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2020 Annual Conference Talk Points

BOOK OF REPORTS

• Includes not only the legislation but all reports that would have been given in person

o Available online: westohioumc.org
o Printed version has been shipped.
o Reports begin on page 9; Legislation may be found on pages 53-80.

INFORMATION SESSIONS (New date added)

o Provides opportunities to learn more about the legislation and ask questions.
o Via Zoom Video Conferencing.
o Each session will last approximately one hour.
o Only voting members may participate.
o Register on the conference website: westohioumc.org
o If you have any questions please contact Tim McCoy at tmccoy [at] wocumc.org or by phone at: 614-505-7413.

 Recommendation #1 - Council on Finance and Administration Recommendations Calendar Year 2021 with Chris Clough:  August 19 at 10:00 am, August 26 at 12:00 pm or August 27 at 4:00 pm
 Recommendation #2 - 2021 Board of Pensions and Health Benefits led by Ken Woode: August 25 at 10:00 am or August 27 at 3:00 pm
 Recommendation #3 - 2021 Recommendation Commission on Equitable Compensation led by Mark Weatherman: August 20 at 10:00 am or September 2 at 2:00 pm

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SEPTEMBER 9, noon and 6:00 p.m.

o HIGHLY recommend this 1-hour training event.
o Learn how to cast your vote, ask a question, and make amendments using this technology. 
o It is easier than you think. 
o This will help us begin the session on time and end on time.
o You will receive a link to the training session and your unique voter identification number.

UNIQUE VOTER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

o Conference status of every voting member has been verified. 
o At the end of August, members will receive a unique voter identification number
o If you do not have it, you will not be able to vote.
o Your ID number cannot be used by another person.

OTHER SUGGESTIONS

o Since clergy members have had experience with this platform, it is suggested that pastors check with lay members, to help, if needed.
o Historically, many clergy and lay members sit together during annual conference. You may want to meet at your local church and continue this tradition (practicing social distance, of course). 

REMEMBER

o West Ohio Virtual Annual Conference, September 12, starting at 9 a.m.  Please log in by 8:30 a.m.

QUESTIONS

o Conference website: westohioumc.org
o Contact Tim McCoy at tmccoy [at] wocumc.org or by phone at: 614-505-7413.