VFP Business Meeting Format 2022
The VFP Business meeting will be held on Saturday, August 27th 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 email@example.com.
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 & BYLAWS
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.
The deadline for submitting resolutions for 2022 has passed.
2022 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 2022 was 11:59pm, EDT, July 25, 2022. 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 2022 Resolutions Protocols.
2022 proposed resolutions can be emailed to the Resolutions Committee Chair, Joshua Shurley, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The deadline for submitting a bylaw amendment for 2022 has passed.
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).
2022 amendments can be emailed to email@example.com or sent by regular mail to VFP National Office: 3407 S. Jefferson Ave, #219, St. Louis, MO 63118
VOTING ON RESOLUTIONS
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.
VOTING ON BYLAW AMENDMENTS & BOARD CANDIDATES
Only verified* Veteran Members may vote on bylaw amendments. 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.
*Verified veteran member - A member who has submitted proof of service
VFP is looking for dedicated veteran members 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 this Board Candidate form and follow additional instructions.If you have any questions feel free to contact the Board Nominations Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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. It remains our priority to advance the leadership of younger veterans, women veterans and veterans of color.
If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please get in touch as soon as possible.
The deadline to submit your name is before the start of the business meeting, which will be Saturday, August 27th, at 11am CT.