Lady Hardinge Medical College
Alumni Association of North America

Celebrating, Supporting, and Empowering Women Physicians

By-laws Committee


Hema Kapoor Abrol
Chairperson
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Hema Nathan
Member
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Swati Pande Sharma
Member
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Suruchi Kaul
Member
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Aims of the Bylaws committee:

  • To ensure that the LHMCAANA has a bylaws document that is commiserate with the growth of potential LHMCAANA members in North America.
  • To review and revise the existing LHMCAANA Bylaws document, as necessary.

Short term goals: (6-9 months)

  • Form a 4-member committee.
  • Review and revise a draft document for presentation to the LHMCAANA Board.
  • Present a final document to the LHMCAANA general body at the Annual Meeting for vote.

Long term goals:

  • The LHMCAANA document that is voted in by the general body shall be reviewed every 3 years by the Board. Reconstitute an ad hoc Bylaws committee if considered necessary.

Strategy:

  • Formation of a 4-member committee.
  • Engage with an expert in Bylaws.
  • Obtain Bylaws documents for several well-functioning alumni associations in USA for reference.
  • Review and revise the existing Bylaws document.
  • Present a completed document to the LHMCAANA Board for approval.
  • Present to the LHMCAANA membership at the annual meeting for approval by vote.

Dr. Passey

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Recent Updates

July 2022 (Submitted by Hema Kapoor’76)

Significant changes to the existing Bylaws are being considered in the following sections:

  1. Membership classification and Privileges
  2. Governance section- The Association shall be governed by a duly elected thirteen-member Board of Directors (BOD). There shall be a five-member executive committee (EC) and eight members who will serve as chairpersons and co-chairpersons of the standing committees of the Association to help facilitate the functioning of the Association.
  3. Addition of three new sections:
    • Description of the Qualifications and duties of EC members
    • Finance and Asset management
    • A description of standing committees- Bylaws, Communications, Liaison Committee, Social and CME, Outreach and membership, Nomination Committee, Social Committee, Finance Committee.

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