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Church Members Encouraged to Submit Resolutions & Nominations to Diocesan Convention by Sept. 22 Deadline

Church Members Encouraged to Submit Resolutions & Nominations to Diocesan Convention by Sept. 22 Deadline

Many church members know that Diocesan Convention is where delegates from each congregation vote on resolutions and nominations that affect our Diocese. Surprisingly fewer members realize that they have the power to propose resolutions and nominations for consideration. As we approach this year’s convention, an official invitation has been extended to all church members: Please submit your proposed resolutions and nominations by September 22, 2017.

An official invitation has been extended to all church members: Please submit your proposed resolutions and nominations by Sept. 22, 2017.

As the name suggests, resolutions are formal expressions of the Diocese’s intent on matters brought forth for a vote. There are two types of resolutions. The first type requests an action by the Diocese, congregations, or individuals on behalf of the Diocese. For example, a resolution was made last year establishing minimum clergy compensation standards within our Diocese.

The second type of resolution, known as a courtesy resolution, is an honorary expression of gratitude to individuals, groups, or congregations on behalf of the Diocese. Historically, courtesy resolutions have been made thanking our guest speakers and meritorious partners.

The nominations process helps fill elected positions on diocesan committees and boards. Members may nominate themselves or others for openings matching their interests and qualifications.

For detailed instruction on how to submit resolutions click here: https://www.diovermont.org/post.php?p=7943

For detailed instruction on how to submit nominations click here: https://www.diovermont.org/post.php?p=7968

The Diocesan Convention Web Page

Information on this year’s Diocesan Convention, including nominations, resolutions, registration, and details about the venue and special guest can be found online at https://www.diovermont.org/diocesan-convention.php.

As a reminder, the theme for this year’s Convention will be Declare Dignity, and our special guest will be Dr. Donna Hicks, renowned author of Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict. The Convention will be held November 3-4 at Jackson Gore Village in beautiful Ludlow, Vermont.

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