Proposed Bylaw Changes

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Change #1


The Executive Committee has agreed to transition from written applications to electronic submission to be made to the membership committee (other than 3.32) under sections 3.31, 3.32, 3.36 and 3.37 as per below:

Current:

3.3 Application

3.31 An application for Active or Associate membership shall be in writing. Applications for In-Training membership require a letter from the training program director. If the applicant is an In-Training member of the ASNR, the requirement for program director letter is waived.

3.32 The names of candidates for consideration as Honorary members may be submitted in writing to the Executive Committee by any member of the Society.

3.36 An application for Emeritus Membership shall be in writing to the Secretary, who shall submit it to the Executive Committee for action. It must state the grounds for qualification as described in section 3.14 of these Bylaws.

3.37 An application for Affiliate Membership shall be in writing. The application will require one sponsor who is an Active member of the Society and who is familiar with the applicant’s current professional activities. The ASHNR will consider for membership non-physician radiologists who have a professional degree (e.g. dental), have completed a recognized post-graduate radiology program and have achieved certification from the acknowledged institution. Applications will be reviewed by the Membership Committee.

3.4 Term of Membership

3.42 Emeritus Membership status shall become effective upon approval of the Executive Committee as described in section 3.36 of these Bylaws and will remain in effect until written request for discontinuation of Emeritus membership is received by the *Secretary.

Proposed:

3.31 An application for Active or Associate membership shall be submitted electronically. Applications for In-Training membership require a letter from the training program director. If the applicant is an In-Training member of the ASNR, the requirement for program director letter is waived.

3.32 The names of candidates for consideration as Honorary members may be submitted electronically to the Executive Committee by any member of the Society.

3.36 An application for Emeritus Membership shall be submitted electronically to the Secretary, who shall submit it to the Executive Committee for action. It must state the grounds for qualification as described in section 3.14 of these Bylaws.

3.37 An application for Affiliate Membership shall be submitted electronically. The application will require one sponsor who is an Active member of the Society and who is familiar with the applicant’s current professional activities. The ASHNR will consider for membership non-physician radiologists who have a professional degree (e.g. dental), have completed a recognized post-graduate radiology program and have achieved certification from the acknowledged institution. Applications will be reviewed by the Membership Committee.

3.42 Emeritus Membership status shall become effective upon approval of the Membership Committee as described in section 3.36 of these Bylaws and will remain in effect until written request for discontinuation of Emeritus membership is received by the *Secretary.

 

Change #2


The Executive Committee has recommended correction regarding the Education Committee Vice Chair nomination process under sections 10.71 and 10.711 as per below:

Current:

10.71 Duties – Each year, the Nominating Committee shall propose nominees for the Education Committee Chair, Vice Chair and Rules Committee Chair to the Executive Committee as outlined in section 10.711 and 10.712. The proposals shall be given to the Executive Committee at least 60 days prior to the next Annual Business Meeting. The Nominating Committee shall also propose nominees for the Members-at-Large positions to the Active Membership in accordance to section 10.713.

10.711 Education Committee Chair – The Nominating Committee shall gather names for Education Committee Chair candidates from the Executive Committee and add any additional names for consideration. The Nominating Committees shall review the qualifications of each proposed candidates and select one nominee for approval by the Executive Committee. In the event that the proposed Education Committee Chair nominee is not approved by the Executive Committee, the Nominating Committee shall select a new nominee for approval by the Executive Committee.

Proposed:

10.71 Duties – Each year, the Nominating Committee shall propose nominees for the Education Committee Vice Chair and Rules Committee Chair to the Executive Committee as outlined in section 10.711 and 10.712. The proposals shall be given to the Executive Committee at least 60 days prior to the next Annual Business Meeting. The Nominating Committee shall also propose nominees for the Members-at-Large positions to the Active Membership in accordance to section 10.713.

10.711 Education Committee Vice Chair– The Nominating Committee shall gather names for Education Committee Vice Chair candidates from the Executive Committee and add any additional names for consideration. The Nominating Committees shall review the qualifications of each proposed candidate and select one nominee for approval by the Executive Committee. In the event that the proposed Education Committee Vice Chair nominee is not approved by the Executive Committee, the Nominating Committee shall select a new nominee for approval by the Executive Committee.

 

Change #3


The Executive Committee has recommended changing the name of the Website Committee to Website and Social Media Committee and to update their role under section 10.12 as per below:

Current:

10.12 Website Committee – The number of members of the Website Committee shall be left to the discretion of the President. The Chair shall be appointed by the President. The President, after consultation with the Website Committee Chair, shall appoint the other members of the committee.

10.121 Duties – The Website Committee shall assist in the development and maintenance of the Society website, insure accurate and most up-to-date content, and recommend enhancement to the website as needed.

10.122 Term – The term of each member of the Website Committee shall begin at the close of the Annual Meeting at which he/she was appointed and shall continue until the close of the next Annual Meeting.

Proposed:

10.12 Website and Social Media Committee– The number of members of the Website and Social Media Committee shall be left to the discretion of the President. The Chair shall be appointed by the President. The President, after consultation with the Website and Social Media Committee Chair, shall appoint the other members of the committee.

10.121 Duties – The Website and Social Media Committee shall assist in the development and maintenance of the Society website and social media content (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc.) to advance the mission of the ASHNR, ensure accurate and most up-to-date content, and recommend enhancement to the website and social media presence as needed.

10.122 Term – The term of each member of the Website and Social Media Committee shall begin at the close of the Annual Meeting at which he/she was appointed and shall continue until the close of the next Annual Meeting

 

Change #4


The Executive Committee has recommended adding a section related to the management of CCF fundsunder section 10.13 as per below:

Current:

10.1 Core Curriculum Fund Committee – The number of members of the Core Curriculum Fund Committee shall be left to the discretion of the President. The Chair shall be appointed by the President. The President, after consultation with the Core Curriculum Committee Chair, shall appoint the other members of the committee.

10.11 Duties – The Core Curriculum Fund Committee shall protect accumulated assets, ensure proper management of new income, and confirm appropriate spending of Core Curriculum funds.

10.12 Term – The term of each member of the Core Curriculum Fund Committee shall begin at the close of the Annual Meeting at which he/she was appointed and shall continue until the close of the next Annual Meeting.

Proposed Addition:

10. 13 The management of CCF funds will be performed in partnership and consultation between the ASHNR Executive and CCF Committees. ASHNR will not receive a management fee from the CCF and ASHNR administrative and financial oversight will be “in-kind” support for the CCF.