, the President of the United States and the Governors of the State of Washington
Idaho have both declared a state of emergency due to the Covid-19 Virus Pandemic, a virus that has created the need to take unprecedented measures in order to stop the spread of the virus, and
those declarations and accompanying state and federal mandates have restricted gatherings and meetings, making it impossible for the annual business meeting of XYZ Church to take place according to the XYZ Bylaws, and
, pursuant to RCW 24.03.070 and 23B.02.070
Idaho State Nonprofit Corporation Act 30-30-207 or 30-30-303 regarding Emergency Bylaws, absent any direction to the contrary in XYZ Church Bylaws, current state law provides for situations such as this, giving the board of directors of XYZ Church authority to enact special emergency bylaws to accommodate such emergency,
Therefore be it resolved,
that the XYZ Church Board of Directors be granted emergency power by act of this resolution to enact an emergency bylaw provision in the following manner: pursuant to the aforementioned state laws, this board resolves to bypass any and all of the current XYZ Bylaws as needed in order to comply with all federal and state requirements and/or regulations pertaining to meetings or other accompanying standard operating procedure business of the church such as elections, and
Therefore be it further resolved
, that the XYZ Church Board of Directors be granted the power to act in any legal, reasonable and prudent manner they deem necessary to conduct such business that may conflict with current XYZ Church Bylaw provisions or requirements, including the suspension of an annual business meeting and other regular business until such a time as the current pandemic is resolved and emergency measures are lifted.
By this action the board of XYZ Church exercises fiduciary responsibility for protecting the best interests of the church membership, and the spread of the Gospel in this community, and further agrees that this shall be in effect until such time as the Federal or State government determines the current Corona Virus Pandemic state of emergency to be over. At such time, standard operating procedures for church business and compliance with regular XYZ Church Bylaws will resume.