Conclave 2022 - Legislative Packet & Nominations Committee Announced

Conclave 2022 - Legislative Packet & Nominations Committee Announced

INDIANAPOLIS - Today, Tau Kappa Epsilon announces the proposed legislation for Conclave 2022 as well as the officers of the nominations committee selected by Venerable Grand Prytanis James Hickey, Ph.D. (Zeta-Alpha, Wagner) prior to his retirement.

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 Tuesday afternoon, July 26. 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
#1Separations of Boards of Advisors and Chapter Housing Corporations (Constitution)Yes, Do Pass
Three-Fourths Vote
#2Separations of Boards of Advisors and Chapter Housing Corporations (Bylaws and Traditions)Yes, Do Pass
Majority Vote
#3Conclave Schedule (Constitution)Yes, Do Pass
Three-Fourths Vote
#4Conclave Schedule (Bylaws and Traditions)Yes, Do Pass
Majority Vote
#5Designations of Emerging Chapters (Constitution)Yes, Do Pass
Three-Fourths Vote
#6Designations of Emerging Chapters (Bylaws and Traditions)Yes, Do Pass
Majority Vote
#7Chapter Standards (Bylaws and Traditions)Yes, Do Pass
Majority Vote
#8Collegiate Fees (Constitution)Yes, Do Pass
Three-Fourths Vote
#9Collegiate Fees (Bylaws and Traditions)Yes, Do Pass
Majority Vote





As previously announced, 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, Venerable Grand Prytanis James Hickey, Ph.D. (Zeta-Alpha, Wagner) has named the following Alumni Nominations Committee Officers of the 61st Biennial Conclave to be held July 24-27, 2021 in Houston, Texas.

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)

Frater Hickey has also named Past Grand Prytani Rod Talbot (Beta-Chi, Southern Illinois Carbondale) and Christopher T. Hanson (Alpha-Pi, George Washington) to serve as alternates.

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. 228
abaker@tke.org

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