Changes to AAE Constitution and Bylaws

The AAE Constitution and Bylaws Committee presents proposed revisions to the Constitution and Bylaws of the American Association of Endodontists. These proposed revisions were reviewed and approved by the committee and the AAE Board of Directors.

The proposed changes are summarized below.

AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP

The AAE Board, Constitution and Bylaws Committee, and Membership Services Committee recommend renaming the “Auxiliary” membership category to “Professional Staff.” This name change is proposed to more accurately reflect the membership category itself, and to better align with the annual meeting registration category available to these members, who currently register for the meeting as “Professional Staff.” It has also been noted that in the past, there has been some confusion between the Auxiliary membership and membership in the Alliance of the AAE, which is a separate organization. Better alignment of these terms is seen as important for clarity, because a significant portion of members in this membership category join or renew membership in conjunction with registering for the AAE’s annual meeting.

This document is being provided for your reference prior to the General Assembly. If you have any questions, please contact Trina R. Andresen Coe, deputy executive director, at 800-872-3636 (North America) or 312-266-7255 (International), ext. 3030, or by sending an e-mail to tandresen@aae.org.

Proposed revisions to the Constitution and Bylaws appear below. Proposed new text is underlined; proposed deletions appear with strikeouts.

CONSTITUTION OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ENDODONTISTS

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Membership Categories.

The membership of this Association shall be composed of Active members, Associate members, Disabled Active members, Educator members, Honorary members, Life members, Retired members, Resident members, International Resident members, International members, Professional Staff members and Predoctoral Student members.

BYLAWS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ENDODONTISTS

CHAPTER I. MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Section 9. Professional StaffMembers.

A dental staff person employed by an endodontist or by a member of the Association shall become aProfessional Staff member if the following requirements are met:

a. submission of a complete and accurate application to the Association;

b. submission of the first year’s dues with the application.

 

CHAPTER III. RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERS

Section 9. Professional Staff Members.

Professional Staff members shall have the privilege of attending all annual sessions, may serve on committees but shall have no rights to vote, nominate, hold office or serve as committee chairs.

 

CHAPTER IV. DUES, ASSESSMENTS AND FEES

Section 1. Determinations.

Annual dues, subscription fees for the official journal of the Association, registration fees for the annual session of the Association, special assessments, fees for any special educational or social function of the Association and delinquency fines shall be determined by the Board of Directors.

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g.Professional Staff members shall pay annual dues to meet the direct cost of member services as determined by the Board of Directors. Professional Staff members shall pay a registration fee for the annual session of the Association, as well as fees applicable to Active members for special educational or social functions.

 

CHAPTER V. TERMINATION AND REINSTATEMENT OF MEMBERSHIP

Section 4. Professional StaffMembers.

The following are grounds for immediate termination of Professional Staff membership:

a. failure to pay dues or other defaults on obligations due the Association;

b. submission of a resignation;

c. termination of employment.

Professional Staff members may reinstate their membership by submitting a new complete and accurate application.