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Bylaw change reduces quorum


July 15, 2011
-Dan Dyck

Waterloo, ONT. — At Mennonite Church Canada’s 2011 Assembly in Waterloo, delegates approved a bylaw change that would reduce the quorum required for Mennonite Church Canada national assemblies.

“I’ve moderated assemblies where I have quite literally been handed a slip of paper during opening ceremonies that indicated whether or not we had quorum,” said Moderator Andrew Reesor McDowell.

The bylaw change reduces congregational delegate quorum from 200 to 150, and Area Church delegates from 50 per cent of total voting delegates to a fixed number of twenty.

No delegates responded to an invitation to discuss the motion