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Notice of vote on by-laws changes at annual meeting November 14, 2017.

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Article 8, Section A of the by-laws of The International Air Cargo Association of Chicago of proposed changes to the by-laws which are to be voted on in conjunction with our annual election meeting held this year on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Wyndham Garden Elk Grove Village, 2550 Landmeier Rd., Elk Grove Village beginning at 11:15 AM.

The Board of Directors has proposed by-laws changes per the attachment which can be downloaded at this link.

We are proposing several nominal changes including:

• Clarifying that serving board members who leave their member companies must secure a new membership, either corporate or individual within thirty days.

• Removing "telefax, email, telegraph or in writing” and replacing it with the phrase “electronic means or by phone”.

• Adding a section clarifying attendance requirements for board members and what can precipitate the removal of a board member for non-attendance.

• Changing the Presidency from a one-year to a two-year term.

We would like to take a moment to recognize the work of Herman Ruiz who passed away earlier this year for his work on the by-laws. Herman never had the opportunity to see the work he was doing come to fruition, but we wanted to be sure to mention his diligence on the topic during his last years serving on our board.

A red-lined copy of the by-laws changes can be seen here.

The by-laws changes can be enacted by a majority vote of the members present at the meeting on November 14th.

We encourage all members to come out and vote not only for the 2018 Board, but also to vote on these by-laws changes.