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June 12, 2019

2019 WSMA Annual Meeting: How to Propose Policy, Serve as Delegate

If you are interested in proposing policy or serving as a delegate at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the WSMA House of Delegates, Oct. 12 and 13 at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, be sure to take note of the following guidance and key dates.

Deadlines for submitting resolutions

Resolutions, one of the key policy drivers for the association, are considered for adoption by the House of Delegates at its annual meeting each fall. Resolutions must be sponsored by a WSMA delegate, alternate delegate or member of the board of trustees. If you are interested in authoring a resolution but are not a delegate or board member, the WSMA will work with you to develop your resolution idea and help find a sponsor. Learn more about resolutions on the WSMA website and be sure to mark your calendar for the following dates:

Aug. 16 – Deadline to submit your resolution for publication in the WSMSA Delegate Handbook, the compilation of resolutions and other business to be considered by the House of Delegates.
Aug. 30 – The Delegate Handbook will be available from the WSMA website for download.
Sept. 12 – Final deadline to submit your resolution. Resolutions received after this date must have consent of two-thirds of the House at the opening session to be considered.

How to serve as a delegate

The House of Delegates is composed of WSMA members who represent, and are designated by, their respective county society or specialty society, as well as representatives of WSMA's special sections and board of trustees. If you would like to serve as a delegate at the 2019 WSMA Annual Meeting, please contact your local county society or state specialty society.

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