Resolutions - Annual Conference 2015

The Committee on Resolutions processes all resolutions presented to the annual conference that are not submitted through programmatic committees.

The Resolutions Committee’s job is to ensure that resolutions presented are in compliance with the Book of Discipline and the Standing Rules of the Annual Conference and are properly before the Annual Conference for a vote as part of the Resolutions Committee Report.

The committee may take the following actions on resolutions:
1) Accept the resolution aspresented with no changes;
2) Accept the resolution after amending it to comply with the Standing Rules or Book of Discipline;
3) Refer the resolution to another Annual Conference committee for inclusion in that committee’s report. (If the committee to which a resolution is referred does not choose to include it in their report, then that resolution is included in the Resolution Committee report). Members of the Resolutions Committee vote concurrence or non-concurrence on each resolution and the committee’s decision is included along with the resolution in the report to Annual Conference.

How to submit a resolution

Please send properly formatted resolutions to Beth LaRocca-Pitts, Chair, Resolutions Committee at The resolution is to be written in the following format:  “whereas, whereas, whereas…therefore be it resolved” structure and submitted in 14 point, Times New Roman font, single spaced, with the following margins: top 1.25”; bottom 1”; left 1”; right 1.25”. The  name, title, phone number, and email address of author/originator must be included with the resolution.

Important resolution deadline

The deadline for submitting resolutions to appear in the annual conference handbook is February 1st.