The name of this body shall be the Alumni Organization of the School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMIAO).
The purpose of the SBMIAO is to 1) facilitate communication among and between the graduates of SBMI 2) provide activities that benefit its members and 3) provide support to the SBMI in recruitment, scholarships and preceptorships.
Membership in the SBMIAO shall include all graduates from the SBMI with a masters or doctoral degree. The Director of Admissions, SBMI, shall be an ex officio member of SBMIAO.
The SBMI Alumni Organization shall be presided over by a President whose term of office shall be one year commencing in September. A President elect and secretary/treasurer shall be additional officers that serve for a one-year term commencing in September.
Meetings of the SBMIAO will be held no more than three times/year. Meetings and/or voting may be conducted in-person or electronically, through email or computer conferencing. Special meetings may be called by the President or President Elect. Minutes of meetings will be taken by the Secretary/Treasurer and distributed to the membership.
These bylaws shall be amended by presentation, in writing, of any proposed amendments either electronically, or at general meetings at least two weeks prior to voting. A 2/3 vote of SHISAO members is required for adoption of an amendment.