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ARTICLE 6 CONDUCT OF
The President of the Corporation shall be the Moderator of the Council.
6.02 Regular Meetings.
Regular meetings of the Council shall be held on the fourth Sunday of each
month, commencing at 3:00 p.m., unless otherwise set by the Council.
6.03 Place of Meetings.
Regular meetings of the Council shall be held at such place as shall be
designated by the Council from time to time. Special meetings of the Council
shall be held at the place where regular meetings are held, unless otherwise
specified by the Moderator or others authorized to and who have called the
6.04 Special Council Meetings.
Special Meetings of the Council may be called by the Moderator or by any three
members of the Council upon 7 days written notice. The fact that a Special
Meeting has been called shall be announced to the Members at the next worship
service, informing them of the time and place of the meeting and the reason it
has been called.
6.05 Conduct of Meetings.
Meetings of the Council shall be conducted by the Moderator, or if he or she is
absent, by the Vice-Moderator. If neither the Moderator nor the Vice Moderator
is present at any meeting of the Council, the members of the Council who are
present shall select a temporary chairperson to conduct the meeting. The
Council may elect to conduct general planning sessions, which do not
accommodate public attendance.
6.06 Open Attendance at Council Meetings; Exception.
Unless personnel actions are under consideration, the Members, Friends of Ray
Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ and other congregants shall be entitled
to be present at all regularly called or special meetings of the Council.
6.07 Conduct of Meetings.
The Council shall conduct council meetings pursuant to the rule of the
Moderator, subject to change. Upon its being made, the Moderator must call to a
vote any motion that would change the rules for the conduct of the meeting. A
motion to change such rules may be made without advance notice.
The Council shall conduct its business by consideration of the following
reports and action items in this designated order, unless the Council shall
first have decided otherwise. All meetings shall open and be closed with
a. Approve or Change
b. Minutes of Last Meeting
c. Reports of Officers
d. Reports of
e. Old Business
f. New Business
g. Comments From Those in Attendance
h. Remarks from Council Members
6.09 Submission of Board Agenda Items.
Guidelines for submission of Council agenda items were approved by the Board of
Directors of Ray of Hope, Metropolitan Community Church, Inc., in December of
1995. They are incorporated herein by reference, but are not a part of these
By-laws and may be changed by action of the Council at any time.
6.10 Order of Consideration of Motions
. Motions normally shall be considered in the order they are listed on the
Agenda and, to ensure adequate consideration of all motions, each shall be
presented in writing and delivered to all members of the Council by personal
delivery or mailing at the address listed for them in the records of the Clerk,
at least twenty days before the meeting. Any motion other than as specified in
regard to the conduct of the meeting, may be presented at the Council Meeting,
but the Council shall not be required to act upon it at once if the constraints
of time do not permit it or if consideration has been officially deferred by a
motion to table the consideration to some future date.
6.11 Quorum and Unanimity in Voting.
While a unanimous vote on all items of business may not always be possible, all
reasonable effort shall be made to reach a general consensus before any
decision is made. Absent that agreement, and unless otherwise herein specified,
all decisions of the Council shall be by majority vote of a quorum in
attendance. A Quorum of the Council shall be two-thirds of the Council
Membership, exclusive of vacancies.