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2020 Annual Convention

Convention

Saturday, September 26, 2020
8:00 a.m. Registration Starts
Faith Lutheran Church
Hutchinson, MN

The Honorable G. Barry Anderson
Featured Guest Speaker
Minnesota Supreme Court Justice

The Honorable G. Barry Anderson

"Religious Liberty:
What It Is and Why We Need It"

UPDATED DETAILS

ONE CONVENTION – FOUR OPTIONS

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we have altered the original convention plans. There will be NO Anniversary Banquet on Friday night. The Convention will be a one-day, shortened event that is offered in a variety of ways for those not comfortable attending in person.

You may attend in the following ways:

  1. In-person at one of three satellite meetings ($40 per person):
    • Hutchinson (Primary Location – Limited to the first 75 registrants)
    • St. John’s in Springfield, MN (Limited to the first 50 registrants)
    • Living Word in Alexandria, MN (Limited to the first 45 registrants)
  2. Remotely via Zoom from a location of your choice ($25 per location)

Every AD church is allowed and strongly encouraged to have two delegates participate. For the business portion of the event, it is essential that a quorum is present to vote on all business agenda items so please decide on your delegates and register them ASAP.

CDC/MHD Guidelines request the following for our gathering:

  1. If you or anyone you have been in contact with is not feeling well or has been tested for COVID-19 we ask that you join the convention via Zoom. (Please e-mail [email protected] BEFORE 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 if you need to change your registration to Zoom)
  2. Masks will be requested at all three locations
  3. Social distancing will be observed at all three locations
  4. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the buildings (Regular sanitizing and hand washing is encouraged throughout the day)
  5. Food served at each location will be done following best practice requirements at this time

Because of the additional COVID requirement planning that must take place to make this event happen we are asking (begging) you, to send in your registrations sooner rather than later.

You're Invited

The Augustana District Council invites you to the 10-year anniversary celebration banquet and annual convention. Along with a banquet dinner on Friday, There will be a special guest speaker, Minnesota
Supreme Court Justice, the Honorable G. Barry Anderson, special recognitions and live music at Christ the King.

The convention will follow on Saturday at Faith Lutheran. All member churches are encouraged to send delegates to the convention, and all interested Augustana District congregational members are warmly invited to attend. Anyone interested in learning more about the Augustana District is also welcome to attend. The convention will begin on Saturday with registration at 9 a.m., welcome and opening worship at 10 a.m. We will conclude around 5 p.m. The district will again offer a streaming option for churches. You can live-stream the speakers and business meeting right to your church, have as many participants present as you would like, and your delegates can vote from there.

Who May Vote? Who May Attend?

From our Constitution:

5.03. Each congregation shall be entitled to two delegates at all conventions where Augustana business is conducted. Congregations with average worship attendance in excess of 500 shall be entitled to one additional delegate for every additional 250 average worship attendees over the 500 member base. Delegates shall be selected by member congregations pursuant to such internal procedures as member congregations may, from time to time, adopt. The manner of determining how delegates cast votes on behalf of their respective member congregations at conventions shall be determined by the member congregation on whose behalf the delegates are acting. Pastors not identified as delegates by a congregation shall be entitled to voice but not vote at Augustana conventions.

We welcome all people to attend the Augustana District Convention. Participants will register as “Voting  delegates,” “Member” or “Guest” as defined below:

Voting Delegate

Voting Delegates of the District Convention are delegates chosen by Member Congregations as outlined above. Please register as a “Voting Delegate.” Delegates have both “voice” and “vote.”

Member Registrant

Member registrants are individuals who belong to member congregations of the Augustana District but are not official delegates. This may include (but is not limited to) pastors who are attending, but who are not designated “delegates” by their church. This category also includes people who are members of an Associate Member Congregation of the Augustana District and people who are Individual Associate Members. “Member” registrants have “voice,” but not “vote.”

Guest Registrant

Guest registrants are individuals attending the district convention who fit neither of the categories above. This category allows us to encourage, and extend a warm welcome to, all interested friends to come and participate.

Registration Fee's

Before/On Sep 11th
Saturday: $40
Streaming: $25

After Sep 11th
Saturday $50
Streaming: $30

Refund Policy

On/Before Aug 28 = 100%
Between Aug 28 and Sep 11 = 50%
After Sep 11 = 0%

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