The 138th Grand Parlor will consider at least 35 resolutions. Most deal with
cosmetic changes made by the Grand Parlor Constitution Revision Committee
to update our Constitution. Other resolutions include the following:
RESOLUTION #1, submitted by Membership of Sutter #261 and SDDGP Vene Thompson. Seeks to approve allowing parlors to form auxiliaries identified as “The Friends of California” to permit those who weren’t born in California “who have a strong feeling of sup- port for the objects and goals of the Grand Parlor” to join the auxiliary. The resolution also stipulates that each “Friends of California” auxiliary must comply with guidelines set by a committee of three delegates appointed by the Grand Presi- dent which will establish typical by-laws for the “Friends of California.” Activities of members of “Friends of California” will be limited to all of the activities of a parlor but members will not be entitled to hold a state elected office or be delegates to Grand Parlor; per capita will only be taken out for insurance coverage with the remainder of “Friends of California” dues going directly to the parlor to further the objects and goals of the Order within their local communities.
RESOLUTION #27, submitted by Board of Control Chairman Dale Phil- lips, Estudillo #223. Seeks to require the officers and members of the Annual Grand Parlor to renew the oath which they took when being obligated or initiated, such renewal to be administered by the Jr. Past Grand President on Monday of Grand Parlor.
RESOLUTION #28, submitted by Board of Control Chairman Dale Phillips, Estudillo #223. Sets the registration fee for the Grand Parlor at not-to-exceed $35, to be paid by all delegates, with banquet and barbecue tickets sold separately and be equivalent to the cost of the banquet and barbecue. Guests will not pay a registration fee. Requires each Grand Parlor committee to file a financial report in the Proceedings of their Grand Parlor showing all receipts and disbursements
for their Grand Parlor.
RESOLUTION #29, submitted by Board of Control Chairman Dale Phillips, Estudillo #223. Requires that all officers and committee chairmen failing to file their reports by March 1 each year so they may be printed in the Advance Report for the Native Sons Annual Grand Parlor shall be denied the right to sit as a delegate at that upcom- ing Grand Parlor.
RESOLUTION #30, submitted by Board of Control Chairman Dale Phil- lips, Estudillo #223. Requires the Curator of Artifacts to provide a complete inventory of all items in the Native Sons Columbia museum for the membership to view at the Native Sons annual Grand Parlor meeting convening on the third Monday in May.
RESOLUTION #31, submitted by Board of Control Chairman Dale Phil- lips, Estudillo #223. Requires the Curator of Artifacts to provide a complete inventory of all items in the Native Sons artifacts, archives and memorabilia storage for the Native Sons membership to view at the Native Sons annual Grand Parlor meeting convening on the third Monday in May.
RESOLUTION #32, submitted by Board of Control Chairman Dale Phillips, Estudillo #223. Changes composition of the Historical Preservation Foundation to include one representative from each of the fifteen active geographical districts of the Native Sons.
RESOLUTION #33, Submitted by Jr. PGP Dwight Dutschke. Stipulates that no information shall be distributed on the floor of Grand Parlor without the prior approval of the Grand President; if such material is placed before such approval has been granted, it shall be removed and disposed of in an appropriate manner. In addition, if such information is found to be not in the spirit of Friendship, Loyalty and charity, the Grand President may ask those delegate(s) or guest(s) who distributed such information to forfeit their credentials and they will be denied access to the remaining sessions of the Grand Parlor for which such penalties are imposed, the decision of the Grand President regarding content of materials distributed and such penalties imposed will be final and no appeal is to be provided.