In February, the membership voted to approve of a new set of bylaws for NASW, as required by NY state government regulations for nonprofit corporations, except for a passage that dealt with disciplinary procedures, Article VIII. Members voted to create an ad hoc committee to further discuss and develop a draft for Article VIII. Co-chairs of the committee are Dan Ferber, a board member, and John Gever. They solicited volunteers from a general call to membership. Other members of the committee are: David Lawrence, Jennie Dusheck, Melissa Blouin, David Levine, Norman Bauman. Once the committee's work is concluded and the president, Mariette DiChristina, and others have commented, the Article will go to an attorney for review and adjustments (if needed). The amendment will then be voted on at the next annual meeting in early November in New Haven, Conn.; as usual, members may vote in person or by proxies.