SAPIENT PARTY JOINS WITH JACK BREWER FOUNDATION

SAPIENT PARTY JOINS WITH JACK BREWER FOUNDATION

JBF Worldwide strives to ‘Empower from Within’ and is dedicated to providing resources and opportunities to the world’s most underserved populations using sport as our catalyst.

JBF Worldwide focuses on the empowerment of women and children living within impoverished and underdeveloped communities through the implementation of initiatives that enable food security; provide access to educational resources; assist in disaster relief and medical aid; and promote cultural exchange, peace and conflict resolution.

SAPIENT PARTY JOINS WITH THE USDRC

SAPIENT PARTY JOINS WITH THE USDRC

THE MISSION OF THE USDRC IS TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN AN EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION THAT STANDS READY TO RESPOND WHEN AND WHERE THEY ARE NEEDED TO ASSIST THE CITIZENS IN EVERY COMMUNITY

NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR LARGE THE DISASTER MAY BE THE USDRC WILL WILLINGLY WORK WITH OTHER EMERGENCY RESPONSE AGENCIES ( RED CROSS, FIMA, LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL TO RENDER AID TO VICTIMS OF A DISASTER OR CRISES SITUATION.

ORGANIZATIONS CALLING THE USDRC TO RENDER ASSISTANCE MUST COVER THE USDRC VOLUNTEERS UNDER THEIR UMBRELLA INSURANCE POLICY.

THE USDRC WILL STRIVE TO PROVIDE THE LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT TO REDUCE THE LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY AND TO PROTECT COMMUNITIES FROM ALL TYPES AND SIZES OF HAZARDS THROUGH COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO ITS MEMBERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON ALL HAZARD EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS OF MITIGATION, PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY WITH EMPHASIS ON RED CROSS TRAINING IN THE AREA OF HEALTH AND SAFETY, EMERGENCY CARE, FIRST AID, CPR AND AD, AFES (ARMED FORCES EMERGENCY SERVICES) THIS IS AN ON CALL EMERGENCY SERVICE FOR THE MEMBERS OF OUR ARMED FORCES. MOST IMPORTANT ARE THE DISASTER SERVICE TRAINING SUCH AS DAMAGE ASSESSMENT MASS CARE, SHELTER OPERATIONS, FAMILY SERVICES MENTAL HEALTH, AND ERVD ( EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLE DRIVER)

AND RECENTLY THE RED CROSS HAS PLACED EXTREME IMPORTANCE ON SAFETY AND SECURITY!

TO JOIN OR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO WWW.USDRC.US

ALL AMERICAN POLITICAL PARTY ANNUAL DINNER

ALL AMERICAN POLITICAL PARTY ANNUAL DINNER

Friends for Good Health JBF WORLDWIDE USDRC

And the All American Political Party

Bobby K. Kalotee, Chairman

Jack Brewer, Founder/Executive Director, JBF Worldwide

General Malvin S. Tarkin

Cordially Invites You to Attend the

Good Will Global Ambassador Award & Celebration Gala

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Program

6 PM Cocktails

7 PM Awards Ceremony

8 PM Dinner

Sapient Party sponosors Friends for Good Health I

Sapient Party sponosors Friends for Good Health I

Inter-religious doctors and participants come together to bring medical services to the disadvantaged.

This will be our organizations second time visiting El Salvador with a group of 30+ doctors to deliver medical care to all those who need and can not afford proper care. The doctors we are bringing have over 20+ years of experience in each of their fields of expertise such as pediatrician, OBGYN, urologist, oncologist, orthopedic, internist and other areas. All our doctors and team members will be traveling at their own expense. The visit is being coordinated with the government of El Salvador.

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BOBBY K. KALOTEE APPOINTED AS SPECIAL LIAISON FOR THE SOUTH ASIA

BOBBY K. KALOTEE APPOINTED AS SPECIAL LIAISON FOR THE SOUTH ASIA

USA. Chairman Bobby K. Kalotee earned another Prestigious Ambassadorship to his List of Achievements. H.E. President Joyce Banda of Republic of Malawi honors A Prominent Indian American with Special Envoy Liaison for Malawi to Represent South Asian Countries specifically India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. Bobby is often called as the most respected Son of Punjab India, and is also known as the Peoples Person Indeed to every community in US from different walks of Life.

A Famous NFL Player and friend of Bobby, Jack Brewer, Senior Advisor to H.E President Joyce Banda read the Letter of Appointment. The President of Malawi Quoted “Bobby’s goal will be to facilitate relationships and make improvements in the area of Agriculture in Malawi”.

President said Bobby will be the bridge to fill the gap between Malawi and South Asian Countries. It’s an endeavor to rebuilt Malawi’s economy. Government of Malawi has instituted a recovery program called Malawi Economic Recovery program (ERP). This is an economic road map that’s has identified 5 strategic sectors that collectively constitute the driver of the Economic Recovery Process, President added Malawi being an Agro Based economy, agriculture is at heart of the Program as it seeks to fully commercialize and indurtliaze the sector. President is confident that Bobby will utilize the knowledge he gained growing up in the farmland of Punjab India (Punjab is known to be the bread basket of India)

President directed to all the embassies of Malawi in South Asian Region to assist Bobby in achieving our goals for the best interest of Malawian’s.

Bobby very humbly and graciously accepted this honor which The President, The People, and, The Government of Malawi have bestowed on him. Bobby said I will devote and work hard to assist and help Malawi to achieve the Goals of President’s intiatives. I ask all my fellow South Asians to humbly join me in this humanitarian effort to empower the People of Malawi in the field of agriculture. Just as Punjab has become the agricultural pinnacle of India, so shall we make it a priority to show the people of Malawi to achieve the same. Bobby Firmly Believes that Malawi can be the Bread basket of south east Africa, similar to his native state Punjab, which is also known as bread basket of 1.2 Billion Indians.

At the evening of the event, General Tarkin who is National Commanding Officer of US Disaster Relef Command was among one of the Chief Guest along with Baba Kashmira Singh ( Jallandhar Punjab). He Quoted that in his 40 + years of Army service, he has never met an American who has done as much as what Bobby did for his adopted motherland USA.

NYC Public Adovcate Bill DeBlasio was guest of Honor, said I admire Bobby on numerous aspects of his life achievements. Such as to become a National Chairman of Political Party is USA which is not as simple as can appear, specially for a person who was born and raised in foreign Country.

The Fuction was attendsed by over 400 People representing over 20 different countries. Pastor Dr. Reyes who represent Congrestion of South American Churches, spoke and quoted that Bobby has assembled Team of over 100’s of Doctors from US, and took them to Villages of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Other South American countries. To helped those less fortunate where their Own Government have not been able to treat them. Bobby who is from India, but he has helped people in Central America and Africa.

There were over prominent 25 Leaders from different Communities who spoke at the Podium and echoed similar feelings, How Bobby has helped them and or their communities. At time crises for example Earthquake in Haiti, India, Northern Pakistan. Famine in Rawanda and Malawi, Floods in Bangladesh, Bobby took Containers of Clothes, Food, Blankets, Medicine, Tents and Basic Items for Kids at the time of their needs.

For the Last 15 years Bobby has been working as a Co-Chair for Toy for Tots with US Marine Core, collecting and delvering Toys to the Thousands of Kids. Every Year the Toys for Tots have grown and past year this have surpassed over millions Toys.

