The Board of Directors for the Marine Technology Society (MTS) has reviewed the Society bylaws and proposed changes which are now available online for member review. The major proposed changes would:

  • institute term limits for Society officers,
  • expand the qualifications for student membership, and
  • restructure the classifications for business and institutional members.

For a summary of changes, as well as the existing and proposed versions of the Bylaws as presented on the MTS web site; CLICK HERE. Members can get paper copies may be obtained from the MTS office by calling 202-717-8705, ext. 102.

Comments on the proposed changes may be sent to MTS Executive Director Rich Lawson at Please reference ‘Bylaws’ in the subject line.

Comments may also be sent in writing to MTS Headquarters to the attention of Executive Director Rich Lawson at 1100 H Street NW, Suite LL-100, Washington, DC 20005. All comments must be received by Sept. 15, 2012 for consideration by the Board before it votes on adopting the proposed Bylaws.