We encourage all to participate in 2021 General Assembly, which starts today June 23, 2021.
Bylaw and Rule Amendments
Proposed Bylaw and Rule Amendments will be discussed in the Mini-Assembly on Wednesday 3:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. CT / 1:00 p.m. MT / 12:00 p.m. PT. After the Mini-Assembly, the Board of Trustees consolidates results and formulates any amendments to be proposed.
Particular attention is recommended on the proposal to reduce the requirement of the Presidential Search Committee to identify two or more candidates. If the proposed amendment is accepted, UUs may lose the only guarantee to participate in the selection of a national leader.
Current text shown in red. Proposed text in bold
Section 9.5. Nomination of President and Moderator.
(a) President. The Presidential Search Committee shall submit [no fewer than two] one or more nominations for the office of President for an election at the end of a presidential term or for a special election. The report of the Presidential Search Committee shall be announced by February 1 of the year before the General Assembly at which there is to be a presidential election, except in the case of a special election, in which case the report of the Presidential Search Committee shall be announced by December 10 of the year before the election.
Rational for change: Rather than requiring competition between candidates which can be costly and unnecessarily divisive, this gives the Presidential Search Committee more flexibility based on the pool of candidates. Note this amendment does not change the ability for additional candidates to run by petition.
Candidates Forum and Information Session
To be held on Thursday, June 24 at 5:00 p.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. CDT / 3:00 p.m. MDT / 2:00 p.m. PDT. Session 212 (page 30 in GA Program book)
General Session III
1:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. CT / 11:30 a.m. MT / 10:30 a.m. PT
Discussion and vote on bylaw amendments
WebMaster Moderator will have limited availability during General Assembly to review and respond to comments.