Fraternity Board Meeting Minutes in Seconds

Sep 16, 2021 – The National Fraternity Board of Directors met virtually on August 24. Read the Minutes in Seconds for a quick summary of the meeting.

At the August 24, 2021 meeting:

  • Reviewed Congress legislation items, including plan for distribution and communication of new Socially Distanced Ritual that allows for optional use of full regalia and allows for hybrid scenarios where some members are in-person and others are attending virtually.
  • Reviewed happenings and processes of Grand Chapter Congresses, including technical challenges experienced with the voting software and contingency plans in place that were followed. See full report.
  • Referred to the Nominations Committee a complete parliamentary review of our standard GCC proceedings and associated Policies and Bylaws and to bring forth recommendations for enhancement, as well as opportunities and plans for additional training for delegates, tellers, and moderators, and implementation of a voting software tool for 2022 in-person GCC.
  • Confirmed continuation of DEI and Executive Director Selection Task Forces.
  • Provided update on vacancies for Eastern and Capital Regional Vice President. Northeastern PVP Monica Monroe stated an interim RVP is in place for Eastern and discussions continue for Capital. Calls for elections will go out soon.
  • GP Cory Stopka gathered feedback from the Board regarding competencies and characteristics for National Committee Chairs. Also gathered general actions Board members would like to see each committee achieve over the biennium.
  • Approved Crystal Justice as National Organizational Development Chair.
  • LF Chair Randy Hultz announced scholarship winners will be notified soon and recipient lists will be shared. He also noted a number of scholarships had no applications and he will work with the Board in the spring to help promote these scholarships.
  • Reviewed 2021-26 Strategic Priorities framework as preparation for further discussion and action.
  • Received updates on plans for Post GCC Training and September meeting.
  • Fraternity Operations