Important Announcement

Important Announcement

2013 Diocesan Convention 

The originally announced venue for this year's Diocesan Convention recently added a casino to the main floor of the hotel, very near the space we would be using for our Convention. The presence of this casino has drastically altered the quality of this venue, and the venue no longer represents the levels of excellence we require for this event. Therefore, to maintain the levels of professionalism, hospitality and safety we desire for this event, this year's Diocesan Convention has moved to a new venue location. As originally announced, this year's Diocesan Convention will remain in Sacramento.

2013 Diocesan Convention will now be held at the Lions Gate Hotel and Conference Center located in McClellan, California, right outside of Sacramento.

As originally planned, all of the Convention events occurring on Thursday, November 7th will take place at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento. Additionally, all of the Convention events occurring on Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th will now take place at the Lions Gate Hotel and Conference Center. The Lions Gate Hotel and Conference Center is located approximately 20 minutes from Trinity Episcopal Cathedral off of I-80.

Hotel Rooms:
We have reserved a block of hotel rooms at the new venue, the Lions Gate Hotel and Conference Center with each room at the previously announced block rate of $79.00 per night. For more information, please click here. If you have previously reserved your hotel room(s) at the former Convention venue, the Red Lion Hotel Woodlake and Conference Center, you will be able to cancel those reservations with no financial penalty if cancelled by November 1, 2013. Thereby, allowing you to reserve your hotel room(s) at the new Convention venue, the Lions Gate Hotel and Conference Center.

To learn more about 2013 Diocesan Convention, including the agenda, important deadlines, childcare information and much more, please visit the Diocesan Convention section of the diocesan website at www.norcalepiscopal.org/convention.

We thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter. We look forward to seeing you at 2013 Diocesan Convention in Sacramento on November 7th, 8th and 9th!

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Online Convention Registration is Now Available!

Online Convention Registration is now open! For this year's Diocesan Convention, we encourage each attendee to complete registration individually. It is the responsibility of each congregation to ensure that their clergy, delegates, alternates and visitors have properly registered for Diocesan Convention by the appropriate deadlines. Additionally, as previously communicated, each congregation is required to complete a Certificate of Lay Delegates form and submit it to the Office of the Bishop by Tuesday, October 15th.

Due to the delay in the launch of online registration caused by the necessary change in the Convention venue, the registration deadlines have been adjusted accordingly:

Early Bird Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 29th

Regular Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 20th

Click here to complete online registration
for 2013 Diocesan Convention!

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If you have any questions regarding Diocesan Convention, please contact Communications Director and Benefits Coordinator Nicole Baxley via email at nicole@norcalepiscopal.org.

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