Article VI — Committee of the Whole

The Committee of the Whole consists of all current Full Active and Associate members present at a Ritual for Business.

VI-A. General Duties and Authority
The duties of the Committee of the Whole, on behalf of the membership, shall include the general custody of the property of the Community and the conduct of all business and financial affairs of the Community. The Committee of the Whole shall have the authority to enter into contracts, the authority to engage or delegate the engagement of all employees except the minister, to appoint such committees as it may deem necessary, to make long and short term plans for the Community, to approve the budget, to make regular evaluation of the insurance programs, recommending changes where necessary, to coordinate the use and rental of any Gaia Community property, and to maintain communication between the Committee of the Whole and the committees of the Community. The Committee of the Whole may fill Board of Trustee vacancies with persons who shall serve until the next Annual Election when someone will be elected to fill the term.

VI-B. Limits to Power
The Committee of the Whole may not, without consensus of those attending a Special Ritual for Business, mortgage any real property, buy or sell property. A Special Ritual of Business shall be called for such purpose as designated in Article V-A-1, except that notice shall be communicated to all active members at least four (4) weeks in advance.