ARTICLE XIV - ELECTIONS
In consideration of elections the Nominating Committee shall present at least one name for each office to be filled. Other nominations may be made from the membership. The officers shall be elected by ballot at the annual meeting. Where only one name is presented the ballot may be waived by unanimous vote.
Bylaw Article XIV � Elections
A. THOSE TO BE ELECTED: Those to be elected at the annual congregational meeting shall be the (Sample 1: the elders) (Sample 2: the elders, officers, and one member at large (Sample 3: The Board of Elders, Financial Board [including the officers and two members at large]
*Note: Churches may want to include others such as the presidents for Alliance Women and Alliance Men
B. NOMINATIONS FROM THE MEMBERSHIP: Any active member of the membership may nominate any person for an elected position according to the following:
1. Prior to approaching the nominee the Member checks with the Nominating Committee to be certain that the nominee meets any eligibility requirements to their satisfaction.
2. The nominee has given their consent prior to the election.
3. Once the Nominating Committee has completed its work and rendered its report, an OFFICIAL BALLOT will be prepared for use at the annual meeting. The Official Ballot will contain the names as presented for each position by the Nominating Committee. Further, those names presented by the membership that meets the required criteria will also be placed on the Official Ballot. However, they will be identified by an asterisk (*), and an appropriate footnote explanation that they were nominated by the membership.
4. There will be no nominations received from the floor during the election process.
A. PLURALITY: Where required, the election shall be based on the rule of plurality.
B. TERM OF OFFICE.
- Elected members of the Board of Elders shall serve for a period of three years and shall commence office immediately following the election process. They may not serve more than two-two year terms in succession. The election shall be so arranged so that approximately one half of the Board of Elders is elected annually.
- The Board of Elders shall have the authority to appoint qualified persons to fulfill unexpired terms of those elected persons as necessary.
ARTICLE XV REVERSION OF PROPERTY
Recognizing the purposes of the members of this congregation to support both the doctrines and the mission of The Christian and Missionary Alliance through the contributions of their tithes, offerings, and special gifts, and to ensure that the future use of such assets and real property as this church may from time to time acquire shall not be diverted from this purpose, this church adopts the following property protection clause.
1. Property Reversions. Any of the following shall constitute a "reversionary event": (a) the decision or action of this church to disaffiliate or otherwise separate itself from The Christian and Missionary Alliance without the prior written approval of such decision or action by the District Executive Committee (or its equivalent) of the district in which this church is located, or (b) the failure for any reason of this church to be subject to or abide by any of the purposes, usage�s, doctrines, or teachings of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, or (c) the failure for any reason of this church to qualify as an "accredited church" of The Christian and Missionary Alliance (as such term is defined in the Bylaws of The Christian and Missionary Alliance), or (d) the termination of this church's existence for any reason.
2. Determination of Reversionary Event. The determination of whether a reversionary event has occurred shall be considered and decided by the District Executive Committee (or its equivalent) of the district of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in which this church is located in accordance with procedures established from time to time by the Board of Managers of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. The decision of such District Executive Committee (or its equivalent) shall be final and binding on The Christian and Missionary Alliance, the district of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in which this church is located, and this church and may not be challenged by any party in the absence of fraud, collusion, or arbitrariness.
3. Consequences of Reversionary Event. Upon the occurrence of a reversionary event as determined in accordance with 2. above, legal title to all real and personal property (tangible and intangible), appurtenances, fixtures, and effects of whatever type then owned, held or used by this church, without regard to how or from whom acquired shall, upon the demand of the district of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in which this church is located, revert to and become the property of such district of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. During the period of time between the occurrence of the reversionary event and the complete and final transfer of legal title to the district of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in which the church is located, this church shall hold such property in trust for such district to be used exclusively to further the purposes, usages, doctrines, and teachings of The Christian and Missionary Alliance.