On January 26, following the 9:00 a.m. service, seventy-five parishioners broke bread together, conducted free and fair elections, and engaged in a spirited discussion of the future plans for our kitchen renovations. This was one of the best-attended and most animated Annual Meetings that anyone could remember. The Vestry provided a generous spread of muffins, bagels, fruit and delicious egg scrambles.
We said farewell to four amazing Vestry members: Senior Warden Liz Herriges, Junior Warden Don Ramage, Kristina Younger, and Victoria Dodson. We elected four gifted and capable replacements: Giorah Bour, Maggie Burdick, Kendall Burch, and John Cain. You can read their bios in the February Tartan. Fr. Martin announced that Judy Nelson has agreed to be our new Senior Warden. The Junior Warden will be elected by the Vestry at their retreat.
Reberta Skinner, John Austin (1st) and Riley Girard (2nd) were elected alternate delegates to the Diocesan Convention. Ken Rhodes and Natalie Bajinga were elected to the Endowment Fund Committee.
Angie Barr, Chair of the Kitchen Committee, then presented a detailed plan for the renovation of our kitchen. The Kitchen Committee had worked for two years with an architect and contractor to determine our needs and to put together the best possible plan. Each table then appointed a scribe and worked through four questions designed to focus feedback in ways most helpful to the committee. Kit Proctor noted the highlights of each table’s response. (These highlights will be shared in a future post on our web site.) After we witnessed one incredible indication of financial support for the renovation, the Committee was inspired to continue its work, and we all were called to focus upon what ministries and services we would like our new kitchen to provide.