As well Bobby has delived Thousands of Toys to Kids in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras every year. Bobby has similar program for the Kids Hospital, since Bobby rembered not having Any Single Toy during his Childhood.

Bobby survived a severe jaundience when he was 14 yr old and not having any family member next to him during those painful days, Yet he remembers people kindness to this date and give thanks to the God for giving him the ability to serve the humanity in kindness.

Bobby shared his thoughts, that since he never had formal education, he has higest regard for those who were able to receive formal advanced education. However, the education he received on the streets surpassed any degree, he could have obtained in school.

Bobby also spearheaded and led a Team of Prominent NRI from NY Region, and launched 1st India Day Parade to celebrate India’s Independence. Bobby who is also Trustee of Baba Kashimira Singh Charitable Trust, where hundred of thousand patients get treatment at No Charge.

ALL AMERICAN POLITICAL PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (AAPP) NATIONAL CONVENTION

ALL AMERICAN POLITICAL PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (AAPP) NATIONAL CONVENTION

CALL TO 2011 ALL AMERICAN POLITICAL PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (AAPP) NATIONAL CONVENTION (rev 03) (This call will also be posted on the AAPP.US website.) AAPP CONVENTION DELEGATES, NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND STATE PARTY LEADERS AND MEMBERS AND FRIENDS: CALL TO 2011 AAPP NATIONAL CONVENTION Please join us for the 2011 National Convention of the All American Political Party of the United States of America to be held: December 19, 2011 – December 20, 2011 (Pre convention activities on December 18) Opening Gavel 5 pm eastern December19 at: 260 W. Old Country Road, Hicksville New York. 11801 The Convention once convened may be adjourned or recessed to continuation location(s) and/or concurrent location(s). Only properly Registered Valid AAPP Delegates will be authorized to fully participate and vote at this 2011 AAPP Convention. As no State Party Organizations (“SPOs”) have submitted delegate lists to date, this information is being sent to each State Party Organization (all known SPOs and National Committee Members) who have maintained information on file. In the event an SPO does not have a valid email address, the information has been sent via USPS where contact information has been supplied. Only properly authorized Valid Delegates who have submitted the proper documentation and Registered for dial-in access are authorized to participate fully telephonically (“Valid Telephonic Delegates”), any others are required to attend in person. The documentation requirements for Telephonic Delegates may exceed those for in person Delegates to ensure the integrity of the Convention. Telephonic participation in this Convention has been authorized by the AAPP National Committee and will be allowed for Valid Telephonic Delegates. Any participation by phone is done with an absolute waiver by the Valid Telephonic Delegate of any implied right to continuous uninterrupted participation as no guarantee of continuous and uninterrupted phone service are made. Efforts will be made to ensure adequate phone service; however, the Convention will not be delayed due to any individual’s phone problems. If uninterrupted continuous participation is a requirement for any individual, then mandatory in person attendance is required. Participation by phone is a waiver of recourse regarding any technical connection issue and a waiver of any expectation of voting privacy or secret ballot. The dial in and access codes for Valid Telephonic Delegates are available only upon proper validation of Telephonic Delegates. Prospective Telephonic Delegates must formally contact the Party Credentials Committee at 516-586-8024 to initiate the Telephonic Delegate process to receive the Telephonic Dial In Number(s) and Access Codes. Telephonic Delegates must initiate this process no later than December 12, 2011 12 noon eastern standard time and request and receive an initial Telephonic Application Number and all final paperwork must be received by the AAPP Credentials Committee or AAPP Secretary no later than December 15, 2011 12 noon eastern standard time to ensure potential telephonic access. Exceptions after these dates and times cannot be assured. Later potential Convention Delegate applicants should plan on in-person attendance. Additional arrangements may become available for restricted participation telephonically or in-person limited participation for non-Delegates, guests and observers, as may be permitted by Party procedures but each is without any guarantee. On Site Information: 516-586-8024, 516-229-1907 Telephonic Delegates: 516-586-8024, 516-229-1907 Non-Delegates, Guests: 516-586-8024, 516-229-1907 Credentialing of on site Convention Delegates will be conducted on site on December 19 and the morning before 11am eastern standard time. Enclosed is a copy of the proposed agenda and proposed Constitutional amendments. The agenda and stated times are subject to change subject to convention approval as well as are speaker times and positions. Please check frequently the 2011 Convention page on the AAPP Website at www.aapp.us. I look forward to meeting and visiting with the many wonderful All American Political Party USA members across the country who are dedicated to reforming our government and returning to the ideals expressed in the United States Constitution. Very truly yours, Bobby K. Kalotee, AAPP Chair ——– Important Legal Notices: 1) Participation by phone or in person is agreement and stipulation to having and allowing for the recording, both video and audio, of all conversation and Convention participation. 2) The Convention is officially being conducted at the physical site in New York and participation by phone is consent and stipulation to the Convention site location being New York; otherwise, please attend in person. 3) Receipt of this notice is not an acknowledgment of entitlement to AAPP Delegate status or Convention participation and each remains subject to the proper AAPP Credentialing process. Guests, Observers, Unaffiliated Organizations, Suspended State Party Organizations and Suspended or Expelled Individuals are not entitled to any participation until and unless properly authorized and participation may be restricted. 4) Unless stated otherwise any and all times are deemed to be eastern standard time. 5) AAPP is not responsible for individual phone costs and phone participants are advised to make arrangements well in advance to reduce phone costs. 6) As it relates to this Convention receipt or receipt and acceptance of this notice are deemed acceptance and such party or parties agree that he/she/ they are subject to the jurisdiction of the State of New York; that the venue for any action shall be Nassau County and that the action shall be construed to the laws of the State of New York. It is further agreed that any federal action as it relates to this Convention shall only be brought in the Eastern District. 7) Participation by phone is a waiver of recourse regarding any technical connection issue and a waiver of any expectation of voting privacy or secret ballot or other Convention adopted rules regarding phone participation. Additional Convention rules will govern any issues regarding phone participation and voting are binding on phone participants. 8) Any failure to have provided current and accurate email and address information to the AAPP Secretary and AAPP Credentials Committee and any resulting notification issue rests solely with the receiving party and is a waiver of any expectation or right to timely notice. ================== 2011 National Convention Agenda (Proposed all times eastern standard time or abbreviate by EST) ———— ——— — December 18, 2011 ———— ——— — (Pre Convention Business) 4pm-7pm Delegate Registration (Credentials Committee) 7pm – reception ———— ——— —– December 19, 2011 ———— ——— —– 9am-11am Delegate Registration (Credentials Committee) 11am 5pm Telephonic Conference Call Test (suggestion-you may want to include a roll call here) 5:00 pm Convention Called to Order Welcoming Remarks By The Chairman Credentials Report from AAPP Credentials Committee Telephonic Delegates Additional Credentialing Convention Rules including Convention telephonic rules as approved by National Committee Convention Agenda Election of AAPP Officers Consideration of Suspensions of State Party Organizations and Removal of Official Recognition of SPO status and substitutions and Re Organizing SPOs Consideration of granting of Official Recognition of SPO’s where vacancies exist and for Re Organizing SPOs Consideration of Constitutional Amendments and or bylaws noticed Resolutions Platform Additional Committee Reports Legal Report Additional Business Adjournment (after 6:00pm) ———— ——— — December 20 2011 ———— ——— — 9am – Call to Order Finish Business and Adjournment ============ ====== * All schedule is subject to change by vote of the Convention except for start time ============ ====== Any additional Proposals requiring previous notice will be forwarded shortly, in accordance with the AAPP Constitution. ============ ====== The following are Proposed as Bylaws and/or Constitutional Amendments (to be numbered/re- numbered properly, as determined by the National Convention): (National Committee special rules and nominating rules are pasted below) Special Rules adopted by the National Committee (to be considered for Constitutional amendment or Bylaws, as appropriate) ============ ========= ========= ========= ===== CONSTITUTIONAL AND BYLAW CHANGES: ============ ========= ========= ========= ===== Proposed Constitutional Changes previously submitted and not acted on, submitted since, and updated for 2011 Consideration: Part A and Part B (to be referenced as A.x or B.x ) ============ ======= PART A ============ ======= Index to Motions PART A, Summary (Purport) ———— ——- Preamble (see below) Applies to each motion unless otherwise stated 1. Summary: Article 4.1, 3.2 National Committee also governs All American Political Party 2. Summary: Article 13 Restate Constitutional Amendment Process, Allow for National Committee Constitutional Amendments 3. Summary: Article 8.4 National Officers Carryover to prevent vacancies 4. Summary: Article 8.3, 9.8.a Relax National Officers Requirements 5. Summary: Article 8.1.a, 8.1.b Special and Sub-Committees Dissolution 6. Summary: Article 4.1.i, 4.1.j, 4.1.k National Committee modification of Platform and Statement of Principles ============ ========= ========= ========= ===== ============ ========= ========= ========= ===== PREAMBLE Each Motion shall have the following preamble where the notation [Insert Preamble] is used. Preamble: The Convention adopts the following AAPP Constitutional amendment, which shall be effective at the close of this Convention and may be renumbered and spelling corrected by majority vote approval of the National Committee if needed. Amendments shall be allowed to this Constitutional amendment in accordance with 2008 Article 13.3 which states “Section 3. Motions to amend Constitutional amendments, during the Convention, shall be in order to the extent they do not expand the topic significantly. ” The headings “Topic” or “Summary” or “Title” when included in the noticed text submitted with the noticed motion define the Article 13.3 limitations. ============ ========= ========= ===== ============ ========= ========= ===== PART A ============ ========= ========= ===== ============ ========= ========= ===== ============ ========= ========= ========= ===== 1. Summary: Article 4.1, 3.2 National Committee also governs All American Political Party Motion: [Insert Preamble] Replace Articles 4.1 and 3.2 as follow:

