BY FRED ELLIOTT, CHAIR
When a resolution is received at
the national office, it is assigned an official resolution number.
A letter of acknowledgment is sent to the author of the resolution
informing him or her of the resolution’s assigned number and the
committee or task force that it has been referred to for
completion. The proposed resolution then will be reviewed by the
Resolutions Committee to be sure the official submission form was
used, to be sure it was postmarked no later than April 11, 2005,
and to be sure the required financial statement of cost and
funding is attached when a resolution requires funding. If a
proposed resolution passes the committee’s review, it will be sent
on to the appropriate committee or task force. However, if a
proposed resolution is found to be incomplete, it will be returned
to the author by certified mail, return-receipt requested. You
will then have until April 11 to resubmit your resolution.
The National Board of Directors
will be presented the proposed resolutions at their April 2005
meeting for review and comments. A final package of resolutions
with a committee or task force recommended action for each
proposed resolution will be sent to all state councils and
chapters by first-class mail no later than June 10.
At the Convention, committee
hearings will be held to allow the committees, task forces, and
delegates to review all resolutions pertaining to that particular
committee or task force before the resolutions are presented to
the delegates on the Convention floor.
The 2005 Convention Resolutions Committee is chaired by Fred
Elliott. The other members are Darrol Brown, Region 9 Director;
Lee Fisher, At-large Director; Ned Foote, NYSC Treasurer; and
Sharon Hodge, Staff Coordinator.