Canon IX: The Standing Committee

Canon IX: The Standing Committee

Section 1. The Standing Committee of the Diocese shall consist of six clerical members of the Convention and six lay members who are communicants of The Episcopal Church in the Diocese and each member of the Committee shall continue in office until a successor has been elected. Clerical members and lay members of the Standing Committee shall be elected by the Annual Convention each year for the term of three years. The term is renewable once for an additional three years, if elected by Annual Convention. Upon the completion of two consecutive three-year terms, no member of the Standing Committee shall be eligible for reelection to said Committee until the expiration of one year.

Section 2. The Standing Committee shall choose from its own number a President and a Secretary. Any seven members of the Committee shall be a quorum. In case of a vacancy in the Standing Committee, the remaining members shall have power to fill such vacancy until the next Annual Convention, at which time the Convention shall elect a member to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term.

Section 3. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Standing Committee to keep a record of its proceedings, and to provide a report of its proceedings to the Secretary of Convention for distribution to the members of Annual Convention at least four (4) weeks before the Convention. The report shall specify the time and place of each meeting of the Committee during the year; the number present; the names of persons recommended to the Bishop to be admitted Candidates for Holy Orders, or to be ordained Deacon or Priests; and the substance of all other matters which shall have been brought before them; and such report shall be included in the Journal of Convention.