ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF BUSINESS WOMEN 92nd Annual State Convention April 26 - 28 ,2013 Thelma Keller Convention Center, Effingham, IL Call to ConventionThe President of the Illinois Federation of Business Women’s Clubs officiallyissues the call to the 92nd Annual State Convention beginning at 8:30 a.m.Friday April 26, 2013, at the Thelma Keller Convention Center located inEffingham, Illinois.Pursuant to Article XVI of the Federation Bylaws, any member in goodstanding who has paid the full registration fee may attend the annual stateconvention and vote (Section 2).The purpose of the State Convention is to: receive reports of the officersand committee chairs for the preceding year; act upon recommendations,resolutions, and other business presented to the convention; elect officersfor the ensuing term; adopt a budget; consider and adopt a statelegislative platform; elect a Chair of Nominations; and consider and voteupon State Bylaws changes.Members are also invited to attend the Speak-Off Competition Fridaymorning followed by a several interesting and informative workshops.Individual members, LO’s and Regions will be recognized for theirachievements at Friday evening’s awards/recognition ceremony, which willbe followed by dessert and the President’s Roast at the Tuscan HillsWinery. Saturday will be filled with the Business Sessions for the fullconvention body and an afternoon excursion known as “IFBW Ladies DayOut” for experiencing downtown Effingham and attending the local ArtisanFair. Courtney L Tegeler, IFBW State President
Schedule-at-a-GlanceFriday, April 26, 2013 Event7:30 a.m. Exhibitors Set Up8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Convention Registration8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Exhibitors Open8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Speak Off Competition10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Speak Off Interviews10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. WORKSHOP: Setting and Achieving Bold Goals11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. WORKSHOP: Must-Have Health Exams11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. WORKSHOP: Team BuildingNoon to 1:00 p.m. Lunch1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. WORKSHOP: Travel Trends 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. WORKSHOP: Improving Work-Life Balance2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. WORKSHOP: Becoming an Entrepreneur2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. WORKSHOP: Organizing Your Life3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. WORKSHOP: ONLY 1st Time Attendees3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. WORKSHOP: Effective Communication-“Train-The-Trainer”4:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Convention Opens ~ 1st Business Session5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Nomination of Officers6:00 p.m. Golden Book Ceremony6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner/Awards & Recognition7:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Dessert & President’s Roast – Tuscan Hills WinerySaturday, April 27, 2013 Event7:30 a.m.to 8:15 a.m. Past President’s Breakfast – by invitation only8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Convention Registration8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Exhibitors Open8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Convention Reconvenes ~ 2nd Business Session11:45 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Elections/Vote, 1st Ballot12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Celia M. Howard Fellowship Luncheon2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. IFBW Ladies Day Out–Shop Downtown Effingham & Artisan Fair4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Convention Reconvenes ~ 3rd Business Session (if needed)3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Elections/Vote, 2nd Ballot, if necessary6:30 p.m. Head Table Line-up7:00 p.m. Dinner8:30 p.m.to 10:00 p.m. OWWI Recognition & 2013/2014 Officer Installation and ReceptionSunday, April 28, 2013 Event8:30 a.m. Devotions9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Post Convention Board Meeting
2013 Convention Workshops and SpeakersSetting and Achieving Bold GoalsFri. April 26th 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Setting a goal is the start of a journey, a journey that comes with many ups and downs. The journeycan also be magical, enlightening and most important FUN but it will take time, effort, andcommitment. This seminar will provide the formula for setting SMART goals and the process forachieving them..Must Have Health ExamsFriday April 26th 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Everyone’s “to-do” lists are long and you may be tempted to skip your annual appointments. Studiesshow that regular check-ups and screenings can keep you out of the doctor’s office the rest of theyear. Here you will find the essential medical tests you need in your 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond.Team BuildingFriday April 26th 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.The make-up of a successful team is multifaceted and varied but these complexities can bedemystified if you understand team dynamics and the true value of teamwork. This seminar willcover the basics of team building and show that “Teams” are the force multiplier for achieving“Dreams”.Travel TrendsFriday April 26th 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.Travel has always been known as good for the soul although not necessarily the pocketbook. Comelearn about new directions in travel and how you can make the most of your dollars spent and timeaway.Improving Work-Life BalanceFriday April 26th 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.Part 1 of a 2 Part Series: Life at times can feel overwhelming and out of control and many of usdesperately seek balance for those areas of our lives that compete for seemingly scarce resources(time, energy, motivation). This seminar will provide a refreshing perspective on achieving balanceand control of one’s life.Becoming An EntrepreneurFriday April 26th 2:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.Want to run your own business? Being an entrepreneur is a high-risk, high-reward position. Here’show to become your own boss.Organizing Your LifeFriday April 26th 2:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.Part 2 of a 2 Part Series: See Part 1 above for details.
