The Primitive Baptist Foundation has been affected by the COVID-19 virus pandemic in unprecedented ways. First, we had to cancel our 2020 Annual Meeting of Directors, which has never happened before. Next, we had to figure out the legalities of operating the Foundation in the absence of a duly elected set of Officers and Executive Committee Members (EC) as is always done at the Annual Meeting, which also has never happened before. There are no provisions in the constitution or bylaws for such an emergency, nor is there any precedent.
After the meeting cancellation, the Officers and Executive Committee set about exploring options to continue operations, and to develop a plan that is simple and effective in helping us meet our obligations.
We have developed a plan we believe satisfies both requirements. In short, doing two things: 1) Declare this to be a ‘state of emergency’ for the Foundation and implement a temporary management plan, and 2) Request all officers, and EC members whose terms would expire at the 2020 Annual Meeting, to continue serving on an interim basis until the 2021 Annual Meeting, April 27, 2021.
Attached is a document which explains this in more detail. We hope you will read it carefully and share it with others.
We ask Pastors and Clerks, especially, to help us make sure your church’s PB Foundation Director and Alternate Director receive copies of the attachment since we do not have email addresses for many of them.
A final special request: Please remember in your prayers all Officers, Executive Committee Members, special Foundation committees and task forces, and others who assist in carrying out the duties of the Foundation.