2020 Triennial Gathering of Presbyterian Women Synod of the Northeast

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Presbyterian Women in the Synod of the Northeast

Due to the Global Pandemic, we have decided to cancel our Triennial Gathering at The Desmond, August 21-22.  This Gathering will be folded into the October Leadership Workshops & Annual Meeting.  Be safe & healthy out there!

2020 Triennial Gathering

Empowered to Serve

As we explore 1 Peter 4:10

Each one should use whatever gift she/he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.


Friday-Saturday, August 21-22

The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, Albany, New York


For a weekend of connecting with awesome

sisters in Christ, amazing worship services

and informative workshops


The Revered Dr. Diane Moffett

President/Executive Director

 Presbyterian Church USA Mission Agency


Program Registration Fee $100

  • Helps PWSNE pay for our worship and workshop leaders’ transportation, honorariums, room and board
  • Any supplies, printed materials needed, postage
  • Everyone attending must pay the non-refundable Program Fee

Early Bird Program Registration Fee $75

  • All Registration Fees paid by July 21,2020 will receive a $25.00 reduction

Room and Board Fee

  • Helps pay for the participant’s room, 4 meals (Friday lunch, Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch), workshop meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment rental
  • Single Occupancy $323 / Double $255 / Triple $226 / Quad $216
  • Children 12 and under stay free – just pay $75 for meals
  • Children 13 and over are considered adults, and pay full package plan amount
  • You may suggest a roommate. Make sure it is a mutual request.  If you have no preference, you will be assigned one.
  • If you are attending as a non-voting attendee and you room with a voting delegate, you must pay for half the room fee
  • Hotel Check-In is at 4 p.m. on Friday and Check-Out is 12 Noon on Saturday


  • Go to PWSNE Web Site for guidelines and applications
  • Preference will be given to first time attenders

Address and Directions to The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center

  • 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, New York 12211. Phone 800-249-8071
  • desmondhotelsalbany.com
  • Please check Map Quest, Google Maps, Waze or your GPS

Public Transportation

  • The Desmond Hotel provides pre-arranged shuttle to/from the Albany airport
  • The Desmond Hotel does not provide transportation to/from the train and bus

Commuters Fee

  • All Commuters are to pay the Full Program Registration Fee plus any meals that they would like:
    • Friday Lunch – $40
    • Friday Dinner – $50
    • Saturday Breakfast – $25
    • Saturday Lunch – $40
    • Commuters may choose not to eat in at The Desmond Hotel


  • Three Workshops and everyone will be able to attend all three

Business Meeting

  • There will be a brief Business Meeting on Friday 1:00-1:45 p.m.
    • To hear a report from the Search Committee and vote on the slate of officers
    • Any other business brought forward
    • All Delegates should attend to vote, and all others are welcome to attend

Voting Delegates

  • The currently serving Coordinating Team Members
  • Each PW Presbytery Moderator (or a Designated or Contact Person)
    • only one per PW Presbytery
  • All mileage reimbursements & other event expenses must be submitted to the Treasurer within 30 days of this event – September 30, 2020 at the latest

Coordinating Team Meeting

  • During Saturday breakfast 7:00-8:00 a.m.


  • Scholarships are available for those needing to be subsidized for childcare at home while attending this event

Gathering Offering

  • We will be collecting brand new socks (any size) to be distributed to organizations that have a need
  • A monetary offering will be taken during Saturday afternoon Worship for Presbyterian Disaster Relief (PDA)

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For more information,

contact:  585 526 5841

Lorraine Cuffie, Chair (lcuffie@verizon.net)

Virginia Champlin, Registrar (danvirginiac@aol.com)

Lisa Gray, Moderator (lisa_a_gray@hotmail.com)

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