From:  WSSHE Board
To:       WSSHE Members 


As set forth by Article VII of the WSSHE bylaws (which may be viewed at, this flash serves as advance notification of a proposed revision to the bylaws, as follows: 

Replace the existing Article II, Section 5 verbiage with the following (new or modified text highlighted): 

Section 5. Retired Members
Retired membership in the Society shall be available to those individuals who have retired from positions which qualify for either Full or Associate membership.  Retired members may vote and serve on committees, but may not hold office.


Section 6. Dues

The Board of Directors shall establish annual dues for Full members, Associate members, and Retired Members of the Society. Dues shall be payable by January 1 of each year except for Honorary members who will not be required to pay dues. Dues will be requested Dec. 1 for the following year.

Rationale:  Currently, WSSHE bylaws do not provide a membership category which allows retired members to continue their participation.  However, retired members are a valued part of our community, and are encouraged to participate.  This bylaw change will provide a clear mechanism for retired individuals to continue their membership in the Society. 

At the WSSHE general membership meeting on October 16th in Yakima, full members will have the opportunity to vote on this important change. 

If you have any questions or suggestions in regards to this matter, please contact Russell Kent at

Thank you!

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