Phoenix Ophthalmological Society

Amendments

 

AMENDMENTS TO THE BYLAWS OF
THE PHOENIX OPHTHALMOLOGICAL SOCIETY

 

AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II:         QUALIFCATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 4.         ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

An Associate member may or may not be an ophthalmologist, but must hold a degree of Doctor of Medicine, or Doctor of Osteopathy, and be engaged in a field related to ophthalmology.  Associate members have the same privileges and obligations of membership as Active members, except that they may not hold office, or vote on membership, bylaws or articles of the Society.

SECTION 5.         INACTIVE MEMBERS

An Inactive member is a practicing physician who withdraws from paying dues for an indefinite time.  During that time, the Inactive member has no voting privileges and does not receive any meeting announcements or mailings.  If an Inactive member attends a meeting, they will pay a guest fee.  To be reinstated to Active status, they would have to pay the dues for that year.

AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III:         ELECTION TO MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1, PARAGRAPH 2.         ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP                 (12/4/08)

An applicant shall submit to the Secretary of the Society an application, a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, a letter of sponsorship from one active member of the Society, and a letter of recommendation from one ophthalmologist familiar with their prior experience over the three years precedingthe time of the application, preferably from the place of residency.  The secretary will mail a copy of the curriculum vitae to all members of the Society.

SECTION 4.         ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Applicants for Associate membership shall submitto the Secretary of the Society the same criteria as those applicants applying for Active membership.  The applicant for Associate membership shall abide by the same rulesas an applicant for Active membership.  Election to Associate membership shall take place in the same manner as those being elected to Active membership.