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The Constitution and Bylaws were ratified at the annual congregational meeting.

Committee

Joan Soltwisch, Ann Kurtz, Bill Eisenbrandt, Orpha Bols, Heidi Nelson, Virginia Keating and Jeff Gurley

The current constitution has not been amended since 1982, when Plattville was still an American Lutheran Church (ALC).  The ELCA model constitution was used as the starting point rather than trying to edit the current constitution.  Most items in the current constitution are part of the ELCA model constitution although the wording may be different.  The intent of most items in the current constitution are the same.

Constitution Differences

         Removed ALC references

         The proposed changes add an associate member classification

         The trustee, deacon and parish education boards are not part of the constitution but are in the bylaws

         There is one Congregation Council made up of trustees, deacons,  and parish education board members

         Must be a confirmed member to vote at congregation meetings

Bylaws changes

         Made a requirement to confirm adequate insurance levels on an annual basis

         Reduced council meeting notice from 5 to 3 days

         Changed council meeting from once per quarter to once per month

         Deleted paragraphs about conflicting loyalties

         Deleted summary section

The constitution is here in Word or PDF format.  In order to view the PDF file, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.  It is free of charge by clicking here

Constitution in PDF format        Bylaws in PDF format

Constitution in Word format        Bylaws in Word format