By: Pamela Boisvert
Notice to Members of Synod, Churchwardens and Treasurers from the Honorary Secretaries of Synod:
The Agenda Committee is hard at work preparing for Synod in 2013. Consequently, the Committee would like to bring to your attention the follow matters:
- Date – November 29 and 30, 2013
- Location – Doubletree by Hilton-Toronto Airport, Toronto
- Parish Registration Fee for Synod – $104.00 per member
The 155th Regular Session of Synod will be held on Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30, 2013.
Registration will take place on Friday morning. It is expected that Friday will be a full day of business commencing at 9:00 a.m. and adjourning for the evening at 9:00 p.m. The Synod will reconvene on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and is expected to terminate between 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m.
The 155th Regular Session of Synod will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton-Toronto Airport on Dixon Road in Toronto. Synod was held at this location in the past including 2011.
3. Parish Registration Fee for Synod
The Diocesan Council approved the Registration Fee for the 155th Regular Session of Synod at $104.00 per member. As usual, parishes will be invoiced in March 2013 based on full attendance for their Synod fees through the accounts receivable process. Non-voting synod members and retired clergy will be asked to pay their fees when they send in their pre-registration forms. The parish registration fee helps to cover the costs of food and beverages, facilities and some accommodation.
The accommodation for qualifying members (Lay Members and one Cleric from parishes in the Deaneries of Durham & Northumberland, Holland, Huronia, Nottawasaga, Oshawa, Peterborough, Tecumseth, Victoria & Haliburton) was incorporated into the calculation. This practice was first introduced at the last Regular Session of Synod in 2011. It worked well and we agreed to continue this in our planning going forward.
Logistical details of how rooms will be reserved are still in the early planning stages. As we approach Synod, a pre-registration deadline will be communicated and strictly enforced. This means that if you do not pre-register for Synod prior to the registration deadline, you will not be able to take advantage of accommodation.
Synod members are asked to monitor the Diocesan website (www.toronto.anglican.ca/synod) for more information and updates.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Pamela Boisvert, Assistant Secretary of Synod, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at (416) 363-6021, or 1-800-668-8932, ext. 231.