The following is taken from the Save Talbot Hall! website:
Thanks to the overwhelming response from you at the previous meeting, the format of this meeting is completely different!
Please plan to join us at the Church of the Ascension (405 Talbot Hall Rd,. Norfolk) at 6:30 on Thursday, July 15.
Here’s what you can expect:
FIRST, a PowerPoint will be delivered on what the Diocesan Property Committee has done so far.
SECOND, Bishop Holly Hollerith will answer questions on any topic of interest to those attending.
THIRD, As many of the other 13 members of the Property Committee will attend as it is possible for them to do so.
FOURTH, Cathy Lewis will moderate; you know her from WHRV-Radio’s weekly “HearSay” program, and her family was the most recent occupant of the Manor House.
Your enthusiasm for Talbot Hall was apparent at the last meeting — nearly 200 people attended!
NOW, we need you to invite your friends!
PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, CO-WORKERS AND ANYONE ELSE WHO IS INTERESTED!
Bring your enthusiasm for the preservation of the Talbot Hall properties, your ideas, and your recommendations for the Property Committee’s review.
Thank you for attending last night’s community meeting about the future of Talbot Hall. For those of you who were not at the meeting, I announced last night the formation of a task force to receive ideas about the future use of the property that would allow us to continue to address some of the larger issues at hand while meeting our diocesan mission obligations.
In the coming weeks, the diocese will announce the membership of the task force whose charge will be to analyze the innovative ideas that are bubbling up and make recommendations to the volunteer Property Committee by the end of the year.
I hope as we go about this discernment process, you will start with an assumption of good will about our intentions and bring an open mind and a respectful posture to this effort. For more than 50 years, this diocese has made available its private property at no cost to the surrounding neighborhood. It is that same spirit of generosity that governs our conversations about its future.
The Rt. Rev. Herman Hollerith IV, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia