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  The 37th Annual Diocesan Convention

  Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 & 16, 2019 • Granbury, Texas

Sept. 3: Memo to Clergy and Delegates

The opening Eucharist of our 37th Annual Diocesan Convention will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 3600 Fall Creek Highway, Granbury. Following the service, there will be a reception and retirement dinner honoring Bishop Iker at the Granbury Conference Center. Our convention theme this year is taken from 1 Timothy: “To God Be Honor and Glory.”

 

The schedule of events on Saturday, Nov. 16, is as follows:

  • Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Conference Center; a continental breakfast will be available
  • Morning Prayer begins at 8:30 a.m. on the convention floor.
  • The business meeting convenes at 9 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following positions will be filled by election at this year’s Convention:

  • Standing Committee  ~  1 clerical member  and 1 lay member
  • Ecclesiastical Trial Court  ~  1 clerical member
  • Extra-Diocesan Synod – 5 clerical delegates,
         5 lay delegates, 5 youth delegates

 

Forms are below. All nomination forms and proposed resolutions for consideration by the Convention are due by Wednesday, Sept. 18. Please consult Articles 18 and 19 regarding changes to the diocesan Constitution or Canons. Submit completed forms and supporting material according to the instructions on the form.

Resolutions submitted by Sept. 18 will be reviewed by the Resolutions Committee and published no later than twenty (20) days before the opening of the Convention. (Any resolution which shows on its face that it deals with matters arising after the deadline date shall be exempt from this requirement.) Any resolutions submitted after Sept. 18 are governed by Rule 27 of the Standing Rules of Procedure.

 

As a representative of your parish, it is important that you attend your Pre-Convention Deanery Meeting in October. This will be your opportunity to review the proposed 2020 budget and assessments and discuss any resolutions or proposed changes to the Constitution and Canons that may be presented.

 

Elected delegates have seat, voice, and vote in Deanery Meetings. Alternates should make every effort to attend as well, since they may be called upon to serve in place of an elected delegate. Visitors do not have voice or vote. 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. Scroll down to see a list of openings. Please use the Executive Council Nomination Form and submit it to your Dean at least one week prior to your Deanery's meeting date.

 

You may nominate yourself for any open position.

 

Clergy, you are asked to submit your Necrology Report no later than Friday, Nov. 1.

 

We look forward to seeing you at Convention!

At this time you are encouraged to nominate candidates for elective office and to submit any proposed resolutions to the Secretary of Convention. Please note the date of your Deanery Meeting below. You may also wish to make a hotel reservation for Nov. 15.

DATES and DEADLINES

2019 • EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Positions open by Deanery

 

Each Deanery is represented on the Executive Council by two lay persons and one member of clergy. Representatives are elected and serve for three years. Incumbents may be re-elected to a second three-year term before rotating off the Council. See Canon 35. Please submit nomination forms to your Dean at least one week before the Pre-Convention Deanery Meeting in October.

EASTERN DEANERY

Elect one (1) clergy person for a three (3) year term.

    The Rev. Andrew Petta, the incumbent, is not eligible for re-election.

 

  Representatives still in office:

    Harvey Craig (2020) • Robert Boyer (2021)

 

 

FORT WORTH EAST DEANERY

Elect one (1) lay person for a three (3) year term.

Tom Ward, the incumbent, is eligible for re-election

 

  Representatives still in office:

    Judy Mayo (2020) • The Rev. Jacob Worley (2021)

 

 

FORT WORTH WEST DEANERY

Elect one (1) lay person for a three (3) year term.

    Dave Wilson, the incumbent, is eligible for re-election.

 

  Representatives still in office:

    The Rev. Joel Hampton (2020) • Christine Martin (2021)

 

NORTHERN DEANERY

Elect one (1) clergy person for a three (3) year term.

    The Very Rev. John Munson, incumbent, is not eligible for re-election.

 

  Representatives still in office:

    Gayla Slaughenhop (2020) • Alan Jackson (2021)

 

 

SOUTHERN DEANERY

Elect one (1) lay person for a three (3) year term.

    Effie Sandlin, the incumbent, is eligible for re-election.
Elect one (1) clergy person for a one-year term

     to complete the unexpired term of the Rev. Christopher Woodall

 

  Representative still in office:  Jimmy Henry (2021)

 

 

WESTERN DEANERY

Elect one (1) lay person for a three (3) year term.

    Larry Mills, the incumbent, is eligible for re-election.

 

  Representatives still in office:

    Tom Sikes (2020) • The Rev. Eric Vowles (2021)

Forms

Hotel Accommodations

The Hilton Garden Inn at 635 E. Pearl Street (Hwy. 377 Business) in Granbury is offering us a group rate of $129 (plus tax) for double occupancy. The hotel is directly adjacent to the Granbury Conference Center.

 

Guest room reservations are to be made individually by using the online reservation portal or by calling 817-579-3800 and requesting the group rate for the “Episcopal Diocese.“  The deadline for reservations at the group rate is Wednesday, Oct. 16.

 

If you must cancel a reservation, please do so at least 24 hours in advance of your intended stay to avoid being charged.

 

Check-in begins at 3 p.m. Check-out time is 12 noon.