DDG Board Meeting on October 17, 2016
By Julius Ariail
Posted September 27, 2016
The next meeting of the Board of Directors of the Dominican Development Group will be in Tampa, FL, on Monday, October 17, 2016. This meeting is scheduled in conjunction with the annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, one of the dioceses with a companion relationship with the Diocese of the Dominican Republic.
Board members are encouraged to come to Southwest Florida’s convention and help promote the DDG and the initiatives of the Dominican Episcopal Church. This convention will be highlighting its Companion Diocese relationship with the Dominican Republic and will include workshops incorporating the visiting Bishops, DDG board members, and DR mission leaders from around the diocese. The Convention is in Punta Gorda on October 14-15. Those choosing to come for the convention should plan on arriving in Tampa on October 13th. Please contact the DDG Executive Director, Bill Kunkle, to work out transportation arrangements (for Bill’s contact information and other detailed information about the convention and the DDG meeting, click here.)
Following Convention on Sunday, October 16th, board members will have the opportunity to visit different churches around the diocese to promote the DR mission programs and the DDG. At 6:00 p.m. on Sunday evening, there will be a Dominican night dinner at St. John’s Episcopal Church (906 South Orleans Avenue, Tampa; click for Google Map location). Mission-minded individuals from across the diocese have been invited to enjoy fellowship with the board members.
Board members who are only coming for the board meeting should plan on arriving in Tampa mid-afternoon on Sunday October 16. Bill Kunkle has made arrangements with a local hotel to get discounted rates for our group and those details are available here.
The 2016 DDG mid-year board meeting will be on Monday, October 17th, at St. Mark’s Episcopal church in Tampa (13312 Cain Road, Tampa, FL 33625; 813.962.3089; click for Google Map location.) A dinner will follow the meeting, and departures should be scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th. If board members would like to stay and visit the Tampa area and its many attractions, please contact Bill and he can help to make those arrangements.
The 2017 Annual meeting in February, 2017, will also coincide with the annual convention of the Diocese of the Dominican Republic from February 10-12, and will be held in the diocesan office in Santo Domingo on Monday, February 13, 2017.