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By-LawsupdateSMPG MeetingFrankfurt, 23.04.2013
By-laws update
Voted on new by-laws in August 2012Changes for the voting process for by-laws and Steering Committee membersFirst meeting nowin Frankfurt with the new rules to be appliedShort overview on what stays, what changesQuestions/Answer session
23.04.2013
By-Laws Update
What stays? What are the intentions?
Name – unchangedMission – unchangedOrganisation– unchanged for:A National Market Practice GroupsD Nominee Minimum RequirementsIn all other chapters there were changes, which were deemed to be necessary for further clarification or to make the processes more transparent.The intention was further to make more use of our general meetings and emphasise the importance to be physically present.Proxy Voting will be possible – rules are clarified in the bylaws
23.04.2013
By-Laws Update
Bylaws changes
IIIB 4. Voting for changes of the SMPG bylaws:Changes to the bylaws will be voted upon at GlobalSMPGmeetings with proxy voting possible.Samerules apply – a ¾ majority must be reached –oneNMPG – one vote.IV B 2. Implementation processAsdiscussed during the past SMPGs:Clarificationon when a SMPG MP document is finalandvalid. Timeline when it will be released, which isalignedto the SWIFT Standards release cycle, withtheoption to ad hoc correct obvious mistakes
23.04.2013
By-Laws Update
Steering CommitteeElections
Changes:Terms: 2 yearsstart/end is the spring SMPG meetingContinuity:Staggered approach i.e. Chair/Vice Chair, Regional Director positionsReplacement:In case a Steering committee member needs to relinquish – interim vote by e-mail for new oneAsia Pacific Director (Japanese): Election will take place locallyone month prior to the meeting. Results will be presented by the JP NationalConvenorat the SMPG Meeting
23.04.2013
By-Laws Update
Preparation of the voting
Candidatesmustapplyatleast4weeksbeforetheSpring SMPGmeetingwith the usual documentationRequirement of physical presence of the candidateClarification on who can vote:All Steering Committee Members not running for the subject election + SWIFT StandardsRegional Director: all NMPGs in that regionChair/Vice Chair: all NMPGsEach NMPG has one vote onlyJapanese Regional Director: As described before
23.04.2013
By-Laws Update
Ballot vs. show of hands
Ifonlyonecandidate:Show of handsMorethan onecandidate:Ballotwith names in alphabetical order with Yes/NoWinning nominee must receiveat least 50%of the votes.In case no one got the 50% - the 2 candidateswith the most votes from the first ballotgo forsecond roundIf there is no majority for one of the candidates –third round by Steering committee only– in case of tie, the SMPG Chairdecides.
23.04.2013
By-Laws Update
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