Voting results – election of officers and bylaws amendments

Voting closed on Wednesday, 17 September, for the election of IAMSLIC officers and the consideration of four amendments to the Bylaws. The results are as follows:

IAMSLIC President-Elect 2010-11: Marci Croy-Vanwely

IAMSLIC Treasurer 2008-10: Sandra Abbott Stout

Amendment 1.  Shall Article VI – Regional Groupings of the IAMSLIC Bylaws be amended as follows:
Section 4: Maintaining Regional Status.
The DELETE: “REGIONAL GROUP”, INSERT: “MEMBERSHIP DATABASE MANAGER” will provide a membership list annually to the Executive Board. The Executive Board will review the list every two (2) years to determine if regional status for any Regional Group should continue.

Yes: 107
No: 6

Rationale: The annual census numbers are provided to the Executive Board by the Membership Database Manager. This change to the Bylaws simply reflects the change in reporting responsibilities.

Amendment 2. Shall Article VII – Officers of the IAMSLIC Bylaws be amended as follows:
Section 4: Expenses of Officers DELETE: “, THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR” and the Proceedings Editor.
Officers of the Association DELETE: “, THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR” and the Proceedings Editor shall not receive compensation for their day-to-day services to the Association. The Executive Board may, however, set an amount annually to support officers’ DELETE: “AND/OR THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR’S” and/or the Proceedings Editor’s attendance at the annual business meeting of the Association, the amount to be not more than thirty percent (30%) of revenue derived from membership dues during that fiscal year.

Yes: 106
No: 6

Rationale: IAMSLIC ceased publishing a newsletter with issue number 107 in February 2008.  This change to the bylaws will reflect that IAMSLIC no longer has a newsletter editor.

Amendment 3. Shall Article IX – Other Official Positions of the IAMSLIC Bylaws be amended as follows:
DELETE: “Section 1: Newsletter Editor. There shall be a Newsletter Editor responsible for the preparation of the IAMSLIC Newsletter. The Newsletter Editor shall be appointed by the President, with the approval of the Executive Board, and shall serve at the pleasure of the President.”
RENUMBER REMAINING SECTIONS 2, 3 AND 4 TO BE SECTIONS 1, 2 AND 3.

Yes: 105
No: 6

Rationale: IAMSLIC ceased publishing a newsletter with issue number 107 in February 2008.  This change to the bylaws will reflect that IAMSLIC no longer has a newsletter editor.

Amendment 4. Shall Article III – Membership of the IAMSLIC Bylaws be amended as follows:
Section 3: Dues.
Dues shall be established by the Executive Board, and shall be payable to the Association INSERT: “OR REGIONAL GROUP” on or before February 1.

Yes: 102
No: 11

Rationale and Impact: Voting “YES” will retain the federated regional group structure implemented in 2006 in which Regional Groups can collect dues in their native currency and retain 70 percent of their membership dues income to allocate as they see fit.  Voting “NO” will eliminate the federated structure and return IAMSLIC to its former method of operation.

Congratulations to our new officers and many thanks to the Nominations Committee for all of their efforts and to Jen Walton, our second candidate for President-Elect.

–Steve Watkins

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