The 35th Annual Diocesan Convention
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 & 4, 2017
The opening Eucharist of our 35th Annual Diocesan Convention will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at St. Vincent’s Cathedral Church, 1300 Forest Ridge Drive in Bedford. A reception and dinner at the Hurst Conference Center will follow the service. This will be a festive evening for all of our clergy, delegates, and visitors. You are encouraged to attend.
The schedule for Saturday, Nov. 4, is as follows:
At this time you are encouraged to nominate candidates for elective office (see below) and to submit any proposed resolutions. You may also wish to make a hotel reservation for the night of Nov. 3.
A number of elected positions will be filled at this year's convention, since it is time to elect representatives to future provincial gatherings.
All nomination forms and proposed resolutions for consideration by the Convention are due by Friday, Sept. 1. Please consult Articles 18 and 19 regarding changes to the diocesan Constitution or Canons. Forms are linked above. Submit completed forms and supporting material to Gala Harvey (e-mail to gharvey[at]fwepiscopal.org or fax to 817-244-3363) at the Diocesan Center.
Resolutions will be reviewed by the Resolutions Committee and published no later than twenty (20) days before the opening of the Convention. (Any resolution which deals with matters arising after Sept. 1 is exempt from this requirement.) All other resolutions submitted after Sept. 1 are governed by Rule 27 of the Standing Rules of Procedure.
As a representative of your parish, it is important that you attend your Deanery Meeting in October. This will be your opportunity to review the proposed 2018 budget and assessments and any resolutions or proposed changes to the Constitution and Canons that may be presented. A calendar of Deanery Meeting dates is below. It may be helpful, too, to review Canon 35.
You are encouraged to participate in the process of nominating qualified persons to represent your Deanery on the Executive Council. A list of openings may be found by clicking the Elections button above. Please forward the Executive Council Nomination Form to your Dean at least one week prior to the meeting.
Elected delegates have seat, voice, and vote in deanery meetings. Alternates should make every effort to attend the Deanery Meetings as well, since they may be called upon to serve in place of an elected Delegate. Visitors do not have voice or vote.
Clergy, you are asked to submit your Necrology Report not later than Monday, Oct 23.
The Diocesan Staff and Arrangements Committee at the Cathedral look forward to seeing you at Convention!
Friday, Sept. 1
Deadline to submit Resolutions and Nominations
(except Executive Council)
Tuesday, Sept. 26
Additional Convention information published, including:
Slate of Nominees, Meal reservations link
Thursday, Oct. 5
Fort Worth West Deanery Meeting • Dean Roger Grist
St. Anne’s Church
6055 Azle Avenue, Fort Worth
Friday, Oct. 6
Last date to make hotel reservations at group rate
Tuesday, Oct. 10
Eastern Deanery Meeting • Dean Ed Kresowaty
St. Alban’s Church
911 S. Davis, Arlington
Thursday, Oct. 12
Northern Deanery Meeting • Dean John Munson
Church of the Good Shepherd
1007 Burnett St., Wichita Falls
Southern Deanery Meeting • Dean Stuart Smith
Church of the Good Shepherd
3600 Fall Creek Highway, Granbury
Tuesday, Oct. 17
Fort Worth East Deanery Meeting • Dean David Klein
St. Timothy's Church
4201 Mitchell Blvd., Fort Worth
Western Deanery Meeting • Dean John Phelps
Monday, Oct. 23
Last day to submit Necrology Report