The 232nd Diocesan Convention
May 13-14, 2016
Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center, Ellicott City
There are Four Easy Steps to complete to attend Diocesan Convention:
- Certification of Delegates by rector/vicar/registrar/secretary
- Convention Registration of each Attendee (clergy, delegate and alternate)
- Payment of Convention fees
- Hotel Reservation
Step One: Delegate Certification
As required by Article 2 of our Constitution, each parish and mission must submit a Certification Form with the names of their Lay Delegates and Alternates signed by the rector or vicar, or the registrar or secretary of the vestry. The form is enclosed and must be signed and returned by February 26. There is also a Certification Form for Youth Delegates & Alternates who will be elected by each of the Regions.
Step Two: Convention Registration
Everyone attending Convention must register individually (delegates must have a distinct email address to do so). Online registration will open after the certification deadline, certified delegates and alternates will receive an email with registration instructions. Paper registration and assistance will be available. Full registration for delegates and alternates includes meals and materials; guests and observers may attend but there is no provision for meals or materials.
Step Three: Payment of Convention Fees
The Convention registration fee is $140.00 per person (on or before April 17—$170 after), which includes both days and the following meals: lunch Friday and Saturday (dinner Friday night is on your own).
Step Four: Hotel Reservation
Convention attendees are responsible for making their own room reservations, even if you are eligible for a complimentary room. A block of rooms will be available at Turf Valley; hotel reservation information is here. Please be sure to register before the deadline for the block of rooms expires on April 12.
Links to Convention Materials (PDF files)
- A message from the Secretary of Convention
- Lay Delegate Certification Form
- Youth Delegate Certification Form
- Hotel Information
- How to Write a Resolution for Convention
- Office Nomination Descriptions
- Nomination Form