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Volunteer Marshals and Pages Needed

United Methodist Communications
Office of Public Information
www.umcpresscenter.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June8,2011

Nashville, Tenn. Volunteers can now apply online to serve as marshals or pages during The United Methodist Church's 2012 General Conference. The denomination's top legislative assembly will meet in Tampa, Fla. April 24-May 4, 2012.

Approximately 150 volunteers are needed during General Conference. Marshals and pages are responsible for their own travel and expenses.

Marshals serve in the visitor and reserved seating galleries, assist visitors and special guests and check credentials for proper authorization.

Pages assist delegates, secretarial staff, Bishops, members of the Judicial Council and official visitors. They distribute approved materials and deliver printed information.

Those interested should submit an online application at www.umcevents.org/gc2012marshalpage. Deadline for applications is Aug. 31, 2011. Applicants will be notified of their status by Nov. 30.

About General Conference
The General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church, and meets once every four years to consider revisions to church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for churchwide programs for the next four years. The 2012 meeting will take place April 24-May 4 at the Tampa Convention Center.

Media contact:
Diane Degnan
ddegnan@umcom.org
615-742-5406 (w)
615-483-1765 (c)