Submitting Motions to the 2019 National Conference

Bylaws requirements for motions to be considered at the biennial RID business meeting.

Hello!

The biennial membership business meeting will be held during the 2019 RID National Conference. This message includes important dates to note in preparation of the business meeting.

As has been done in the past, the business meeting will be conducted over two days. The meetings will be held on Monday July 8th at 2:45-6:00pm EST and Tuesday July 9th at 8:45-11:45am EST.

Motions must be received by certain dates to be considered and voted upon during conference. Motions that impact the RID bylaws must be shared with the membership 90 days prior to conference. Motions that do not impact the bylaws must be shared with the membership 60 days prior to conference. In order for Headquarters and the Bylaws Committee to receive and review the motions before disseminating to the membership, we must receive all proposed motions by the following dates.

Dates for motions:

  • Motions that impact the Bylaws must be received by April 3rd.

  • Motions that do not impact the Bylaws must be received by May 6th.

  • Motions received after May 6th are considered “from the floor”.

Motions will be received and reviewed by the bylaws committee. This year we have created a form for motions. This will help streamline the process both for the motion makers and the bylaws committee.

To submit your motions please use this link:
https://goo.gl/forms/gZxrZErO92E4Gdvk2

Like previous years, we will collect opinions from various groups including the RID Board, headquarters, and pertinent committees. Opinions will be posted at least 30 days prior to conference.

Please note that you will be required to provide all information (motion, rationale, and fiscal impact) in both ASL and English. If your motion impacts the Bylaws, you need to show an “edited” version of the Bylaws (including deletions as strike-outs, additions, changes, etc.), including the Article and Section numbers.

Send questions and inquiries to motions@rid.org.

Thank you,

RID Headquarters