Diocese of Fond du Lac Diocesan Convention
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Diocesan Convention

Fond du Lac
Friday, October 24th-Saturday, October 25th, 2014
convention@diofdl.org

Action
Pray for Convention
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Call for Nominations Click to open. Right click to download.
Nomination Form Click to open. Right click to download.
Preparation
Call to Convention Click to open. Right click to download.
Tentative Schedule Click to open. Right click to download.
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Delegates by Congregation Click to open. Right click to download.
Guidelines for Congregations Click to open. Right click to download.
Nominations Received Click to open.
Parliamentary Procedures Click to open. Right click to download.
Constitution & Canons Click to open.
Record of 2013 Convention Click to open. Right click to download.
Bring to Convention
Nominees Booklet
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Proposed 2015 Budget Click to open.
Resolutions Submitted Click to open. Right click to download.
Responsibilites & Duties of Elected Office
Executive Council Click to open. Right click to download.
Board of Review Click to open. Right click to download.
Standing Committee Click to open. Right click to download.
General Convention Deputies Click to open. Right click to download.
Trustees Click to open. Right click to download.
Register for Convention140th Annual Diocesan Convention
October 24th-25th, 2014 | Fond du Lac

Diocesan Convention - a time to gather for worship, enjoy fellowship and meet for diocesan business. Held in Fond du Lac at St. Paul's Cathedral and the historic Retlaw Plaza Hotel (two blocks east of the Cathedral), Friday will include Evensong and a Banquet with Saturday including the Convention Eucharist and business sessions. Both days include exhibits and opportunities for fellowship.

What is Convention?
The Diocesan Convention is an assembly of delegates chosen as representatives by congregations of the diocese. There are two types of delegates: 1) Lay delegates elected by their congregation with the number determined by average Sunday attendance; 2) Clergy delegates by virtue of ordination and being 'canonically resident' in the diocese (under authority of the Bishop which includes clergy who may live outside the diocese).

The role of the Convention is not to 'run the diocese', but rather to elect members of bodies that oversee the functioning of the diocese as well as to provide direction for those bodies. An example. The Convention does not adopt the budget, but approves (or disapproves) it. This gives the Executive Council (with members elected by the Convention) a sense of what to do when they adopt the budget.

Congregations and Delegates
Elected delegates are the link between a congregation and the diocese, a responsibility that entails more than attending convention. Delegates take initiative and discuss convention business with church members prior to attending convention. Every congregation is asked to pray for their delegates and the convention during Sunday services.

Register for Convention Register Online: Deadline is Tuesday, September 30th
Anyone who will attend Convention (delegates, visitors, exhibitors and guests) must register by using an individual email address. If you share an address with another attendee or don't have an address, register with a fictitious email (such as YOURNAME@diofdl.org). If you have a GUEST who will attend only the Friday banquet, they do NOT register separately since you may add them in the Guest section of your registration.

Lodging
Those staying overnight must make their own lodging arrangements. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Retlaw Plaza Hotel (the Convention Hotel) for $94 per room. Call (920) 923-3000 and reference group Diocese of Fond du Lac. Queens or Doubles may be requested. Availability deadline is Thursday, October 9th, after which rate and availability are not guaranteed. For tax exemption you will need to provide the hotel a copy of your congregation's Wisconsin Tax Exemption Certificate. Check-in is 3:00pm Friday. Check-out is 11:00am Saturday. Participants are encouraged to check-out just before or after the Convention Eucharist on Saturday morning.

Fees
The Convention Fee covers the actual cost of meals, gratuity, hospitality (special guests, tellers, and seminarians), facilities, supplies and postage. There is no support for these costs in the diocesan budget. They may be paid during online registration or by mailing a check to the Diocesan Office once online registration is complete. All fees should be paid BEFORE Convention to make on-site check-in faster. Registrations after September 30th pay higher fees.

