At its most recent meeting, the National Executive Committee elected to refer four legislative proposals to the National Council. The National Council of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is the body that is authorized to make changes to the governing documents of the Fraternity between meetings of the National Assembly. The National Constitution defines the National Council as the National Executive Committee, the Province Governors, and the chapter Presidents. All business is transacted by written correspondence.
By transacting legislative business via National Council, the leaders of the Fraternity are able to decrease the amount of time spent on legislative action at the National Convention, providing more opportunities for musical and brotherhood building activities in the schedule.
The National Council is the only body in the Fraternity that provides each chapter with a vote. However, throughout the history of the Fraternity, National Council initiatives have repeatedly failed because not enough ballots were returned to the National Headquarters. For this reason, it is imperative that you take note of the deadlines listed below.
September 1, 2004 Legislative notice distributed (this mailing)
November 1, 2004 Ballots to be distributed
December 1, 2004 Ballots due to be postmarked to the National Headquarters
Be watching your chapter mailbox for the first correspondence about the National Council. Please feel free to contact the National Headquarters with any questions.