Short meeting ensures long term business
On Tuesday, September 1, a short special Province II Synod meeting was conducted which will ensure smooth and legitimate operations in the future. The business meeting was prompted by the pandemic, which has caused a move to almost complete virtual meetings and actions throughout the country.
Meeting in a convenient location off the NY State Thruway - Woodbury Commons Shopping Center in Central Valley, NY - deputies from eight of the 12 Province II dioceses comprised the necessary quorum.
Members and their dioceses attending were: The Rev. Katherine Alonge-Coons, Albany; the Rev. Wanda R. Copeland, Central New York; the Rev. Karen Davis-Lawson, Long Island; the Rev. Cynthia Black and Sue Morgan, Newark; Bishop William H. Stokes and Canon Paul Ambos. Esq., New Jersey; Yvonne O'Neal, New York; the Rev. Canon Johnnie Ross, Rochester; and Elisabeth Brauza-Hughes, Western New York. Also present were the Rev. Canon Carrie Schofield-Broadbent, Canon for Transition and Church Development, Central New York; Neva Rae Fox, Province II Provincial Coordinator; and Catherine Ambos, New Jersey.
The amendment to the Provincial ordinance that was approved will allow the virtual meetings of Province to conduct elections for officers and representatives for various offices, approve budgets, and other critical business.a