Asian Languages Division
Certified Interpreters Division
Health Professional Division
Minority Language Division
Sign Language Division
Slavic and Germanic Languages
Excerpt from the IMIA Bylaws 2011
ARTICLE 10 - DIVISIONS
10.1 Purpose. A Division serves Members who share a common interest in a specific aspect of the profession. It serves as a means of communication between its members and the Board of Directors, provides information and services to its members in their own specific field of interest, organizes meetings to further cooperation and information exchange among them, and supports and promotes the policies and objectives of the Association. Each Division will solicit potential new members and conduct activities and carry out the purposes of the association in its respective region, in accordance with guidelines, requirements, instructions, policies and/or procedures established by the Executive Board
10.2 Creation. The applications of a Division shall be submitted to the Board of Directors, which, in its discretion, by majority vote may be established a proposed Division.
10.3 Divisions Chair and Assistant Chair. Upon approval of a Division by the Board of Directors the Executive Committee, with the approval of the Board, shall elect a Division Chair and an Assistant Chair (the “Chairs”) for each Division. The Chairs shall serve for a four (4) year term. The Chairs may not serve more than three (3) consecutive terms. The Executive Committee, with the consent of the Board, may remove the Chairs with or without cause.
10.4 Membership. Any Member with an interest in a particular Division may join a Division. The Chairs of the Division must be voting Members.
10.5 Meetings and Reports. Meetings of each Division shall be held at such times and places as may be determined by the members of the Division. Any Director may attend any Division meeting. Each Division shall have a minimum of three meetings, face to face or remotely. The Board of Directors will meet quarterly with Chairs and invite their input. Every Division Chair shall submit a report of its activities to its members and to the Board of Directors at least twice a year.
10.6 Termination, Dissolution, or Suspension. When the activities of a Division are deemed to run counter to the established policies and objectives of the Corporation, the Executive Committee, by a majority vote, may terminate and replace the Division Chairs or by a vote of a majority of Directors or may dissolve a Division or declare its activities suspended.
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.IMIA Requirements to Apply for Leadership
http://www.imiaweb.org/uploads/docs/IMIA_Requirements_to_apply_for_Leadership.pdf.IMIA Disclosure Form March 2013
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