2013 Convention Workshops and Speakers (Continued)First Timers Workshop:Friday April 26th 3:30 p.m.-4:00pmIf this is your first State Convention, this is the workshop for you. You will be given a brief overviewof the weekend’s activities and an introduction to the procedures utilized during the conventionbusiness sessions, including how to make motions and utilize the microphone on the conventionfloor. Come gain the necessary tools which will allow you to participate fully make the most of yourfirst convention experience.Effective Communication-Train-The-Trainer:Friday April 26th 3:30 p.m.-4:00pmThis is the second module of our newly developed Leadership University. This workshop gives tipsand practice to the IFBW members on how to communicate effectively. During this workshop, thetrainers will be trained and given everything they need to effectively host this workshop.Dessert and President’s Roast: Tuscan Hills WineryFriday April 26th 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Please plan to attend the IFBW Dessert and President’s Roast at the Tuscan Hills Winery. Transportation willbe provided, compliments of the City of Effingham. After the Roast, remain at the winery for a casual eveningof networking among IFBW members. Cash bar will be available. Tuscan Hills Winery provides an old-worldTuscan feel -- a relaxing and intimate setting -- in the heart of Effingham, Illinois. We are particularly focusedon offering exceptional quality wines. All are blends, which brings added complexity and interest to the wines.Tuscan Hills offers a full range of wine styles and sweetness levels, providing something for everyone.IFBW Ladies Day Out - Downtown Effingham Shopping & Artisan FairSaturday April 27th 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Enjoy an afternoon out and about in downtown Effingham. Spend some time shopping at the local downtownmerchants, including the famed Millenium Accessories. Also enjoy perusing the works of over 40 artists fromacross the region including oil paintings, pottery, jewelry and sculptures. Transportation provided courtesy ofPoland Sales & Service, Effingham, IL.OWWI Recognition and Installation and Reception 2013/2014 OfficersSaturday April 27th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Please plan to attend the President’s Reception immediately following to honor the 2013-2014 State Officers &OWWI Recipients. Theme: “Lead By Example” with an orange color scheme; Attire: After 5. Cash bar will beavailable.Post Convention Board Meeting:Sunday April 28th 9:00 a.m. – noonStart your new IFBW year with the newly installed State President as she introduces her team andoutlines her goals and exciting plans for the coming year.
2013 Convention FacilityThelma Keller Convention Center & Hotel1202 North Keller Drive,Effingham, Illinois 62401Tel: 888-875-5115We have reserved a block of rooms at $89 plus tax. Please call the hotel directly to reserve yourroom. You must mention you are with the Illinois Federation of Business Women’s Clubs, Inc. toreceive this rate. This block of rooms will be released April 12, 2013.Welcome to Central Illinois premier meeting destination. Deluxe conference facilities. Impeccableservice. Dedicated staff. On-site technical and meeting planning resources. The amazing decor. It isall here at the Thelma Keller Convention Center.Warm hues and imported furnishings surround you in a refined atmosphere of sophisticated comfort.Take a step back in time to Old World England where hospitality and charm combine to create anatmosphere of distinctive style and elegance.Come enjoy the exquisite atmosphere of the Thelma Keller Convention Center, located in Effingham,Illinois.
