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E-mail #3: Rules of Order, Pre-Convention Teleconference, Revised Convention Schedule

E-mail #3: Rules of Order, Pre-Convention Teleconference, Revised Convention Schedule

To:       Convention Delegates and Others
From:   Joshua Cheney, Secretary of Convention
Date:   October 13, 2017

This email will provide information on the topic mentioned above. It is also a reminder to anyone who has not registered for convention to please do so at your earliest convenience. Please click HERE to register.

If you or someone you know would like to be a teller, please email Chuck at

Rules of Order:

The Rules of Order are intended to provide systematic parliamentary procedures for the conduct of business at Diocesan Conventions. Adoption of these Rules of Order will be by majority vote of Convention. LINK

Pre-Convention Web Conference:

On Tuesday, October 24, we will be holding a web conference from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. allowing you the opportunity to get answers to any questions you may have regarding the Convention program, diocesan budget, nominations, or resolutions which you will receive via emailed next week.  Delegates are welcome to join by computer or phone using the login / dial-information below. Please note that video capability is NOT necessary for this meeting:

Topic: Pre-Convention Web Conference
Time: Oct 24, 2017 7:00 PM EST
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Or Telephone (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
(408) 638-0968 or (646) 876-9923 or (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 397 584 276

Final Convention Schedule: Below is the final convention schedule. You may also view it by using this LINK  

Friday, November 3rd

9:30 Gathering Music
10:00 Presentation by Donna Hicks: “Framing the Dignity Conversation”
10:45 Break
11:00 Table conversations to engage questions presented by Donna Hicks
11:45 Summary & Questions
12:00 Lunch & Expo
1:30 Presentation by Donna Hicks: “Connecting Dignity to Daily Life”
2:00 Move to Workshops
2:15 Workshops: “Declare Dignity”

Declare Dignity: Black Lives Matter Vermont
Declare Dignity: Jerusalem PeaceBuilders
Declare Dignity: Migrant Justice and Franklin Area Rural Ministry
Declare Dignity: First Peoples – Abenaki
Declare Dignity: Our Elders
Declare Dignity: Restorative Justice
Declare Dignity: Military Veterans

3:30 Break
3:45 Donna Hicks: Reflections on Workshops/Wrap up
4:30 Break
4:45 Open Convention/Bishop’s Address
5:30 Evening Worship
6:00 Free Time
6:30 Social/FOB
7:00 Dinner
9:00 Compline

Saturday, November 4th

8:30 Eucharist (Donna Hicks Preaching); Renewal of Baptismal & Ordination Vows; Blessing of Oils
10:00 Convention Business Begins
12:00 Lunch
3:30 Convention Adjourns

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