A Resolution on Writing a Resolution



Whereas,         A resolutions is a formal way of stating intended action by a group of people; and


Whereas,         A resolution is an original motion, which because of its importance, length, or complexity is submitted in writing; and


Whereas,         A resolution is the members’ opportunity to address problems, situations, or concerns which affect children and youth and which require local, state or national action for solutions; and


Whereas,         Resolutions are an important part of PTAs advocacy efforts as well as program development; therefore be it


Resolved,        That if the area of concern is not already addressed at the local, state or national level in the form of a position paper or resolution; be it further


Resolved,        That the clauses of a resolution tell the reader what action should be taken to solve the problem set up in the whereas; be it further


Resolved,        The resolved clauses should be the strongest part of your resolution; be it further


Resolved,        The first word of the resolved clause should be a verb, and should show what action will follow in the clause; be it further


Resolved,        Each operative clause should end with a semi-colon (;) and the last resolved clause should be followed by a period (.); be it further


Resolved,        That Local units, councils and states write resolutions when an issue arises and bring the resolution forward on the floor of the appropriate general membership meeting for wider adoption.