The 216th Annual Convention will be held on
Saturday, November 3, 2018
at Christ Church in Exeter
Delegates to Convention:
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What does it mean to be a Lay Delegate?
Preliminary Draft of Resolutions are due to the Resolutions Committee
Draft resolutions are submitted to The Rev. Celeste Hemingson, Chair of the Resolutions Committee and to Canon Tina Pickering at the Bishop's Office. Resolutions that require constitutional or canonical changes must be reviewed by the Committee on Constitutions and Canons as well, so it is important to observe this deadline. Please read this document for more information on drafting resolutions.
Nomination Forms and Personal Statements are due to the Nominating Committee
Nominations required this year will be for the Treasurer, Standing Committee, one each from clerical and lay orders, and for Finance Committee. Nomination forms and personal statements should be sent to The Rev. Celeste Hemingson, Chair of the Nominating Committee, and to Tina Pickering at the Bishop's Office. See more information about elections below.
Final resolutions are submitted to the Resolutions Committee.
Any resolution submitted after this date until the date of Convention must be done in accordance with "Rules for Late Resolutions" under the Convention Rules of Order.
Annual Reports for the 2018 Pre-Convention Journal are due: Annual Reports must be submitted from Standing Committee, Diocesan Council, the Registrar, Convocation Conveners, the Trustees, and all Committees and Commissions. Resolutions Committee must also submit final resolutions for inclusion in the 2017 Pre-Convention Journal.
Registration will open. Registration is to be completed online. Information and a registration link will be sent to all delegates and alternates via email. Instructions for how to register online will also be sent by mail.
Deadline to reserve a display table
Deadline for Registration and for Delegation Change Forms
NH Canon 1.1.3(c): list of delegates entitled to seats at Convention presented to the Bishop
216th Annual Diocesan Convention at Christ Church, Exeter, NH
Nominations, along with Personal Statement and Consents from each nominee and a digital photo, must be submitted to The Rev. Celeste Hemingson, Chair of the Nominations Committee, with a copy to Tina Pickering in the Bishop's Office, no later than July 20, 2018 for Treasurer, Standing Committee (one clergy, one lay), and Council Finance Committee.
The following elections will take place at Convention:
Treasurer of Convention - Elected annually at convention by ballot
Currently serving: Chris Porter (since 2012)
Secretary of Convention – Nominated annually at Convention, vote by cards at Convention
Currently serving: Elizabeth Rotch
Standing Committee - One in the Clerical Order (3 yr term) - Elected at Convention by ballot
Currently serving: The Rev. Teresa Gocha, second term ends in 2018, The Rev. Rob Stevens, first term ends in 2019; The Rev. Guy Collins, second term ends in 2020.
Standing Committee - One in the Lay Order (3 yr term) - Elected at Convention by Ballot
Currently serving: Judith Esmay, second term ends in 2018, and Bob Cotton, first term ends in 2019; Margaret Porter, second term ends in 2020.
Council Finance Committee (3 year term) - Elected at Convention by ballot
Currently serving: The Rev. Curtis Metzger, first term ends in 2018; Kim Bock, second term ends in 2019; Jack Lewis, second term ends in 2020; Gloria Gallant, appointed by Council; Vacancy, appointed by Council; Bill Sloane, elected by Trustees
Materials from 2017 Convention below:
The 2017 Convention took place at St. Paul's Church in Concord, NH
The Pre-Convention Journal for the 215th Annual Convention is now available.
or click below for the following sections of the report:
Please click below to see the personal statements for the following nominees for election at Convention:
The Rev. Guy Collins for Standing Committee (clergy order) and Margaret Porter and Joan Alayne Stevens for Standing Committee (lay order)
There is limited space for display tables at Convention. Please contact Jessi Quinn if you would like to reserve display space. Thank you.
Please click HERE for a letter from Margaret Mackie-Ciancio with an appeal for your help collecting Christmas gifts for incarcerated parents to give their children. Gift guidelines and instructions are included here. The ChIPS truck will be parked prominently in the parking lot at Christ Church, Exeter on the morning of Convention to accept your contributions.