Annual Business Meeting
Board members elected; resolutions, bylaws approved
During the Academys Annual Business Meeting, held February 15 in Dallas, Fellows elected seven new members to the Board of Directors. They are: Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD, Secretary of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (COMSS); David G. Lewallan, MD, Chair-elect of COMSS; Peter J. Mandell, MD, Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Councilors; Stephen A. Albanese, MD, Member-at-Large; Gerald R. Williams Jr., MD, Member-at-Large; Edward A. Toriello, MD, Treasurer-Elect; and Robert W. Buchholz, MD, Second Vice President.
2001-2002 President Richard H. Gelberman, MD, recognized retiring members of the Board: Robert D. DAmbrosia, MD, Second Past-President; Darren L. Johnson, MD, Member-at-Large; Thomas P. Sculco, MD, Member-at-Large; David A. Halsey, MD, Board of Councilors Chair; and Gary E. Friedlaender, MD, COMSS Chair. Thomas Einhorn, MD, retiring Chair of the Council on Research and Scientific Affairs was also recognized.
Bylaws changes approved
Fellows also approved two groups of changes to the Bylaws. The first group modified the procedure and voting process for adoption of resolutions and bylaws amendments. The second group changed the composition of the AAOS Board of Directors, with changes that include the addition of a lay member, the addition of the COMSS secretary as a Board member, and the addition of a Treasurer-Elect for a nonvoting, one-year term before assuming the position of Treasurer.
Three resolutions received a five-year review and were adopted as amended:
In addition, an Association resolution to adopt a dues structure that incorporates a 50% reduction in dues for Fellows serving active duty in the U.S. Army, Navy, or Air Force, including military reservists who have been activated by the government, was also adopted.
Finally, Fellows will now be asked to elect members of the Nominating Committee. Fellows are asked to submit names of potential candidates for the 2003 Nominating Committee. Final selection of the Nominating Committee will occur by ballot in August 2002.