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AnnualConference2010 / River Music Experience

Friday dinner and entertainment

131 West 2nd Street, Davenport, IA  52801
http://www.rivermusicexperience.org

River Music Experience
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Don’t miss our Informal Mexican Supper and Open Mic Evening, Friday, 4:00–6:00 pm at the RME. Bring your instrument, your voice, or both! Or just come to listen and enjoy the supper. One of our members will MC this event and local church members will provide the food and be your hosts.

Cost for adults and for children seventh grade and over:  $6.00 Cost for children sixth grade and under:  $3.00

Please make reservations for these meals in advance on the registration form. See the Registration page.

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AnnualConference2010 / Registration

Advance registration is closed. Registration will be available at the door (cash and checks only), but meals cannot be guaranteed for late registrants.

New this year

Lower registration fee for Young Adults, Youth, and Children!

We are deeply grateful to the Riverboat Development Authority of Davenport for a generous grant that allows us to reduce registration fees for young adults and youth and to eliminate registration fees entirely for children, including infants and toddlers. Our goal is to attract younger folks to the conference, helping us to re-invigorate our congregations and District and to engage future leaders. Please note that these fee reductions and eliminations are for this year only. Registration Fees

Registration fees do not include the cost of Accommodations.

Adult (age 36 and over) $140 per adult on or before extended to March 23, 2010 $160 per adult March 24, and after Young Adult (ages 18 through 35) $80 per young adult on or before extended to March 23, 2010 $100 per young adult March 24, and after Youth (Grades 7 through 12) $50 per youth Child (infants, toddlers and under Grade 6) $0 per child accompanied by a registered adult Registration Deadlines

See also:  Dates to Remember

Adults and Young Adults Early registration deadline:  extended to March 23, 2010 11:59 PM Online registration deadline:  April 16, 2010, noon. Mail in registration deadline:  received by April 8, 2010, noon in Davenport. Registration extended to received by noon on April 20. Walk-in registration, will be accepted, but meals cannot be guaranteed. We recommend you register by the deadlines. Youth and Children Deadline for Registration and Permission Forms – received by April 8, noon in Davenport. (This includes on-line and mailed registration forms as well as mailed permission forms). Deadline extended. Online Registration ended at noon on April 16. Mail in Registrations and mailed Permission forms must be received by noon on April 20. No registrations for children and youth will be accepted after the deadlines, because of the need to provide staffing and supervision for these ages. Register On-Line Online registration closed at noon on Thursday, April 16, 2010. This year the registration form needs to be completed for every individual of any age (Child, Youth, Adult) attending the conference. For Youth (Grades 7 through 12) and Children (infants, toddlers, and children through Grade 6): A separate parental permission form is required in addition to the registration form. The permission form must be signed by the parent or guardian and submitted by mail. We must have original signatures. The deadline for these additional forms to be in our hands in Davenport is April 8, 2010, at noon. Deadline extended to noon on April 20. Youth Permission Form for grades 7–12 (PDF, 19 KB) Child Permission Form for grade 6 and under (PDF, 18 KB)

Register by Mail

If you prefer, you may print the following forms and pay by check. We cannot accept credit cards with mailed registrations.

Registration Form (PDF, 60 KB) Mailed registration forms must be received in Davenport by April 8, 2010, noon. Deadline extended to noon on April 20. Please leave plenty of time for possible delays in postal delivery. Please print and complete a registration form for each individual in your party regardless of age.

For Youth (Grades 7 through 12) and Children (infants, toddlers, and children through Grade 6): A separate parental permission form is required in addition to the registration form. The permission form must be signed by the parent or guardian and submitted by mail. We must have original signatures. The deadline for these additional forms to be in our hands in Davenport is April 8, 2010, at noon. Deadline extended to noon on April 20. Youth Permission Form for grades 7–12 (PDF, 19 KB) Child Permission Form for grade 6 and under (PDF, 18 KB)

Please make checks payable to:  Unitarian Church-PSD Conference 2010Mail paper registration forms and checks to:

