Members of CWEA met this past Saturday to recap the year and consider numerous proposals submitted from groups throughout the organization. Additionally, there were four seats on the Board of Directors open for election.
Thirty-four different groups were represented at the meeting by their group director or staff members. Each member-group of CWEA is entitled to one vote. No one person may vote for multiple groups.
“I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to all who participated in the proposals process this year,” said CWEA President Cody Crawford. “It’s important that was continue to review our policies and procedures to make sure that we are setting up the groups in our organization for success.”
Each proposal related to the circuit By-Laws must be ratified by at least 2/3 of the voting membership present at the time of the vote. All other proposals may be passed by a simple majority of the voting membership present at the time of the vote. All proposals un-related to the circuit by-laws and constitution that are passed will be sent to the Board of Directors for consideration to become policy.
The most notable change this year came from Proposal #8 which dealt with a restructuring of the Advisory Council. Membership on the council will now become elected positions rather than being based on the competitive result of the previous year’s class champions. The Advisory Council will also be split into two with one council dedicated to the Color Guard divisions and the second council dedicated to the Percussion & Winds divisions. Each body will elect a “chairman” who will sit as a non-voting member on the Board of Directors.
More information concerning the nomination and elections process to the Advisory Council is scheduled for release this coming week. The Board of Directors will meet In mid-July to consider policy proposals for the upcoming year. Additionally, the newly elected Advisory Councils will meet to elect a chairman and being their discussions on issues related to their specific divisions.