January 24, 2014

Make Plans to Attend...Assembly 2014

On January 18, your DOK Board met at Holy Spirit Church in El Paso for a board meeting, followed by a lovely tea provided by the ladies of the Teresa of Avila Chapter at Holy Spirit. Some 30 Daughters and interested women enjoyed tea sandwiches, scones, sweets and wonderful conversation. Here's a short video of the event (this is the first try at this so bear with me).

We, of the DOK Board, are excited about plans for the 2014 Diocesan Assembly and hope to see many of our Sisters from around the Diocese.
Assembly will be August 1-2 at Holy Faith in Santa Fe! Put the date on your calendar, so you don't miss it!
Already the Frederick B. Howden Chapter is hard at work with plans to make this a fun and memorable Assembly. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sage Inn, not far from the Plaza and church for the amazing price of $104/person/night. This is a wonderful price for Santa Fe during Opera Season and you can share a room with a friend to split the cost. To make it easier on those traveling, we will gather on Friday evening (starting at 5PM) at the Sage Inn Sunrise Room for registration, light supper, and our first talk.
Saturday events, like the business meeting, Eucharist, and talks, will be at Holy Faith. Our host chapter is planning many lovely things for the Assembly in the way of welcome and meals.
After the Assembly there is the opportunity for a private tour of the Georgia O'Keefe Museum and/or a night at the Santa Fe Opera to see Carmen. (If you are interested in Carmen, contact VP Heather Wales so she can start to get an idea of how many might want to attend.) Maybe you just want to do some sight-seeing in the City Different and have dinner at La Fonda or one of the other delightful places in Santa Fe.
Registration forms for Assembly will be sent out after Easter. The registration cost this year will remain the same as last year ($40). Every chapter should plan to have some representation this year as we share ways to live out our vow of Service from the Prov. 7 Service Chair, Marilyn Lawson.

While you are making plans to attend this year's Assembly-start thinking about sending a delegate to Triennial July 19-23 in Midway, UT. Track plans for Triennial on the special section of the National website.
You can follow the 'virtual torch' through all the Dioceses, both nationally and internationally, from now until Triennial. Watch the world light up with Daughters upholding the Light of Christ. The Diocese of the Rio Grande will be featured in October! 

January 14, 2014

Walking in the Light-to Triennial 2015

Make plans now to Attend Triennial!! July 19-23, 2015:

DOK Trienniel Assembly AND Province VII Assembly @ Zermatt Homestead Resort, Midway, UT (50 miles from Salt Lake City)

Pam Runyon, the President of The Order of the Daughters of the King says, "As the Order grows and the number of Daughters attending this event reaches 600, it is becoming more difficult to find a venue which is within our budget. We are delighted that the Zermatt/Homestead Resorts will be able to accommodate us and meet our needs. The beautiful setting will be inspirational and we look forward to the unique opportunities this site will give us to glorify the Lord."

“We (National Council) encourage all Daughters to start “Walking in the Light” to improve their health and encourage those around them to do the same.  Chapters can support each other by gathering for weekly walk and prayer meetings while dioceses and provinces may start friendly challenges to see who can travel the most miles between now and Triennial.  We know that it only takes one spark to start spreading the Light of Christ, and by encouraging others we may inspire that Daughter who is struggling to avoid diabetes, to lose weight, or to maintain a healthy blood pressure without medication. So start preparing now and watch for updates through The Order’s electronic media and The Royal Cross!” (It’s estimated that walking 4 miles/day will equal the distance from GA to UT!)

Torch Relay

January 1: The National Office staff lit a candle and the National Council began a schedule that has the Triennial Prayer Torch traveling for a week at a time through all 50 states, Washington D.C., and other countries with DOK chapters.  The relay will end with the torch in Utah and a “lighting ceremony” included in the Opening Service at Triennial 2015. Keep up with the torch and learn about other Dioceses and Daughters by clicking the torch link on the left top of the home page of this blog!
On the way the torch will reach the Diocese of the Rio Grande in October! Watch for ways we can highlight our Daughters while the (virtual) Torch is here! 

Holy Triune God, Source of all light ~ radiate deep within us the longing to be Your light in this world.  Send forth this torch, a sacrament of hope and praise, into the welcoming hands of Your Daughters, that all who give and receive its light might be transformed.  Love’s Flame, be with us, shining bright and wild into unknown reaches, inviting us in the way we should go.  Bless the work of our hands ~ the preparation for these Triennial Days that Your splendor ~ sovereign and constant ~ may be unleashed for all the world to see. Amen.