September 26, 2018
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To the Elected Delegates and Clergy
of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan,

In accordance with the Canons of the Diocese of Eastern Michigan, you will find below the information for the business meeting of our convention, including the 2019 budget, nominees for election, and the submitted resolutions.

As a reminder, this year's convention will be held in Flint on  October 26-27th.

For information, please read below and visit the convention page of our diocesan website,  www.eastmich.org/convention .

This notice is being emailed to all clergy, senior wardens, and currently listed delegates and alternates with provided emails as well as our general mailing list. If there are delegates from your congregation without regular access to email or the internet, please print and share this information with them.

Peace,
Angela Krueger
Administrative Assistant to the Bishop
Secretary of Convention
The Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan
akrueger@eastmich.org | 877-752-6020
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
[X] August 27
Submit resolutions to the Convention Secretary.
[X] September 10
(Extended) Submit nominations for diocesan leadership positions.
[ ] Tonight!
Pre-convention meeting at St. Andrew's, Gaylord from 6-7pm.
[ ] September 30
Pre-convention meeting at Grace, Lapeer from 3-4pm.
[ ] October 3
Pre-convention meeting at St. John's, Saginaw from 6-7pm.
[X] FULL
Register a booth for the exhibit hall. Space is full.
[ ] October 4
Make any necessary reservations at the hotel.
[ ] October 11
Register for any optional Friday trainings.
[ ] October 11
Register and submit all payments.
CONVENTION DETAILS
Convention Business
2019 Budget, as passed by the Diocesan Council - View Spreadsheet

Nominees for Election - Click here for a list of nominations.

Resolutions to the Convention - Click here for all resolutions
  • Resolution 1 - Transition Scenario #1
  • Resolution 2 - Transition Scenario #2
  • Resolution 3 - Transition Scenario #3
  • Resolution 4 - Recommending the Way of Love

Pre-Convention Meetings
Join us for one of three optional pre-convention meetings to prepare for the business session of convention. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the proposed diocesan budget and any resolutions scheduled to appear on the floor.

The three pre-convention meetings will take place:

  • TONIGHT! at St. Andrew's, Gaylord from 6-7pm
  • September 30 at Grace, Lapeer from 3-4pm
  • October 3 at St. John's, Saginaw from 6-7pm

Can't make any in person? We'll livestream the Saginaw gathering on our Facebook page. Online participants will be able to ask questions and comment in real time. A recording of the meeting will be archived for others to access at their convenience.
NEW! Optional Friday Trainings
We will offer two options for trainings on Friday before the convention opens for anyone looking for a convenient way to complete any requirements to holding leadership positions in their congregation or at the diocesan or church-wide level. To inquire if your certification has expired, please call the diocesan office.

Please register for a Friday training by October 11th.

Safeguarding God's Children | 10:00-12:30pm

Safeguarding God's People | 1:00-3:30pm

Dismantling Racism | 10:00-5:00pm | $10 per person

Location & Accommodation
The convention will be held at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre located at 5353 Gateway Centre Flint, MI 48507.

If you require a hotel room, reservations can be made by calling 810-232-5300 and booking under "DEM". Reservations under our conference block must be made before October 4th to get the group discounted rate.

Our discounted rate is $99/night plus taxes.
Closing Eucharist
The Closing Eucharist of the 24th Convention will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Flint on Saturday with the Rt. Rev. Cate Waynick presiding.

The service is open to visitors and does not require registration.
Newcomer Orientation
If you are new to the diocese, new to being a delegate, or just want a refresher, you are invited to join us at 5pm on Friday for a brief newcomer orientation. We will touch on all of the basics of being a voting member of convention, including Roberts Rules of Order and how to discuss resolutions on the floor.
Communications and Notices
To be faithful stewards of creation by conserving resources - both natural and financial - all communications about convention will be delivered two ways: by email (like this one!) and on the convention page of our diocesan website, www.eastmich.org/convention.

Posting on Facebook? Tweeting? Checking-in? Use #edemcon18.
Registration
There are three types of convention registration - delegations, unassigned clergy, and visitors.

DELEGATIONS - One person from the congregation (usually a parish secretary, senior warden, or clergy person) must register the entire delegation, including any clergy and all elected delegates. There is one form per delegation and one registration payment.

UNASSIGNED CLERGY and VISITORS may register individually, regardless of congregation affiliation.

Registration and payments must be submitted by October 11th. Payments are accepted online by credit card or by mailed check.