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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.
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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