Next, there was a discussion and vote on the issue of International Director Term Limits. The reasoning behind this proposed law change was that District Presidents are now serving multiple terms so their terms expire concurrently with the International Director's. Distrtict 3, who proposed this law change, felt that this stymied the development of good, capable people with fresh ideas who wished to become a DP. This proposed law change was defeated.
Members from District 1 had proposed a resolution for the International President to appoint a committee to review and help simplify membership categories in the next biennium. The reason being that current membership categories are many and complicated, which can hinder recruitment efforts of our members. This resolution passed.
Of course there were many other issues discussed, but in the interest of brevity we just wanted to give a taste of the issues being voted on. Please make sure to check your future issues of Viking magazine for a full report on the convention resolutions.