As a reminder, the schedule of regular American Maritime Officers monthly membership meetings for 2022 and beyond has been changed under the following resolution of the AMO National Executive Board to amend the AMO National Constitution, which was approved by a majority vote of members in attendance of the monthly membership meeting held at AMO headquarters on December 6, 2021.
WHEREAS, amendments to the AMO National Constitution were last adopted through a union-wide referendum that ended in March 2009, and
WHEREAS, the number of Constitutional ports was reduced to one, the National Headquarters, more than a decade ago.
WHEREAS, members have consistently asked that membership meetings at HQ be scheduled during the middle of the week so they may attend without sacrificing Sundays with family or meetings abutting national holidays.
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to its authority under Article XXV of the AMO National Constitution, the National Executive Board proposes to the AMO membership the following amendment to the AMO National Constitution:
Article XXI, Section 1 shall now read:
"The National President, or an elected official designated by the National President, or if the National President is incapacitated, an elected official designated by the National Executive Board, shall call and convene a regular monthly membership meeting on the first Wednesday of every month except in the months of January and July when the membership meeting will be held on the second Wednesday. The meeting shall be at National Headquarters. The convening officer may, in his or her sole discretion, cancel, postpone, or move the location of a membership meeting only for exigent circumstances such as hurricane or flood watches or warnings, states of emergency declared by government authorities, or damage to the National Headquarters premises. This meeting shall be commenced at 1:00 P.M. local time. In the event a quorum is not present at 1:00 P.M. local time the National President or National Officer officially in charge designated by the President shall postpone the opening of the meeting until a quorum is present, but in no event later than 1:30 P.M. local time. If a quorum is not present by 1:30 P.M., then the meeting shall be canceled, and the Order of Business shall be carried over to the next monthly membership meeting."
New 2022 schedule of AMO membership meetings
Following is the revised schedule of American Maritime Officers membership meetings for 2022. The resolution amending the AMO National Constitution to change the days on which membership meetings are held was proposed to and approved by AMO members after the AMO calendar for 2022 was printed and out for distribution to AMO members, applicants and contracted vessels. The membership meeting dates printed in the 2022 AMO calendar are no longer accurate. AMO members and applicants are asked to keep the new schedule as a supplement to the 2022 AMO calendar and mark the date changes accordingly.
- February 2, 2022 (Wednesday)
- March 2, 2022 (Wednesday)
- April 6, 2022 (Wednesday)
- May 4, 2022 (Wednesday)
- June 1, 2022 (Wednesday)
- July 13, 2022 (Wednesday)
- August 3, 2022 (Wednesday)
- September 7, 2022 (Wednesday)
- October 5, 2022 (Wednesday)
- November 2, 2022 (Wednesday)
- December 7, 2022 (Wednesday)