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Hotel Information

Handicapped Parking

  • We were able to secure 10 parking spaces to be used as handicapped parking in the lower south lot of Hy Vee Hall for the 2018 Session of Annual Conference. These spaces are by permit only, so if you feel you need one please click here for the handicapped parking permit request form and send it to DeeDee Sobotka at deedee.sobotka@iaumc.org by Monday, May 7.  As we only have 10 spaces, permits will be issued on a case by case basis. Those with the most severe mobility issues who are unable to ride in the golf carts will be given first priority. Of course, the IEC handicapped designated parking spaces will still be available. We will have one designated golf cart to pick people up in that lot.

Health Screening & Wellness Activities

Listed below are the activities and events at Annual Conference sponsored by the Wellness Committee of the Conference Board of Pensions.

  • Wellness Screening: Open to all clergy and spouses. This includes all local pastors, part-time pastors, commissioned, probationary, extension and retired clergy, elders, deacons, and ministry candidates even if you aren’t on the conference insurance.  Saturday (6/9) 6 am-8:30 am and Monday (6/11) 5:30 am- 8:00 am in the lower level of  HyVee Hall. 
  • Included is: a blood-pressure measurement, a self-serve weight measurement, and the following lab tests; glucose, cholesterol (LDL, HDL, & triglycerides), calcium, thyroid, BUN (blood urea nitrogen), and creatinine.  Men also have blood drawn for a prostate serum antigen. Pre-registration is encouraged. In order for the cholesterol levels to be accurate, you should not eat or drink food or beverages 10-12 hours before your testing time.  Take your normal morning medications with water. Registrations due May 25, 2018
    • Fill out the Online registration form. It will be automatically submitted to Kae Tritle.
    • Download the fillable PDF registration form. Save the registration form and attach it to an email. Send the email to  bktritle@msn.com.
    • Download and print the registration form word document. Fill it out and mail it to Kae Tritle:  
      3011 Pinecrest Rd., Iowa City, IA 52245 
  • Mammogram screening:  Open to all female clergy & spouses on Monday, June 11, 8 am-4 pm.  You must have an appointment.  Call Iowa Radiology at 515-226-9810. American Cancer Society guidelines apply; over 40 years old, no lumps or problems, and your last one was before January 1, 2018.  You will need your insurance information and co-pays may apply.  Deadline to call Iowa Radiology is May 22.  Location: Stoddard Cancer Center at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
  • Bishop’s Fitness Walk: Sunday June 10, 6:00 am to 8:00 am. Join us on a 5K walk/run to raise monies for The Bishop’s Fit Challenge. The route will be on the Principal Riverwalk Trail along the Des Moines River in downtown Des Moines. Registration fee is $15. REGISTER ONLINE. Contact Kae Tritle at bktritle@msn.com for more information.
  • Pedometer Walking Program:  Increase your daily physical activity by walking.  Clergy and spouses enrolled in the General Board of Pensions can sign up for the Virgin HealthMiles “go-zone” pedometer
  •  Board of Pensions and Conference Benefits Office Informational displays: Located in the lobby across from the Treasurer’s area in HyVee Hall. Information is available regarding Self-Care Strategies, walking, and other benefits included with your health insurance.  Open Saturday through Monday to all Annual Conference members.
  • I invite you to participate in the above activities as you are led and are able. Please take care of yourself physically, emotionally, and relationally in the midst of our ministry celebration called Annual Conference.

     Kae Tritle, RN  
    Wellness Coordinator