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Proposal for privileges for a Sponsoring CC (adopted by DPCA Executive Committee February 2020)

We propose a new, formal relationship to be named between two countries within the DA organization.
The most basic elements of the relationship are that:
1. one country, "the Sponsoring CC", has an active and compliant Country Committee
2. one country, "the sponsored country", has no compliant Country Committee
3. travel between the two countries by American citizens is easy, routine, and raises no significant geopolitical concerns
4. the Sponsoring CC commits to increase membership in DA in the sponsored country and to provide key DA-related services to the American community in the sponsored country

The steps to establishing this relationship, a "sponsorship":
1. the RVC proposes the specific relationship between two countries to the DPCA ExCom
2. a DPCA ExCom motion to establish the specific relationship is adopted by majority vote and recorded in the minutes
3. the Sponsoring CC accepts the relationship by a vote of its ExCom and that acceptance is reported and recorded in the DPCA ExCom's minutes

The privileges granted to the Sponsoring CC:
1. renewable but expiring permission to include members in the sponsored country automatically in their email blasts
2. renewable but expiring permission to organize events in the sponsored country
3. renewable but expiring permission to reach out on social media including establishing social media platforms in the name of the sponsored country, and to run ads targeted geographically at the sponsored country's American residents
All these privileges are limited by global guidelines, of course, as well as the RVC's specific and general instructions, with no appeals allowed.
 
Responsibilities of the Sponsoring CC:
1. quarterly report on outreach by the Sponsoring CC's Chair (or designee) to the relevant RVC
2. coordinate all activities related to the sponsorship with the RVC as lead

What a sponsorship is not:
1. no special privileges for the GPP or conventions (voters and electors)
2. members living in the sponsored country may not gain privileges within the bylaws of Sponsoring CC (e.g. officers or internal elections) but they may volunteer, serve on committees, and donate to the Sponsoring CC
3. the RVC still has full authority over the sponsored country, its members and any communication or social media platforms, particularly when it comes to any work as a CC-in-formation or an inactive CC becoming compliant

The relationship may end at any time by:
1. the sole decision of the RVC for the relevant region
2. automatically at the end of an RVC's term
3. a majority vote of the DPCA ExCom
4. formal notice by the Sponsoring CC's ExCom delivered to the RVC
5. the failure of the Sponsoring CC's chair to send a quarterly report to the RVC
6. the start of a viable effort in the sponsored country to become a compliant Country Committee (according to the sole judgment of the RVC)

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