INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Athens, Greece // March 24-27, 2017 AUDIT COMMITTEE Approved a resolution to hire two internal auditors to perform internal audit for LCI and LCIF and that the auditors will report directly to the international president and the chairperson of the Audit Committee. CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS COMMITTEE Denied the final decision of the Multiple District 317 (India) Conciliation Committee, upheld the complaint and declared the Multiple District 317 international director endorsement of Past District Governor Valwalker null and void. Deemed all matters raised and relating to the complaint of Bangalore West Lions Club concluded and final and binding on all parties. Denied the Constitutional Complaint filed by District 24 D (Virginia, USA) disputing the approval of the Multiple District 24 redistricting proposal. Deemed all matters raised and relating to the complaint of District 24-D concluded and final and binding on all parties. Removed District Governor Tien Kuei Weng from the office of district governor of District 300-C1 (Multiple District 300 Taiwan) for failure to comply with the International Constitution and By-Laws and policies of the International Board of Directors. Declared that Tien Kuei Weng shall not be recognized in the future as a past district governor by Lions Clubs International or any club or district, and that he shall not be entitled to any privileges of such title. Declared that First Vice District Governor Lion Yu-Jien Yeh serve as Acting District Governor for the remainder of the 2016-2017 fiscal year and be eligible to serve as district governor for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Revised Chapter XV of the Board Policy Manual to require prior authorization for the use of the association’s trademarks by Lions in mobile applications. Revised Article III of the Standard Form District By-Laws in Chapter VII of the Board Policy Manual to correct a typographical error. Revised Article VI of the Standard Form District By-Laws in Chapter VII of the Board Policy Manual for clarification purposes. Revised Exhibit D, Exhibit E and Exhibit F of the Standard Form District Constitution and By-Laws in Chapter VII of the Board Policy Manual for consistency with previously adopted changes related to when delinquent dues may be paid. Revised Exhibit A of the Standard Form District Constitution and By-Laws in Chapter VII of the Board Policy Manual for consistency with previously adopted changes related to the composition of the nominating committee. Adopted a resolution to be reported to the 2017 International Convention to amend Article II, Section 5(c) of the International By- Laws to permit an international director and executive officer from the same district to serve on the International Board of Directors simultaneously. Adopted a resolution to be reported to the 2017 International Convention to amend Article II, Section 4 of the International By-Laws to change the validity period of an international officer endorsement from two (2) to three (3) succeeding international conventions and to require a three-year waiting period for an international director candidate to seek another endorsement after the initial period and to require a three-year waiting period for an international vice president candidate after two succeeding endorsements. CONVENTION The following cities were selected for the 2022, 2023 and 2024 International Conventions: • 2022 – New Delhi, India • 2023 – Boston, Massachusetts, USA • 2024 – Melbourne, Australia DISTRICT AND CLUB SERVICE COMMITTEE Revised the Club Excellence Award requirements and the District Excellence Award requirements to more closely support LCI Forward. Granted the Juba Host Lions Club of South Sudan protective status. Appointed Lions to serve in the position of district governor for provisional districts for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Appointed Second Vice District Governor Alba Guadalupe Del Duke De Hidalgo to serve as the 2017-2018 district governor for District D-2 (El Salvador). Revised board policy to correct the badge policy for the position of immediate past international president. Revised board policy to require only one Guiding Lion on a new club application and encouraged any club that would benefit from having a Guiding Lion to request the assignment of a Guiding Lion. Revised the Standard Form Club Constitution and By-Laws to introduce new club officer positions, expand the position of club vice president, and modernize the practices of Lions clubs. Revised the Standard Form District By-Laws as it relates to the District Governor’s Advisory Committee to include the club vice president and other club officers when appropriate. FINANCE AND HEADQUARTERS OPERATION COMMITTEE Approved the FY 2017 3rd Quarter Forecast, reflecting a deficit. Approved amount not to exceed US$2.2 million for the combined budget of the October/November and March/April 2018-2019 board meetings. Revised the Executive Officer Travel and Expense Reimbursement Policy to permit the total expense budget of the Vice President Board Meeting budget to exceed $2,000,000 in the event economic and currency factors of the vice president’s home country warrants such increase. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Approved Past International Director Stephen Glass (West Virginia, USA) to replace Past Council Chairperson Dr. Dato Nagaratnam (Malaysia) as a 2017 District Governors-Elect Seminar group leader facilitating learning for an English-speaking classroom group. Revised Chapter XIV, Paragraph A.1.-3. of the Board Policy Manual so that the mission statement, goals, and program objectives are in alignment with LCI Forward. LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE Authorized on a pilot project-basis the formation of an international club related to the two-year Centennial Celebration that will be overseen by the Membership Development Committee. MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Approved the new Global Action Team to be implemented during the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Approved the implementation of a Large Scale Grant Program to support membership growth to be implemented in 2017-18. Approved the New and Emerging Countries Committee to continue in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Approved the continuation of the Family and Women Action Team in Japan. Approved the Specialty Club Program to be implemented in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Discontinued the requirement for District Governor approval to add 30 plus members to a club. MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Approved all centennial grant applications from multiple and single districts. Approved the redesign of the International Leadership Medal. Amended Chapter XVI of the Board Policy Manual to align with the requirements of the digital LION Magazine initiative. Increased the availability of Presidential Award and Leadership Award designations to 2,500 each for fiscal year 2017-2018 only. SERVICE ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE Approved the Diabetes Strategic Plan. Aligned optional Multiple District and District Programmatic Chairperson positions with the new service framework. Appointed members for the 2017-2019 Leo Club Program Advisory Panel. Appointed alternates for the 2017-2019 Leo Club Program Advisory Panel. Awarded the 2015-2016 Top Ten Youth Camp and Exchange Chairperson Awards. Extended the Youth Ad Hoc Committee term to 2017-2018. Amended the title of Chapter I of the Board Policy Manual from “Activities” to “Service.” Updated Chapter I of the Board Policy Manual to align with the new service framework. Added Leo Area Forum policy support to Chapter XXII, Paragraph A of the Board Policy Manual. For information on any of the above resolutions, please refer to the LCI website at lionsclubs.org or contact the International Office at 630-571-5466.
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