The deadline to submit a recommendation for the 2019 Annual Conference is Friday, March 1, 2019. This is in accordance with the West Ohio Annual Conference Rules as indicated in the 2018 Annual Conference Journal. To submit a recommendation or if you have questions please email Rev. Amy Haines, Conference Secretary at ahaines [at] wocumc.org.
Structure, Procedure & Rules
E.14.a. Legislation and Procedures: There shall be a Reference and Procedure Committee of the annual conference. All recommendations from the bishop, the conference staff, cabinet members, other officers of the conference boards, lead teams, committees, local congregations, lay persons, and clergy shall be submitted to this committee by March 1. The Reference and Procedure Committee shall receive these recommendations and provide a legislative process to bring them to the floor of the annual conference session. There shall be not more than ten members of the Reference and Procedure Committee. The members shall be: Chair — the conference secretary; director of Connectional Ministries; one representative from the Transformative Discipleship Team; agenda coach; assistant to the bishop, and such lay and clergy as will provide an equal balance named by the Conference Committee on Nominations.
E.14.b: Members of the conference wishing to submit recommendations of urgent business directly to the plenary session shall identify the subject of their recommendation whereupon the plenary session shall vote whether or not it wishes to suspend the rules to consider the recommendation.