The Credentials Committee insures the proper credentialing of
delegates to the VVA National Convention and helps seat the
delegates in accordance with the VVA Constitution. The committee
consists of a chair and the nine VVA Regional Directors.
The VVA member
strength as of February 28 determines the chapter and state
council delegate count for the Convention. No transfers of VVA
members shall be authorized 90 days prior to the start of the
Convention until after the end of the Convention.
at the Convention will be brought to the attention of the
Credentials Committee chair. The chair will confer with the
applicable regional director, state council president, and VVA
membership staff for clarification of a delegateís credentials.
If a challenge cannot be resolved at that level, a meeting of
the Credentials Committee will convene and arbitrate.
national has not received a copy of a state council or a
chapterís annual financial report, that state council or
chapterís delegates will not be credentialed. They will not be
allowed on the Convention floor until the annual financial
report has been received. Annual financial reports may be turned
in at Convention. It is recommended to bring a copy of the
annual financial report to the Convention.
Credentials chair will make an oral report each morning to the
assembled delegates, notifying them of the total number of
delegates seated that day.
The Credentials Committee is responsible for the setup of
delegate chairs on the Convention floor. The host region is
assigned the center front section, with the host state seated in
the front row or rows. The Credentials chair then draws numbers
for each region.
are made to keep region seating intact. Adjustments may have to
be made in the order drawn depending on the size of the region
and the space available. Resolution of this issue is the
responsibility of the Credentials chair.
Credentials Committee is responsible for establishing and
certifying absences of delegates during the business meeting.
When the delegates are in session, the Committee maintains an
easily identifiable presence on the Convention floor. In the
event a delegate is unable to attend, or is excused during the
Convention, his or her chapter or state council may register an
alternate to be credentialed and seated as a delegate, with full
powers to act in the stead of the delegate who has been excused.