AuSM Annual Meeting is March 27, 2019 at AuSM in St. Paul
Annual Meeting Agenda: March 27, 2019; Location: AuSM, 2380 Wycliff St. #102, St Paul, MN 55114
6:30 p.m. Check-In/Meet and Greet
7 p.m. Welcome and Meeting Called to Order
7:05 p.m. State of the Autism Society of Minnesota Report from Ellie Wilson, Executive Director; Officer Reports (Secretary, Treasurer, President)
7:35 p.m. New Business
- Election of Officers
- New Mission Statement*
- Bylaws Amendment**
7:50 p.m. Announcements and Thank You To Outgoing Board Members
8 p.m. Adjourn
*Proposed New Mission Statement:
The Mission of the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) is to enhance the lives of individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.
AuSM serves Minnesotans, throughout their lives, with a fundamental commitment to advocacy, education, support, collaboration, and community building.
We seek to:
Advocate for legislation and policies that lead to improved services, increased opportunities, and greater self-determination for people with autism.
Educate and inform individuals, families, professionals, and the broader community about autism and effective strategies for support and inclusion.
Support individuals and families through quality programs, counseling services, and resource information.
Collaborate with organizations and individuals who share our commitment to enhancing the lives of those affected by autism.
Build community and provide a welcoming and accessible environment for autistic people to connect and form their own social bonds.
**Proposed Bylaws Amendment:
On Aug. 27, 2018, the AuSM Board voted to recommend a change to the bylaws to remove the membership voting requirement for bylaws changes to be made at the annual meeting or special meeting of the full membership. If the motion passes at this meeting, the AuSM Board would be responsible for any changes needed to update the bylaws to current or future best practices.