2013 Annual Gathering Minutes

Convention Business

Kip Tyler, Chair of the Board of Trustees, called the convention to order in business session at 3:00 p.m. Monday,
October 7, 2013.

Procedures for the convention 2013

M/S/P To appoint Martha Uecker Nelson Recording Secretary for 2013

Chair directed the body to Section 4 of Gathering booklet in regard to adopting the official convention rules and
announced that the deadline for suggested amendments to the By-laws would be 3:30 p.m. Monday.

M/S/P To adopt the conventions rules as presented.

Chair appointed Tony Stoutenburg and Cathy Nichol as Credentials Committee.

M/S/P Report of Credentials Committee:

  • Total Attendance: 850
  • Voting Delegates: 441
  • Members: 257
  • Seminarians: 27
  • Visitors: 125

Old Business

M/S/P Acceptance of the 2012 Draft Minutes as presented

Kip Tyler presented a report on By-Laws changes that had been voted on in 2012. He confirmed that they had
been accepted by our congregations and were in effect as of this meeting.

A report was presented on Election Areas and the proposal for 2014.

M/S/P To approve the Election Areas for 2013 and 2014 as presented.

The 2013 Areas holding caucuses for elections are: 3, 5, and 6.

New Business

Laurel Swanson reported we are in a favorable financial situation. Treasurer’s Report Section page 10-13 for
information. Laurel stated that she thanks God for the blessings that we have received. She also drew attention to
the proposal to increase the budget in 2014 to accommodate additional staffing. She also indicated that once again
this year, our audit was clean.

M/S/P To approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented.

M/S/P 2014 Budget (Financial Report pg 10 proposed budget) as proposed


M/S/P To close business session at 3:18 p.m

Respectfully Submitted,

Rev. Martha Uecker Nelson

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