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Forum: General Actuarial 11-16-2018, 04:02 PM
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Posted By tbakos
You have a good point. I agree with you. I was...

You have a good point. I agree with you. I was there and heard him make that point. When I realized that many other Governance Committee members actually believed it I thought I must be on the...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-16-2018, 12:49 PM
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Posted By tbakos
Letter to Jon Parks, President, AAA - April 8, 2009

I don't remember getting this but found it in my electronic files. It is a letter from Academy Board members suggesting changes in the Academy structure for reasons they (and I) highlight.


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Forum: General Actuarial 11-16-2018, 12:24 PM
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Posted By tbakos
I don't know much about CAS elections but, the...

I don't know much about CAS elections but, the SoA starting about10 years ago or so has moved towards an election control posture when it gave its Nominating Committee the power to set the slate. ...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-15-2018, 07:28 PM
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Posted By tbakos
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Yes, I think we on the Outpost are special actuaries.

We notice and discuss a misplaced "*" or two while others can't figure out the Academy Proposal #1 was designed to screw them.

Maybe if...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-14-2018, 06:35 PM
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Posted By tbakos
:spnner: Back then, the Academy was cavalier...

:spnner:

Back then, the Academy was cavalier about elections. They were conducted by voice vote at a luncheon Annual Meeting held in conjunction with an SoA or CAS or other organization meeting...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-14-2018, 06:24 PM
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Posted By tbakos
Yes, the suddenness of this might have impacted...

Yes, the suddenness of this might have impacted member reaction. And it was difficult to find out what one was supposed to be voting on. You had to start the voting process to see the amendment...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-13-2018, 01:18 PM
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Posted By tbakos
Is Anyone Else Disappointed?

We FCASs and FSAs and ASAs and ACASs are the actuarial profession.

In my 46 years as a full fledged member (FSA & MAAA dating from 1972) and looking back on the effort it took all of us to...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-11-2018, 04:03 PM
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Posted By tbakos
Hi Abe! I agree two key words. "Proper"...

Hi Abe!

I agree two key words. "Proper" by itself, however, took my breath away.
Forum: General Actuarial 11-10-2018, 06:56 PM
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Posted By tbakos
Yes, you do! Of course, the key word in...

Yes, you do!

Of course, the key word in the quote at http://www.actuary.org/content/vote-today-two-proposed-amendments-academy-bylaws

is "proper" and whose "proper" is being referenced. So,...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-09-2018, 07:05 PM
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Posted By tbakos
OK but, kind of the same thing - essentially...

OK but, kind of the same thing - essentially wrong and not worth my time.
Forum: General Actuarial 11-09-2018, 04:07 PM
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Posted By tbakos
Well, I suppose it would be a good idea to vote...

Well, I suppose it would be a good idea to vote YES if you were on the Academy Board. After all, the Academy Board and even former Presidents seem to be supporting a YES vote.

Why? Total,...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-09-2018, 12:33 PM
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Posted By tbakos
I assume this is tongue in cheek. But,...

I assume this is tongue in cheek.

But, Academy committee members and, I assume, the Board as are SoA committee and Board members do sign a Conflict of Interest statement which requires them to...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-09-2018, 12:29 PM
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Posted By tbakos
Except when private matters are discussed in a...

Except when private matters are discussed in a Board meeting like personnel matters or legal issues, I can think of no instance when an open meeting is a bad thing.

I served on the SoA Board for 5...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-09-2018, 12:24 PM
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Posted By tbakos
That is exactly the way to handle conflict of...

That is exactly the way to handle conflict of interest situations avoid the conflict.
Forum: General Actuarial 11-08-2018, 03:47 PM
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Posted By tbakos
Proposal #2 is about opening the ASB meetings to...

Proposal #2 is about opening the ASB meetings to observers as they had been until earlier this year, I believe.

I don't understand what "burdens and restraints" you feel would be placed on the...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-08-2018, 12:33 PM
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Posted By tbakos
I suggest you review Precepts 11 and 12 of the...

I suggest you review Precepts 11 and 12 of the Code of Professional Conduct.

My views on this:

In general, using your Title or professional Designations in a manner intended to identify...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-07-2018, 04:32 PM
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Posted By tbakos
FYI: I just sent this off to Tom Terry, a former President I know.

This, probably, will have no impact since voting ends this Friday - in two more days.

But, If Amendment #1 doesn't pass, perhaps, some ought to consider another amendment to make Academy Board...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-06-2018, 07:55 PM
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Posted By tbakos
Should someone call one of these former...

Should someone call one of these former presidents to see if they know what they are talking about?

It seems really strange that:



But, they don't want an open ASB meeting.

And,...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-06-2018, 12:09 PM
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Posted By tbakos
"Duly convened" while not specifically defined...

"Duly convened" while not specifically defined most likely refers to a meeting called in accordance with and following the rules established in the Bylaws.

For example, see Article II for...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-03-2018, 03:49 PM
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Posted By tbakos
:iatp: This is on point.

:iatp: This is on point.
Forum: General Actuarial 11-03-2018, 03:44 PM
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Posted By tbakos
:iatp:Precisely what I was doing.

:iatp:Precisely what I was doing.
Forum: General Actuarial 11-01-2018, 12:57 PM
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Posted By tbakos
Those certainly are the questions. Both the...

Those certainly are the questions.

Both the Academy and the SOA leaderships have a built-in default to not allow members to attend even as simply observers their governance meetings. Perhaps...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-31-2018, 06:29 PM
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Posted By tbakos
Good for you! You seem to have grown in this...

Good for you! You seem to have grown in this experience.

Happy Halloween everyone. :bat:
Forum: General Actuarial 10-31-2018, 06:26 PM
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Posted By tbakos
By the way, it is hard for me to understand why...

By the way, it is hard for me to understand why the Academy would want to close ASB meetings in which the particulars of standards of practice might be discussed. Why wouldn't the ASB want input. ...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-31-2018, 06:11 PM
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Posted By tbakos
My statement: "This would, of course, be...

My statement: "This would, of course, be exceptionally devious and an obvious abuse of power but allowable." was not meant as an indication the Academy Board was evil. It would be if they actually...
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