Dear Members of the Diocese of the Central States and Guests,

Trinity Church, Mason, Ohio, is looking forward to welcoming you to the Greater Cincinnati area in October for our annual synod (October 23-24, 2014). All meetings and worship services will be held at the church and we have reserved a block of rooms at the nearby Wingate by Wyndham Cincinnati/West Chester Hotel only about five minutes away.

Bring the family! Mason and adjoining West Chester Township are prominent suburbs about 15 miles north of downtown Cincinnati. There are many restaurants and shops in the area. If you would like to see downtown Cincinnati, I suggest arriving at least a day early. Cincinnati is a beautiful city and is definitely worth the trip. We are full of suggestions; let us know if we can help.

You will find synod and banquet pricing and details, hotel reservation specifics, and travel-related and other information listed below.

Anticipating our time together,

+Peter M.

Church Address: Trinity Church, 5920 Butler-Warren Road, Mason, OH 45040; 513-573-0509

TRANSPORTATION:

  • Easily accessible by car. You can find the location easily with Google Maps
  • Airports: The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG) or Dayton International (DAY) airports are both about a one hour drive from the church or hotel.

HOTEL: The Wingate by Wyndham Cincinnati/West Chester Hotel is located at 7500 Tylers Place Blvd, West Chester, OH 45069. The Discounted Group Rate for our block of rooms is $95 per night. This rate is for a standard king-size bed or double queen-size bed room. To use this rate, guests must call 513-777-1101 (no extension needed — just press 0 for the operator if it does not ring through) and be sure to mention affiliation with “Trinity Reform Episcopal” when making a reservations to get our room block. This exclusive rate does not include tax, is subject to availability, and must be booked prior to the cutoff date, the end of the day, 9/22/2014. After this date any unreserved rooms will be released for general sale.

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The room rate includes:

  • Hot Breakfast
  • Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, and Workout Room
  • Free Wireless Internet throughout the building
  • In-Room Mini Fridge and Microwave
  • On-site Restaurant featuring casual contemporary decor and mouth-watering American cuisine.

The HOTEL’S WEB SITE provides maps, directions, and other useful information.

REGISTRATION AND BANQUET INFORMATION:

The registration fee for the synod is $50, and the Thursday Evening Banquet is $50 for a total of $100. A check or checks may be provided upon checking in for the synod, and should be made payable to Trinity Church.

The registration fee includes the cost of hospitality, snacks, a luncheon buffet at the Wyndham on Thursday afternoon, and other expenses associated with the synod.

The Thursday evening banquet will be catered by a nationally known Cincinnati favorite, THE MONTGOMERY INN, renowned for their barbecue.

The dinner buffet includes barbecue ribs and a quarter chicken, baked potatoes, vegetable medley, tossed salad, soda pop, iced tea, water, coffee, and cheesecake for dessert. A cash bar will be available. (If someone needs a meatless option, Boston Filet of Sole with 2 sides can be special ordered. Please indicate at the time of registration if this option is required. Any other special dietary needs can also be indicated during registration.)

ON-LINE REGISTRATION FORM:


Please use the following web-form to register: REGISTER NOW. Please have all registration information submitted by September 21, 2014. This is necessary to confirm counts for meeting setup, refreshment catering, meal catering, and banquet catering. Using the form helps ensure the transmission of the necessary information and facilitates accurate name/ID tags. You may register up to two different individuals on a single form. If you need to register more than two people, simply submit multiple forms.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Again, we look forward to your visit to the greater Cincinnati area. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Deaconess Michelle Caldwell at mic3@fuse.net or call her at 513-602-0499.
  • Questions about registration can be addressed to Mary Linda Palmer at marylinda.palmer@gmail.com
  • Additional Synod program information will be forthcoming from the Diocese.
  • If you would like a packet of additional information about the Cincinnati area please email Emily Scheie at emily.scheie@gmail.com.
  • For now, we need the registrations completed as soon as possible.

Invitation to the 2014 Diocesan Synod