Mark Emory Graham Chapter

VGEC Annual Conference Host Committee Update

Charles Dale

The Host Committee is chaired by Chuck Dale with Lorie Tola and Phillip Knight, Co-Vice Chairs.  There are 33 active members on the committee.  The committee has:

Contracted with the Marriott Marquis hotel to be our Headquarters hotel

We successfully negotiated an outstanding room rate of $135.00 per night

We are in the process of producing a “Welcome to Atlanta” video. 

Reserved an Atlanta display table with Atlanta and Diocese promotional items for the Spokane conference

Begun the process to design the  “Save the Date” cards to be mailed after Easter 2017 to every Episcopal parish in the US and the entire VGEC database

We will be able to fund the Conference within budget (although it will be tight)

Developed a tentative agenda for the Conference as follows:

Thursday:  Evensong and dinner at the Cathedral

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will serve a BBQ dinner

The Cathedral Bookstore will remain open late

Dale Adelmann will lead the Cathedral Choir

Bishop Whitmore will preach

Friday:  Celebrative Eucharist at St. Luke’s

Trey Clegg will assemble a mass choir from throughout the Diocese

Saturday:  VGEC Business Meeting, Workshops, Reception and Banquet at the Marriott Marquis

Our Bishops and other dignitaries will join us for the reception and dinner

Sunday;  Festive Eucharist at the Cathedral

Dean Candler will celebrate and Bishop Wright will preach

If you have a desire to serve on this important committee, please contact

vergeratlanta@earthlink.net