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Governance Corner & AMTA Updates

March Board of Directors Meeting Wrap-Up

The new AMTA Board of Directors held its first face-to-face meeting of the fiscal year on March 3 in Evanston, Illinois. The board meeting followed a two-day orientation for board members and other national volunteer leaders, and featured discussion with chapter leaders about the effective use of social media and more.

Board Notes

Staff provided a financial report indicating that AMTA is in very strong financial condition. The report compared the actual results for the first ten months of FY11/12 to the board-approved budget for the same period. The final report on the fiscal year that ended February 29 will be presented after the audit is conducted. National Chapter RelationsCommittee Chair Chris Voltarel updated the board on the current status of chapter finances, reporting that all chapters had submitted their budgets on time for the close of the fiscal year.

The board also approved a credit card process for chapter presidents and treasurers to ensure that individuals did not need to use their own credit references to acquire chapter credit. 

The board agreed to amend Bylaws Article V, National Officers, Section 2. Eligibility for Candidacy D.2  so members who have volunteered for AMTA at the chapter and/or national level by expanding the eligibility requirements for the Board Member-at-Large position.

The board approved amending AMTA Bylaws, Article X Commissions, adding a new Section 5 entitled Position Statement Review Commission, and approved amending Policy and Job Descriptions. This changes the description of the previous Position Statement Review Committee to a workgroup, which best fits AMTA’s governance structure. The work of the commission will continue without change.

AMTA has been considering the possibility of a virtual House of Delegates for some time. The board agreed with a recommendation to a beta test to help determine the effectiveness of an online Delegate Forum, with feedback solicited from participants. A trial run of the Delegate Forum will begin no later than August 1, 2012.

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