Delegates to the 2012 General Assembly almost unanimously approved several amendments to the Unitarian Universalist Association’s bylaws without debate at Sunday’s plenary. All three amendments required approval by two consecutive General Assemblies and had been endorsed by the 2011 General Assembly. The first amendment removed “associate ministers,” an obsolete category of ministry, from the bylaws, [...]
At a business mini-assembly Thursday afternoon, General Assembly delegates examined a proposed bylaw change to Article XV of the UUA bylaws, which dictates the procedure for amending other bylaws. UUA Financial Advisor Dan Brody said the goal of the amendment was to provide a “clearer, more understandable process for amending the articles” and “one that would [...]
GA delegates voted Sunday afternoon without debate to approve a bylaw change to Sections 4.8 of Article IV and C-10.9 of Article X. These changes reflect new Ministerial Fellowship Committee Rules that eliminated the category of “Associate Ministerial Fellowship.”
Delegates at Sunday morning’s plenary session approved a series of bylaw changes that clarify the procedures for the Religious Education Credentialing Committee in either revoking or suspending the credentialed status of a religious educator, as well as several other minor administrative changes.
General Assembly delegates have voted to approve a bylaw change to Section 4.12 (UUA Statements of Conscience) of Article IV. The amendment replaces the name of a now-nonexistent staff group with “UUA staff” to reflect the change and allow for future flexibility in staffing structures.
General Assembly delegates voted overwhelmingly and without debate to pass a bylaw change to Article XV of the UUA bylaws, which dictates the procedure for amending other bylaws. Moderator Gini Courter called for a vote after no delegates appeared to speak at the con microphone.
Delegates to the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly voted Saturday to change the terms of the Nominating Committee from one six-year term to two three-year terms. The motion overwhelmingly passed after 20 minutes of debate.
General Assembly delegates voted today to reduce the size of the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees from 26 members to 14. The bylaw amendment also ends the election of trustees by district. All trustees will be elected to “at large” positions. Terms will be reduced from four-year to three-year terms. After a half hour [...]
Delegates have overwhelmingly approved an amendment to Article VII, section 7.6 (Ministerial Fellowship Committee). The amendment modifies the conditions for appointment to the Ministerial Fellowship Committee, allows for more than 14 members, and removes the obligation to have members of the Board of Trustees on the committee. Allowing the committee to have more than 14 [...]
General Assembly delegates at the Saturday morning plenary session approved a proposed change to Rule G-13.2.1 “Establishing Districts.” The change recognizes the recent decision made by the former Thomas Jefferson District to change the district’s name to the Southeast District. The only change to the current text will be the replacement of “Thomas Jefferson” with [...]