Dear Members and old Members of the European Society for Textual Scholarship,
As was communicated at previous board meetings, our Board has been working on a redrafting of our Society’s bylaws. The new proposal is now approved by the Board, and ready to be communicated to the Membership – you will find it attached. As stated in our (previous and newly proposed) bylaws, Members in good standing (i.e. who have paid their Membership dues for 2017/Alcalá or later) reserve the right to vote on changes in the bylaws. That is why we now forward our proposal to see you have any objections to our proposal.
Those who are eligible are invited to respond to the proposed bylaws by forwarding their objections to the Society’s secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) within the next two months (i.e. until 18 December 2018). Minor changes that are suggested by the Membership will be discussed by the Board, who will decide whether to adopt or reject the change. Major changes will be added to the draft and returned for consideration by the Membership. In this process, the Board reserves the right to decide what constitutes a ‘minor’ or ‘major’ change. After the period of two months has passed, the Bylaws will be considered as approved by the Membership, unless the Board decides to extend the initial period with a further month.
Although we will accept objections to the bylaws until 18 December, we would strongly encourage Members to respond to this document before this year’s Annual Members’ Meeting takes place (on Saturday 17 November 2018), where the board will reserve a slot for discussing any major changes that may have already come up, directly with the Membership.
We thank you for your input, and look forward to discussing the newly proposed bylaws with you in Prague!
All the best, on behalf of the ESTS board,
Isabel de la Cruz Cabanillas
Wout Dillen (secretary)
Jan Gielkens (treasurer)
Roland S. Kamzelak</br/>
Wim Van Mierlo (president)
Link to the proposal: https://textualscholarship.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/bylaws-of-the-european-society-for-textual-scholarship.pdf