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2929 F.M 972 (at F.M. 1105)
Walburg, Texas 78626

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Notice of 2017 Proposed Constitution Changes

During the October 15, 2017 Annual Congregational Meeting, St. Peter Voting Members will review and take action on several proposed changes to the 2013 St. Peter LCMC Constitution. Due to the length of the document, we strongly encourage members to review the proposals prior to the meeting.

The St. Peter LCMC Constitution was drafted in 2012 and approved by the Congregation in January 2013. The 2013 Constitution needs some updates. Major issues with the 2013 Constitution:


Other proposed changes document standard operating procedures. These include:


The St. Peter Council agreed on August 8, 2017 to submit the revisions shown in the above 2017 draft document for Congregation review & approval at the October 15, 2017 Annual Meeting.



The proposed 2017 changes will incorporate building use rules and wedding guidelines into the Bylaws. These documents are provided at the links below.

Draft Constitution Oct 2017 Constitution Jan2013

Click to review the
Approved 2013 St. Peter LCMC Constitution

WeddingGuidelines2017

Official
St. Peter Wedding Guidelines

Building Use 2017

Official
St. Peter Building Use Rules and Request Form

Click to compare the 2017 Draft Changes to the St. Peter
Constitution & Bylaws with the 2013 Constitution

Ballot Questions for Proposed 2017 Changes to 2013 Constitution & Bylaws
of St. Peter Lutheran Church of Walburg, Texas

CONSTITUTION


Vote 1:  Yea or Nay

Throughout document. Change every instance of ‘active member’ & ‘voting member’ to ‘Voting Member


Vote 2: Yea or Nay

Page 6, Article 4. Change Congregation’s oversight duties from ‘property’ to ‘real property


Vote 3: Yea or Nay

Pages 8-9, Article 7. Update membership classifications & rules for termination as shown.


Vote 4:  Yea or Nay

Page 11, Article 9. Supplement mailed notifications with ‘or email (when available)


Vote 5: Yea or Nay

Page 12, Article 11.2. Change maximum number of Council members from ‘eight’ to ‘nine


Vote 6: Yea or Nay

Page 13, Article 11.4. Modify Council spending authority as shown in 11.4.c, 11.4.d, 11.4.f & 11.4.g.


Vote 7:  Yea or Nay

Page 13, Article 11.6. Establish rules for annual roster review in the ‘Bylaws


Vote 8: Yea or Nay

Page 13, Article 11.12. Establish Council authority (rather than default Congregation authority) to manage facility use requests in line with historic procedures


Vote 9: Yea or Nay

Page 15, Article 13. Clarify reason for revoking disciplinary actions





Ballot Questions for Proposed 2017 Changes to 2013 Constitution & Bylaws
of St. Peter Lutheran Church of Walburg, Texas

BYLAWS


Vote 10:  Yea or Nay

Page 18, Section 3. Allow alternate date in October for Annual meeting


Vote 11: Yea or Nay

Page 18, Section 4.B.3. Change maximum from eight to nine Council members, consistent with Article 11.2


Vote 12: Yea or Nay

Page 20-23, Section 6. Establish standing committees and organizations with duties as required in Art. 3.5


Vote 13:  Yea or Nay

Page 24, Section 7. Clarify rules for managing inactive members on roster, including transfers lacking paperwork


Vote 14: Yea or Nay

Page 24, Section 8. In addition to spouse, allow ‘young children living within the Member’s home’ to be buried at the cemetery.


Vote 15: Yea or Nay

Page 25, Section 9. Add Cemetery Fund rules as approved by the Congregation on 11/11/2015.


Vote 16:  Yea or Nay

Page 25, Section 10. Establish rules for disposition of Memorial Funds to match existing procedures & support Article 11.4.f


Vote 17: Yea or Nay

Page 26, Section 11. Establish procedures for how Council shall manage facility & property use requests in alignment with current procedures, and supporting Article 11.12

Download a copy of the Ballot questions for the Constitution change

2017 1015 Constitution Revision Ballot v1.pdf