Thank you to all 39 of you who voted. Here are the results with the vote tallies.
- ETD Exam – 14
- Direct member voting – 14
- Long Range Plan – 12
- RPT category – 11
- Candidates for upcoming elections – 8
- Finances – 6
- membership categories – 4
- Foreign chapters – 4
An important consideration is that these topics were presented without any description or discussion, so they are to be looked at as topics of further investigation rather than statements of a particular position.
Now that we have some general idea of the topics of particular interest, the next step is to investigate them and (ideally) develop a consensus on how to advise the board on each one.
Here is how your administrators see this progressing:
- A topical IFC (issue for consideration) is posted to the New Council website.
- There are already IFC’s posted for each of the above topics.
- This initial “placeholding” IFC can be neutral or take a FOR or AGAINST position on a topic. The purpose is to get the topic on the table
- This IFC is discussed and debated via comments on the New Council website.
- The IFC is ideally adopted by “sponsors” who take responsibility for modifying the language to reflect the position that evolves during the online discussion
- Online votes are taken to determine the IFC’s that are of most interest to membership/delegates.
- These IFC’s are then presented and voted upon during one of the quarterly live New Council online meetings.
- Sponsors present the specific “case” for the position taken in the IFC.
- “Con” positions can be taken by individual or groups to present the opposing case.
- Votes are taken to determine those IFC’s that progress to actual directives to the board.
- These directives may take the form of an RFA but are not necessarily limited to that format.