PSD Annual Conference c/o LaDonna Anderson

Registration and Check-In On Site

Conference registration and check-in will be in the lobby of the Radisson, immediately inside the Radisson’s Second Street entrance. Conference registration and check-in will be open from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday and from 7:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday. Participants who have been named as delegates by their congregation must sign-in at the conference check-in table by 7:30 AM on Saturday in order to be able to vote at the Annual Business Meeting. Other Pertinent Registration Information Don’t forget to make arrangements for accommodations in Davenport or the Quad Cities. See Accommodations for information about the conference hotel and how to make reservations there, or for information about how to share a room. The reservation deadline for the conference rate at the Radisson is March 16, 2010. The reservation deadline for the conference rate at the Holiday Inn Rock Island is March 23, 2010. By registering for the conference you are agreeing to be photographed. Videos and photos may be used on our web site and in District print publications. If you have serious concerns about your picture being used, please call Barb Robinson at 563-381-3561 prior to the conference. You will need to let us know some way to identify you (perhaps a distinctive jacket or hat) during the conference so that we will know not to use your picture. Cancellations

To cancel a Conference Registration, e-mail LaDonna Anderson, Conference Registrar, at the address below.

If we receive your cancellation in hand on or before April 8, we will refund your fees minus a $10 processing fee. Refunds will be made by check. If you cancel after April 8, or we receive your cancellation in hand after that date, we will be unable to refund your fees. Hotel reservations must be canceled with the hotel. Roster of Attendees

After the conference, you will be able to download a full roster of attendees (minus those who opt out), including contact information. Please request the password from our Web Coordinator, Ben Stallings..

Questions?

For more information, e-mail the Registrar, LaDonna Anderson. Or phone the Assistant Registrar, George Robinson.

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AnnualConference2010 / Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel

Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel

111 East Second Street
Davenport, IA  52801
http://www.radisson.com/davenportia

Radisson Quad Cities Plaza

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The Radisson will host several conference activities including:

Conference registration (Main Lobby) – Friday and Saturday Opening celebration, banner parade, and worship (Quad City Ballroom) – Friday evening* Child care for infants and toddlers (Rooms 205 and 206) – Saturday,and Sunday during Choir rehearsal as a convenience for Choir members. Choir Rehearsal on Saturday and Sunday Breakfast (Quad City Ballroom) – Sunday only

Please see Accommodations for reservations and further information on the Radisson’s amenities and services, as well as for information on the alternative hotel, the Holiday Inn Rock Island Hotel & Conference Center.

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AnnualConference2010 / Pre-Conference Workshops

Roots and Wings for Anti-Racism   (morning)

Politics of Marriage Equality   (afternoon)

Two pre-conference workshops are being offered on Friday, April 23, 2010, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, both at the Unitarian Church in Davenport. The workshops are independent: you can register for either or both. There is also an optional lunch available for participants of either workshop.

Location

Unitarian Church, 3707 Eastern Ave, Davenport, Iowa
Fully accessible building; enter through upper level door
Directions: 563.359.0816 or http://www.qcuu.org

Directions are also posted on the Conference Frequently Asked Questions.
Lodging: conference rates are available for Thursday at the Annual Conference hotels;
See Accommodations.

Schedule

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am – noon Prairie Star District GRACE Team (Growing Racial and Cultural Equity) Workshop –Dr. Mark A. Hicks:  Roots and Wings for Anti-Racism
Noon Newcomer afternoon registration
12:15–1:00 pm Lunch
1:30–3:30 pm Prairie Star District Social Justice Network Workshop –Ryan Crane and Andrea Jansa:  Varnum v. Brien and the Politics of Marriage Equality
3:30–4:30 pm Optional phone banking extension of Marriage Equality workshop

Fees and Registration Morning workshop: $5 Lunch (potato bar with salad): $3 Afternoon workshop: $5

You do not have to register for the full conference to register for the workshops.

To register for these workshops and the full Annual Conference go Registration. If you have already registered for the Conference and want to add these workshops or if you want to attend only these workshops, you can register at Annual Conference A La Carte Morning GRACE Workshop

Roots and Wings for Anti-Racism — Unitarian Universalists have a proud legacy of doing justice in the world. Yet the challenges of our time – and within our congregations – demand not only consciousness of oppressive systems, but development of transformative habits of mind and heart that interrupt oppression. Building the World We Dream About is the UUA’s recently piloted curriculum designed to create a supportive, spiritual environment that allows congregations to build a healthy multi-racial, multicultural community. The curriculum’s developer, Dr. Mark A. Hicks, will lead participants in a workshop that simultaneously introduces the curriculum and deepens commitments for Building our Beloved Community.

