The OCUUC Board of Trustees calls two April meetings of the Congregation:
Notice of Congregational Meeting on Sunday, April 22, 2012
Time: 12:30 pm
I. Vote to proceed with the Sale of Existing OCUUC Property
II. Vote to proceed with the Purchase of New OCUUC Property
III. Introduction of Nominees for the Settled Ministerial Search Committee
Notice of Congregational Meeting on Sunday, April 29, 2012
Time: 12:30 pm
II. Vote to proceed with the Sale of Existing OCUUC Property
III. Vote to proceed with the Purchase of New OCUUC Property
Proposed Changes to OCUUC By Laws
|Section 1 Affiliations The Church is a member of and supports the UUA and adheres to the Unitarian Universalist Principles and Purposes.||Section 1 Affiliations The Church is a member of and supports the UUA, and adheres to the Unitarian Universalist Principles and Purposes.Section 2 The church is a member of the Pacific Southwest Unitarian Universalist Conference or their successors.|
|Article II. Mission And Covenant Section 1 Mission The Church can be expected to operate more cohesively if there is an overall mission or purpose underlying our actions. The most current statement will always be available in the Church office or from the Recorder.Section 2 Covenant
Grateful for the religious pluralism that enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. As free people, we enter into this covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.
|Article II. Purpose, Mission, and Covenant Section 1 Purpose The purpose of this church is to foster liberal religious living through worship, study, service, and fellowship.Section 2 Mission and Covenant
A covenant provides standards for conduct and a mission directs the life of the church.
|Section 1 Requirements for Membership Any person who
||Section 1 Requirements for Membership Any person who
|Article IV. Membership Assembly Principal authority over Church affairs resides with the Membership.||Article IV. Membership Assembly Principal authority over Church affairs resides with the Membership. Authority is delegated by the congregation to the Board and Minister, in accord with the By-Laws and written policies of the church, to manage the day-to-day activities of the church. Congregational meetings are called for major decisions such as the hiring of a settled minister and the sale or purchase of property, the approval of the annual budget, election of Church Officers, Trustees, members of the Committee of Nominators and Committee of Stewards, and occur when congregational action is needed.|
|Not currently contained in the by-laws||Section 8 Removal of Board Members or Officers Any officer or trustee who misses three (3) or more consecutive meetings of the Board may be removed from the Board upon the vote of a majority of those members of the Board present at a meeting of the Board of Trustees. The vacancy shall then be filled pursuant to these bylaws.|
|Article IX. Committees and organizations There shall be four categories of working Groups in the Church: Committees of the Board, Committees of the Congregation, Affiliated Organizations and Recognized Organizations.||Article IX. Committees and Organizations The Board may appoint standing and temporary committees, as it deems necessary. All committees shall report to the Board at the time and in the form determined by the Board. All committee Chairpersons shall be approved by the Board.No member may serve as Chair of the same committee for longer than two (2) consecutive years, or be simultaneously chair of two committees. After two (2) years, the Chair becomes automatically vacant until filled by confirmation or appointment by the Board. Other than the Ministerial Search Committee, special committees may be created by the President or the Board, and cease to exist on discharge of their duties.|
|Section 1 Committees of the Board Standing Committees The Board shall approve chairpersons of Standing Committees. The Board shall oversee and establish policies and procedures for each Standing Committee. The Standing Committees shall include but not be limited to Membership, Religious Education, Canvass, Ways and Means and Worship.||Section 1 Committees of the Board Standing Committees The Board shall approve Chairpersons of Standing Committees. The Board shall oversee and establish policies and procedures for each Standing Committee.The Standing Committees shall include but not be limited to Membership, Religious Education, Canvass, Ways and Means, Worship, Committee of Nominators, and Committee of Stewards.
Only Members or pledging Friends of the Church shall serve as voting members of the following committees: Membership, Religious Education, Canvass, Ways and Means and Worship.
Only Members of the Church shall serve as voting members of the Committee of Nominators, Ministerial Search Committee, and the Committee of Stewards.
|Section 2 Committees of the Congregation Committees of the Congregation will be those committees that answer directly to the Membership. Committees of the Congregation will include but not be limited to Nominators, Ministerial Search and Stewards. Membership in these committees will be open to Members of the Church only.||Delete|
|Committee of Nominators Nominators work to identify qualified candidates for elected office and fulfill other duties as may be assigned by the Board. Minimum duties are as follows:
||Committee of Nominators GuidelinesThe Committee of Nominators consists of six (6) members and shall be selected as follows: Two (2) members each elected to serve a 1-year term, and (2) members each elected to serve a 2-year term by the voting members at the Annual Meeting.One (1) member appointed to serve a 1-year term and one (1) appointed to serve a 2-year term by the Board at its first meeting following the Annual Meeting.
No member shall serve on the Committee of Nominators for more than two (2) years in succession. No member may be qualified for selection on this committee who benefits directly or through a relative, as a result of the payment of salary or other continuous remuneration authorized or recommended by the Board. The Committee of Nominators shall select their chairperson no later than one (1) month after all six (6) members are determined.
Committee of Nominators
The Committee of Nominators shall publicize, solicit, and submit the names of all qualified candidates for vacant positions on the Board of Trustees and Congregational committees. Members who desire to serve in positions on the Board or Congregational committees shall apply to the Committee of Nominators, pursuant to the standing rules adopted by the Committee of Nominators.
The Committee of Nominators shall:
The Committee shall strive for at least two (2) candidates per office where possible. The Committee shall present its nominations at the regular Annual Meeting of the church. The election shall take place by secret ballot at this meeting, and the elected officers shall begin their terms of office following the annual June Congregational Meeting, but before the end of the fiscal year. Their terms shall continue until new officers’ terms begin.
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