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4 August 2002
MFHSAA 2002 Conference

Michigan Federation of Humane Societies and Animal Advocates
Present Conference 2002

Grassroots - You Can Make A Difference!

Saturday, September 28
Weber’s Inn
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Conference Rates:
The board members of the MFHSAA are very excited about our 2002 conference, and want all interested animal rights advocates to be able to attend, so we've tried to make the rates as reasonable as possible. The following are suggested rates that we have determined would help cover our costs. If you cannot afford the conference rates, please call me and we can make arrangements. If you can afford more, please know that we are a non-profit organization comprised of volunteers, and welcome donations. Your donations and support enable us to continue our work.

Thank you. Cody Winchester, Conference Coordinator 734-426-1680.
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Please complete and mail by September 19, 2002.

Name: _____________________________________

Address: ___________________________________

City St. Zip:________________________________

Phone: _____________________________________

E-mail: ____________________________________

Enclosed is:
_____$30 for Saturday's session.
_____$15 for students or those of modest income.
_____I am unable to attend, but enclosed is my donation of $_______

~~~Special Offer: Bring someone who has never attended a MFHSAA conference (or is an absentee attendee) and they get in for half-price!~~~

MFHSAA
P.O. Box 641
Charlotte, MI 48813

Hotel Information
Weber's Inn, located at I-94 and Jackson Rd.-Exit # 172, has offered accommodations for $89 per room (plus tax). Rooms are being held until September 6. Phone 800-443-3050.
Mention that we are group #5055 when making your reservation.

The Conference
8:00 am: Set-up
Pre-registration. If your organization would like to set up an information table or sell pro-animal items as a fund raiser, please contact Cody @ 734-426-1680.

8:30 to 9:00: Registration
Sign in. Drink coffee. Buy raffle tickets. Talk with others. Visit groups' tables.

9:00: Welcome and Intros
Greetings. A look back at the past year. Introduction of Federation Board Members.

9:15 to 10:00: Wayne Pacelle
Wayne is currently Senior Vice-President, Communications and Government Affairs for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). He has been a great support for Michigan activists in many areas of animal rights for more than ten years. Today he will talk about animals in politics.

10:00 to 10:15: Break

10:15 to 11:00: Robert Cohen
Known to many as the 'Not Milk Man,' Robert provides a wealth of information about the dairy industry, promoting veganism world-wide through his website www.notmilk.com . He has educated people from all walks of life and continues to be a great source of information for seasoned activists and novices alike.

11:00 to 11:15: Break

11:15 to 12:00: Sara Lippincott
Sara comes to us from one of this year's conference sponsors, Petfinder. She will give their presentation Let Us Help You Remove Barriers to Adoption. 'Saving just one pet won't change the world...but, surely, the world will change for that one pet.'

12.00 to 1:00: Vegan Lunch
Raffle winners drawn, Humanitarian of the Year Award presented.

1:00 to 1:15: Local Events and Announcements

1:15 to 2:00: Kim Stallwood
Since 1993 Kim has been the Editor in Chief of The Animals' Agenda and Executive Director of its not-for-profit publisher, the Animal Rights Network Inc. He was the first Executive Director of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals from 1987 to 1992. He became a vegetarian in 1974 after working in a chicken processing plant, and has followed a vegan lifestyle since 1976.

2:00 to 2:15: Break

2:15 to 2:30: Carol Moulton
Carol is from our other conference sponsor, PETsMART Charities, and has a few thoughts to share.

2:30 to 3:15: Scott Harris
"Making the Sale." Synergizing the Animal Rights message with fifteen years of insurance sales experience, Scott has learned a few "tricks of the trade" in getting peoples' attention and selling our "product."

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This year's conference has been generously sponsored, in part, by PETsMART and Petfinder. We could not provide such a wonderful conference for Michigan activists without this support, and the efforts of our guest speakers. Our heartfelt thanks.

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