Sept. 20, 2011
Convention News Update
Dear clergy and delegates,
We are just seven weeks away from Convention! Please be sure you have gone through the steps in the blue box at left. Also note the announcements and information below:
Proposed 2012 Budget and Assessment Formula
The proposed 2012 budget and assessment formula have been approved by the Executive Council. Copies are available on the Budget page (above). Please print these out and take them with you to your Pre-Convention Deanery meeting and to the Convention itself. If you have any questions about the budget or assessments, please ask your Executive Council representatives during your Pre-Convention Deanery meeting in October.
Nominees for Elective Office
We have a significant number of positions to fill at this year’s Convention, as follows:
|Ecclesiastical Trial Court
|ACNA Provincial Assembly*
|3 alternate delegates
||3 alternate delegates
3 youth delegates – either order
*The triennial ACNA Provincial Assembly is scheduled for June 7 - 10, 2012, in Ridgecrest, N.C.
See the Nominees page for information about all those who who are runnning for office. Be sure to print the page out for reference during the balloting process.
Friday’s dinner and Saturday's lunch will be catered for us at the Conference center. This year, for the first time, we are able to take reservations and payment online. It is still possible to mail a check as payment for your meals, if you prefer. To make your reservation(s) in either fashion, go to the Forms page. Those paying online will receive an e-mail confirmation of their reservations. Those paying by mail will have their canceled check as a receipt.
For those who wish to stay in Granbury, the Hilton Garden Inn at 635 E. Pearl Street – next door to the Granbury Resort Conference Center – is providing overnight accommodations for this year's convention at a special rate. Please make your reservations by Oct. 5 to guarantee room availability. For more details and other options, see the Reference page.
No resolutions are being placed before the convention at this time. Please refer to Articles 18 & 19 of the diocesan Constitution for rules regarding changes to the Constitution and Canons of the diocese.
Late submissions: Any resolution which shows on its face that it deals with matters arising after the deadline date (Sept. 6) may be considered by the Resolutions committee for action during the convention. See Rule 27 of the Standing Rules of Procedure. Please use the Resolution form when submitting a resolution.
Amendments to the Constitution and Canons
New: The Constitution and Canons Committee is recommending that the convention amend Canon 35, concerning Deaneries. Download, print, and read the proposed amendment here. (posted 10/3/2011)
Pre-Convention Deanery Meetings
Be sure to attend your Pre-Convention Deanery meeting! Meeting dates and locations are listed on the calendar at the top (right) of this page. Deanery meetings are open to all, but visitors will be seated separately from voting members. Clergy, convention delegates and Executive Council members have seat, voice, and vote in the pre-convention meetings held in their respective deaneries, and all are expected to attend. Visitors have neither voice nor vote unless called upon by the Dean to speak.
Openings on the Executive Council are filled by election at these October Deanery meetings. The term is for three years, beginning immediately after the Convention in November. Nominations should be submitted to the Dean at least one week prior to the day of the meeting. Plese use the Executive Council Nomination form from the Forms page. For your convenience, the form includes the names of Council members whose terms have not yet expired. Please refer to Canon 35 regarding Deaneries.
On the day of Convention
Clergy are to vest and process at the Friday Eucharist; all lay delegates are strongly encouraged to attend the service if possible.
For Saturday's plenary session, please bring your copy of the budget and assessment material, plus the Nominees page(s). Any additional printed material that you will need will be handed to you at registration.