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ASCP Annual Business Meeting Notice/2012 ASCP Nominations Slate and Bylaws Amendments

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

All ASCP members are encouraged to attend the Annual Business Meeting, which will be held in conjunction with the 2012 ASCP Annual Meeting, Oct. 31–Nov. 3, in Boston. The ASCP Business Meeting will provide brief updates regarding the Society, and election results will be announced. In accordance with the ASCP Bylaws, elections and amendments to the Bylaws will be conducted via electronic ballot prior to the business meeting.  

The 2012 Annual Business Meeting will be:

Date:  Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
Time:  8:15–9:00 a.m.
Location:  Hynes Convention Center, Boston

ASCP Board of Director Nominations:

The ASCP Board of Directors approved a slate of nominees for the open positions for the 2012–2013 Board of Directors. Thank you for voting. The slate was approved and new terms begin on November 2, 2012. The approved slate can be found at: 2012 ASCP Nominations Slate

Call for Nominations:

The ASCP Bylaws provides a process for other Fellow and Laboratory Professional members to be considered for nomination to an open position on the Board of Directors. To be considered, a nominee must be a member in good standing and must be submitted to the ASCP Secretary, in writing, no later than Oct. 5, 2012, and must be accompanied by the signatures of 50 ASCP members who are eligible to vote.

Please mail all information before Oct. 5, 2012 to:

William Finn, MD, FASCP
American Society for Clinical Pathology
Attn: Executive Office
33 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603

Also include the following for each additional nominee:

  • Current title and place of employment

  • Volunteer experience with ASCP

The nominations that meet these criteria will be included on the official slate of candidates for the Board of Directors.

Voting

ASCP encourages all Fellows and Laboratory Professional Members to cast their e-ballot for open ASCP Board of Director positions. Voting will begin on Oct. 14, 2012, and close at the end of the day Oct. 19, 2012. An email will be sent to ASCP members who are eligible to vote containing a link to the ballot.

2012 ASCP Bylaws Amendments

The ASCP Board of Directors have proposed amendments to the ASCP Bylaws. A summary of the changes can be found at 2012 Bylaws Amendments.

Thank you for voting. The bylaws amendments were accepted and will become effective on November 2, 2012.

Bylaws Voting:

Voting for Bylaws amendments will be conducted similar to Board nominations. Voting will begin on Oct. 14, 2012, and close at the end of the day Oct. 19, 2012. An email will be sent to ASCP members who are eligible to vote containing a link to the ballot.

Election and Bylaws Results:

As required by the bylaws, the results of the voting for Nominations and Bylaws amendments will be posted on the ASCP website five days prior to the effective date. The effective date of the election and Bylaws amendments is the date of the Annual Business Meeting—Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

Minutes from the Oct. 21, 2011, Annual Business Meeting can be found at 2011 Business Meeting Minutes.


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