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AAOS Now

Published 6/1/2019

Deadline Approaching: Cast Your Ballot for the 2020 AAOS Nominating Committee

Voting includes resolutions and amendments to bylaws

It’s time to cast ballots for five individuals to serve on the 2020 AAOS Nominating Committee, as well as decide whether to adopt two AAOS resolutions and amend three bylaws.

The electronic voting process is designed to be quick, secure, and confidential. AAOS members will be able to vote for nominees to serve on the AAOS Nominating Committee and on the proposed resolutions and bylaws amendments at the same time.

All AAOS Fellows who are eligible to vote and have provided AAOS with an email address should have received a personalized email with a member ID and a direct link to the balloting site. Clicking on the link will take you to the balloting information.

The ballot has details on each of the Fellows nominated to serve on the Nominating Committee, as well as information on each of the two resolutions and three bylaws amendments, including recommendations of the Board of Councilors, Board of Specialty Societies, AAOS Board of Directors, and AAOS Resolutions and Bylaws Committees.

Adoption of resolutions and amendments of bylaws require that at least 5 percent of the total Fellowship cast ballots. In addition, at least 51 percent of those who vote must vote in favor of a resolution for adoption, and two-thirds must vote in favor of a bylaws amendment for adoption.

A valid election for the Nominating Committee does not require a minimum number or percentage of Fellows to cast ballots. The five individuals who receive the highest number of votes will be elected to the Nominating Committee, provided no more than two are in practice in the same state.

Cast your ballot today

Several important resolutions and bylaws amendments are being considered this year. Two AAOS resolutions have been reviewed and are recommended to be retained. Three amendments to the AAOS bylaws are recommended for adoption.

The orthopaedic surgeons who were nominated during the Business Meeting held at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting are standing for election to the 2020 AAOS Nominating Committee. The five who are elected will serve with Gerald R. Williams Jr, MD, former AAOS president, who has been appointed by the Board of Directors to chair the 2020 Nominating Committee.

Ballots must be submitted to AAOS by June 12 to be counted. As a Fellow, you help shape the future direction and work of the AAOS through your votes on resolutions and bylaws and your selection of members of the Nominating Committee.

Vote online at www.aaos.org/aaosvote2019 and be an involved member of AAOS.