Special Union Session Constitution and Bylaws - May 2018
On 27 May, the special congress for the Statutes and General Regulations will take place.
A year ago, in May 2017, delegates accepted the proposal that the then Statutes and Regulations Committee (CSR) submitted to them on terms and conditions.
The newly elected CSR immediately received the assignment from the delegates to prepare a correct translation, which in terms of content and intention is in harmony with the prevailing Church Working Policy.
The CSR has almost completed its task. On 27 May the new Statutes of our Union, together with a new Bylaws Document, will be presented to the delegates from teh local churches.
At the moment, local churches are busy choosing their representatives according to the rules of the Church Manual. I.e. the local church members determine in a Business meeting whether they give mandate to the current church board to act as nominating committee to submit a list of names to the members, or that the members hold that authority to themselves by appointing a nominating committee.
It is ultimately the church members that elects the delegates - those are representatives of the congregation and not of the board. There has to be a possibility of objection.
It is good for churches to keep in mind that the delegates will determine the legal framework of the Union and that it would not be right if the delegates were not chosen according to the rules in force. This would make the Statutes disputable by both members and interested parties outside the church.
The meeting will take place on 27 May 2018
In the church building at Parklaan 5, 1326 AX Almere-Stad
From 10: 00-16: 00 h. Delegates are asked to register at 09:00.
Ask your local board for more information. It has received the official announcement on February 26, 2018, and this must be made known to every church member, in the usual manners.