OLD: (4.1) Section 1. The National Committee shall be responsible for the conducting of the business and affairs of the All American Political Party between sessions of the National Convention. Such responsibilities shall include: NEW: (4.1) Section 1. The National Committee shall be responsible for the governance of the All American Political Party and for conducting of the business and affairs of the All American Political Party between sessions of the National Convention. Such responsibilities shall include: — OLD: (3.2) Section 2. The National Convention shall be responsible for the governance of the All American Political Party, and for providing for the fulfillment of the Object of the All American Political Party. NEW: (3.2) Section 2. The National Convention shall share with the National Committee the responsibility for the governance of the All American Political Party, and for providing for the fulfillment of the Object of the All American Political Party. ============ ========= ========= ========= ===== 2. Summary: Article 13 Restate Constitutional Amendment Process, Allow for National Committee Constitutional Amendments Motion: [Insert Preamble] Replace Article 13 as follows: Old: ARTICLE XIII – Amendment Section 1. This Constitution may only be amended by a two-thirds vote of the National Convention provided that thirty (30) days previous notice and a precise written copy of the motion to amend this Constitution is sent to each registered Delegate. Section 2. Previous notice of Constitutional amendments are considered given as of the time they are sent. Previous notice of these amendments may be given in a manner which is easily accessible to all Delegates and SPO members, and may include electronically, by postal mail, or posted to a forum on the website aapp.us. Section 3. Motions to amend Constitutional amendments, during the Convention, shall be in order to the extent they do not expand the topic significantly. New: ARTICLE XIII – Amendment Section 1. This Constitution may only be amended by either: a) a two-thirds vote of the National Convention with at least thirty (30) days previous notice of intent to amend and a precise written copy of the amendment included with the Convention notice. Delegates registering inside the 30 days not otherwise entitled to notice of Convention, waive 30 day notice rights; or, b) First, A three-quarters vote of the National Committee shall be a valid and National Committee meeting provided that at least thirty (30) days previous notice of intent to amend with a precise written copy of the amendment is provided in a valid National Committee meeting Notice. Second, After submission of the amendment to the National Committee and prior to any vote on this matter in the National Committee a general meeting, with 14 days previous notice, will be held where all Members (in good standing) of valid SPO’s (not suspended) will be allowed to participate and voice their opinions regarding the proposed Amendment. Third, changes suggested from this general meeting will be posted in the same manner as a National Committee Meeting Notice for at least 14 days before consideration by the National Committee of the amendment itself. Fourth, Prior to any final National Committee adoption (not including ratification), the amendment is subject to proper amendment modifications, as allowed for amendments herein, over one or more National Committee meetings, with such meetings being called with standard proper National Committee notice (in the case of subsequent meetings), but with the requirement that the amendment text as modified must be in each such additional subsequent meeting notice. Fifth, the amendment, upon adoption by National Committee does not become effective until ratified by a three-quarters vote of the National Committee at a valid meeting at which a quorum was present National Committee meeting with at least fourteen(14) days previous notice of intent to ratify the amendment with a precise written copy of the amendment provided in a valid National Committee meeting notice. Amendments to the amendment under consideration for ratification are not allowed. The amendment process must be restarted if the Amendment is not ratified within 180 days of initial adoption by the National Committee. Section 2. Previous notice of Constitutional amendments are considered given as of the time they are sent without consideration or encumbent as to actual receipt. Previous notice of these amendments shall be given : a) for Conventions as part of a valid authorized timely Convention Notice; and b) for National Committee meetings in the manner as required for standard National Committee meeting notices but with additional constraints as may be enumerated and required for Constitutional Amendments by the National Committee. Section 3. Motions to amend Constitutional amendments, during the corresponding Convention or National Committee Meeting, shall be in order to the extent they do not expand the topic significantly.

============ ========= ========= ========= ===== 3. Summary: Article 8.4 National Officers Carryover to prevent vacancies Motion: [Insert Preamble] Append Article 8.4 as follows: OLD: Section 4. Each National Officer’s term of office shall be two years. Each National Officer’s term shall begin on the first day of January in each even numbered calendar year. No National Officer shall serve in the same National Office for more than three consecutive terms. No person shall serve as a National Officer for more than six consecutive terms.

