ryan Hochmiller- Active Truck Parts
Scott Tetz - ITPA Executive Director