Welcome and Introduce staff who will assist with webinar. Debbie: Welcome Lions and Presenters. Thank you very much for joining us today to learn more about “how to get involved in your local diabetes camp.” I am Debbie O’Malley, coordinator in the Health & Children’s Services Department at Lions Clubs International Headquarters. It’s my pleasure to serve as co-moderator for this session. Marilee Kadar, manager of Health and Children’s Services is here today and will also participate as a co-moderator. (Marilee welcomes Lions) Our colleague, Vanessa Avila, coordinator in the Program Development Department, also joins us today and will be monitoring your questions during the session. (Vanessa welcomes Lions) Please note that this webinar is being recorded for future access and will be posted on the LCI Website. We will add a link to the LCI website and also send it to everyone who registered for today’s webinar. We will mute all lines to reduce background noise. Let’s begin! We have a panel of 4 enthusiastic Lions and professionals who are actively involved with diabetes camps. Each speaker will provide a presentation, and there will be time for Q and A after each presenter.
As all of your lines are muted, you may submit your questions during each presentation by typing your questions using the “questions” box. All of you should see a control panel on your screen, which is where you will find the questions box . We will address your questions after each presentation. We will also leave some time, after all of the presentations, to address additional questions you may have.
There are several things that we’d like to discuss in the next 1-1/2 hours, including: 1. The importance of diabetes camp to a child and to families. 2. The valuable partnership between LCI and Diabetes Education and Camping Association 3. In addition to our diabetes camp professionals, we’ll hear from two distinguished Lions who will share their experiences and stories of their local area Lions’ service and involvement in diabetes camps. Again, we’ll have a Q & A period at the end of each presenter’s segment.
Today’s presenters include: Lion Terry Ackley, Executive Director of the Diabetes Education and Camping Association, or DECA. DECA is an LCI partner for our Diabetes Awareness and Action program 2. Our second presenter is Lion Shelley Yeager. Shelley is the director of Outreach and Development for DECA. Our third presenter is Past International President Frank Moore who is joining us today to share his experiences with diabetes camp programs in Alabama. 4. Sharon Brooks is our 4th presenter. She is the Past Council Chair for MD 33 and will talk to you today about the difference she has made in the lives of children who have attended diabetes camps. Thank them all for participating. (Give a brief bio right before each presenter’s segment.)
We will now move to our first Poll Question: “What would you estimate your knowledge about diabetes camps to be?” Please choose one answer. We will now give you a few moments to complete the poll. The poll is now closed. Thank you for participating. Marilee will now share the results of the poll. Based on the results, -------------------- (Marilee : Sample: Majority is very knowledgeable or have some knowledge) Based on these results, we see that ____ % are very knowledgeable or have some knowledge about diabetes camps. That’s great! As you hear from our presenters today, we hope you will learn more about diabetes camping discover new service projects and activities to support those living with diabetes. ( Marilee : Sample: High response of no knowledge) Based on these results, many of you are not familiar with diabetes camps but want to learn more. As you hear from our presenters today, we hope this will be an area of service that will attract your interest. We encourage you to type your questions in the questions box during the presentations, and we’ll do our best to address them at the end of each presentation. I will now turn it over to Debbie as we proceed with this webinar.
Debbie: Diabetes is increasing worldwide. According to the International Diabetes Federation, over 360 million people have diabetes. In USA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that 25.8 million Americans have diabetes, or 8.3 percent of the US population. Of these, 7 million do not know they have the disease. About 215,000 young people under the age of 20 have diabetes. Most of them have type 1 diabetes. As obesity rates in children continue to soar, type 2 diabetes, a disease that used to be seen primarily in adults over age 45, is becoming more common in young people. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, more than 9 million Canadians live with either diabetes or prediabetes, and that number is expected to grow. It is estimated that 6 million Canadians are living with prediabetes and approximately 50 per cent of those Canadians will develop type 2 diabetes. Nationwide, diabetes rates have almost doubled over the past decade and, unless action is taken now, one in three people in Canada will be living with diabetes or prediabetes by 2020. As this slide indicates, the LCI Service Activity Report at the end of fiscal year 2011-2012 indicates that Lions in USA and Canada have devoted nearly 40,000 service hours to diabetes awareness and education, diabetes screening, special needs camps and Strides events. The combined total of service hours, worldwide, for these same service categories is: over 205,000. I will now turn it over to Marilee who will give you a brief overview of the various ways Lions can be involved with Diabetes, and the LCI resources available to them.
