Vestry Notes

by Sibyl Piccone

Highlights of the Vestry Meetings since our last report:

At its March meeting the Vestry learned that Meredith Ward accepted the position as Chair of the Fine Arts Committee; Sirkka Kyle accepted the position as Chair of the Garden Committee; Ethan Mandel accepted the position as Chair of the Spiritual Development Committee.

At its June meeting, the Vestry elected Stanley Weinberg and Sarah Standing as delegates to the Convention to elect a Bishop Co-Adjutor and the Annual Diocesan Convention.

At its September meeting the Vestry learned the good news that Ascension will receive $2,000 as part of a national health care act that provides a tax rebate to small employers who pay for employee healthcare.

The Vestry members unanimously approved a motion to extend thanks to the staff and volunteers of Voices of Ascension for all their work during the inaugural season of the new organ.

At the October Vestry meeting the Vestry heard Buildings & Grounds Co-Chair, Dori Dinsmoor, report on the completion of several important projects that had previously been approved and were completed over the last several months: the creation of a wheelchair accessible pew; a railing was installed on the south Chancel steps; the replacement and repair of the windows in the Parish House office were completed; the repair of a stained glass window ventilator on the north aisle; installation of new pulpit desk lights; and the sealing of the coal chute on 10th Street that was leaking into the organ chamber.

The Vestry generally meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Meetings are open to the parish and parishioners are welcome, in advance of the meeting, to request time to address Vestry.

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