The deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the Spring 2011 Board of Governors Meeting is Monday, October 4, 2010. Initiating a resolution provides ACP members an opportunity to focus attention at the ACP national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns them. Members must submit resolutions to their Governor and/or chapter council. A resolution becomes a resolution of the chapter once the chapter council approves it.
In accordance with the ACP Board of Governors Resolutions Process, resolutions should clearly distinguish the action requested within its resolved clause(s) as either a policy resolve (“Resolved that ACP policy…”), or a directive, which requests action/study on an issue (“Resolved that the Board of Regents…”). If more than one action is proposed, each should have its own resolved clause. Please contact your Governor if you have any questions regarding the resolution format.
The Board of Governors votes on new resolutions which are then presented to the Board of Regents for action. Members can use the Electronic Resolutions System (ERS) to monitor the status of resolutions. Visit your chapter website and link to the ERS under the “Advocacy” heading.