Dear ICCCC Members:

We look forward to sharing and celebrating with you the many programs and outreach successes of the Interfaith Council this past year at our Annual Meeting on November 10, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church.

We will also be highlighting the Core Priorities of our five-year Strategic Plan recently adopted by the Governing Board. In that regard, we wanted you to know that you as members of ICCCC will be asked at the Annual Meeting to vote on Proposed Amendments to our By-Laws that were originally adopted in 2013.

The Proposed Amendments are intended to provide further support for the Core Strategic Priorities of the new Strategic Plan. In addition to a general updating of some words and phrases to reflect the current operations of ICCCC, the Amendments may be summarized as follows:

  1. Expanding the size of the Elected Council from the current 24 to a maximum of 32 representatives from members of ICCCC.
  2. Expanding the size of the Governing Board from 9 to a maximum of 12 Directors elected from among the Elected Council representatives.
  3. Providing a flexible process for the mid-term appointment of both Elected Council representatives and Governing Board Directors.
  4. Providing a flexible Plan of Succession for the terms of service and election of Officers designated to carry out the operations of the ICCCC corporation.
  5. Clarifying the designation of the Winter Nights Shelter as a Standing Committee and its work for homeless families as a program of ICCCC.
  6. Providing for two new Standing Committees, the Development Committee and the Membership Committee, to support our Strategic Plan efforts.

The entire set of By-Laws – with these six Proposed Amendments in red – are being attached to the e-blast accompanying this letter. Please take the opportunity to review them, and then join us November 10 for the vote on their adoption at what should be a very informative evening with good food and fellowship.
Peace and blessings,

Terence J. Clark,
President & Board Chair, Interfaith Council