2013 STATE CONVENTION Thelma Keller Convention Center & Hotel Effingham, IL April 26, 2013 – April 28, 2013 REGISTRATION FORM THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE Friday, April 12, 2013. Please mail this form and check (payable to IFBW) to: Carol Burk, Convention Registration Chair, 2210 North Hails Lane, Texico, IL 62889. You may also register online at www.ifbwc.org.Local Organization _________________________________________________ Region ________________________Name (Please Print) __________________________________________________________________________________ (Last Name) (First Name)Street Address ______________________________________________________________________________________City / State / Zip ____________________________________________________________________________________Home Phone _____________________________________ Business Phone ____________________________________Email ______________________________________________________________________________________________Board Position (if applicable) ___________________________________________________________________________Special Classification (First-Timer or Speak Off Participant)_________________________________________________Dietary Restrictions: _________________________________________________________________________________Workshops:Please check any workshops you wish to attend. Any workshop with less than 10 attendees will be canceled and youwill be notified: _____Setting and Achieving Bold Goals _____Becoming an Entrepreneur _____Must-Have Health Exams _____Organizing Your Life _____Team Building _____1st Timer’s _____Travel Trends _____Effective Communication _____Improving Work-Life Balance _____IFBW Ladies Day OutREGISTRATION PACKAGES: Convention Registration Member $80.00/Student $40.00/Visitor $100.00 $ ________________ Friday Lunch $19.00 $ ________________ Friday Dinner – President’s Roast $27.00 $ ________________ Saturday Breakfast - PSP Breakfast (Invitation Only) $14.00 $ ________________ Saturday Lunch - Celia M Howard Luncheon $20.00 $ ________________ Saturday Dinner – Installation Banquet $29.00 $ ________________ Sunday Breakfast – Post-Convention Board $15.00 $ ________________ Late Fee $25.00 $ ________________TOTAL REMITTANCE $ _____________
Convention Menus Friday Lunch Lunch Buffet with Soup, Salad & Sandwich: Chicken Noodle and Loaded Baked Potato Soups, Served with Oyster Crackers Make Your Own Salad Bar, including variety of fixings and assorted dressings Mini Grilled Turkey & Swiss and Roast Beef Sandwiches, served with chips Assorted Brownies and Cookies Friday Dinner Around The World Buffet: Mexican Station: Taco Salad (Dressed as You Arrive) and Taco Bar with Ground Beef, Grilled Chicken Fajita Meat, and Refried Beans Italian Station: Italian Salad with Fresh Grated Parmesan, Bowtie Pasta, Red and White Sauce, and Breadsticks American Station: Mini Hamburger Sliders, and Whipped Potato Bar with Assorted Toppings Dessert: Assorted Cobblers and Cakes Past State President Breakfast – Saturday Morning (BY INVITATION ONLY) Plated Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Home-style Potatoes, Bacon (upon request) Fresh Baked Pastries, Fresh Fruit Garnish Preserves and Butter, Juice, Tea, & Coffee Celia M. Howard Luncheon - Saturday Lunch Mixed Green Salad with Choice of Dressing Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Demi Glaze, Baby Red Potatoes, Green Beans Amandine Rolls and Butter Apple Crisp Pie Installation Dinner – Saturday NightSpinach Salad with Cranberries, Candied Pecans, Fresh Parmesan, Poppy Seed and Red Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressings Combo Plate of Tenderloin of Beef w/ Diane Sauce and Breast of Chicken Bernaise Baby Carrots with Green Bean Accent, Duchess Potatoes, Rolls and Butter Choice of Turtle, Plain or Raspberry Cheesecake or Chocolate Torte Post Convention Board– Sunday Morning Breakfast Buffet: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Home-style Potatoes, Overnight French Toast w/ Syrup Fresh Cut Fruit, Baskets of Muffins and Cinnamon Rolls Assorted Juices, Coffee, and Tea
ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF BUSINESS WOMEN Convention General Business Session Agenda April 26-27, 2013 Keller Convention Center, Effingham, IllinoisOpening First Business Session Courtney Tegeler, State President Collect Pam McKay, Vice-President Presentation of Colors & Pledge of Allegiance Girl Scouts WELCOME Connie Barr, Convention Co- Chair GREETING FROM DIGNITARIES Introductions Courtney Tegeler, State President First report of Voting Credentials Carol Burk, Registration Chair Standing Rules Report Mary Nance-Miller, Standing Rules Chair Adoption of Convention Program Carol Burk, Program Chair Special Convention Committee Appointments Report on 2012 Convention Dorris Schroyer, 2012 Convention Chair Report of the Chair of Nominations Cassie McKay Nominations from the floor Introduction of Candidates Cassie McKay Nomination of 2015 Convention City Connie Barr, Conv. Site Selection Golden Book of Memories Presiding, Dorris Schroyer AnnouncementsReconvened Business Session Call to Order Courtney Tegeler, State President Report of Resolutions Committee Mary Nance-Miller, Resolutions Chair Candidates Speeches & Forum Cassie McKay, Chair of Nominations Reports State Officers Presentation Proposed Legislation Platform Laura Balson, Legislation Chair State Bylaws Tina Klein, President-Elect Adoption of 2011-2012 State Budget Kathy Beals, Finance Chair Final report of Voting Credentials Carol Burk, Registration Chair
ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF BUSINESS WOMEN Convention General Business Session Agenda April 26-27, 2013 Keller Convention Center, Effingham, Illinois (Cont’d)ElectionsReconvened Business Session Call to Order Courtney Tegeler, State President Final Report of the Resolutions Mary Nance-Miller, Resolutions Chair First Timers Awards Open Forum Pam McKay, Vice President Report of Election Committee , Judge of Elections Introduction of the IFBW Officers for 2013-2014 Special Comments Incoming President Tina Klein, 2013 - 2014 Announcements Convention Recess
BOARD RULESMotions: Must be in writing, signed by the maker and the second, and furnished to the Chairbefore action is taken. Motion forms are available for this purpose. Only Members of the votingbody may introduce motions.Debate: To ask recognition from the Chair, the speaker should proceed to the microphoneand give name and title. The speaker shall state whether speaking in the affirmative or thenegative. Debate on a motion shall be limited to two minutes per speaker, and ten minutes foreach question. General consent is needed for additional time and if there is an objection togeneral consent, a formal vote must be taken, with 2/3rds vote required to grant additionaltime.No member shall speak a second time until everyone wishing to speak has had an opportunity.An observed may participate in debate, provided there is no board member wishing to speak,asking recognition by the same procedure as required by a member of the voting body.Timekeeper: The Chair will appoint a timekeeper. It is the timekeeper’s duty to indicate toeach speaker a 30 second warning before time expires.Reports: Each standing committee chair and special committee chair presenting a report hasthe time indicated after their title on the Board Agenda. There are also written reports includedin your board packet.Parliamentary Authority: Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, 10th Edition, is theparliamentary authority for this meeting.Seating: All voting board members should sit towards the head table. District Directors andChairs have assigned seating.Observers should sit behind the voting members. Any Regional Director/Associate RegionalDirector/Chair who is absent may provide a delegate to replace them per Section 6 of theFederation bylaws.
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO STATE BYLAWSARTICLE VIII - REGION ORGANIZATION - SECTION 4 Current Wording: Each Region shall have a Regional Director and First and Second Associate Directors who shall be elected at a meeting of the Region held prior to the opening day of the annual State Convention. If a Region fails to elect a Regional Director and two Associates prior to the opening of the annual state convention, on the first day of such convention, the members attending from that Region shall meet and elect a Regional Director and First and Second Associate Directors. Proposed Wording: Each Region shall have a Regional Director and an Associate Director who shall be elected at a meeting of the Region held prior to the opening day of the annual State Convention. If a Region fails to elect a Regional Director and an Associate Director prior to the opening of the annual state convention, on the first day of such convention, the members attending from that Region shall meet and elect a Regional Director and Associate Director.ARTICLE VIII - REGION ORGANIZATION - SECTION 5 Current Wording: A vacancy occurring between two annual State Conventions in the office of Region Director or Associates or in any other Region office shall be filled by the Region with notification to the State Executive Committee. Proposed Wording: A vacancy occurring between two annual State Conventions in the office of Region Director or Associate or in any other Region office shall be filled by the Region with notification to the State Executive Committee.ARTICLE VIII - REGION ORGANIZATION - SECTION 7 Current Wording: It shall be the duty of the First and Second Associate Region Directors: a) To assist the Region Director in ensuring the state programs are followed; b) Serve as voting members of the State Board of Directors; c) Assist the Region Director in planning meetings for the Region; d) Take the lead in organizing new locals within the Region and revitalizing those below five (5) active members in the Region. Proposed Wording: It shall be the duty of the Associate Region Director: a) To assist the Region Director in ensuring the state programs are followed; b) Delete c) Assist the Region Director in planning meetings for the Region; d) Take the lead in organizing new locals within the Region and revitalizing those below five (5) active members in the Region.ARTICLE XIII - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - SECTION 1 Current Wording: The Board of Directors shall consist of the elected state officers, the immediate Past State President, State standing committee chairs, Region Directors, Region First Associate Directors and Region Second Associate Directors. The parliamentarian shall sit with the Board of Directors without vote. Proposed Wording: The Board of Directors shall consist of the elected state officers, the immediate Past State President, State standing committee chairs and Region Directors. The parliamentarian shall sit with the Board of Directors without vote.
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO STATE BYLAWS (Continued)ARTICLE XIII - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - SECTION 6 Current Wording: No member shall have more than one vote and no voting by proxy shall be allowed. a) Any Region Director or Associate unable to attend a board of directors meeting may designate in writing, another member of her/his Region to sit as a voting member on the Board. This written designation must be submitted to the Secretary of the Federation prior to the roll call of the Board of Directors. b) If a member serving as a standing committee chair also serves as a voting member in another capacity or cannot attend the board meeting, she/he may designate a member of his/her committee, in writing, to act in her/his place as a voting representative. This written designation must be submitted to the Secretary of the Federation prior to the roll call of the Board of Directors. Proposed Wording: No member shall have more than one vote and no voting by proxy shall be allowed. a) Any Region Director unable to attend a board of directors meeting may designate in writing, another member of her/his Region to sit as a voting member on the Board. This written designation must be submitted to the Secretary of the Federation prior to the roll call of the Board of Directors. b) If a member serving as a standing committee chair also serves as a voting member in another capacity or cannot attend the board meeting, she/he may designate a member of his/her committee, in writing, to act in her/his place as a voting representative. This written designation must be submitted to the Secretary of the Federation prior to the roll call of the Board of Directors.ARTICLE XX - AMENDMENTS - SECTION 2 Current Wording: These bylaws may be amended at any annual State Convention or at any adjourned session thereof, or at any special meeting called for that purpose, provided there has been compliance with either Section 3 or 4 below. Proposed Wording: These bylaws may be amended at any annual State Convention or at any adjourned session thereof; or at any special meeting called for that purpose; or by mail, facsimile (fax) or email at the request of the President provided there has been compliance with either Section 3 or 4 below. The secretary’s records shall contain an accurate record of all such votes.Justification for all above amendments: Due to decrease in membership throughout the Stateand fewer members willing to serve in officer positions, these amendments are necessary. Voting byall members is authorized because it is felt all members should have a say in some items (e.g. namechange, charter issues).These amendments, if approved at convention 2013 will become effective IMMEDIATELYand Region Bylaws will be amended accordingly.