Convention Elections

The following Convention positions are up for election. Nominations received by the Nominations Committee in advance of the 72nd National Convention will be posted here, and additional nominations may also be made whenever the chair is amenable to such a motion. For details about the candidates, please see the Nominations Committee Report and the candidate's resumes.

Convention President

  • Tim Huntley, Polyidus Chapter
    nominated by Tim Huntley, seconded by Devon Sams

  • Claudia Miraldi, Anthemios Chapter
    nominated by Jacob Sodaro, awaiting second

  • Joshua Naputi, Cleisthenes Alumni Association
    nominated by Darian Jones, awaiting second

 Convention Secretary

  • Mary Elizabeth Robbins, Theodorus Chapter
    nominated by Emily Ellenberger, awaiting second


The president will then appoint two additional officers:

  • Convention Sergeant-at-Arms

  • Convention Parliamentarian


Motions

All motions submitted for consideration are listed here for review. Additional motions may be proposed at or before the 72nd National Convention, provided they do not increase dues or amend the Constitution, By-Laws, or Ritual.

Motion 71-1

Brother Risa Schoenfeld, Worthy Grand Lecturer, proposes a series of esoteric motions which will not be posted here. Please contact your chapter or alumni association leadership to receive the password to read this motion, posted on the APX website

Motion 72-1

M. President, I move that:
The annual Alumni Association fee is increased from the current $100.00 fee per year to a proposed $300.00 fee per year.

Please provide a brief explanation of the motion:
There has not been an increase in the Alumni Association fee for over twenty years. This comes despite the increased cost of operations and a rapidly expanding alumni base. Operational and fraternity expenses such as insurance policies, Memberplanet database, and tax consultants are only a few line items that directly serve these Alumni Associations. In addition, Alumni Summits will provide travel and lodging stipend again for Alumni Association representatives. The Alumni Director team and Grand Council request this motion to continue such programming and provide resources for our thriving alumni leaders and membership.

Motion Submitted by:
Brother Hao Phung, Worthy Grand Associate Architect

Motion 72-2

M. President, I move that:
we amend the National Constitution, Article IX, Section 01 “Classes of Membership”, subsection (F) “Master Architect” to replace the word “brothers” with “members.”

Please provide a brief explanation of the motion:
The term “brother” is not defined anywhere else in the Constitution or By-laws. This change will make this section consistent with terminology in other documents. In addition, the term “member” is gender-neutral, whereas brother may be interpreted as gender-specific, creating unnecessary misunderstanding.

Motion Submitted by:
Brother Phil Buckberg, Worthy Grand Architect

Motion 72-3

M. President, I move that:
we amend the National Constitution, Article X, Section 01 to require forty-five (45) days reasonable notice of any proposed amendment, instead of the current requirement for 60 days notice.

Please provide a brief explanation of the motion:
Currently, the earliest date we are allowed to formally announce convention, 60 days in advance, is also the deadline to submit motions that increase dues or amend the Constitution, By-laws, or Ritual. This creates confusion that does not serve the fraternity well. For example, when Convention is scheduled for late March, the deadline to submit these motions falls during most schools’ winter break. It also creates a situation in which the formal notice to members about convention comes at the same time as the notice that the deadline has passed to submit these motions. Because of Illinois incorporation law, we can’t announce convention any earlier than 60 days out. Therefore, I propose to move the deadline for these motions closer to convention.

Motion Submitted by:
Brother Phil Buckberg, Worthy Grand Architect

Motion 72-4

M. President, I move that:
we amend the National By-laws Article XXVIII, Section 01 to require forty-five (45) days reasonable notice of any proposed amendment, alteration, or addition to the Fraternity’s Ritual, instead of the current requirement for 60 days notice.

Please provide a brief explanation of the motion:
Currently, the earliest date we are allowed to formally announce convention, 60 days in advance, is also the deadline to submit motions that increase dues or amend the Constitution, By-laws, or Ritual. This creates confusion that does not serve the fraternity well. For example, when Convention is scheduled for late March, the deadline to submit these motions falls during most schools’ winter break. It also creates a situation in which the formal notice to members about convention comes at the same time as the notice that the deadline has passed to submit these motions. Because of Illinois incorporation law, we can’t announce convention any earlier than 60 days out. Therefore, I propose to move the deadline for these motions closer to convention.

Motion Submitted by:
Brother Phil Buckberg, Worthy Grand Architect

Motion 72-5

M. President, I move that:
we amend the National By-laws Article XVII, Section 03 to require forty-five (45) days reasonable notice of any proposed increase in member dues or fees instead of the current requirement for 60 days notice.

Please provide a brief explanation of the motion:
Currently, the earliest date we are allowed to formally announce convention, 60 days in advance, is also the deadline to submit motions that increase dues or amend the Constitution, By-laws, or Ritual. This creates confusion that does not serve the fraternity well. For example, when Convention is scheduled for late March, the deadline to submit these motions falls during most schools’ winter break. It also creates a situation in which the formal notice to members about convention comes at the same time as the notice that the deadline has passed to submit these motions. Because of Illinois incorporation law, we can’t announce convention any earlier than 60 days out. Therefore, I propose to move the deadline for these motions closer to the convention.

Motion Submitted by:
Brother Phil Buckberg, Worthy Grand Architect

Motion 72-6

M. President, I move that:
Article XIX, Section 03:

Petitions for affiliation of an Alumni Association… must bear the signatures of five (5) Alumni, Non-Graduate, Faculty and/or Honorary members of a Chapter,

to read as follows:

Petitions for affiliation of an Alumni Association… must bear the signatures of ten (10) Alumni, Non-Graduate, Faculty and/or Honorary members of a Chapter,

Please provide a brief explanation of the motion:
With most states requiring incorporations to have a minimum of three (3) board members, the Alumni Directors team recommends more than 50% of the association to represent the association voting membership. Furthermore, the Alumni Directors team have observed that a successful association have more support than just it’s board members to thrive with their mission and objectives. Additionally, recent Alumni Association suspensions have resulted from the lack of involvement from their members and/or governing board.

Motion Submitted by:
Brother Hao Phung, Worthy Grand Associate Architect


Grand Council Elections

The following Grand Council positions are up for election. Nominations received by the Nominations Committee in advance of the 72nd National Convention are as follows, and additional nominations may also be made whenever the chair is amenable to such a motion. For details about the candidates, please see the Nominations Committee Report and the candidate's resumes.

The duties and responsibilities of each position is described in detail in the National By-Laws. Please refer to this document for more information.

Worthy Grand Architect (2018-2021)

  • Worthy Grand Scribe - 2019-2020 (one year to complete the current term)

  • Worthy Grand Lecturer - 2019-2022

  • Worthy Grand Estimator - 2019-2022


These positions will be elected at the completion of their term:

  • Worthy Grand Architect - Phil Buckberg 2018-2021

  • Worthy Grand Associate Architect - Hao Phung 2017-2020

  • Worthy Grand Inspector - AJ Kessinger 2017-2020

The Grand Advisor is not elected but is appointed to serve a term matching the Worthy Grand Architect's.