VOTA is Virginia's leading organization for occupational therapy practitioners and students. VOTA is committed to advocating for and further developing the profession of occupational therapy in our state.

It is time to review our bylaws.  According to our current bylaws, this is how we handle making amendments.

Article XIII.  Amendments

Section 1.  These Bylaws may be amended and/or revised at any time by a two-thirds vote of the Board or by a majority vote of the membership present (if a quorum is met.  The Board vote or membership vote may be conducted electronically through electronic mail and/or an internet-based survey instrument, as determined by the Board.  The quorum for an electronic membership vote to amend the Bylaws shall be 10% of the voting members.  In the event of a conflict between a vote of the Board and a vote of a majority of the members, the vote of the membership shall prevail.

Section 2.  Notice of any proposed amendment shall be sent to Board members and voting members via electronic mail and VOTA website at least 30 days prior to the deadline for voting.   

Section 3.  30 days prior to a Board vote on an amendment to the Bylaws, the President shall provide to voting members, via electronic mail and VOTA website, an explanation of the proposed amendment and encourage them to contact any member of the Board if there is a question or concern and advise them of their opportunity to initiate a membership vote to reverse the amendment if it is adopted by the Board.           

Section 4.  Any member in good standing may propose an amendment to the Bylaws.


To review our bylaws, check out the following documents. If you have any comments or questions, please email the committee doing this important work.  The board will vote on the changes on June 28th, so please share any thoughts by June 15th. 

Suggested Full Bylaws

Side by Side Chart of Proposed Changes

Bylaws Changes Narrative

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