Amendments - Results

C-1: Amend Article III, Section 1(e), Youth Delegates
Adopted by Council, text pending final approval.
Amend Article III of our Diocesan Constitution as follows:

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(e) The Lay members of the Standing Committee, the Lay members of the Executive Board, the Chancellor, the Presidents of the Regions, the President of the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese, five lay persons, not over 21 years of age at the time of election, to be elected on or before May 1 as Youth Delegates by five of the Regional Councils designated on an annual rotating basis by the Standing Committeeone Youth Delegate (not over 21 years of age) elected by each Regional Council on or before May 1, and two lay persons, not over 25 years of age at the time of election and participants in an Episcopal higher education ministry in the Diocese, to be elected by the Standing Committee on or before May 1 as Collegiate Delegates shall be members of Council ex officio.

C-2: Amend Canon 7, The Executive Board
Adopted by Council, text pending final approval.
Resolved, that the 217th Annual Council of the Diocese of Virginia amend Section 4 of Canon 7 as follows:

The President of the Executive Board shall be the Bishop. The Executive Board shall elect a Lay member as its Vice President, and may elect a Secretary, who may be of either order and who need not be a member of the Board. It may elect such other officers as it may desire not in conflict with these Canons. With the exception of the President, all terms of office shall be one year. 

Submitted by the Executive Board.

C-3: Amend Article III, Section 1(d), Lay Delegate Appointment
Amended by Council and referred to a task force to be appointed by the bishop.

Amend Article III, Section 1(d) by the addition of the following language:

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(d)        There shall be only one Lay Delegate from each church, to be chosenby its Vestry. But from every church having an Average Sunday Attendance of more than three hundred confirmed communicants in good standingone hundred twenty reported to the Diocesanauthorities as an average of the last three years’ Annual Reports, there shall be an additional Lay Delegate for each three hundred confirmed communicants in good standingone hundred twenty in Average Sunday Attendance, or major fraction thereof, above the firstthree hundredone hundred twenty.

Submitted by Russell V. Randle, Lay Delegate, Christ Church, Alexandria.

C-4: Amend Article III, Section 1(e), Collegiate Delegates
Adopted by Council, text pending final approval.

Amend article III, Section 1(e) as follows:

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(e) The Lay members of the Standing Committee, the Lay members of the Executive Board, the Chancellor, the Presidents of the Regions, the President of the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese, five lay persons, not over 21 years of age at the time of election, to be elected on or before May 1 as Youth Delegates by five of the Regional Councils designated on an annual rotating basis by the Standing Committee, and two five lay persons, not over 25 years of age at the time of election and who are participants in an Episcopal higher education ministry in the Diocese, to be elected by the Standing Committee on or before May 1 as Collegiate Delegates shall be members of Council ex officio.

Submitted by the Higher Education Committee of the Diocese of Virginia:
The Rev. Nik Forti, chaplain to UVA Canterbury
The Rev. Lauren Kuratko, chaplain to VCU Episcopal Campus Ministry
The Rev. Laura Lockey, Campus Missioner to Canterbury-Harrisonburg; serving JMU, Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University and Blue Ridge Community College
The Rev. Brian Turner, chaplain to UMW Canterbury Club