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Two Ways To Get Involved Today

August 9, 2012 in General

(Note: All links in this article are internal … You have to be logged into the USPX website for them to work.)

If you have been a member of the USPX for a while and haven’t found an opportunity to get involved, two wonderful opportunities have just opened up. One requires considerable experience in shareowner activism, but the second requires no experience whatsoever. Both afford excellent opportunities to contribute to individual shareowner activism and to get to know other members:

  1. We just launched a Nuts ’n Bolts members group. Members are going to use new wiki functionality to collaboratively draft several “how-to” articles on individual shareowner activism. We are just starting to flesh out the topics list in the new group’s forum, but topics will include “How to assign a proxy”, “How to directly register your shares”, “How to submit a Rule 14a-8 proposal”, etc. Completed articles will be made publicly available on the USPX website. To participate, you will need practical experience with one or more of the topics covered.
  2. In the recently-formed USPX Governance Group, a forum discussion “Please review and comment on USPX bylaws ” has been launched where members can review and propose improvements to our primary governance document: the USPX bylaws. This discussion and review was proposed at last month’s annual members meeting. Our board has formed a committee to review all members’ feedback and report back to the board in two months with recommended changes to the bylaws. The bylaws were uploaded as an attachment to the first post to the discussion topic. You can download them and post your thoughts directly to the forum. No experience is needed to participate in this discussion, just a desire to ensure our organization has insightful, forward-looking governance.

If neither of these opportunities is your cup of tea, there will be more coming up in the next few months. At the annual meeting, members identified a number of exciting initiatives to pursue. Check out the minutes from that meeting for a peak at what is to come …. 

Thank you for being involved.

New USPX Governance Group Open to All Members

July 19, 2012 in General

At last week’s annual members meeting, attendees expressed interest in becoming more involved with the actual governance of the USPX. Accordingly, Chairman Vin Cirulli has launched a new USPX Governance Group that, after login, can be accessed at Community > Groups. Here is the group description:

Open to all members, this is a public forum on governance of the USPX. Here you might discuss our bylaws, pose questions to the board, or plan the next annual members meeting.

Some attendees at the 2012 annual members meeting: Steve Nieman, Jim McRitchie, Vincent Cirulli, Glyn Holton and John Chevedden.

From the group’s home page, select FORUM, and you will see I have posted two documents to get a discussion started. The first is the USPX Bylaws. Attendees at the annual meeting expressed an interest in reviewing the bylaws and proposing improvements. Please do so and post your comments directly in the same forum. The board will review comments and implement amendments, as they see fit.

The second document is minutes from the annual members meeting. These include fourteen initiatives members discussed and approved at the meeting. Please look these over and see if there are any you would like to be involved in. Please e-mail me and let me know.