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PROPOSED TAPPI BYLAWS AMENDMENT

In accordance with the TAPPI Bylaws, notice of proposed amendments to the Bylaws must be provided to the membership for comment thirty days prior to action by the Board of Directors. Publication in Solutions! and on the Association's website constitutes formal notice. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors will consider the proposed amendments to the TAPPI Bylaws described below. If you would like to view the Bylaws in their entirety, please visit www.tappi.org or call TAPPI's Member Connection Center at 1-800-332-8686 (US), 1-800-446-9431 (Canada) or +1-770-446-1400 for a printed copy. Comments regarding these Bylaws changes should be directed either in writing or electronically to the TAPPI Executive Director, 15 Technology Parkway South, Norcross, Georgia, 30092 USA, 770-209-7317 (fax), or bylaws@tappi.org. Comments should be received on or before Monday, November 1, 2004.
BYLAWS AUGUST 27, 2004 REVISIONS

CURRENT BYLAWS PROPOSED CHANGES

ARTICLE III--Membership Classes ARTICLE III--Membership Classes
Section 1. The membership of the Section 1. The membership of the
Association shall consist of the Association shall consist of the
following classification, which are following classifications, which
defined as follows for purposes of are defined as follows for
these Bylaws and the Association's purposes of these Bylaws and the
affairs. Association's affairs.
 Member -- An individual engaged in Member -- An individual who is
 work in the paper and related or has been engaged in work in
 industries, including academic the paper and related
 institutions. industries, including academic
 institutions.
 Associate Member -- An individual Associate Member -- An
 under 26 years of age who is individual under 26 years of age
 engaged in work in the paper and who is engaged in work in the
 related industries. paper and related industries.
 Student Member -- An individual Student Member -- An individual
 who is a fulltime student and a who is a fulltime student and a
 candidate for a degree in an candidate for a degree in an
 accredited science and/or accredited science and/or
 engineering school. engineering school.
 Affiliate Member -- An individual Affiliate Member -- An
 or organization who is interested individual or organization who
 in the purposes of the Association is interested in the purposes of
 and either is not qualified or the Association and either is
 does not wish to become a Member, not qualified or does not wish
 Associate Member, or Student to become a Member, Associate
 Member. Member, or Student Member.
 Sustaining Member -- An Sustaining Member -- An
 organization, firm or institution organization, firm or
 actively engaged in the institution actively engaged in
 manufacture or conversion of pulp, the manufacture or conversion of
 paper, paperboard or related pulp, paper, paperboard or
 products or in supplying raw related products or in supplying
 materials, equipment or services raw materials, equipment or
 to manufacturers or converters of services to manufacturers or
 those products. The Sustaining converters of those products.
 Member shall designate an employee The Sustaining Member shall
 to act on behalf of the Sustaining designate an employee to act on
 Member with respect to the behalf of the Sustaining Member
 Association's affairs, including with respect to the
 voting. Association's affairs, including
 voting.
ARTICLE VIII--Nomination and ARTICLE VIII--Nomination and
Election of Officers and Directors Election of Officers and Directors
Section 1. The Nominating/Honors Section 1. The Nominating
Committee shall be appointed Committee shall be appointed
annually by the President with the annually by the President with
advice and consent of the Board. The the advice and consent of the
Committee shall be chaired by the Board. The Committee shall be
immediate Past President and shall chaired by the immediate Past
consist of past members of the Board President and shall consist of
of Directors. The members will be past members of the Board of
announced not later than 60 days Directors. The members will be
after the close of the Association's announced not later than 60 days
annual meeting. The Executive after the close of the
Director shall notify the members of Association's annual meeting. The
their appointment. Executive Director shall notify
Section 2. Members of the Board of the members of their appointment.
Directors shall be ineligible for Section 2. Members of the Board of
appointment to the Nominating/Honors Directors shall be ineligible for
Committee. appointment to the Nominating
Section 3. Nominations for Committee.
