at Synod Assembly
SA 2021: 16 October 2021
This is not the official call of the Synod Assembly---that is yet to be issued---but we do have the venue reserved. Synod Assembly 2021 will convene on Saturday, 16 October 2021, at the Mon County 4H Center, Mylan Park, near Morgantown, WV.
Things that are different this year
Because of the pandemic, we are meeting much later than
usual (by four months). We are changing some other things
because of the pandemic, and some of those things affect
those who make exhibit.
WV-WMD Synod Assembly 2021 will have exhibit space in the outdoor pavilion of the Mon County 4H Center. The outdoor pavilion is the covered area on the right of the structure. The SA chamber is the indoor pavilion immediately adjacent to the covered area. All non-business activities (exhibits, beverage service, social area, etc.) associated with the SA will be in the outdoor pavilion. There are electrical outlets around the perimeter wall.
The space is huge. You are welcome to bring your own
tables and chairs, pop-ups, displays, etc.. We have not
yet determined how many tables we can provide (if any).
Exhibitors will be responsible for their own set up and
Date & Time
WV-WMD SA 2021 will be a one-day assembly (unless an adjourned meeting is called) on 16 October 2021. Tentatively we start at 10:30 a.m., and we finish when we finish (unless we hold an adjourned meeting, tentatively set for 13 November 2021).
Tentatively, SA lunch will be a 2-hour break with no meal
provided as part of the SA registration. The more
entrepreneurially-minded exhibitor might consider this a
Because of the rapidly changing pandemical situation, the Synod Council reserves the right to cancel exhibition (as the outdoor pavilion may be needed as the assembly chamber).
There is no charge for exhibition this year.
Exhibitors should register for the Synod Assembly (visit http://wv-wmd.org/SA/index.html for link). There is no registration fee for Synod Assembly this year.
Workshops, round tables, etc.
No workshops are scheduled for this year. On the other
hand, a 2-hour lunch is being proposed. During that time,
exhibitors are free to gather interested parties for
presentation and/or conversation. The assembly chamber
will not be available except by the consent of the chair
(because there may be assembly-related business taking
place in the chamber over lunch).
Feel free to feed people if it is to your advantage.
Lunch (i.e., food) is not included as part of the
assembly. What's the old maxim? "Feed them, and they will
come?" There will be plenty of room under the pavilion
(though we aren't sure how many tables and chairs we will
have in that space) for eating or other activities. There
are also dozens of dining options within a reasonable
drive of the venue. We expect that many will scatter for
lunch, and you, likewise, are free to invite people to a
local dining establishment.
We discontinued the "assembly packet" a few years back.
We will not receive by mail items for distribution to the
assembly except by prior arrangement. Distribution at the
assembly requires the consent of either the Synod
Secretary or the Committee for Reference & Counsel.
Approved exhibitors may distribute materials at their
respective exhibits with implied consent (which may be
withdrawn by the Synod Secretary or the Committee for
Reference & Council).
Should you have questions, contact +Riegel.