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Constitutional Amendments During High School and College/Postsecondary House of Delegates in June

April 13th, 2012

The following constitutional amendments were approved by the SkillsUSA board of directors during the March meeting and will be voted on by the House of Delegates during NLSC in June.

Proposed Constitution amendment – High School Constitution

Currently reads:
ARTICLE VI-QUALIFICATIONS FOR NATIONAL OFFICE
Section 3. No state is eligible to provide the national president for two consecutive years.

Proposed reading:
ARTICLE VI-QUALIFICATIONS FOR NATIONAL OFFICE
Delete Section 3 and renumber Section 4 and Section 5 as Section 3 and Section 4 respectively

Proposed Constitution amendment – Postsecondary Constitution

Currently reads:
ARTICLE VI-QUALIFICATIONS FOR NATIONAL OFFICE
Section 3 No state is eligible to provide the national president for two consecutive years and each state will be allowed only two candidates for national office per year.

Proposed reading:
ARTICLE VI-QUALIFICATIONS FOR NATIONAL OFFICE
Section 3 Each state will be allowed only two candidates for national office per year.

Rationale for both amendments:
When officers were elected by position, those states with large memberships – and therefore high delegate counts – could dominate officer elections. This meant the president could come from the same state for several successive years and that is why this language was inserted in the constitution. With the change to election of officers at-large with specific positions decided by the elected officers themselves, this wording is no longer needed in the constitution.

NLSC Name Badge

April 13th, 2012

The SkillsUSA NLSC name badge is very important again this year. Each conference participant name badge will contain a bar code on the same side as the participant name. The badge will come with a larger badge holder and a complimentary lanyard thanks to Air Products. The badge design will allow tracking of participants when determining attendance to conference functions, contest meetings and competition events for security purposes. The badge holder, combined with the badge itself, is the official entry credential for SkillsUSA conference participants.

SkillsUSA will also offer the service of lead retrieval to our exhibitors. To ensure proper use of the new badge design, participants should not attach pins, stickers or other types of interference to the name or bar code during the conference. Name badges will continue to be distributed through the registration process.


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