Celebrating 26 years
  26th ANNUAL CONFERENCE ITINERARY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   June 11, 12, 13, 2015 

MainStay Suites, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
 

Note: Mrs. Faye Grant, LS&ESSI photographer may be coming into the conference
            room to get you for individual photographs for the 2015 book.

THURSDAY                                          June  11th   
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM           Late Registration (Conference Room) 
                                                 Meet & Greet (Conference Room)
 
FRIDAY                                                  June 12th 
9:00 – 9:10 AM                  Opening song and prayer by Mike Gwinn, Mainstay Suites        
9:10 – 9:20 AM                  “WELCOME” Steve Marshburn Sr. President/ Founder 
9:20 - 10:05 AM                 Judge Gordon Cooper Spartanburg, South Carolina
                                                   Topic: GETTING YOUR ACT TOGETHER
 
                     15 minute break, please be back in your seats by 10:20 AM
 
10:20 - 11:00 AM               Norman (Norm} Baldwin Madison, West Virginia
                                                   Topic: SUMMING IT AL UP
11:00 - 12:30 PM               Question & Answer session
 
12:30 - 2:30 PM                 LUNCH on your own
 
2:30 - 3:00 PM                   Group photograph (please be back on time for picture)
 
3:00 - 4:00 PM                   Additional Q & A session
 
4:00 - 4:30 PM                   Break (freshen up time)
 
4:30 - 6:00 PM                   PIZZA PARTY
 
6:30 - Until                          ANNUAL AUCTION
 
SATURDAY                                          June 13th
 
9:00 - 9:05                           Welcome: (Steve Marshburn Sr. President)
 
10:05 - 10:30                        Support groups
                                                  Men's group (chair and location to be announced)
                                                  Women's group                      "
                                                  Family & care giver group  "
                                                  Youth support group            "
 
10:30 - 12:00 Noon            Random stories of your experience
        (Please limit your time to 15 minutes or less so everyone will have time to share)
 
12:00 Noon                           Wrap up: Steve Marshburn Sr. President              


 
The 2014 annual conference was wonderful. You missed one of our best if you were unable to attend. Within the 3 days we had 100 + or -.   

Many new people attended and received good information to go back home with for medical help.
 

The speakers were very good, as well. 

Each speaker called home office and asked for "topics" that would help best at this point and time.  We assisted them and it turned out great!
  1. Dr. Mary Ann Cooper spoke on how to obtain a doctor who knows how to treat you. She gave us information we did not have and presented her topic well.
  2. Ron Holle gave a wonderful talk. He even brought pieces of petrified beach sand which was the result of lightning activity. It was amazing to learn each piece had a circled hole in the center.
  3. Dr. Phillip Yarnell a neurologist from St. Anthonys Medical Center spoke on the neurological sequela of lightning effects on our body. 

 


     Each support group was hosted by skilled persons.  They ran smoothly.  We are hearing that many were greatly helped in these sessions.
 

The annual auction was supported in a fantastic way.  Those Virginia ladies do a great job with our auctions each year.
 

Thanks to all who helped in any way.  
 

Steve Marshburn, Sr. (for)

Stacey Thompson, Secretary

The free pizza party went very well, too.  Papa John's sent over 30 pizzas plus 8 pans of cookies. All of us complained of eating too much.  Ha!
 

The management and staff  at MainStay Suites appreciate our mission and that is reflected in our rates and  service. 

Mark your calendar for our 26th annual world conference scheduled for June 11-13, 2015
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