Series 2 - Records of the General Secretary

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Records of the General Secretary

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  • Textual record

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CA ON00340 F499-2

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  • 1944-2015 (Creation)

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textual records
42 photographs

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The General Secretary of the General Council is the senior staff and administrative officer of the General Council, its executive and sub-executive. The General Council Executive is responsible for appointing a General Secretary of the General Council.

The General Secretary is tasked with assisting the Executive of the General Council in discharging its responsibilities. For the General Council, its executive and sub-executive, the General Secretary is responsible for preparing for meetings, preparing and circulating reports and arranging for implementation of the decisions.

Additional responsibilities include facilitating the work of the committees and commissions of the General Council; ruling on questions about the polity, procedures and practice of the United Church; preparing draft changes to The Manual for the General Council or its executive to consider; overseeing publication of The Manual; preparing the annual budget of the General Council for the Executive of the General Council to consider; having possession of the corporate seal and the documents and records of the General Council; serving as an automatic member of any committee established to direct planning or research; serving as a general liaison officer for the courts of the United Church; and performing other duties as assigned by the General Council.

The Secretaries of the General Council have been: T. Albert Moore, 1925-1936; Gordon A. Sisco, 1938- 1953; Ernest E. Long, 1954-1972; George Morrison, 1972-1975; Donald G. Ray, 1975-1983; Phillip A. Cline; 1983-1985; Irene Evans Parker (acting), 1985-1987; Howard M. Mills, 1988-1992; Randolph L. Naylor (acting), 1993-1994; Virginia Coleman, 1994-2003; James (Jim) Sinclair, 2003-2006; Nora Sanders 2006-present (as of 2017).

Series consists of the following subseries; Records of Gordon A. Sisco, 1944-1953; Records of Ernest E. Long, 1959-1978; Records of George Morrison, 1973-1975; Records of Donald G. Ray, 1966-1984; Phillip A. Cline, 1982-1987; Records of Irene Evans Parker, 1978-1987; Records of Howard Mills, 1984-2000; Records of Virginia Coleman, 1983-2002; Records of Jim Sinclair, 2001-2006; Records of Nora Sanders, 2003-2015.

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Records re legal claims and appeals have been removed from the public version of this finding aid and will be made available only to legal staff and other applicable General Council staff.

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1982.002C

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1989.161C

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1991.045C

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1991.163C

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1992.082C

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1992.085C

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1994.161C

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1994.172C/TR

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1998.167C/TR

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2000.100C

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2001.019C

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2002.001C

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2002.046C

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2004.020C

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2004.060C

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2005.129C

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2007.017C

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2007.024C

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2007.034C

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2009.110C/TR

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2016.101C/TR

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2016.102C

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2016.118C

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2017.091C

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2018.047C

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2018.120C

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2018.128C

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2019.154C

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2019.169C

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ON00340

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Updated by Amanda Zalken, May 2018
Updated by Laura Hallman, April 2019.

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