You have less than one month to submit a memorial for the 62nd biennial convention of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. A memorial, usually consisting of a series of "whereas" and "resolved" statements, is a formal petition to the synod convention that requests consideration for a particular item of business.

Besides individuals, memorials may be submitted by synodical entities, congregations, circuits, conferences, or districts. The deadline for submitting memorials to be printed in the Book of Reports and Memorials (BORAM), prepared for the synod convention, is Jan. 15, 2013. Memorials submitted after Jan. 15 will not be printed but will be posted at the discretion of the synod presidium on the convention Web site, www.wels.net/2013convention, if they are received by June 1, 2013.

The synod presidium will determine which memorials are to be forwarded to the convention. If an individual wishes to support a memorial, they may do so in writing to the convention floor committee assigned to the memorial.

Send memorials to the President’s Office, 2929 N. Mayfair Road, Milwaukee, WI 53222; or to carla.martin@wels.net.