There are five new motions from the Rules Committee at the 2018 Annual Convention. I’m planning on reviewing and posting on these motions as part of my review of the 2018 Annual Convention Agenda. All of these blog posts will be tagged LPF2018, so if you want to look at my thoughts on the other motions, just click on the LPF2018 tag on the right side of the page or the bottom of this post.
Title: Motion to amend By-Laws Article III, Section 2B
Text: Motion to amend the LPF Bylaws Article III, Section 2B, adding new language.
B. The Executive Committee shall fill vacancies of Regional Representatives, Committee Chairs, and Committee members by appointment of the LPF Chair with confirmation of the appointment as indicated by a majority of the votes cast by the Executive Committee. Appointments to fill Executive Committee vacancies shall take effect upon the close of the Executive Committee meeting wherein the appointment is confirmed.
A minor complaint: This motion, like all the new motions from the Rules Committee, have crap titles. Couldn’t the motion be titled with some sort of explanation of what they’re trying to do?
Now for the actual meat of the motion. When I was appointed to the Convention Committee, it didn’t matter when the appointment took place. I contacted the head of the committee, and I attended the next committee meeting. However, when I was appointed the Region 7 Representative, my appointment only took place once the meeting of the Executive Committee was adjourned. Or at least that’s what I was told
All this motion does is formalize that all appointments take place upon adjournment. Apparently we were following some unwritten rule that is now written. I can deal with it.
So I’ll be voting “yes”.