Resolutions Guidelines for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Georgia Baptist Convention
The 196th Annual Meeting of the Executive Committee to the Georgia Baptist Convention will be held at North Metro First Baptist Church, 1026 Old Peachtree Road, NE, Lawrenceville, GA 30043 on November 13-14, 2017.
The office of Dr. John Bryan will accept resolutions for the 2017 annual convention until November 7, 2017. Please mail them to the address below or send via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy to email@example.com .
Georgia Baptist Mission Board
6405 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097
All resolutions are to be submitted according to Standing Rule No. 16 and, in order to be considered by the Resolutions Committee, are due at the recording secretary’s desk no later than the conclusion of the Monday evening session. This will allow time for the Committee on Resolutions to consider all proposed resolutions and to have its report ready to present to the messengers on Tuesday.
Standing Rule No. 16, adopted in the business session of the 1997 Convention, states:
A proposed resolution, in order to be considered by the Convention, must be signed and personally delivered by its author or his designee to the Recording Secretary, or one of the Assistant Recording Secretaries, by the end of the Monday evening session of the Convention. All proposed resolutions will be automatically referred to the Committee on Resolutions without discussion, except where the President of the Convention rules that a proposed resolution shall be considered at the time offered or referred. The Committee on Resolutions shall review proposed resolutions and shall present appropriate resolutions to the Convention for its consideration. Whenever possible, resolutions presented by the Committee on Resolutions for consideration by the Convention shall be available to messengers prior to the presentation of the report. (Adopted 1997, amended 2015)
Those submitting Resolutions should be registered messengers and should be available to the Committee on Resolutions if the Committee should have questions that need to be answered.