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Annual Diocesan Convention

The 143rd Annual Convention: Joining God in shaping our future

The 143rd Annual Diocesan Convention will be held Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Parsippany NJ (Google map).

Convention announcements

Guest registrations: Diocesan members who are not Deputies and wish to take part in Shaping our Future have one last chance to register online by 4 PM Tuesday, January 17. Registrations with lunch closed January 10; those who register January 11-17 will be responsible for their own lunches. Space is limited - don't wait!

All Deputy registration fees and payment for guest dinners are due by 5 PM Tuesday, January 10. You can pay online or by check. Please make checks payable to Diocese of Newark and mail to: Diocese of Newark, Convention Registration, 31 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ 07102.

Convention Nominations for write-in candidates are open until Friday, January 20. (The deadline to assure that your name is printed on the ballot was Friday, December 30.) See Offices & Candidates for Election and the Nominations form.

Announcements slideshow: The deadline to submit announcements to be displayed at Convention is 12 noon on Wednesday, January 25.

The Pre-Convention Meeting scheduled for January 12 is cancelled. In recent years attendance has continued to decline, and this year, we do not have any business regarding the Rules of Order, the Constitution and Canons, or Resolutions.

The Proposed 2017 Budget was approved as submitted by Diocesan Council at its December 14 meeting. (The budget is posted online here.) Diocesan CFO Paul Shackford will present the Proposed 2017 Budget in an online video and will respond online to questions received via email. It is important that you and your deputies review the Budget material when it becomes available, so please watch for this announcement.

Finally, you're invited to come to the Parsippany Hilton at 9 PM the Friday of Convention (January 27) to dance and sing along with Walkin' The Boulevard. You don't have to be part of a business meeting to come on out and have a good time!

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