Memorandum to Governmental, Affiliate, Contributing Members and Committee Chairs
May 6, 2004
International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 544
Washington, DC 20001
** ACTION REQUIRED **
MEMORANDUM TO: Governmental,
Affiliate, Contributing Members and Committee Chairs
Baughman, Executive Vice-President
for Developing Resolutions for the 2004 Annual Meeting
purpose of this memo is to remind and advise you of the procedures for
developing resolutions for consideration at the Annual Meeting in
Atlantic City, New Jersey. Proposed resolutions are forwarded
first to the subject matter committee, which considers the
appropriateness of the resolution, its subject matter, its consistency
with previous Association positions, and finally, whether it is
deserving of resolution status. The subject matter committee
then makes its recommendations to the Resolutions Committee, which
considers it further and recommends appropriate action to the Business
resolutions should be sent to the subject matter committee no later
than August 13, 2004, and forwarded by the subject matter committee to
the Resolutions Committee, with recommendations, no later than
September 1, 2004,
to enable the Resolutions Committee to make advance review and select
those for consideration at the annual meeting.
some resolutions will not be ready for consideration until the time of
the annual meeting. These, of course, should be held to the
absolute minimum and be either very timely subjects or of such a
nature that advance preparation is impossible. When this is the
case, the originator should secure subject matter committee clearance
sometime during the annual meeting and in advance of the Resolutions
send proposed resolutions to Chair Gerald Barnhart at the address
below. Also, please do all possible to see that the resolutions
are processed in the time frame outlined above. Thank you.
Gerry Barnhart, Director
of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
York Department of Environmental Conservation
Broadway, 5th Floor
of the Resolutions Committee
Resolutions Committee is responsible for soliciting resolutions from
other Association committees, for developing resolutions from other
appropriate sources and for determining which of these should be
presented to the membership for adoption in the appropriate form.
to submitting a draft resolution to the Resolutions Committee, the
appropriate Association Standing, Presidentís Committee or Task
Force shall review and approve the draft.
express the will of the Association and establish Association policy
for accomplishing organizational goals and objectives. Resolutions
will be written and approved in a manner to provide for follow-up by
the Associationís Washington office. The suggested recipient(s) of
the resolution shall be named in the resolution.
for Approval of Resolutions
A resolution should address a specific issue and call for specific action(s) in a defined forum.
On its own reading, a resolution should be clear and easily understood by others. The Committee should aspire to developing resolutions that do not exceed two pages in length.
resolution should not be used as a substitute for reports of
Association committees or task forces.
resolution should be constructed to uphold defensible general
principles for the management and administration of natural resource
shall take the following format:
the Associationís resolutions will have this format; and
the punctuation will be as shown here; and
there will be double spacing between statements.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the International Association of Fish
and Wildlife Agencies can have a second statement of resolution; and
IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the International Association of Fish and
Wildlife Agencies resolutions take this format.
Projects and Grants
May 6, 2004
This project supports state fish and wildlife agencies in the development and implementation of state-level bird conservation programs. Through workshops, meetings, and technical assistance visits, IAFWA staff provide consulting services to the state agencies as they carry out priority bird conservation activities identified in the Partners In Flight Land Bird Conservation Plans, the U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan, the North American Waterbird Conservation Plan, and emerging resident game bird initiatives. http://www.iafwa.org/all_bird.htm
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