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Set The Course For The IAFP

2024 IAFP Congress of Delegates

Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, 2024 | French Lick, Indiana

Our Congress of Delegates gives each IAFP member a chance to take an active role in IAFP business. All members are invited and encouraged to attend because every member is a delegate, and every delegate will have a vote and voice. The Congress considers resolutions submitted by members on hot topics such as legislative issues and urgent educational needs.

Call for Resolutions for the 2024 Congress of Delegates
Set the course for your association by writing a resolution and submitting it for consideration by the Congress of Delegates. Resolutions from across the state are debated at the Congress and those that pass become official IAFP policy.

Resolutions for the 2024 IAFP Congress of Delegates will be accepted here beginning March 1 through June 19, 2024. Questions may be submitted to Cole Speer (cspeer@in-afp.org). Any resolutions received after the deadline will be considered late but may be heard if deemed pertinent to the objectives of the IAFP and approved for acceptance by a two thirds vote of the congress.

All IAFP members are invited to attend our Congress of Delegates free of charge even if you are not attending the  Annual Convention.

The IAFP utilizes a Whereas/Resolved format for resolutions:

  • Whereas is followed by the background and conditions of the problem.
  • Resolved is followed by the actions you want the IAFP or AAFP to take. Each resolved should be clearly stated and able to stand on its own if adopted as policy.

Example:

WHEREAS, studies have shown the use of cell phones while driving can be dangerously distracting;

therefore be it

RESOLVED, IAFP support state legislation restricting the use of wireless communication devices while driving; except in emergency situations

During the 2019 Congress of Delegates, the following definitions were adopted.

Establish policy – This action will establish a policy of the IAFP expressing its opinion regarding the issue at hand. It does NOT require the IAFP to actively engage in pursuing or supporting this policy.

Support – This action will establish a policy as defined above and will compel the IAFP to actively support the policy including, but not limited to supporting legislation, sending a letter, or meeting with stakeholders, ONLY if the IAFP is explicitly asked to engage or if the policy debate is initiated by another party.

Advocate – This action will establish a policy as defined above and will compel the IAFP to actively support the policy including, but not limited to seeking/supporting legislation, sending a letter, or meeting with stakeholders.

Seek Legislation – This action will establish a policy as defined above and will compel the IAFP, alone or as a part of a coalition, to actively seek legislation supporting the policy.

2023 Congress of Delegates
Items will be posted as they are received.