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Affiliates and Associations

Association of Saints Church Radio Amateurs Meeting

The ASCRA general membership meeting will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at Gudgell Park Congregation, 500 E. Gudgell, Independence. Talk-in frequency is 146.73 MHz using ASCRA’s WØSHQ 13/73(-) repeater (no PL), or contact Douglas Shaw WAØEMX, ASCRA executive director at (816) 358-6856 home, (816) 686-0112 cell, or wa0emx@arrl.net.

Following a mixer, the membership meeting will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Guest speakers from Hams in Space will give a presentation about Amateur Radio Satellite Communications. Demonstration contacts via any timely satellite passes will be attempted using simple handheld antennas and low power radios or handheld transceivers. Then the group will meet for a buffet lunch at Ryan’s Family Steak House, 1511 E. 23rd St., Independence. The ASCRA board of directors will meet at the church after lunch.

ASCRA’s Ken Krahl Memorial Amateur Radio Station WØSHQ (room 631, phone (816) 833-1000, ext. 1319) is located in the southeast corner of the Auditorium, accessed from the fifth floor up the stairwell above the Risk Management office. During the daily Open House, licensed visitors may operate the station after a brief operational training session. All interested unlicensed visitors are also very welcome and may talk with other ham radio stations around the world under supervision of the duty operator.

The station will be staffed each Conference day from 9:00 a.m. through early evening or whenever operators are available to greet visitors. Hours will be posted on the sixth floor hallway door and with each ASCRA Radiogram Poster at information desks in the Temple and Auditorium. Conference attendees and visitors may file greetings to be sent via Amateur Radiograms at these same locations or at the radio station itself.

For more information on ASCRA visit www.ascra.org or contact the ASCRA executive director.

Bar Association
The Bar Association will meet for dinner and a general meeting Saturday, April 13, from 5:00–6:30 p.m. at Ophelia’s Restaurant, 201 N. Main St., Independence. Members and friends are welcome. Contact Chelsea McClain Pierce at chelsmcclain@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Community of Christ Educators Association
The association invites all educators to visit booth #15 in the World Peace Village. Register for daily door prizes, make a donation in support of its scholarship program, and volunteer to help at the booth for a couple of hours during Conference. The group is looking for additional educators to be on the board of directors. E-mail Cindy Frerking at cfrerking@att.net. Check out the association website at www.cofc3.org/educators.

Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation
The Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation supports preserving and sharing church heritage through education opportunities for member and seeker alike, while helping to fund maintenance needs for five historic sites located throughout the Midwest.

Drop by the booth #5 in the World Peace Village to:

While at the booth, pose for a photo with a life-size figure from Community of Christ’s past, pick up a pen and notepad, sign up to become a field representative in your area, and much more.


Graceland University in the World Peace Village (booth #6)
Saturday, April 13–Thursday, April 18
Lower Assembly Room

Senior High Great Escape Room
Saturday, April 13–Thursday, April 18, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Auditorium, room 314
Hang out with your friends, check your e-mail or Facebook, or talk with an admissions counselor. Sign up to enter daily prize drawings. Free refreshments!

Graceland University Choirs
Sunday, April 14, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Communion Service in Conference Chamber

Class Schedule Registration
Monday, April 15, 10:00–11:30 a.m. and 1:00–4:30 p.m.
New students planning to attend in fall 2013 can prepare class schedules if they have been accepted and paid their deposits. Transportation is provided to the Independence Campus leaving from the Auditorium west entrance. Sign up at Graceland University in the World Peace Village or the Great Escape Room.

President’s Reception for Alumni, Friends, and Prospective Students
Monday, April 15, 5:00–6:30 p.m.
Independence Campus, 1401 W. Truman Rd.

Financial Aid Seminars
Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17, 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Great Escape Room (Auditorium, room 314)
Open to parents and students. Find out about scholarships, grants, and other student aid.

Van Trip to Graceland’s Lamoni Campus
Tuesday, April 16, 8:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m., leaving from the Auditorium west entrance
For prospective students and parents only due to limited travel accommodations.
Sign up at Graceland University in the World Peace Village or the Great Escape Room by 12:00 p.m. on Monday. Consent form must be signed. No charge for transportation—lunch provided. Bring money for snacks or souvenirs.

Visual and Performing Arts Auditions & Chat with Faculty
Thursday, April 18, 1:30–4:00 p.m.
Sign up at Graceland University in the World Peace Village or the Great Escape Room. Call 1-866-GRACELAND or e-mail admissions@graceland.edu for more information.

Health Ministries Association (HMA)
An active affiliate of the church, HMA is an association of health professionals and others passionate about health and spirituality. It promotes wholeness of body, mind, and spirit and offers resources and ministry to congregations as well as health care and support in Honduras and Guatemala.

The HMA Open Membership Meeting, Brunch, and Fundraiser Silent Auction will take place Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Ennovation Center (former Independence Regional Health Center), 201 N. Forest Ave. Cost is $25 and reservations are necessary. Go to HMA’s website www.hmaCofChrist.org to make your reservation or call Diane or Paula at (816) 833-1000, ext. 1418. Share with old friends and meet new friends, enjoy a delicious brunch, hear about the people and places HMA serves, vote on leadership, and bid on interesting items that make great gifts.

During the week stop by booth #14 in the World Peace Village, Lower Assembly Room. Visit with staff and board members about health ministries in your area and how HMA may be able to assist you. Guatemalan keychain charms will once again be available for purchase. New HMA Congregational Health Ministry materials will be available.


Community of Christ Ministry to Military Personnel and its Association. This group provides ministry and church contact for Community of Christ active duty military members worldwide. Sustaining (paid) memberships help provide ministry and constant contact. Stop by the Peacekeepers booth in the World Peace Village during Conference to visit, share your stories, verify your membership information, or sign up as a new member. Visit www.CofChristpeacekeepers.org to learn more.

Association Banquet and Business Meeting. Wednesday, April 17, 5:00 p.m., at East Alton Congregation. Register to attend and reserve your meal at the Peacekeepers booth—#11 in the World Peace Village—as early as possible during Conference (not later than Tuesday).

Chaplain Endorsing Agency Information. See www.CofChrist.org/military for endorsing agency information about providing qualified priesthood to the military as chaplains. For more information about this ministry, contact Community of Christ Coordinator for Ministry to the Military, Steve McCrosson, at 1-800-825-2806, ext. 3074.


Saturday, April 13: Stop by the Outreach International booth (#12 in the World Peace Village) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. for a free gift catalog and daily pin. Also pick up your free Outreach International tote bag. Newly designed Outreach International T-shirts are also available. The booth is open all Conference during scheduled World Peace Village hours.

Sunday, April 14: Join us for the Outreach International Reception from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Stone Church, Partridge Hall Hospitality Room. Meet our new president, Dr. Kevin Prine, enjoy snacks and conversation, and help celebrate more than 30 years of global service to the world’s people who are poor.

Professional Law Enforcement Officers’ Association
The association will hold its pre-Conference meeting on Saturday, April 13, from 9:00–10:00 a.m. in the Council Room, directly across from the First Presidency Suite in the Temple. The agenda will include election of officers, a review of the by-laws and discussion of Conference protocols and assignments.

Association membership is open to all active, retired, or reserve law enforcement officers—including military personnel who served as military-police specialists—who are members of or are affiliated with Community of Christ.

Members of other public safety entities and the military (active or retired) are encouraged to attend. Guests and other interested people are also welcome.

RV Association
The RV Association business meeting will take place Wednesday, April 17, at 12:00 p.m.,
in the Campus RV Park shelter house. A catered lunch will be served. Members will vote on a new board of directors. Those planning to attend should contact Barbara Fears at (816) 836-0192, e-mail cocrva@sbcglobal.net; or Bob Dimmitt at (314) 602-9080, e-mail bevdimmitt@sbcglobal.net by Monday evening.

Visit the booth #16 in the World Peace Village for membership information or to schedule RVA building and remodeling services for your church campground, historic site, or church building.

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