1999 Annual Meeting and Dinner in San Francisco

Minutes of 1999 Annual Meeting

March 21, 1999.

San Francisco, California

Forty-four members and friends attended the meeting. Dr. Win Chan, the president, opened the meeting by welcoming everyone at 5:50 pm and gave a brief history of the Association. Dr. Chao then reported that Dr. Hong Wu had set up a web page for the Association. Everyone was encouraged to give her his/her e-mail address. Dr. Chan asked for permission of the members to continue the support of a fellowship for Chinese pathologists to receive short-term training in Hong Kong. Dr. H. K. Ng from Hong Kong IAP gave a progress report of the program and indicated that the support from the IACP is important for the continuation of the program. A motion to continue the support was seconded and passed. The executive committee proposed a temporary change of the by-law due to the reluctance of the current secretary-treasurer to become the new president elect. The change involved a change from two to one year for the next secretary-treasurer, who would then become president-elect after one year and followed by a new secretary-treasurer. The president-elect would become new president after one year. The motion was seconded and passed by the members. Dr. He-Huang. Harry Chang from West Virginia was nominated and voted unanimously to be the next secretary-treasurer. The new president, Dr. Sage Lee, presented a plaque to Dr. Chan for his contribution as President to the IACP. A motion to have an option of life membership fee was proposed and Dr. Chan would bring the proposal to the executive committee for discussion. However, the concern was that this would significantly reduce the opportunities for members to make donations with their annual dues.

Respectfully submitted