Election Results And Conference Highlights
Members Make Significant Changes
The recent CALSPro 49th Conference held at the beautiful Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage was a tremendous success. Thanks to the Conference Committee, chaired by Ken Hastings, and President, Larry Kirlin, for creating an outstanding program with informative education sessions, a productive business meeting, and great social and networking opportunities. We appreciate the support of the exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and attendees, whose participation contributes greatly to the success of the conference.
During this year’s business meeting, members in attendance voted on two significant bylaw amendments that will change the infrastructure of the association. The first change is to the area of nominations and elections to the Board of Directors and Officer positions. Until now, only members in attendance at the Annual Business Meeting can nominate and elect the leadership, leaving those members who are not able to attend the meeting unable to participate in the election process. In order to involve the entire membership in this important process, the members voted to approve the bylaw amendment which will now allow nominations and elections to take place outside of the conference. A Nominating Committee will be formed to engage the entire membership in the importance of becoming a leader, and develop a slate of nominees to be presented to the members for vote, prior to the conference, via ballot.
The second change is to the membership criteria with the elimination of the Company and Individual Member categories and the addition of the Active Member and Independent Contractor Member categories. These changes will present the entire membership with more opportunities to participate in various programs. Additionally, effective with 2018 membership dues, members will be able to pay their dues via an affordable automatic monthly credit card payment.
We are very excited about the changes the members made at the Conference, the energy and engagement of the membership, and we look forward to a successful future. Please watch your e-mail and the CALSPro website and blog for further updates. Also, please see below regarding the building of a CALSPro App – a new, member’s only benefit that will launch in 2018. Many thanks to Kristian Pujol for taking the lead on this project.
Thank you for your membership.
Announcing 2018 Board Of Directors