That the meeting of the Council of the General Synod be adjourned. CARRIED #22-11-00
The meeting of the Council of General Synod reconvened after a brief meeting of the Board of Management of the Missionary Society of the Anglican Church of Canada.
(Note: Minutes of the MSCC Board of Management meeting are attached as Appendix D).
Meeting of the Board of Management of the Missionary Society of the Anglican Church of Canada
November 19, 2000
Present: Members of the Council of the General Synod, and Officers of the Society, as listed in the minutes of the November 17-19, 2000 meeting of the Council of General Synod (attached).
Moved by: Mrs. Diane Brookes
Seconded by: Archbishop Terence Finlay
That the meeting of the Board of Management of the Missionary Society of the Anglican Church of Canada be convened. CARRIED
Delegation of Decision-Making Authority to Officers (046-01-11-00)
It was reported that it may be necessary for the MSCC to make decisions that parallel or follow those made by the General Synod as discussions with the government unfold in the months ahead. To enable appropriate actions to be taken, it was
Moved by: Archdeacon Jim Boyles
Seconded by: Mr. Jim Cullen
a) That the Board of Management of MSCC authorize the Officers of the Society to make any necessary decisions that are time driven relating to the residential schools litigation issues that arise prior to the March 2001 meeting of the Board, and
That between its November and Marc meetings, the Board of Management delegate decision-making authority with respect to financial viability of the Society to the Officers of the Society, and
b) That actions be communicated to members of the Board. CARRIED
Appointment of President
Moved by: Mr. Jim Sweeny
Seconded by: Chancellor Ron Stevenson
That the Primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, be appointed as the President of the Board of Management of the Missionary Society of the Anglican Church of Canada. CARRIED
The Officers of the Board of Management of the Missionary Society of the Anglican Church of Canada are:
President Archbishop Michael Peers, Primate
Secretary Archdeacon Jim Boyles, General Secretary of the General Synod
Executive Secretary Dr. Eleanor Johnson, Director of Partnerships
Treasurer Mr. Jim Cullen, Treasurer of the General Synod
That Section 3a) of Canon #3 be amended by deleting the word "election" and inserting the word "installation". CARRIED Act 12
Rev. David Johnson rose on a point of order and questioned if the motion would take effect on prorogation. Chancellor Stevenson responded that in accordance with Section 24 of the `Constitution of the General Synod - Procedure and Practice', "all enactments of the General Synod shall come into force and operation as soon as passed".
Mr. Philip Poole presented the report of David Barnes and Associates on National Consultations, which had considered the question "How will our Church finance itself so that it can continue in some form into the future and be in a strong position to carry out its ministry and mission ?" He noted that three themes had emerged: 1) Stewardship Education, 2) A National Fundraising Campaign and 3) Other Options for Financing. The report listed people who had participated in the consultations and who had indicated their willingness to come forward in this area if they were invited to do so and also outlined possible next steps.
That this Council of General Synod authorizes the Financial Management and Development Committee to Commission a "feasibility study" for national fundraising [recognizing that a firm agreement with the government must be first achieved] for the purposes of:
1. developing financial resources to enable healing and reconciliation
2. supporting Dioceses affected by litigation
3. restoring financial health for the General Synod
and to report to General Synod 2001. CARRIED #43-03-01
The mover and seconder had agreed to the change of wording from "restoring the assets" to restoring "financial health" for the General Synod.