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PART XV: Representation at Annual Conventions
Section 1: Delegates

(a) Voting delegates are the presidents of each council comprising of the council in session.
If the president is unable to attend the annual convention, the president-elect, a vicepresident or an appointed executive member shall be the designate.
(b) Accredited Delegates - Each parish council in the diocese concerned may send TWO accredited delegates to the annual diocesan convention. Other Accredited Delegates are Diocesan Council Officers, Regional Chairs, Honorary Life Members, Life Members.

Section 2: Voting Powers

(a) Voting delegates shall take part in all proceedings and shall have the power to vote on all questions.
(b) Accredited delegates may take part in the business sessions of the annual convention and vote on any question except the election of officers, amendments to the Constitution & Bylaws and increase in per capita fees.

Section 3: Instructed Vote

An instructed vote requires the voting delegate to vote according to the instructions of the council represented. A voting delegate holding an instructed vote is deemed to hold a group proxy for the council represented.

PART XVI: Eligibility, Nominations and Elections
Section 5: Election of Officers

(a) For the election of officers, the instructed vote applies on the first ballot only.
(b) If the voting delegate does not have an instructed vote from the executive, she forfeits her privilege to vote on first and all subsequent ballots for that position.


Check our archives below for information and reports from previous Calgary Diocesan conventions:

The 2018 Calgary Diocesan Convention was held on May 4th, 5th and 6th in Drumheller.

The 2017 Calgary Diocesan Convention was held on May 5th, 6th and 7th at the Executive Royal Hotel, Calgary.

The 2016 Calgary Diocesan Convention was held on April 29th, 30th & May 1st, 2016 at The Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre.  

Convention 2015 was held on May 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2015 at St. Luke's Parish in Calgary. The Theme was "One Heart - One Voice - One Mission".

Convention 2013 was held May 3rd to 5th, 2013 at St. Mary's University College in Calgary. Women from Hanna to Milk River were among over 200 enthusiastic participants during the two-day convention.

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