The deadline for filing resolutions and nominations to diocesan positions for the upcoming 143rd annual convention is September 28.

Proposing resolutions is a key way for the people of the diocese to discuss and reflect upon issues in the church and beyond. There are a variety of types of resolutions, ranging from those that ask the diocese to take a stand on a particular issue to special observances to calls for commitment to certain ministries. Resolutions can be submitted online at dsoconvention.org. All proposed resolutions must be submitted by Sept. 28. The Resolutions Committee will meet that week to review the resolutions.

Those submitting resolutions are expected to attend (or have a representative present) at all pre-convention hearings. Contact resolutions chair Jim Heathcote at 937.446.2108 or jheathcote@earthlink.net with questions.

In Southern Ohio, we self-nominate for positions. Positions available to be filled are for Budget committee (lay), Diocesan Council (lay), Diocesan Council (clergy), Episcopal Community Services Foundation (lay or clergy), Standing Committee (lay), Standing Committee (clergy), Trustee of the Church Foundation (clergy or lay), Trustee of the Diocese (clergy or lay) and Procter Board of Directors (clergy or lay).

The nomination form can be found at dsoconvention.org. Deadline for nominations to be posted before the pre-convention hearings is September 28.  Nominations received after Sept. 28 will be posted online weekly, but not after Oct. 31. Direct any questions to nominations chair Jon B. Boss at jbboss@fuse.net.

You can find this information, plus dates for the pre-convention hearings, hotel accommodations, exhibits and registration at https://dsoconvention.org.