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- One of the aims of the website project is to make maintaining and updating the website easier; this should mean that people without much IT expertise could contribute to the work of the web team and we should be glad to hear from Tertiaries who think they might be able to offer some time to this work.
Chris Petrie, March 2017
(on behalf of the web team)
Jamie Hacker Hughes has been elected as Minister Provincial for the European Province, taking up office in June 2017. See http://tssf.org.uk/resources/information/nominations-for-chapter-office-holders/ for more information.
Voting papers , electoral addresses of the 7 candidates and supportng statements by the proposers of each, have been sent to Areas and are also on the TSSF website at http://tssf.org.uk/resources/information/nominations-for-chapter-office-holders/ All Professed Tertiaries in the European Province are strongly encouraged to vote, after prayerful consideration. You have till 17th January 2017.
The latest 2 issues of TON have been added to the website. See http://tssf.org.uk/resources/publications/ton/
Advance warning –
Nominations have not yet closed (30 hours to go) but there will be an election in order to discern which candidate will take on this important role of service to the Order. Voting papers will be send to Areas and put on the TSSF website later this week.
Area Teams may wish to plan how to ensure that all Professed Tertiaries are enabled to consider the candidates’ information and excercise their votes prayerfully, as they encouraged to do.
Voting will close at the end of Tuesday, 17th January 2017.
Chris Petrie (Returning Officer)
5th December 2016
Information about new Study & Prayer events has been added to the Study & Prayer web page.
The latest Minutes of Provincial Chapter (Part A – not confidential to Chapter) – those for June and October 2016 – have been made avaiable on the website. Links to these PDF files are at http://tssf.org.uk/resources/information/chapter-minutes/
Averil Swanton has decided that it would be good for her successor to be in post by the middle of 2017. An explanation of her thinking and a call for nominations have been posted on the TSSF website at http://tssf.org.uk/resources/information/nominations-for-chapter-office-holders/
The Provincial Secretary elect is Martin Allen. He will take up office at the end of the Provincial Chapter in February.
Martin Allen 229 votes
Garry Ward 153 votes
382 votes out of 1786 possible were cast, 21.39% of those eligible (disappointing but in line with several recent elections).
TSSF owes a debt of gratitude to both candidates for offering themselves for this service.
Chris Petrie, Returning Officer, 12th Nov 2016
‘Forming Franciscan Community’ – Saturday 12th November 2016 in Berwick-upon-Tweed or Saturday 26th November in Manchester – is an opportunity to find encouragement and help in building up the life of the Order.
You may find more information, and the opportunity of booking a place, here (click to follow link). There was an earlier opportunity in London – see page 21 of Issue 8 (March 2016) of Little Portion.