Vestry Nominations for Terms beginning in 2017
The vestry is the legal representative of the parish regarding all matters pertaining to its corporate property. The number of vestry members and the term of office varies from parish to parish. St. Mary Anne’s By-laws calls for nine vestry members, each serving for a period of 3 years from election to election. No member of the Vestry shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms. Vestry members are elected at the annual parish meeting. The presiding officer of the vestry is the rector.
The basic responsibilities of the vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church’s mission by word and deed, to select the rector, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances.
We have five vestry vacancies to be filled. Rotating off from vestry office is: Melissa Cook-MacKenzie, Nancy Leizear, Carol Weisel, and Andy Flood. In addition, Terry Brown was not able to remain on vestry due to business commitments, so his term of service (until 2019) also needs to be filled. (Please note: In November, the vestry elected Bruce England to fill Terry’s role until the annual meeting).
We have listed our nominees with bios (click here), so please review prior to the annual meeting. Other nominations may be made from the floor, but those nominations must be members who meet the qualifications of eligibility as defined in Article V, Section 1 of our Bylaws and must have the consent and approval of the member nominated. As is St. Mary Anne’s policy, all nominations from the floor must be submitted two weeks prior to the annual meeting in order that they may be verified as to the qualifications of eligibility as defined in our Bylaws, their willingness to serve, and in order that their biographical information may be presented to the parish in advance of the annual meeting.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter, and to those who are willing to serve.
Father John and the Vestry of St. Mary Anne’s