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Two Bylaws Amendments, 11 Resolutions Approved at AIA Convention
The delegates at the AIA 2012 National Convention approved the following amendments to the Institute’s bylaws by two-third majority vote:
1. Bylaws Amendment 12-A changes the eligibility requirements for Emeritus membership. Under the new requirements, an Architect member must have been in good standing for 15 successive years immediately prior to applying for Emeritus status, and must either be 70 years old and retired from the profession of architecture, or so incapacitated as to be unable to work in the profession. (Similar requirements apply for Associate members applying for Emeritus status.)
2. Bylaws Amendment 12-B authorizes the Board of Directors to establish a new International Region, including all geographic areas outside the United States and its territories.
In addition, the delegates approved the following resolutions by majority vote:
• 12-1, Resolution on Associate Service, requests the Board to take appropriate action to put forth Bylaws amendments at the AIA 2013 National Convention to allow each component to have the discretion, but not the obligation, to include Associate and International Associate members as officers of that component.
• 12-2, Component Allied Benefits Change, requests the preparation of Bylaws amendments – to be considered at the 2013 Convention – to remove the prohibition of Allied individual component members reference of their membership in their respective AIA Components, in their printed materials. The AIA is also requested to develop written guidelines for the Allied members to follow in referencing their membership both in written and graphic formats.
• 12-3, AIA Resources Initiative – Predictable, Dependable and Sustainable, requests the creation of a task force to study the AIA’s revenue streams at the national, state, and local levels, the impact such sources have on national and component services and delivery, membership retention and recruitment, and the long term viability of existing revenues on the financial health and welfare of the organization.
• 12-4, Appreciation to Members, 50 Years, acknowledges the dedication, benevolence, and volunteer spirit of those members of the AIA who have maintained membership for over 50 years.
The delegates also approved the following resolutions of appreciation by acclamation:
• 12-5, Appreciation to Retiring Executive Committee and Board Members
• 12-6, Recognition of Newly Licensed Architect Members
• 12-7, Recognition of Component Executive and National Staff Anniversaries
• 12-8, Appreciation to the Host Chapter
• 12-9, Appreciation to Convention Committees
• 12-10, Appreciation to Exhibitors
• 12-11, Appreciation of Jeffery Potter, FAIA, and Shelley Potter