Convention notes: What you need to know

Information updated 11/12/2014. DIRECTIONS, Pre-convention activities; Registration; Meals; Worship; Voting; Youth presence; Entertainment

DIRECTIONS

PRE-CONVENTION ACTIVITIES

ITALIAN DINNER
For those traveling to Chillicothe on Thursday, a pre-convention Italian dinner will be served at St. Paul’s, Chillicothe, on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. Cost is $17.50 per person and includes salad, entree, dessert and drinks. Reservations are required. Register here, or call the church office at 740.772.4105.

EVENING PRAYER
Evening prayer will follow the Italian dinner at Paul’s, Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.

BEER + HYMNS
Gather Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at the Crosskeys Tavern (next to St. Paul’s) for your favorite adult beverage and a hymn sing.

 

REGISTRATION

Online registration is now closed.

MEALS

A Friday lunch buffet, Friday night dinner banquet and Saturday lunch buffet will be served to those who pre-registered for meals. We’re sorry, but due to strict deadlines there will be no meal tickets available at the door. If you have not pre-registered for meals you will need to make other arrangements.

 

WORSHIP

Convention Eucharist will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Shoemaker Center. Clergy should bring white stoles.

 

VOTING

This year we are ditching the antiquated Scan-tron ballots and will be utilizing electronic online voting at convention. Delegates who own laptops, tablets or smartphones should be prepared to bring them to convention. Since the university must create passwords for wireless access to individuals, it is critical that you indicate on your registration if you will be bringing a device with you so that prior access can be established.

If you do not own a wireless device, don’t worry! The voting procedure will be quick and simple, making it possible to share devices with people around you. There also will be multiple devices available through diocesan staff members around the meeting space. We have allowed for extra time in the agenda to get acclimated to this new technology. A practice ballot will be available for you to test it out when you arrive.

 

YOUTH PRESENCE

We’re looking for youth to form a delegation that will receive seat and voice in Chillicothe, and we’re also looking for youth or young adults who are interested in being a convention page. All costs are covered. Please contact Rob Konkol at youth@diosohio.org or Anny Stevens-Gleason at ayouth@diosohio.org if you’re interested.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

The entertainment for our Friday evening banquet is the Poverty String Band from Scioto County. They are a contemporary bluegrass band whose music is a blend of bluegrass, country, Americana and Gospel. They have entertained audiences in the region at local festivals and events for many years and continue to delight crowds with their gifted musical ability. The band features Greg Romanello on banjo, brother Joe Romanello on mandolin, sister Bev Romanello Pertuset on guitar, Bob Hall on harmonica and Jeff Weaver on bass, and champion fiddler Adam Jackson is an exciting addition to the band.