April 15 Announcement

Constitutional & Bylaws Amendments for 2009 Plenary

Convention ~ Norfolk, Va., July 30 - August 2

 


A LETTER FROM THE BYLAWS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: April 15, 2009


Dear Phi Sigma Sigma Sisters,

 


Here, for your consideration and review, are the proposed amendments to the constitution and bylaws that will be voted upon during Plenary at Convention this summer. Below are:

  • Amendments proposed for consideration - A spreadsheet detailing the constitutional changes put forth by the bylaws committee based on changes provided by individual members by the March 1 deadline.
  • Amendments not proposed for consideration - A spreadsheet detailing the constitutional changes proposed by individual members by the March 1 deadline that the bylaws committee chose not to put forward to the electorate or that were withdrawn by the proponent.

It is important that everyone take the time to fully review these proposed amendments. We recommend if you are an alumnae chapter or collegiate chapter delegate that you discuss these amendments with your chapter sisters so that you can put forth a vote that represents the majority of your members. Please use your 2007 Constitution and Bylaws to refer to the changes in context.

These proposed amendments will be put forth to the Convention body in two categories: Consent Calendar and Individual Ballot. As a procedural matter, the Consent Calendar will be voted on as a group.

 

Should any delegate request that a proposed amendment be brought to the floor for a separate vote on the Individual Ballot, she would have to make a motion at Plenary to have the item(s) removed from Consent Calendar and placed on the Individual Ballot for separate consideration. Those items would then be voted on individually. The complete procedure for making this type of motion will be explained to you this summer at Convention, but please feel free to contact me directly for more immediate clarification.

 

Upon written petition of two-thirds (2/3) of the voting delegates, a bylaw amendment previously rejected by the bylaws committee may be presented to the electorate. The complete procedure for making this type of petition is detailed in the 2007 Constitution and Bylaws, but please feel free to contact me directly for clarification.



Thank you for your participation in this very important process! See you at Convention!

 


In Our Bond,



Shelly Leritz

Bylaws Committee Chairman