Unit Convention 2014

Unit Convention 2014

On the election day, the friends must whole-heartedly participate in the elections in unity and amity, turning their hearts to God, detached from all things but Him, seeking His guidance and supplicating His aid and bounty…

- Shoghi Effendi

Loving Baha’i Greetings from the Local Spiritual Assembly of Memphis!

We are really excited about hosting this year and the possibility of being with our “family” again, not only to vote for our delegate, but to share experiences and fellowship! We miss our family members when you’re not with us, so please come! Arrange for a carpool to visit while traveling! The Assembly of Memphis would like to support you in your attendance, so please notify us (see contact information below) if there is something we can do to help whether it be help with transportation or hospitality.

Sunday, October 5, 2014. (9am – 3pm)

Memphis Bioworks Foundation
20 South Dudley St.
Memphis TN 38103

There will be a program for children at the convention, as well as service and fellowship opportunities for junior youth. The highly popular “box lunches” will be available for a $8.50 charge, paid during registration. This year our bookstore will have a green theme. In addition to new items, we will have many slightly used books for sale at a very reasonable price. Credit cards will be accepted. Because we will be voting for our delegate to the National Convention, please bring your Bahá’i ID to present at check-in. If you cannot locate your ID, you may be admitted if others are able to vouch for you. We are looking forward to seeing EVERYBODY this year! See you on October 5!

 Click Here to Register

Agenda (Subject to Change)

9:00-9:30 AM              Registration & Light Breakfast Snacks
9:30-9:45 AM              Welcome, Opening Prayer
9:45-9:50 AM              Logistics & General Announcements
9:50-10:00 AM            Letter from the National Spiritual Assembly
10:00-10:10 AM          Election of the Chairperson
10:10-10:20 AM          Election of Secretary
10:20-10:35 AM          Music Artistic Presentation
10:35-10:40 AM          Teller’s Instructions for Voting for Delegate & Prayer
10:40-10:50 AM          Voting for Delegate (teller’s instruction & prayer)
10:50-11:00 AM          Break
11:00-11:25 AM          Youth Report (youth returning from Conference)
11:25-11:30 AM          Announcement of Delegate – Teller’s Report – Motion to Accept Teller’s Report
11:30-11:50 AM          Jackson, TN Video (Laura’s Garden) and Report
11:50-12:30 PM          Community Reports
12:30-1: 20 PM           Break for Lunch and Bookstore visits
1:20-1:40 PM              Devotions and Music
1:40-1:50 PM              Service at the World Center Report
1:50-2:40 PM              Consultation
2:40-3:00 PM              Children’s Demonstration and Closing

Directions to the Unit Convention from Points West (From I-40 out of little Rock)

. Merge onto I-40 E Entering Tennessee 133 mi
. Take exit 1E for Madison Ave 0.8 mi
. Follow signs for Madison Ave W and merge onto Madison Ave 0.3 mi
. Turn left at Dudley St . Destination will be on the left (20 S. Dudley 276 ft

Direction to the Unit Convention from Jackson, TN and Points East.

Merge onto I-40 W via the ramp to Memphis 71.1 mi
Take exit 10B to merge onto I-40 W toward Little Rock 11.1 mi
Slight left at I-240 S/I-69 S (signs for Jackson Miss) 1.0 mi
Take exit 30 for Madison Ave 0.5 mi
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Madison Ave W and merge onto Madison Ave 0.3 mi
Turn left at Dudley St Destination will be on the left. (20 S. Dudley) 276 ft

Downtown and Medical Center Memphis Hotels

  • Econolodge, 22 N. Third Street  (888) 833-5714
  • Holiday Inn Express, Medical Center, 1180 Union Ave. (888) 978-6493
  • Quality Inn, 42 S. Camilla St.,  Memphis TN   (888) 978-6493
  • Gen X Inn, 1177 Madison Ave. Memphis  (901) 692-9136
  • Residence Inn by Marriot , 110 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN   (901) 578-3700

In addition to our warm welcome to the Unit Convention, it is our hope that you consider making it a fun family weekend and choose from the plethora of activities to explore and enjoy in our vibrant city, Memphis!

Here are some ideas and the contact info:

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