In compliance with the THIMA Bylaws, this is a 30-day notice that revisions to the THIMA Bylaws will be considered during the 2021 THIMA Business Meeting which will be held during the THIMA 2021 Annual Meeting on April 29.
The highlighted areas of the THIMA Bylaws are changes necessary to be in compliance with the AHIMA Bylaw changes that were made during the 2020 AHIMA House of Delegates Meeting.
There are two areas in red font that are changes being proposed by the THIMA Board of Directors to establish the THIMA Emeritus Advisory Council (EAC). A description of the purpose and composition of the Council is detailed below. No financial expenditure is associated with the establishment or sustainability of the EAC.
II. Purpose, Scope of Work and Benefit
The Emeritus Advisory Council is created as a standing committee for the purpose of working with the THIMA Board of Directors, the THIMA Executive Committee, and with the THIMA Foundation Council as appropriate. The committee shall limit its activities to advising on matters that directly concern association programs and fundraising efforts. The Committee shall have no legal responsibilities and is formed to give advice and recommendations to the board and management. It cannot compel the board or staff to act on its recommendations or feedback. Service on the Emeritus Advisory Council is voluntary.
The Emeritus Advisory Council shall:
- be comprised of past presidents who have served the full term, as defined in the THIMA Bylaws who are not serving THIMA in any other official capacity, i.e., Foundation Council or Local HIMA President
- be a source of historical and organizational ‘memory’
- provide the board with objective opinions about the organization
- provide input, skills and knowledge towards specific projects
- sign a conflict of interest disclosure and waiver statements
B. Scope of Work:
Specific scope of work of the Emeritus Advisory Council may include the following:
- serve as an experienced advisor and mentor to the board
- identify fundraising, technical assistance and marketing resources
- assess the impact of programs, projects and events
- serve as ad hoc on short-term events such as, the Annual Meeting
- serve as a non-political advocate for the organization