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You must be listed on your club's delegate form.

The convention registration badge is required for admission to all convention sessions, and seminars.  Delegate/alternate forms are due no later than April 1, 2017. Delegate/alternate forms have been distributed to all Club Secretaries indicating the appropriate number of Delegates and alternates the Club is entitled to.  Numbers are based on membership reports obtained through Lions Club International, and reflect the number of members enrolled in the club for at least one year and a day.  Any decline in club membership after March 1st, 2017 will result in a decrease in Delegate numbers.  These changes will be made by the Certification Committee.

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CONVENTION SCHEDULE 2017
Lake Placid, NY




SATURDAY May 6 2017 (No Business Session)
    PDG Organization Breakfast    Lussi D (2nd Floor)
7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
PDG Charles Gonzales, President, PDG Organization
Speaker: First Vice President Lions International Naresh Aggarwal
    Good Morning Breakfast    Salons A & B (2nd Floor)
Conversations with your Vice District Governor,
Co-chairs VDG McDonald, Battaglia and Switzer, Ober
All are invited
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
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Workshops
Saturday workshops:
TO AVOID DISRUPTIONS NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER WORKSHOP BEGINS.
Morning workshops 9:30 until 10:30 AM
Lions Quest -    Intervale Room Learn about a LCIF program almost 30 years old that can help children from Kindergarten through 12th grade that is a positive youth development program that offers a whole-school approach to social and emotional well-being by teaching essential life skills that support character development, social and emotional learning, civic values, substance-abuse prevention, anti-bullying, violence prevention, and service-learning. Lions Quest is aligned with the NYS Common Core and supports the NYS Dignity Act. Come and find out what YOUR district and your club can do to promote Lions Quest.
Presenters: Lion Ralph Gonzales, MD 20 Lions Quest Chair
Ask the Audiologist." Dr Deborah Backus    Whiteface room (3rd floor) Dispensing of hearing aids through the Lions Club Program - A discussion of the present program to provide hearing aids to people in the community who present with financial need through Lions Club.
New Technology- Discussion of the newest technology in hearing aids that allows you to connect to your world through Bluetooth. The newest technology can also connect to systems in your home through the internet. Discussion will include the benefits of new technology, range in cost, benefits and best process to obtain hearing aids
Camp Abilities - Presentation by John Lieberman    Van Hoevenberg Room Camp Abilities is an educational overnight sports camp for children and teens aged 9-19 with visual impairments. The camp is held for one week at the College at Brockport, Saratoga Springs, CABVI at Camp Nazareth in the Adirondacks and Long Island at Adelphi University. The sports the campers play are track and field, tandem cycling, beep baseball, stand up paddle boarding, goalball, swimming, gymnastics, basketball, beep kickball, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, rock climbing, high ropes courses, rollerblading, and much more! Each athlete is provided a 1:1 coach for the whole week. The campers come from all over NY state! There are four Camp Abilities programs all over NY state and 19 in the US and seven in other countries.
Lions SEE Workshop    Gore Room
Learn how to approach schools to get permission to do eye screenings.in school districts Instructors PDG Mike
Lawkowski and PCC Gary Boisseau
Lions Luncheon    Lussi D
12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
Conducted By MD-20 Council of Governors
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Saturday Afternoon Workshops
2:15p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Club Dynamics, Developing Trust, Working Together & Retaining Members. Whiteface room (3rd
floor
Lions ROAR Lions Clubs ROARR: Recruit, Orient, Activate, Recognize, Retain
This seminar will focus on how effective Orientation & Activation can greatly help in retaining members.
Lion Balan Nagraj, DG 20-S)
Climb your own Everest by Dr Manoj Vora    Intervale room (3rd floor) This motivational talk will help you to set and achieve your personal and Lion's goals.
Dr. Manoj Vora has climbed the Seven Summits and so knows about setting goals, making a commitment and working to get what you want
Getting youth involved    Gore Room 3rd Floor Presenter is Lion Jessica Massapequa Lions 20 K2 topics will include why younger customers about what would attract them to join. Items they are passionate for include, Environment, Health training, Emergency response tea, youth involvement. What projects they just don't want and sit and listen to a meeting they want to do.
Stop the Drops    Van Hoevenberg Room How to keep members in your club and prevent them from leaving. Presented by PCC Ken Butkowski
2:00.p.m. to 3 p.m.    State Room MD-20 Lions SEE Inc. ANNUAL MEETING (all Lions can attend)
3:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.    `State room Lions Camp Badger Empire State Special Needs Experience Annual Meeting (all Lions can attend)
4:15p.m.    State room MD- 20 NEW YORK BERMUDA FOUNDATION ANNUAL MEETING (all Lions can attend)
SATURDAY May 6 2017 "Iit's A Birthday Party!!!" Convention Gala    Lussi Ballroom Doors open at 6:00 PM Dinner served at 7:00 PM
It's A Birthday Party!!!" in celebration of Lions Centennial year. A new twist this year will be that we will open the doors at 8 p.m. for all Lions to come over after the dinner and celebrate with everyone else. The music will still be going, there will be a cash bar and the party will go on until 11 p.m. There will be party favors, birthday cake and more. Music will be provided by DJ Andy Pratt. He will cover a lot of decades. There will be audience participation - so practice your best Elvis and dust off those dance moves.
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