Actuarial Review
Volume 31, No. 3 / August 2004

From the President
Odds and Ends from Around the World


by Mary Frances Miller

Over the past year and a half, I’ve had the great honor to represent the CAS all over the world. I’ve met actuaries and candidates from established actuarial societies and from brand new associations, and I’ve learned some interesting things about insurance and actuaries. Here are a few items you may not know:

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CAS Board Debates the Status of Associates

COLORADO SPRINGS, Co.—How many classes of credentialed membership are right for the CAS in the 21st century? If the CAS decided to have only one class of credentialed members, how would the transition occur? Should Associates be granted the right to vote? Should Associates be eligible to serve on the board of directors?

The CAS Board of Directors discussed these questions and others at length during its meeting held on May 16 in conjunction with the 2004 CAS Spring Meeting here. With about a dozen observers in attendance, the board heard reports from the chairs of the Task Force on Classes of Membership and Task Force on the ACAS Vote.The task forces’ reports contained suggestions that, in order to be implemented, would require a vote—by the Fellows only—to make them constitutional amendments.

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