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Attention ISACA Puget Sound Chapter Members,

The Chapter Board periodically reviews the Chapter Bylaws to identify areas of improvement. The Chapter Bylaws were benchmarked against ISACA International’s model Bylaws, with additional guidance from ISACA’s parliamentarian and legal counsel engaged by the Puget Sound Chapter Board.  This review provided valuable information about best practice, and also highlighted a need for more clarity and completeness.

The Bylaw approval process is very comprehensive. The Puget Sound Chapter Board has been working with International for over a year to update and gain approval; and we are happy to inform you that the Membership Division of ISACA International has recently approved the proposed Bylaws.

We are asking you (the membership) to review the Bylaws and provide any suggested feedback between now and April 15, 2018 to

Suggested changes will be consolidated, reviewed and approved by the Chapter Board, with final approval by the Membership Division of ISACA International.  If material changes are identified, the Bylaws will be reposted for additional review and feedback.

On May 15, 2018, the Annual General Meeting will be held in Columbia Tower, Seattle, and we will be voting for approval during the meeting.

Current Bylaws

 Proposed Bylaws, 2018

 Redline of proposed changes

The following is a summary of the most notable changes.

Article II. Purpose

This Article was rewritten to clearly state what Chapter’s purpose and objectives are.

Article III. Membership and Dues

Section 1 was renamed to Classifications and Qualifications. The definition of different types of designations have been added.

Section 3 was rewritten to describe conditions of Chapter dues. Any member who resigns shall not be entitled to a refund or pro-rated discount of his/her annual membership dues.

Section 4 was added to describe conditions of termination and suspension.

Article IV. Chapter Meetings

This Article was rewritten to reflect different meetings held. Annual General Meeting is held in May every year to select or announce the results of officer elections. We are also committed in providing notification of the Annual General Meeting at least 30 days in advance.  

Article V. Chapter Officers

This Article was rewritten to provide accurate description of Chapter Officers’ duties and their terms.

Article VII. Chapter Board

This Article  was revised to describe logistics of different meetings held and Chapter Board’s duties and financial authority.

Article XII. Amendment of Chapter Bylaws

Suggested changes to Chapter Bylaws shall be communicated to members and obtain their approvals during the Annual General Meeting.


April Mitchell, CISM, CISA,CCSK

President, Puget Sound Chapter