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Resolutions

 

Submitting a Resolution

Resolutions to the 2022 South Georgia Annual Conference will be received through noon on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Resolutions must be submitted both by email (Word Document containing the text of the resolution) AND mail (copy of the resolution with original signatures) to the addresses listed below. 

 

Please be aware of the following requirements for resolutions to be presented to the Resolutions Committee.
 

  1. Resolutions must be submitted by the posted deadline of March 1, 2022.
     
  2. Resolutions must be signed by at least five persons, unless the resolution comes from an Administrative/Church Council. A resolution from an Administrative/Church Council must have a copy of the minutes of the meeting at which the resolution was approved by the Council attached to the resolution. These minutes must be signed by the Chair of the Administrative/Church Council, the Lay Leader, and the Lay Delegate to Annual Conference.
     
  3. Resolutions must include, in detail, information on any costs that the South Georgia Conference will be asked to bear if the resolution is passed by the Conference.
     
  4. Resolutions must be sent both to the SGA Conference Secretary and the Chair of the Committee on Resolutions to ensure that the resolutions meet the necessary requirements of our conference Standing Rules.  When a resolution has been deemed to meet the requirements, the resolution will then be properly prepared for work by the Resolutions Committee prior to the start of the annual conference session.  Any resolution that does not meet the requirements of the standing rules (see below) will be promptly returned to the author(s) with information on what should be adapted in order to meet the standing rule requirements.  Any resolution needing perfecting must be re-submitted electronically no later than noon on March 15, 2022 to be considered timely.   

Resolutions should be sent to both the Conference Secretary and the Chair of the Resolutions Committee, at the addresses below.

 

  1. Mailed to: Mrs. Meredyth Earnest, Conference Secretary, 1904 Lake Douglas Road, Bainbridge, GA 39819
  2. Emailed to Mrs. Meredyth Earnest, Conference Secretary: meredyth@sgaumc.com
  3. Mailed to: Rev. Doreen Smalls, Chair, Committee on Resolutions, 1602 Goff Circle, Cordele, Ga 31015
  4. Emailed to Rev. Doreen Smalls, Chair, Committee on Resolutions: doreen@sgaumc.com 

For questions about the resolutions process, please contact Rev. Doreen Smalls, chair of the Resolutions Committee, at doreen@sgaumc.com. 


Standing Rule 3.1.4. RESOLUTIONS AND PETITIONS

Resolutions from individuals or churches to the Annual Conference shall be referred to the Committee on Resolutions and shall be signed by at least five persons unless coming from an Administrative Board/Council.

Petitions to the General Conference of The United Methodist Church from individuals, churches and Annual Conference Committees/Commissions/Boards/Agencies, etc., which desire Annual Conference endorsement
shall be referred to the Committee on Resolutions.

Typed copies of the resolutions and petitions shall be sent by the established deadline to the Chair of the Committee on Resolutions and the Secretary of the Annual Conference. (See 3.3.3 for more information.)

Standing Rule 3.3.3. COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS

A Quadrennial Committee on Resolutions shall be named for the Annual Conference. It shall be composed of seven persons: three clergy and three laity, and a District Superintendent as Chairperson. The Committee on Nominations shall nominate the Committee, and the Conference shall elect. All resolutions from individuals or churches to the Annual Conference shall be referred to this Committee and shall be signed by at least five members unless coming from an Administrative Board/Council. Petitions going to General Conference through the Annual Conference shall be referred to this Committee. Action by the Conference upon the report of the Committee shall come no later than the next-to-the last day. Copies of resolutions shall be sent by the established deadline to the Chair of the Committee on Resolutions and the Secretary of the Annual Conference. The Committee shall receive, study and report on each Resolution to the Annual Conference with a recommendation to: "Concur", "Non-concur", "Revise", or "Refer".

 

Resolutions coming to the conference
after the established deadline will require the suspension of the rules to be properly before the conference. Also, the resolution presenters are responsible for printing 1200 copies for distribution. These late resolutions shall be distributed after the rules have been suspended and no later than the day before action is to be taken. (See 3.1.4 for more information.)

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