A035: Constitution — adding an ELCIC nominee to the Council of the General Synod (carried)
Subject: Constitution — adding an ELCIC nominee to the Council of the General Synod
Moved by: The Most Rev. Colin Johnson, Toronto
Seconded by: Ms. Suzanne Lawson
Be it resolved that this General Synod:
1) amend section 33 a) of the Constitution of the General Synod by adding a new subsection ix) as follows:
ix) one member elected by the General Synod, nominated by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.
2) amend section 33 f) of the Constitution by adding a new subsection v) as follows:
v) in the case of a member elected under the provisions of subsection 33 a) ix), be filled by the Prolocutor, in consultation with the National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.
Source: Council of General Synod
Submitted by: the Acting General Secretary
Does this motion contain within it any financial implications? Yes __ No x
If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications? Yes __ No __
EXPLANATORY NOTE/BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
We have been in full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada since 2001. For several years that Church has been represented at meetings of the Council of the General Synod by a ‘partner’ who has had voice but no vote. The Council of the General Synod recommends that the ELCIC nominate a member for election by the General Synod to its Council. The member so elected will be a voting member of the Council.
PROCEDURE REQUIRED FOR ADOPTION:
This resolution must be passed by a two-thirds majority in each Order at this session of the General Synod.