Committee proposes change to annual meeting
October 18, 2010

Committee proposes change to annual meeting

Committee proposes change to annual meeting
October 18, 2010

The 2010 Committee on

Convention Meetings will be recommending to the messengers of the upcoming

180th annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina,

scheduled for Nov. 8-10, 2010, a change in the proposed schedule for the 181st

annual meeting, to occur in November 2011.

The recommendation will be

as follows:

The Committee on Convention

Meetings moves that the annual meeting for 2011 move to a two day

meeting. The proposed dates for the convention meeting are November 7 and


A move to a two-day meeting

is beneficial to both those planning the annual meeting and those attending the

annual meeting.

The greatest financial

savings will come to those who attend the annual meeting, specifically

messengers, as a shorter convention will allow many messengers to return home

rather than spending an additional evening in the hotel and the additional

expenses associated with the third day of a convention meeting.

Through a review of

attendance on the third day of the annual meeting over the last decade, it is

obvious that fewer and fewer messengers are attending a third day.

Many North Carolina Baptists

may not realize that our convention is only one of a handful that continues to

hold three-day meetings of the convention.

However, it is also

important to note that in spite of the length of the meeting, North Carolina

continues to have the largest attended annual meeting of state conventions across

the Southern Baptist Convention.

The Committee will bring

this motion during the Monday evening session of the upcoming annual meeting.

Messengers will determine

whether this proposal moves forward at that time.

Only messengers who have

registered prior to the beginning of the Monday evening session will be able to

participate in this discussion.

We hope that you will attend

the convention Monday evening, participate in this discussion, and celebrate

what our Lord has accomplished through our Convention this year.