Nov 2011 Synod Decisions
The Province I Synod met via audio conference on Nov 18. There were two notable decisions (See attached minutes). First, we agreed to shift the line item budget for network activities into a pot for mini-grants. Our hope is to inspire new collaborative efforts and fuel current efforts in the Province. Watch for the grant process description and proposal process in the coming weeks. Second, Julie invited Synod delegates to meet via webconference in the three months leading up to our April 13-14 Synod and Pre-General Convention gathering. These meetings will be on the fourth Tuesday of the month:
Jan 24 - Monthly Delegates Web Conference, 9 am ET
Feb 28 - Monthly Delegates Web Conference, 9 am ET
Mar 27 - Monthly Delegates Web Conference, 9 am ET
In addition to increased communication, the goal is to identify efforts within the dioceses which would be strengthened by cross-diocesan collaboration and to support one another's efforts. I will be scheduling time between now and mid-Jan to talk with each delegate one-on-one and to test web conferencing ability. (DELEGATES, please note: To participate in a live web conference, delegates will need a computer, a high speed internet access, and telephone. Phone-only participation will be possible if these are not available).