Updates to statutes:

Article 7,  #6 states that “The Executive Committee shall appoint a representative, resident in Switzerland, to the European Union Foreign Affairs Spouses Association (EUFASA) for two years. Re-election is possible.” Our current EUFASA delegate is now posted abroad; the board feels that being abroad is actually an advantage in this role, as it gives EUFASA delegates a better understanding of the challenges faced by foreign ministry partners and spouses, the exact issues that EUFASA seeks to address. Requiring EUFASA delegates to be posted in Switzerland would also significantly reduce the number of people who could fill this role, and would result in the loss of an experienced delegate every time a partner/spouse is transferred abroad. The board therefore recommends not requiring delegates to be resident in Switzerland. Additionally, EUFASA changed their name after the statute was written, and the board therefore recommends updating EUFASA’s name to the current one. The new text would read as follows: “The Executive Committee shall appoint a representative to the European Union Foreign Affairs Spouses, Partners and Families Association (EUFASA) for two years. Re-election is possible.”

I vote to update article 7, #6 of the statutes as proposed to remove the provision that the EUFASA delegate must be resident in Switzerland, and to correct the name of EUFASA to the current name (European Union Foreign Affairs Spouses, Partners and Families Association)