The Board of Trustees was asked to revise the description of responsibilities of the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC) removing the “LD” or leadership development charge. In addition to this request, the Board was asked to reconsider a change made to the Constitution in 2011 that now states “To maintain membership, congregants must have made a pledge of financial support for the current fiscal year, and have made a payment toward a pledge for either the current or prior fiscal year.” Prior to 2011, to be a member of TUCW the requirement was “have individually, or as members of a family unit, made an identifiable financial contribution, regardless of amount, to the support of the Church.”
The Board will, at its January 17th meeting, appoint a Task Force to study these two requests and bring back to the Board by March 2017 a recommendation regarding these requests to amend the Constitution. To be considered for appointment to this Task Force, please e-mail your interest in participating to the Board of Trustees.
Process for Revising Our Congregation’s Constitution
- Where do I find the latest version of the TUCW Model Constitution?
CLICK HERE for TUCW’s Constitution.
- What is the process for revising our congregation’s constitution?
a) The Board of Trustees identifies the potential need to revise the Constitution and appoints a Constitution Revision Task Force comprised of members of the congregation and one or two Board Members to study the issue(s) prepare a recommendation for the Board.
b) Once the Constitution Revision Task force (CRTF) has a draft, and before a first DRAFT is presented to the congregation it will be reviewed in detail by the Board.
c) Once there is Board Approval for the CRTF to proceed, communications to the congregation) will be prepared and scheduled/disseminated by the CRTF.
d) Amending our Constitution requires 2 votes by the congregation, one for approval and a second for ratification. Whatever Amendments are Approved in May will be placed on the Agenda of the Annual Meeting on June 11th for ratification in an up or down vote.