INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Dubai, UAE/New Delhi, India // November 8-13, 2017 CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS COMMITTEE Lifted the election moratorium in District 321-A3 (India) in order to permit the district to hold elections for District Governor, First Vice District Governor and Second Vice District Governor beginning with the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Rejected the complaints filed by Lions Club Ghaziabad Senior and Lions Club Shamli Doab in Multiple District 321 (India) under the Multiple District Dispute Resolution Procedure as untimely. Authorized the general counsel to issue a license to use the name “Lions” and the Lions Clubs International Emblem to the Lions Co-ordination Committee of India Association (LCCIA). Permitted former member, Past District Governor Gil-Moo Park to join a Lions Club, provided that he not be permitted to serve in any district, multiple district or international leadership position in the future and if Past District Governor Gil-Moo Park engages in or supports the filing of litigation with respect to Lions related matters he will automatically be removed from Lionism and would not be eligible for future membership. Revised the Standard Form Club By-Laws in Chapter VII of the Board Policy Manual for consistency with previously adopted changes related to the approval of Life Members. Revised the Standard Form Multiple District By-Laws in Chapter VII of the Board Policy Manual to clarify the provision. Deleted Chapter XV, Paragraph C.13. of the Board Policy Manual for consistency with previously adopted changes related to the emergency reserve funds. Revised Chapter XV, Paragraph C.14. of the Board Policy Manual for consistency with previously adopted changes related to the eligibility to be elected for international office. Revised the Neutral Observer Policy in Chapter XV of the Board Policy Manual as it relates to who can request a neutral observer. Adopted a resolution to be reported to the 2018 International Convention to amend the International By-Laws to clarify the provision related to the duties of the district governor. Adopted a resolution to be reported to the 2018 International Convention to amend the International By-Laws to amend the number of members of the Long Range Planning Committee be consistent with recent amendments to the International Constitution and By-Laws. CONVENTION COMMITTEE Established per diem allowances for appointed Credentials Committee members serving without other reimbursement, District Governors-elect and District Governors-elect Faculty and Headquarters Staff attending the Las Vegas Convention. Revised the 2018 Las Vegas Convention Schedule. DISTRICT AND CLUB SERVICE COMMITTEE Granted the clubs impacted by Hurricane Maria from Multiple District 51 (Puerto Rico) protective status through April 9, 2018. Approved redistricting proposals from Multiple District 20 (New York), Multiple District 105 (Great Britain and the British Isles), Multiple District 410 (South Africa), District 322 B (India) and District 403 A2 (Western Africa). Approved redistricting proposals from District 316 A (India), District 316 H (India), and 3232 B (India) contingent upon a minimum of 35 clubs and 1,250 members in each proposed new district attaining good standing prior to December 31, 2017. Approved additional funding in the amount of $147,000 for the development and expansion of the women’s initiative, which will be launched next fiscal year. FINANCE AND HEADQUARTERS OPERATION COMMITTEE Approved the FY 2017-2018 1st Quarter Forecast, reflecting a deficit. Approved amendments to the Board Policy Manual related to the General Travel and Reimbursement Policy. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Approved the curriculum plan, schedule, and group leader team for the 2018 District Governors-Elect Seminar. MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Approved three applications for PR grants, one for Multiple District LB (Brazil) in the amount of $6,000, one for Single District 50 (Hawaii) in the amount of $2,500, and one for Single District 415 (Algeria) in the amount of $2,500. Received approval by the Finance and Headquarters Operation Committee for funding to support two new advocacy days in India and the Republic of Korea, in the amount of $295,400 to cover the one-year total cost of the India program and the three-year total cost of the Korea program. Revised Chapter XIX, Official Protocol of the Board Policy Manual to reflect the new Global Action Team (GAT) structure and a modification to the order of placement for the Past Council Chair role. Revised Chapter XIX, Paragraph D of the Board Policy Manual to support new contest procedures. Furthermore, deleted in its entirety Chapter XIX, International Contest Rules to support new contest procedures. MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Extended the “Welcome Home” pilot program to June 30, 2019. Adopted a rule that prohibits a New Club Consultant from also serving on the Global Action team, effective July 1, 2018. Revised Chapter X, Paragraph A.5.a. of the Board Policy Manual to permit more flexibility in allowing a new club to request alternative naming convention beyond starting with its local municipality. Updated the Board Policy Manual to reflect the previously approved increase of entrance fees from $25 to $35 for entrance fees for both new and charter members. Revised Chapter XVII, Paragraph C.4 of the Board Policy Manual to permit Leo to Lion Members and Student Members to report data and information via MyLCI in addition to paper submissions. Revised Chapter X, Paragraph A.3 of the Board Policy Manual related to the timing of charter fees to allow clubs adequate time to pay for additional charter members approved and added in the first 90 days. Amended Chapter X, Paragraph C.3 of the Board Policy Manual in order to allow the Membership Development Committee to approve club protests via poll in order to resolve protests in a timelier manner. SERVICE ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE Awarded an additional 2016-2017 Leos of the Year Award. Changed the service framework platform area of “Pediatric Cancer” to “Childhood Cancer”. Updated Leo Multiple District and District Officer qualification and election process. Adjusted Chapter XXIV, Paragraph B.2. of the Board Policy Manual to amend the Global Action Team international structure to add a third vice chairperson. Revised Chapter XXII, Paragraph A.17 of the Board Policy Manual to update the Leo Club Program Advisory Panel qualification and nomination process. 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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