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44th International Convention - Online (2020)

An Amendment to Permit Emergency Changes in Scheduling the Biennial Convention

Amendment No. 1
44th International Convention
August 13 - 14, 2020


That the International Union Constitution, Article IV, Section 2 is amended to read as follows:

Section 2. The convention shall meet biennially in the even-numbered years at such time, date, and place as shall be determined by the International Executive Board; provided, however, that such convention shall begin at some time between April 1 and September 30, and that no convention shall be held on a holiday weekend. For a specific purpose or purposes, which shall be clearly defined in the call, a special convention may be called at any time by the International Executive Board. A special convention solely to fill a vacancy in the office of International President shall be called as provided in this Constitution. The requirements established in this Article for the conduct of a regular or special International Convention shall apply, except when the International Executive Board determines that compliance is impracticable due to a declaration by a federal or state government that there exists a bona fide emergency that poses a threat to public health or safety. In such circumstances the International Executive Board, by two-thirds vote, shall be authorized to modify the requirements set forth in Sections 2, 22, 34, 35, 37 and 42 of this Article and in Article VIII, Section 7.


This amendment shall become effective immediately upon an affirmative vote of the delegates.

International Executive Board