The Statutes and Bylaws Committee has recommended that the bylaw governing the number of new Fellows to be elected each year be amended. The proposed change, which decouples the number to be elected from the date of the meeting, would provide a stable number for each year.

Recipients of AGU medals who are members are accorded Fellowship in the Union. Additional Fellows may be elected from the membership of the AGU by a committee of 11 Fellows appointed by the President.