Name and Purpose
SECTION 1. The name and title of this organization is the Michigan
Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association (the
“Association”), a component of the American College of Occupational
and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
SECTION 2. The purpose of the Association shall be to foster the study
of issues concerning the practice of occupational and environmental
medicine, and to unite into one organization physicians and selected
other health professionals who champion the health and safety of
workers, their families and communities.
SECTION 3. All bylaws of the Association shall be in conformity with
those of ACOEM, and any issues not specifically identified in these
bylaws shall follow the ACOEM bylaws.
SECTION 1. Membership will be limited to members of the ACOEM in
good standing who reside or practice in the State of Michigan or in a
geographically contiguous location.
SECTION 2. Membership in the Association shall be one of eight (8)
classes: (a) Fellow, (b) Master, (c) Active, (d) Retired, (e)
Student/Resident, (f) Associate, (g) Affiliate, (h) Honorary.
Honorary Membership can be bestowed by the ACOEM Board of
SECTION 3. A member’s classification shall be the same as that person’
s membership classification in ACOEM.
SECTION 1. Annual dues shall be as established by the Association.
Dues shall be payable in advance as billed by ACOEM each year on
behalf of the Association.
SECTION 2. Any member whose dues are overdue by sixty (60) or more
days shall be ineligible to vote or to be a candidate for elective office
and shall not be deemed a member in good standing.
SECTION 3. Any member dropped for non-payment of dues may be
reinstated to membership by the ACOEM Board of Directors, in its
discretion, upon payment of the delinquent dues and assessments as
determined by the ACOEM Board of Directors.
Officers and Other Board Members
SECTION 1. The officers of the Association shall be a President, a
President-Elect, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. They
shall be elected by the Association and serve, following assumption of
office, until the close of the next annual meeting or until their
successors are elected and installed.
SECTION 2. Voting members of the Board of Directors shall be the five
officers, delegates to ACOEM, alternate delegates to ACOEM, the three
directors-at-large, and the three immediate MOEMA Past Presidents.
SECTION 3. Non-voting members of the Board of Directors shall be (1)
the Communications Manager, who is responsible for the newsletter
and the MOEMA website and (2) the MOEMA Historian. Only Fellows,
Masters and Active members shall be eligible to serve on the Board of
Election of Board Members
SECTION 1. Nominations for Officers and OTHER members of the Board
of Directors shall be made by a Nominating Committee, CONSISTING of
the three immediate Past Presidents of the Association, and submitted
for final approval to the Board.
Nominations from the floor or write-in candidates are allowed.
SECTION 2. Election of Officers and members of the Board of Directors
shall take place by mail at a time determined by the Board of Directors.
SECTION 3. In the event of there being competitive nominations for any
office, a majority of all votes cast shall be required to select. If after two
(2) ballots there shall be no election, all but the two (2) candidates
receiving the highest number of votes shall be dropped from the ballot,
and the voting confined to the two so designated.
SECTION 4. Directors-at-large shall be elected for one (1) year term
office. No Director-at-large may serve more than three (3) consecutive
terms. If a Director-at-large is elected to complete less than half the
term of another Director-at-large, it shall not count.
SECTION 5. Delegates to ACOEM shall be elected for a three-year term
of office. No Delegate to ACOEM may serve for more than two (2)
consecutive terms, but a Delegate to ACOEM who is elected to
complete less than half of the term of another Delegate to ACOEM shall
not have that term counted.
SECTION 6. The Communications Manager and the MOEMA Historian
are appointed by the Board to serve for an indefinite time.
SECTION 7. Vacancies of the elected positions on the Board of
Directors shall be temporarily filled by the Board of Directors action
until the next annual election or general meeting of the Association,
whichever comes first.
In the event of the President’s absence or inability to act, the President-
Elect shall perform the duties of the President a well as the duties of
his/her own office until the President shall return or until the next
SECTION 8. An officer or member of the Board of Directors may be
removed, with or without cause, by the affirmative vote of two-thirds
(2/3) of the votes present and voted, at a special or general meeting of
the members of the Association; provided, however, that written notice
that a purpose of the meeting is to vote upon the removal of one (1) or
more Officers or members of the Board of Directors named in the notice
shall have been delivered to all members entitled to vote thereat. Only
the named Member(s) of the Board of Directors or Officer(s) may be
removed at such a meeting.
SECTION 1. All affairs of the Association shall be administered by a
Board of Directors consisting of the Officers, the three (3) immediate
Past Presidents, the Delegates to ACOEM, the Alternate Delegates to
ACOEM, and three (3) Directors-at-large. Included on the Board as non-
voting members are the Communications Manager and the MOEMA
SECTION 2. Officers and Directors of ACOEM and Officers of the ACOEM
House of Delegates who are also members of the Association shall be
ex-officio, non-voting members of the MOEMA Board of Directors.
SECTION 3. The planning of the work of the Association, arrangements
for meetings and programs, and other matters pertaining to the
administration of its affairs shall be vested in the Board of Directors,
except as otherwise herein expressly provided. The President of the
Associated shall serve as Chairperson of the Board.
SECTION 4. The five (5) Officers of the Association shall constitute an
SECTION 5. The Executive Committee shall transact the duties of the
Board of Directors in emergencies, between meetings of the Board of
Directors, or in any special assignment from the Board of Directors.
SECTION 6. All resolutions shall be referred to the Board of Directors
for recommendation before referral to the general body.
SECTION 1. There will be a general meeting of the Association in
conjunction with the annual Conference. This meeting will consist of
installation of the newly elected officers, an annual report to the
membership, the Treasurer’s report, etc. Other special meetings of the
Association may be called, should the need arise, by the President with
the approval of a quorum of four (4) of the Board of Directors, or
without Presidential/Board approval at the wish of twenty (20) or more
members of the Association.
Notice of all such meetings shall be sent to the membership by the
Secretary, in writing, at least thirty (30) days in advance of the date set
for the meeting.
SECTION 2. Regular Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at
least two (2) times each year. One shall precede the annual Business
Meeting of the Association.
Other meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at the discretion
of the President or a quorum of four (4) members of the Board of
Directors. Such meetings may be held at any place and at any time
designated in the call of the meeting.
SECTION 1. The President shall appoint Committees as he/she or the
Board of Directors deems appropriate. The committees serve to study
given areas of focus so that their recommendations can be presented
to the Board of Directors for consideration.
These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members
present and voting at any general meeting of the Association, provided
that written notice of the proposed amendments is sent to all members
at least thirty (30) days before the date of the meeting.
Rules of Order
Consistent with the bylaws of ACOEM, all meetings of the Board of
Directors or of its committees shall be governed by the parliamentary
procedure as selected by ACOEM.
NOTE: Above bylaws, in their entirety, were approved unanimously and
accepted by the members of the Michigan Occupational and
Environmental Medicine Association at the Annual Business Meeting on
September 27, 2007.
The Michigan Occupational & Environmental Medicine Association