2019 Special Convention ~ Call to Convention: E-mail #1

2019 Special Convention ~ Call to Convention: E-mail #1

To: Delegates, Alternates, and Attendees to the Special Electing Convention of the Episcopal Church in Vermont

From: Joshua Cheney, Secretary of Convention

Re: Call to Convention: E-mail #1

Date: February 15, 2019


First Call to Special Electing Convention: Location and Date

This is the first call to all Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Special Convention to elect the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont. The Convention will be held at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul’s in Burlington, Vermont on May 18, 2019. Others are welcome to attend as guests.

Important Information

Title 3, Canon 13.4 states: “In the event that the annual meeting neglects or fails to elect a sufficient number of Delegates and Alternate Delegates to assure full representation at the Convention, or if full representation is unlikely because the ranks of the Delegates and Alternate Delegates are diminished by resignation, death or some other cause, then a special meeting of the Parish may elect a sufficient number of Delegates and Alternate Delegates to assure full representation at the Convention; provided, however, that any such meeting shall take place no later than sixty days prior to the opening date of the Convention”.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Diocesan office at 802-863-3431.


Agenda

Registration opens at 8:30 Eucharist 10:00-11:00

Opening of Convention 11:15-11:45

First Ballot 11:45-12:45 (voting, counting and results) Second Ballot 1:00

Lunch 1:00 – 1:45 (pre-purchased in registration form or brought from home) Return from lunch 2:00

Results 2:00

Third Ballot 2:15-3:15

Fourth Ballot 3:15-4:15

Fifth Ballot 4:15-5:15


How to Register for Convention

There is no cost to attend the convention. The deadline for registration is April 12, 2019. Please click HERE to register.


Lodging Information

For those wishing to arrive the day before or stay the night of May 18th please note that the Bishop Booth Conference Center does not have any rooms available. Below is a list of hotels if you are interested in accommodations. Please note that no special arrangements have been made with any hotels for this convention.

La Quinta Inn & Suites South Burlington
Address: 1285 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: (802) 865-3400

Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn
Address: 1076 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: (802) 863-1125

Comfort Inn & Suites
Address: 3 Dorset St, South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: (802) 863-5541


Featured image: Special Convention theme and logo to be unveiled soon!

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