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  • NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE COURT

    CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS

    OF THE AMERICAS

    43rd

    STATE CONVENTION

    April 20-21, 2013

    Indian Head Resort

    Lincoln, New Hampshire

  • NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE OFFICERS

    2011 - 2013

    State Regent Linda Bergeron

    State Chaplain Rev. Joseph M. Cooper

    National Director Arline Rich

    First Vice Regent Ann Skahan

    Second Vice Regent Jane Powers

    State Treasurer Elaine Bean

    State Secretary Adele Boeske

    Immediate Past State Regent Cynthia Garside

    Parliamentarian Judy Smith

    District Deputies:

    Elaine Bean

    Judy Beauregard

    Adele Boeske

    Jane Powers

    Judy Smith

    Linda Bergeron

    Cynthia Garside

  • CONVENTION COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

    CREDENTIALS Lin Schimel, Chairman; Ronnie Phillips; Tammy Zmuda; and Advisor Adele Boeske

    STANDING RULES Jane Powers, Chairman; Natalie Shaw; Maureen Sadd and Advisor Arline Rich RESOLUTIONS Donna Cunningham; Claudette Flora; Jo Johnson, Chairman; and Advisor Ann Skahan ELECTIONS Ann Skahan, Chairman; Peggy LaPointe; Fran Sylvia; and Advisor Arline Rich

    COURTESY Court Bellefleur #1208, Littleton

    APPROVAL OF MINUTES Kathy Moulis, Chairman; Karen Krueger; Mary Ann Saunders; and Advisor Elaine Bean

    TIME KEEPERS Cyndi Sieracki; and Yollande Ling

    ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY

    Jane Powers

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013

    8:00 – 9:30 Continental Breakfast and Registration

    9:30 - 9:45 Seating of Delegates, Alternates, National Officers,

    State Officers, and Guests

    9:45 Call to Order

    Opening Prayer Jane Powers, State 2nd Vice Regent

    Posting of Colors American Legion

    Pledge of Allegiance

    National Anthem

    Welcome

    Linda Bergeron, State Regent

    Natalie Shaw, Regent, Court Bellefleur #1208

    Arline Rich, National Director

    Appointment of Committees

    Credentials Report by Lin Schimel, Chairman

    Report of Standing Rules by Jane Powers, Chairman

    Recommendations

    Nominating Committee Report by Pat Larkin, Chairman

    Nominations for State Office from the Floor

    Nominations for the 2015 Nominating Committee

    11:15 Presentation by Gayle Marcotte

    12:30 Buffet Lunch

  • 1:45 Reconvene:

    Credential Report by Lin Schimel, Chairman

    Reading of Communications

    Reports of State Officers

    Report of the Finance Committee

    3:00 Roll Call and Voting

    Break

    3:45 Reports by Circle of Love Committee Chairmen

    4:15 Reports of Court Regents

    4:30 Arline Rich, National Director

    5:00 Announcements

    Closing Prayer by Donna Cunningham

    Recess

    6:45 Dinner

    7:45 County Store with

    Jane Powers as Hostess

    8:45 Vespers by

    Fr. Shawn Therrien

    St. Mary’s Parish, Claremont

  • SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011

    Breakfast on your own

    10:00 Installation Mass at

    St. Joseph’s Church, Lincoln, NH.

    11:45 Seating for Awards Luncheon

    Reconvene

    Delegate concerns

    Evaluations

    Court Bellefleur #1208 Raffle Drawing

    Announcements

    12:30 Awards Luncheon

    2:30 Adjournment

  • STANDING RULES

    The following Standing Rules of order shall apply to this 43nd State

    Convention.

    VOTING BODY

    1. The seating arrangement for the business meetings shall include the State Officers, the Immediate Past State Regent, the National Supervisor, the State Chaplain, the Parliamentarian, and any invited guests.

    2. Delegates shall be seated in the area reserved for each Court.

    3. Alternates may be seated in place of Delegates ONLY if illness or some serious reason prevents a Delegate from attending. This must be reported to the Credentials Chairman for a correction of badges.

    4. Alternates and visitors will not be seated with the Delegates. A different seating area will be provided for them.

    5. The credentials' Chairman shall report at the opening meeting of this convention to determine if a quorum is present.

    MOTIONS AND DISCUSSION

    1. Only members of the VOTING BODY may introduce and second motions.

    2. To be recognized by the CHAIR, a Regent, or in her absence the Vice Regent, or in the absence of the Vice Regent, a Court Representative, must STAND, GIVE HER NAME, COURT AND TITLE very clearly, and then WAIT FOR RECOGNITION before proposing a. motion or speaking from the floor in debate.

  • 3. In debate, the speaker shall state whether she is speaking in FAVOR or AGAINST the motion, then proceed with the discussion.

    4. Debate on a motion shall be limited to TWO (2) MINUTES for each speaker. Additional time may be granted by General Consent taken by the presiding officer. If there is objection to the General Consent, a vote MUST BE TAKEN, and a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the voting body shall be required to grant the additional time.

    5. No member shall speak a SECOND TIME on the same subject, until all others have had a chance TO SPEAK.

    6. A timekeeper's responsibility will be to issue each speaker a thirty (30) second warning before the expiration of time allowed.

    7. Discussion on any issue shall be limited to TWENTY (20) MINUTES.

    8. Members of the Clergy and Non-Voting Delegates may enter into discussion, but may not vote on the question.

    NOMINATIONS

    1. Nominees from the floor must submit to the Regent a statement of endorsement by the Local Court of the candidate and a written consent to serve prior to convening of the first meeting of the Convention. The member presenting a candidate for office shall give a (1) one minute qualification speech.

  • 2. In the event that a nomination is not forthcoming from the floor for a vacant (open) office, the newly elected State Board shall fill that position.

    3. Nominations from the floor for the Nomination Committee will be by roll call of the courts. Election of State Officers and member of the Nominating Committee shall be made by ballot.

    MISCELLANEOUS:

    1. The host court and state court only may have fund-raising projects during the State Convention.

    2. During the convention business meetings, all cellular phones and pagers will be turned to a silent mode.

  • CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS PRAYER

    Fill us Lord, with the warm and serene

    beams of Your light,

    to guide our steps in Your way.

    Grant us the strength and vitality

    of Your own life within us,

    that we may accomplish well

    the mission you have given us

    As Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

    We ask for the depth and energy of

    Your love to help us seek a set of strong values,

    To touch each person You send into our lives

    Who need Your caring presence.

    Keep us faithful

    To the motto or Our Order,

    "Unity and Charity,"

    and faithful to the Light, Life and Love

    given us through Your Church,

    that we may serve You

    and the members of

    Your Mystical Body, generously.

    May Your light shine from us,

    and Your love animate us,

    In all our endeavors.

  • NOTES:

    Bookstore compliments of Court Bellefleur #1208

    Country Auction coordinated by

    Jane Powers, 2nd State Vice Regent

    Court Bellefleur Raffle tickets available

    UNITY

    CHARITY