Update 1: Register for Our Annual Meeting on February 28
In this plague year, our Annual Meeting will occur “virtually” on the last Sunday of this month at 11:30 a.m., CST.
The meeting is vital to our functioning as a parish. It’s where our members elect the Vestry, receive the treasurer’s report, and this year consider changes to the bylaws. We will have a professional simultaneous interpreter between English and Spanish.
You’ll have to bring your own refreshments this year.
“Electors” remain defined as men and women age 18 and older who in the past year supported the parish “by their offerings and presence.”
The meeting must take place over the Internet, and specifically will be on the Web site of the video-conferencing service Zoom, because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
You must register online in order to attend.
Important detail: Only one vote will be permitted per connection to the meeting, so one parishioner in a household might need to be on a smartphone while another is on the computer.
The link to register is in this:
“You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
“When: Feb 28, 2021 11:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
“Register in advance for this meeting:
“After registering, you will receive a confirmation email within about 24 hours containing information about joining the meeting.”
Update 2: Proposed Bylaw Changes
The Nominating Committee appointed by the Vestry in December quickly agreed on a slate of proposed candidates for election to the Vestry by the Annual Meeting, since set for Sunday, February 28, at 11:30 a.m. We believe that those candidates’ diverse strengths and experiences would add depth to our Vestry.
We then turned our attention to the parish bylaws, another key part of our duties.
During the last year, the Vestry and other parish leaders have considered a wide range of potential changes. The Nominating Committee carefully studied a long list of these suggestions and identified those which we deem would most reflect our parish identity and allow us to operate more effectively.
We worked to write the proposed changes as clearly as possible. We then submitted the proposed changes to the Vestry for its approval, which it gave.
The committee appointed by the Vestry is composed of Adolfo Crespo, Jackie Gay, Senior Warden Jennifer Holden, Anne Meyer, and me, Frances Bruton. Holden, Meyer, and I are current Vestry members. It first chose me as chair.
We met weekly on Zoom and communicated frequently by e-mail and WhatsApp.
The proposed bylaw changes are the result of. our collective effort. Those can be viewed in detail by clicking on this link. All this is advance notice to you in line with our existing bylaws.
We hope you will attend the “virtual” Annual Meeting on Zoom on February 28 to vote on these bylaw changes and for our new Vestry members.
A link to register for the meeting is in the update above. More information about Vestry candidates can be viewed by clicking on this link: https://www.christchurch.mx/about-us/vestry-candidates/
Independent nominations for election to the Vestry may be made in writing to me at firstname.lastname@example.org , as well as from the floor at the Annual Meeting.
Frances Bruton, Chair
If you are unfamiliar with how Zoom works, there are a number of places on the Internet where you can pick how you want to get up to speed. It’s highly user-friendly.
In English, you can see many “teach me” options at https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=how+to+use+zoom+2021&ia=webs OR
You can decide to learn by reading or watching videos, or both.
Christ Church needs your support. You can make your pledge of financial support for 2021 by clicking here
When you pay your pledge or make any financial donation online, please inform our parish accountant Edgar Gómez at email@example.com or by telephone at the parish office, 55 5202-0949 or 55 5520-3763. Limited information about the source of deposits appears in most bank accounts in Mexico, including ours.