January Stated Meeting
(Thurs, Jan 21) at First Pres, Aberdeen (10am-3pm).
At our January 21 meeting at Aberdeen Pres (10am-3pm), we will present the first reading of the proposal from the Strategic Board to close Sound View Camp and Retreat Center after the 2016 season. Attached are that proposal and the response from the Sound View Board.
The Strategic Board wants to make the process as open and as fair as possible for everyone. This January meeting is for information and not for debate. To do that, the Strategic Board and Sound View Board will both briefly present the background to their respective reports. We had originally planned to have table discussions about them, but have decided instead to stay in plenary session so that all questions for clarification and the responses given could be heard by all. Gary Mathiesen will present the report of the Strategic Board. A member of the Sound View Board will present their report. Our new Presbytery Moderator, Harlan Shoop, will field questions and keep us on course.
We trust that this process will help everyone think, pray and prepare for our formal deliberation and decision in March. Because this meeting is for clarification only, we will not accept any amendments until March.
-Keith Tanis, EP
Sound View Response: