2020 National Convention Cancellation
COVID-19 has created an unprecedented situation and challenges for all of us, resulting in the need to be flexible and creative. We were scheduled to host our 69th National Convention in Washington, D.C. from July 22-26. We could not in good conscience ask our Members to gather in late-July. Furthermore, the health and safety of our Members remains a priority.
It is for these reasons, and more, that the National Council has voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 National Convention. Please see our special message below.
We know how important and exciting it is to interact with Members during National Convention, so we want you to know that we are planning lots of great programming over the entire summer, including the week we were scheduled to be in D.C.! Look forward to national Roundtables, live LiA Modules, speakers and a very special 10th Birthday celebration for our nationally award-winning Leadership in Action program. Our Brotherhood will continue to join in scholarship, leadership and fellowship even as we aren't able to be physically together. #BrothersAreWe
A Message from National Council Vice President of Finance Sarah Cantwell
Grand Chapter Business
We recognize that important business happens during the National Convention: Our Grand Chapter is convened, amendments to our National Constitution are considered and every-other-year, a new National Council is selected. It has been decided, at this time, to table all proposed amendments (4 in total) to be considered at the 2021 Grand Chapter. Given that 2020 was scheduled to be an election year, the National Council is considering two options for moving forward. These options include holding electronic elections this summer or postponing elections until 2021. These options were presented to our Chapter Presidents for polling. The National Council will announce their decision in the coming weeks.
National Alumni Association Nominations will be on hold until a decision is made as well.