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Memorandum: Call for Resolutions

This is a call for resolutions to be presented to the NCIL Membership at the Annual Council Meeting. This will be the only call for resolutions to be presented for the 2014 NCIL Annual Council meeting. The Annual Council Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC. The President will recognize the contact person listed in your resolution to speak at the Annual Meeting. If you are unable to attend, please indicate a designee that will be in attendance. A guide to writing a resolution is available on our website, and a link is included below. 

Annual Council Meeting Resolutions

The purpose of resolutions is for members to speak directly to what NCIL does and what NCIL stands for. Resolutions to be presented at the Annual Council meeting must be postmarked or received by Wednesday, June 4, 2014. The President will appoint a task force to review all resolutions to determine their impact on each of the following areas:

  • NCIL’s Mission & Guiding Principles: Is the proposed resolution consistent / compatible? Is the proposed resolution national in scope?
  • NCIL’s Resources: Can NCIL implement the proposed resolution’s intent with current financial and staff resources?
  • NCIL’s Governance: Does the proposed resolution require any significant changes to NCIL’s bylaws or Standard Operating Procedures?

The resolution task force will provide the NCIL board with a one-page summary of the resolution and the potential impact in each area. The NCIL board will make a recommendation to the membership to adopt or reject the resolution. The recommendation shall be in writing with a brief statement explaining the rationale for the board’s recommendation. All resolutions, including a brief statement with the board’s recommendation, will be included in the Annual Council meeting packet.

“A call for resolutions shall be disseminated to the NCIL membership no less than 45 days prior to the resolution deadline date. No resolutions will be accepted for consideration after the deadline date.” (NCIL By-Laws, Article III, Section IV).

No resolutions received after June 4 will be accepted. Please include the name of a contact person and his or her phone number with your submission. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at Thank you.


Kelly Buckland, Executive Director
National Council on Independent Living

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