Proposed Amendments to Bylaws

10/24/00

 

            ARTICLE I

Membership

 

Section 1.    Application for membership shall be in writing stating the reasons for desiring membership and shall be accompanied by the verification of an ordained priest of Nova Domini Ecclesia quae est Nova Hierosolyma, The Lord's New Church Which is Nova Hierosolyma, verifying that the applicant is a member in good standing of the unincorporated ecclesiastical church.

 

            ARTICLE III

Board of Directors

 

Section 15.   No priest of the church is eligible to serve as a director, except insofar as the Executive Bishop is authorized by Article V, Section 7, to preside over meetings of the Corporation and Board and to cast a deciding vote on matters where the Board is evenly divided. 

 

Section 16.   No more than two directors of the Board may be either (a) employees or spouses of employees of the Corporation or of the unincorporated ecclesiastical body known as "Nova Domini Ecclesia quae est Nova Hierosolyma, The Lord's New Church Which Is Nova Hierosolyma"or any part of the Church whether incorporated or unincorporated; or (b) persons who receive more than thirty percent of their gross income from the Corporation or the unincorporated church or any part of the Church incorporated or unincorporated.

 

ARTICLE V

Officers of the Corporation

 

Section 1.   The officers of the Corporation shall be a Chairman, a President, a Secretary and a Treasurer and such other officers as may be appointed in accordance with the provisions of section 3 of this Article. It shall not be necessary for the officers to be Directors, but the President and one Vice President, shall be elected from among the members of the corporation.  It shall not be necessary for an Acting Secretary or an Acting Treasurer to be elected from among the members of the Corporation.

 

Section 7.   The Executive Bishop shall be Chairman of the Corporation.  The Executive Bishop or his designee shall preside over all meetings of the Corporation and of the Board of Directors.  The Chairman shall have no vote on matters presented to the Board, except that the Chairman or his designee shall have the power to cast a deciding vote on matters on which the Board is evenly divided.