Deadline for HOD reports & resolutions is September 3

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is stressing that the deadline for annual reports and resolutions for this year’s House of Delegates (HOD) meeting is the end of the day on Tuesday, September 3.

“MAG employs a democratic process,” says MAG Executive Director Donald J. Palmisano Jr. “We rely on the input of our members to establish MAG’s policies, and this policy work is addressed at our annual House of Delegates meeting.”

He explains that HOD resolutions can be submitted by a county medical society (CMS) or state specialty society delegate or any HOD delegate who agrees to present an item of business.

Palmisano also notes that MAG directors and officers must prepare an annual report for the 2019 MAG HOD. These reports should include 1) meeting dates 2) activities and 3) a current list of directors. Also note that alternate directors are required to assist in the preparation of these reports as a bylaws requirement.

Resolutions and annual reports must be submitted in a Microsoft Word document format to Bethany Sherrer at bsherrer@mag.org by the end of the day on Tuesday, September 3 to be included in the HOD delegates’ handbook. That cutoff date is especially relevant for resolutions that are related to MAG’s Constitution and Bylaws given a 45-day bylaws requirement.

MAG will confirm the receipt of resolutions that are submitted with an email reply, but Palmisano emphasizes that, “If a delegate or director or an officer does not receive such an e-mail, their report will not have been considered received.”

Contact Sherrer at bsherrer@mag.org with questions related to HOD resolutions.

MAG is also reminding CMS presidents and secretaries and executives to submit a list of their delegates and alternate delegates for the HOD meeting by the end of the day on Monday, September 9.

HOD delegate/alternate form

Contact Dayna Jackson at djackson@mag.org or 678.303.9262 with questions related to HOD delegates/alternates.

Finally, CMS presidents and secretaries and executives should submit the names of any new directors or alternate directors for MAG’s Board of Directors to Donna Glass at dglass@mag.org.