Articles and Bylaws
The Articles and Bylaws Committee is responsible for studying the Convention’s articles and bylaws and making recommendations to the Board for amendment. The Board will present the following recommendations to messengers at the 2017 Annual Meeting.
Committee on Nominations Report
The Committee on Nominations report follows the BSCNC bylaws directive to, “nominate persons for election by the Convention to the committees listed in Article I.C.1 (b) – (d) of these Bylaws, such other committees as may be assigned to it, the chair of such Convention committees, the boards of trustees and directors of all institutions and agencies of the Convention, the Board, and such other nominations as may be delegated to the committee by the Convention.” Among other considerations for nominees, the bylaws state, “It is desirable that at least twenty-five percent of members nominated to all committees of the Convention, the Board, the boards of trustees and directors of the Convention’s institutions and agencies shall come from churches with a membership under 400.” This is indicated in the Committee’s report by (O) for 400 and over and by (U) for under 400 in church membership. The bylaws further direct that, “The Committee on Nominations shall include in its report at a minimum the name, church, home town, association, occupation and sex of each nominee, the name of the committee or board on which the nominee is to serve together with such summary information as will make clear to this Convention the diversity and breadth of representation provided by the slates of nominees.” The 2017 committee will bring a motion, separate from its annual report, to amend the bylaws in order to assist future committees in their work. The motion, and an article explaining the motion, are found below.
Committee on Resolutions and Memorials
All resolutions proposed by individuals shall be submitted to the committee in writing no later than September 10 prior to the annual meeting of the Convention at which the proposed resolution is to be considered. The committee shall consider all resolutions submitted. Those resolutions to be presented to the Convention by the committee shall appear on the Convention’s website and may also be available on the Biblical Recorder’s website, beginning at least fourteen (14) days in advance of the meeting of the Convention and to remain on such website(s) through the commencement of such meeting of the Convention. The committee shall provide notice in the Biblical Recorder in at least one (1) issue with a publication date more than fourteen (14) days in advance of the meeting of the Convention of when and where the resolution(s) to be presented to the Convention will be available on the Convention’s website and may also be available on the Biblical Recorder’s website. Exceptions to prior publication by the committee may be made in the case of emergency resolutions dealing with matters such as national disasters, public tragedies, or late developments.
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