August 08, 2016

ASAS Constitution and Bylaws changes

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August 10, 2016 – Results of a membership vote on changes to the ASAS Constitution and ASAS Bylaws are now available. Final results, which pave the way for non-U.S. sections to join the membership, were tabulated at the annual business meeting in July. Here is a breakdown of the results.

Vote 1: Change to the ASAS Constitution

Change Article V Section 1 from:

The AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANIMAL SCIENCE, INC. shall consist of four sectional divisions: Midwestern, Northeastern, Southern, and Western.

To:

The membership of the Society shall consist of four US divisions: Midwestern, Northeastern, Southern, and Western, and such non-US divisions as shall be created upon petition of at least 25 ASAS members in the geographic areas to be included in the new division, and approval of such petition by a majority of the board of directors.

This passed with 84% voting in favor of the change.

 

Vote 2: Change to ASAS Bylaws

Change Sections 8 – 10 from:

Section 8. The geographical sectional divisions for the United States, Canada and Mexico are:

  1. Midwestern Section-United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin; Canada: Manitoba and Western Ontario.
  2. Northeastern Section-United States: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, District of Columbia and West Virginia; Canada: Eastern Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.
  3. Southern Section-United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia; Mexico: Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Zactecas, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Queretero, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Tlaxacala, Morelos, Puebla, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche and Yucatan.
  4. Western Section-United States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming; Canada: British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan; Mexico: Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Durango, Nayarit, Jalisco, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Mexico, Michoacan, Colima and Guerrero.

Section 9. Central and South American and Caribbean countries other than Mexico are in the Southern Section.

Section 10. Members from countries other than those listed in Article I, Sections 8 and 9, will not be assigned to a specific section, but may select membership in a section.

To:

Section 8. Unless the members vote to change the composition of existing divisions or create new ones, the geographical sectional divisions for the United States, Canada and Mexico are:

  1. Midwestern Section-United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin; Canada: Manitoba and Western Ontario.
  2. Northeastern Section-United States: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, District of Columbia and West Virginia; Canada: Eastern Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.
  3. Southern Section-United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia; Mexico: Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Zactecas, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Queretero, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Tlaxacala, Morelos, Puebla, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche and Yucatan.
  4. Western Section-United States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming; Canada: British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan; Mexico: Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Durango, Nayarit, Jalisco, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Mexico, Michoacan, Colima and Guerrero.

Section 9. Central and South American and Caribbean countries other than Mexico are included in the Southern Section, unless the members vote to change the composition of existing divisions or create new ones.

Section 10. Members from countries other than those listed in Article I, Sections 8 and 9, will not be assigned to a specific section, but may select membership in a section unless the members vote to change the composition of existing divisions or create new ones.

This passed with 83% voting in favor of the change.

 

Previous  ASAS Constitution and Bylaws can be viewed here.