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Tri Conference 2019 Annual Meeting
June 14 — June 16
 
 

 
 
 
The Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences will gather in Omaha NE
for the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting
at Countryside Community Church UCC, a Tri-Faith Initiative member
 
AGENDA
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 14 (CT)
2:30-10:00pm Marketplace open
3:00-5:00pmmCheck-in & coffee
5:00-6:00pmmCocktail Reception
6:00-7:30pmmWelcoming Worship & Dinner, Keynote: The Rev. Dr. Chris Davies
7:30-8:00pmmVisit the Marketplace
8:00-10:00pm Social
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 15 (CT)
7:30a-4:00pnmMarketplace open
7:30a-8:30pnmCheck-in & coffee
8:30-9:30amm Worship, Keynote: The Rev. Dr. Chris Davies
9:30-12:15pmnOpen Space with Erin Gilmore*
12:15-12:30pmVisit the Marketplace
12:30-1:30pmnHonorees Luncheon
1:30-4:00pmm Business Meetings of individual Conferences (IA, NE & SD)
4:00-5:00pmm Tri-Conference Celebration
4:00-5:00pmm Marketplace teardown
6:00-9:00pmm Social & Banquet at the Marriott, with special entertainment


* Open Space provides the opportunity to lift up what you want to discuss, and to find the people in the room with interests, gifts, and resources to offer on your topic

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 (CT)
9:00-10:15ammWorship at Countryside Community Church
Led by The Rev. Brigit Stevens, Executive Conference Minister of IA-NE-SD Conferences, will include a Service of Installation for our new Associate Conference Ministers.
 
MENUS FOR MEALS
The menus have been selected to accommodate dietary preferences and restrictions. If your dietary needs cannot be met by the menus below, please note your needs in the appropriate place on your registration.
 
FRIDAY WELCOME DINNER BUFFET
  • Salad Station
    • Mixed lettuce (no spinach)
    • Craisins, almonds
    • Dressings: balsamic vinaigrette, oil & vinegar, ranch — with non-dairy, gluten-free and vegan options
    • Three composed salads
      • Broccoli-Raisin Salad
      • Roasted Asparagus-Red Bell Pepper Salad
      • Roasted Corn Salad with Grape Tomatoes & Goat Cheese
  • Three meats
    • Apple Cider Pork Loin
    • Sliced Herbed Chicken Breast
    • Italian Meatballs with marinara sauce on the side (non-dairy, gluten-free)
  • Roasted Rosemary Baby Potatoes (non-dairy)
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Fudge Brownies

SATURDAY LUNCH
  • Chef's Salad Bar
    • Mixed greens (no spinach)
    • All the favorite salad bar fixings
    • Two meats: ham and turkey
    • Dressings: balsamic vinaigrette, oil & vinegar, ranch — with non-dairy, gluten-free and vegan options
  • Three composed salads
    • Pasta Salad
    • Three-Bean Salad (non-dairy)
    • Broccoli Salad (non-dairy)
  • Bread
  • Assorted cookies

SATURDAY BANQUET DINNER BUFFET
  • Salad Bar
    • Mixed greens (no spinach)
    • Dried fruits & nuts, shaved onions, Monterey Jack cheese, fresh blueberries
    • Dressings: balsamic vinaigrette, raspberry vinaigrette, Italian
  • Minestrone Soup (non-dairy)
  • Crab Oil & Vinegar Slaw
  • Four meats/main dishes
    • Pepper & Coriander encrusted Smoked Salmon
    • Breast of Chicken cooked with olive oil, citrus, fresh herbs
    • Pasta with Spring Vegetables (non-dairy, gluten free)
    • Steamed Mussels and Clams
  • Roasted garlic sauce & Parmesan cheese
  • Boiled Potatoes — with parsley butter & sea salt
  • Green Beans sautéed in olive oil (no bacon)
  • Assorted rolls
  • Dessert: choice of Chocolate dessert or Cheesecake (no nuts)
  • Coffee & Tea

REGISTRATION FEE: $135
Includes materials, Friday dinner, Saturday lunch & Saturday banquet
 
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, MAY 30
No refunds available after this date
Walk-ins are welcome, but cannot be guaranteed meals or materials
  • REGISTER ONLINE (below) quickly and securely — for yourself and/or a group —
    • Pay online using an electronic check, or a debit or credit card (preferred method)
    • Pay with a check, made payable to UCC Conferences, and sent to 5609 Douglas Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310
 
FREE CHILDCARE — ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Children — from infants to age 12 — may be registered for care during meeting times by clicking here, or by using the link provided in the adult registration confirmation email. Before registering children, please be sure you have health insurance and emergency contact information handy.
 
