The 144th annual convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio will be held at the Procter Center November 3, 2018.

Pre-convention meeting

If you were unable to attend the pre-convention hearing that took place Oct. 16, the video is available for viewing on the convention page of our website or on the DSOconnect app. Voting delegates who were not able to attend the meeting are strongly encouraged to view this video to hear the discussions about resolutions and other matters for consideration.

Friday evening fellowship

For those who enjoy the fellowship time of convention that is just not possible in a one-day format, the Procter Center is hosting a pre-convention party Nov. 2 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. There will be a bonfire, live music and lots of great food, and we’ll honor the ministry of the Rev. Canon Jack Koepke, who retired as Canon to the Ordinary Oct. 1.

Parking

Please consider carpooling to Procter. We all want to do our part to help the environment, and fewer cars will help with parking. There will be people directing traffic. You will likely be parking on grass. Golf carts will be available to take you to the tent for convention if you need or want a ride. A limited number of handicap spots will be reserved in the lower lot.

Check-in

To help streamline the check-in process, please verify with your church that registration and/or payment have been made on your behalf before arrival at Procter.

For those who have pre-registered and paid, expedited check-in will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, and beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Look for the check-in signs in the hospitality tent. At check-in you will receive your name badge, a wristband for lunch (if lunch was reserved), and your voting credentials. For those who still need to register and/or pay, you may do so in person on Friday, Nov. 2 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. or Saturday, Nov. 3 beginning at 7 a.m. Look for the registration/payment area in the hospitality tent.

Food

Lunches will be available only for those who pre-paid with their registration. No extra meals will be available, so if you did not reserve a lunch you will be responsible for bringing your own.

Beverages

Coffee and beverages will be available throughout the day Saturday, thanks to a generous gift from Christ Church Cathedral.

Seating

There is no assigned seating at convention. You may choose to sit together as a delegation or spread out and connect with other delegates.

Restrooms

Both indoor and outdoor restroom facilities will be available.

Childcare

Childcare will be be available at Procter. Contact Andrea Foote at afoote@proctercenter.org if you need child care and did not indicate it on your registration.

Smoking

Smoking will not be permitted in either of the tents at any time during the convention. Look for designated smoking areas outside of the tents.

Information

All resources needed for convention are available here on our convention website, DSOConvention.org, or through the DSOConnection app. No paper copies will be provided. If a member of your delegation does not have access to the Internet, please print the materials out for them in advance.