June 23, 2021

ATTN: UPMASA Bonafide Members

The UPMASA Board of Governors (BOG) on April 26, 2021 Spring Online E-meeting has approved to change 2 Amendments to the CBL.
1. Provision 3.01 (2) on Lifetime Membership Category. This complies to the new Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Guidelines that is now used by IRS for non-profit organizations.
2. Provision 9.04 on Elections.

RE: CBL AMENDMENT # 3.01 (2)
The current Provision 3.01 (2) states:
“Life Members – Members who have paid their requisite lifetime membership dues and are not subject to recurrent annual membership dues.”

Provision 3.01 (2) will be replaced with the following:
Provision 3.01(2) “Life member – this category will no longer be available effective March 1, 2021. All previously paid lifetime members will retain their privileges.”

RE: CBL AMENDMENT #9.04
The current Provision 9.04 states:
“Elections shall be conducted in a dignified manner. The Board of Governors shall conduct, regulate and be responsible for any balloting, and tabulation of ballots, if required. If the Board of Governors decide that election of officers be held by mail, all ballots shall be mailed to all paid members to their last known valid addresses at least sixty (60) days prior to the Annual Meeting of the members. All ballots shall be postage marked and returned no later than thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting of the members of the Society. All ties and controversies shall be decided upon by the Board of Governors, sitting en banc. The majority decision of the Board of Governors shall be the final decision.”

Provision 9.04 will be replaced with the following:
9.04 Elections shall be conducted in a dignified manner. The Board of Governors shall conduct, regulate and be responsible for any balloting, and tabulation of ballots, if required. An Ad Hoc Committee on Elections shall be created by the President to implement the manner of election. All ties and controversies shall be decided upon by the Board of Governors, sitting en banc. The majority decision of the Board of Governors shall be the final decision.

The paid members of UPMASA will decide on the ratification of this amendment during our Annual Grand Convention (AGC) on July 2, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Thank you.

Respectfully submitted,

Miguel L. de Leon, MD
Chairman – UPMASA CBL Committee

cc: Susan C. Echiverri
Pearl G. Ontalan
MDL/pgo