Proposed bylaw amendments to be voted on at Annual Meeting 2019

Annual meeting delegates will be asked to approve amendments to the Southwest Conference bylaws at the 2019 annual meeting to be held in Phoenix, AZ on April 4th,5th, and 6th.

Current Southwest Conference UCC Bylaws do not facilitate the application of SWC Travel Pool assistance for use by local church representatives who are required to participate at the Southwest Conference Mission and Church Vitality Committee Meetings. On November 15th, 2018 the Southwest Conference Executive Board enacted the following Bylaw amendment pending ratification at the next duly scheduled meeting of the Conference. The proposed amendment addresses lines 406-407 and reads as follows:

406 to attend the meetings of the MCVC; travel pool assistance may be made available

407 to congregations more than 150 miles from the meeting site.

In accordance with our bylaws amendment procedure, a vote to ratify the enacted amendment will be held on Saturday April 6th in Phoenix, Arizona at First Church UCC. A 2/3 vote of the delegates of the meeting is required to ratify the amendment. Discussion and further business regarding the amendment will be held in accord with the Conference meeting Standing Rules.

Copies of the proposed bylaw amendment as well as Southwest Conference Bylaws with full markup and current Conference Travel Pool Policy are available below. Please distribute the relevant information to your approved Annual Meeting delegates. For questions or comments please contact the Southwest Conference Office.