NEW: (APPEND the following) Officer terms, for an Officer not otherwise removed, carryover until a valid successor assumes the office in the event the Office would otherwise go vacant. The new term is not extended due to any carryover. ============ ========= ========= ========= ===== 4. Summary: Article 8.3, 9.8.a Relax National Officers Requirements MOTION: [Insert Preamble] Replace Articles 8.3 and 9.8.a as follows: OLD: (8.3) Each National Officer shall be elected by majority vote of the registered Delegates at the National Convention. Each National Officer shall be elected by written ballot. National Officers shall be Party Members but need not be National Committee Members or National Convention Delegates to be eligible for election as a National Officer. Nominations shall be accepted from the floor when made by any registered Delegate. National Officer elections shall be held in each odd numbered year. NEW: (8.3) Each National Officer shall be elected by majority vote of the registered Delegates at the National Convention. Each National Officer shall be elected by written ballot. National Officers shall be Party Members but this is only required in states with SPOs in good standing (SPO not suspended), and they need not be National Committee Members or National Convention Delegates to be eligible for election as a National Officer. Nominations shall be accepted from the floor when made by any registered Delegate. National Officer elections shall be held in each odd numbered year.

OLD: (9.8.a) a) a Member of a State Party Organization which has been granted Provisional Recognition shall not be eligible to be elected as a National Officer. NEW: (9.8.a) strike 9.8.a and renumber 9.8.b to 9.8.a

============ ========= ========= ========= ===== 5. Summary: Article 8.1.a, 8.1.b Special and Sub-Committees Dissolution MOTION: [Insert Preamble] Replace Articles 8.1.a and 8.1.b as follows: OLD: Section 1. Special Committees and Sub-Committees a) Special Committees may be established for specific purposes by action of the National Party Chair or by majority vote of the National Committee or National Convention. The Chair of any Special Committee shall be appointed by the establishing entity or the National Party Chair if none is otherwise appointed. Special Committees exist at the pleasure of the National Party Chair and at the pleasure of the National Committee and may be dissolved by either. Special Committee Chairs may be removed without cause by the National Chair or by a 3/5 (60%) vote by roll call of the Members of the National Committee in any meeting where 30 days previous notice of intent to remove is given. Participation via telephone conference must be allowed for votes by the AAPP National Committee in this removal matter. b) Sub-Committees to any existing Committee may be established for specific purposes by action of the parent Committee Chair or the parent Committee. The Chair of any Sub-Committee shall be appointed by establishing entity or the parent Committee Chair if none is otherwise appointed. Sub-Committees exist at the pleasure of the parent Committee Chair and the parent Committee and may be dissolved by either.

