2019 Annual Conference Session- May 29 - June 1

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Please Note:

Your registration is not complete until you click on the RED SUBMIT button below.  You will receive an email confirmation shortly after you submit your registration form.  If you DO NOT receive a confirmation email please contact Julie Kohr at jkohr@greatplainsumc.org ASAP to find out if your registration went through.

ALSO:  If you click on another link within this form be sure to return and finish your registration after you have filled out the other registration form (ex. Childcare, Volunteering, 5k Run)

The registration fee is $50 for most attendees with a $30 fee applying to some. Registrations received after May 3 will incur a $25 late fee. The final deadline to register is May 22. If you register and find that you are unable to attend, refunds will be issued for the registration fee up to May 20. Meal refunds will also be issued up until the date of Friday, May 17.  Meal costs will not be refunded if notified after May 17.

Click here for a tentative Annual Conference Session schedule.

Click here for lodging information.
Click here for childcare registration.

Only one person per registration form. Spouses must register separately. You may order additional meals on this registration. Questions with an asterisk (*) are required to be answered in order to complete this registration form.

*First Name
*Last Name
*Address 1
*City
*State
*Zip
*Phone
*Email
Conference Relationship - Registration Fee

Choose the option that best fits your role at annual conference.
You must select one choice from the three categories below.

Clergy
None
Ordained elder or deacon in full connection ($50)
Provisional elder or deacon ($50)
Retired elder or deacon ($30)
Local Pastor-Completed Course of Study or MDiv w/ 2 years of Service ($50)
Associate Member ($50)
Retired Associate Member ($30)
Full- and part- time local pastors attending Course of Study ($50)
Student local pastor ($30)
Retired local pastor not in appointment ($30)
Ordained clergy or provisional members from other Annual Conferences and other Methodist denominations ($50)
Member of other denomination with voting rights ($50)
Member of other denomination without voting rights ($50)
Laity

If you are attending and the voting member of your church, you are a lay member. If your usual lay member for your church cannot attend and you are coming in their place, you are the lay member.

Only mark that you are the alternate lay member if you are attending in addition to the lay delegate for your church.

None
Lay member ($50)
Alternate Lay Member of Local Church ($50)
District Lay Representative ($50)
DSA/CLM ($30)
Other
None
Guest/Visitor/Spouse (no fee)
Seminary student (no fee)
Conference staff (no fee)
*District
*What is the church name of your pastoral appointment or local church?

Information entered here will be printed on your nametag. i.e: First UMC. Do not spell UMC out as there is not enough space. Multiple churches - list each with a comma.

If you are conference staff or from another organization, list what you would like written on your nametag.

*What is the city and state location of your pastoral appointment or local church? If at a multiple point charge, list the city for the primary mailing address.

Information entered here will be printed on your nametag. An example answer to this question would be Emporia, KS or Grand Island, NE.

Did your church(es) pay 100% of their Mission Shares in 2018?

If you serve two or more churches and any one of them paid in full, click yes. A Gold Star will be on your nametag if your church paid in full.

Yes
No
No answer
Meals

You must register for meals on this registration form. Meals will not be sold onsite.

Please keep in mind that there are very few restaurants within walking distance. It may be more convenient for you to stay onsite for your meals.

Enter the number of meals needed in the space below each meal choice. For example, enter the number 2 if you need two meals.

Wednesday, May 29
United Methodist Men Dinner and Auction-May 29 5:00 p.m. ($40)

The Dinner & Auction will be at Countryside UMC-3221 SW Burlingame Rd., Topeka, KS   Menu: Barbeque Chicken Breast, Macaroni, Potatoes, Beans, Lettuce Salad and Dessert (pie)

There are only 84 available
Only number values are allowed
Thursday, May 30
Mission Partnership Lunch ($17)

Grilled Chicken Thai salad - mixed greens tossed with crispy rice noodles, red onion, bell peppers and shredded carrots, topped with grilled chicken and served with a ginger sesame dressing, rolls & butter, cookies and brownies Iced Tea & water 

