Convention reminders

Posted on October 13, 2010

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The printed version of the Day of Convention Booklet will be on 3-hole punched paper. If you would like to keep your pages organized, please bring a 3-ring binder to load the book in.

We encourage as many people who can to print their own convention booklet. The PDF is available for download (2.7 MB) at You don’t have to print it all, only what you need. Or, if you have a laptop, iPad, or smart phone that allows you to easily read PDFs, we encourage you to bring along an e-version of the book.

Friday dinner and Community Eucharist

We look forward to a vast array of Episcopalians joining us for dinner this Friday night. Early registration for convention will be open at 5 p.m., and dinner will be served on the cathedral’s plaza beginning at 5:30. The Diocesan Community Eucharist will be at 7 p.m., and the Rev. Canon Jane Shaw, Ph.D., the newly arrived eighth dean of Grace Cathedral will preach. If you have not yet RSVPd for dinner, please send an email to with “dinner” in the subject. In the body of the email, please tell us how many you are bringing to dinner.

Lunch Saturday

Sack lunches of roasted vegetables and roasted turkey sandwiches, fresh fruit, and dessert will be available for Saturday’s lunch. Lunch tickets will be on sale at registration for $10. These lunches can be taken along to breakout discussions about diocesan resources, and the lunch break on Saturday will be extended to 90 minutes to accommodate these conversations.


Please note that the three resolutions submitted for convention have been revised following feedback from deaneries. The most recent versions are in the convention book and online.


Nob Hill parking on Friday will not be as bad as on Saturday. There is a Heald College graduation at the Masonic Auditorium (across the street from Grace Cathedral) at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and garages are expected to fill early. The Masonic Garage and the Crocker Garage will both be charging an event rate of $40. If you drop off your riders at Grace Cathedral, you can park at the Sutter Stockton Garage for under $25 (click for map), and ride the Powell Street Cable Car back up the hill to California. The walk back down the hill is not bad but can be hard on those with less-than-dependable knees.