2022 State Convention Seminars

Please note this list will be updated as more information comes in

All meeting rooms to be determined

Friday, April 29th  Seminars

1:00pm – 4:00pm     Care-ing Cases Service Project – PDG Kathy Lozier

We will use clean recycled hard eyeglass cases to assemble first aid kits and toiletry kits for homeless shelters, disaster relief, or other cases where personal hygiene supplies are needed.  

1:00pm – 6:00pm      Red Cross Blood Drive-Bloodmobile will be on site at the hotel

2:00pm – 4:40pm     Pack Away Hunger Service Project Abigail Harlan, Executive Director of Pack Away Hunger

As our world begins to recover from the pandemic, the most vulnerable in our communities are still suffering greatly from a lack of food. They need essential nutrition – and perhaps something even more powerful – hope. Our Hope for the Hungry campaign is shining a light on this ever-present need, and how we can rise to meet it. Our meals nourish the body and bring hope that revives the spirit. Hope that comes from knowing others care and hope that tomorrow can be a better day. We invite you to learn more about our mission and will even provide you the opportunity to help Pack Away Hunger.

3:30pm – 4:20pm      PlusOptix-Tammy Johnson, Director of Program Development

The Plusoptix vision screener empowers Pediatricians, Head Start offices, Lions Clubs, Kid Sight Programs, and school nurses to detect the most prevalent vision disorders in children starting age 5 months and up.  Please join us to learn more about all the disorders that this vision screen helps find and how to use it.

Saturday , April 30

9:00am – 9:50am      LCIF Campaign 100 – PID Doug Lozier and PID Linda Tincher

Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF), is Your foundation for service.   The foundation’s mission is to empower Lions clubs, volunteers, and partners to improve health and well-being, strengthen communities and support those in need through humanitarian services and grants that impact lives globally and encourage peace and understanding.

Learn more about writing grants in addition to information about the final year of the LCIF Campaign 100 and the current amounts raised toward their goal.   Additional information about stories of pride, areas of focus and so much more can be viewed by visiting the  LCIF website page. 

9:00am – 9:50am      Leader Dog – Speaker Lion Kathleen Breen, Lions Events and Logistics Coordinator

They are “empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel”.  Learn about the programs of Leader Dogs for the Blind and how they have continued operations during the pandemic.  Just how does a dog become a Leader Dog?  Come learn about the process and our community and prison puppy raising initiatives.  Thank you, Lions of Indiana, for your ongoing partnership with Leader Dogs for the Blind

9:00am – 9:50am     Path, Inc – Lion Jason Kegebein, Public Relations Director

Suicide Prevention:  This seminar will provide the basic facts of suicide, including the risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs. At the core of this training is a four-step process that better prepares individuals to take action and help co-workers, friends, and or family members who may be suicidal: Ask, Listen, Respond, Follow up.

Lion Jason Kegebein is the Public Relations Director for A Positive Approach to Teen Health (PATH, Inc). He is passionate about empowering, encouraging, and educating people about Social & Emotional Learning and Risk Prevention. He is the President of the South Haven Lions Club, a Zone Chair, and a member of the District and State Convention committees.  Lion Jason lives in Valparaiso with his wife, Alexis, and two children, Serenity and Josiah.

9:00am – 9:50am    Save Our Veterans – Victor Wakley, Executive Director

This information may be updated but at this time, following is a brief synopsis of the nonprofit organization.

At Save Our Veterans, our mission is to give back to our nation’s veterans by providing career training and work opportunities in a comfortable and veteran-friendly environment.  ​We offer several certified career training programs for both qualified veterans and civilians.  Our training programs include HVACR, IT, Welding and Green Technologies.  We then utilize our business contacts to assist our graduates in finding job placement.  Our goal is to provide veterans with the means to be self-sufficient and successful in their chosen career.  ​

Be sure to visit their website by clicking  Save Our Veterans 

10:00am – 4:00pm  Red Cross Blood Drive-Bloodmobile will be onsite at the hotel

2:00pm – 3:00pm    Strides Walk for Diabetes – PDG Kenny Williams, Indiana Lions State Diabetes Awareness Chair

A half-mile walk around the grounds of the Wyndham Indianapolis West to support diabetes education and initiatives.  Register for this event on the Convention Registration Form.  A specially designed Strides Walk for Diabetes T-Shirt is included with your registration.

3:00pm – 3:50pm     Bosma Enterprises – Raymond Montgomery, Outreach Coordinator

Providing Solutions.  Creating Opportunities. Rooted in more than 100 years of history, Bosma is one of the Midwest’s largest nonprofit organizations providing employment and training for people who are blind or visually impaired.   Their headquarters is located right here in Indianapolis and they believe opportunity improves lives now and for generations to come.  Be sure to visit their website to find out more about all they do and view testimonials from those whose lives have been elevated by their programs.

Click here to be taken to their website and find out more about this outstanding organization.

3:00pm – 3:50pm     Law Camp – Trooper Derek Eggers, Law Camp Director from Columbus, IN

Trooper Eggers will present what it is like to attend a law camp.  The fun things alongside serious things campers from Grades 6-8 experience, with guidance from dedicated Indiana State Troopers and other law enforcement agencies.

For over 40 years, the Indiana State Police has offered young people an exciting, up-close look at law enforcement and the criminal justice system through its youth camps. The camps help students gain respect for themselves and others through programs that demonstrate the rewards of hard work and dedication.  The four-day co-ed camps offer a more advanced look at law enforcement through hands on activities, exciting demonstrations, field trips, and motivating programs. Campers meet peers from around the state, participate in recreational activities, police activities and leave with a greater understanding of the police field.

These leadership camps are co-sponsored by the Lions Clubs of Indiana and scholarships are available.