Anglican Churchmen in the Diocese of Huron
CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
ARTICLE 1 - NAME
The name of this organization
The Brotherhood of Anglican
Churchmen in the Diocese of Huron.
ARTICLE 2 - AIMS AND OBJECTS
To build a growing Christian
Community in which the men of the Diocese may receive spiritual refreshment,
share Christian fellowship and concerns with one another, and be encouraged
- Show by a living example our belief in our faith;
UNITE - Unite
Anglican Churchmen in a common effort by encouraging an appreciation of and
a loyalty toward the whole Church;
GROW - Pledge
ourselves to regular Church attendance and to active participation in the
life and work of our Church;
LEAD - Aid and
encourage all the youth of our Church to play their full part in the Church'
EXTEND - Render all possible assistance to Church extension, by bringing the Cross of Christ
to un-churched hearts and places.
ARTICLE 3 - OFFICERS
There shall be an Honorary
President who shall be the Bishop of the Diocese and Honorary Vice-President(s)
who shall be the Bishop(s) Co-adjutor and/or Suffragan of the Diocese, and
they shall be members ex-officio of all committees.
There shall be a Chaplain who
shall be appointed by the Bishop and who shall be accorded all rights and
privileges of membership.
addition, there shall be the following elected officers:
(c) Second Vice-President,
(d) Recording Secretary,
Membership and Communications Secretary.
COMMITTEE AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
There shall be an Executive
Committee consisting of the elected officers, the Chaplain, and the
There shall be an Executive
Council consisting of the Executive Committee and the Presidents of the
Deanery Brotherhoods, and one other representative from each Deanery who
shall be elected by that Deanery.
Deanery Presidents and the Deanery Representatives shall each be directly
responsible to the President for Executing the general policies of the
Brotherhood, particularly those affecting membership, finance, public
relations and publicity, in the Deanery they represent.
Executive Council shall:
direct the affairs of the Brotherhood;
a budget to be prepared at the beginning of each year;
approve the incurring of expenses in the name of the Brotherhood;
all vacancies in office occurring between Annual Meetings;
the power to convene general meetings of the Brotherhood;
any vacancies existing in Deanery representation where said Deanery has
failed to elect representatives; and
delegate to the Executive Committee authority to conduct the affairs of the
There shall be an Advisory
Committee consisting of the Past-Presidents of the Diocesan Executive
Council and which shall be chaired by the Second Vice-President or such
other person as may be appointed by the President.
The Advisory Committee shall
consider and make recommendations on such matters as may be referred to it
from time to time by the President or on such matters as it may deem
ARTICLE 5 - DUTIES OF
THE PRESIDENT shall preside at
all Annual and Special Meetings of the Diocesan Chapter of the Brotherhood,
as well as at all meetings of the Executive Committee and the Executive
Council, and shall perform the duties usual to the office of President. He
shall be a member ex-officio of all Diocesan Committees of the Brotherhood.
THE VICE-PRESIDENTS shall
assume the executive duties at the direction of the President in his
absence, and shall assist him in directing the overall policies of the
Brotherhood. They shall also assume any other duties delegated by the
THE RECORDING SECRETARY
keep the minutes of all meetings of the Diocesan Brotherhood, Executive
Committee and Executive Council, and distribute them as considered
b) notify members of their
appointment or election to standing or special' committees;
c) collect and preserve all
books, papers, letters and documents relatIng to, or of interest to, the
d) perform such other duties
in the nature of his office as may be assigned to him by the President, the
Executive Committee, or Executive Council.
custody of the funds of the Brotherhood, which funds shall be deposited with
a bank or trust company which is a member of the Canadian Deposit Insurance
report at each Annual Meeting and at each meeting of the Executive Committee
or Executive Council, upon the financial standing of the Brotherhood;
c) perform such other duties
as the nature of his office may require, or as may be assigned to him by the
Executive Committee or the Executive Council.
