Every year the Congregation of St. Saviour holds its annual election for vestry members and wardens on the first Sunday of February. In case you are a newcomer or simply in need of a reminder, the Congregation’s Bylaws and the New York State Religious Incorporation Act hold that to be eligible to vote in the election, you must be:
on record as a member of the Congregation
a baptized Christian who is 18 or older
a contributor of record (by pledging or otherwise) for at least 12 months before the election
in regular attendance of worship services at the Cathedral
The Congregation’s vestry is made up of twelve people. Four new members are elected each year for a three-year term, and two wardens lead the vestry, and each serves a staggered two-year term.
To serve on the vestry:
You must be a baptized Christian and a member in good standing of the Congregation for at least one year prior to the election.
To be a warden you must be a confirmed Episcopalian and you must have served as a member of the vestry in the past.
You must be able to regularly attend vestry meetings. Vestry meetings are held in the evening of the second Tuesday of every month.
Nomination forms and details about the open positions to be elected at the Annual Meeting on February 2, 2020 will be mailed out and available at Sunday services beginning in mid-October. All nomination forms must be submitted to the Vicar’s office by December 15, 2019. In January, the nominations committee will distribute information sheets about the candidates.