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[February 14, 2020] The Rt. Rev. David Reed, host churches, and diocesan staff look forward to welcoming you to the 116th Annual Council of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas next week, February 20 - 22, 2020. Here are a handful of reminders as you get ready to travel to the coast.

What to Bring:

Registration - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m.
After arriving at the American Bank Center on Thursday, come to the first-floor atrium to register that you are here and receive a conference goodie bag. Registration will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Diocesan Secretary must confirm attendance to make sure that the appropriate number of clergy and laity are present before Council can begin.

American Bank Center Parking:
A Three-Day Event Parking Pass will be available to purchase for $1 0 (cash only) from the American Bank Center's lot attendant, which will cover event parking through Saturday afternoon. You may also purchase a one-day pass for $5 (cash only) from the lot attendant on one or more days. For reference, the American Bank Center is a one mile walk from the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel.

Council Website:
The mobile-friendly Council website, council-dwtx.org, will serve as a hub of information for business, fellowship, activities, and ministry reports during Council. All documents and videos presented during the Pre-Council Convocational Meetings, including a corrected Nominations Booklet and printable Council Booklet, are available online now, at council-dwtx.org/documents .

See you in Corpus Christi!
Other Council 2020 Details
Nominations Booklet Corrections, as of January 31
After the Pre-Council Convocational Meetings, three corrections were added to the Nominations Booklet. Individual biographies and photographs for each revised nominee can be found in the original Council Booklet, on the pages listed below.
  • The Rev. Irv Cutter; Rector of St. Luke's, San Antonio: TMI Episcopal Trustees and General Convention - Clergy, details on page 57
  • The Rev. David G. Read; Rector of St. Helena's, Boerne: Executive Board - Clergy and General Convention - Clergy, details on page 45
  • Mr. Rodney Hart; St. Mark's, Corpus Christi: Executive Board - Lay and General Convention - Lay, details on page 46

Please note these additions in your Council Booklet. An updated version is available online, at council-dwtx.org/documents, and corrected Nominations Booklets will be printed by Dispatch of Business and placed on each table during Council.
Resolution 2020-1
A "friendly amendment" to Resolution 2020-1 was received after the Southern Convocation Pre-Council Meeting on January 27. The approved "friendly amendment" and updated text of Resolution 2020-1 will be presented on the floor of Council and is available for review now, at council-dwtx.org/resolution2020-1.
Council in Action 2020
Council in Action (CIA) is an opportunity for the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas and Council participants to serve the community where Council takes place. In 2020, Council In Action will collect supplies for  Corpus Christi Metro Ministries , serving people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Corpus Christi and the surrounding Nueces County. More information is available online, at council-dwtx.org/cia2020 .
Worship Update: Leave Church Banners at Home
The Council Worship Host Committee requests that churches do not bring their banner to Corpus Christi. Based upon space for the Worship Service, church banners will not be displayed this year.
The 116th Annual Council of
the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas
February 20 - 22, 2020
The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas | www.dwtx.org