That the Consultant, Womens' Concerns, be asked to clarify the meaning of paragraph 3 of the statement from the Conference of Diocesan Presidents and Co-ordinators of Anglican Church Women and subsequently to inform the General Secretary. CARRIED #72-11-91
Message as it appears under "Correspondence" Item "2." on page 7 of Minutes: "Also in October 1991, the Diocesan Presidents of Anglican Church Women and Co-ordinators of Women's Concerns in Integrated Dioceses forwarded the following message to the National Executive Council:
`We urge the National Church to continue to respond to the needs of Church Women today. For more than 100 years faithful women have served the church in Parish, Diocesan and National levels.
Upon integration, the National Church and Anglican Women entered into certain agreements. We ask the church to honour these intentions and practices.
We request that any new structures provide access for church women, financial resources and staff assistance.'"
That this NEC thank the Women's Unit for its proposals in support of the Ecumenical Decade of the Churches in Solidarity with Women and asks it to expand on possible courses of action around the aims of the Decade which could be undertaken by the House of Bishops, the Committees, Councils and Boards of the National Church. CARRIED #76-11-91
That the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada hereby recognizes, affirms, and supports ANGLICAN CHURCH WOMEN as an integral part of the mission and ministry of the Canadian Church and encourages national, provincial and diocesan decision-making bodies to provide opportunities for their representation and leadership. CARRIED WITHOUT DEBATE Act 84
Mrs. W.G. Waugh spoke about the two resolutions being presented at this time. She referred Synod to the Reports of Anglican Church Women, and highlighted the ways in which their work is to be picked up after integration to ensure the continuance of valid ACW concerns.
1. within the terms of their original purpose, authority for the use of the Anglican Church Women Trust and Reserve Funds be transferred to the Administration and Finance Committee, and
2. the non-operating funds of Anglican Church Women be maintained as separate accounts under the authority and direction of the Administration and Finance Committee, with annual reports of the operation of the funds being made to the National Executive Council.
For the purpose of providing equal opportunity and advancement for full-time women workers in the Anglican Church of Canada as well as to provide for the wider employment of their skills and experience, be it resolved:
That facilities be made available through a Central Registry at national church headquarters to secure and provide the necessary information for the employment and deployment of all full-time women workers in the Anglican Church of Canada; and, that information regarding the Central Registry be widely publicized throughout the Anglican Church of Canada. CARRIED in both Houses.
Cover title: The Story of A.W.T.C. : Diamond Jubilee.
"Designed and Printed in Canada by Southam Press Toronto". -- back cover.
"This little story of a great adventure has been prepared by a former principal and a board member. One provided the knowledge and the information, the other wrote it down. ... Ruth Soward, Board Member [and] F. May Watts, Former Principal". -- p. 20.
"The sixty years during which the Anglican Women's Training College has served the Canadian Church coincide with an effort in our Anglican Communion to revive the Order of Deaconesses. In England in 1893 the Bishop of Rochester (Dr. Randall Davidson), later Archbishop of Canterbury, said 'If the Deaconess Order could be wholesomely and vigourously revived it would mean more than anything else could mean for the practical efficiency of the Ministry in poorer parishes'." -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / Walter Rupert's Land i.e. Barfoot -- Message from the Bishop of Toronto / Ray Toronto i.e. A.R. Beverley -- "Look Up and Look On" / R.H. Soward -- Message from the Principal / Miss A. Edgar -- A Tiny Seed and a Great Tree / Ruth Soward [and] F. May Watts -- Student Life / Ruth Scott -- "There they dwelt with the Kong for His work" / Lillian Best Hallam -- Graduating Class [of 1953] -- The Memorial Chapel / Ruth Scott -- Do Your Know That -- College Prayer -- [Blank Page headed] Autographs -- [Advertisements].