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2018 Pre-Convention Web Page

 

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Welcome to the 2018 Pre-Convention Web Page (Updated October 24, 2018)

Designed primarily for delegates to the 186th Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Church in Vermont, this Pre-Convention Web Page contains essential videos  and downloads that are strongly recommended prior to the October 26-27 event. Please begin by watching this introductory video from Convention Secretary Joshua Cheney, and mark your calendars for the October 16 Pre-Convention Web conference (login link details below).


Pre-Convention Web Conference

October 16, 2018, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/828118730
Or phone (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
(646) 876-9923  or (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 828 118 730

Note: If you are a Convention delegate needing assistance prior to the October 16 web conference, please contact Convention Secretary Joshua Cheney: jcheney@vitl.net.


Videos (7 segments. Total running time: 53:39)

Pre-Convention 2018: Program Overview

This video featuring Bishop Thomas C. Ely will help orient you to the theme of the 186th Diocesan Convention and review some of the basic information about the schedule and rhythm of the two-day event. Running time: 5 min,, 11 sec. Watch Now

Pre-Convention 2018: Budget

Dr. Gerry Davis, diocesan treasurer, offers a review of the diocese’s revenues and expenses for the current fiscal year, mission support from congregations, status of the Alleluiafund, proposed budget for fiscal year 2019, and resolutions approved by the Diocesan Council related to the budget. This video includes clickable chapter markers that allow the viewer the option of watching the video in segments. Running time: 13 min., 4 sec. Watch Now

Pre-Convention 2018: Resolutions

Anne Clarke Brown, chair of the Resolutions Committee, provides an overview of the resolutions process and a preview of six action resolutions that have been submitted for consideration. This video includes clickable chapter markers that allow the viewer the option of watching the video in segments. Running time: 15 min., 10 sec. Watch Now

Pre-Convention 2018: Nominations

The Rev. Lisette Baxter, chair of the Nominating Committee, presents the nominations process for various boards and committees to be elected at Convention and explains the importance of delegtes’ timely participation. Be sure to watch this video and take action! Running time: 2 min., 15 sec. Watch Now

Convention 101: Module 1 (2018 Edition)

In this 2018 edition of our beloved, three-part “Convention 101” series (originally released in 2016) former Convention Secretary Neal Robinson joins Bishop Thomas Ely to equip new delegates with a general understanding of the protocols and procedures that the Diocesan Convention entails and an explanation of why some of the work done at Diocesan Convention matters to General Convention and the wider Episcopal Church. “Module 1” running time: 8 min., 46 sec. Watch Now

Convention 101: Module 2 (2018 Edition)

In this 2018 edition of our beloved, three-part “Convention 101” series (originally released in 2016) former Convention Secretary Neal Robinson joins Bishop Thomas Ely to equip new delegates with a general understanding of the protocols and procedures that the Diocesan Convention entails and an explanation of why some of the work done at Diocesan Convention matters to General Convention and the wider Episcopal Church. “Module 2” running time: 6 min., 23 sec. Watch Now

Convention 101: Module 3 (2018 Edition)

In this 2018 edition of our beloved, three-part “Convention 101” series (originally released in 2016) former Convention Secretary Neal Robinson joins Bishop Thomas Ely to equip new delegates with a general understanding of the protocols and procedures that the Diocesan Convention entails and an explanation of why some of the work done at Diocesan Convention matters to General Convention and the wider Episcopal Church. “Module 3” running time: 2 min., 50 sec. Watch Now


Downloads (12 files total) – Updated as of Oct. 24, 2018

Convention 101 Handbook (Click Here)

Pre-Convention Journal (Click Here)

Rules of Order (Click Here)

2018 Nominations Guide

Resolutions (8 files below)

(1) Application of the Leahy Laws to Israel (PDF)

(2) Freedom of Speech and the Right to Boycott (PDF)

(3) Regarding Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Lands and Israel’s Apartheid Policies toward Palestinian People (PDF)

(4) Resolutions Regarding the FY2019 Budget & Alleluia Fund (PDF) – Please note that this download also contains the FY2019 Budget Plan, Parish Contributions Report, Schedule A, and Schedule D in PDF format. Those who prefer to receive the documents in Excel format may click here.

(5) A Resolution Establishing Minimum Clergy Compensation for 2019 (PDF)

(6) A Resolution for a Financially Sound Future – Substitute (PDF)

(7) A Resolution for a Financially Sound Future – Original (PDF)

(8) Resolution to Amend Canon I, Section 1.9 (PDF)

Note: Are you interested in submitting a resolution for consideration? Be sure to view the “Pre-Convention 2018: Resolutions” video and visit the Resolutions page for forms. For additional assistance, please contact Resolutions Committee Chair, Anne Clarke Brown, at abrown@vermontel.net.


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