The LCA WA District Inc. is required to hold a general meeting annually (the AGM). The WA LCA Congregations are the members of the District, and congregation delegates (or an appointed alternative) along with District Representatives are required to attend the AGM and establish the quorum necessary to conduct our business. This meeting must be held between Jan-April following the end of the previous calendar year.
The District Church Council (DCC) have called an AGM to be held on Saturday March 19 at 1:30pm.
An AGM agenda has been sent ahead of the AGM previously scheduled for Friday 4 March - this has now been deferred to an online format on Saturday March 19 at 1:30pm
A refreshed agenda will be posted below for convenience.
Delegates have been emailed and the District is communicating with all involved to ensure this happens smoothly. Links to join the online AGM will be distributed to delegates and congregations soon. If you require any assistance to get your delegates or members online please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to all who are working with us, including those who were and are preparing for the M&M conference, and for your understanding in moving the AGM to this online format.
What's with the District and the Synod?
The WA District membership body is called the Synod. The Synod typically meets every two years at a Convention of Synod where the majority of reporting and business occurs. Congregation elected delegates to the Synod are those delegates for the whole two year period, and can be called upon to meet or vote between the scheduled two-year gathering of the Synod.
In recent years the WA District has also met in the alternate year with a Mission and Ministry themed conference - the M&M. This reflects the purpose and reason for the District's existence - to support the ministry and mission of the Lutheran Churches in WA.
The WA District is also a legally incorporated body - the "Inc." at the end of our name. In order to fulfil our Incorporated Association responsibilities we must hold a general meeting annually (AGM) for our members. That is, the Congregations, so their elected delegates are the humans required to be present at that meeting. The effect for our District is then to have this short official meeting of the elected delegates at some time during the M&M Conference weekend, with minimal business. In the other year the usual Convention of Synod fulfils the AGM requirements, and more, as part of that meeting.