2015 Agenda and Business Meeting Standing Rules

Proposed Agenda

*Required by Bylaws

  1. Credential and Seat Delegates of Affiliated Counties*
  2. Credential and Seat Delegates from Unaffiliated Counties*
  3. Reading and Approval of Minutes of the last Annual Business Meeting – John Schick, Secretary*
  4. Adopt Agenda and Standing Rules for Annual Business Meeting*
  5. Financial Report – Michael Schultheiss, Treasurer*
  6. Presentation of Charters to Latest Affiliated Counties
  7. State of the State” Address – Dan Drexler, Chair
  8. District Breakout Meetings
  9. LNC Update – Brett Bittner, Region 3 Alternate
  10. Nomination of candidates for the Barbara Bourland Light of Liberty Award
  11. Nomination and Election of Officers for 2015-2017*
  12. Nomination and Election of Candidates from Unaffiliated Counties
  13. Proposed Amendments to Bylaws*
  14. Adjourn

Annual Business Meeting Rules 2015

These rules supplement the Bylaws and Standing Rules. Please check your Bylaws and Standing Rules for additional requirements and procedures.

Rule 1: Affiliated counties will be allocated membership delegates based on the number of state members in their county as of December 31, 2014.

Rule 2: Delegates can vote either, yea, nay, none of the above; or abstain from voting.

Rule 3: Use white index cards for secret ballot.

Rule 4: For all votes except secret ballots and voice votes, raise green neon card for “yea”, red neon card for “nay” and yellow neon card for “none of the above”.

Rule 5: The annual meeting will follow the published convention schedule and break for scheduled convention events, including, but not limited to lunch, dinner, seminars, presentations, etc.

Rule 6: Proposed amendments to the bylaws made by the bylaws committee will be discussed first followed by any additional bylaws submitted to the chair in the order they were received prior to March 26, 2015. A motion with a second must be raised on the floor to bring each proposed amendment to the floor.

Rule 7: The delegate sponsoring the proposed amendment will be given one minute to speak on behalf of the amendment. The floor will then be open to discussion by the delegates. Each delegate will have one minute to speak on the proposed amendment. The first delegate recognized must be in opposition to the proposed amendment, unless no delegate in opposition asks to be recognized.

Rule 8: Order of Nominations for election of officers and procedure:

State Chair

5- 10-10 (5 Minutes per candidate and nominator(s) for speech, 10 minutes per candidate for questions, 10 minutes for discussion by delegates on candidates.)

  • Submitted Candidates
  • Floor Nominations
  • Proceed to Vote (Secret Ballot)     

State Vice Chair

3- 5-5 (3 Minutes per candidate and nominator(s) for speech, 5 minutes per candidate for questions, 5 minutes for discussion by delegates on candidates.)

  • Submitted Candidates
  • Floor Nominations
  • Proceed to Vote (Secret Ballot)

State Secretary

2-2-2 (2 Minutes per candidate and/or representative for speech, 2 minutes per candidate for questions, 2 minutes for discussion by delegates on candidates.)

  • Submitted Candidates
  • Floor Nominations
  • Proceed to Vote (Secret Ballot)

State Treasurer

2-2-2 (2 Minutes per candidate and/or representative for speech, 2 minutes per candidate for questions, 2 minutes for discussion by delegates on candidates.)

  • Submitted Candidates
  • Floor Nominations
  • Proceed to Vote (Secret Ballot)

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