Discussion Open on AHA Constitution Changes

The AHA’s Council is proposing amendments to the Association’s constitution to enable the AHA to meet its members’ needs more effectively and efficiently. Executive Director Arnita A. Jones explained the changes in her essay, “Time for Change,” which appeared in the September issue of Perspectives, along with the text of the constitution with the amendments.

Starting today, members can express their opinions about the pros and cons of amending the various clauses of the constitution on a discussion forum accessible through member services (available to AHA members only). Comments will be accepted until October 15, 2007.

If the changes are approved at the annual Business Meeting (scheduled for January 5, 2008), they will be submitted to the full membership along with summaries of the pro and con statements, and members will be able to vote on the amendments in an electronic ballot scheduled to be held January 14–25, 2008.

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