2019 National ACRY Convention
August 30-September 2, 2019
St George Orthodox Church - Taylor, PA

St George Church, ACRY Chapter #21 of Taylor, PA  is pleased to be your host for the 75th Senior and 36th Junior Conventions August 30 – September 2, 2019. The highlights of the weekend will be an ethnic night, Divine Liturgy with veneration and anointing of the myrrh-streaming icon of the Kardiotissa, and the Grand Banquet entertainment provided by Ariana Lem Joy Trio. They have been working hard to keep the costs low  and put together a weekend everyone will enjoy. We hope you will make the trip to The Greater Scranton, PA area for a fun and enjoyable weekend!

Hotel Reservations

Host hotel for the weekend will be the Spring Hill Suites - located in Moosic, PA.  Room rates are $109 + tax per night.  Room reservations must be made no later than Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in order to obtain the convention rate.

An online link has been created - Hotel Reservations - for our use when booking rooms for the weekend. Those who prefer may call the hotel directly at 570-207-1212 and reference “ACRY Convention” to obtain the special convention rate.  To allow everyone the opportunity to visit the area, Spring Hill Suites will honor the above room rates for early arrivals on Thursday.

Meal Packages

The meal package includes four (4) meals: Lunch will be provided at the meeting Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening will be a buffet ethnic meal. A breakfast buffet will follow the Divine Liturgy along with the Sunday evening Grand Banquet. Each morning at the hotel a hot/cold breakfast bar will provided with your stay.

Meal packages are currently priced as follows:

Seniors -           $80

Officers -          $40

Juniors -           $65
(ages 12-18)

Child -               $40
(ages 5-11)

Children 4 & Under are FREE

Completed meal package reservation form, along with checks payable to “St. George’s Senior ACRY” should be returned postmarked no later than: Tuesday July 30, 2019 to:

2019 ACRY Convention
c/o Susan Turcmanovich
635 North Irving Ave.
Scranton, PA 18510                                           (Insert Meal Package PDF(s) )

Download Meal Package Form (PDF Format)
Download Meal Reservation Detail Form (PDF)

Program Book, Advertisements, Patrons & Memorials

In conjunction with the Convention, a commemorative booklet is being compiled. We are seeking donations in the form of advertisements, patrons, and boosters. Additionally, we will have an “In Memoriam” section to honor the memory of loved ones. The respective costs are as follows:

Full Page Advertisement - $75

Half Page Advertisement - $35

Quarter Page Advertisement - $20

Patrons - $10

Boosters - $5

Memorial Listings - $5

Photographs may be included in full/half page ads. They should be scanned at the highest resolution and put into a jpeg format.

Download Ad Booklet Form (PDF Format) 

Deadline for all submissions is Tuesday July 30, 2019 

Please send ad(s) via email to: suziturc@yahoo.com, with “Convention Ad” in the subject line

Please send Booklet Payment to:

2019 National ACRY Convention
c/o Susan Turcmanovich
635 North Irving Ave.
Scranton, PA 18510

Friday Morning Golf Outing

A golf outing is scheduled for Friday morning beginning at 9:00 am at Pine Hills Golf Course.  The cost is approximately $34.00 per person. Directions to the golf course will be available at the front desk of the hotel Thursday evening.

If interested, please contact Michael Shimko at Michael.Shimko@icloud.com

Pine Hills Golf Course
140 S Keyser Ave
Taylor, PA 18517

Saturday Evening Entertainment

A Night in the Carpathians

Following dinner Saturday evening, entertainment will be provided by our very own Jaslickari/Bethlehem Carolers. This is a tradition that we treasure and share with our parishioners each Christmas. The meal will be our ethnic foods that are featured at our yearly festival. Following the visit from the Bethlehem Carolers, there will be additional ethnic surprises throughout the evening.   

Sunday Hierarchical Liturgy

Sunday Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be held at St. George’s Orthodox Church, 743 S Keyser Ave, Taylor, PA 18517, followed by veneration and anointing of the myrrh-streaming icon of the Kardiotissa and a Sunday breakfast buffet in the church hall at 9:00 am.  

Other Forms

Delegate Forms

Senior Delegate Form (Fillable  PDF Format)

Senior delegate forms must be completed and returned to the National SR ACRY Financial Secretary, postmarked by August 1, 2019.

National ACRY Convention Delegates
c/o Barbara Fitzgerald
57 Grandview Drive
Woodland Park, NJ 07424


Junior Delegate Form  (PDF Format)

Junior Delegate Form must be filled out and returned to the National Jr. ACRY Corresponding Secretary, postmarked by August 1, 2019.

Katren Lavra
122 R. Pope Road
Stroudsburg, Pa. 18360. 

Parental Consent & Code Of Conduct Forms

Parental Consent and Code of Conduct Form must be completed for all youth participating in the convention who are 8-18 years of age.  

NOTE: 18 year olds who are either current high school students or graduated within 4 months prior to the event still fall under the jurisdiction of the requirements of the JR ACRY attendees.  They and their parents  MUST fill out the Junior Registration and consent form, in order to be attend the event.  The form must be filled out completely, including medical history and consent, even if parents or guardians are attending.

Junior Consent Form (PDF Format)

Please send all completed forms by  August 1, 2019 to Sarah Lavra: sarahlavra@gmail.com  


Look For Us On Facebook: St. George's Facebook Page

On The Web

 Our Venues:

Spring Hill Suites                                                                       Hotel Reservations

Pine Hills Golf Course                                                              http://www.pinehillscc.net/

St. George’s Church                                                                  http://stgeorgestaylor.com/      



For any other questions, please contact Susan Turcmanovich at (570) 479-0513