The PROTEC17 constitution committee has been thoughtfully combing through our union’s governing documents for over 18 months to make much needed and neccesary changes to keep our documents current, and our organization aligned with best practices. Now, the next proposed amendment will be on its way to members for a vote in May. 

The committee – consisting of members Rachael Brooks, Rachel Burlington, Ulysses Hillard, Jake Jacobovitch, Dan Santon, and Sean Simmons – presented this change to the Regional Executive Committee (REC) in February, where it was unanimously approved and motioned to go to the broader membership for a vote. This amendment would allow for electronic voting for Board elections. 

If approved, this would be the sixth constitutional amendment ratified by PROTEC17 members. Previous amendments have updated the Executive Board structure, allowed for electronic voting for Chapter and REC elections, and made some housekeeping changes, such as updating our name from PTE17 to

Next, the committee will be looking at whether updates are needed to improve Chapter meetings, structure, and funding – but they need your input first! 

Currently, we have an electronic survey open to all members to give feedback on what changes you’d like to see to how your Chapter is run – whether that be the Chapter election process, how to use Chapter funds, or how to get fellow members more engaged. Check your email for the link and send in your input by Mon., May 3.

Your participation in these decisions is pivotal to upholding our member-powered union. If you have questions, feel free to reach out via .