NEW: Section 1. Special Committees and Sub-Committees a) Special Committees may be established for specific purposes by action of the National Party Chair or by majority vote of the National Committee or National Convention. The Chair of any Special Committee shall be appointed by the establishing entity or the National Party Chair if none is otherwise appointed. Special Committees exist at the pleasure of the the establishing entity and of the National Committee and may be dissolved by either. Special Committee Chairs may be removed without cause by the National Chair or by a 3/5 (60%) vote by roll call of the Members of the National Committee in any meeting where 30 days previous notice of intent to remove is given. Participation via telephone conference must be allowed for votes by the AAPP National Committee in this removal matter. b) Sub-Committees to any existing Committee may be established for specific purposes by action of the parent Committee Chair or the parent Committee. The Chair of any Sub-Committee shall be appointed by establishing entity or the parent Committee Chair if none is otherwise appointed. Sub-Committees exist at the pleasure of their establishing entity and of the parent Committee and may be dissolved by either. ============ ========= ========= ========= ===== 6. Summary: Article 4.1.i, 4.1.j, 4.1.k National Committee modification of Platform and Statement of Principles MOTION: [Insert Preamble] Change Article 4.1.i to 4.1.k and add 4.1.i and 4.1.j as follows: NEW: i) adopt, amend (including revisions) a national All American Political Party platform by three quarters vote of the National Committee under otherwise the same terms as specified for Constitutional Amendments by the National Committee, and j) adopt, amend (including revisions) a national Statement of Principles by three quarters vote of the National Committee under otherwise the same terms as specified for Constitutional Amendments by the National Committee, and k) all other actions appropriate or necessary to carry out the provisions of this Constitution and the Bylaws and carry on the successful operation of the All American Political Party. ============ ========= ========= ===== ============ ========= ========= ===== PART B ============ ========= ========= ===== ============ ========= ========= ===== ============ ====== ============ ====== The following are Proposed as Bylaws and/or Constitutional Amendments (to be numbered/re- numbered properly, as determined by the National Convention): (National Committee special rules and nominating rules are pasted below) Special Rules adopted by the National Committee (to be considered for Constitutional amendment or Bylaws, as appropriate) ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- *1* The following shall be added as a special rule of order of the National Committee and may be modified or repealed by a vote of the majority of the entire National Committee. National Committee Members and guests, having obtained the floor, shall be limited to a maximum of two minutes per speech per floor assignment. (adopted) ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- *2* The National Committee adopts the following special rule of order: 1. By majority vote, the Previous Question may be ordered in any meeting forum; however, the chair shall never entertain the motion for the Previous Question if any of the following conditions apply: a. If an amount of time has been specified for debate on a main motion (including primary and secondary amendments thereto), and that time has not expired. b. If no time limit was specified for debate on a motion and if a reasonable opportunity for debate (on debatable motions) has not occurred, including at least 3 speeches for and 3 speeches against the motion. c. If anyone with a right to speak in debate and wishing to speak to the motion has not had an opportunity to speak once to the motion. 2. All motions subject to a vote shall be debatable except the previous question and extending or limiting debate. (adopted) ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- *3* The National Committee adopts the following special rule of order: The motion for Division of the Question (or “to Divide the Question”) or any request to debate and vote separately on a motion of several parts each of which is capable of standing as a complete proposition shall require in all cases a majority vote. (adopted) ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- *4* The National Committee adopts the following special rules of order: [2] A roll call vote shall occur upon the request of the lesser of either a. 7 members, or b. 25% of the quorum as established for the meeting. If a roll call vote is not taken, a member’s individual vote shall be recorded into the minutes upon request of the member. [4] The adopted agenda may be modified by a majority vote. This shall be by a motion to suspend the rules for the purpose of modifying the agenda. [5] Adjournment shall be by vote only. An adjournment, by itself, shall not terminate a session unless so stated in the adjournment motion. [6] For a pending motion, only one secondary amendment may be offered by a given member per meeting; however, there remains no limit on primary amendments. [7] Time allocated for debate for a given motion (including primary and secondary amendments thereto) , may be set or extended by a majority vote, but a 2/3 vote is required to limit debate once set. Such a motion shall have precedence over any debatable motion. [9] Speakers shall be taken alternately pro and con in debate, with the sponsor being given the first opportunity to speak. [10] A member may not speak more than once to a question, prior to all others having the opportunity to speak. [11] Any member may make a parliamentary (please correct spelling of parliamentary throughout) inquiry at any time and inquire of the Chair the proper parliamentary procedure available to achieve a specific goal. Page or paragraph references will be given in the appropriate Parliamentary Authority if so requested. [12] The motion to substitute shall be treated as any motion to amend. [13] Any member of an SPO has a conditional right to speak in debate but this right may be removed by a majority vote. Committee members have an unconditional right to speak in debate on matters pertaining to their Committee. [17] No Member shall offer any incidental motion (including without limitation, Point of Order, Appeal from the Decision of the Chair, Parliamentary Inquiry, Point of Information, Division of the Assembly, Object to Consideration, Divide a Motion, Modify or Withdraw a Motion, Request for a rising vote or a counted rising vote), who has made two appeals that day from a decision of the chair, which have not prevailed. [19] A session of the National Committee may be terminated by any of the following events: 1. Adjournment by quorum vote that the session is ended. 2. By new calendar year; however, a session may be extended through a new calendar year by majority vote prior to the end of the current calendar year. 3. By passage of more than 3 months since the last meeting. A session of the National Committee shall not be terminated by any of the following events: 1. The call of any regular or special meeting. (This special rule of order supersedes any conflicting portions of the resolution of the National Committee on 18 December 2011 concerning adjournment. ) (adopted) ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- *5* The term “Members”, “members”, and “Officers” for purposes of the AAPP Constitution Article 7.1.c., appointments shall include all members of State Party Organizations which have been granted Official Recognition or Provisional Recognition. Approval of nonmembers shall be at the discretion of the body which created the Committee; however, such authority may be delegated to the Committee by the creating body. (adopted) ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- *6* RULES GOVERNING REGIONAL MEETINGS OF THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE – (Before December 2011 Rev 2) – Special rules of order Document History: Before December 2011: Rev 2 : AAPP Amended. Modified 6.d.iii, Added 10,11 Before December 2011 : Rev 1 : AAPP Approved initial text ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——– 1. A caucus or any other meeting of National Committee Members (representatives) from the states within each region, for any purpose provided for in the AAPP Constitution, with a proper Regional Meeting Notice, shall be termed a “Regional Meeting” of the National Committee. 2. a. The “Regional Voting Members” of a region shall be those State Party Organization National Committee Members of the region who have voting rights at the National Committee as defined by the latest Credentials Report as amended and adopted by the National Committee. Executive Committee members who are not also State Party Organization National Committee Members shall not be included as Regional Voting Members. National Committee Members of Suspended State Party Organizations are not Regional Voting Members. b. The term “registered Members of the National Committee in that particular Region” as used in Article 5.5. and Article 5.6. shall mean the Regional Voting Members. c. A “2/3 vote” means 2/3 of those present and voting. 3. The quorum at a Regional Meeting shall be a majority of all Regional Voting Members of a Region. 4. Regional Meetings shall be open to attendance to any member of any State Party Organization within the region, space permitting. 5. A Regional Meeting must provide for teleconference participation. The Regional Meeting may be a combination in-person/teleconference or videoconference/ teleconference combination or some other electronic format/teleconference which allows for simultaneous communication (not email). An exception to the teleconference requirement is if all Regional Voting Members have explicitly consented to waive this right in the Regional Meeting Notice. 6. A Regional Meeting shall require previous notice. a. The notice shall contain the date, time, location, proposed agenda and how to obtain access to the phone conference call in information of the Regional Meeting. In the event of a waiver of the teleconference the phone conference information need not be provided. b. The election, filling of vacancy, or removal of a Regional Representative at a Regional Meeting must be listed in a proposed agenda with the notice of the Regional Meeting. c. Notice of a Regional Meeting must be sent at least 14 days prior to that Meeting. d. Regional Meeting Notice i. The Regional Meeting Notice must be sent to all Regional Voting Members of the Region and the Regional Representative. ii. Such notice may be sent by email, fax, postal mail, in person or other means which convey all critical information to the recipient. The day a notice is deemed given shall be determined by the postmark in the case of U.S. Postal mail or the date in the Eastern Time zone at the time of transmission. Notice is not completed until all required notices have been sent. iii. On the same day or as soon as possible thereafter the notice shall be posted to: A. the Party National Committee electronic notification facility (currently the National Committee email reflector), B. to the Party membership advisory electronic notification facility (currently the Party advisory reflector), C. the National Secretary, D. the region’s reflector (if available); however, in all cases unavoidable delays in these postings shall have no effect on the validity of the previous notice. (6)e. The Notice of a Regional Meeting may be given by: i. In all cases, except in-person meetings, 25% or 2 or more Regional Voting Members, whichever is less, of the Regional Voting Members in the region may issue the notice. ii. In cases of a combination in-person/teleconference meeting a majority of the Regional Voting Members must issue the notice which may be done by petition. iii. In cases of an in-person only meeting all of the Regional Voting Members must issue the notice which may be done by petition. 7. Special rules of order may not be adopted at a Regional Meeting which conflict with current parliamentary procedures; however, supplementary special rules of order may be adopted as needed except that: a. All motions shall be debatable b. The meeting shall operate under committee rules. c. Special rules of order shall require either a 2/3 vote with previous notice in the Notice of a Regional Meeting or a vote equal or greater than the quorum of the Regional Meeting. d. The Previous question motion shall be in order after 10 minutes of debate on any motion, unless otherwise excepted, and shall require a majority vote. e. A motion to remove a Regional Representative from office may be made only once per meeting; however, prior notice shall be required for any subsequent meeting where the motion is renewed. Motions for reconsideration in removal matters shall not be allowed. 