I think that *if* proposed amendments can be drawn up, clearly and concisely organized, and ready for a vote at the upcoming meeting, it might as well be done. The window of time before the legal notice of the meeting is sent out is closing, though. If the agenda and proxy documents need changed after that, another notice will need to be sent out. I'm not sure if there's a minimum number of days before a meeting that notices need to be given, but I will find out. Remember too that for any member who has not expressly granted consent to receive notices by email, these sorts of things do need to go out via U.S. Mail.
My biggest fear, which I suggest we take pains to avoid, is that the upcoming meeting will degenerate into a disorganized shouting match, and nothing productive will come of it. We have a large group, and very little experience in moderating a large group discussion. That is why I say that any proposed amendments need to be ready as quickly as possible. Under ideal circumstances, we should be able to bring the meeting to order, vote on the ballot items presented, and adjourn. If there's room in there for some brief discussion, great. I just want to see everyone walk out of the meeting secure in the knowledge that the group, as a whole, is getting what it wants. As individuals, not everyone will be happy with the direction that is taken, but at least that direction will be chosen fairly.
Am I making sense here, folks? I generally hesitate to get too involved in the politics, but dammit, I can't afford for this group to lose cohesion and risk falling apart. I want to see people working together and getting this whole mess figured out. I want the outcome that satisfies as many people as possible, and I want everyone to feel that their voice has been heard. I go to the Hack Factory because I have neither the space or the money for the kinds of tools I want to use. I go and hang around because I want to be able to discuss my project ideas with people who won't just give me blank stares. Now that I've found group of peers who have similar interests to me, and actually understand WTF I'm talking about most of the time, I am not willing to lose that.
If it ain't broke, your version is outdated.