The name of this Association is The National Association of Episcopal
Christian Communities, which will also be known by the acronym NĂCC.
2. Purpose and Vision
The National Association of Episcopal Christian Communities is an
inclusive association that shares and communicates the fruits of the Gospel,
realized in community, with the church and the world. Our vision is of a
church, all of whose members realize the fruits of the Gospel in community.
a. Eligibility: Any Christian Community recognized in accordance with
the Canons of the Episcopal Church is eligible for membership. Christian
Communities in formation, not yet recognized or not capable of recognition
in accordance with the Canons of the Episcopal Church are eligible for
b. Enrollment and Resignation: Any Christian Community as defined
in this Article, by action of its governing body certified by means of a
written communication to the Recorder of this Association, shall be enrolled
or resign as a member or observer therein.
c. Voting Rights: Each member and observer Community may send
representatives to meetings of the Association. Each member Community shall
have one vote.
The Officers shall be a Convener and a Recorder, who shall perform all
duties assigned to them in these bylaws or by action of the Association. The
Convener shall chair the annual meeting and the recorder shall preserve the
minutes thereof, together with any other acts of the Association.
The Officers shall be nominated and elected by ballot at the annual
meeting. They shall serve for one 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.
There shall be an annual meeting of the Association, at a time and place
to be determined by its members. Other meetings may be called upon written
request to the Convener by a majority of the member Communities. One-third
of the members shall constitute a quorum.
The Association may establish and dissolve standing or ad hoc
7. Rules of Order
The most recent edition of Robertĺs Rules of Order shall govern
the Association in all cases in which they are applicable and not
inconsistent with these bylaws or other special rules of order adopted by
8. Amendment of Bylaws
These bylaws may be amended at the annual meeting by a two-thirds vote,
provided that the proposed amendments have been circulated to the membership
no less than three weeks prior to the annual meeting.
These Bylaws were adopted by a majority of the members
present at the annual meeting of NĂCC in Tempe, Arizona, February 22, 2001.