UFF-USF chapter meeting agenda
August 28, 2009, 12 noon
SOC 258

  1. Agenda approval
  2. Special rule for debate of amendments and new business items
  3. Debate and vote on proposed amendment to Chapter Constitution (20 minutes)
  4. Debate and vote on proposed amendment to Chapter By-laws (20 minutes)
  5. New business
    1. Dues rebate for new members (10 minutes)
    2. Stipends for member volunteers for specific tasks (10 minutes)
  6. Reports
    1. Ad hoc committee on chapter governance documents
    2. Treasurer
    3. Grievances
    4. Communications
    5. Bargaining
    6. Faculty Senate
  7. For the good of the order

Proposed special rule: “For the purposes of debate on governance amendments and new business items at the August 28, 2009, chapter membership meeting, debate shall be limited to 20 minutes for each governance amendment and 10 minutes for each new business item. If time for debate has elapsed without a vote on the main motion, the body shall vote on any motion currently before the body and the main motion. Each speech shall be restricted to one tenth of the time alloted for the debate on the main motion (i.e., 2 minutes for speeches on the governance amendments and 1 minute for new business items). The wording of resolutions and amendments shall be presented in writing to the chair at the time the motion is made.” Note: time limits on individual speeches and debate may be extended by unanimous consent; this special rule would not eliminate that flexibility.