The following changes have been proposed to the Multiple District 12 Constitution and By-Laws for the Lions of Tennessee.  They will be discussed for a vote at the MD Convention on May 4, 2013.


1.  Now Reads: C-4

ARTICLE VII
State Convention

Section 1. DATE AND PLACE.  A convention of this State shall be held and concluded no later than fifteen (15) days prior to the date of the International Convention at a place having been previously elected by a vote of the delegates present, qualified, and registered at an annual Convention of this State, but subject to Section 4 of this Article. The date of the State Convention shall be either of the last two (2) week-ends in April or the first two (2) week-ends in May of each year. The date shall be selected by the State Convention Committee for that year’s convention and submitted to the Council Chairman for approval by the Council of Governors.

Add the following sentences:

In scheduling future State Conventions, the Council of Governors may approve dates outside those listed above if it enhances the opportunity of having a then current member of the LCI Executive Committee to be the speaker at a future State Convention.  The Council of Governors may consider at the earliest one week after the last district convention, and at the latest the State Convention’s conclusion must be at least 15 days prior to the start of the International Convention.

Justification: 

Provides more opportunity for MD-12 Lions to interact with a sitting member of LCI’s Executive Committee.


BYLAWS:

1.  Now Reads: BL-6

ARTICLE IV

Multiple District Committees

Section 5. STATE CONTEST AND AWARDS COMMITTEE. There shall be a State Contest and Awards Committee composed of one representative from each District in the State.

(a) Appointment.  The members of this Committee may be any Lion in good standing. Each District Governor shall appoint one member as soon as possible after the State Convention each year, but never later than fifteen (15) days after the close of the International Convention at which the District Governor takes office. In the event that a member is unable to complete his term, the District Governor of the District the member represents shall select a replacement to complete the remainder of his term.

(b) Duties.

1)  Administer and coordinate processes for all Contest and Awards involving State of Tennessee participation such as but not limited to; Peace Poster Contest, Photo Contest, Essay Contest, Lion of the Year, Lion of the Decade, and Club of the Year contests

2)  Meet as a group face to face, or by electronic means prior to, or as a group at the State Organizational Meeting and;

a) Agree upon one member as Chairman subject to confirmation by the State Council;

b) Prepare a written report of current status, any funding needs, etc. for presentation at Multiple Organizational Meeting.

c) There should be a follow up group meeting at or prior to the Multiple Fall Rally and State Convention, with written reports also presented to Council.

3) Formulate rules and criteria for Lion of the Year, Lion of the Decade and Club of the Year Contests for approval by the Council of Governors.

3) Each District Contest and Awards Chairman shall select a Lion of the Year, Lion of the Decade and Club of the Year. The documentation pertaining to each Sub-District winner shall be submitted to the State Chairman of Contest and Awards within the timeframe established by the Contest rules.

4) The State Contest and Awards Chairman shall arrange for a meeting of all the District Contest and Awards Chairmen to consider each Sub-District entry and decide the winner of the State Lion of the Year, State Lion of the Decade and State Club of the Year.

5) Each District may announce its District winners and present appropriate awards at such time and occasion as it wishes. The State winners shall be announced and suitable awards made to them during the State Convention following the close of the contests.

(c) Reports.  The State Chairman of the Contest and Awards Committee shall make reports   as directed by the Council of Governors.

(d)  Expenses.  The members of the State Contest and Awards Committee shall not be reimbursed for their personal expenses incurred in fulfilling their responsibilities.

1) District expenses for District awards shall be budgeted and paid for from the District Convention fund.

2) State expenses for the State winner’s awards shall be budgeted and paid for from the State Convention fund.

Change to read:

ARTICLE IV

Multiple District Committees

Section 5. STATE CONTEST AND AWARDS COMMITTEE. There shall be a State Contest and Awards Committee composed of one representative from each District in the State.

(a) Appointment.  The members of this Committee may be any Lion in good standing. Each District Governor shall appoint one member as soon as possible after the State Convention each year, but never later than fifteen (15) days after the close of the International Convention at which the District Governor takes office. In the event that a member is unable to complete his term, the District Governor of the District the member represents shall select a replacement to complete the remainder of his term.  The State Contest and Awards Chairman shall be the Chairman from the district which will host the state convention the current Lion’s year.  The contest period for the various contests and awards shall be from I July through 30 June each Lion’s year, or as directed by LCI.

(b) Duties.

1)  Administer and coordinate processes for all Contest and Awards involving State of Tennessee participation such as but not limited to; Peace Poster Contest, Photo Contest, Essay Contest, Lion of the Year, Lion of the Decade, and Club of the Year contests

2) Meet as a group face to face, or by electronic means prior to, or as a group at the State Organizational Meeting and;

a) Prepare a written report of current status, any funding needs, etc. for presentation at Multiple Organizational Meeting.

b) There should be a follow up group meeting at or prior to the Multiple Fall Rally and State Convention, with written reports also presented to Council.

3) Formulate rules and criteria for Lion of the Year, Lion of the Decade and Club of the Year Contests for approval by the Council of Governors, prior to State Organizational meeting.

