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Voting on Proposed SIOP Bylaws Amendments December 2-January 2

11/30/2016-

by SIOP Administrative Office

SIOP recently sent members official notice of an impending vote on two proposed Society bylaws amendments:

  • The first proposed amendment provides recognition for persons elected as SIOP president-elect but who are unable to serve as president due to death or illness.
  • The second bylaw amendment eliminates an outmoded membership category (International Affiliate) and is recommended by the Membership Committee. A simple majority of voters is required for approval of the amendment.

Voting by voting SIOP members (SIOP Members, SIOP Retired Members, SIOP Fellows, SIOP retired Fellows) will begin December 2, 2016 and continue through January 2, 2017.

The complete language for the proposed amendments as well as a rationale for each proposal can be found here. Both amendments have been recommended for passage by the SIOP Executive Board of Directors. Only bylaws sections with changes are shown in the amendment language. The bylaws in their entirety, can be found here.

The vote will be conducted electronically. Voting members will be provided with a voting link on the first day of voting. Affirmative votes from a majority of those voting is required to approve the proposed bylaws amendments.

Those wishing to comment on the proposed changes or who have questions, may email Executive Director Dave Nershi at dnershi@siop.org. Comments will be compiled and shared with the Executive Board.