2016 Annual Membership Meeting - Proposed Bylaws Change

Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan

Membership Meeting

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Bavarian Inn

Frankenmuth, Michigan

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan (BFAAM) calls a special meeting of the Active Members of BFAAM.  The meeting shall be held at the BFAAM 20016 Fall Conference on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth, Michigan.  All active BFAAM members are invited to attend.  The purpose of the meeting shall be to:

The BFAAM Board of Directors shall propose changes to the BFAAM Bylaws for the membership to consider.  The proposed agenda for the meeting follows:

 

BFAAM Membership Meeting Agenda

  1. Opening Remarks – Dean Belisle – BFAAM President
  2. Discussion and Vote to Amend the BFAAM Bylaws*
  3. Old Business
  4. New Business
  5. Adjournment

 

The Proposed change to the by-laws is contained in the ARCTICLE II which references Applicant membership.  The proposed change is in red.

a.         Applicant Membership.  Applicant membership shall be open to any person or business entity, except a public utility or subsidiary thereof, and which shall meet the following requirements:

i.          Be engaged, as its primary source of revenue, in the burglar, security, and/or fire alarm business, and/or the installation and servicing of electrical systems supporting such business under a maintenance contract.

ii. Have been engaged in such activity described above for a period of not less than one (1) year; provided however, this requirement may be waived by the Board of Directors in the event the designated representatives of such applicant member shall have been a regular member in the Association for at least one (1) year preceding the date of such application.

iii. Agree to conduct their business in accordance with the Code of Ethics (as amended from time to time) of the Association.

iv. Have first complied with the provisions of MCLA 338.1051 et seq as amended (more commonly known as the Private Security Guard Act of 1968) or have first complied with the provisions of MCLA 338.881 (more commonly known as the Electrical Administrative Act of 1956), or have first complied with MCLA 338.2181 – 338.2187 (more commonly known as the Security Alarms Act of 2012), or have an application for a license pending, but in good standing prior to February 1, 1981.

An applicant member shall be entitled to all the benefits of the Association, except holding of office, and shall not have voting status.

An applicant member shall be entitled to all the benefits of the Association, except holding of office, and shall not have voting status.

b.             Regular Membership.  Regular membership in the Association shall be open to any individual, partnership, firm or corporation engaged primarily in the business of installing burglar, security or fire alarm services, pursuant to a contract of maintenance and/or service for a period of at least one (1) year preceding the date of application for membership. Regular members must maintain the qualifications of an applicant member.

 

* - the proposed changes to the BFAAM Bylaws can also be found on the BFAAM website (www.bfaam.org) for review and will be distributed to members at the Membership Meeting.