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[...] perhaps most important, dues and subscription rates for 2010 will not increase and are to remain at the 2009 level. Key actions and committee reports considered by the Board included: SUSTAINABILITY The ACI Board authorized the Executive Committee to explore cooperative efforts and joint initiatives with other organizations interested in sustainability.

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									             Recent Actions
                of the ACI
            Board of Direction
     Dues will not increase; complimentary memberships for laid-off members




I n response to the economic downturn, the ACI Board
  of Direction approved motions to help ACI members
maintain their connections to the Institute. First, and
                                                                  and the activities of the USGBC with the Board and Board
                                                                  committee Chairs.

perhaps most important, dues and subscription rates for           CommIttee foR younG memBeRS
2010 will not increase and are to remain at the 2009 level.          The Board Advisory Committee for Young Members
ACI’s newly announced Stay Connected loyalty program              was elevated to a full standing Board committee under
offers a complimentary 1-year membership to long-term             the name Student and Young Professional Activities
members who have lost their employment. A long-term               Committee, with the mission of strategically guiding the
member is defined as someone who has been a member                Institute’s efforts for students and young members. The
of ACI for at least 10 years. The intent is to provide a free     committee will develop recommendations on a reporting
12-month membership if the member is unemployed at the            structure for later Board consideration.
time of renewal.
   Key actions and committee reports considered by the            ConventIon PlAnnInG
Board included:                                                      Based on the findings of its Task Group for Convention
                                                                  Expenses, the Convention Committee proposed a new
SuStAInABIlIty                                                    convention format to help curb the increasing costs of
   The ACI Board authorized the Executive Committee               conventions for members and ACI. Currently, ACI
to explore cooperative efforts and joint initiatives with         conventions are generally held in larger cities and are
other organizations interested in sustainability. The             hosted by an ACI chapter. The Board approved that ACI
ACI Board approved the memorandum of understanding                will organize and host the spring convention in accordance
for the “Joint Declaration of Industry Vision for a               with the task group’s recommendations, including
Sustainable Future” that ACI recently formalized with             holding conventions in smaller, less expensive cities. For
the Portland Cement Association and National Ready                the spring convention, sites will be selected based largely
Mixed Concrete Association.                                       on costs for hotel, food, and other convention expenses.
   The Technical Activities Committee (TAC) reported              As some locations may not have a chapter able to host a
that it has formed a task group on sustainability to keep         full-scale convention, the spring convention will be
abreast of activities on sustainab
								
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