In light of COVID considerations the LCA Victorian District Church Council is seeking permission to use alternative meeting methods, should a face to face meeting become impractical due to COVID restrictions.
Therefore the Victorian District Church Council has instructed the District Administrator in his capacity as Secretary of the District to submit to the current (39th) District Convention delegates a postal vote to authorise changes to the LCA Victorian District’s bylaws in respect of meeting methods.
This approach is broadly in line with the National Churches approach to General Convention of Synod commencing late September 2021. Delegates to the 39th Victorian & Tasmanian District Convention of Synod (2019) are being asked to vote in a postal ballot ahead of this year’s District Convention with ballots to be posted before the end of March.
The ballot will request that those delegates approve changes to the bylaws to enable Victorian & Tasmanian District Convention of Synod to take place by alternative arrangements if required. Further, the changes to the bylaws will allow procedures in transacting business and nominations and elections to be amended to suit the environment in which the meeting takes place.
The ballot papers with supporting information are being posted to delegates (at the home address listed on District files) later this month.
They must be returned to the District Administrator, Stephen Mildred, in the prepaid supplied envelope on or before a postmarked date of 27 April 2021.