MEMBERSHIP AND COMMUNICATIONS SECRETARY shall:
October of each year, mail membership forms to each Chapter;
annual membership lists and fees from Chapters and transfer those fees to
maintain a correct listing of members and Chapters, along with a listing of
maintain a correct listing of members of Diocesan Council;
and maintain regular communications with every Chapter in the Diocese and
with members of Diocesan Council;
regular reports to Diocesan Council on his areas of responsibility;
such other duties as may be assigned to him by the Executive Committee or
ARTICLE 6 - AUDITORS
Auditor(s) shall be elected at the Annual Meeting of the Brotherhood. They
shall audit the books and accounts of the Brotherhood, and submit a report
to the Annual Meeting.
ARTICLE 7 - MEMBERSHIP
Membership shall be
open to men and boys who subscribe to the Aims and Objects of the
Brotherhood, and who have paid their membership fees. Members shall be
issued a membership card which shall be uniform throughout the Diocese. A
membership pin will be available for purchase by the members.
Clergymen of the
Anglican Church of Canada, resident in the Diocese, shall be encouraged to
participate in all activities of the Brotherhood. They shall be welcome at
all functions and meetings which they are able to attend and shall be
accorded full rights and privileges of membership.
ARTICLE 8 - FEES
The annual membership fees
shall be set by the membership at the Annual Meeting, and shall be due and
payable on December 31st for the ensuing membership year.
ARTICLE 9 - NOMINATIONS AND
member of the Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen in the Diocese, in good
standing, shall be eligible for election to any office.
elected positions shall be for a one-year term. The President, the first
Vice-President, and the Second Vice-President shall not hold their
respective offices for more than two years in succession. This restriction
shall not apply to the Secretaries or to the Treasurer.
consent of the nominee shall be obtained before his nomination.
President shall appoint, prior to each Annual Meeting, a Nominating ADVANCE
\u 1Committee of three to five members to be selected by him.
Nominating Committee shall nominate candidates for each of the following
offices: President; First Vice-President; Second Vice-President; Recording
Secretary; Treasurer; Membership and Communications Secretary; Auditor(s).
Nominating Committee shall submit its report at the Annual Meeting. Further
nominations from the floor shall be requested.
nominations are closed, the method of voting shall be decided by a motion of
the membership.. Only members present at the Annual Meeting shall be
entitled to vote.
The Annual Meeting of the
Brotherhood shall be held not later than April 30th. It shall be convened
at the call of the President, and at such time and place as may be
designated by the Executive Committee. It shall receive the reports of the
Officers and Committees of the Brotherhood and deal with all other general
or specific matters relating to the affairs of the Brotherhood.
Notice of all Annual and
Special Meetings shall be given through all Chapter Presidents and members
of Executive Council not less than thirty (30) days in advance of the date
set for such meetings. Said notice shall include the date, time and place
for such meetings and shall also include notice of such business as is to be
The Executive Council shall
meet from time to time at the call of the President, or upon receipt by the
President of written request from five (5) members of Council.
ARTICLE 11 - QUORUM
Twenty-five (25) members shall
constitute a quorum at all meetings of the Diocesan Brotherhood.
Eight (8) members shall
constitute a quorum at all meetings of the Executive Council.
Four (4) members shall
constitute a quorum at all meetings of the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE 12 - VOTING
At all meetings, each member
present shall have one vote. In case of a tie, the Chairman shall have the
authority to cast a deciding ballot.
ARTICLE 13 - CHANGES IN
CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
The Constitution and By-Laws
may be amended, repealed or added to at any Annual or Special General
Meeting of the Brotherhood upon the affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of
the members present ADVANCE \d 2, ADVANCE \u 2provided the full text of
such proposed amendments, repeals or additions shall have been given to
ADVANCE \u 1all Chapters at least thirty (30) days before the date of such
meeting, and ADVANCE \d 1 provided notice of the meeting has been given in
accordance with the provision in Article 10.
Proposed amendments, repeals
or additions must be in the hands of the Recording Secretary at least sixty
(60) days prior to such Annual or Special Meeting.
ARTICLE 14 – FISCAL YEAR
The fiscal year of the
Diocesan Brotherhood shall be from January 1st to December 31st.
Revised approved at Annual
Meeting - 2012 Conference
April 21, 2012