This year the Resolutions Committee, with the encouragement of Bishop Rickel, initiated a two-stage process for review of resolutions. In the first stage, submitters of resolutions were invited to an “early-bird” deadline, if they so chose, in order to engage with the Resolutions Committee in hearings designed to offer the opportunity to refine or perfect the resolutions ahead of the canonical deadline for submission, which was September 14 (45 days in advance of the Convention).
Hearings on Resolutions of Policy
With support from the Bishop’s Staff, especially the Canon for Diocesan Networking & Connections, the Committee met with those intending to submit resolutions in three sessions on Zoom. Those sessions were held Wednesday, August 18 from 7:00–8:00 pm; Monday, August 23 from 7:00–8:00 pm; and Wednesday, August 25 from 11:00 am–12:00 pm. The invitation to attend was extended to all members of the Diocese.
Meeting of Resolutions Committee after Canonical Deadline
The Resolutions Committee met Wednesday, September 22, from 7:00 pm–8:00 pm to consider the nine resolutions submitted to us by the canonical deadline of September 14. Included in this report are the Committee’s recommendations, as well as the full text of each resolution, including any explanation.