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Business Meeting

VFP Business Meeting Format 2023

The VFP Business meeting will be held on Saturday, August 26th at 12pm ET, 11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT.

The following format is in accordance with our bylaws, policies and procedures, and Robert's Rules of Order and duplicates the process we used the past two years which seemed to work well.

Registering for the Business Meeting
All members are encouraged to register for this year's business meeting, which is separate from our online convention. Members must be current in their dues to participate.


REGISTERING FOR THE CONVENTION DOES NOT INCLUDE THE BUSINESS MEETING. If your dues are current and you did not receive the email with the registration information for the Business Meeting, please email

To renew your member dues, click here or if you'd like to become a member click here.

Business Meeting Documents

Agenda and Documents will be posted to the VFP website a week before the convention begins and twelve days before the business meeting.


Resolutions and Bylaw amendments will be released 7-10 days before the business meeting for members to review.  Changes to wording of resolutions and bylaw amendments are not allowed from the floor of the business meeting.

Resolutions Submission

The 2023 Resolution submission deadline is July 27, 2023.

2023 Veterans For Peace Convention Resolution Protocols

Resolutions must be submitted via email to the Chairperson of the Resolutions Committee by the resolution submission deadline, 30 days prior to the annual pre-Convention Board of Directors meeting. If this (sending by email) is not possible they should be typewritten on 8.5 x 11 inch paper and mailed to the Resolution Committee Chair.


The deadline for submitting resolutions for 2023 is 11:59pm, EDT, July 27, 2023. Resolutions must be in their final form by the resolution deadline, meaning that there will not be a further editing period after the submission deadline. It is recommended that resolutions not exceed 200 words. Resolutions over 300 words will not be accepted. Click here for 2023 Resolutions Protocols.


2023 proposed resolutions can be emailed to the Resolutions Committee Chair, Joshua Shurley, at or mailed to 4912 North 7th Street, Apt 117, Fresno, CA 93726. Emailing resolutions is the preferred way of submitting resolutions. Resolutions submitted by mail must include a telephone number of the resolution maker.

Bylaw Submission

The 2023 bylaw submission deadline is July 27, 2023.

Bylaws amendments must be submitted to the Bylaws Committee by the submission deadline, 30 days prior to the annual convention Saturday business meeting. Emailing is the preferred way of submitting amendments. If sending by email is not possible, they should be typewritten on 8.5 x 11 inch paper and mailed to the Bylaws Committee. Please include your name, phone number, as well as chapter (if applicable).  


2023 amendments can be emailed to or sent by regular mail to VFP National Office: 3407 S. Jefferson Ave, #219, St. Louis, MO  63118


2023 Bylaw Change Protocols




All Members, including both Veteran Members and Associate Members, shall be entitled to speak to resolutions presented before the Annual Convention. All Members, including both Veteran Members and Associate Members, shall be entitled to one vote on resolutions.


Starting this year, all members (Veteran and Associate) in good standing may vote on bylaw amendments and all Board of Directors Candidates. The procedure for voting for both resolutions and bylaws changes will take place in the same manner and time as the elections for the Board of Directors.

Voting Infomation
Board Nominations


VFP is looking for 3 dedicated veteran members and  one associate member to serve on the national Board of Directors. Your work on the national Board will help ensure Veterans For Peace remains a strong and viable organization working for the cause of peace.


If you are interested in being a Board member, please fill out the Candidate Questionnaire form.

See Veterans For Peace Bylaws ARTICLE VII. ELECTIONS for more information on election governance.  Please note that Board nominees MUST have a DD214 on record with the VFP national office if you are running for a veteran seat.

People of color, women, and younger veterans are encouraged to apply. In recent years, Veterans For Peace has made some progress toward achieving a more diverse membership, including on our Board of Directors.


Click here to read the Board Member Expectations.


The deadline to submit your name is 7 days after the close of the National Convention.

Don't forget to renew your membership!

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