The Church in Central New York founded and consistently fostered by the GLBTQIS community. October 31, 2018 was the 35th Anniversary in our 36th year in Ministry.
ARTICLE 12 CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGS
All annual and special meetings of the Members shall be called
12.02 Annual Meeting.
An annual congregational meeting shall be held each year during the month of
January. Proposed motions and agenda items from outside the Council must be
submitted in writing following the usual format to the Clerk of the Council postmarked
or hand delivered with receipt given by the fifteenth of November preceding the
12.03 Special Congregational Meetings.
Special Congregational Meetings may be called either by a petition submitted to
the Clerk, or by a majority vote of the Council members. If by petition, this
petition must be signed by at least 75% of the Members. Such special meetings
shall be governed by the Council following the same rules of order as those
pertaining to the annual congregational meeting. The nature and purpose of each
special meeting must be stated in the petition or Council notice, and written
into the agenda of the special meeting. Written notice and a copy of the agenda
must be mailed or personally delivered to all Members at least two weeks prior
to such meeting.
12.04 Notice of Annual & Special Congregational Meetings.
Written notice, including a copy of the proposed agenda, must be mailed or
personally delivered to all Members at least two weeks prior to the
12.05 Meeting Rules of Conduct.
. All annual and special congregational meetings shall be conducted under the
same rules of order as govern the conduct of meetings of the Council.
In order to transact any business, a quorum of 25% of the Members must be
present before the meeting may be called to order. It shall be the duty of the
Clerk to determine that a quorum is present and announce that fact to the
Members before any congregational meeting may transact business. Once a quorum
is established, it shall remain in effect even if members absent themselves
from the meeting.
12.07 Order of Business.
The Order of Business for any congregational meeting shall be established by
the Council in advance of each meeting if it is to vary from the order of
business prescribed for Council Meetings. If not, the order of business
employed by the Council shall be used at the Congregational Meeting.
12.08 Absentee and Proxy Voting.
Voting by proxy or absentee ballot is not permitted at any Congregational
12.09 Participation by Other Than Members At Meetings.
Only Members of Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ may vote at any
Congregational Meeting. Friends of Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ
and other interested persons are welcome to attend Congregational Meetings.
These persons may not vote at these meetings but may, at the option of the
Moderator, participate in discussion of any of the items under consideration.