Lone Star Caucus Delegates:
The strength of our Lone Star Caucus, the influence we have to affect policy and elections, is solely determined by how many physicians we have show up and vote. If you are a Delegate to the TMA House of Delegates, or an Alternate Delegate, PLEASE, PLEASE make sure you are registered prior to TEXMED. We try to have as many of our caucus members pre-registered as we can, so that we can fill any voting positions that are not filled.
If you show up to TEXMED, and one of your county’s delegates is missing or unaccounted for, ANY MEMBER OF THAT COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY MAY BE CREDENTIALED AS A DELEGATE ON THE MORNING OF TEXMED, PROVIDED THEY ARE A MEMBER IN-GOOD-STANDING WITH TMA AND THE COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY.
Our main goal is to not waste our delegate votes. Please make every effort to get your full delegation to TEXMED, registered, and seated.
One other note, if you might be given a vote in the House of Delegates for another reason besides being a delegate from your county (for example, members of some councils, including those on the Board of Councilors, get a vote), please let someone else have your position as a delegate. You may only be credentialed for one vote, so if you are in a position to potentially get more votes, please have someone take your place as a delegate.
HOUSE OF DELEGATES
Stay tuned for Virtual HOD Instructions
MEETING DETAILS AND REMINDERS
Handbook Distribution and Paper Copies
The Handbook for Delegates will be posted on the website by March 25. It will be posted as a single, large document as well as in a series of smaller documents, organized by tabs in the handbook and reference committees. The Supplement to the handbook will be posted about April 15. When it is posted, the original Handbook for Delegates and the Supplement will be available separately along with a combined document that contains both the handbook and supplement.
Should you want a hard copy of the handbook and supplement, email email@example.com requesting it be mailed to you.
Registration and Credentialing
Stay tuned for online registration details
What To Do When
Most HOD members are familiar with the “What To Do When” page, always the first page of the Handbook for Delegates. This page lists meetings of the house, reference committee locations, caucus meetings and locations, registration hours, and Reports Room location, among a few other meetings and events. The What To Do When page also is posted as a separate document on the HOD webpage for easy access. Watch for updates to that page on the website.
Resolutions are due to TMA by Friday, March 4, for posting on the TMA website and publication in the Handbook for Delegates. Resolutions received after the deadline must include a plea of urgency from the author and receive a two-thirds affirmative vote by the House of Delegates at the opening session to be considered. To ensure the house considers your resolution in April, submit it by March 4. Follow these guidelines for writing and submitting resolutions. TMA staff are available to help you write resolutions; if you would like assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.