Please be advised the Bristol County Board of Directors recommend the following changes to  our county bylaws:

Current Bristol County Bylaw:

  • Article V, Section 3, Quorum: Seven (7) members of Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business of this County Farm Bureau. A minority of members of the Board present at any meeting may, in the absence of a quorum, adjourn to a later date.

Proposed Change:

  • Article V, Section 3, Quorum: Quorum for a Bristol County Board of Directors meeting shall be five (5) Bristol County Directors who are paid and in good standing and who are present during the meeting (In person, via telephone, or virtually).

 Current Bristol County Bylaw:

  • Article IV, Section 5, Quorum: Thirty (30) voting members in good standing shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any and all business at any Annual of Special Meeting. A favorable vote of a majority of such members present in a quorum shall be necessary for the determination of any matter except that any lesser number of such members make a motion of adjournment.

Proposed Change:

  • Article IV, section 5, Quorum: Quorum for a Bristol County Annual or Special Meeting shall be one more than half the number of members whose dues have been paid and who are otherwise in good standing and present during the meeting (in person, by telephone or virtually).
These amendments will allow the county to conduct business with a reduced quorum at our annual meeting. The new bylaws will also be more consistent with other counties.
A special meeting will be conducted virtually on April 8, 2021 at 7:00PM. If you have any questions or comments between now and April 10 please contact Darrin Mendes 508 958 5493 or dtm777@comcast.net.