4) Each District Contest and Awards Chairman shall select a Lion of the Year, Lion of the Decade and Club of the Year. The documentation pertaining to each Sub-District winner shall be submitted to the State Chairman of Contest and Awards within the timeframe established by the Contest rules.

5) The State Contest and Awards Chairman shall arrange for a meeting of all the District Contest and Awards Chairmen to consider each Sub-District entry and decide the winner of the State Lion of the Year, State Lion of the Decade and State Club of the Year.

6) Each District may announce its District winners and present appropriate awards at such time and occasion as it wishes following the close of the contests. The State winners shall be announced and suitable awards made to them at the first appropriate multiple meeting following the close of the contests.

(c)  Reports.  The State Chairman of the Contest and Awards Committee shall make reports   as directed by the Council of Governors.

(d)  Expenses.  The members of the State Contest and Awards Committee shall not be reimbursed for their personal expenses incurred in fulfilling their responsibilities.

1) District expenses for District awards shall be budgeted and paid for from the District Convention fund.

2) State expenses for the State winner’s awards shall be budgeted and paid for from the State Convention fund.


2.  Now Reads: BL-11

ARTICLE VII

State Revenue

Section 2.   SOURCE OF REVENUE:

(a)  Annual per Capita Tax:

1)  District Treasurer shall bill each club $2.00 per member payable in advance in two (2) semi-annual payments.

2)  Council Treasurer will bill each Cabinet Treasurer $1.00 per member per club on 10 September for 1 Jul thru 31 Dec, and again on 10 March for 1 Jan thru 30 Jun.

3)  Billing will be based on LCI club membership roster as of 1 Aug. and 1 Feb. respectively.

4)  The District Cabinet may elect to exempt the student members of a campus club from these taxes.

Change to Read:

ARTICLE VII

State Revenue

Section 2.   SOURCE OF REVENUE:

(a)  Annual per Capita Tax:

1)  District Treasurer shall bill each club $2.00 per member payable in advance in two (2) semi-annual payments.

2)  Council Treasurer will bill each Cabinet Treasurer $1.00 per member per club on 10 September for 1 Jul thru 31 Dec, and again on 10 March for 1 Jan thru 30 Jun.

3)  Billing will be based on LCI club membership roster as of 1 Jul. and 1 Jan.  respectively.

4)  The District Cabinet may elect to exempt the student members of a campus club from these taxes.

Justification:  LCI Board Policy Manual as stated in Standard Form By-Laws requires these dates.


3.  Now Reads: BL-14

ARTICLE VIII

State Reserve

Section 2.   SOURCE OF REVENUE:

(a)  Annual per Capita Tax:

1)  District Treasurer shall bill each club $2.00 per member payable in advance in two (2) semi-annual payments.

2)  Council Treasurer will bill each Cabinet Treasurer $1.00 per member per club on 10 September for 1 Jul thru 31 Dec, and again on 10 March for 1 Jan thru 30 Jun.

3)  Billing will be based on LCI club membership roster as of 1 Aug. and 1 Feb.  respectively.

4)  The District Cabinet may elect to exempt the student members of a campus club from these taxes.

Change to Read:

ARTICLE VIII

State Reserve

Section 2.   SOURCE OF REVENUE:

(a)  Annual per Capita Tax:

1)  District Treasurer shall bill each club $2.00 per member payable in advance in two (2) semi-annual payments.

2)  Council Treasurer will bill each Cabinet Treasurer $1.00 per member per club on 10 September for 1 Jul thru 31 Dec, and again on 10 March for 1 Jan thru 30 Jun.

3)  Billing will be based on LCI club membership roster as of 1 Jul. and  1 Jan.  respectively.

4)  The District Cabinet may elect to exempt the student members of a campus club from these taxes.

Justification:  LCI Board Policy Manual as stated in Standard Form By-Laws requires these dates.


4. Now reads: BL-14

ARTICLE VIII

State Reserve

Section 2.   SOURCE OF REVENUE:

(c)  Disposition of Revenue:

1) The Council Treasurer will place $1.00 in the State Projects Fund and $1.00 in the International Officer Fund.  Each fund shall be capped at $40,000 and all dues and interest collected shall be placed in each fund even when one account exceeds $40,000.  Dues and interest will continue to be equally placed in each account until the end of the Lion current year (June 30).

2) When at the end of the Lions year one account may exceed $40.000 and the other may be less than $40,000; excess funds in either account exceeding $40,000 will be transferred to the incoming Council to be budgeted in the State Revenue Fund.  (Article VII, State Convention Fund, Int. Convention Fund, and/or Adm. Fund.)

Change by adding:

3)  Effective 1 July 2013 until 1 July 2018  items 1) and 2) above shall be temporarily replaced by the uncapping of both the State Projects Fund and the International Officer Fund, and allowing them to continue to build in value, $1 dollar per member per year for each Fund.

Justification:  The multiple expects to endorse a candidate for 2nd Vice President of LCI at the state convention in 2013.  If successful the candidate and the state will have multiple years of expenses associated with this process.  If successful the candidate would be the 100th President of LCI.  The best way we the Lions of Tennessee can show we support this effort is by allocating $2 dollars of our state dues each year to this effort over the next 5 years.

 

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