Type

Fee

Friday

Saturday

Registered

Banquet

Registered

Cont B-fast

Lunch

Complete (both days, all meals)

$75

x

x

x

x

x

Banquet Only (Friday, banquet)

$35

x

x

Saturday Only (Saturday, all meals)

$40

x

x

x

Registered Only (both days, no meals)

$20

x

x

Registered Friday (no meals)

$10

x

Registered Saturday (no meals)

$15

x

The Friday Banquet is a plated meal which includes garden salad, starch and vegetable to complement dinner selection, dinner rolls, cobbler (cherry, berry or peach), coffee, tea, & milk. Entree choices are:

  • Broiled Icelandic Haddock accented with citrus beurre blanc.
  • Plaza Chicken accented with sun dried tomato basil cream sauce
  • Vegetable Ravioli accented with sun dried tomato cream sauce

The Saturday Continental Breakfast includes juices, Danish, kringle, bagels, muffins, yogurt, granola, fruit, coffee, tea, milk, soda.

The Saturday Lunch is open seating, deli shop family style, self-service with ingredients on the table. Pasta salad, tossed salad, cold cuts, onions, cheese, sliced tomato, roll, lettuce, pickle, homemade potato chips, coffee, tea, milk.

Reserve Display Table Display Tables and Exhibitors
A limited number of display tables are available Friday and Saturday. Table cost is $10 each. Reserve space early tables are first come, first served. Displays may be set-up after 2:00pm Friday. We suggest you bring a tablecloth. The Exhibitor should register to attend first and then reserve a table second through diofdl.org/convention. These are two separate procedures: make sure to register and reserve. Deadline to reserve is Friday, October 17th.

Pre-Convention Meeting
Every delegate is expected to attend one pre-convention meeting. Meetings are held across the diocese and online to minimize travel time and expense. The purpose of the meeting is to become familiar with the resolutions submitted as well as the proposed diocesan budget. This is the time to ask questions and to get clarification on what is being proposed. The opportunity to speak in favor of or against any items is on the floor of the convention. You are welcome to attend any meeting listed.

  • Saturday, October 4, 9-11am, St. John's, Wausau
  • Tuesday, October 7, 6:30-8:30pm, St. Peter's, Ripon
  • Thursday, October 9, 6:30-8:30pm, St. Anne's, De Pere
  • Tuesday, October 14, 7-9pm, Online Webinar REGISTER HERE.

New Delegate Orientation
If you've never attended the Diocesan Convention before, you are encouraged to join the New Delegates' Webinar. Returning delegates may join as a refresher course. This is a time to become familiar with the nuts and bolts involved in the processes of the convention. The webinar includes opportunity for those joining to ask questions and will be held on Monday, October 20th from 7-8pm. REGISTER HERE. If you are unable to join the webinar, you may watch it any time after 12noon on Tuesday, October 21st.

Anything Else?
For additional details and information, ask your church office. If they are unable to answer your question, feel free to contact the Diocesan Office at (920) 830-8866 | convention@diofdl.org.

Past Convention Documents
Record Advance Reports Resolutions Other Items Pictures Bishop's Cross Pastoral Address
2013 Available soon... Click to open. Right click to download. Click to open. Right click to download. Gunter
Elected
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2012 Click to open. Right click to download. Click to open. Right click to download. Click to open. Right click to download. Jacobus
Announcement
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2011 Click to open. Right click to download. Click to open. Right click to download. Click to open. Right click to download. Consent
Witheld
Click to open. Right click to download. Click to open. Click to open. Bishop's Pastoral Address
2010 Click to open. Right click to download. Click to open. Right click to download. Click to open. Right click to download. Click to open. Click to open. Bishop's Pastoral Address
2009 Click to open. Right click to download. Click to open. Right click to download. Click to open. Right click to download. Click to open. Click to open. Bishop's Pastoral Address
2008 Click to open. Right click to download. Click to open. Right click to download. Click to open. Right click to download. Click to open. Click to open. Bishop's Pastoral Address
2007 Click to open. Right click to download. Click to open. Bishop's Pastoral Address

 

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