September 4, 2023
All Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters Local & State Affiliate Officers:
In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters, I am sending notice regarding your annual membership in the organization and the 2023 SFPFF Conference.
“All Affiliated States and Locals and Associate Members shall pay one dollar ($1.00) per member per year up to one hundred members, but not less than thirty-five dollars ($35) per year for affiliation to the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters.” Forms have been attached to assist you in the remittance of your annual dues and conference registration.
Further, this conference will be held in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southern Federation of Professional Firefighters. In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws, please be aware of the following:
All resolutions, submitted by affiliates for consideration at the Conference, shall be received by the Secretary/Treasurer at least thirty (30) days prior to the Conference, and shall be sent to all State and Local affiliates fifteen (15) days prior to the annual Conference of the Federation by the Secretary-Treasurer. The only exception to this article shall be resolutions to amend the Constitution and By-Laws, submitted by the Constitution and By-Laws Committee.
Late resolutions must be received by 5 PM on the day prior to the start of the Conference, provided the following conditions are met; the affiliated individual or affiliated organization submitting the Late Resolution shall provide the President with sufficient copies for each registered delegate. The resolution must be accepted by 2/3 majority vote of the delegation present and voting.
Amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Federation shall be approved by a 2/3 majority vote of the delegates present and voting at the Annual Conference, in accordance with the IAFF Constitution and By-Laws.
Please sign up on our website www.sfpff.org for updates for the conference.
On behalf of the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters, we would like to personally invite you to attend the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas on November 8-9, 2023.
The IAFF Committee on Assistance to Non-Collective Bargaining States will meet on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 1:00 PM.
The General Session will start on Wednesday, November 8th at 9:00 a.m. with business on Wednesday and concluding on Thursday, November 9th. There will be hospitality events planned by our host, the Fort Worth Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 440, and plenty of opportunities for networking throughout the conference.
A room block with a rate of $167 has been secured at the SpringHill Suites Fort Worth Historic Stockyards.
SpringHill Suites Fort Worth Historic Stockyards
2315 North Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas
Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters Conference
Start Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
End Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
IAFF Committee on Assistance to Non-Collective Bargaining States:
Thursday, November 9, 2023.
Details of events and the agenda will be sent out, placed on our website www.sfpff.org and the Southern Fed Facebook page as they are finalized.
Looking forward to seeing you in Fort Worth!
Barry D. Byers
Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
September 28, 2023
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