Please note that in order to be accepted, amendments shall be submitted to the Executive Manager and must be received on or before April 1 of the year of the Annual Session when it is to be considered.
-UPDATED WITH 2016 AMENDMENTS-
Notes from the Jurisprudence Committee – 2015-2016
The Jurisprudence Committee is moving forward to have all information in an electronic format.
GGCs MUST use the email firstname.lastname@example.org to electronically send their updated Manuals. The complete manual, including the amendments approved by Supreme Jurisprudence are to be submitted by all GGCs.
This same email address will also be used for electronic submission of amendments passed at GGC Annual Sessions and forwarded to Supreme Jurisprudence for approval. We would like to standardize the way we receive all amendments. To accomplish this we are asking that the GGCs use the format that is used for SGC proposed amendments. Each proposed amendment is to be on a separate page and each proposed amendment needs to be numbered. The consistency will assist the Supreme Jurisprudence Committee in the identification of the change to your GGC Manual to assure we are reviewing what you meant to change.
All GGC approved amendments and Bethels under Supreme approved amendments are to be electronically submitted to Supreme Jurisprudence and the Vice Supreme Guardian for approval. This will help streamline the process and our goal is to reduce the amount of paper being used as well as to expedite the approval process. Please reformat your Manual of Rules and Regulations and Bethel Bylaws, using Microsoft Word, into an electronic document if you have not yet done that.
The Supreme Constitution and Bylaws may be downloaded and placed into a binder. You can either print the entire document or only the pages which were changed based on amendments passed at the last Supreme Session. We recommend that the Supreme pages be printed on white paper as is currently used.
GGC’s / JGC’s will format their Manual to be compatible with the new sizing and make available online. It is our recommendation that each jurisdiction follow the same page numbering as indicated on the Supreme page and if there is more than one page to contain the necessary information it would then be numbered as 1a; 1b; 1c etc. We recommend that both the Supreme Bylaws and the Manual of Rules and Regulations be printed on 8.5 x 11 paper. GGC’s may utilize whatever paper color they would like, whether it is the color they currently use, another color or white.
If the only change is formatting and/or housekeeping items, it will not be necessary to submit to the Supreme Jurisprudence Committee for approval. However, if a jurisdiction makes changes to the content or integrity of a page it will be necessary to handle this change through the amendment process. This is an appropriate opportunity to make the changes: ‘International Order of Job’s Daughters’ to ‘Job’s Daughters International’ and ‘IOJD’ to ‘JDI’ as housekeeping.