Member Dialogues on the Proposed Amendments to the IOA Bylaws & Articles of Incorporation

Members Are Invited to Share Their Thoughts & Questions

All IOA members are invited to participate in one of two Member Dialogues focused on the proposed amendments to the IOA Bylaws & Articles of Incorporation.

These dialogues will provide a space for members to discuss the proposed Bylaws changes, provide input, and ask questions of the IOA Board of Directors. The meetings will include small group discussions to encourage meaningful conversation. 

The Member Dialogues are identical in format and purpose and will follow the same agenda. We will begin in a large group with the same opening remarks, then move into the small breakout groups for 40 minutes. Each breakout group will be facilitated by a board member, who will capture the notes of the discussions and share highlights with the large group when it comes back together. 

In support of constructive dialogue, the Board has enhanced the table of proposed Bylaws revisions to further clarify the rationale for the proposed changes. This table has been added to the documents already existing on the amendments webpage.

Register for One of the Following

Member Dialogue Option One

12 August
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time

  Member Dialogue Option Two

12 August
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Pacific Time

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What Happens Next?

Following these two meetings, there will be another Special Board of Directors Meeting in late August to consider member input. The Board will then present members with a final set of Bylaws amendments for a vote by proxy or Special Member Meeting in September. Nominations and elections for new directors will then follow.

Where Can I Learn More About the Amendments?

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Peter D. Hopkins - Sunday, September 12, 2021

I suggest that Robert's Rules be maintained and disagree with the proposal to "ditch" Robert's Rules. Anyone who has chaired a meeting especially a contentious meeting knows the inherent value of "Robert's Rules of Order".

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