Monday, July 12, 2010

Resolution 8-14A Is Adopted

Resolution 8-14A, To Elect Five Vice-Presidents by Geographic Region, with amended language as below (not sure I got the language exactly right), is adopted 611 to 571

Resolved, That the Synod create five geographic regions within the Synod; and be it further

Resolved, That the Board of Directors, with coordination through the Council of Presidents, designate the boundaries of the five regions at least 24 months in advance of each Synod convention, appropriately considering geographical and confirmed membership information and numbers of congregations; and be it further

Resolved, That for the purposes of regional elections, individuals will be considered a part from the geographical region where their congregational membership is held. Canadian congregations will be placed into regions as a whole which the Board of Directors and the Council of Presidents deems appropriate the regions to which they are adjacent; and be it further

Resolved, That the congregations of each of the five geographic regions within the Synod nominate from their regions candidates for the position of Synod vice-president and, from these nominations, the Synod in convention elect a vice-president from each geographical region; and be it further

Resolved, That an employee of the Synod or its agencies and auxiliaries not be eligible to serve as a regional vice-president; and be it finally

Resolved, That Bylaws 1.2.1 (r), 1.3.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.4(a), 3.2.4.1, 3.3.2.3, 3.3.2.4, 3.10.1, 3.10.1.2, 3.10.1.3, and 3.12.1.6 be amended accordingly, as shown (“2007 Handbook Convention Version,” TB, pp. 171, 172, 236, 237, 238, 241, 242–243, 274–275, 303–305).

and to replace Bylaw 3.12.1 which was initially printed in TB, p. 303 with



Regional Elections

3.12.1 For all elections requiring regional representation, the Board of Directors of the Synod and the Council of Presidents acting jointly shall designate five geographic regions.

(a) Regions shall be designated 24 months prior to conventions of the Synod and shall take into consideration geographical and confirmed membership information and numbers of congregations in the interest of fair representation.
(b) For purposes of regional elections, individuals will be considered a part from the geographical region where their congregational membership is held. Canadian congregations will be placed into the regions to which they are adjacent.
(c) This information shall be shared immediately with all districts of the Synod.

3 comments:

The Rebellious Pastor's Wife said...

How in the world did this pass? So now gentlemen who are theologically-minded have to choose between their call to train pastors and provide for their families -- and their desire to serve the rest of the synod in PART TIME positions. That is SO wrong.

The Rebellious Pastor's Wife said...

Okay, I stand corrected that it was amended regarding professors. I thought that didn't pass, either.

Anonymous said...

This is disastrous.