Changes to the current by-laws are under "General Financial Guidelines" and then "Budget Preparation."
By-laws currently state: "The Treasurers books will be audited at the end of each fiscal year. The President will appoint three SHAPE Montana members who have an understanding of financial matters to audit the books and report the audit findings to the Board at the Spring Meeting."
It is proposed by the SHAPE Montana Board to change the wording to the following: "The Treasurers books will be reviewed at the end of each fiscal year. The President will appoint three SHAPE Montana boardmembers who have an understanding of financial matters to review the books and report the review findings to the Board at the Spring Meeting."
Rationale: We have been informed that an audit is an unnecessary expense for our small non-profit organization. We feel a review process as set forth in the Financial Guidelines and Budget Preparation is sufficient for SHAPE Montana.
Voting will be done by email. Information will be sent to those on the SHAPE Montana membership list.
Who is SHAPE Montana
SHAPE Montana - Society of Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE MT) is a professional organization of educators dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles among all Montanans through the promotion of health education, physical education, lifetime fitness and recreational activities, and dance.
The mission of SHAPEMT is to provide advocacy to its members; provide a venue for presentation of research; provide information on grant opportunities; and provide professional development through conventions and workshops to its members.
It is the duty of the officers and members of SHAPEMT to actively seek out new information regarding health enhancement and education in order to ensure professional development and to communicate this information with the people of Montana.