That in line 2 of Subsection 2 of Section 4 (Duties of the Honorary Treasurer) of Canon IX (Handbook, p.114) the words, "annual session of the Executive Council and at each," be deleted, so that said Subsection 2 will read:
"2. He shall present statements of account duly audited by the Synod auditors at each...session of the Synod, etc." CARRIED in both Houses.
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon IX
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Honorary Treasurer
That in Appendix A, "Membership", the following be deleted: `That in the case of the Administration and Finance Committee, the membership be as above stated with the addition of the Honorary Treasurer as an Ex-officio member.' CARRIED IN BOTH HOUSES
[Recorded as No. 59 in Acts of Synod, p. 68. List of Acts includes actions which are NOT resolutions/acts.]
To amend Section 4 of the Declaration of Principles (Handbook, p.16) by adding the following as subsection (5) thereof, and re-numbering the present section (5) as (6):
"(5) The Honorary Treasurer and the General Secretary of the Synod, if not elected or appointed as members of the Lower House, under subsection (1) hereof, shall be ex officio members of the Synod, without the right to vote." CARRIED Message L-20.
[T]hat we extend to Mr. Thomas Wilding the sincere thanks of General Synod for his many years of devoted and painstaking service as Honorary Treasurer and our best wishes for improved health. CARRIED in Both Houses
That, in the Constitution, Article VIII, National Executive Council, be amended by deleting from subsection 1, section 35, National Executive Council, the words, `d) Honorary Treasurer', and substituting `d) the Registrar.' CARRIED IN BOTH HOUSES
[Recorded as No. 63 in Acts of Synod, p. 69. List of Acts includes actions which are NOT resolutions/acts.]
The subject of discontinuing the office of Honorary Treasurer and deleting all reference to that office was then brought on the floor.
That section 18 of section ** of the Constitution of General Synod, and section 4 of Part 1 of Canon VI, be deleted. CARRIED IN BOTH HOUSES
[**N.B. Text in pointed brackets changed as per note on three page document titled "Journal of Proceedings 25th Session of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada : Errors, Omissions and Changes in Minutes and Legal Enactments of General Synod" i.e. "Page 33 -- In the 3rd Motion on Friday morning, January 29, the reference to Section 18 of Section I of the Constitution should be to Section 18 of Section III of the Constitution".]
[Recorded as No. 53 in Acts of Synod, p. 68. List of Acts includes actions which are NOT resolutions/acts.]
That the Report of the Consolidated Trust Fund, with the financial statements attached, and the Auditors' Report, be received. CARRIED
Moved by Chancellor Soward, seconded by Capt. E.T.C. Orde, That this Executive Council of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada expresses its sincere sorrow at the sudden death of Robin Lionel Crombie, who since January 1, 1955 had served the General Synod as its Honorary Treasurer with great ability and faithfulness. For many years Mr. Crombie was a lay member of the Synod of Toronto, serving on its Executive Committee, its Finance and Investment Committees. To the deliberations of these several bodies Mr. Crombie, with his genial and engaging personality, brought singular gifts of sound judgment, devotion and self-sacrificing willingness. When called upon to accept the post of Honorary Treasurer of General Synod, he accepted in a spirit of devotion to his Church which is an example to all of us. During his tenure of office great developments in co-ordinating the financial administration of Church House took place and Mr. Crombie's wide business experience was of inestimable value in bringing about these changes.
We thank God for his life of devotion, service and witness and we extend to Mrs. Crombie and his grandson our deep and warm sympathy in their great sorrow.
The motion was CARRIED and memorial prayers were said by the Primate.