Constitution and Bylaws Committee

Date: 13 Jan. 2009

Member Roster:
* Karen Wei, Chair (kwei@illinois.edu)
* Min Chou (minchou.njcu@gmail.com)
* Jia Huang (lilyh@ou.edu)
* Celia Huang (chuang@brooks-sv.com)
* Clement Chu-Sing Lau (cclau@ubalt.edu)
* Hanrong Wang (hwang@jsu.edu)

Is this an interim or annual report?: Interim report

List significant activities the committee has done since last report:
This is the first report of the 2008-2009 Committee.

The committee members reviewed the Constitution and Bylaws as amended on 4/10/07, the first extensive amendment since 1997. We note that the 2007 revision was quite thorough. In the next few months, the Committee will look at the Organization's working procedures (such as "Elected Officers", "Appointed Officers", etc.) to determine if the rules and procedures as outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws are properly followed.  We may also seek advice from officers if anything in particular that needs to be addressed. We will then decide if we need to put forward recommendations to amend the Constitution or the Bylaws. We believe the changes should only be made when it is absolutely necessary.

List committee recommendations, if any, to the Board:
Please see above.  We will decide if we need to put forward recommendations to amend the Constitution or the Bylaws in the next few months.