STANDING RULES OF THE ANNUAL CONVENTION
DIVISION, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
May 6-7, 2005
a. The Credentials
Committee, directly after the opening ceremonies, shall
report the number of
delegates and camps registered as present with proper credentials, and shall
make such supplementary reports as necessary.
For admission to the assembly hall, to facilitate identification and
seating, delegates, members, and convention staff shall be required to wear the
badge issued by the registration or credentials committee upon registration and
may be required to present positive identification.
Rule 2. Dress
Delegates and guests are encouraged to wear appropriate attire.
Delegates are expected to conduct themselves as gentlemen, refraining
from personal insults.
All cell telephones or other electronic devices shall be turned off or
put in silent mode while the convention is in session.
Rule 3. Motions
All motions and resolutions
shall be reduced to writing, signed by the maker, including his camp number and
submitted to the chairman of the resolutions committee prior to May 1, 2005.
Copies of motions and resolutions will be presented to the Adjutant for
Rule 4. Debate:
In order to seek recognition, a
delegate who wishes to speak for a motion, against a motion, ask a question in
the form of a point of information or parliamentary inquiry, or make a point of
order shall rise and when recognized state their name and camp number.
Rule 5. Voting:
The chair shall put all main and secondary questions to a voice vote.
If a delegate calls for division of the house or the chair feels that the
viva voce vote was inconclusive, the chair shall take a standing vote.
Seven delegates from seven different camps may demand that the ayes and
nays be required and entered on any main motion.
Any delegate requesting that the ayes and nays be required and entered
shall obtain recognition and state name and Camp number.
If the ayes and nays are ordered, then the vote shall be taken by signed
Rule 6. Announcements: