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Call for Resolutions
2024 Diocesan Convention

The window to submit proposed resolutions closed on July 12. The slate will be published on July 22. For background, guidelines from Article XI of the Diocesan Convention’s Rules of Order remain pasted below.

XI RESOLUTIONS

  • Resolutions may be submitted by any delegate to Convention. Prior to submission, all resolutions must be approved by the vestry/mission board of the submitting delegate’s congregation and seconded by a delegate of another congregation whose vestry/mission board has approved such resolution.
  • Resolutions may also be submitted by the Diocesan Council, any committee or commission of the Diocese, or any board established by the Canons.
  • Resolutions are to be submitted to the Resolutions Committee sixty days before Convention and handled according to the procedures of the Resolutions Commission, however, a resolution which does not comply with the requirements of this rule may be considered by the Convention on an affirmative vote of the majority of the members present.

RESOLUTION FORMAT

  • Resolution Title: Create a title for the resolution that reflects the reason for the resolution and any requested action.
  • Whereas Section: Give justifications or reasons for your resolution. Start each statement with the word “Whereas.” Write a “Whereas statement” for each reason or justification.
  • Resolved Section: State the action you plan to take. Start the first action statement with the words “Resolved.” Begin each additional action statement with the words “Be it further resolved.” Each “Resolved statement” should address one or more of your “Whereas statements.”
  • Explanation Section: Any further statement to clarify the resolution being proposed. This section is optional.