Convention Rules

Proposed State Convention Rules

  1. The printed program of the Board meeting shall constitute the order of business unless changes are requested and approved by the Executive Board.
  2. All meetings shall be called to order on time.  Those attending should be seated five minutes before each meeting convenes.
  3. Any member desiring to be recognized shall move to a microphone in order to speak.
  4. Each person desiring the floor shall address the Chairman, be recognized, and then give her name and chapter.
  5. All points of order must be addressed to the Chairman.  If necessary, the Chairman will confer with the parliamentarian on the points raised.
  6. A motion, amendment, or resolution shall be presented to the Chairman in writing before or at the time it is made from the floor.
  7. In debate an any motion each speaker shall be limited to five minutes unless an extension is granted.
  8. No one may speak a second time on the question as long as any member who had not spoken on that question desires the floor.
  9. The presiding officer will determine whether voting will be by voice, by show of hands, or by standing, except when a roll call is assigned to assist presiding officers.
  10. Motions, amendments, and resolutions shall be voted by roll call when a roll call is requested by majority vote or by five or more chapter presidents or their alternates.
  11. The latest edition of Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall be the governing authority when it is not in conflict with the Delta Kappa Gamma Constitution.
  1. Only those who are members of the Executive Board shall vote in business sessions of the Executive Board.  Members of the State Executive Board shall be the president, first vice-president, second vice-president, recording secretary, treasurer, past presidents of the state, and the chapter presidents.  The State Parliamentarian and State Editor shall be ex-officio members without vote.
  2. State committee chairman attending the meetings of the Executive Board will have the privilege of presenting recommendations.
A quorum for the annual state meeting shall be a majority of members who have registered at the annual state meeting as in attendance.