President, Vice President, and Section 3. Nominations for
appropriate Directors' vacancies President, Vice President, and
shall be made by the Nominating/ appropriate Directors' vacancies
Honors Committee between June 15 and shall be made by the Nominating
August 1 of the year preceding the Committee between June 15 and
commencement of the terms of the August 1 of the year preceding the
positions for which nominations are commencement of the terms of the
required. positions for which nominations
Section 4. On or before May 15 are required.
individual members or member groups Section 4. On or before May 15
may submit to the Nominating/Honors individual members or member
Committee the names of individuals groups may submit to the
as candidates for the Board of Nominating Committee the names of
Directors. The candidates shall be individuals as candidates for the
drawn from the Association's member Board of Directors. The candidates
groups and be Members of the shall be drawn from the
Association. Association's member groups and be
Section 5. On or before August 1 of Members of the Association.
each year the Nominating/Honors Section 5. On or before August 1
Committee shall have made at least of each year the Nominating
one nomination for each vacancy on Committee shall nominate at least
the Board and secured the written one nominee for each Board
consent of each nominee to such position to be filled at the next
appointment. On or before September annual meeting. The Nominating
1 announcement of the nominations Committee shall secure the written
shall be published in Solutions/ consent of each nominee to such
magazine and posted on TAPPI's nomination. On or before September
website. 1, an announcement of the
 nominations shall be published in
 Solutions! magazine and posted on
 TAPPI's website.
ARTICLE X--Board Committees ARTICLE X--Board Committees
Section 1. The Board of Directors is Section 1. The Board of Directors
empowered to establish committees of is empowered to establish
the Board for the purpose of committees of the Board for the
carrying out activities of the purpose of carrying put activities
Association. Nominating/Honors, of the Association. Nominating,
Executive, Audit and Finance Executive, and Audit Committees
Committees shall be appointed each shall be appointed each year.
year.
ARTICLE XI--Executive Committee ARTICLE XI--Executive Committee
Section 2. The Executive Committee Section 2. The Executive Committee
shall consist of the President, Vice shall consist of the President,
President, and Executive Director Vice President, and Executive
(ex officio) and not less than one Director (each ex officio) and not
nor more than three other members of less than one nor more than three
the Board of Directors as may be other members of the Board of
appointed by the Board of Directors. Directors as may be appointed by
The Finance Committee Chair will the Board of Directors,
also serve on the Executive [begin strikethrough]The Finance
Committee in an ex-officio capacity. Committee Chair will also serve
The President shall serve as on the Executive Committee in an
chairman of this committee. In the ex officie capacity.
President's absence or inability to [end strikethrough] The President
serve, this duty shall be assumed by shall serve as chairman of this
the Vice President, or in the Vice committee. In the President's
President's absence, the President's absence or inability to serve,
designee. this duty shall be assumed by the
 Vice President, or in the Vice
 President's absence, the
 President's designee.
 Add new Sections 6 & 7 from
 current Article XIII--Finance
 Committee Sections 2 & 3
 Section 6. The Executive Committee
 shall be responsible for
 recommending an annual budget to
 the full Board, monitoring of
 results, and overseeing the fiscal
 condition of the Association.
 Section 7. The transfer of funds
 from the investment reserves to
 the Association's operating
 budget shall be consistent with
 the annual budget and require
 authorization by the Chair of the
 Executive Committee. Notice of
 such transfers and the reasons
 therefore shall be provided
 promptly to all members of the
 Executive Committee.
ARTICLE XIII--Finance Committee ARTICLE XIII. Deleted. Sections 2
Section 1. The Finance Committee & 3, as modified, become new
shall consist of at least three Sections 6 & 7 of Article XI.
members of the Board of Directors,
the Executive Director and two to
six current Members of the
Association. The Finance Committee
shall be appointed by the President
with the advice and consent of the
Board of Directors. The Chair of the
Finance Committee will be an
ex-officio member of the Executive
Committee.
