Dear AAO Members,
The last number of weeks have presented unprecedented challenges for all of us. It is the sincere hope of the Board that you, your families, and loved ones are safe and well during these uncertain times. We offer our support however possible.
As you are aware, the AAO made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Conference. With this done, we will be moving our Annual General Meeting (AGM) online to a live interactive format. Please save the date for the afternoon of June 25, 2020, as it is important for all members to attend. We have several important matters to discuss, including our 2020-2023 Strategic Plan and we hope to welcome as many of you as possible to our virtual meeting.
More information about the AGM will follow in the coming weeks.
With the AGM rescheduled to June, we will be extending the nomination period for available Board positions to May 4, 2020. We are currently accepting nominations for the positions of Director-Without-Portfolio (2-year term) and Vice-President/President-Elect/Past-President (3-year term). Please be in touch with the AAO Office at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.
In regards to membership renewals, we recognize the current situation is creating economic uncertainty and hardship for many. We invite any member who is unable to renew their membership at this time to reach out to the AAO Office at email@example.com. Our membership coordinator is able to extend the membership renewal date from April 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020 for any member to ensure a continuation of services until at least that date. All those who have had their memberships extended to August 31 will receive a renewal notice at that time.
I would again like to thank our wonderful volunteers for their work and all of you, as members, for your continued support of our association. We have faced a difficult year but are emerging stronger as a community.
AAO Board of Directors