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, Florida on April 15, 2016.
The new bylaws resulted from a review of the old FVMA Bylaws by a Bylaws Review Task Force that was appointed by then FVMA President, Dr. Richard Carpenter at the direction of the FVMA Executive Board. The executive board had determined that the old bylaws had become legally deficient due to significant changes in the statue that affects non-profit organizations.
Five past presidents, Drs. Jim Kanzler (Chair), John R. Bass, Jan Hasse, Janet Whitlock, and Richard B. William (then serving as 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.