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Constitutional Review
For the past couple of years, the ATOMIM Board has been working hard to review our Constitution (and Bylaws) to be sure that we are doing what we say we are doing, and to bring our practices into the 21st century.

Last month, we completed that work and present the new document to you, our membership, for comment and questions. We have created a Forum for you to share your questions, comments, and concerns. The forum is open to all members to post their thoughts during the public comment period.

The public comment period will be open until January 30, 2015.

Major changes include:
  • Streamlining the sections to remove cross-referencing
  • Adjusting language to be consistent within the documents
  • Changing from a Secretary to a Communications Director
  • Defining duties for each Board position and clarifying term limits
  • Clarifying voting and non-voting Board members
  • Redistricting to serve the membership better, and simplify the re-election cycle
  • Aligning our nominations and voting procedures
  • Adding an Administrative Liaison position (non-voting)
  • Adding a representative for NCSM (non-voting)
  • Defining all of the active committees
The Board accepted the revised Constitution and Bylaws with a unanimous vote of those members present at their December meeting.

Since the overhaul was so major, we've decided that it's simpler to read a version with new language in red and leave out the cross-outs. You can review the final revision here: Clean copy 

If you'd like to compare our recommended, revised version with the current version, you can access the current version here: ATOMIM Constitution & Bylaws.

If you want to examine the whole, ugly mess, cross-outs and all, you can access that here: Revision with cross-outs.

We plan to share with you an online voting process and complete this vote by the end of February.

Thank you for your continued membership and support for ATOMIM. If you have any ideas or concerns, please feel free to contact any Board member.

Happy New Year!

  • 02 Feb 2015 12:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The public comment period on the proposed changes to our constitution has now ended. If you have any further questions or comments, contact your local Board member.

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