The following amendments to the Bylaws of the Greenwich Republican Town Committee were adopted at a May, 2010 meeting duly called for such purpose:
Article III, Section 2: Composition of Town Committee
The Republican Town Committee shall consist of enrolled members of the Republican Party, elected as hereinafter provided. In addition, the Republican Selectmen of the Town, the Town Clerk (if Republican), the Tax Collector (if Republican), the Chairman of the Board of Education (if Republican), the Chairman of the Board of Estimate and Taxation (if Republican), the Republican Registrar of Voters, the members of the Republican State Central Committee from the Town of Greenwich, the Republican Senator and Representatives in the General Assembly of the State from the Town or any District which includes the Town, the Chairman of the State Central Committee, the members of the Republican National Committee from the State of Connecticut and any officers of the Republican Town Committee who are not elected members thereof and Presidents of Republican Clubs in the Town of Greenwich, shall be members ex-officio of the Town Committee without vote.
Each voting district may appoint five times as many associate members as there are Town Committee members in the district. Associate members shall be eligible to attend all meetings of the RTC, but without vote unless holding a proxy from an elected member. Associate members shall serve until the next election of RTC members.
Article IV, Section 2. Endorsement by Districts for Town Committee.
In the selection of party-endorsed candidates for membership of the Town Committee from any district, only the enrolled members of the Republican Party from such district may participate, in caucus, except that in the event of a tie vote, such tie shall be dissolved by majority vote at a subsequent duly convened meeting of the full Town Committee.
No member who failed to attend in person 50% of the duly noticed meetings of the Town Committee held during the first twenty months of the current term ( or in the case of members joining the Town Committee after the first meeting of the current term, 50% of such meetings since joining the Town Committee and within the first twenty months of the current term) shall be eligible for re-endorsement membership during the next succeeding term.
Article VI, Section 2. Officers of Town Committee.
(a) Only a member of the Town Committee shall serve as Chairman. The other offices may be filled by persons who are not members of the Town Committee, provided that any such other officer is elected by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present or by proxy at a duly convened meeting of the Town Committee.
(b) The officers shall have the following duties:
(i) Chairman: In addition to those duties otherwise described herein, the Chairman’s duties shall also include attending senatorial district and congressional district meetings, attending and conducting Town Committee meetings and securing a report from the state central committee member.
(ii) Vice Chairmen: The Vice Chairmen’s duties shall include attending senatorial district, congressional district, and Town Committee meetings. Upon the occurrence of a vacancy in the office of Chairman, the Vice Chairmen shall also be responsible for determining the time, date and place for a meeting to select a new Chairman, which meeting shall be called by either Vice Chairman after the vacancy occurs. If either Vice Chairman does not issue the call for the meeting within two weeks of the vacancy, the state central committee member shall call such meeting.
(iii) Treasurer: In addition to those duties described in Article III Section 5, the Treasurer shall also give a financial report at each Town Committee meeting, and ensure compliance with election finance laws by the Town Committee and instruct and assist various campaign treasurers with compliance.
(iv) Secretary: The Secretary’s duties shall include:
(A) notifying the town chair, Town Committee members, and state committee members of the time, date and place of each Town Committee meeting;
(B) keeping a record of minutes of each Town Committee meeting and see that such minutes of each meeting are acted upon by the Town Committee.
(C) keeping accurate attendance records of Town Committee meetings and reporting upon the same to the Town Committee biannually as well as indicating absences in the minutes of each Town Committee meeting.
(D) furnishing to the state party chair at least every six months a list of dates and places of all Town Committee meetings held during the previous six months;
(E) furnishing to the state party chair at least annually a list of Town Committee officers and notify the sate party chair of changes as they occur;
(F) sending true and accurate copies of local party rules and any amendments to such rules to the state party chair, indicating the date on which they were adopted, within fifteen days of such adoption.
Article VI, Section 4. Loss of Membership in Town Committee.
Any elected member of the Town Committee shall cease to be a member forthwith if he ceases to be an enrolled member of the Republican Party or if he ceases to be a resident of the voting district from which he was elected. However, in the case of changes in district lines during his term, said member shall continue to serve as a member of the Town Committee from such district until the next election of Town Committee members as set forth in Article, V Section I; or until otherwise replaced as a Town Committee member as provided for in other sections of these rules.
In the event that any Town Committee member resigns prior to the end of his term, such member shall not be eligible for membership on the Town Committee for the remainder of the calendar year in which said resignation becomes effective.
Article VI, Section 13. Removal of Town Committee Officers.
(a) The Chairman or any other officer of the Town Committee may be removed by the affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3rds) of the entire authorized membership of the Town Committee at a duly warned meeting called for that purpose by one-third (1/3rd) of the members of the Town Committee.
(b) Not less than five (5) days written notice shall be given of any meeting called under subsection (a) of this section.
(c) Proxy voting shall not be permitted in any meeting held under subsection (a) of this section.
Article VIII, Section 1. Composition of the Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chairman, Vice-Chairmen, Secretary and Treasurer of the Town Committee, and one member from each of the voting districts selected as provided in Article VII, Section 3. In addition, all district leaders, and all ex-officio members of the Town Committee (as listed in Article III Section 2), shall be members ex-officio of the Executive Committee without vote. Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be closed to non-Executive Committee members, except with the permission of the Chairman.
Article IX. Other Committees Of The Town Committee
Section 1. Committees to be appointed.
The district members shall select and appoint the following four committees:
Legislative and Rules Committee
Voter Registration Committee
Publicity and Public Affairs Committee
The Executive Committee may create and appoint such other committees as may seem advisable.
Section 2. Members of Committees.
Except as provided in Section 3, said committees shall each consist of twelve members all of whom shall be members of the Town Committee. Notwithstanding Section 3, any members of said Committees who are not members of the Town Committee shall be enrolled members of the Republican Party of the Town of Greenwich. There shall be only one (1) member from each District.
Section 3. Legislative and Rules Committee.
The Legislative and Rules Committee shall (i) consider and study such legislation affecting the Town as may be referred to it by the Chairman, the Town Committee, or the Executive Committee; (ii) recommend, propose or prepare legislation which it may deem to be necessary or beneficial to the Town; (iii) upon request and through its Chairman, advise the Chairman or other officers of the Town Committee or other Committees thereof on matters of order and parliamentary law and procedure, and (iv) when so directed by the Town Committee, undertake studies of these rules with a view to amendment or revision as hereinafter provided, and shall study any petitions submitted for amendment or revision of these rules as hereinafter provided, and shall report thereon to the Executive Committee.
Section 4. Voter Registration Committee.
The Voter Registration Committee shall be responsible for the registration of new voters and enrollments in the Republican Party on the basis of the entire town.
Section 5. Publicity and Public Affairs Committee.
The Publicity and Public Affairs Committee shall (i) have charge of all Republican publicity and submit to the Finance Committee a proposed budget for each year upon order of the Executive Committee; (ii) keep record of Party actions and prepare a record that will be informative and useful in elections; and (iii) publicize the deeds of Party officials throughout the year which are informative to the public and create good will and esteem for the Party.
Section 6. Finance Committee.
The Greenwich Republican Finance Committee shall serve as the Finance Committee of the Town Committee, with the responsibility of collecting money for the Town Committee through those members designated by the Treasurer as Solicitors pursuant to Article III, Section 5 (d).