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AOTS National Biennial and Central Region Spring Roundup 2011

Celebrating Men's Work in the Church: Making a Difference
Now more than ever the concept of making a difference looms large in our collective psyche. Experts on the environment tell us our planet is past its "best before" date. We seem to live in a world of permanent war. The gap between rich and poor increases. Jesus calls us to make a difference in the world and to never tire of doing right. As One That Serves (AOTS) has been dedicated to making a difference and getting things done for the past 88 years. Come and Join us for this weekend of friendship and spirituality as AOTS celebrates men's work in the church and looks forward to expanding men's ministry through a spirit of servant leadership.

Keynote Presenter: Michael Blair

will be led by David Battaino, George Bishop, Jim McKibbin, Jim Upright
Outside of the Box
Making a Difference
Rethinking our Direction
Bible Study

Entertainment: Cruisin Acappella Quartet

Sing Along: With John Groeneveld

For More information check out the National Biennial and Central Region Spring Roundup website

Get Your Registration Form

Contact the Round-up Registrar Keeling Little or call him at
(705) 476-1126 for more information

Elected positions on the National AOTS Council

Elected positions on the National AOTS Council
Responsibilities of each from the AOTS "BYLAWS"

Important Note: A proposal to change the National AOTS Constitution and Bylaws will be presented to the Biennial business meeting in August 2013. If the proposal is approved, there may be some changes to Officer responsibilities, Committee structure, and Committee Chair responsibilities.

2014-2015 National Executive
The man elected as President Elect will be installed as President at the following Biennial Convention. His essential role is to train and prepare himself as President.

The President is responsible for overall supervision and administration of the affairs of the National AOTS and ensures that all policies and actions approved by the Convention delegates, the National AOTS Counci1 or the National AOTS Executive are properly implemented.

It is assumed that a regional Vice-President has an extensive background of experience in AOTS work and is possibilities in much of the region for which he is responsible. Therefore a primary concern would be to facilitate more effective communication, personal contact, phone calls, correspondence within the region, and between the region and the National AOTS. The Vice-President is a liaison, and an interpreter. He is the source of stimulation and support of the AOTS movement.

The secretary's basic responsibility is to be a Recording Secretary for the National AOTS. He will write up the minutes of business sessions of the National AOTS Convention and meetings of the National AOTS Council and its Executive. He will send these to the National AOTS Office for copying and mailing.

The treasurer is responsible for the care and custody of the funds and other financial assets of the National AOTS and for making payments for a11 approved expenses. He maintains books of the accounts and reports regularly to the National AOTS Executive.

Under the BYLAWS there are seven STANDING COMMITTEE'S

The Chairman of all Standing Committee's are elected at a National AOTS Convention.

The Chairman is responsible for setting up his committee so that it, can function effectively and efficiently. A nucleus of able and interested members should be recruited to serve on the committee for a two year period.

They should be in close proximity the Chairman to facilitate meetings and communication.

This committee's responsibility covers the service part of the aims of the National AOTS including projects and the support of Youth work. On behalf of the National Council, this committee will have responsibility for such specific National projects as, the National AOTS Hospital Project, the Harry Colnett Memorial Scholarship Project, and the Observer-On-Tape, Youth for Camp, and the D.R. Poole Memorial Awards, as well as other projects assigned to there supervision.

A general description of the responsibility of this committee could be described as an interest and a concern for the membership of the National AOTS in the past, present and future. It would develop, experiment and test new modes of membership and new types of clubs or groups to further the aims of the National AOTS in differing regions, among a diversity of potential members in a changing society. Be responsible for the promotion and administration of the David Sherwood Memorial Trophy program.

It is the responsibility of this committee to monitor, evaluate and devise ways and means of deepening the spiritual life of AOTS men. To be a source of information regarding devotional material and to advise through the Newsletter of materials and ideas that will strengthen the spiritual life of the readers.

The production of Spiritual Life Handbook is the responsibility of this committee.

It is the responsibility of the Constitution Committee to keep under review the Rules of Government of the National AOTS and to recommend, from time to time, changes which may be recommended or desirable.

To be responsible for planning, formulating recommendations about, and operating the National AOTS Convention, subject to approval by the National AOTS Council or its Executive.

To assume responsibility to investigate, stimulate and promote ways and means to provide adequate financing for the National AOTS and its National Projects.

To assume the responsibility to formulate and present for approval a budget for the operation of the National AOTS and support for National AOTS projects.

Present one or more nominations to the National AOTS Convention for each position of National AOTS Officers and Standing Committee Chairmen.

Be prepared to recommend to the National AOTS Council or Executive the names of competent men that could fill vacancies that may occur during the time between Conventions.

Download the PDF version of the Elected positions on the National AOTS Council

Proposed Changes to the AOTS Constitution & Bylaws

Executive Summary

After the 2009 Biennial Conference, the National Council undertook to revise and update the Rules of Government of The National AOTS. This work culminated in a substantial revision of both the Constitution and Bylaws documents. The National Council endorsed the proposed new documents with concurrence in April 2010 as the first step towards final approval. The process for change requires that the membership and clubs be advised of the changes at least 4 months in advance of the Biennial Conference scheduled for April 2011. To meet this requirement, the proposed new documents will be circulated with the Winter 2010/2011 Handshake and be available on the AOTS website. They will be presented to the membership for debate and approval at the 2011 Biennial Conference. All members are encouraged to review and discuss the proposed changes in the months leading up to the Convention.

Check out the new AOTS Constitution and Bylaws Page

For more information contact John Cooke

Telephone 519-869-2908
Address 1945 Huron Ave, Sarnia, ON N7T 7H4