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proposed amendment:  "The members of the Church Council shall be elected for a term of two years, and may not succeed themselves more than two consecutive full terms in the same office unless the nominating committee can find no suitable and no one is nominated from the floor of the congregational meeting.  If the previous office holder is willing to assume another two year term, then they may be allowed with the approval of the congregation."

existing bylaw:  "The members of the Church Council shall be elected for a term of two years, and may not succeed themselves more than two consecutive full terms in the same office."

 

People, what are your thoughts?  thanks, Jan

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1.  I think term limits should come from voters, not rules.  (Personal opinion.)

2.  "succeed themselves more than two consecutive full terms in the same office" is unclear.

3.  Unless the nominating committee can find no suitable...what?

4.  How do you enforce this new rule?  Presumably, you'd have to check that the nominating committee could find no suitable (replacement), as opposed to simply not wanting to.  How do you figure that out?

5.  What do you mean to say by "approval of the congregation?"  Majority vote?  Majority of entire congregation?  Something else?

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3 hours ago, Guest Jan Krampitz said:

Q. What are your thoughts?

Wherever you have term limits, it is a good idea to allow for a back door, in those years where nobody is qualified for the open position.

If you have read this Q-and-A forum regularly, then you know how often this case really does happen.

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