Section 2. The Finance Committee
shall be responsible for budget
preparation, monitoring of results,
and overseeing the fiscal condition
of the Association.
Section 3. The transfer of funds
from the investment reserves to the
Association's operating budget shall
require authorization by the Chair
of the Executive Committee. Such
transfers may be authorized from
time to time to provide funds for
long-term capital expenditures or to
offset short-term fluctuations in
the annual operating budget.
ARTICLE XIV--Operating Committee ARTICLE XIV. Deleted
Section 1. In order to provide
direction, planning, programming and
coordination of the activities of
the member groups of the
Association, an Operating Committee
shall be established. This committee
shall report to the President of the
Association
Section 2. The Vice President will
be the Chair of the Operating
Committee.
Section 3. The Operating Committee
shall meet at such times as may be
required adequately to carry out its
responsibilities as directed by its
Chair.
ARTICLE XV--Member Groups ARTICLE XV--Member Groups
Section 1. The President, or his/her renumbered
designee upon the recommendation of ARTICLE XIII--Member Groups
the Chair of the Operating Section 1. The President or his/
Committee, shall appoint all member her designee shall appoint all
group leaders. member group leaders.
ARTICLE XVI--Student Chapters ARTICLE XVI--Student Chapters
Section 1. The President, upon the renumbered
recommendation of the Operating ARTICLE XIV--Student Chapters
Committee, may establish or Section 1. The President may
terminate student chapters. establish or terminate student
Section 2. The activities of the chapters.
student chapters shall be consistent Section 2. The activities of the
with the Regulations Governing student chapters shall be
Student Chapters, which shall be consistent with the Regulations
established by the Operating Governing Student Chapters, which
Committee. shall be established by the
 Executive Committee.
ARTICLE XVII--Awards ARTICLE XVII--Awards renumbered
Section 1. The Board of Directors ARTICLE XV--Awards
may annually, by a vote of two- Section 1. The Board of Directors
thirds of the members present at a may annually, by a vote of two-
regular or special meeting, based thirds of the members present at a
upon the recommendation of the regular or special meeting, based
Nominating/Honors Committee award upon the recommendation of the
the Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Nominating Committee, award the

Award to an individual who has made Gunnar Nichalson Gold Medal Award
preeminent scientific and to an individual who has made
engineering achievements of proven preeminent scientific and
commercial significance in the pulp, engineering achievements of proven
paper, board, and forestry commercial significance in the
industries. pulp, paper, board, and forestry
Section 2. The Board of Directors industries.
may annually, by a vote of two- Section 2. The Board of Directors
thirds of the members present at a may annually, by a vote of two-
regular or special meeting, based thirds of the members present at a
upon the recommendation of the regular or special meeting, based
Nominating/Honors Committee award upon the recommendation of the
the Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Nominating Committee award the
Service Award to an individual who Herman L. Joachim Distinguished
has performed butstanding service to Service Award to an individual who
the Association, including its has performed outstanding service
councils, committees, divisions, to the Association, including its
sections, chapters, and programs. councils, committees, divisions,
Section 3. The Board of Directors sections, chapters, and programs.
may, by a vote of two-thirds of the Section 3. The Board of Directors
members present at a regular or may, by a vote of two-thirds of
special meeting, based upon the the members present at a regular
recommendation of the Nominating/ or special meeting, based upon the
Honors Committee, confer the title recommendation of the Nominating
of Fellow upon any ten-year member Committee, confer the title of
of the Association who has Fellow upon any ten-year member of
contributed meritoriously to the the Association who has
Association or to the industry or to contributed meritoriously to the
its technology. Association or to the industry or
 to its technology.
ARTICLE XVIII--Indemnification ARTICLE XVIII--Indemnification
 renumbered ARTICLE XVI--
 Indemnification
 Text remains unchanged.
ARTICLE XIX--Amendments ARTICLE XIX--Amendments renumbered
 to ARTICLE XVII--Amendments Text
 remains unchanged.
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