IABC

Annual General Meeting

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Each year IABC conducts an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to conduct association business and elect the members of the international executive board (IEB).

The 2020 AGM will be held virtually on 25 June 2020 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. PT.

Agenda  and proposals 

The meeting will include the following:

  • Approval of the 2020-2021 slate of officers
  • Approval of the 2019 AGM minutes  
  • Approval of the IABC 2019 Final Audit Report
  • Approval of the following change to the IABC Bylaws:
    • Section 4. Audit and Risk Committee
      • Current bylaw:
        • Appointment and Composition. An Audit Committee of five members shall be appointed by the Executive Board Chair. The Committee shall consist of two IABC members who are not members of the Executive Board, and who are not employed by IABC; one trustee on the Board acting as Trustee,; and two Executive Board directors who are not officers of the Association and are not members of the Finance Committee. Committee members who no longer meet these requirements must resign from the Committee. Committee members shall serve one-year terms and may be reappointed for a second consecutive term.
      • Proposed bylaw change:
        • Appointment and Composition. An Audit & Risk Committee of five members shall be appointed by the Executive Board Chair. The Committee shall consist of the committee chair who serves as the director at large on the Executive Committee and does not serve on the Finance Committee, two to three IABC members who are not members of the Executive Board, who are not employed by IABC or the association management company associated with IABC, and who do not sit on the Finance Committee; one trustee on the Board acting as Trustee,; and two one Executive Board director who is not an officer of the Association and is not a member of the Finance Committee. Committee members who no longer meet these requirements must resign from the Committee. Committee members shall serve one-year terms and may be reappointed for a second consecutive term.

You can find the complete agenda here: IABC AGM 2020 Agenda

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.

Quorum

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.

Representation 

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. Proxies are due 10 days prior to AGM. All voting will take place electronically in advance of the AGM.

If you have any questions, please email governance@iabc.com.