All IAEM-USA Council Individual, Affiliate, and Lifetime members are invited to vote on the proposed IAEM-USA Bylaws amendments. The review period lasted for the required 30 days.
On Oct. 9, 2019, IAEM-USA voting members will receive an email announcing the start and end dates of the voting period. Your link to the online ballot will be included in that email. IAEM-USA Individual, Affiliate, and Lifetime members will have the opportunity to vote yes or no on each of the two proposed bylaws amendments. The voting period will be open for 30 days, and the deadline for voting is Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.
IAEM-USA Council Bylaws amendments require a vote of members. To pass, these proposed amendments must receive support by two-thirds of those members voting.
o Article III, Section 1, E. Student Member. The proposed changes define the purpose of Student membership, the qualifications for this category, affirms that Student members do not have voting privileges, and removes any extensions to the six-year limitation.
o Article IV, Section 3, Directors, C. The proposed change removes a Student representative on the IAEM-USA Board. Students will be represented on the Board by the regional president of the region in which they reside.
o Article IV, Section 5, Qualifications of Officers and Directors, B-1. The proposed change removes a reference to “Student Region representative.” Students are represented by their regional president.
o Article IV, Section 6, Method of Selection, F: The proposed change removes a reference to student elections.
o Article VIII, Section 1, Members in Good Standing, B. The proposed change retains the reference to the Administrative Policies and Procedures, but directly specifies that Lifetime members and Student members may not hold office.
If you did not review these documents during the 30-day review period, you are encouraged to review them prior to voting on the proposed amendments:
Questions or requests for assistance regarding voting should be emailed to Karen Thompson, IAEM elections staff liaison, at Thompson@iaem.com.