OCDS Questions and Answers

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September 14, 2010


Our community meets 11 months of the year from August to June.  Our ceremonials are in June.  Therefore, I would like to know if the year required for any member to discern her desire to make vows which the Statutes require would mean 11 months in our Community's case or would he/she have to go from June to June to make sure he/she discerned for exactly 12 months.  We have a member who would like to make her vows in June of 2011 which would mean she would be discerning from August to June (11 months).  Would she have to wait till June 2011 to make her request and be approved by council and then make her vows in June 2012?