For those members eligible to cast a vote but have not yet done so, please be aware that final voting for the One Member, One Vote issue ends this Saturday, June 17. Make your vote known by exercising your right and casting your ballot.
One Member, One Vote, is an initiative that followed extensive study, review and open discussion over the last two years and which was unanimously voted on by the IAVM Board of Directors to bring forward proposed changes to the bylaws that would make the Association more inclusive and diverse in its decision making.
As a means to incorporate the perspective of all IAVM members, these changes would allow every member of IAVM equal opportunity to engage in the Association through the right to vote. These proposed changes must be approved by two-thirds of the current voting members of IAVM.
For the past seven weeks, IAVM News has spotlighted various individuals and their comments about One Member, One Vote. These individuals include past IAVM chairs, young professionals and Allied members, all of whom have a stake in the future business of the Association.
Ballots were sent by email to all eligible voting members. If you have not voted and unable to locate your ballot, please contact Rosanne Duke immediately at Rosanne.firstname.lastname@example.org to get a ballot and to vote on this very important item before the membership.