On October 3, 2015 Terry Hughes, Chair of the VGEC Annual Conference Committee, announced that the MEG Chapter was selected to host the 29th Annual Conference of the Vergers’ Guild of the Episcopal Church in 2017. Our Chapter expects to host the largest assembly of vergers in history from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. This is an accolade to our Chapter for being the largest and most active chapter in the US.
An initial organizational meeting will be held Saturday November 7 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM at the Cathedral (Room 239) for all willing to serve on the host committee. We are seeking those vergers with expertise in particular areas and/or those that have a desire to be a part of this highly rewarding experience.
The MEG Chapter Board appointed Chuck Dale to be the Chair of the Host Committee. Co-Vice Chairs are Lorie Tola and Phillip Knight. Subcommittee Chairs will be appointed to manage important functions of the conference.
All vergers in the Diocese are invited to pitch in and help. This call for volunteers is specifically directed at the 66 vergers in the Diocese that have paid memberships in VGEC and the 50 vergers that are paid members of the MEG Chapter.
To RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how you would like to serve. If you can not attend the November 7 meeting, but would like to serve, please advise accordingly. There will be another Organizational Meeting in either December or early January. Some functions will need to get started right away, and others will become active later.
To view the award winning proposal submitted by the MEG Chapter to the VGEC, please click here.