In conjunction with the World Conference each year, IABC conducts an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to conduct association business and elect the members of the international executive board (IEB).
The 2019 AGM was held on Saturday, 8 June, from 3:30-5 p.m. PDT at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, the day before the World Conference.
Agenda and proposals
The meeting included the following:
- Approval of the 2019-2020 slate of officers
- Approval of the 2018 AGM minutes
- Approval of the IABC 2018 Final Audit Report
You can find the complete agenda here: IABC AGM 2019 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 a count of hands calculated by the Credentials Committee.
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 leaders to attend 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. Proxies are due 10 days prior to AGM. No electronic voting will take place.
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