The AIMS Board of Directors would like to make you aware of the reason you have not received a ballot for election of officers for next year. The Board will be submitting some proposed changes to the AIMS Constitution having to do with Board composition at the Annual Meeting, which will be conducted at the Summer SPLASH on June 14, 2016. Those changes also will be distributed to members through e-mail and available on the AIMS website for 30 days after the Annual Meeting. Voting on the proposals will continue for 30 days, as required. Members should watch for a ballot at the e-mail address to which this message has been sent.

One change proposal may relate to the way AIMS representatives are chosen. There is consideration of making all representatives “at large” rather than from designated areas. The Board is in need of enthusiastic, dedicated middle-level people, regardless of where they live. If you are interested in being considered for or nominating someone to such a position, please complete the nomination form and return it to me.

Elections will follow once any changes to the AIMS governing documents have been made. We hope to complete that process by September 1, 2016.

Jeremie Smith, President
AIMS Board of Directors