[NFBMO] Resolutions if you please

Gary Wunder gwunder at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 17 19:43:05 UTC 2022

Right you are.




From: NFBMO <nfbmo-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of Daniel Garcia via NFBMO
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 4:44 PM
To: NFB of Missouri Mailing List <nfbmo at nfbnet.org>
Cc: Daniel Garcia <dangarcia3 at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [NFBMO] Resolutions if you please


The whereas clauses should be separated by semi colons, not commas. Also,
the phrase "be it resolved" needs to be all capitalized. 


A Resolution Regarding Resolutions


               Whereas the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri will
have its 60th Annual Convention in Springfield from march 31 through April
3, 2022; and


               Whereas one of the most important functions of the state
Convention is to serve as a mechanism for the introduction, discussion, and
adoption of resolutions; and


               Whereas Gary Wunder will chair the 2022 State Convention
Resolutions Committee: Now therefore,


               BE IT RESOLVED by Daniel Garcia, in the National Federation
of the Blind of Missouri Mailing List, on this 16th  day of March, 2022,
that Daniel urges anyone interested in shaping the future policy direction
of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri to submit a resolution
to Chair Wunder as soon as possible, so the Resolutions Committee may have
time to review the text; and


               BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Daniel urges members to use this
message as a template when writing their resolutions; and


               BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Daniel Encourages NFB members to
review the June 2021 issue of the Blind Missourian to get more examples on
how to write resolutions






Daniel Garcia, Corresponding Secretary

National Federation of the Blind of Missouri

dangarcia3 at hotmail.com <mailto:dangarcia3 at hotmail.com> 

(816) 621-0902

www.nfb.org <http://www.nfb.org> 

www.nfbmo.org <http://www.nfbmo.org> 

Live the life you want






From: NFBMO <nfbmo-bounces at nfbnet.org <mailto:nfbmo-bounces at nfbnet.org> > On
Behalf Of Gary Wunder via NFBMO
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 3:13 PM
To: 'NFB of Missouri Mailing List' <nfbmo at nfbnet.org
<mailto:nfbmo at nfbnet.org> >
Cc: Gary Wunder <gwunder at earthlink.net <mailto:gwunder at earthlink.net> >
Subject: [NFBMO] Resolutions if you please


The good news is that it is not too early. The great news is that it is not
too late. If there is a policy position the National Federation of the Blind
of Missouri ought to take, one way to see that that happens is through
resolutions. A resolution is one big, long sentence, just the kind that
Yours truly too frequently writes. The idea in a resolution is to state the
problem and what are known as whereas clauses and to say what we want done
in one or more resolves. If anyone would benefit from seeing sample copies
of resolutions, let me know. Many are available in the August September
issue of any Braille Monitor you want to pick up, but if there would be some
value in having them placed here on the listserv, I'm glad to do that as


What do we write about? Sometimes we write resolutions to commend people and
organizations for the good things they have done. Sometimes we write to
suggest that they could do better. Sometimes we make it clear that, from our
perspective, what they are doing is dead wrong and should be rectified
immediately if not sooner. 


The fact that you may not have written a resolution before should not stand
between you and adopting NFB policy. Part of the job I have been given by
President Wright is to make anything you draft shine and to do so without
interjecting myself center stage. We can work together on anything you can
come up with that we should address.


If you have resolutions or amendments to our bylaws or Constitution you
think we should consider, please write to me at 

gwunder at earthlink.net <mailto:gwunder at earthlink.net> . 

It will help if you put the word resolution somewhere in the subject. If you
would rather talk before submitting anything, feel free to ring me at

Whereas the sun is shining, and

WHEREAS, spring is at hand, and


WHEREAS, your heart is beating, you are breathing, and you are looking
forward to the convention of the National Federation of the Blind of
Missouri: now, therefore:


Be It Resolved that we go forth and articulate some policies that will make
all of us proud to be a member of this fine organization.


Just for fun, there are at least two errors in this resolution. Call me out
publicly on them.



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