Thursday, September 26, 2019
8:15 a.m. Registration & continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. Program
3:30 p.m. Closing
Group (4+) $45
After Sept. 13 $65
September 13 is the last day available for Conference registration refunds.
Cleary University, The Johnson Center, 3725 Cleary Drive, Howell, Michigan 48843
General Session I:
Preserving the Fire Within: Staying Energized and Joyful in the Battle for Life
Jeanne is President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, the non-profit organization committed to restoring a culture of life in the United States, most notably through the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Jeanne holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from James Madison University and a Master’s degree in the theology of marriage and family from the Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. Jeanne resides in northern Virginia with her husband, David.
General Session II:
Jaxon Strong: Celebrating a Precious Life from a Father’s Perspective
Brandon Buell didn’t truly recognize the purpose behind his prolife convictions until the birth of his son, Jaxon, born in 2014 with an extreme and incurable brain malformation. Before his birth, hope for Jaxon’s life was nearly impossible. Abortion was suggested frequently by medical professionals who stated Jaxon may live only a few weeks—if he were to even survive delivery—and he would be significantly limited in his abilities. Through faith, Jaxon’s parents chose life for their son. Against all odds, Jaxon is now five years old.
Fundraising with Bill: Effective Major Gift Fundraising for Today
Development Coordinator, Right to Life of Michigan
We Got More Prolife Resources Than Davy Crockett
Director of Communication/Education, Right to Life of Michigan
Design 101: How to Catch the Prolife Eye
Art & Marketing Director, Right to Life of Michigan
Proactively Prolife: A Study on Church Engagement
Reverend Christopher Thoma
Senior Pastor, Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church & School
For more information, please go to: https://rtl.org/event/conference/
YOUR ANNUAL…….RLM STATE CONFERENCE 2019! THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26
THE JOHNSON CENTER
CLEARY UNIVERSITY, HOWELL MI
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JEANNE MANCINI, PRESIDENT OF MARCH FOR LIFE
PUT INTO YOUR CALENDAR AS A “MUST ATTEND” EVENT!
The cost is: Students $25
Group (4+) $45
After Sept. 13 $65
If you want to come, Upper Downriver RTL will help subsidize the cost. Please come to our September 10 meeting for details. Please make plans to join us!
Please visit above link for further information.
We hope to see YOU, and other members from each of our affiliates in attendance!
SEND IN YOUR REGISTRATIONS SOON – DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS SEPTEMBER 13.
Dear Defenders of Life:
You should know about this great conference. Especially encourage college-aged young people to attend. This is a great way to be educated about the right-to-life movement and and get INVOLVED!
See Details Below–
STUDENTS FOR LIFE | ACTIVISM & TRAINING CONFERENCE
Join us to IGNITE your passion for life and EQUIP yourself with the knowledge to maximize your impact as a pro-life advocate!
Students for Life of Michigan’s Ignite & Equip Conference is the only statewide conference in Michigan for pro-life students. For eleven years, this event has attracted hundreds of students from across the state and featured exceptional leaders in the pro-life movement.
Plan ahead and bring your whole group!
Every minute of the day is tailored to your needs and interests. With fully interactive trainings, free resources, and opportunities to learn from some of the nation’s greatest pro-life leaders, this is an event you wont want to miss.
Topics and speakers change each year so that no two conference experiences are the same.
IGNITE & EQUIP
October 15th | 9am-4pm
2692 N. Dettman Rd
Jackson, MI 49201
SCHEDULE: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Registration Check-In Begins @ 8:15 a.m.
Program Begins @ 9:00 a.m.
Closing @ 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol, 11 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933 (517) 482-0188
The Radisson Hotel Lansing requires $10 valet parking. Other parking options include the nearby Lansing Center.
Conference includes continental breakfast, luncheon/RLM Annual Meeting, 2 general sessions and workshops.
$55 Individual Rate
(on or before September 15)
$45 Group Rate
(for registering four or more)
$25 Student Rate
$65 All Late Reservations
September 16 is the last day available for Conference registration refunds.
People with special dietary needs must please contact the RLM State Office in advance at
616-532-2300 or email email@example.com.
GENERAL SESSION I:
Canada and Court Imposed Culture of Death: Could It Happen Here?
Wesley J. Smith
Wesley J. Smith is an author, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, a special consultant for the Center for Bioethics and Culture and featured blogger for National Review Online. He is an expert on the issue of euthanasia and a writer on bioethical issues. Smith left the full-time practice of law in 1985 to pursue a career in writing and public advocacy. He co-authored books with Ralph Nader before a personal experience with assisted suicide led him to find his passion of speaking in defense of what he calls “human exceptionalism.” He is the well-known author of “Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder.” His most recent book is “The War on Humans.”
GENERAL SESSION II:
Election 2016: Electing Advocates the Unborn Deserve
Bridging the Generational Gap: Engaging Prolife Students
CHRISTEN POLLO – Executive Director, Students for Life of Michigan
REBECCA COOPER – President, Cornerstone University Students for Life
Engaging Strategies for Community Fund Raising
KATHY POTTS – Executive Dir., Jackson County Right to Life
KATHY OGOREK – President, Livingston County Right to Life
The Ripple Effects of Abortion on Women, Men and Families
MAGGIE WALSH – Project Rachel Coordinator through Catholic Charities of West Michigan & Site Leader, West Michigan Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
The Time is Now: Serving as God’s Instruments of Life in our Congregations and Communities
REV. PAUL CLARK – Pastor, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fowler
Prolife Voices: How to Host a Black History Month Panel Discussion
KATHY CROMBIE – Director of Multicultural Outreach, Right to Life of Michigan
To register online: http://www.rtl.org/events/conference/index.html