Thursday, June 23, 2011

COVP Bylaws Authoring Committee to Meet June 29th


Next week, the bylaws drafting committee of the Wisconsin Council on Veterans Programs will meet for what is expected to be its final meeting in a year-long drafting process.

Though the COVP has been around for decades, inexplicably, it has never had any comprehensive bylaws.

The bylaws drafting effort was led by the DAV, with several weeks of DAV research and writing going into the initial draft introduced to the COVP last summer.

Since that time, it has gone through several reviews and DAV has provided dozens of hours of volunteer work participating in these meetings and redrafting the bylaws to accommodate the various changes.  The American Legion, MOAA, and the Marine Corps League have also actively participated, along with several other groups’ representatives on the COVP. 

A complete copy of the current, June 1st draft is available here

It is expected that the bylaws drafting committee will make its final recommendations during the June 29th meeting and present the final version for review at the next full COVP meeting in August. 

As a public body, all COVP meetings and committee meetings are open to the public are are posted on the the WDVA website in advance.  The meeting notice for the upcoming meeting is also below. 

--Anthony Hardie, DAV representative on the COVP






Wednesday, June 29, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs

9th Floor Conference Room

30 W. Mifflin Street, Madison

Members of the Ad Hoc Committee on By Laws and Procedure will meet by teleconference in open session on Wednesday, June 29th at 10:00 a.m. at the above-identified location. 

(Members: Roger Fetterly. MOAA; Mark Grams. Marine Corps League; Anthony Hardie, DAV; Russ Alsteen, Navy Club; Paul Fine, Army Navy Union; Rick Cherone, Military Order of the Purple Heart; and, Chuck Roloff, American Legion.)

Meeting access will be provided via phone for Ad Hoc Committee members unable to travel to Madison.

1.      Call to Order and Roll Call of Ad Hoc Committee Members

2.      Certification of Notice of Meeting

3.      Review of Working Committee June 1 Edition of By Laws and Procedure and Additional Notes and Comments of AHC Members

4.      Recommendation of Final Draft to Council on Veterans Programs

5.      Public Input (limited to not more than 5 minutes per guest)

6.      Adjournment

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