8. Any Regional Meeting shall elect a Chair who need not be a VotingMember. If the elected Chair is a Voting Member they may participate in debate and vote. 9. In the case of a Regional Meeting where a removal of a Regional Representative is under consideration the procedure used shall be as follows: a. Regional Representatives serve at the pleasure of their Regional Voting Members. b. A motion to remove the Regional Representative from office shall be placed on the floor of the Regional Meeting. A cause for this action may be stated but is not required. This motion shall not be construed as a disciplinary action. c. The procedures in Chapter 20 (Section 61 Disciplinary Procedures) of the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised are not applicable. d. The Regional Representative or their representative shall be allocated up to 1 hour of time to speak against the motion, present witnesses and other evidence. This time may be split into parts at the sole discretion of the Regional Representative. Up to 1 hour shall be fairly divided among all others wishing to speak or present evidence in favor of the motion. e. Failure of the Regional Representative to attend or have witnesses or evidence available does not mandate delaying a removal motion. f. Should the removal motion pass by the required 2/3 vote, an immediate election for a replacement may occur. Previous notice of such a replacement election is implied as given if a prior previous notice for replacement was given.” 10. Any Regional Meeting shall record and publish minutes of the meeting. The minutes shall be published promptly to: a. the Party National Committee electronic notification facility (currently the National Committee email reflector), b. to the Party membership advisory electronic notification facility (currently the Party advisory reflector), c. the National Secretary, d. the region’s reflector (if available), e. the Regional Voting Members; however, in all cases unavoidable delays in these postings shall have no effect on the validity of the meeting. 11. Election of a Regional Representative shall be by majority vote (i.e. more than half of the votes cast by persons legally entitled to vote, excluding blanks or abstentions – Robert’s 10th p.387), and not by plurality vote. If no candidate receives a majority, there shall be repeated runoffs with each runoff including all candidates except the least popular candidate of the prior round; however, if two or more candidates tied for least popular, none are dropped. (adopted) ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- The National Committee adopts the following special rule of order (with renumbering as needed): Section 1. Pursuant to Art. VIII, §6(a) and Art. XII of the All American Political Party USA constitution, the National Committee shall remove a National Officer, only for cause and after hearing. Section 2. The National Officer whose removal is sought shall have at least five days’ written notice of the charges and of the hearing on those charges, together with a full opportunity to present a defense. Section 3. Notice shall be given, as permitted or provided in the All American Political Party USA constitution- -including without limitation, electronic and non-electronic means, and “mail,” as defined in the Constitution. Section 4. In the conduct of the hearing on a National Officer’s removal, the National Committee may depart from procedures specified or suggested in Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised; specifically, Chapter XX, “Disciplinary Procedures”. Section 5. Pending removal of a National Officer, the National Committee may suspend that National Officer by majority vote. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- 1. The term “a two thirds roll call vote of the registered members of the National Committee” in Article 8.6.a of the Constitution shall mean “at least 2/3 of the votes cast by persons legally entitled to vote, excluding blanks or abstentions” as defined in Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised 10th p. 388 Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- A. All AAPP Committees (Executive, National, Standing, Special and Sub-Committees) shall practice openness to all party members, in conformance with the AAPP Constitution, they shall be open to all party members to participate and to contribute to the work of the committees either in person, by teleconference, or on the Committees’ reflectors. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- B. Whereas, The AAPP Constitution at Article IX, Section 8 states, ‘A State Party Organization and the members of such State Party Organization so recognized [Officially] shall be eligible to participate without restriction in the national affairs of the All American Political Party including all sessions of the National Convention and all national committees subject to the provisions of this Constitution, subject to the provisions of the Bylaws…’, Therefore, All Committees, Special, Standing, Sub, Executive, and National, shall a. post all minutes (including revision one) to the AAPP E-Mail Reflector and their respective committee reflectors, which shall include the current documented complete list of committee members, and b. post reasonable notice of meetings to the AAPP, Advisory, and AAPPTalk List E-Mail Reflectors and the concerned committee’s reflector. And, 2. Notice shall include an Agenda with exact purport of items to be taken up at that meeting. 3. Notice shall include the current documented complete list of committee members. 4. Reasonable notice, for all committees, means, at a minimum, 7 days for officer elections, 3 days for regular meetings, and 24 hours for emergency meetings, and shall include known agenda items. 5. In the case of an emergency, such an emergency is to be declared by a majority of members counting toward adjusted quorum of the relevant committee and must include the phone calling of each member of the committee (at least a majority of all the members being spoken with directly). Meeting minutes of an emergency meeting shall include whether the committee confirmed every member was called and that a majority of all members were spoken with and that a majority of all members counting toward adjusted quorum declared an emergency. Only the specific topics appearing on the agenda may be dealt with, in an emergency meeting. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- C. A National Committee member may be expelled from a single National Committee meeting by a 2/3 vote (any non-member by majority vote) of the National Committee after one warning if any of the following have been recorded into the minutes at the request of any National Committee member, A) use of disrespectful language, or, B) interruption when another has the floor. The motion to expel shall be considered privileged and shall be taken up immediately upon the second occurrence of either infraction being recorded into the minutes at the request of any National Committee member. Alternatively, a National Committee member may lose the right to speak at a single National Committee meeting by a 3/5 vote (any non-member by majority vote) of the National Committee after one warning if any of the following have been recorded into the minutes at the request of any National Committee member, A) use of disrespectful language, or, B) interruption when another has the floor. The motion to remove speaking rights shall be considered privileged and shall be taken up immediately upon the second occurrence of either infraction being recorded into the minutes at the request of any National Committee member. A member of the SPO or the SPO may be eliminated by either a majority of the Executive Committee or either the Secretary of the Chairman. If, upon adoption of the motion to remove the right to speak, a member or non-member continues to disrupt a meeting, the member or non-member may be expelled from the meeting by majority vote. These motions are not debatable. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- D. A quorum call shall occur upon the request of the lesser of either a. 7 members, or b. 25% of the quorum as established for the meeting, and shall be performed as a roll call vote on the immediately following question. An absence of quorum is presumed until the initial roll call of the meeting shows a quorum present. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- E. Whereas, The word ‘registered’ was removed from Article 4 Section 7 of the Constitution at the Before Dec 2011 Convention in describing National Committee quorum requirements such that the reading in the Constitution is now “A quorum of the National Committee shall be a majority of the National Committee Members” ; Whereas, The summary interpretive text of motion #23 of the Rules Committee Report Before Dec 2011 which states “23. Article 4.7 – National Committee quorum based on all Members.” was read in full on the Convention floor Before Dec 2011 as part of the Rules Committee Report; Whereas, There was no objection to this interpretation text and no alternate interpretation offered by the Convention; Whereas, The language of motion #23 of the Rules Committee Report from Before Dec 2011 National Convention was passed unanimously by the Convention; Whereas, Robert’s p.335 (10th edition) makes clear distinction between a ‘registered’ convention model and ‘any other deliberative assembly’ with ‘enrolled membership’ in defining quorum in stating: “3) In a body of delegates, such as a convention, the quorum is a majority of the number who have been registered as attending, irrespective of whether some may have departed. This may differ greatly from the number elected or appointed. 4) In any other deliberative assembly with enrolled membership whose bylaws do not specify a quorum, the quorum is a majority of all the members.”; Whereas, There is a class of possible non-voting Members of the National Committee as defined in Article 9.6.c which states: “c) The votes of any National Committee Members, National Convention Delegates, Executives Committee Members, Standing Committee Members, Special Committee Members, Sub-Committee Members or any other committee or board Members who are Members of a State Party Organization which is so suspended shall not be counted.”; Whereas, In interpreting quorum, the term ‘member’ refers to voting members (vs. possible members who may not vote) as clarified by Robert’s p.3 (10th) in stating: “A member of an assembly, in the parliamentary sense, as mentioned above, is a person having the right to full participation in its proceedings – that is, as explained in 3 and 4, the right to make motions, to speak in debate on them, and to vote. Some organized societies define different classes of “membership, ” not all of which may include this status. Whenever the term member is used in this book, it refers to full participating membership in the assembly unless otherwise specified. Such members are also described as “voting members” when it is necessary to make a distinction. ” Whereas, The Credentials Committee creates a list of voting National Committee Members, i.e. “voting list”, as part of the Credentials Report as stated in Article 6.2.g: “When the Credentials Committee has serious doubt as to which National Committee Members or National Convention Delegates is entitled to be seated, it shall report that doubt exists in who is to be seated, and shall not place these National Committee Members or National Convention Delegates on the voting list. When the Credentials Committee finds that a challenge is not justified, it shall place only the names of the National Committee Members or National Convention Delegates it finds to be legitimate on the voting list. … In all cases, the Initial Credentials Report, in recommending which National Committee Members or National Convention Delegates should be seated, determines which National Committee Members or National Convention Delegates have initial voting rights, subject to modification and adoption by the body.”; Whereas, Clarity of events which terminate a session is desirable and Article 4.6 states: “The National Committee shall meet one or more times in each calendar year. A National Committee meeting may be called by the National Chairperson, or by a majority vote of the Executive Committee, or by action of one-fourth of all National Committee members, or by a majority vote of the National Convention.” Resolved, The National Committee is a deliberative assembly with enrolled membership and not a body of delegates, such as a convention; Resolved, The Article 4.7 clause “A quorum of the National Committee shall be a majority of the National Committee Members.” means a a majority of all National Committee Members with the right to vote which is defined as those Members appearing on the voting list as currently approved by the National Committee or in the Initial Credentials Report; Resolved, For any given session of the National Committee, those National Committee Members with voting rights shall be initially defined by the voting list supplied in the Initial Credentials Report. The Credentials Report may be further modified during the National Committee session as detailed in the Constitution Article 6.2.g; Resolved, A session of the National Committee shall be considered terminated under any of the following additional circumstances: (in addition to the current special rules previously passed [#4.5 and #4.19 of Before Dec 2011): 4) A National Convention is convened. The National Committee meeting following any of these circumstances [above new condition, rule #4.19 Before Dec 2011, or rule #4.5 Before Dec 2011] shall require a new Initial Credentials Report and shall be a new session. This supersedes any prior conflicting standing rule language. [but not prior special rule language] Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- F. Due to ambiguities in the AAPP Constitution and conflicting prior actions in these matters, pending clarification by the National Convention, the National Committee recognizes there is currently no fixed term of office for Regional Representatives nor is there a specific beginning date for their terms, and that after the first election of Regional Representative held at or following the first National Committee meeting held in odd numbered years that Regional Representative shall begin their term the moment they are elected, and voting rights commence upon recognition of a proper election. