Section Meeting Frequently Asked Questions

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Who can/should come to the Section Meeting?
Can I get help paying for the Section Meeting?
When should I arrive?
When should I leave?
How do I register for extra nights? Will I have to move if I stay for extra nights?
How can I get to the Lake Doniphan Conference Center from the airport?
Who should I contact with other questions?

 

  • Who can/should come to the Section Meeting?
    • All Friends are welcome, though registration is required.  Nominated representatives from each affiliated yearly meeting are expected to attend, if possible. The assembled body of the representatives is the Friends World Committee for Consultation, so we can’t do it without you! Go to the Top

 

  • Can I get help paying for the Section Meeting?
    • It is assumed that North American yearly meetings will support their appointed Representatives’ travel to Section Meetings. Please be in contact directly with your own yearly meeting regarding how to access this support.
    • Others wishing to attend the Section Meeting but looking for financial assistance are encouraged to speak with their monthly and yearly meetings to see if there might be funds available. Go to the Top

 

  • When should I arrive?
    • Those attending only the Section Meeting itself should arrive on the afternoon of Thursday, March 21st in time for dinner at about 6pm. The opening session will be that evening.
    • Those attending the Executive committee meeting or the Convocations committee meeting on Wednesday evening should arrive on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 20th in time for dinner at about 6pm. In terms of registration, sign up for the Section Meeting itself and add Wednesday night and the relevant meals a la carte.
    • Those attending other committee meetings on Thursday morning should arrive in time for those meetings at 9am. This may mean arriving on Wednesday afternoon or evening and staying overnight. In terms of registration, sign up for the Section Meeting itself, Thursday lunch a la carte if desired, and Wednesday night and other relevant meals a la carte if desired.
    • Those attending COAL meetings should arrive in the afternoon or evening on Monday, March 18th. Karen Gregorio will handle your registrations.
    • Those attending Traveling Ministry Corps training should arrive in the afternoon or evening on Monday, March 18th. Karen Gregorio and Heather Gosse will handle your registrations. Go to the Top

 

  • When should I leave?
    • Everyone must leave on Sunday afternoon, March 24th. The Section Meeting itself lasts through lunch from about 12-1, and we have the use of the conference center until mid-afternoon. However, we must all vacate the premises by late afternoon. Those not flying out until Monday can stay in hotels near the airport. Closer to the time, Dave and Kathy, the Conference Managers, will share information with those flying out on Monday to allow those in this situation to coordinate if they wish regarding hotels near the airport. Go to the Top

 

  • How do I register for extra nights? Will I have to move if I stay for extra nights?
    • If you are coming for the Traveling Ministry training or for the COAL meeting, your registration for that part of the week will be handled separately through Heather Gosse or through Karen Gregorio.  These groups will be housed in the mini-lodges Monday night through Wednesday night.  If you don’t want to move, register for the Section Meeting in a mini-lodge, and you should be able to stay in the same place.
    • If you are coming for the committee meetings on Wednesday evening or coming on Wednesday in preparation for committee meetings on Thursday morning, please register for the Section Meeting, making sure to add Wednesday night a la carte, with appropriate meals as desired.  If you sign up for the same type of housing Wednesday night as for the Section Meeting itself, you should be able to stay in the same room.
    • Everyone else should come on Thursday afternoon and not need to register for extra nights. Go to the Top

 

  • How can I get to the Lake Doniphan Conference Center from the airport?
    • There are shuttle and taxi services that can run from the airport to the Lake Doniphan Conference Center.  Closer to the time, as our conference managers collect more information about who is coming when, they can share information among those arriving around the same time so attendees can coordinate transportation if they wish. Go to the Top

 

  • Who can I contact with other questions?
    • Questions about housing or meals, contact the Conference Managers.  Phone: 1-701-222-1521
      E-mail:  ConfMgrs@aol.com
    • Questions about transportation, facilities, accessibility, or anything else related to the conference site, contact the Conference Managers.  Phone: 1-701-222-1521
      E-mail:  ConfMgrs@aol.com
    • For questions about the COAL meetings and COAL registration, contact Karen Gregorio.  Email: kareng@fwccamericas.org
    • For other questions about the Section Meeting, contact Heather Gosse.  Phone: 1-215-241-7250  Email: heatherg@fwccamericas.org

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