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For security reasons, financial reports are available by request from the OACAC treasurer or president.

March 25, 2017

General Membership Meeting
Monday, March 27, 2017 – 12:00p-1:30p
Polaris Hilton, Columbus OH


For internet security reasons, please contact the Executive Administrator if you wish to view the annual report and financial data.

September 18, 2016

Click the image below for the General Membership Meeting (9/22/2016) documents.  If you have not renewed your OACAC membership prior to our meeting, please do so! We look forward to gathering together for an exciting event in Columbus!

April 8, 2016

Below you will find the 2015-2016 Annual Report.  This report contains the meeting agenda for the General Membership Meeting on April 11, 2016 and other year-in-review information for the OACAC membership.



March 11, 2016

Dear Voting Members of OACAC:

In September of 2014, changes to the NACAC membership categories were approved at the NACAC General Membership Meeting.  As an Affiliate of NACAC, OACAC is obligated to bring our governing documents into alignment.  In order to do this, OACAC Bylaws need to be amended.

According to our rules, changes to the OACAC Bylaws must be approved at an OACAC General Membership meeting.  The next meeting will take place at the Annual Conference on April 11, 2016. We plan to present the following proposal and gain member approval at this annual business meeting.

The document at this  link: ByLawsProposedChangesApril2016 shows the proposed amendments to the OACAC Bylaws in red.  Two main changes are involved.

·        What formerly had been one general voting category for organizations has been divided by NACAC into two categories in order to provide more clarity and distinction. One organizational category includes smaller not-for-profit community-based organizations that operate on a state or local level. The second category includes not-for-profits that provide services on a multi-state, national, or international level.

·        The second membership change allows people who are moving positions or institutions to continue individual membership for up to one complete membership year.

If you have any questions or concerns about the proposal, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Thomas P. Fanning OACAC Governance Committee Chair







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