2009 DELEGATE, OBSERVER, AND BANQUET REGISTRATION FORMS
(Dallas, TX) Registration forms for delegates, observers and those wishing to purchase banquet tickets are now available by downloading the forms below.
This year, there will be NO parish/mission registration fee (which in the past included 1 clergy and lay delegate.) Last year's registration fee was $175 per parish/mission. This year instead of the general registration fee there will be a per delegate fee of $65.00 which will include a banquet ticket. Observers will also have the same fee of $65.00 as last year, which includes a banquet ticket. Those wishing to only attend the banquet may indicate on the observer registration form with the $65.00 banquet ticket cost.
It is the sincere hope of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah that all clergy of the DOS will be in attendance for the Assembly. It is understood that working clergy will need to make every effort to arrange with their employers to adjust their work schedules to attend the Assembly.
The Assembly begins on Tuesday, July 21. Diocesan Council members are asked to arrive on the morning of July 21. Delegates and observers should arrive by mid-afternoon on July 21. The Assembly will conclude on Thursday, July 23 with the Grand Banquet honoring His Eminence, Archbishop Dmitri, thus a morning departure from Atlanta on Friday, July 24 would accomodate participation in all of the Assembly events.
On Friday, July 24, St John the Wonderworker Church in downtown Atlanta will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at 9:30am provide a meal for those who wish to depart after the Friday Liturgy.
The complete 2009 Assembly schedule is being finalized and will be available on the DOS website in the week.
Finally, as in past years, all DOS Assembly Reports will be provided via the DOS website. Please copy the Assembly reports and bring them with you to Atlanta.
2009 DOS ASSEMBLY REGISTRATION FORMS
Please return completed Registration forms with payment to by June 29, 2009 to:
The Diocese of the South
PO Box 191109
Dallas, TX 75219
Atlanta Host Committee Welcome Letter
32nd Diocesan Assembly of the Diocese of the South
July 21-23, 2009
September 19, 2008
To The Clergy and Faithful of the Diocese of the South:
Greetings in the Lord!
With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Dmitri, the planning committee of the 2009 DOS Assembly invites you to prepare your schedules for next year’s Assembly.
The dates for the 2009 Assembly will be July 21-23. The host hotel is the Marriott Century Center off Clairmont Road. The local committee has arranged a special 2009 Assembly room rate of $99 per night. The special rate applies for the weekend before and after the Assembly. The hotel is easily accessed off of I-85
All Assembly functions will be held at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, also on Clairmont Road. The Cathedral is about 2 miles from the hotel. His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexios of the Greek Metropolis of Atlanta looks forward to opening his Cathedral to us and worshiping with us at the Assembly.
Being close to all the sites in and around Atlanta, the local committee will be adding direct web links to the myriad of venues for Assembly attendees and their families to visit including the Atlanta Zoo, Turner Field where the Braves play, Stone Mountain Park, and the Georgia Aquarium. Restaurants are also nearby for your culinary needs.
With anticipation to be of service to you all, we look forward to being your hosts.
The 2009 DOS Assembly Committee
YOUTH REGISTRATION FORMS
ASSEMBLY 09 HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
Reservations for the DOS 2009 Assembly are now being accepted. Please use the link above and be sure that the special DOS Assembly code diodioa is in the Group Code box to get the special Assembly room rate.