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- G. 1. For purposes of AAPPC Article 14, a meeting shall not be considered ‘official’ [as referenced in Article 14] if it violates notice requirements and specifically attempts to bypass the intent of Article 14 by conducting more than one meeting within the greater of: A) a 24 hour period, or B) an otherwise required notice period. 2. Article 14 deadwood calculations traverse new sessions and special, regular and adjourned meetings. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- H. Whereas, all Committee in-person meetings extraordinarily encumber volunteer resources for almost all members, and Whereas, for all Committee in-person meetings, specifically, members must arrange travel, accommodations, work schedules, financing, and more, and Whereas, all AAPP Committees consist of all volunteers, and Whereas, many, if not most, members are completely unable to arrange their attendance at Committee in-person meetings, and Whereas, the danger of impropriety is higher for all Committee in-person meetings due to the greater number of absences, Resolved, all Committee in-person meetings shall require 30 days previous notice, and Resolved, all Committee in-person meetings, which are improperly noticed are invalid unless the defects are corrected within 24 hours of the 1st published notice and before the last previous notice date, and Resolved, all Committee in-person meetings may not adjourn to another inperson meeting date not contained in a separate notice and any such adjournment shall require 30 days previous notice, and Resolved, all Committee in-person meetings may not recess to another inperson meeting date not contained in the notice and may not recess for more than 14 hours, and Resolved, all Committee in-person meetings shall state the exact length and location, and Resolved, all Committee in-person meetings, which lack a stated meeting ending date in the meeting previous notice shall have an implied ending date of the starting date, and Resolved, all Committee in-person meetings, which lack a stated meeting ending time in the meeting previous notice shall have an implied ending time of 5pm local time, and Resolved, all Committee in-person meetings shall be considered special meetings, and Resolved, all Committee in-person meetings, may only transact business previously noticed (meaning the complete and accurate purport of any motions or the exact text of any motions) in the call of the meeting, and Resolved, for all Committee in-person meetings, the shorter the notice the more specific it needs to be, for 30 to 45 days notices only exact text motions may be transacted, and Resolved, for all Committee in-person meetings, modifications to previously noticed motions or unnoticed motions may only be referred to a future meeting where they are properly noticed and, Resolved, lacking previously noticed motion text, any specific language in any way beyond the previously noticed purport may only be referred to a future properly noticed meeting, specifically, motions taken up under a non-specific agenda item (such as new business, unfinished business, special and general orders) may only be referred to a future properly noticed meeting, and Resolved, for all Committee in-person meetings, which may have a teleconference location and an in-person location, the more restrictive of all Committee in-person or teleconference meeting rules shall apply. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- I. A vote by the National or Executive Committee on a call to National Convention shall require previous notice. A vote by the National or Executive Committee on an official declaration of a case of emergency shall require previous notice. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- J. The motion to reconsider is prohibited and the motion to rescind or amend something previously adopted should be used. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- K. The recission or amendment to previously adopted special rules of order shall require a minimum of 14 days previous notice. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- L. The suspension of special rules of order is prohibited. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- M. Special rules of order must be previously noticed. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- N. The calling more than one regular, adjourned, and/or special meeting for any one 24 hour period is prohibited. (meetings called prior to adjournment Before Dec 2011 meeting excepted) Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- O. Any Credentials Committee meeting shall require a 72 hour previous notice. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- P. Any SPO replacement, removal, suspension, recognition, provisional recognition as may be authorized, shall not occur without a 2/3 vote of the AAPP, where allowed, and with 14 days previous notice. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- Q. The National Committee, on any roll call vote by teleconference, shall take an automatic 5 minute recess prior to the calling of the roll at the request of any member. The actual voting may be preceded by two minute pro and two minute con summary at the request of any member. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- R. All minutes shall be reviewed by a special committee on minutes of the National Committee [reauthorization – previously authorized Before Dec 2011 motion #3] for accuracy prior to being submitted for adoption. The special committee may accept the secretary’s initial minutes if available; however, the special committee may use any submissions and may review any recording to complete accurate minutes for submission to the National Committee for approval. The National Chair shall appoint the chair of this special committee. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- S. Quorum is presumed not present unless a roll call indicates it is present – even if there is no objection. If quorum is not present at roll call, the only valid motions which may be acted upon are adjournment, or recess. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- T. To ensure the integrity of proceedings, in-person meetings of the National Committee shall be videotaped or recorded stenographically by a court reporter or public stenographer. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- U. There is no waiver by failure to object at an in-person meeting by non-attendees in cases where improper previous notice was given, and there is then a presumed objection to the validity of the meeting. There is no waiver by failure to object at an in-person meeting by non-attendees in cases where a teleconference hook-up is not provided for and previously noticed in the meeting’s previous notice, and there is then a presumed objection to the validity of the meeting by the non-attendees. All meetings of the National Committee [including the Executive Committee], Standing committees, sub-committees, or special committees other than those held in conjunction with a regular annual National Convention shall be made accessible to members to participate and vote via teleconference. Any business otherwise conducted shall be null and void unless all members not attending waive their right to teleconference in writing. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- V. There shall be a presumption of non-regularity at an in-person meeting unless all the following conditions are met: 1. A teleconference hook up with full and unencumbered floor access is provided for at no charge to participants except possible long distance phone charges. 2. There is Equal access to the floor for teleconference participants compared to any onsite participate. 3. The full proceedings are recorded with video and audio and a recording of the proceedings are made available to any member. 4. Previous notice of the teleconference hook up, including the phone number and code(s) and procedures for using the phone number are included in the meeting previous notice or any previous notice correction to the meeting notice made prior to the deadline for the meeting’s previous notice. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- Z. 1A. In all cases a majority vote to allow amendments shall be required prior to any motion to amend being in order. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- AA. 1B. I. Amends special rule 2.1.c from Before Dec 2011 to read: c. If anyone with a right to speak in debate and wishing to speak to the motion has not had an opportunity to speak once to the motion and less than 20 minutes have elapsed (not including interruptions) . Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- AA. 1B. II. After 20 minutes have elapsed on a motion (not including interruptions) , further debate shall not be entertained without a motion to extend debate; however, a single 5 minute extension shall occur automatically at the request of any 3 members. If a motion to extend debate does not specify an amount of time it shall be assumed to be 10 minutes. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- AB. In order to obtain the floor for debate, incidental motions (points of order etc.) or any other motion, at a time when no one is speaking, the individual attempting to gain the floor shall state “Mr. or Madam Chair” but shall never interrupt a speaker who has the floor. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- AC. The National Committee certifies the Special Committee on Legal Response was created with power as last amended Before Dec 2011 and except for personnel changes any change to the charter shall require previous notice and a 2/3 vote. Adopted ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- [1. I. B.] The National Committee extends the charter of the Special Committee on Minutes to include review and report of Executive Committee minutes in the same fashion as National Committee minutes. [1. II. A.] Any action by the Executive Committee shall be considered a recommendation to the National Committee, and shall take effect unless acted upon by the National Committee within 30 days of the Executive Committee posting such specific actions/recommendat ions to the National Committee reflector. [1. II. B.] The National Committee directs the Executive Committee to cease taking any further actions involving the operation of the party until future notice, except for making recommendations to the National Committee. [1. II. F.] Any actions of the Executive Committee on 23 April 2005, as reported by the National Secretary or otherwise, are null and void because the Executive Committee on 23 April 2005 acted a) to declare an emergency without notice, in violation of special rules of the National Committee and Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised; b) conducted an in-person meeting with four and a half (4 1/2) days notice, in violation of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, making it impossible, or prohibitively expensive, for anyone to attend who had not previously made travel arrangements. [1. II. G.] Any actions taken by the Executive Committee subsequent to 23 April 2005 through 2 May 2005, are null and void because no notice has been properly made at all. [1. II. H. 1.] The Special Committee on Legal Response recommends the National Chairman further establish the charter of the Special Committee on Possible Inappropriate Actions to include failure to uphold the AAPP Object (AAPPC Art. 2). [1. II. H. 2.] The Special Committee on Legal Response recommends the National Chairman further establish the charter of the Special Committee on Possible Inappropriate Actions to include failure to uphold the AAPP Constitution. ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— – —- [2. A.] The National Committee confirms the AAPP Constitution Article 9.10 language, “A State Party Organization shall allow none of its National Committee seats to remain vacant for more than sixty days from the effective date of a written resignation, removal from position or second absence from a National Committee Meeting if such absences have not been excused by the Executive Committee.”, means these are conditions which might be cause for possible action by the National Convention against an SPO, and then only as allowed in Article IX, but are not cause for possible action against any individual National Committee members. [2. B.] With respect to the interpretation of the current rules regarding National Committee resignations: National Committee resignations received but not reported to the National Committee reflector are not effective until reported to the National Committee reflector.

