One uninteresting photo
There weren't many photo opportunities with everything else I had going, including a visit from our daughter whose birthday it is today, but even so there wasn't much among them I could post. The best (setting a low standard) was this one of the Lay Delegates section prior to the afternoon meeting. Most everything else was unusable because it would embarrass somebody or another.
Today's voting was done differently from anything I recall. First the clergy delegates were asked for aye votes, then nay notes; then the lay delegates were asked the same. This was a pleasantly uncontentious session; the folks who had prepared matters beforehand (budget, candidates/slates, resolutions) had done their work well and nobody found fault with any of it, though there were the usual sort of questions during the Treasurer's report. (It seems I will be one of the diocesan delegates to the Provincial Synod this fall and nobody found fault with that? Hmmmm...)
The trip is a little rough but I am very glad I came! Meeting old friends as well as the good folks from the Oregon churches. I hope we'll see the latter at the Diocese of the West's Family Camp just announced today -- in Oregon.