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2019 Augustana District Annual Convention

May 11

Augustana District Annual Convention

All member churches are encouraged to send delegates, and all interested people are warmly invited to attend. The convention will begin with a 9:00 a.m. registration and a 10:00 a.m. welcome and opening worship. The convention will conclude around 5:00 p.m.

This year the district will again offer a streaming option for churches that are not able to physically send delegates to the convention. You can stream the speakers and business meeting right to your church and vote from there.

The Augustana District Council invites you to a Convention Preview/Fellowship time on Friday, May 10, from 7-8 p.m. at Living Word Lutheran Church. Our keynote speaker Mark Vander Tuig will be there to share a bit about the LCMC. There is no cost but registration would be appreciated.

Some Hotel Options in the Alexandria Area

  • AmericInn:
    4520 Hwy 29 S. Alexandria, MN
  • Country Inn and Suites:
    5304 Hwy 29 S. Alexandria, MN
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites:
    4929 Sanibel Drive, Alexandria, MN
  • Holiday Inn
    5637 Hwy 29 S. Alexandria, MN
  • Hampton Inn
    2705 S. Broadway St. Alexandria, MN


If you are a council member, speaker, leading worship, a vendor, or participating in any way in the convention, please make sure you send in a registration form so that you are included in the meal count!

Late Registrants (after April 29) are not guaranteed a meal or informational packet

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.

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 they 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.


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