There are only 142 available
Only number values are allowed
No Program Lunch - Expo Hall (onsite) ($17)

Grilled Chicken Thai Salad - mixed greens tossed with crispy rice noodles, red onion, bell peppers and shredded carrots, topped with grilled chicken and served with a ginger sesame dressing, rolls & butter, cookies and brownies Iced Tea & water

There are only 249 available
Only number values are allowed
Retiree Dinner & Celebration - Sunflower Ballroom 5:00 p.m. ($22)

Yankee Pot Roast - roasted with carrots, onions, garlic, thyme and red wine; topped with a veal demi-glace, house salad,vegetable, rolls and butter, Dessert, coffee, decaf, iced tea and water

There are only 218 available
Only number values are allowed
Friday, May 31
United Methodist Women Lunch ($16)

Menu: club croissant, potato chips, fruit salad, cookies and brownies, tea, water and coffee.

Please click here to register for the UMW lunch.

No Program Lunch - Expo Hall (onsite) ($14)

Menu: deli sandwich, potato chips, pasta salad, cookies and brownies, tea, water and coffee.

In the box below please put the number of meals needed.  Then choose a sandwich option below.

 

There are only 285 available
Only number values are allowed
Sandwich Choice
No answer
Black forest ham sandwich with swiss cheese, topped with lettuce, tomato and red onion, with stone ground mustard on a kaiser roll
Smoked turkey sandwich with aged cheddar cheese topped with lettuce, tomato and red onion, served on a kaiser roll
Youth & Campus Ministries Lunch ($14)

Menu: deli sandwich, potato chips, pasta salad, cookies and brownies, tea, water and coffee.

In the box below please put the number of meals needed.  Then choose a sandwich option below.

There are only 140 available
Only number values are allowed
Sandwich Choice:
No answer
Black forest ham sandwich with swiss cheese, topped with lettuce, tomato and red onion, with stone ground mustard on a kaiser roll
Smoked turkey sandwich with aged cheddar cheese topped with lettuce, tomato and red onion, served on a kaiser roll
No Program Dinner, Expo Hall Center (onsite), 5:00 p.m. ($20)

Herb roasted chicken, Wedge Salad, vegetable, rolls and butter, dessert, water & iced tea, decaf and regular coffee

There are only 114 available
Only number values are allowed
Dietary Concerns

Any of the meals above have a Vegetarian or Gluten Free Option - You may select more than one if needed.

Vegetarian
Gluten Free
None
If you have indicated dietary concerns and have purchased meals for more then one person, please indicate how many of the meals have dietary concerns.
Electric Scooters ($60) 4 available

We have a limited number of Electric Scooters available for those with mobility concerns during the Annual Conference Session at the Kansas Expocentre. The cost of $60 will cover the duration of the conference. You will pick up/return your scooter each day in the Expo Center.

There are only 4 available
Annual Conference Volunteers - to help with registration, hospitality, etc.....

We have several areas where we need volunteers at Annual Conference, click here to sign up for the time and area you are interested in. If you are an alternate or guest, would you possibly be interested in volunteering during the event.

Payment

Payment by credit card - Upon submitting this form you will have the option to pay by credit card through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to pay by credit card.

Payment by check - It is important that you include your name on the check so we know who the payment is for. Checks should be made out to the Great Plains Conference and mailed to:

Annual Conference Session, 1207 SW Executive Drive, Topeka, KS  66615

Therefore Go 5K Run/Walk

In conjunction with The 2019 Great Plains Annual Conference we are hosting the second annual  Therefore Go 5K, June 1 in Topeka, KS. The fun run or walk is perfect for everyone and it is only $10 to register! All participants will receive a shirt, medal and race themed bib!

Your $10 donation will be given to the Great Plains Disaster Relief Fund: Nebraska Flooding.  100% of your donation will go to flood relief thanks to the sponsors.

The race will start at 7am (location TBD)

Register early and bring a team! This race will start early, is the lowest cost 5K around featuring a flat and fast course!

Click HERE  for more information or to register

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