Members Approve Dues Increase, Enhanced Institutional Membership Benefits

Members at the September 1 Annual Membership Meeting in Chicago approved by wide margins two bylaws amendments that affect SAA dues and a constitutional amendment that enhances benefits for institutional members. Effective January 1, 2008, SAA dues for all membership categories except Life and Retired will increase by 10%. A new category was created for members whose salary is $75,000 per year or greater and the annual dues were set at $216.  In addition, institutional members may now identify a "primary contact" person, who is eligible to vote, hold office, and serve on appointed groups. For more information, see the September/October issue of Archival Outlook.