Proposed 2017 HMAA Constitutional Amendment

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Proposed 2017 HMAA Constitutional Amendment

A vote on this amendment will take place during the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Medical Alumni Association on Friday, June 2 from 9:30-10 a.m. in the Joseph B. Martin Amphitheater in the New Research Building, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur.

Current Language

Article IV.  Officers

Section 1.  The officers of the Association shall be the President, both Presidents-Elect, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Each President-Elect will have served for two years in that capacity before becoming President for one year.

Section 2.  A President-Elect shall be elected annually. 

Section 3.  The Vice-President, the Secretary and the Treasurer shall be elected for a term of three years.

Article V.  Council

Section 1.  The Council of the Association shall consist of the eleven elected councilors, the officers of the Association (as defined in Article IV, Section 1), the immediate Past President of the Alumni Association, and the two appointed representatives to the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). 

Section 2.  Pentad Councilors shall be elected annually for a term of three years.

Article VI.  Meeting of the Association

Section 3.  The President, the Secretary and the Chairman of the Alumni Fund shall each submit to the Association at its Annual Meeting a report for the year.

Article X.  Chair of the Harvard Medical Alumni Fund

Section 1.  There shall be a Chair of the Harvard Medical Alumni Fund who shall be appointed by the Council from among those recommended by a nominating committee consisting of the Dean of the Harvard Medical School or his /her designate, the Chair of Alumni Relations, the Treasurer, and four Councilors appointed by the President of the Association.  The Chair shall be a graduate of the Harvard Medical School.  The Chair shall serve for a renewable three-year term.

Proposed Change

Article IV.  Officers

Section 1.  The officers of the Association shall be the President, President-Elect, and Vice-President.  Each President-Elect will have served for one year in that capacity before becoming President for two years.

Section 2.  The Vice-President shall be elected for a term of three years.

Article V.  Council

Section 1.  The Council of the Association shall consist of the thirteen elected councilors, the officers of the Association (as defined in Article IV, Section 1), and the two appointed representatives to the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). 

Section 2.  Pentad Councilors and Councilors-at-Large shall be elected annually for a term of three years.

Article VI.  Meeting of the Association

Section 3.  The President and the Chairman of the Alumni Fund shall each submit to the Association at its Annual Meeting a report for the year.

Article X.  Chair of the Harvard Medical Alumni Fund

Section 1.  There shall be a Chair of the Harvard Medical Alumni Fund who shall be appointed by the Council from among those recommended by a nominating committee consisting of the Dean of the Harvard Medical School or his /her designate, the Chair of Alumni Relations, and four Councilors appointed by the President of the Association.  The Chair shall be a graduate of the Harvard Medical School.  The Chair shall serve for a renewable three-year term.

For more information, please contact:
Office of Alumni Relations
(617) 384-8520
hmsalum@hms.harvard.edu

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HMAA

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