At 2pm on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 4, the Synod staff of the Diocese of New Westminster met for their last scheduled meeting of 2019.
Just a few minutes after 2pm, the meeting chaired by Anglican Archivist, Marché Riley got off to a high energy start with the singing of Happy Birthday to diocesan Communications Officer, Randy Murray. Randy also cut the cake, and with the help of Executive Assistant to the Archbishop’s and Executive Archdeacon’s Office, Bill Siksay, served the cake during the opening agenda items.
It is to be noted that Randy’s December 9 birthday is shared by a number of noteworthy Anglicans known to members of the Diocese of New Westminster: the Venerable John Bailey; the Reverend Elizabeth Northcott; the Reverend Canon Dr. Ellen Clark-King and last on this short list, John Milton.
Among the items discussed at the meeting were:
At the conclusion of the December meeting's agenda, Administrative Assistant for Finance, Rachel Taylor put in place stacks of Christmas cards on the meeting tables, staffed the wine and appies bar and the meeting transformed into “Wine and Sign” the annual Synod staff Christmas card signing event.
The next Staff Meeting is scheduled for January 8, 2020.