Who Does Proposal 2 Work For? Not You

Disclaimer:  As I said in the last post, I recently became a national delegate alternate.  The following rationale is my personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the views of my council’s delegation.

Proposal 2 for the 2017 National Council Session is a Constitutional and Bylaws Amendment that would establish the National Board Development Committee (NBDC) as a direct committee of the National Board.  Read more »

Convention Update, Visiting Jenny, and Brick Walls

It’s been an intense few months here on the GSWAC blog due to all of the governance posts I’ve written lately.  Here are a few non-membership dues/National Council/National Board and hopefully fun quick hits:


OK, I lied.   Here is a governance related update.  Contrary to what I posted back in June about G.I.R.L. being a no-go, things have changed and I will be attending as a national delegate alternate!  So while I won’t be voting or attending any of the delegate only events, I will still get to be a part of the National Council Session as a guest and enjoy the weekend activities.  No word if security has been notified yet.  So look for me!  I will be the one in the navy blue and wearing an OFFICIAL scarf!  And yes, I will have my OFFICIAL scarf swaps with me among others – but you’d better bring your best swap in order to get one!  I will only have a limited number on hand because they are very time-consuming to make.  Read more »

List of Nat’l Council Session Proposals and Actions Since 2008

Based on my research and personal observations over the past few months about National Council Sessions since 2008, it’s become obvious that many people’s memories are fuzzy and a lot of assumptions are being made about what passed or what they were even about.  There’s a lot of “I believe” and “I think” or “I remember” out there.  Even former delegates don’t even remember what they voted on.  What exactly is being slipped into the food at conventions?  What the heck people!

So to put it all in one place and make it easier to reference, here are the proposals and actions taken at National Council Sessions since 2008:  Read more »

The Board of Directors and Fiduciary Duties

I don’t know about you, but when I hear about a “board of directors,” I get the mental image of a bunch of people in business suits sitting around a long conference table looking important.  They may be on a conference call too.  Probably one of those calls where it takes 10 minutes for the call to actually get started because you have to go through the usual “Who just joined us?” and “Can you hear me?” questions and the uncomfortable silence and shuffling of papers while waiting for everybody to finally get on the call.   I bet it’s even got that weird background noise that nobody ever cops to but forces the call organizer to ask “Can everyone please mute your phones when you’re not speaking?” multiple times.  Read more »

National Delegates Don’t Do This! Comic

You’re welcome to use this anywhere you’d like:

This week is our service unit’s annual summer camp called City Slickers, so I’ll be out of pocket for at least the rest of the week and maybe more for recovery!  It comes at a good time, and I’m looking forward to getting to do what this is all about.  I’ll write up something about this year’s City Slickers once I get back down to earth.  Hah.  I just made a funny because this year’s theme is “Look to the Sky!”  It’s astronomy based to tie into into next month’s solar eclipse.  We’re in an area of totality!  So off to City Slickers – and beyond!

But What If There’s an Emergency?

In case you’re just joining us, we’ve been studying what’s been going on with the National Board, raising membership dues, modifying the Credentials, and looking at the Lifetime Membership Proposal for the upcoming 2017 National Convention.

Before proceeding, it’s a requirement that you read these two posts first in this order if you haven’t already:

  1. Back to the Future: About 2008 and Membership Dues
  2. The Lifetime Membership Dues Amendment Contradiction

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