Keynote Speakers

Thursday Evening Opening Banquet

TO BE Announced

FRIDAY LUNCH

Catriona Le May Doan

Olympic Speed skater that lives in Calgary.aCox.com

After carrying the Canadian flag into the 2002 Olympic Winter Games opening ceremonies, Catriona Le May Doan defended her Olympic title with a Gold medal performance in the 500-metre speed skating event, becoming the first Canadian individual, and the only female Canadian individual, to defend a gold medal at any Olympic games. Articulate and engaging, Catriona explores with her audiences the method of achieving personal excellence while challenging and motivating people to achieve their full potential.

Saturday Lunch

International President Brian E. Sheehan

Brian E. Sheehan, from Bird Island, Minnesota, USA, was elected to serve as first vice president of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 103rd International Convention, June 25 through June 29, 2021. Vice President Sheehan is the founder and CEO of Rural Computer Consultants, a software development company. A member of the Bird Island Lions Club since 1991, he has held many offices within the association, including council chairperson, long range planning chairperson, membership chairperson, retention chairperson, women’s initiative chairperson, MD convention chairperson, GMT Liaison and GLT area leader. He has also served as the chairperson of the Headquarter Operation & Finance Committee, Lions University coordinator, DGE group leader, and board appointee to several committees including Constitutions and Bylaws, LCIF Executive, LCI Executive, USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum and the Centennial Action committees. He has been a presenter at numerous Lions events, including many of the Global Forums. In recognition of his service to the association, he has received numerous awards including Club Lion of the Year; the District 5M 4 Diabetes Awareness Award; the MD 5M Web Site Appreciation Award; the MD 5M Al Jensen Leadership Award; the Founders Membership Growth Award; numerous International President’s Certificates of Appreciation; International President’s Leadership Award; multiple International President’s Awards; and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and Second Century Ambassador. In addition to his Lions activities, Vice President Sheehan is active in numerous professional and community organizations. He has served as president of Bird Island Civic and Commerce, director of the Learning Funhouse and as a member of various school committees. He also received the 2011 U.S. SBA Minnesota Small Business Person of the Year Award. Vice President Sheehan and his wife, Lori, also a Lion and Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, have two sons and two daughters. And in their spare time, they have enjoyed raising many types of exotic animals.

 

Saturday Evening

Steve Rizzo

You can’t attend one of his keynote speeches, seminars, or read his books & leave with the same attitude. He’s a personal development expert, comedian, motivational speaker & author. His popular PBS special brought him into millions of homes. It’s no surprise that he’s been inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed upon on fewer than 250 speakers worldwide since 1977. His website: www.steverizzo.com

 

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