Since we will not be able to gather for the Annual Meeting this year, the Vestry has adopted the following special procedure for the election of new Vestry members for 2021.
Special Voting Procedures 2021
Election Process for Members of the Vestry
Be it resolved that the St. George Vestry hereby enacts the following election procedures for the election of new Vestry members at its 2021 Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:30 am which will be held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nominations will be open until January 27, 2021 in order for nominee eligibility to be confirmed and ballot to be prepared.
-There will be no nominations from the floor.
-Both electronic and paper ballots will be provided.
-Electronic ballots will be emailed to the parish membership on Thursday, January 28, no later than 5 pm. Voting by e-ballot will close 15 minutes after the Annual Meeting is called to order.
-Paper ballots will be available from 9 am and will be accepted until 11:45 am (or 15 minutes following the Annual Meeting being called to order) on Sunday morning, January 31, 2021.
-Announcement of election will be made prior to the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.
Congratulations to Susan Alwais and Cliff McLean who were elected to serve as Council Delegates. They will serve three year terms.
Our Council Delegation for Diocesan Council 2021 will be:
Arden McLean, Senior Warden
Steve Alwais – Alternate Delegate
The Rev. Susan Burnham
The Rev. Ram Lopez
Please join us on Thursday, January 14th, at 11:30 AM for the second in our monthly series entitled, “In the Meantime.” Andy Nodine will give a talk on how technology is…or is not…helping us get through this period when we are in between what was and what is to come on so many levels. Andy will talk about what it means to be community in this difficult, uncertain time and how we are using technologies such as Facebook and Zoom to enable our community to continue. He will talk about what is working and what is not, what we are learning, and what we might take with us into the new normal, whatever and whenever it turns out to be. And, of course, there will be a time for open discussion. We look forward to seeing you, even if it’s on screen.
In an interview with Judy Woodruff in the PBS Newshour on New Year’s Day, our Presiding Bishop Curry addressed the imperative of maintaining a community in this time when we must be physically isolated, and the value of technology in doing so. In his uniquely joyful style, he said, “If you’re high tech, Zoom; if you’re low tech, text; if you’re no tech, call! Send a note! STAY IN TOUCH!!” Here’s the link to the interview: https://www.pbs.
org/newshour/show/following- the-way-of-love-through- divisions-upheaval-and- uncertainty.
Click here to join the Zoom Meeting.
The Right Rev. David Reed will be at St. George to preside over a service of Confirmation on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6th, 2021 at 6:00 PM.
In-person worshippers will be limited to family and few congregational leaders. However, the service will be live-streamed on our Facebook page.
Please tune in and join this very special celebration!!!