Ryan Lemiski, 2013-14 Credentials Committee Chair
As of 9:08 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014, 195 delegates were seated
prior to the report from the Credentials Committee.
The total number of elected delegates is 226; therefore, the
presence of 114 delegates was required for a quorum during the
House of Delegates meeting.
With no opposition, the additional delegates were seated and
given privileges of the floor. This resulted in an attendance of 207
out of a possible 226 delegates (92 percent!).
Notes/recommendations for next year
- Delegates were confused by the signage at the check-in
table. Several delegates made the comment that
the font was too small and they were unsure whether
or not the lines were organized by last name or by the
name of their respective region/affiliated society. Let’s
plan to ‘beef’ up signage for the 2015 meeting.
- The Credentials Committee found it beneficial to stay
at the check-in table well in to the start of the House
of Delegates meeting. There were plenty of questions
due to the large number of additional delegates that
were waiting to be voted on to the floor. In addition
to those who were awaiting approval from the HoD, a
total of 17 delegates checked in between 8 and 9 a.m.
- If audience response devices
are to be used at the 2015
meeting in Denver, then
it is suggested that these
devices be handed out to each
delegate as they check in.
This procedure will allow the
Credentials Committee to identify those that have
checked in and to determine who should and should
not be behind the ropes.
Thank you to Credentials Committee members Steven Goolsby,
Robert Shoup, Tom Anderson and Kara Bennett for their early
attendance and for aiding with the greeting and check-in of
Congratulations to Chair-elect Robert Shoup and Secretary/
Editor-elect Tom Anderson! HoD leadership is in good hands.
Finally, thank you to Regina Gill for her support of this committee.
The check-in process is smooth and painless because of her
It was a privilege to serve as chair of the Credentials Committee
and I thank the HoD leadership for this wonderful opportunity.
See you in Denver.
Credentials Committee members: Ryan Lemiski, chair; Steven Goolsby, Robert Shoup, Thomas Anderson and Kathleen