Join the Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis Society

It is time to renew or join the EPM Society, which was founded in 1999.
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The EPM Society is made up of individuals interested in equine protozoal myeloencephalitis research.

The objectives of the EPM Society and the requirements for membership (Articles of Incorporation, Article IV; Bylaws, Article III) are:

“The Corporation shall organize individuals whose interests in equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (“EPM”) research contribute to a greater understanding of the disease; encourage cooperative EPM research; promote awareness of current EPM research and new developments in the field; and evaluate and disseminate guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of EPM. In all events the assets of the corporation, both principal and income, shall be applied exclusively for charitable, religious, testing for public safety, prevention of cruelty to children or animals, scientific, literary, or educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Code (or corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue law)...”

Membership

Any veterinarian or scientist who is interested in Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (“EPM”) research and whose application for admission as an Active Member has been approved by the corporation and who has paid the dues assessed for such category of membership for the then current fiscal year shall be an Active Member during such fiscal year. Active Members shall be entitled to receive all member communications and notices from the corporation. Active Members shall be entitled to vote on all matters submitted to a vote of the members who have voting rights in accordance with the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation of the corporation or these bylaws. Active Members shall be eligible to hold office in the corporation.

Any entity other than an individual interested in supporting the objectives of the corporation and approved by the corporation and who has paid the dues assessed for such category of membership for the then current fiscal year shall be a Sustaining Member during such fiscal year. An entity with a sustaining membership shall be entitled to designate two employees to represent the company for that fiscal year. Each employee shall be eligible to vote on all matters submitted to a vote of the members who have voting rights in accordance with the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation of the corporation or these bylaws. Each employee shall be eligible to hold office in the corporation.

Any individual who is not eligible to be an Active Member of the corporation and whose application for admission as a Subscriber Member has been approved by the corporation and who has paid the dues assessed for such category of membership for the then current fiscal year shall be a Subscriber Member during such fiscal year. Subscriber Members shall not be entitled to vote and shall not be eligible to hold office in or serve as a director or a member of a committee of the corporation, but shall receive all other benefits accorded to Active Members.

: Any student enrolled in a college of veterinary medicine or in a graduate program who has an interest in EPM and whose application for admission as a Student Member has been approved by the corporation shall be a Student Member. Student Members shall not be entitled to vote and shall not be eligible to hold office in or serve as a director or a member of a committee of the corporation, but shall receive all other benefits accorded to Active members. Student members shall be exempt from the payment of dues.

The dues year runs from January 1 - December 31. In order to be considered for membership, complete the attached application and submit it with a check (Active or Subscriber $40.00; Sustaining $250.00, US currency) to:

EPM Society

Attn: Dr. Jennifer Morrow

1501 Bull Lea Road, Suite 104

Lexington, KY 40511

(859) 288-5255

jmorrow@edslabky.com

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