It’s happened already. All 254 rooms in our Council 2018 block have been reserved. If you do not have your hotel room reservations yet, check out the overflow hotels on the Hotel page. There are three additional locations north of the Embassy Suites:
Candlewood Suites, 600 Wonder World Dr, 78666 (2 miles) for $119++
Holiday Inn San Marcos, 105 Bintu Dr, 78666 (2.4 miles) for $149++
Hampton Inn & Suites San Marcos, 106 N IH 35, 78666 (4 miles) for $119++
You can expect a few of these 254 rooms at the Embassy Suites to become available again as churches decrease their own reservation blocks in late January. We will try to send out any updates on openings. If you would like to be placed on a wait list for Embassy Suite rooms, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Additional hotels or lower rates may be available with your own online search, but remember those rooms are usually non-refundable.
Online registration for exhibits opens next Monday, November 20, 2017 at 8:00 am. A letter of invitation was e-mailed to past exhibitors today with a copy available on the Exhibits page.
The exhibit area will contain 64 booths, 36 of which are premium booths at $280 each lining the corridors leading to the business session. The remaining 28 standard booths will be available at $200 for commercial vendors and $140 for non-profit charitable endeavors. All standard booths will be in the Spring Lake Ballroom.
Booths will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to get your preferred location.
Chair of the Christian Formation Committee, Sarah Kates, who serves as the Director of Family Ministry for St. David’s, San Antonio, gave the annual report and said that the face of Christian Formation is changing. But she reminded Council and the diocesan family that the committee exists to serve as a resource.
Dr. John Cooper introduced the next Headmaster of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, the Rev. Scott Brown, who will begin his ministry at TMI in March. Cooper officially retires as Headmaster at the end of the school year. Brown shared his excitement for his upcoming role, which will return him to TMI after serving there as chaplain from 2004-2007. Cooper and Brown also updated Council on the activities and life at TMI.
Rob Watson, Director of Camps and Conferences, shared stories of how each of our camps and conference centers have touched the lives of those in our diocesan family, children who attend Good Samaritan Community Services, and the Wounded Warrior Project. It is through the support from our churches and members that we are able to share these special venues with people from all walks of life.
Work and improvements are continuing at all of our locations included the brand new dining hall at Camp Capers. The new 11,000 square foot dining hall will be open this summer for all to use.
The diocese also shared the news that a master plan has been updated for the Mustang Island Conference Center to include additional eco-friendly accommodations for the center.
Hear the full report, along with an update on the Camp Capers Capital Campaign: