The objectives of the Society, a non-profit organization, are to:
The affairs of the Society will be governed by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee of the Society will be composed of 13 voting members: the President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past President and 8 Councilors who collectively represent the following disciplines: anthropology, bioactive factors in milk, epidemiology, immunology, lactation physiology, mammary gland biology, nutrition, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology. At least two voting members should be from outside the United States. In addition to the 13 voting members, the President of the Trainee Interest Group (TIG) will participate on the Executive Committee as a nonvoting ex officio member. The President of the Society, or in his/her absence the President-Elect, will convene a face-to-face meeting of the Executive Committee at least once each year prior to the Society’s annual business meeting. In addition, Executive Committee conference calls will be held at least quarterly as determined by the President of the Society. A quorum of the committee will be a simple majority of 7 voting members. Actions based on conference calls may be adopted if all voting members of the Executive Committee on the conference call approve of the action(s).
Changes in the bylaws of the Society are first proposed by the Executive Committee. The proposed amendments are subject to approval by a majority of those voting on a ballot sent to the full membership before they are promulgated. Results of the by bylaws ballots will be communicated to the general membership by the President.
Last revised: March, 2015