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Tenth Triennial Convention


The Tenth Triennial Convention of Women of the ELCA will be held July 11-13, 2017, in Minneapolis, Minn. The triennial convention is the highest legislative authority within the organization. During 2015 and 2016, women will be elected in each of the 64 synodical women’s organizations to serve as voting members at this convention.

 Read and study the actions taken at the Ninth Triennial Convention in 2014.

 

Visitors

   
  Visitors to the triennial convention  

Visitors are welcome at the Tenth Triennial Convention, and a special visitors seating area will be available. No advance registration is needed in order to attend the convention. Name tags for visitors will be available outside the convention hall.

       
 

Worship

   
  Worship at the triennial convention  

The Tenth Triennial Convention will open with a Service of Holy Communion and close with a midday prayer service that includes installation of the newly-elected officers and board members.

       
 

Business

   
  Business  

Voting members (formerly referred to as "delegates") will conduct the business of the organization, including adopting a budget for fiscal year 2018, electing churchwide officers and board members and acting upon any memorials sent from synodical women's organizations and new business from the floor.

       
 

Nominations

   
   

Voting members of the Tenth Triennial Convention will elect four officers and 17 women to serve on the churchwide executive board for the 2017-2020 triennium. The president and vice president are elected at the convention by nominating ballot, and no advance nominations are needed for these two positions. Nominations will be received by the nominating committee for secretary, treasurer and board members between July 30 and November 30, 2016. Nominating materials will be posted here when available.

       
 

Voting members

   
  Delegate  

Among the benefits of participating in Women of the ELCA is the opportunity to have a voice in determining the activities and direction of the organization. Where we go and what we do as a churchwide organization will be shaped, in part, by the voting members of the Tenth Triennial Convention. Women serving as voting members (formerly referred to as "delegates") will find information here about their responsibilities. 

       
 

Volunteering

   
    Volunteers are needed for several aspects of the triennial convention: worship, hospitality, or general administrative work. Those with computer skills or language skills are in demand. Interested in volunteering?