Deaf-parented Member-at-Large Bylaws Amendment

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Deaf-parented Member-at-Large Bylaws Amendment

RESULTS of Deaf-Parented Member-at-Large Bylaws Amendment Referendum Announced
(November 25, 2013)              

Signed Announcement>>

RID Members:

We now share the results of the Deaf-Parented Member-at-Large position on the RID Board of Directors.  The voting period started September 15th and ended November 15th.  Of all votes cast, 2/3 in favor is required for the motion to pass.

President Whitcher worked with RID’s Parliamentarian to confirm the following numbers.

Total number of votes cast: 1,283
2/3 totals (66.6666%): 856

Total votes in favor: 851
Total votes opposed: 432

Motion fails.


The Vote for the Deaf-Parented Member-at-Large Bylaws Amendment Referendum closed on November 15, 2013. The results of this vote will be announced on November 25, 2013.

Update: October 16, 2013 (RID Board: DPMAL Vote to Continue) Read more>>

Motion A from the 2013 RID Business Meeting requires a Bylaws Referendum of all certified and associate members related to the addition of a Deaf-Parented Member-at-Large position on the RID Board of Directors.  Vote open September 15, 2013 through November 15, 2013.

Process for Deaf-Parented Member-at-Large Bylaws Referendum:

Signed Announcement>>

This motion originally came before the membership at the 2011 Business meeting, motion 2011.04. The referendum, first reported as having passed, failed.  During the 2013 Business meeting, a motion was submitted to re-vote on the matter.  Motion A, not yet assigned a motion number as of September 11, 2013, passed.  The membership is now presented with the following motion for vote:

Available for review on the RID Website:

Voting Procedures:

  • Vote begins September 15, 2013
  • Vote ends November 15. 2013
  • Announcement of results done by November 25, 2013
  • Certified and Associate members in good standing and a member of an affiliate chapter may vote
  • The motion which amends the bylaws requires an affirmative vote of 2/3 of those who vote

To vote (vote open September 15, 2013 – November 15, 2013):

  • Log into your RID account
  • Under account information: click “Vote”
  • Click “Deaf Parented MAL Board Position
  • Select you response (in favor or opposed)
  • Click Submit

Please contact Ryan Butts for questions specific to the voting process.  Ryan’s email address is  For questions on matters not related to the voting process, such as the bylaws, please contact the board directly.  You can email RID President Dawn Whitcher at

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