ISHA Bylaws Amendment Announcement

June 15, 2015

In accordance with ISHA’s recently approved Bylaws Amendment Process:


Section 1.    Proposed Amendments
Amendments to these Bylaws may be proposed by the Executive Board, the Bylaws and Policies and Procedures Committee, or a written proposal signed by ten (10) current members of the Association.

Section 2.    Amending Procedures
Amendments to these Bylaws are made, upon two-thirds vote, by the ISHA Executive Board.  Approved amendments to these Bylaws shall be made available for consideration by the regular voting members of ISHA of at least 60 days prior to adoption by the association.

The ISHA Executive Board announces to the membership the following amendment, approved by the ISHA Executive Board, at its June 6, 2015 Executive Board meeting:


The Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association recognizes discrimination on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, gender, gender identification, age, disability, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, or marital status to be inconsistent with its goals, purposes, and policies and with the professional and ethical responsibilities of its Members, Board, Committees, and Officers.  All programs and activities of the Association shall be carried out in such a manner as to be consistent with, and in adherence to, this policy.

These additional amendments were requested in order to make the Discrimination section language consistent with the recently approved amendments to the Application and Admission of Membership section of the bylaws. A complete copy of the ISHA Bylaws may be found on the ISHA web site: