That the report of the Archives Committee be taken in conjunction with that of the Canadian Church Historical Society during the luncheon meeting of the Society on Wednesday, October 9th, and recorded as part of the business of the Executive Council. CARRIED
No. 73: Instructed the National Executive Council to develop detailed proposals for implementing the Church House Survey Report.
That items 5 and 6 in the Recommendations of the Church House Survey Committee; viz.,
"5. That the General Synod authorize the National Executive Council, in consultation with the Primate, to appoint a Co-ordinating Committee on Program Planning and Research, with Department Heads as Consultants, and with functions which include those of the present Unit of Research.
6. That the General Synod instruct the National Executive Council to report to the next session of General Synod, with recommended Canonical amendments; and, pending the enactment of Canonical changes, the Departments of General Synod be instructed to carry on their work and to co-ordinate their activities as requested by the National Executive Council to carry out the intent of this report."
be referred to the Church House Survey Committee for consideration and report in detail (as to implementation) to the next meeting of the National Executive Council. CARRIED
That the Primate, the Prolocutor, the Deputy-Prolocutor, the Ven. T.P. Crosthwait and the General Secretary be a committee to review the membership of the Church House Survey Committee, with power to appoint. CARRIED
Canon Latimer drew attention to the following resolution adopted at the June 15th, 1965 meeting of the Heads of Departments:
"That, in the event of the Church House Survey Committee's Document receiving the approval of General Synod, the Heads of Departments aske the Central Executive what machinery it plans to set up in order to implement the Document, and what will be the relation of the present Heads of Departments to the (machinery) / (committee) being set up."
The Council felt it could not answer this question at the present time, and held over the resolution for discussion at the next meeting.
AGREED: To hold over consideration of Acts Nos. 72 and 73 until the next meeting.
That this National Executive Council would like to bring to the attention of the S.P.C.K. the importance of reverting to the practice of publishing the names of the dioceses and the bishops of the Anglican Communion in their Churchman's Pocket Book and Diary. CARRIED
(B1) Dr. D.J. Broadwell, on behalf of the Special Salary Committee appointed at the February meeting, reported that a meeting of the Committee had been held on April 27, 1966. This Committee now proposed the following resolutions for consideration:
That when the new Church House structure has taken form there be conducted a professional and independent evaluation by Management Consultants of all positions in Church House, with job analysis and description, with a view to establishing a continuing policy on staff relations, working conditions and income, and a personnel structure to administer this policy. CARRIED
(B2) Pending the job evaluation proposed in Resolution (1), it was moved [and seconded].
That the Heads of Departments be advised that maximum salaries for Associate General Secretaries, Associate Secretaries, Assistant Secretary or Treasurer (Categories A, B1, B2) be raised by $500 retroactive to January 1, 1966, providing the Departments concerned first satisfy the Board of Finance that savings can be achieved to cover their recommendations within their present budgets. CARRIED
In considering the location for the 24th Session of General Synod, the Council was reminded that Regina had been suggested for 1967 but, due to building problems, had requested that they be considered for the 1969 Session.
That the General Secretary be asked to consult with the Rt. Rev. G.F.C. Jackson regarding the invitation from him on behalf of the Diocese of Qu'Appelle for the 1969 meeting of General Synod, when suitable buildings at the University would be available. Then, in the light of Bishop Jackson's wishes for General Synod in 1969 or possibly 1971, the matter be referred to the Committee on Organization for consideration and report to the National Executive Council. CARRIED
The Rt. Rev. H.R. Hunt, Chairman of the Agenda Committee, reported that due consideration was being given to criticisms expressed at the last General Synod regarding General Synod procedures and the hope expressed that in future Sessions less time would be allowed to speakers in presenting Departmental reports, with more time given for debate on resolutions. The Committee has agreed that at the beginning of the next General Synod a resolution will be presented to receive all reports printed in the Convening Circular, with only those having resolutions calling for action brought in later in the Session for debate. Further study is being given to other General Synod procedures.
That the report be received. CARRIED
Mr. J.W. Graham, Vice-Chairman of the Organization Committee, reported that this Committee considered that the Agenda Committee should take primary responsibility for action to be taken on General Synod procedures, and that the Organization Committee would cooperate to the fullest extent with the Agenda Committee.