Resolution Number: A031

Subject: The Constitution - Officers of General Synod

Moved By: Ronald Stevenson (Chancellor)

Seconded By: TheVen. Jim Boyles General Secretary

Note: The mover and the seconder must be members of the General Synod and be present in the House when the resolution is before the synod for debate.

BE IT RESOLVED:

BE IT RESOLVED:

 

That the Constitution of the General Synod be amended

(a) by deleting Section 12 and substituting the following:

12. The Officers of the General Synod

The Officers of the General Synod shall be:

  1. The Primate
  2. The Prolocutor
  3. The Deputy Prolocutor
  4. The General Secretary
  5. The Treasurer
  6. The Chancellor
  7. The Vice-Chancellor, if appointed
  8. two Officers-at-large (one Clergy, one Laity) elected by the Council of the General Synod from its own membership [resident in ecclesiastical provinces other than those of the Prolocutor and Deputy Prolocutor].

(b) by renumbering sections 17 to 19 to be sections 18 to 20 and inserting a new section 17 as follows:

17. The Treasurer

a) The Treasurer shall be appointed by the Council of the General Synod on nomination of the Primate after consultation with Financial Management and Development Committee.

b) The Treasurer shall receive and disburse all monies of the General Synod under the authority of the General Synod, the Council of the General Synod or the Financial Management and Development Committee, and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Constitution, the Canons and resolutions of the General Synod, the Council of the General Synod or the Financial Management and Development Committee.

c) During sessions of the General Synod the Treasurer shall be entitled to be present and, subject to the Rules of Order and Procedure, to participate in discussion without the right to vote.

EXPLANATORY NOTE/BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Treasurer of General Synod is not presently numbered among those designated as Officers who act collectively from time to time as prescribed in section 19 of the Constitution of the General Synod. The Financial Management and Development Committee recommend that the Treasurer be designated as an Officer and the Council of the General Synod has approved this motion for presentation to the general Synod. The second part of the motion would include in the Constitution the provisions respecting the appointment and responsibilities of the Treasurer that are presently found in section 1 of Canon VI - Financial Management.

 

Source: Financial Management and Development Committee
  (name of committee, diocese, etc.)
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