Each year IABC conducts an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to conduct association business and elect the members of the international executive board (IEB).
The 2022 AGM will be held at the Marriott Marquis in New York City from 4:00 -5:45 p.m. ET on 26 June. All current members are invited to attend the AGM and do not need to be registered for the World Conference.
Agenda and proposals
The 2022 AGM agenda will include the following:
- Approval of the 2022-2023 Slate of Officers
- Approval of the 2021 AGM Minutes
- Approval of the 2020 and 2021 Audit Reports
- Approval of changes to the IABC Bylaws
- Article 2, Section 2: IABC memberships are held by individuals
, not organizations, and include:
- Article 2, Section 4: (c) Length of Membership. Membership term is for a minimum of one year, and dues are assessed on a yearly basis
, effective from the date of joining or renewal.
- Article 9, Section 2: The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers and one International Executive Board director
appointed by the Chair. The Chair of the International Executive Board shall chair the Executive Committee.
- Release of IABC's 2021-2022 Annual Report
Participation and voting rights
Those eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting are members of the executive board, chapter delegates, region delegates, and member-at-large delegates, with each holding one vote.
Voting on all matters, including amendment of bylaws and the election of executive board directors or officers, will be executed by an online vote calculated by the Credentials Committee. Results of the vote will be shared by the Credentials Committee Chair at the AGM.
Members of the 2022 Credentials Committee include:
- Robin McCasland, SCMP, IABC Fellow Committee Chair
- Camilla Osborne, Africa Region
- Katherine Loftus, APAC Region
- Carmen Wright, Canada West Region
- Simon Monger, SCMP, EMENA Region
- Jackiedra Wilson, MSOL, Heritage Region
At the Annual General Meeting, a quorum consists of a majority of the total professional membership of IABC as represented by region, chapter and member-at-large delegates and by those holding proxies for absent delegates. To ensure quorum is achieved, IABC encourages all chapters to participate in voting for the AGM.
Shall those eligible to vote choose not to participate in the Annual General Meeting personally, they may assign their vote by written proxy to another member of the same organizational unit, to the appropriate region delegate, or to any executive board member. All voting will take place electronically in advance of the AGM.
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