The Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA) held its annual membership meeting October 25 during its 55th Annual Symposium & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, during which time a change to the bylaws was proposed and approved. The change, which took effect that day, reestablishes the immediate past president as a full voting member of the PFA executive committee.
According to PFA, the change allows for a more substantive and effective input from the organization’s immediate past president to facilitate smoother transitions between the vice president and president, and provide for the ability to break ties in the event that one occurs during an executive committee vote, among other purposes. Of the eligible 61 members in attendance at this meeting, 52 approved the vote, two rejected the proposal, and seven abstained.
The following is the official wording of the amendment to the PFA bylaws, Article IV, Section 5, titled Executive Committee:
The Elected Officers and the Immediate Past President shall constitute the Executive Committee on the Board. They shall have the power to conduct the business of the Board at times when the Board is not in session; provided that such business shall be conducted in accord with the existing policy practices of the Association. The Executive Committee shall act only by two-thirds (2/3) vote at a meeting and only when two-thirds (2/3) of its members are present in person.