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NMA Board of Directors Calls Special Session

NMA Board of Directors Calls Special Session

On September 17, the NMA Amended & Restated Bylaws were approved by the Board of Directors with a vote of 14-0.  By order of the Board of Directors, in accordance with the current bylaws, Chapter V, Section 1, a special session has been called for the membership to vote on the Amended & Restated Bylaws and the Amended & Restated Articles of Incorporation on December 1, 2021, at 7 pm. 

Special Session Registration
The Special Session will be held virtually on December 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  All members wishing to participate in the special session and vote on the Amended & Restated Bylaws and the Amended & Restated Articles of Incorporation will need to register by clicking on the registration link below.  Once registered you will receive an email that will provide you with the Zoom link for the virtual meeting.

Register

Question and Answer Session
Two Q&A sessions will be held virtually for members to learn about the updates made to the drafted document and get all of their questions answered.  The sessions will be held on November 11, 2021 at 7:00 AM, and November 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM.  To attend the sessions, you will need to register by clicking on the links below.  Once registered you will receive the Zoom link for the virtual Q&A session. 

Register for November 11 Session

Register for November 18 Session
 


AMENDED & RESTATED BYLAWS
The Amended & Restated Bylaws draft includes reordering many of the sections to provide a more streamlined document that properly reflects current operations of the NMA. The policies listed below are supporting documents to the Amended & Restated Bylaws Draft and will be voted on by the Board of Directors upon adoption of the Amended & Restated Bylaws.

Amended & Restated Bylaws Draft

Annual Meeting Policy Draft
Committee Policy Draft
Election Policy Draft
Nominating Policy Draft
Resolutions Policy Draft

Process to Approve the Amended and Restated Bylaws
As a reminder, the process to approve the Amended and Restated Bylaws includes the following:

  • Any proposed bylaws changes must be approved by the BOD not less than 60 days before they are to be presented to the membership.
    BOD approved on September 17, 2021
  • Once approved by the BOD, the bylaws must be distributed to the members at least 30 days prior to the requested vote of the membership.
    Distributed to the members on October 12, 2021
  • Requires a two-thirds vote of the members present at the meeting to change the bylaws. 
    Special Session Meeting will be held on December 1, 2021, at 7:00 pm. 

Bylaws Implementation
At the direction of David Watts, MD, President, and the Board of Directors, the Amended & Restated Bylaws will be implemented by July 1, 2022.  The implementation process will be guided by the Board of Directors with direct oversight of the process provided by David Watts, MD.  This will allow for elections of NMA Board of Directors to be conducted at the 2022 NMA Annual Meeting.

 


AMENDED & RESTATED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
The Articles of Incorporation have been drafted to meet the 501 (C)(6) legal filing requirements with the State of Nebraska.  On June 17, 2021, the Amended & Restated Articles of Incorporation were approved by the Board of Directors with a vote of 12-0.

Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation

Process to Approve the Amended & Restated Articles of Incorporation
The process to approve the Amended & Restated Articles of Incorporation includes the following:
  • Any proposed changes need to be adopted by the Board of Directors via a resolution setting forth the proposed amendments.
    Board of Directors adopted June 17, 2021
  • Proposed amendments should be provided to the membership not less than 10 days nor more than 50 days before a vote of the membership.
    Distributed to the membership October 12, 2021
  • Proposed amendments should be provided to each component society (e.g. county medical society) at least 60 days prior to the bylaws vote of the membership.
    Distributed to component societies September 24, 2021
  • Requires a two-thirds vote of the members present at a meeting to change the articles of incorporation.
    Special Session Meeting will be held on December 1, 2021, at 7 pm

     

QUESTIONS?
Contact Amy Reynoldson at amyr@nebmed.org or (402) 474-4472, if you have any questions.

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