Registration for 16h All-American Council opens

Registration packets for the 16th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America have been sent to all parishes. The packet is also available on-line here:

Instructions for Registering for the Council

Delegate Form

Observer Form

Observer (Daily) Form

Retired Clergy Form

Working Group Form

The Council, to be held in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, October 31-November 4, 2011, is the first to be convened in the OCA’s Diocese of the West.

Each packet contains a registration form for clergy and lay delegates, observers, and retired clergy. Observers will be permitted to register on a daily basis. Registration forms should be returned to the OCA Chancery no later than August 1, 2011.

Additional forms for Council breakout sessions and other groups are included in the packet.

The Strategic Plan and subsequent working group material will constitute the Council’s study material. Reports and resolutions will be posted 30 days before the Council. In order to defray expenses, all reports will be posted on the OCA website for download by delegates, who are requested to bring hard copies with them. Notebooks and bags will be provided at the Council registration desk.

Information for displayers and venders are also available on-line here:

Instructions for Registering for a Booth

Exhibit Prospectus

Displayer’s Contract Form

Vendor’s Contract Form

Hotel Information:

The official hotel of the 16th All American Council is the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. A block of rooms have been reserved and is on a first‐come, first‐served basis. The hotel is offering Council members special rates – single or double occupancy from $129 and for triple occupancy from $154 per night plus the applicable taxes of 14.4%. These rates are valid 3 prior to and 3 days after the Council meeting dates based on availability. Please call 1‐888‐421‐1442 or log on to