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Board Officer Policy

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The responsibilities are held in common by all officers and directors can be included in a general policy for board officers.

Sample Policies

Board members will attend all meetings. An absence may be excused by a vote of the board at the meeting where the absence occurs.

Board members will receive written reports a minimum of 48 hours before the meeting and will read the reports before the meeting. 

Discussions will include all board members sharing and listening deeply. Decisions will be made only after everyone feels that they have been heard. Decisions made by the board will be supported by individual board members. 

All officers shall represent the Church on appropriate occasions and perform all duties incident to the office and such other duties as may be requested by the Membership Committee, Stewardship Team, or Minister.

Ex officio members of the Board, including Church staff, make reports to the Board of Trustees. No ex officio member may propose motions or vote on proposed motions.

The board will create a covenant at its first meeting after any new member(s) join the board.

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