The Program Committee presented the following for consideration:
That the General Synod enter into an agreement with the Anglican Church Women that the Anglican Church Women amalgamate with General Synod so that any future legacies may be paid into the funds of the Church.
That NEC authorize Chancellor R.H. Soward to prepare a legal agreement by which ACW and General Synod can assure that any future legacies may be paid into the funds of General Synod in harmony with the continuing concerns of ACW. CARRIED
RESOLVED That Canon IX, Part 3, be amended as follows:
(1) To strike out the word "three" in clause (e) of subsection (1) of Section 23, and substitute the word "two" so that such clause will read as follows:
"(e) Two members of the Board of Finance appointed by the Board."
(2) To strike out the word "Two" in clause (f) of subsection (1) of Section 23 and substitute the word "one" so that such clause will read:
"(f) The General Secretary and one member of the Executive Committee of the Department of Missions."
(3) To add the following as clause (i):
"(i) Four members, not necessarily members of the Synod, appointed by the Budget Committee at its first meeting following a Session of the Synod."
(4) To add to subsection (4) of Section 23 the following words "or its Executive Committee", so that it will read:
"(4) The members of the Committee shall be entitled to receive their travelling expenses when attending meetings of the committee or its Executive Committee."
(5) To add a new subsection to Section 23 to read as follows:
"(5) The Committee at its first meeting following a session of the Synod shall appoint an executive committee consisting of the chairman, the secretary, and eight other members and such executive committee shall carry on the work of the Budget Committee between regular meetings thereof and shall act for the committee in cases of emergency and in matters referred to it by the committee.
Mrs. W.G. Waugh spoke about the two resolutions being presented at this time. She referred Synod to the Reports of Anglican Church Women, and highlighted the ways in which their work is to be picked up after integration to ensure the continuance of valid ACW concerns.
1. within the terms of their original purpose, authority for the use of the Anglican Church Women Trust and Reserve Funds be transferred to the Administration and Finance Committee, and
2. the non-operating funds of Anglican Church Women be maintained as separate accounts under the authority and direction of the Administration and Finance Committee, with annual reports of the operation of the funds being made to the National Executive Council.
That the first three lines of Clause (a) of subsection 3 of section 28 of the Constitution be deleted and that the following be substituted in lieu thereof:
"(a) The necessary travelling expenses of members of the Synod elected (or appointed) thereto, attending a session of the Synod on the scale determined from time to time by the Board of Finance; provided however that...etc., etc." (See pp. 22, 92). RESOLVED Message L-2.
Message U 2 -- The Upper House concurs in Messages L 1, L 2, L 3, L 4, L 5. (See pp. 11, 12, 13, 92.)
Message L-2 -- Expenses of the Synod
That it be resolved to delete the first three lines of Clause (a) of subsection 3 of Section 28 of the Constitution ("Expenses of the Synod") and to substitute the following in lieu thereof:
(a) The necessary travelling expenses of members of the Synod elected (or appointed) thereto, attending a session of the Synod on the scale determined from time to time by the Board of Finance; provided however that...etc., etc." (See p. 12).
The Upper House concurs in Message L-2 of the Lower House, (See p. 22.) N.B. See also U-7, item (1) and reply thereto in Message L-36) (pp. 29, 30.)
"Editor's note: The following document was produced by Terry Thompson, General Synod Archivist and the Rev. Glen Kent, chair of the Archives committee to explain the impact of cost cutting in the national church. Given the long-standing partnership between the General Synod Archives and the Canadian Church Historical Society (founded 1949) in publishing this journal since 1950 we thought the membership would appreciate this news, released 16 June 1994" (p. 111).
"As you are all aware at its May  meeting the National Executive Committee mandated severe budget cuts for the General Synod Apportionment and Assessment Budgets. The results of this action for the General Synod archives budget are as follows: a) the 1994 budget will be reduced to $200,000 from the previously authorized $225,500; b) the 1995 budget will be $170,000; c) the 1996 budget will be $169,000. The result of this action is the elimination of two positions, the half-time program assistant, Graeme Burk and the archives technician, Laurel Parson" (p. 111). "Immediately there will be changes in the way in which the archives offers records management services to staff. The total downsizing of Church House Staff is not yet known but includes at least 15 positions and extensive realignment of work in all programs and administrative areas. We will be working hard to ensure an orderly transfer of records of the General Synod to the archives in the next few months but recognize that back-logs in processing must increase dramatically" (p. 112).
(1) That before each Session of General Synod, the Primate and the Prolocutor in consultation with the Chairman of the Administration and Finance Committee appoint a Sessional Committee to be responsible for implementing Rule of order 21 with respect to spending motions for which sources of funds have not been identified prior to the Synod Session.
(2) That before each Session of General Synod, a report be provided to the Synod, by or through the Administration and Finance Committee, as to whether the money proposed to be spent as a result of motions to be brought before the Synod is available or, if not, what steps should be taken to provide such money should such motions be adopted.
Letter to the editor from Dean Peter Wall responding to the September letters which implied that the decision to hold General Synod in a hotel was a deliberate attempt to exclude smaller, conservative dioceses.