Please be advised that the Board of Directors of the HAWAI‘I ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® will be voting on two bylaw changes at their meeting scheduled for April 16, 2020. The meeting will be held in the Community Room of the HIUSAFCU Building, located at 1259 A‘ala Street, Honolulu, HI 96817. The meeting is set to begin at 9:30 a.m.

Change #1: Article XI – Code of Ethics: Professional Standards & Training. Recommendation to eliminate Section 11 because language is already included in Section 4.

Section 11 reads as follows:

The responsibility of the Association and of Association members relating to the enforcement of the Code of Ethics, the disciplining of members, the arbitration of disputes, and the organization and procedures incident thereto shall be governed by the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual of the Association, as from time to time amended, which by this reference is made a part of these Bylaws.

Change #2: Article X – Election of Officers. Recommendation to add Section 5.

Section 5 will read as follows:

Section 5. Nomination by Petition. Except for offices for which election is automatic, additional candidates may be nominated by petition signed by not less than one hundred (100) Members of the HAWAI‘I ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer no less than thirty (30) days prior to the date of the annual membership meeting. No candidate shall be nominated for more than one office and each candidate must signify in writing a willingness to serve if elected.

To view a copy of the bylaws, click here. In accordance with the existing Bylaws (2020), Article XIII – Notices and Amendments, Section 2. Amendments by the Board of Directors:

These Bylaws may be amended at a meeting of the Board of Directors by the affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the Directors present and qualified to vote at any meeting at a quorum is present, the substance of the such proposed amendment or amendments shall be published at least thirty (30) days in advance of the meeting. Unless a petition is received five (5) days prior to the Board of Directors meeting, bearing the signature of five percent (5%) of the membership, requesting that one or more of the proposed amendments be brought for vote before the membership, the Directors action shall be final.

Notice of adoption of any amendments to these Bylaws by the Board of Directors shall be published in official publication and/or on the official website of the Association.

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Nancy Donahue-Jones