Consent Agenda–Spring Annual Meeting May 12, 2012
Explanation of a “Consent Agenda”
Purpose: To make more efficient and effective the way information is presented and votes are taken during the meeting; to free the agenda for more substantive considerations.
Mechanics: All agenda items that are conducive to being understood and decided without discussion (because they are self-explanatory or repetitive from meeting to meeting) are voted as a cluster. Instead of multiple individual votes, a single vote is taken, and the individual suggested actions are recorded in the minutes at the point in the agenda where the item appears. Any voting member has the opportunity to remove any item from the consent agenda and place that item on the regular agenda. No reason for the removal from the consent agenda has to be given.
- Rules of Procedure
Suggested Action: The Conference adopts the Rules of Procedure for the Annual Meeting as presented. The goal of these rules is to allow for maximum participation by our members while keeping the meeting within reasonable time limits.
- The Spring Meeting is considered a portion of the Annual Meeting of the Conference.
- The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors is the Business Committee for the meeting.
- Visitors are welcome and encouraged to participate in the non-business plenaries, forums and workshops. Those defined in Article I of the Conference Bylaws comprise the voting members for the purpose of the business session. (Bylaws may be found at www.ctucc.org in the section “About Us.”)
- Only business announced in the Call to the Spring Meeting will be considered unless the voting members choose by a two-thirds vote to place an item on the agenda. In order to receive consideration for such a vote, such matters must be placed in the hands of the Registrar by a voting member before the meeting convenes, or up until 9:00 A.M. on the day of the meeting. Any item so voted at the beginning of the business plenary will be taken up at the end of the plenary session, following consideration of all previously announced matters, unless the Business Committee determines otherwise.
- Adoption of Annual Meeting Agenda
Suggested Action: The Conference adopts the Agenda as printed and distributed to the delegates in their packets.
- Nominations from the Conference Nominating Committee:
Suggested Action: Upon nomination of the Nominating Committee, the Conference Spring Annual Meeting of 2012 elects the following Officers of the Connecticut Conference:
Moderator: The Rev. Timothy E. Haut, Deep River (Middlesex Association)
Assistant Moderator: Ms. Kathryn Peterson, Bolton (Tolland Association)
Treasurer: Ms. Lynn Cripe, Watertown (Naugatuck Valley Association)
Scribe: The Rev. Eric Fistler, West Suffield, (Hartford Association)
Conference Preacher: The Rev. Alison Buttrick-Patton, (Farmington Valley Association*)
Alternate Conference Preacher: The Rev. Jeffrey Crews, (New Haven Association)
Suggested Action: Upon nomination of the Nominating Committee, the Conference Spring Annual Meeting of 2012 elects the following people to the Board of Directors:
Class of 2013:
Class of 2014:
Class of 2015: Mr. Keith Roberts, Newtown, (Fairfield East Association)
Class of 2015: The Rev. Mark Abernethy, South Windsor, (Hartford East Association)
Class of 2015: The Rev. Bridget Fidler, Suffield, (Hartford Association)
Class of 2015:
Class of 2015:
(The Nominating Committee of the Conference is working on filling the blank spaces before the Spring Meeting.)
*Denotes pastor is in transition to a new church in Connecticut.
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