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Bylaws of the FVMA – As Amended April 17, 2016

Bylaws of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association 
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NEW FVMA Bylaws that were ratified by the membership of the FVMA in the 2016 FVMA General Election became effective immediately following the Association’s annual meeting held in Tampa, FL April 15.

The new bylaws are the result of a review of the old FVMA Bylaws by a Bylaws Review Task Force which was appointed by FVMA President, Dr. Richard Carpenter at the direction of the FVMA Executive Board after the board had determined the old bylaws had become legally deficient due to the significant changes that had occurred in the law that affects non-profit organizations.

Four past presidents, namely Dr. Jim Kanzler, Chair, and Drs. John R. Bass, Jan Hasse, Janet Whitlock, and Richard B. William, then treasurer, served on the Bylaws Review Task Force.

The task force presented Proposed Revised FVMA Bylaws to the FVMA Executive Board for its approval at the end of December 2015. They were then placed on the 2016 general election ballot to be ratified by members, who voted to adopt them.

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