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Reminder – Society governance modernization meetings scheduled for your area

Reminder – the Society is hosting meetings across the state to discuss a proposed change to the Society’s policy-making process.

Meetings are scheduled in all eight Wisconsin Medical Society districts in September and October to allow for in-person feedback on a potential change to the Society’s policymaking process. The list of meetings* is available on the Society’s Governance webpage. RSVPs are coming in, so be sure to register for your district’s event.

At the 2019 House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in April, the Society’s Board of Directors unanimously introduced a potential amendment to the Society’s Constitution aimed at improving the Society’s policymaking structure. Currently, policy ideas are brought forward at the annual HOD meeting. The proposed change would move that one-time-per-year process into a year-round endeavor by empowering the Board with approval powers and allowing more Society members to engage in the policymaking process. Amending the Society’s Constitution is a two-year process, with proposed changes introduced one year and then a vote on those changes at the subsequent HOD meeting.

Can’t attend a meeting? Please consider sharing your thoughts and ideas about how the Society can make it easier for more physician members to engage in the policymaking process on this page on the Society’s members-only site.

Contact Peter Welch with any questions.

*(Member log-in is required to access district meetings. Click here to access the log-in page. Additional member log-in information is here.)

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