Dr. Hicks ( http://web.mac.com/mhicks3 ) is the Angus MacLean Professor of Religious Education at Meadville Lombard Theological School. As a Unitarian Universalist and former professor of educational transformation at George Mason University, Dr. Hicks’s scholarship, teaching, and curricular innovations have been recognized by peers for excellence, relevance, and importance to religious and secular groups interested in justice, equity and accountability. He is the curriculum developer for the UUA’s anti-racist/anti-oppression curriculum, Building the World We Dream About, which was launched nationally in over 50 UU congregations. He is also a lay leader at All Souls Church, Unitarian in Washington, D.C. .

Afternoon Marriage Equality Workshop

Varnum v Brien and the Politics of Marriage Equality — A year after the Iowa Supreme Court issued their unanimous decision to allow same-sex couples to marry in the state of Iowa, UUs will gather in Davenport at an urgent time. Opponents will be pushing hard to amend the state’s constitution in order to reverse this landmark ruling. Learn from One Iowa (Iowa’s largest LGBT advocacy group: http://www.oneiowa.org ) successful strategies for defending the freedom to marry and actions you can take in your state. One Iowa organizer Ryan Crane graduated from the University of Northern Iowa where he was a Campus Coordinator with the Public Interest Research Group, Students Against a Violent Environment. One Iowa regional organizer Andrea Jansa received a bachelor’s degree in political science and communication studies from the University of Iowa and was a clerk in the Iowa Senate.

As a practical application of the tools/skills learned in the workshop participants can help One Iowa make phone calls inviting people to an event in the Quad Cities area. The phone calls would be made on participant cell phones from the church. One Iowa will supply the script, training, and call list. The script is 501(c)(3) compliant and participation is completely voluntary.

Volunteers would make phone calls for up to an hour starting around 3:30. They can leave at any time to get downtown for the meal, check into their hotel, register for the conference, and get ready for the conference opening.

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AnnualConference2010 / Photos

(Photos courtesy of Joe Maciejko, Sam Wormley, and Sarah Greene)

The General Assembly Chalice framing District Executive, Nancy Heege

Outgoing president Kathy Bowman

District Executive Nancy Heege

Conference planners Stan Nichol,Gina Dugan, Barb Robinson

New Board member Heather Coffmanand Treasurer Bill Elwood

Friday night service Sherry Warren

Lori Allen

Rev. Jill Jarvis

Judy Sasser

Saturday sessions Lifespan Program Director Rev. Phil Lund

Judy Lecturer Dr. Mark Hicks

A question from the audience 

Smiles 

Asleep 

Sam Wormsley, Intrepid Photographer

Banners 

More banners 

Crowns 

Drumming 

Board member Fred Hulting

John McCutcheon and friend

Comparing technology 

Resting 

Young folk 

 The Awards Luncheon 

Rev. Tom Capo, representing the Board

Mel Aanerud, from the Awards Committee

Jan Fitzgerald accepting the Keeping the Faith Award on behalf of Kathy Park

Shelton Hendricks and Terri-Lynn Brewer accepting the Keeping the Faith Award on behalf of Debbie Hunsberger

Manny and Sara Pedram, Adult Social Action Award

Keely Schuck, Youth Social Action Award

Gordon Harrington, Unsung UU Award

Ann Herington representing the Heritage and Archives Committee

Marguerite Andrews (left), Betty Gorshe Heritage Award

Cathy Pierce accepting the Betty Gorshe Heritage Award on behalf of Calvin Eland

President Kathy Bowman and President’s Award Recipient Mark Sanderson

John McCutcheon concert

Sunday service at the Figge

Figge stairway 

Rev. Kent Saleska leading the service

A group at the service 

Meditation 

Martha Easter Wells and Rev. Mary Moore

President Kathy Bowman at the Figge Museum

Unitarian Church, Davenport

The River Music Experience

Walkway

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