October 17, 2014
Special Meeting Announcement
All AIA Michigan members are invited to attend a special meeting of the full membership to discuss the future of the Beaubien House.

The meeting will be held on November 17th at 6:00 pm, at
Weber's Restaurant and Boutique Hotel
3050 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor

The AIA Michigan Board of Directors has been discussing the future of our headquarters over the course of the last year.  Many of you participated in a survey last spring on the topic, and we appreciate your feedback. You should be aware from a general announcement that was sent to the full membership on July 9th that on July 8th the Board voted unanimously to put Beaubien House on the market.
A purchase agreement has been received for the property, and the AIA Michigan Board of Directors unanimously voted to accept the purchase offer on September 23rd, with one dissenting opinion submitted subsequently on October 16th.  However, the purchase agreement has not been signed.
On October 8th the Board received a petition signed electronically by 405 members that a special meeting be called to discuss this topic.  That petition read as follows:
"We, the members of AIA Michigan, do hereby petition the Board of Directors to call a special meeting of the membership to determine the future for AIA Michigan's Beaubien House."

As per our bylaws, in response to such a request the Secretary is charged with giving notice to the full membership not less than (30) days before the date fixed for a special meeting, so this message serves as that announcement.
We hope that you will take the time to participate in this special meeting.

Will Wittig, AIA
 AIA Michigan Board of Directors, Secretary



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