Upcoming Board of Directors Meeting and Master Executive Council Meeting

Date: May 31, 2017
Type: AFA Article

The 45th Annual Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting will be held June 24, 2017 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, 340 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ. This is a budget only Board of Directors Meeting.  Last year, during the 44th Annual BOD meeting, the leadership of our Union made a decision to shorten this year’s BOD meeting electing to address exclusively our annual budgeting process.   This action saved more than $200,000 in Member dues.  As a result, the only Agenda item for discussion is the annual AFA budget.

Typically most Councils conduct Local Council Meetings in advance of the BOD meeting to not only review proposed Agenda Items to be considered by the Board of Directors, but also to meet the Constitutional requirement for a minimum of two (2) Local Council Meetings per year.  One of these meetings is to be conducted prior to the BOD meeting as a means of meeting directly with the Membership in a face to face environment. 

This year’s meeting schedule is a bit different based on the action of the Board of Directors to make this a “Budget only” BOD meeting.  There will also be a one-day MEC meeting that will be held in Phoenix on Sunday, June 25th.  The focus of this meeting will be to approve the United MEC budget for the 2017 -2018 Fiscal year.  Because our Spring Regular MEC Meeting was held in April, the Constitutional requirement to have a Local Meeting before the BOD meeting was satisfied by many Local Councils who had these meetings in April of this year.  For this reason, you may see a change from the more traditional practice of having a Local Council meeting before the BOD meeting.

If you have additional questions, please contact your Local Council.

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