Conclave 2019 - Legislative Packet & Nominations Committee Announced

Conclave 2019 - Legislative Packet & Nominations Committee Announced

INDIANAPOLIS - Today, Tau Kappa Epsilon announces the proposed legislation for Conclave 2019 as well as the officers of the nominations committee selected by Venerable Grand Prytanis Christopher T. Hanson (Alpha-Pi, George Washington).

One of the most important duties of representatives attending Conclave is to vote on proposed legislation to the Fraternity's constitution and bylaws called The Black Book on behalf of their respective Chapter or Alumni Association. 

It is the responsibility of voting delegates to be knowledgeable of proposed legislation. Chapters and Alumni Associations are each required to meet prior to Conclave and vote on the position their respective group's voting delegate will have at the Conclave.

All proposals will be brought before the Grand Chapter during the Second Session on Saturday afternoon, August 3. During the Second Session, the Grand Chapter will also elect a new Grand Council. All legislation that was submitted can be found below.

More detailed descriptions of each can be found by clicking the following link: See Proposed Changes. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Grand Council and/or bring them up during the Second Session of the Grand Chapter. Below is a Summary of Proposed Legislation, the subject matter and the Grand Council's recommendation.

Proposed AmendmentSubjectGrand Council RecommendsRequires
#1Founders Housing Fund Terms and ConditionsYes, Do Pass
Majority Vote
#2Amendments and Legislation ProceduresYes, Do Pass
Majority Vote
#3Board of Advisors ResponsibilitiesYes, Do Pass
Majority Vote
#4Board of Advisors Responsibilities
Only to be considered if Proposed Legislation #3 is adopted.
Yes, Do Pass
Three-Fourths Vote
#5Chief Executive Officer ContractYes, Do Pass
Three-Fourths Vote

In addition, in accordance with the International Bylaws and Traditions of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, as specified in Chapter 1, Section 8(A) of The Black Book, Grand Prytanis Christopher T. Hanson (Alpha-Pi, George Washington) has named the following Alumni Nominations Committee Officers of the 60th Biennial Conclave to be held August 1-4, 2019 in Orlando, Florida.

Chairman: Frater Bruce B. Melchert, Past Executive Vice President of TKE (1960-'73) and Past Grand Prytanis (1987-'89)
Vice Chairman: Frater Edmund C. Moy, Past Grand Prytanis (2011-2013)
Secretary: Frater Mark C. Romig, Past Grand Prytanis (2003-2005)

Alumni and Collegiate members will be selected for the Nominations Committee at the Opening Session for the Grand Chapter Meeting, per Chapter 1, Section 8 of the International Bylaws and Traditions.

For more information, please contact:

Alex D. Baker
Technology & Communications Consultant
317-872-6533 ext.

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