AANA Bylaw Changes

Published Nov 13, 2017

The AANA Bylaws Committee, chaired by James Chow, MD are proposing two bylaws changes.  The proposed changes would expand the benefits/eligibility for international members and would expand the responsibilities of the Finance Committee.  The proposed language changes are as follows:

Article II – Membership

Section 3.07 Specific Requirements for Membership Categories

g. International Members: Medical and osteopathic doctors certified by the Orthopedic Board or college in the country where they practice or had training that corresponds to that required by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the Consejo Mexicano de Orthopedia are eligible for membership as international members.  International members shall pay dues to the association.  International members shall have no voting rights and may not hold office, but and may serve on committees.

Article IV – Committees

Section 9.01 Standing Committees

c. Finance Committee: There shall be a Finance Committee which will be composed of the President, Treasurer, First Vice President, and Second Vice President of the association, two (2) members of the Board of Directors who shall be appointed by the President, and representation from the AANA Education Foundation subject to approval by the AANA Board of Directors.  The Finance Committee shall prepare for approval, by the Board of Directors, an annual budget for the association and shall make recommendations for financing the long-range plans of the association.  In addition, the Finance Committee shall have responsibility for the oversight of the AANA and AANA Education Foundation’s investment strategy and policies.  This will include but not be limited to management and oversight of the investment manager and the investments of AANA and the AANA Education Foundation.

In order to implement the proposed changes, we need to conduct a vote of the membership.  In accordance with the Bylaws, the Bylaws Committee has opted to conduct the voting electronically.  Please cast your vote on or before OCTOBER 27, 2017 using the link below.  For any desired changes to be implemented, we need to have 66% of the eligible to vote.    

Cast your vote: www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZF7XPD5