The chapter’s constitution contains the fundamental principles which govern the operation of the chapter.


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Article I. Name

The name of this organization shall be the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), hereafter referred to as the Chapter.

Article II. Objectives

The objectives of the Chapter shall be to provide educational programs in health communications and to promote standards of excellence in health communications.

Article III. Territory

The territory of the Chapter shall be Maryland, Virginia, the part of West Virginia that is east of US Highway 19, the part of Delaware that is south of Smyrna, and the District of Columbia.

Article IV. Membership

Any member of AMWA who resides in the territory of the Chapter automatically shall be a member of the Chapter. Categories of membership shall be as defined by AMWA.

Article V. Officers

The officers of the Chapter shall be a president, a president-elect, a secretary, and a treasurer. The officers must be voting members of the Chapter.

Article VI. Board of directors

The Chapter shall have a board of directors consisting of the officers, the immediate past president, and four directors. The directors must be voting members of the Chapter.

Article VII. Amendments

  1. Amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in writing to the board of directors by any voting member of the Chapter.
  2. Proposed amendments shall be considered by the board of directors within 90 days of their submission.
  3. If a proposed amendment is approved by at least five members of the board of directors, the secretary shall, within 30 days, mail dated ballots on the proposed amendment to the voting members of the Chapter.
  4. A proposed amendment shall be adopted and take effect immediately if approved by a majority of the voting members who return ballots to the secretary within 30 days of the date on the ballots.