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Resolutions Guidelines for the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Georgia Baptist Convention

The 195th Annual Meeting of the Executive Committee to the Georgia Baptist Convention will be held at Calvary Baptist Temple, 4625 Waters Avenue, Savannah, GA 31404, on November 14-15, 2016. In the business session of the 2015 Convention, Standing Rule No. 16 was amended that requested the Committee on Resolutions report, whenever possible, be available to the messengers prior to the presentation of the report. (Amended 2015) The office of Dr. John Bryan will accept resolutions for the 2016 annual convention until November 9, 2016.  Please mail them to the address below or e-mail to jbryan@gabaptist.org  and copy to pcollins@gabaptist.org . Dr. John Bryan Georgia Baptist Mission Board 6405 Sugarloaf Parkway Duluth, GA 30097 During the meeting of the Convention, all resolutions are to be submitted according to Standing Rule No. 16 (see below) and 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)
Individuals submitting resolutions have the opportunity to address the Committee on Resolutions.  Those submitting resolutions must be registered messengers and be available to the Committee on Resolutions should the Committee have questions that need to be answered.  The Committee on Resolutions will meet immediately following the close of the Monday evening session of the Convention.

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