That the Council of General Synod approve amendments to Regulation 8.5 of the Lay Retirement Plan effective January 1, 2003.
Renumber the current Regulation 8.5 as 8.5(a) and add a new section (b).
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Where a Member's employment by a Participating Employer terminates upon the Member becoming an employee of another Participating Employer, the Member's Active Service shall be deemed not to have terminated.
Archbishop Morgan drew attention to Section 1.4 of the report, which read:
"The Pension Committee is recommending to the Council of General Synod that prior to approving the resolution, which is being presented by EcoJustice Committee with respect to Socially Responsible Investment Procedures, that it be referred to the Pension Committee for consultation and to report back to the next meeting of COGs."
Ms. Mason, who is retiring after 40 years of service to the Pension Plan, extended best wishes to Council and acknowledged that she will miss everyone. She has no doubts that the right choice was made when Council appointed Ms. Judy Robinson to be her successor.
That the National Executive Council, aware that Ms. Jenny Mason is to be appointed Associate Director of Pensions on July 1, 1986, authorize her appointment as Director of Pensions as of January 1, 1987. CARRIED
The Anglican Church of Canada will extend health benefits to same-sex partners of members who participate in its health plan. It is still up to individual dioceses to decide on the policy to be followed.
Bishop Brown announced the retirement of the Director of Pensions, Archdeacon G.E. Hobson, as at December 31, 1986, and thanked and commended him for his excellent leadership. Mr. K.W. Lemon presented a tribute to Archdeacon Hobson and announced that Mrs. Jenny Mason would succeed Archdeacon Hobson as Director of Pensions.
That this General Synod extend its appreciation to Archdeacon Hobson. CARRIED BY A STANDING OVATION Act 51