October 2022 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes October 17, 2022

Attendees: Tiffany, Kayla, Paul, Patrick, and Chelsea

Old Business

AFS Spokane

  • Bylaws changes
    • Conflict of Interest statement in by-laws (Rebecca had volunteered to draft proposed language)
    • Bylaws change to remove requirement for 2 candidates for each election
      • Add language that says two is optimal, but one is acceptable
      • Action Item: Tiffany will draft language
    • Splitting of secretary and treasurer roles
      • Action Item: Kayla will draft language
    • Section Name
      • new proposed name “Data and Technology”
      • Action Item: Patrick will draft language
    • Incentives for participating in vote?
      • Action Item: Paul will draft proposed
    • Other needed changes?
  • File sharing via a Google Account
    • ExCom discussed how a google account would help FITS communicate and share relevant files and information.
    • Action Item: Patrick to set up account and share with Kayla
    • Action Item: Kayla will start populating with relevant information
  • 2023 President-elect election
    • Nominations deadline was May 30 in 2021 and April 30 in 2019
    • Call for nominations usually announced in March
    • Action Item: Patrick to reach out to members who has indicated interest in volunteering

Next meeting November 10th




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