You may use either more or less WHEREAS clauses or RESOLVED clauses or both, as your resolution requires.
WHEREAS clausesare used to show :
The positive effect on the members
Important background events
The basic facts
Reasons why the resolution is being proposed
Your reasons for concern
Positive results of passing the resolution.
They provide information without which the merits of a resolution
may not be clear enough, and may not be understood.
They should represent a brief but persuasive argument as to why
your resolution should be approved.
RESOLVED clausesshow :
What action(s) are to be taken, who should take the
action and when, as a result of the WHEREAS clause(s).
They should be the strongest part of your resolution,
and will usually be the most debated part.
RESOLVED clauses should not have several actions – such as the action itself, the publication of the action once it has been taken
and when it should be taken - combined into one clause which would make debate and possible amendments difficult.
Separate RESOLVED clauses make debate and possible amendments more specific.
Additional information on resolutions can be found by clicking here: http://myldev.netsos.com/SCGSC/site/custom_images/Orig Doc regarding Resolutions & Proposals 12.2.09 minutes.doc.pdf
SUN CITY GRAND SOFTBALL CLUB
WHEREAS, The Sun City Grand Softball Club website
provides the information necessary for having a well
Informed membership; and
WHEREAS, the website is designed and maintained
by (Name of person); and
WHEREAS,(Name of person)gives freely of his time and
effort to provide the membership with an effective website;therefore be it
RESOLVED, that(Name of person)be recognized and commended by the Board of Directors on behalf of the membership; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors order and purchase a plaque recognizing and commending(Name of person)for his service; and be it further
RESOLVED, that this plaque be ordered in time for it
to be presented to(Name of person)at the club’s next monthly meeting.