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Dispatch of Business Committee

Dispatch of Business Committee

Dispatch of Business Committee At each Diocesan Convention, the bishop appoints the Dispatch of Business Committee for the next convention. Its task is to set the convention agenda and to see that the business of convention is conducted as expeditiously and as completely as possible. It may also serve as the convention arrangements committee, planning

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Canons Committee

Canons Committee

Canons Committee The Canons Committee considers—and develops appropriate language for—changes to the Canons of the Diocese of Vermont. For a copy of the Canons & Constitution, please visit the Clergy & Lay Leaders Resource page and scroll down alphabetically to “Canons”. Members

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Credentials Committee

Credentials Committee

Credentials Committee This committee of the Diocesan Convention has responsibility for validating credentials of clergy and delegates who have the privilege of seat and/or vote at the annual Convention. Members Canon Lynn Bates The Rev. Lisette Baxter Joshua Cheney

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Grants and Loans Committee

The Grants and Loans Committee (GLC) oversees all grants and loans available through the diocese. The GLC has been charged by Diocesan Council with the following: to improve the understanding and use of the available grants, loans and appeals funds by all congregations, to make the application process for these funds more, user-friendly, and to

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Resolutions Committee

Resolutions Committee

Resolutions Committee A committee of Diocesan Convention that reviews and assists those proposing resolutions for consideration by the annual Convention. Members are appointed by the Bishop to one-year terms through next Convention. Members Anne Clarke Brown (Chair) Michael Austin The Rev. Stannard Baker Eric Davis Nanci Gordon

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Oversight and Audit Committee

Oversight and Audit Committee

Oversight and Audit Committee The Committee reviews the annual audits prepared by congregations, provides resources, and assists congregations with financial and audit concerns. The Committee also provides resources to assist congregations and treasurers in meeting their financial responsibilities, including preparing and submitting the required annual audit. For all materials and information needed to perform an

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Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee A Committee of Diocesan Convention with responsibility for proposing nominees to a variety of offices to be filled by election at the annual Convention. Members are appointed by the Bishop to one-year terms through the next Convention. Members Canon Lynn Bates The Rev. Lisette Baxter

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Rock Point Board

Rock Point Board

Rock Point Board The Rock Point Board has oversight responsibility for the Diocese’s property at Rock Point, Burlington. If you have feedback for the Rock Point Board, please contact the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely, Bishop, President (tely@diovermont.org), or the Rev. Craig Smith, Director of Operations and Program (csmith@diovermont.org). Additional information on Rock Point can be found on

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Disciplinary Board

Disciplinary Board

Disciplinary Board Effective July 1, 2011, a new Canon 26A pertaining to ecclesiastical discipline of clergy under Title IV of the Canons of The Episcopal Church took effect. In addition, the Dioceses of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont have agreed to jointly administer and staff matters of clergy discipline under Title IV. One aspect of

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United Thank Offering Coordinators

United Thank Offering Coordinators

United Thank Offering Coordinators The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a grant program administered by the Episcopal Church Women of The Episcopal Church. Funds are raised through the UTO “blue box” program in congregations throughout the church. Each diocese has a coordinator or coordinators who promote the UTO. As of this writing, the UTO coordinator

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