The Bylaws of First Universalist Parish of Pasadena
Article V - Board Elections
Section 1 - Terms of Office:
The term of office for members of the Board of Trustees shall be three (3) years. The term of office for officers is one (1) year, which will be part of their three-year term. Two Board Members shall be elected each year, except that every third year, one Board Member shall be elected. Board terms beginning and ending dates shall coincide with the church year.
Section 2 - Vacancies:
Whenever a seat on the Board of Trustees becomes vacant, the Board shall appoint a
Church member to serve until the next Annual Meeting, at which time the Membership shall elect a Church member to complete the term. If the position of an elected officer becomes vacant, the Board shall elect new officer for the remainder of that term. Any Board member who misses three (3) consecutive regular meetings or
any five (5) regular meetings in one church year may be removed by the board.
Section 3 - Nominating Committee:
The Nominating Committee shall consist of three (3) Church members who shall be elected for one year by the congregation at the annual meeting from nominees named from the floor, provided the nominee has indicated his/her willingness to accept nomination. Nominees receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected and the next two nominees in order shall be named as alternates. If vacancies occur during the year and alternates are not available, the vacancies shall be filled by a vote of the Church Members at a duly called special meeting.
Section 4 - Elections:
The Nominating Committee shall identify and recruit suitable candidates for Board vacancies and for Endowment Investment Committee vacancies. Other members of the church may submit names of suitable candidates in writing to the Nominating Committee, which must acknowledge receipt of each nomination and place the name of each nominee on the ballot, subject to the consent of the nominee concerned. Nominations from the floor at the annual meeting shall be accepted, provided the nominee has indicated his or her willingness to accept nomination. The nominee receiving the highest number of votes cast for that position shall be declared elected.