SA 2023: 20 May 2023
- SA 2023: 20 May 2023
- Repeating some things from last year
- Outdoor Pavilion
- Date & Time
- At the
- Workshops, round tables, etc.
1 April 2023
Synod Assembly 2023 will be held Saturday, 4 June 2022,
at the Mon County 4H Center, Mylan Park, near Morgantown,
Repeating some things from the last year
Last year marked a major departure from our usual
approach to Synod Assembly. The pandemic was a major
factor. Seeing that we are still managing pandemical
issues and being relatively pleased with the way things
went last year---not everything was perfect, but it went
better than expected in most ways---we are repeating some
of the measures and making some tweaks.
- SA 2023 is planned as a 1-day assembly.
- There will be two meetings (one before lunch and one
after lunch) as part of the session. BTW, we often get
the terms meeting and session reversed. The typical
synod assembly is one session over two days with three
meetings (one Friday afternoon, one Saturday morning,
and one Saturday afternoon).
- There is always the possibility of an adjourned
meeting, but that is at the will of the assembly as to
time and place. Such an adjourned meeting may be
- if required business is not completed by the end
of the day, or
- if the Synod Assembly desires an adjourned meeting
to tackle business that is not required by our
governing documents and rules.
- Exhibiting will be in an outdoor pavilion (details
- Reporting will be very different. See the Reporting to/at Synod Assembly
WV-WMD Synod Assembly 2023 will have limited 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. Weather will be a factor in determining
whether the SA chamber is the indoor pavilion (immediately
adjacent to the covered area) or the outdoor pavilion. 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—be sure to bring your own heavy duty
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 tear down.
Date & Time
WV-WMD SA 2023 will be a one-day assembly (unless an
adjourned meeting is called) on 20 May 2023. Tentatively
we start at 10:00 a.m., and we finish when we finish
(unless we hold an adjourned meeting, time and place to be
determined by the assembly).
Tentatively, SA lunch will be a 90-minute break with no
meal provided as part of the SA registration. The more
entrepreneurially-minded exhibitor might consider this a
Because of the changeable pandemical situation, the
Synod Council reserves the right to cancel exhibition.
There is no charge for exhibition this year.
Application to exhibit is required prior to the SA.
Application is not a guarantee of permission to
exhibit. Application deadline is 1 April 2023. To
apply, click here for the online Exhibit Application Form. If
you do not receive confirmation that application has been
received, contact the Synod Office (firstname.lastname@example.org or you
may call or text 304-363-4030).
Exhibitors should also register for the Synod Assembly (if
not already registering as a voting member). Online
registration will open 5 April 2022.
There is no registration fee for Synod Assembly this year.
At the assembly
Workshops, round tables, etc.
No workshops are scheduled for this year. On the other
hand, a 90-minute 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.