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2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE DATES, LOCATION AND LODGING INFORMATION
The 2017 meeting of the Susquehanna Annual Conference will be held Thursday, May 4, through Saturday May 6, 2017, at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa.
Please note that the Annual Conference dates for 2017 are earlier than in recent years. This will mean that deadlines for registration, technology requests for presenters, and vendor display requests will be earlier than in past years. Please be aware of notices as they are published.
Although registration is necessary for everyone attending the Annual Conference Session, there is no registration cost to attend. The costs for those requesting rooms at the Hershey Lodge and meals at the 2017 Annual Conference are as follows:
Two Nights Lodging
- Thursday, May 4 - Saturday, May 6: two nights lodging (double occupancy) and seven meals, $415.
- Thursday, May 4 - Saturday, May 6: two nights lodging (single occupancy) and seven meals, $603.
Three Nights Lodging
- Wednesday, May 3 - Saturday, May 6: three nights lodging (double occupancy) and eight meals, $527.
- Wednesday, May 3 - Saturday, May 6: three nights lodging (single occupancy) and eight meals, $809.
As you plan your lodging options please consider a change to our Thursday morning agenda. The Thursday morning Laity and Clergy Sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m., this will allow an extra hour of travel time for those coming from a distance.
As of today, the registration period is set to open Monday, February 27, and will close Friday, March 24, at midnight. We have blocked (reserved) 500 rooms for our Thursday and Friday lodging, a limited number of single rooms will be available. If you desire a single room, we encourage you to register early in the registration time period.
If you are commuting, and therefore not requesting a room at the Hershey Lodge, but desire a meal package, you may request the meal package during the registration period. We are pleased that the facilities at Hershey Lodge will allow us this year to offer one seating per meal. The meal package cost for Thursday lunch through Saturday lunch (seven meals) is $150. Meal packages and individual meal tickets will not be available for purchase at Annual Conference, the meal package must be pre-purchased.
The Hershey Lodge is located at 325 University Dr., Hershey, PA 17033. An overview of the facilities at Hershey Lodge may be seen at www.hersheylodge.com/overview.php.
AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Do you know an outstanding United Methodist clergy or lay person or a congregation who you think should be recognized and honored at Annual Conference for their discipleship and achievements? You have the opportunity now through March 15 to submit nominations for the 2017 conference awards. Those selected will attend a special Awards Luncheon at Annual Conference in May. Use the information below to request award nomination forms.
J. Marlene Atanasoff Award
Bishop’s Award for Christian Unity and Inter-Religious Concerns
Howard and Elizabeth Brinton Award
Harry Denman Award
The Flying Dove Award
Harry Hosier Award
Bishop D. Frederick Wertz Award
DONATIONS FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE ALTAR FLOWERS AND SERVICE BULLETINS
Amounts of $15 or more may be given toward the purchase of flowers for the platform. Names of contributors, and of those persons to be honored or memorialized, will be printed in the Susquehanna DailyLINK. Name(s) and telephone number(s), contributor(s), and the typed/clearly printed name of the honored or memorialized person(s) must be included with the request and payment.
Request and payment must be received by April 3 at the Conference Connectional Ministries Office:
Attn: Lisa Bender
303 Mulberry Dr.
Mechanicsburg PA 17050-3179
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