Video Introduction Description: Swirling text: “RID Presents” “RID National Conference 7-11 July 2019 / Rhode Island” “#RIDProvidence19” “RID”). Video switches to Bill Millios, Director of Communications and Outreach – a blonde-haired white-presenting man wearing a blue shirt. He is seated at his desk. Behind him you can see a shelf with a bunch of RID Publications books and a green wall.

Hello! The biennial membership business meeting will be held during the 2019 RID National Conference. This message includes important dates to note in preparation of the business meeting.

As has been done in the past, the business meeting will be conducted over two days. The meetings will be held on Monday July 8th at 2:45-6:00pm EST and Tuesday July 9th at 8:45-11:45am EST.

Motions must be received by certain dates to be considered and voted upon during conference. Motions that impact the RID bylaws must be shared with the membership 90 days prior to conference. Motions that do not impact the bylaws must be shared with the membership 60 days prior to conference. In order for Headquarters and the Bylaws Committee to receive and review the motions before disseminating to the membership, we must receive all proposed motions by the following dates.

Dates for motions:

Motions that impact the Bylaws must be received by April 3rd

Motions that do not impact the Bylaws must be received by May 6th

Motions received after May 6th are considered “from the floor”

Motions will be received and reviewed by the bylaws committee. This year we have created a form for motions. This will help streamline the process both for the motion makers and the bylaws committee

To submit your motions please use this link:

Like previous years, we will collect opinions from various groups including the RID Board, headquarters, and pertinent committees. Opinions will be posted at least 30 days prior to conference.

Please note that you will be required to provide all information (motion, rationale, and fiscal impact) in both ASL and English. If your motion impacts the Bylaws, you need to show an “edited” version of the Bylaws (including deletions as strike-outs, additions, changes, etc.), including the Article and Section numbers.

Send questions and inquiries to Thank you, RID Headquarters

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