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December 1, 2017 Vol. 72 No. 20 Back to Bulletin Main Page

Annual Meeting of Members


INTA President Joe Ferretti called the meeting to order at 8:30 am on November 7, 2017, at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, then turned the meeting over to Secretary Zeeger Vink.

Mr. Vink certified that the official notice of the Annual Meeting of Members was mailed on October 16, 2017, and requested a motion that the notice be filed as part of the minutes of the meeting. Elena Grimme moved that the notice of the 2017 Annual Meeting of Members be filed as part of the minutes of the meeting, and Elisabeth Escobar seconded. The motion was passed on a voice vote.

Mr. Vink reported that the total number of INTA Regular Members was 884 and that a quorum of Regular Members as defined in the Bylaws was present in person or by proxy. Mr. Ferretti declared the meeting regularly and lawfully convened and open to transact business.

Mr. Ferretti reported that the minutes of the 2016 Annual Meeting of Members were published and circulated to the members and asked for any amendments or corrections. There was none. Stacey Berg Keller moved that the minutes be approved as published and Ms. Escobar seconded the motion. The motion was passed on a voice vote.

In the absence of Treasurer Tiki Dare, Mr. Ferretti called on President Elect Tish Berard to deliver the 2017 financial report on the affairs of the Association. Ms. Berard made the report and Mr. Ferretti called for a motion to approve it. Ms. Berg Keller moved that the report be approved and Ms. Escobar seconded the motion. The motion was passed on a voice vote.

Mr. Ferretti stated that the President’s report on the activities of the Association during the 2017 year would be presented at the Opening Ceremonies of the Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 19, 2018, at 4:30 pm at the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) in Seattle, Washington.

Ronald van Tuijl, Chair of the Nominating Committee, presented the report of the Nominating Committee. Mr. Ferretti advised that no nominations for these elected offices were made other than those proposed by the Nominating Committee. Ms. Berg Keller moved that a single vote be cast for the Nominating Committee’s slate of candidates for election to the INTA Board of Directors and Ms. Grimme seconded. The motion was passed on a voice vote and the Directors were elected.

Mr. Ferretti asked if there was any new business and there was none. He asked for a motion to adjourn. Ms. Escobar so moved, Ms. Grimme seconded, and the motion passed.

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