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS — BOOK ASAP!
IMPORTANT —
  • You are responsible for making your own hotel and travel arrangements.
  • Hotel and travel are not included in your registration.
  • Rooms will fill quickly because of other events in the area.
Tri Conference Ministries has established a discounted block of rooms at the hotels below. Please contact your preferred hotel before the listed deadline and ask for the Tri-Conference UCC rate. Reservations made after the hotel's deadline, if available, may be charged the market rate.
 
Holiday Inn Express and Suites: $149/night
Rate includes complimentary breakfast, taxes additional
Deadline: MAY 1
13131 I Street, Omaha NE 68137 • 402-999-4800
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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham: $145/night
Rate includes complimentary breakfast, taxes additional
Deadline: MAY 17
360 S 108th Street, Omaha NE 68154 • 402-758-2848
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Marriott Regency Hotel: $159/night
Rate does not include breakfast or taxes
Deadline: MAY 24
10220 Regency Circle, Omaha NE 68114 • 888-236-2427

Click here to register online
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Best Western: $159/night (KING), $179/night (2 QUEENS)
Rate does not include breakfast or taxes
Deadline: MAY 1
4706 S 108th Street, Omaha NE 68137 • 402-339-7400
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CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION
Once you have completed your registration, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email, contact the Conference office at 515-277-6369.
 
PHOTO RELEASE
Please review the Photo Release statement below. During registration, you'll be asked to provide (or withhold) your consent to be photographed during this event.

 
REGISTERING ONLINE
  • Our online system requires a Registrant's information in addition to information about all Attendees being registered by that individual. If you are registering for yourself, or including your registration among a group you're registering together, simply choose “copy from [your name]” to automatically fill the blanks for your attendee information and then continue.
  • In the Your Church box, you'll choose from a list of all Tri Conference churches, arranged in alphabetical order by state/Conference and then city name (ex: IA – Des Moines, Plymouth Congregational UCC). Tap the letter I, N or S to move quickly to your Conference's section of the list.
  • PLEASE NOTE: You have 30 minutes to complete your registration before the system times out.
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PHOTO RELEASE
During registration, you will be asked to accept or decline the release below. By making a selection, you will be considered to have provided an electronic signature.
  • I grant the UCC Conference the right and a license to reproduce and publish for worldwide electronic and print distribution the identity and/or image of me or my child and, at its sole discretion, to share these names and images with others including, but not limited to, for use in the UCC Conference’s publications and displays, the online news magazine of the Conference, the email newsletter of the Conference, print newsletters and other publications, the Conference website and/or other electronic and print forms or media.
  • I hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the finished photographs or printed or electronic matter that may be used in conjunction with them now or in the future, whether that use is known to me or unknown, and I waive any privacy and publicity interests which me or my child may have in our identities or such images.
  • I hereby agree to release, defend, and hold harmless the UCC Conference from and against any claims, damages or liabilities arising from or related to the use of the names or images covered by this agreement.
By making a selection, you are confirming that you are one of the following —
  • I am 18 years of age or older and I am competent to contract in my own name. I have read this authorization and release before signing below, and I fully understand the contents, meaning and impact of this release. I understand that I am free to address any specific questions regarding this release by submitting those questions in writing prior to signing, and I agree that my failure to do so will be interpreted as a free and knowledgeable acceptance of the terms of this release.
  • I am the parent or legal guardian of the below named child. I have read this authorization and release before signing below, and I fully understand the contents, meaning and impact of this release. I understand that I am free to address any specific questions regarding this release by submitting those questions in writing prior to signing, and I agree that my failure to do so will be interpreted as a free and knowledgeable acceptance of the terms of this release.