Activities and Announcements A new directory of Lions RV Parks and Campgrounds in Alberta, Canada, is now available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy. In Virginia, the Manassas Lioness Lions volunteered twice a week for six weeks to tutor elementary school students in reading and math. The Lions also held a book drive, collecting and distributing 4,000 books to 16 schools. The Las Vegas Summerlin Lions in Nevada drove rescue trucks and staff registration tables at the American Diabetes Association Las Vegas Tour de Cure cycling fundraising event. Lions in District 14 D in Pennsylvania collected and delivered 4.5 tons of nonperishable food for victims of Superstorm Sandy. Calendar 2014 UPCOMING EVENTS June June 1: Helen Keller Day June 5: World Environment Day June 15: Deadline for submission of pre-certified delegate forms for voting at International Convention June 20: Deadline for 2013-2014 Charter Applications Application deadline for Lions Quest grants to be reviewed at the August 2014 LAC meeting June 29-July 3: International Board of Directors Meeting (Toronto, Canada) June 30: Close of Period 4 for the Dream Achiever Awards Official Notice 2014 International Convention, Toronto, Canada The following proposed amendments to the International By-Laws will be reported to the delegates for vote at the 2014 International Convention. These amendments require a majority affirmative vote for adoption. ITEM 1: A RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THE COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS WITH AUTHORITY TO REMOVE A COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON SHALL THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BE ADOPTED? BE IT RESOLVED, That Article VIII of the International By-Laws be amended by inserting the following new paragraph as Section 6 and re-numbering the remaining sections accordingly: Section 6. REMOVAL. At the request of the majority of the council of governors, a special meeting of the council may be called for the purpose of removal of the council chairperson. Regardless of the manner in which the council chairperson is selected or elected, the council chairperson may be removed from the council for cause by an affirmative vote of 2/3 of the entire number of the council of governors. ITEM 2: A RESOLUTION TO ALLOW A CURRENT DISTRICT GOVERNOR OR PAST DISTRICT GOVERNOR TO SERVE AS COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON SHALL THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BE ADOPTED? BE IT RESOLVED, That Article VIII, Section 4 of the International By-Laws be amended by inserting the phrase “current or” before the phrase “past district governor” in line 5 and line 22 of the section. ITEM 3: A RESOLUTION TO REVISE THE DUTIES OF THE COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON SHALL THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BE ADOPTED? BE IT RESOLVED, That Article X, Section 1 of the International By- Laws be amended by deleting the existing language in its entirety and substituting the language as set forth below: Section 1. MULTIPLE DISTRICT COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON. The multiple district council chairperson shall be the administrative facilitator of the multiple district. All actions are subject to the authority, direction and supervision of the multiple district council of governors. In cooperation with the council of governors, the council chairperson shall: (a) Further the Purposes of this association; (b) Assist in communicating information regarding international and multiple district policies, programs and events; (c) Document and make available the goals and long range plans for the multiple district as established by the council of governors; (d) Convene meetings and facilitate discussion during council meetings; (e) Facilitate the operations of the multiple district convention; (f) Support efforts initiated by the International Board of Directors or the council of governors that are intended to create and foster harmony and unity among district governors; (g) Submit reports and perform such duties as may be required by the multiple district constitution and by-laws; (h) Perform such other administrative duties as may be assigned by the multiple district council of governors; and (i) Facilitate, at the close of his/her term of office, the timely presentation of all multiple district accounts, funds, and records to his/her successor in office.
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