The following standing rules have been adopted
by the CLD Board of Trustees. They may be altered without notice by
majority vote of the Board of Trustees, so long as the proposed alterations
do not conflict with or violate the Bylaws of the organization.
- Section 1: Standing rules governing dues, membership, and fiscal year more...
- Section 2: Standing rules governing the rotation of standing committee chairs more...
- Section 3: Standing rules governing nominations and election more...
- Section 4: Standing rules governing special meetings more...
Section 1: Standing rules governing dues, membership, and fiscal year
(See Bylaws, Articles IV and XIII.6.)
(Updated March, 2012)
- CLD shall not discriminate against any individual or groups of individuals with regard to membership, services, or employment practices because of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or handicapping condition.
- CLD dues are $103 for Full Members and $35 for Student Members to be paid annually according to the anniversary date of the individualís membership.
- The CLD fiscal and administrative year shall be from July 1 through June 30 each year.
Section 2: Standing rules governing the rotation of standing committee chairs
(See Bylaws, Articles V.2, VI.e, IX, and X.)
- The following schedule of rotation shall govern the appointment of CLD standing committee
(Revised October 2008)
- Year One (e.g., 2007, 2010, 2013, and so on) Leadership Development Committee, Research Committee and Technology Committee;
- Year Two (e.g., 2008, 2011, 2014 and so on) - Standards and Ethics Committee, Conference Committee and Diversity Committee;
- Year Three (e.g., 2009, 2012, 2015, and so on) - Communications Committee, Liaison Committee, Finance Committee and Membership Committee
Section 3: Standing
rules governing nominations and election
(See Bylaws, Articles XIII, XIV.8, XVI, and XVII.)
A. All individuals shall consent to stand for election before their
names are placed in nomination. The Nomination-Election Committee is
charged with the responsibility of trying to encourage a minimum of
two and a maximum of three candidates for each office. The names of
each candidate will not be revealed until he or she has officially accepted
the nomination. (revised October 2009)
B. Nominees for the offices of vice president and treasurer must have
had prior service as either a member of a standing committee or the
Board of Trustees at the national level; or as a member of the executive
committee of an affiliated chapter. The secretary does not have to meet
this requirement. (revised May 2003, October 2008, October 2009)
C. All nomination petitions shall be received by the Past President
by the date and time of the start of the Annual Business Meeting. Nomination
petitions shall bear the signatures and membership numbers of at least
five current members of CLD.
(revised May 2003)
D. Upon verification of petition information, nominated candidates
shall be notified by mail, email or phone of their status as a nominee.
(revised October 2009)
E. All individuals who meet the qualifications shall be included on
the ballot for the office for which they have been nominated.
F. Electronic voting will be used.
(revised March 2012)
G. Voting shall occur no later than February 1.
(revised March 2012)
H. Election results shall be verified by at least two members of CLD
in addition to the Past President.
(revised May 2003)
I. All candidates shall be notified by telephone by the President and
mail of the results of the elections.
J. A Nomination-Election Committee must be established to be chaired
by the immediate Past President, a Council Past President and two other
council members approved by the Executive Committee.
(revised November 1994, October 2002, June 2003, October 2009)
Section 4: Standing
rules governing special meetings
(See Bylaws, Article XIX.5.)
A. Special CLD meetings may be called by a petition signed by at least
fifty members in good standing.