March 5, 2021

Attention all international AIAS members! The AIAS Finance Committee wants to hear from you! The AIAS Board of Directors and Council of Presidents recently tackled issues at the Forum Chicago conference in January that directly affect international members. Now, we want to know if a reduction of individual membership dues would benefit you! Please fill out this short questionnaire to let us know why the AIAS is important to you and how a change in dues would impact your experience as an AIAS member. Your testimonials will be integral in presenting actionable items to the AIAS Board of Directors to address the needs of all members around the world.

As you may or may not know the Council of Presidents voted in favor of bylaw amendments and additions to restructure membership dues for international members and their respective chapters. This allows more flexibility for international students based on their geographic region. The finance committee found that as inflation rates change, the monetary value (USD) drastically changes, which varies the cost of membership in different locations.

Here are the charges for the 2020-2021 Finance Committee:

  • Work with the Executive Director to perform a financial review of the organization and support the yearly budget process.
  • Work in collaboration with the Membership Committee and Council of Global Representatives to explore International Membership fees and membership benefits for all members to ensure that the value of AIAS membership aligns with the fee in each respective region.
  • Educate chapters and members about best financial practices in an organization for both in person and virtual circumstances.
  • Quantify cost implications for proposed resolutions.

In order to complete our charges for this year, we need your feedback! Please take 5 minutes to fill out the form below.