Official 19th AAC report books released

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On Friday, June 15, 2018, the Preconciliar Commission released three official report books in preparation for the 19th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America, slated to convene in Saint Louis, MO July 23-27, 2018.

The reports of the OCA officers and the Church’s departments and institutions together with the financial report are now available online.

“Article III, Section 5 of the OCA Statute requires that all reports to the All-American Council must be published and made available in written form at least thirty days prior to the opening of the AAC,” said Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary. “The three report books offer a comprehensive review of the work of the Church since the last AAC.

“The Officers’ Report Book contains job descriptions and reports from the Chancellor, Secretary and Treasurer of the Orthodox Church in America,” Father Eric explained. “Included under each officer are reports on areas of responsibility, such as ORSMA/SMPAC and the Office of History and Archives. Also included is a report from the Director of External Affairs and Interchurch Relations.

“The Departments’ and Institutions’ Report Book includes reports from the OCA’s departments and related offices,” Father Eric continued. “Reports from the OCA’s institutions, including stavropegial monasteries, churches and seminaries; the at-large members of the Metropolitan Council; and the internal auditors are included. The Financial Report offers data on the OCA as well as her stavropegial institutions.”

Printed copies of the reports will not be available at the AAC, and delegates are reminded to download and print them and to bring them with them to the Council. Three-ring binders will be provided upon registration at the AAC site.

“Those responsible for submitting these reports will be presenting them at AAC plenary sessions and will be available to answer any and all questions during the AAC or individually,” Father Eric concluded.

Second hotel now available for 19th All-American Council

Saint Louis, MO’s historic Union Station Hotel, site of the 19th All-American Council [AAC] of the Orthodox Church in America July 23-27, 2018, has been fully booked as of Monday, June 11.

The Preconciliar Commission has made provisions for additional rooms at the Drury Inn Saint Louis at Union Station, conveniently located across the street from the station at 201 South 20 Street. A special room rate of $134.00 is available for AAC participants.

Reservations may be made online or by calling 1-800-325-0720. The group number for obtaining the special AAC rate is 2280876.

The Drury Inn’s amenities include a free hot breakfast and evening reception, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, fitness and business centers, and a pool.

June 11 deadline for 19th AAC exhibitors, vendors

Monday, June 11, 2018 is the deadline for exhibitors and vendors wishing to display and market their goods and services in the exhibition hall during the 19th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America.

The AAC will convene at the historic Saint Louis, MO Union Station Hotel July 23-27, 2018.

“The exhibition hall will be set up in the Midway, through which all delegates pass to attend plenary sessions,” said Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary. “The highly visible location offers a great opportunity for the broadest exposure to AAC participants, and the exhibition hall will remain open daily for extended time periods to maximize contact with delegates and guests.”

Prospective vendors and exhibitors will find an introductory letter, prospectus, contracts and related information on the AAC web site. All fees should be sent to the 19th All-American Council, c/o Melanie Ringa, PO Box 675, Syosset, NY 11791.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Local Committee Exhibition Co-chairs, Ken Herman at kryanherman@gmail.com or Paul Reuschhoff at pdRueschhoff@sbcglobal.net.