Submitted by: Rev. Nikki Stahl, President, South Central Conference Board of Directors
As communicated back in September, the BOD has recommended some bylaw changes that we would like the Conference to consider. Since these proposed bylaw changes were last communicated, we have had a few requests out of the Transitional Team (see Transitional Team Update) that the BOD voted to approve at a called meeting on February 22nd.
A link to the Proposed Bylaw Changes and a Side-by-side Comparison of Approved and Proposed Bylaw Changes are provided below. The Comparison provides some notes on the issue trying to be addressed.
We ask that you share these with your local congregations and delegates so that they may be discussed at your upcoming Association meetings.
We also ask that if you have any concerns, you bring them to the BOD as quickly as possible so we can address them prior to the Annual Meeting. Our bylaws indicate that we must provide amendment changes at least 6 weeks prior to the meeting of the Conference, so the time to make suggestions and provide feedback is now. Of course, we will include time to discuss these amendments at the Annual Meeting but it sure might go smoother if we are able to work together sooner rather than later. Thank you!
Many blessings to you and God’s work through you,
Rev. Nikki Stahl
President, South Central Conference Board of Directors
Executive Minister, United Christian Church of Austin