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Officers 1999-2000

President: Reverend B. A. Hart

Vice President: Reverend Scottie Swinney;

Secretary: Reverend Veronica Lewis

Assistant Secretary: Reverend Joan Dunlap

Treasurer: Reverend O. L. Duncan

Asstistant Treasurer: Reverend Gladys Daise

Parlimentarian: Reverend Velma Watts

Chaplain: Reverend Alvin Leonard

Assistant Chaplain: Izora Lynn

Sergeant-At-Arms: Reverend James Lewis

Librarian: Reverend Dorothy Jenkins

Critic: Reverend Sonja Rivers

The name of this society shall be known as Columbus Ministerial Alliance of the African Methodist Church.

We, the African Methodist Episcopal Ministers of Columbus Georgia and vicinity, in order to form a more perfect union, have a better understanding and work in harmony among ourselves, and be more helpful in our church and secure the blessings of genuine fellowship, do ordain and establish this constitution.


Section 1. The officers of the alliance shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Chorister Marshall or Chaplain, Assistant Chaplain, Librarian, Critic, Reporter Officers shall perform the duties and Parliamentarian. These prescribed by these bylaws.

Section 2. The membership of this alliance shall be limited to Ordained Ministers of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and any other included Methodist Church.

Section 3. Any ordained minister or preacher in good and regular standing in our church or any other Methodist or Evangelical Church, who lives within a radius of 50 miles of Columbus, may become a member by subscribing to this constitution and bylaws.

Section 4. The initiation fee shall be $5.00 dollars. The annual dues shall be $60.00 dollars, payable in monthly installment of $ 5.00. The Treasurer shall notify members three (3) months in arrears, and those whose dues are not paid within six 6 thereafter lose their right to vote and hold office until all dues are paid in full. Section 5. No member or non-member in arrears for dues or any assessments(maximum I year)levied by the alliance shall exercise any privileges or rights as a member of the alliance until such dues or assessments have been paid; the President is empowered to strictly enforce this law.

Section 6. The regular monthly meeting of the ministerial alliance shall be held on the 4th Saturday of each month from August to June inclusive unless otherwise ordered by the alliance President.

Section 7. The regular monthly meeting on the 3rd Saturday in July shall be known as the Annual meeting and shall be for the purpose and electing officers receiving report of officers and committees, and any other business that may arise.

Section 8, The alliance will meet at 8:30am at such place as a majority of the members present shall agree upon, providing no change of time of meeting shall be made without one week's notice, unless the cause for change is self-evident.

Section 9. Ten members of the alliance shall constitute a quorum or whom shown up prior to the meeting.

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Bylaws - Ministrial Alliance of the AME Church



Section 1. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Defines to be the clearing house for the alliance. It shall be President, Secretary, Treasurer and two(2) members at large to be elected. Its duties shall be to sift, discuss and put into shape for consideration of the alliance all items of business or communication that will require the attention of the alliance prior to its consideration by the executive committee to work to save the alliance.

Section 2. Finance Committee composed of the treasurer and four other members shall be appointed by the president promptly after each annual meeting. It shall be the duty of this committee to prepare a budget for the fiscal year beginning the 4th Saturday in June and submit it to the alliance at its regular meeting in August. The finance committee may from time to time submit amendments to the budget for the current fiscal year, which may be adopted by a majority vote.

Section 3. Auditing Committee consist of three members appointed by the president at the alliance August meeting, whose duty shall be to audit the treasurer accounts at the close of the fiscal year and to report at the annual meeting.

Section 4. Civic Committee(public relation)duty is to look after the questions, rights of citizens or such things as embrace civic righteousness or legislation.

Section 5. Program Committee duties are to arrange a quarterly program of subjects and speakers for the alliance and such other public exercise as the alliance may direct. The program committee at the close of each year shall prepare the program for the ensuing year and report at last meeting of the years.

Section 6. Current Events Committee duties are to report to the Alliance for consideration each month any political body or synod, either touching the political or religious work of- the African Methodist Episcopal Church in general.

Section 7. Printing Committee duties are to print literature, book pamphlets, dogears and other matter that shall be necessary for the good and advancement of the works of the alliance. All notices to be sent out local and publisher.

