NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND BYLAWS

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At the January 19, 2021 Vestry meeting the Vestry will consider and vote on an Amendment to Article I, Section 3 of the Bylaws of St. Mark’s Cathedral Parish, to add “(unless good cause prevented)” immediately after “during the previous year” in the first and the second sentences of Section 3. This change is prompted by the Cathedral’s closure due to pandemic, which has prevented parishioners from attending services in person, and to align more closely with the language in the Episcopal Church Canons and the Diocesan Canons.

As amended, Article I, Section 3 will read (the added language in underline):

In accordance with the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese of Olympia, “Parish Communicants” are those baptized persons who are faithful in corporate worship and who have received the Sacrament of Holy Communion at St. Mark’s at least three times during the previous year (unless good cause prevented). “Diocesan Communicants” are those baptized persons who are faithful in corporate worship and who have received the Sacrament of Holy Communion at least three times during the previous year (unless good cause prevented) in a parish or mission of the Diocese other than St. Mark’s. “Parish Communicants in Good Standing” are those Parish Communicants age sixteen years or older, who are recorded contributors to the Support of St. Mark’s with money or with personal service. “Diocesan Communicants in Good Standing” are those Diocesan Communicants age sixteen years or older, who are recorded contributors to the support of a parish or mission of the Diocese other than St. Mark’s with money or with personal service. Unless subsequently defined otherwise by Diocesan or Episcopal Church Canon, “Parish Electors” shall include all the Parish Communicants in Good Standing.

Any Comment may be emailed to bylaws@saintmarks.org or made during the January 19, 2021 Vestry meeting which starts at 6 p.m. To attend the Vestry meeting, please contact Erik Donner to obtain the Zoom link: edonner@saintmarks.org or 206.323.0300 ×217.

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