Bylaws

The Bylaws of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League Rocky Mountain District as amended at the District's 2022 Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

LWML RMD 2022 Bylaws

Samples of zone and group (formerly society) bylaws:

Zone Bylaws Sample

Group Bylaws Sample

Structure Terminology

Answering some of your questions about terminology with bylaws, standing rules, and directives.

What are bylaws?

The bylaws of a group are the rules that relate to it as an organization and prescribe how the group will function.

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What are standing rules?

Standing rules relate to the administration of a group rather than parliamentary procedure.

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What are guidelines or procedures? Directives?

These are the details of responsibilities and procedures written to keep the bylaws simple and concise.

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Articles in a Set of Bylaws

Most bylaws of LWML groups contain the following articles, where articles must conform with the LWML Bylaws:

  • Name
  • Object
  • Members
  • Organization
  • Officers
  • Pastoral Counselor
  • Meetings
  • Representation
  • Executive Committee and/or Board of Directors
  • Committees
  • Mission Grants (mostly in district bylaws)
  • Finances
  • Fiscal Year
  • Dissolution
  • Parliamentary Authority
  • Amendments