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2013 Amendments to Constitution and Bylaws

Amendment #1

BACKGROUND:
This year the IMS Nominating Committee has proposed for President-Elect a current member of Council. This brought up an interesting consideration regarding theIMS Bylaws. In order to ensure the policy is clear for the future, the IMS Council proposes the following amendments.

CURRENT BYLAWS:
Article 2.
Section 1. 
Five Members shall be elected to the Council by the Members of the Institute to serve for a term of three years. Vacancies in the elected Council occurring subsequent to an election shall not be filled for the unexpired term until the next election.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO BYLAWS:
Article 2.
Section 1. 
Five Members shall be elected to the Council by the Members of the Institute to serve for a term of three years. If an elected member of Council becomes President-Elect, the vacancy will be filled with an additional candidate from that election. Other vacancies in the elected Council occurring subsequent to an election shall not be filled for the unexpired term until the next election.

Amendment #2

BACKGROUND:
Prior to 2006, the IMS offered Institutional Membership. It included two print subscriptions to the IMS journals. The subscriptions were highly discounted off the regular institutional rate. Institutional membership was to be limited to departments only. However, upon investigation we found several libraries were ordering journals through their department to get this rate. Back in 2006, we had 111 institutional members.

At that time, the IMS changed it to Organizational Membership and made it with the structure outline here: http://imstat.org/membership/organizations.htm. We successfully transferred most of the former institutional members to institutional subscribers and they therefore paid the appropriate subscription rate.

However, in the first year we lost over half of the organizational members. And by 2011 and 2012 we were down to only 5 organizational members.

The IMS focuses well on the individual members and the institutional subscribers. However, the management of organizational members currently outweighs any benefit.

The proposed amendment to the constitution allows the IMS to have organizational members in the future, as desired, but does not require it.

CURRENT CONSTITUTION:
Article III. Membership
Section 1. 
The Institute shall have Individual Members, also hereinafter referred to as Members, and Organizational Members.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION:
Article III. Membership
Section 1. 
The Institute shall have Individual Members, also hereinafter referred to as Members, and the Institute may have Organizational Members.