2017 Annual General Meeting | Miami, Florida | September 27, 2017
Board Nomination and Proxy Documentation
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is Gray Line's official business meeting and this year, it will take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, as part of our Annual convention in Miami. This session is only open to Licensees. This year, there will be two matters requiring a vote of the Licensees:
1. Election of New Board Members
Six new directors will be elected from those Licensees duly nominated. For complete information, please see the Board Nomination Documents
2. Proposed Amendments to the Gray Line Bylaws
The Gray Line Bylaws are the set of corporate covenants governing the operation of Gray Line Worldwide. As this document serves as the foundation of our organization, it does not change often and when it does, it is the responsibility of all Licensees to review and vote on any changes. The process is very deliberate and involves much work performed by both the Bylaws Committee and the full Board of Directors. The proposed amendments being presented in 2017 are the work product of several months of work, ten iterations of the document, four (4) meetings of the Bylaws Committee (Howard Helmken, Chair - Asheville; Gary Driver - Melbourne; Fernando Barbachano - Cancun; Greg Hoffman - New Orleans; Alejandro Vazquez - Argentina; and Gudrun Thorisdottir - Iceland), and two board review sessions involving all members of the Gray Line Board of Directors.
At both the Bylaws Committee and full board level, there is a great deal of diversity in terms of company size, geographic representation and types of business operations. As such, the final document truly reflects and supports the diverse collection of independent businesses that make up the Gray Line Association who, through their hard work and dedication to the art of sightseeing, continue to make Gray Line the world's largest and most respected sightseeing organization.
About the Process
On Wednesday, September 27, the Bylaws Committee Chair, Howard Helmken, and the CEO, Brad Weber, will present the draft amendments to the Licensees in attendance at the AGM. Following the presentation, Mr. Helmken will make a motion to approve the draft amendments, which will then require a second from the Licensees. Once the motion is duly made and seconded, there may be additional discussion prior to calling for a voice vote on the motion. If the motion is approved by a an affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the Licensees who are present and entitled to vote (in person or by proxy), the amendments will be incorporated into the Bylaws with immediate effect. Should the motion fail to achieve a 2/3 affirmative vote, the draft amendments to each Article will be presented for a vote one by one.
If you are unable to attend the meeting in Miami in person this year, please make sure your voice is heard by nominating someone to be your proxy and vote on your behalf. After reviewing the information presented at right, please click on the Proxy Link, complete the Proxy Form and submit it electronically to Gray Line Worldwide to ensure it gets entered into the corporate record for the meeting.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Brad Weber at +1 303 669 2393, or via email at email@example.com.