ANNUAL UOL CONVENTION
The UOL Annual Convention is held at a time and location determined by the NEB and the hosting chapter and ratified at a preceding Annual Convention. It is usually convened each year in the second half of July. The site of the Convention varies from year to year. Chapters bid to host the Convention two or more years in advance. A majority vote by the convention delegates determines who will host a convention. Once selected, the hosting chapter is responsible for appointing a convention chairperson, choosing a Convention site (hotel or motel), handling all the details involved in making arrangements for the convention, preparing adequate publicity for the convention and coordination of all of the arrangements with the NEB through a convention committee. All profits from the convention go to the National UOL Treasury. The hosting chapter receives a ten percent (10%) rebate on the profit after its detailed financial report of the convention is approved and accepted by the NEB. The Junior UOL receives 20% of the convention profits.
During the 56th Annual Convention (July 2003) an amendment to the UOL Constitution was passed which eliminated restrictions on the number of delegates from a Senior UOL chapter. Thus, a chapter in good standing* may send an unlimited number of members in good standing to the Annual Convention as a delegate.
*Chapter delegates will not be seated unless all chapter obligations are fulfilled prior to the convention.
Chapter obligations are: payment of chapter and membership dues, annual donation and the timely submittal of membership rosters, election reports, delegate forms and the annual report. A Delegate form is mailed to all chapters well in advance of the Convention, and the names of all chapter delegates must be submitted to the Financial Secretary prior to the Convention on the Delegate form.
Chapters are encouraged to defray some or all of the expenses of their delegates.
Delegates to the UOL Convention must be members of the UOC of USA.
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