ARTICLE BY SOUTH ASIAN TIMES

ARTICLE BY SOUTH ASIAN TIMES

New York (SATimes): Oscar contender ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is fiction. Bobby Kalotee’s story is a fact and more incredible. From having lived on the streets in India to becoming a kingmaker in US politics and a successful businessman, the newly elected National Chairman of the Reform Party USA has come a long way. Bobby Kumar Kalotee was elected chairman of the Reform Party by unanimous vote of the party’s National Committee on Feb 17. He succeeds Chairman Frank MacKay. Long Island, NY resident Bobby Kalotee expects the party to be the next major political party, a force to reckon in the US and to have official organizations in all 50 states within a year. The Reform Party grew out of Ross Perot’s efforts after the 1992 presidential election, where—running as an independent—he got almost 19 percent of the popular vote.

Profusely praising Bobby Kalotee, outgoing Chairman MacKay told SATimes: “It is an honor to have him with us. He is so talented and has excellent political and people skills. He has the ideal qualities to lead the Reform Party in the next decade.” MacKay added that Bobby Kalotee has realized the American Dream–becoming the first person born outside the US to head one of the six nationally recognized parties.

As Chairman of the Independence Party of Nassau County NY, affiliated to the Reform Party, Bobby got great respect, Mackay said, adding that Nassau County is bigger than some of the states in the country.

A friend to all who seek him, and a champion of Indian community playing a major role in US politics, Bobby Kalotee has enjoyed a mercurial rise in politics, rubbing shoulders with the high and mighty—garnering votes. He was previously Vice Chairman of the Republican Party, Nassau County. He was actively involved in the election campaigns of President Bush, Sr, and President Bush, Jr, Senator Hillary Clinton, NY Mayor Giuliani, Mayor Bloomberg, NY Governor Pataki, Senators Schumer and D’Amato, Congressmen Peter King, Joseph Crowley, Gary Ackerman and Steve Israel, and many other NY and local elected officials.

A HEART TO HEART WITH CHAIRMAN BOBBY KALOTEE

A HEART TO HEART WITH CHAIRMAN BOBBY KALOTEE

A Heart to Heart With Chairman Bobby Kalotee By: Komal Kapoor A political star on the rise, Chairman Bobby Kalotee granted me an interview in his office on Old Country Road in Hicksville, NY. In this interview I got the chance to learn a lot about what makes Bobby the man that he is. Below is an excerpt from my interview with Chairman Bobby Kalotee.

Komal Kapoor (IWUSA): Who do you trust the most?
Bobby Kalotee: First God, then my loved ones.

IWUSA: Who do you admire the most?
Bobby Kalotee: My wife and my friends.

IWUSA: What inspires you?
Bobby Kalotee: Challenges. Another source of inspiration is to help others to achieve what they cannot achieve on their own.

IWUSA: What is the key to your success?
Bobby Kalotee: Hard work.

IWUSA: What are your two favorite quotes?
Bobby Kumar: Michael Jordan once said, “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. I’ve never been afraid to fail. I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.” Mahatma Gandhi said “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

IWUSA: Where you see yourself 10 years from now?
Bobby Kalotee: By the grace of God if I am still alive I hope that I will be wiser and have more friends. I also want to continue to help others.

IWUSA: What is your favorite pastime?
Bobby Kalotee: Meeting and learning from people about the world.

IWUSA: What fascinates you the most?
Bobby Kalotee: People especially smart and good people. It is interesting to see how we all are born equally but separately by thoughts.

IWUSA: Who are some of your greatest political inspirations?
Bobby Kumar: I admire many of them, especially Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Ronald Regan, Sonia Gandhi, Atal Behari Vajpayee, Dr. Man Mohan Singh, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Bob Dole, Rudy Guliani, Senator Al Demato and President Barrack Obama.

IWUSA: What do you read the most?
Bobby Kalotee: Good Books, inspiring literature and books which provide vision and knowledge.

IWUSA: People often wonder how Bobby reached the top without a formal education. How did you do it?
Bobby Kalotee: With the blessings from almighty God, my late parents and the community, I have grown. I learn from all the people who I believe have something to teach me because they have been educated and have gotten far in life. I have been given the opportunity to meet many men and women who can and have taught me a lot. So I owe it to every person I have ever met. I feel very much humbled by the informal education I have received. Learning is a lifelong process and I am thankful to those who have taken out a few moments of their lives to share their knowledge with me.

IWUSA: What achievements do you look forward to in the coming years?
Bobby Kalotee: I am very happy with the present situation. I want to stay healthy and happy. I want to see my kids settle down and get married. As I mentioned earlier I want to serve the community to the best of my ability and as honestly as I can . With the grace of almighty I will have more wisdom and will be able to do good work, to make a difference in the lives of others, work for peace, prosperity, harmony and development

Obama and Bobby Kalotee: New Leaders for a New Era

Obama and Bobby Kalotee: New Leaders for a New Era

First Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States of America. Shortly thereafter, Indian American Bobby Kalotee, a first generation immigrant, was elected as Chairman of a national political party, the Reform Party of the U.S.A. These are the unimaginable wonders of the 21st century. There is…