2021 Virtual Convention

 

2021 VIRTUAL CONVENTION FOR GRAND CANYON WOMEN – OUR 29TH CONVENTION!

Join us for a virtual convention (only a business meeting) by Zoom to elect new officers and board members, elect 2023 Triennial Convention voting members, and conduct other required business.

Saturday, November 6, beginning at 9 am AZ time (MST) 

Our Bishop of the Grand Canyon Synod, Bishop Deborah Hutterer, will bring us an update from the Synod.  We will also hear a report from Barbara Thistle, representing the administrative board of our churchwide Women of the ELCA.  Pastor Rebecca Boardman from the Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of AZ will be our Chaplain.  Laura Krueger from our own Grand Canyon Synod women will serve as our Parliamentarian.

Any woman can attend this virtual event and there is no cost.  However, you must register ONLINE in advance to receive the Zoom link.  One voting member from each congregation in our Grand Canyon Synod is needed to represent the women of your congregation. Voting members must attend the convention via Zoom (either on video or by phone).  Please indicate your voting status when you register online. Online registration closes at 11:59 pm on October 29 for everyone:

ONLINE CONVENTION REGISTRATION

You may also access the convention via our FaceBook Live connection if you are a non-voting member and have no access to Zoom.

Nominees for officers and board members who will serve for the next two-year term are being sought.  You can nominate yourself or another woman (with her consent).  We desire a diverse representation from all across our Grand Canyon Synod, including women of color and/or whose first language is other than English, as well as women <45 years old and/or of the LGBTQIA+ community.  Our nominating committee chair is Pat Shaw from Love of Christ in Mesa, AZ.  Download the nomination information and form from this link:

2021 GCWELCA Nomination Info and form

Nominations are encouraged to be submitted no later than September 24, 2021; however, we will accept nominations up to 5 pm on November 5, 2021.  You can also complete a nomination online and submit it electronically.  

Online Nominations Instructions

Nominees for the 12th Triennial Convention of Women of the ELCA to be held in Phoenix AZ in 2023 are also being sought.  Only one nominee per congregation is permitted.  We are seeking women of color and/or whose first language is other than English, as well as women <45 years and/or of the LGBTQIA+ community.  We’re also looking for women who have never served as a voting member to one of the WELCA national conventions in the past.  Our nominating committee chair is Pat Shaw from Love of Christ in Mesa, AZ.  Download the nomination form from this link:

2023 Triennial Voting Member Nomination

Nominations for 2023 Voting Members are requested by October 15, 2021; however, we will accept them until noon on Nov. 5, 2021.  There can only be one nomination from each congregation and there can be no “nominations from the floor” at the actual convention.

 

IMPORTANT CONVENTION INFORMATION:

MEET BARBARA THISTLE, OUR CHURCHWIDE REPRESENTATIVE

MESSAGE FROM JOY MICHALICEK, CHURCHWIDE PRESIDENT

Resolutions can be presented to the convention from any voting member.  Because we are meeting in a digital/virtual environment, resolutions must be received no later than Tuesday, November 2, 2021 to allow the Reference and Counsel Committee time to review the resolution.  You can download information and the actual form here:

Resolution Form and info

 

MEET OUR CONVENTION SPEAKERS:

Bishop Deborah Hutterer

 

Chaplain Rebecca Boardman

 

Laura Krueger, Parliamentarian

 

Barbara Thistle
Churchwide Rep