PO Box 162340
Sacramento CA 95816
Aug 31, 2007
As a follow-up to our published annual meeting notice in The American Acupuncturist,
Summer 2007, Vol.40, published, June 30, 2007, please review the enclosed information
Please be advised that the bylaws developed as a result of the reunification call for voting of
bylaw changes, when proposed, and elections to fill seats for new Directors at our Annual
Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be held this year in Portland, Oregon, on October 20, 2007, at
our “Strength Through Unification” Conference. This notice provides information on voting
procedures for members who wish to vote but will not be in attendance.
Any AAAOM Individual member in good standing may assign their vote to another AAAOM
Individual member in good standing for the Annual Meeting via the Individual Member Voting
Authorization (IMVA), hereafter referred to as “proxy”.
For a proxy vote to be valid, the Individual Member MUST provide a written and signed
affidavit to the AAAOM Executive Director. The affidavit must:
have the member’s full name, signature, AAAOM identification number, address,
phone number, and, if applicable, the name of the State Acupuncture Association that
they are currently a member of;
have the full name, AAAOM identification number, contact phone number and
address of the Individual Member that you are assigning your proxy to, and
be sent via US mail or fax and be RECEIVED by the AAAOM Executive Director at
least 21 days prior to the annual meeting to be valid (Saturday, September 29, 2007).
Rebekah Christensen, Executive Director
P. O. Box 162340, Sacramento, CA 95816
At the Annual Meeting, an Individual Member in good standing may carry and vote up to 10
(ten) Individual Member Voting Authorizations (proxies), plus their own vote (not considered a
proxy), for a total of 11.
If you are a member of a State Association that is an AAAOM Organizational Member, there
may be an appointed delegate who will cast the votes for all of its Joint Members at the Annual
Meeting.* Therefore, if you are a member of your State Association and you choose to carry
your own vote, your vote will be deducted from the delegate votes cast by your association,
along with any proxy votes you might carry that fall in the same capacity.
The Delegate(s) of an Organizational Member of AAAOM vote only the IMVAs that have been
properly registered in writing with the Executive Director of AAAOM, according to the rules set
forward here by the Board of AAAOM.
There will be no exceptions to this procedure or late affidavits accepted.
PLEASE NOTE; THE AAAOM VOTING COMMITTEE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY
AFFIDAVITS PRESENTED TO THEM BY ANYONE AT THE CONVENTION.
* If you are attending the conference and are an Individual Member in good standing, inquire
with your State Association about the status of its delegate. You may be able to represent your
Association as its delegate if they have not yet appointed one. The Organizational Member will
need to follow the protocol for appointing delegates.
In closing, a blank copy of this proxy is posted in the “Members Only Section” of the website
(under Member Services at www.aaaomonline.org). To access this section, the User Name is
your Last Name, and the Password is your Membership Number. (Your member number is listed
on the enclosed Proxy.)
Leslie McGee RN, LAc, DiplAc/CH
* You must submit your proxy on this form ONLY*
Individual Member Voting Authorization AAAOM Membership Meeting 2007
I, _______________________, hereby irrevocably Name:____________________________________________
assign my vote to the individual indicated below:
(complete all fields)
Name: ___________________________________ Phone:___________________________________________
City/ST/Zip: ______________________________ State Assoc (if applicable)
AAAOM Member #:________________________