COLUMBUS, OH - The board of directors approved submitting bylaws amendments to the membership. These will be presented for consideration by the membership at the October 19, 2009, annual business meeting. In accordance with the bylaws, all voting members of the society have an opportunity to vote by letter ballot prior to the meeting. Ballots were mailed to members the week of August 17. Ballots must be received at ASNT headquarters by October 4, 2009.

Among the proposed changes are:

- increasing limitations regarding consecutive terms of service on the board of directors
- revising minimum intervals between terms of service on the Board of Directors
- limiting officers (secretary/treasurer, vice president, president, chair of the Board) to a single elected term in each position
- clarifying the respective roles of the Board of Directors and the Selection Committee in the nomination process.

Each of the affected articles (Articles III, IV and VI) are provided here for your review. Wording that appears with an underscore is new. Wording that appears with a strikethrough is being deleted.