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Editors' Association of Canada members vote to adopt revised structure
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto, March 24, 2011—The Editors' Association of Canada (EAC) is pleased to announce that its members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of adopting a revised structure for the association.
Members supported the following changes:
- creating a new, smaller category of branches, called "twigs" (smaller groups in outlying regions)
- replacing two members at large on the national executive council with six directors and replacing six branch representatives with two regional directors of branches and twigs
- appointing all (rather than electing some) national committee chairs through the elected national executive committee
- shifting the date on which national executive council members elected at the annual general meeting take office, from May/June (following the AGM) to September
All proposals passed with the votes in favour ranging from 87% to 97%.
EAC President Michelle Boulton says, "The national executive council is pleased with how smoothly the discussion went, and with the sense of engagement with members that we encountered throughout the process. As a result, we're confident the new structure will better serve the needs of the organization and of members for years to come."
The national executive would like to thank everyone who contributed to this process by offering advice and feedback, coming out to local meetings to discuss the issues, and casting their votes in the referendum. All who voted have played an important role in helping shape the future of EAC.
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About the Editors' Association of Canada
The Editors' Association of Canada/Association canadienne des réviseurs began in 1979 as the Freelance Editors' Association of Canada to promote and maintain the highest standards of editing. EAC is the voice of editors in Canada, with more than 1,600 members, both salaried and freelance, who work in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit, education and publishing sectors. EAC's professional development programs and services include seminars, certification, guidelines for fair pay and working conditions, an annual conference and networking with other associations. EAC has six regional branches: British Columbia, Prairie Provinces, Saskatchewan, Toronto, National Capital Region and Quebec/Atlantic Canada. Please visit www.editors.ca.
Editors' Association of Canada
Association canadienne des réviseurs
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