restructure the five current member-
ship classes of Fellow, Associate,
International, Honorary, and Public
Accountant to the two main classes
the equivalent of a CPA in another
CPA but who is employed in a profes-
sional capacity in a public accounting
firm, or who is employed under the
supervision of a CPA in industry, gov-
ernment, a not-for-profit organization,
an educational institution, or a busi-
ness entity other than a CPA firm and
who provides or facilitates accounting
services or advice to one's employer
or to the clients of one's employer in
any and all matters related to account-
ing, financial, management, tax or
consulting services, or the recording
of financial data or information or the
preparation or presentation of finan-
have to be sponsored for membership
by a Certified Member. Such mem-
bership would terminate at the end of
the society's next fiscal year immedi-
ately following such time as the em-
ployment relationship terminates.
firmly and exclusively in the hands of
its Certified Members.
· Serve on the Board of Directors,
· Serve as officers,
· Serve on the Nominating Committee
and Associate Member, two other
classes would remain:
International Members are CPAs or
the equivalent in another country and
would have the same rights as Certi-
fied Members. (There are currently
five International Members.) Honorary
Members are non-CPAs recognized by
the society in appreciation for service
to the profession. They cannot vote or
hold office. (There have been two Hon-
orary Members, now both deceased.)
two main categories of membership: Certified (CPA)
Member and Associate (non-CPA) Member.
(December 2008), members voted
overwhelmingly (87 percent) to
conduct future bylaws votes via
electronic ballot. Accordingly, the
2012 vote will be exclusively online.
No more tearing out ballots to fold,
tape, and return by mail (and no
more paper cuts!). You'll also help
save a tree and some postage.
Each member with an email
address listed in our database will
receive voting information via email.
With a simple click, you'll be able
to follow a link to cast your vote.
total membership to vote in order
for a vote to be considered valid.
For an amendment to pass, the
vote must carry a two-thirds favor-
at www.ctcpas.org/update or send
your update to Caitlin Bailey O'Neill
You can simply visit our website
at www.ctcpas.org/bylaws from
November 1 to December 15, 2012
to cast your vote.