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Member Replacement (80166-GA-ΒΆ712)

Amend Paragraph No. 712   Vacancies -  Unless otherwise specified, vacancies on general agencies occurring during the quadrennium shall be filled as follows; ...; a vacancy in the jurisdictional or central conference membership shall be filled by the corresponding College of Bishops (the replacement must be a member of the same annual conference of the person being replaced), with notice...

Rationale

The bolded words will add the restriction that the new person must be a member of the same annual conference as the person being replaced.   Under the current wording, an annual conference could have no General Board or Agencies representatives by the end of the quadrennium without this additional wording.