Section 8. Benevolent Committee duties is to visit or arrange for such visitation of such members of the alliance as shall be confined to their homes, by reason of sickness, report to the Alliance their condition, that they may provide, if necessary, such financial relief as may be required. The benevolent committee shall receive from the treasurer necessary funds for the sick and floral requirements when needed, ordered by president and approved by the body.

Section 9. Memorial Committee duty is to draft such resolutions or expressions of sympathy or condolence upon the death of any leading African Methodist Episcopal member of the alliance or 1 Church will be befitting the dignity of the alliance and have the same published in the church organs and conveys a copy of the same to the family of the deceased.

Section 10. Nominating Committee consist of five members elected by the alliance. It duty is to nominate candidates for the -offices to be filled at the annual meeting in It shall report at the regular meeting in July, additional nominations from the floor shall be permitted.

Section 11. Any other committee, standing or special, shall be appointed by the president as the society or the executive board shall from time to time deem necessary to carry on the work of the alliance. The president shall be ex official a member of all Committee except the nominating committee.



These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Alliance by two-thirds vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting. Section 1. There shall be a public installation of off ic6ts of the alliance. A sermon shall be preached and other preliminary exercise shall be arranged by the program. The installation shall be by the Presiding Bishop of the District or in his absence by such persons as shall be named by the alliance or program Committee. All officers of the alliance will be elected annually.

Section 2. The officers shall be elected by ballot to serve for one(1)year or until their successors are elected, and their term of office shall begin at the close of the annual meeting at which they are elected. No officer shall hold more than one office at a time, and no officer shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office.

Section 3. The President shall preside at Alliance when he/she is present and shall p all meetings of the perform all duties pertaining to the office. He/she shall have special watch over interest of the alliance and shall work in harmony with the members thereof. He/she shall appoint all committees, standing and special, unless otherwise ordered by the alliance. He/she shall state all motions subject to the usual parliamentary practice.

Section 4. The Vice President shall be in charge of all duties of the President in his/her absence or inability of that officer to be present or preside; he/she shall assist in maintains the interest of the alliance and take such part or parts as may be agreed upon between the two.

Section 5. The Secretary shall keep a true and correct record of all general correspondence of the same, acting as a medium of communication between it and other similar organization or any Organizations that may communicate with the alliance.

Section 6. The Assistant Secretary shall perform all the duties of the secretary in his/her absence or inability and shall assist the secretary at any time upon his/her request.

7. The Treasurer shall deposit all monies collected into Section an account. He/she shall pay out funds of the alliance upon approval by the President and the majority vote. He/she shall also pay over to the sick committee funds necessary for sick and floral requirements as it becomes necessary. The alliance will maintain bank account and will require that the President, Finance Secretary, Treasurer and the Presiding Elder of the local district name be placed on the signature card.

Section 8. The Chaplain shall perform all duties that his/her office indicates as to leading the singing for the alliance. The Chaplain shall conduct the prayer service or devotional service for the alliance such as bible study and topics of the bible approve by the president. He/she will lecture or speech in a timely manual.

Section 9. The Assistant Chaplain shall perform all duties of the Chaplain in his/her absence or inability to fill office.

Section 10. The Critic shall make known without reference to any particular person all errors in language, quotation or other things as come within the scope of literature and anything that affects the decorum of the body.



Sections 1. Any member w1no refuse to confirm to the Constitution and By-laws shall be subject to expulsion by two-thirds vote of the members present, but no motion to expel a member shall be acted upon at the same meeting at which its offered.

Section 2. the same rules as to amendments shall apply to the Bylaws as to the Constitution.

Section 3. No standing or special committee sent out by the Alliance shall in any way bind the alliance for the payment of any financial obligation or committee organization until said Organization or part of obligation has been approved by this Alliance appointed or sent out by this alliance.

Section 4. It shall be the duty of the alliance to have at so-me stated time at each and every African Methodist Episcopal Church, in or near the city some public exercise on Sunday afternoon, touching either or both civic or religious subjects, the program for such public meetings to be arranged by the committee on programs. This shall be done every three(3)months.



The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order newly revised shall govern the alliance in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order the alliance may adopt.

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