Annual Meeting and Elections 2017

Feb 19, 2017

The Annual Meeting is March 26 following a 10 am-only morning service. Every year at our annual meeting we elect new leadership that helps Clergy and Staff attend to the day to day business of St. Mark’s. All voting church members are encouraged to attend to elect some new leaders and vote on a Proposed Bylaw Change.

Here are some things to help you prepare for the meeting:

Who can attend?

To be eligible to vote, you MUST have (a) made a financial contribution [the bylaws do not require a pledge] no later than noon on March 26, 2017 and affirmed your desire to be a member OR (b) be a confirmed Episcopalian whose name is in our parish register. Note: it is an either/or. A list of members that are eligible to vote will be posted in the foyer starting Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Who is running for elected leadership?

Meet the 2017 Leadership Candidates for the following positions: Sr. Warden; Jr. Warden; three Class of 2020 Vestry members and one 2018 Vestry member; and two Diocesan Delegates.

Nominations for elected leadership positions closed on February 19, 2017.

What else will we be voting on?

In addition to the election, members will consider an amendment to the bylaws changing the term of office for wardens from one to two years with an option to run for one additional year. You may find it helpful to review the Proposed Bylaw Change concerning terms for Sr. and Jr. Warden positions, prior to the meeting. You can also review Comments by Past Sr. Wardens regarding the proposed change in term length.

Read Peter Sherer’s letter to the Parish as it appeared in The Gospel e-newsletter on January 6. Mark your calendars now for the Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 26, 2017.