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Officer Composition: Writing Congregational Bylaws
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Sample Provisions

Example 1: At each annual meeting there shall be chosen by ballot a President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer, all of whom shall hold their offices for one (1) year and until their successors have been elected and qualified, and who shall perform the duties usually pertaining to these offices.

Example 2: The officers of the Church are the President, the Vice President, the Treasurer and the Secretary.

Example 3: The Officers are the elected leaders of the Church. The four Officers are President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Only a voting member who has been a member of the church for at least two (2) years may serve as an Officer. Officers shall serve for a term of one (1) year, or until their successors are elected and qualified. Terms of Officers shall coincide with the fiscal year.

Example 4: At each annual meeting, there shall be elected a president-elect and a secretary or treasurer. The president-elect shall succeed to the presidency at the end of his or her term. The term of office shall be one (1) year for the president and the president-elect. The secretary shall be elected on odd years and the treasurer on even years. The term of office shall be for two (2) years for the secretary and treasurer.

Example 5: The officers of the church shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and two (2) Assistant Treasurers.

Example 6: Officers of the Church shall be President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Board of Trustees shall elect from within their membership a President and Vice President; and shall appoint a Secretary and a Treasurer, that are certified members of the church and that are not elected members of the Board.

Example 7: From among its own members, the Board of Trustees shall elect a President, Vice President, Program Liaison, and Secretary, all of whom shall hold their offices for one (1) year. The Board shall elect a Treasurer either from its own membership or from the membership of the congregation. If the elected Treasurer is not already a member of the Board, he or she shall be made a non-voting member of the Board of Trustees.

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