Marilee : Thank you, Debbie. New diabetes program resources were recently introduced for LCI’s diabetes program. A few are shown here. Diabetes general brochure for Lions – explaining the importance of diabetes awareness, and ways that Lions can make a difference through community outreach and commemoration of annual events such as Diabetes Awareness Month (November), World Diabetes Day (November 14) and in the USA, Diabetes Alert Day (March 2013). A Lions project idea sheet has been developed with suggestions for Lions diabetes projects and activities. Also, two new bookmarks have been created for distribution at Lions or community events. All publications are available on the LCI website for download or can be ordered for a nominal charge.
Marilee: The Strides: Lions for Diabetes Awareness Program has been updated with new resources. The Strides program enables Lions to engage and empower their communities to join together in the fight against diabetes. Strides events can include walking, cycling, running, dog walking, dancing or other enjoyable physical activities to promote the benefits of healthy exercise. Strides is a family friendly event that conveys a sense of optimism and Lions’ community support for those affected by diabetes. Strides also increases Lions’ visibility within the community. All Strides publications are available for downloading on the website. The new Strides pin shown here can be ordered from Health & Children’s Services. Educational handouts are available for community education. If funds are raised through a Strides event, the club or district sponsoring the Strides event can decide where those funds shall be donated, such as a Lions foundation, another diabetes-related project or your local diabetes camp.
There are several events throughout the year to celebrate Diabetes Awareness, and they offer great opportunities for Lions to get involved with diabetes service projects. This photo shows Kuala Lumpur North Lions Club, in Malaysia, forming a Blue Circle of Hands to commemorate WDD 2011. Lions worldwide celebrate World Diabetes Day and Diabetes Awareness Month. You are commemorating Diabetes Awareness Month by participating in this webinar today!
Diabetes camps provide numerous opportunities for Lions to support those living with diabetes. Our presenters will share with you today the many ways you can get involved at diabetes camps to brighten the lives of children and their families.
Lions and DECA work together as partners to advance diabetes camping programs that meet the needs of individuals and families. The following presentations will give you a thorough understanding of DECA and the many resources it offers to Lions. I will now turn it over to Debbie.
Debbie: Thank you, Marilee. Now, to tell you more about the importance of diabetes camp for a child, we are pleased to have Terry Ackley, Executive Director of the Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA). DECA provides its membership with training programs and educational materials, operates professional conferences, facilitates networking within the diabetes camping community, and serves as the worldwide voice for diabetes camping programs. Prior to leading DECA, Terry served as the Executive Director of southeastern Diabetes Education Services, a volunteer based charity that provides education, encouragement and motivation to children who have diabetes and their families. A recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship, Terry is an active Lion in his club, zone and state. He is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Today, Terry will speak to you as the father of a child with diabetes. We are pleased to introduce to you, Terry Ackley.
When Terry has concluded his presentation: Debbie: Thank you, Terry. We appreciate this special perspective you have shared on your family’s experience and challenges with diabetes. I will now turn our discussion over to Vanessa Avila for the question and answer portion of this presentation. Thank you , Vanessa, and thank you to all who asked questions. At the conclusion of all of the presentations today, there will be another opportunity for additional questions.
We now welcome Lion Shelley Yeager. As the Director of Outreach and Development for DECA, Shelley works within the larger diabetes community to foster cooperative relationships that will enhance and expand programs serving youth, teens, young adults and families. She also serves as a faculty mentor for the International Diabetes Federations Global Young Leaders in Diabetes Program. Formerly Shelley served for 18 years as the Executive Director of the Barton Center for Diabetes Education in Massachusetts. Shelley has authored a number of diabetes manuals, served as a co-investigator in many diabetes research studies and lectured extensively on diabetes and diabetes camp programs. A Licensed Certified Social Worker, she has 30 years experience in counseling children with diabetes and their families. We are pleased to welcome Shelley Yeager, who will discuss the partnership between LCI and DECA.
Thank you, Shelley, for providing this valuable information and insight into the great resources available to Lions through the LCI and DECA partnership! Once again, I turn over the microphone to Vanessa Avila, for the question and answer portion of this presentation. Q & A Thank you, Vanessa, and thank you all for your questions. At the conclusion of all of the presentations today, there will be another opportunity for additional questions.
We are pleased to have with us today, Past President Frank Moore. Past President Moore is an educator and former superintendent of education for the Daleville City Schools in Alabama, USA. A member of the Daleville Lions Club since 1975, and a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, Past President Moore served the association in 2001-2002 as International President, and as Chairperson of the Lions Clubs International Foundation in 2002-2003. He received the Ambassador of Good Will Award – the highest honor the association bestows upon its members, and the Friends of Humanity Award presented by LCIF. Lion Moore has provided significant service to Alabama’s diabetes camping programs. He was an active member of the board of directors and treasurer during his time of service. He assisted with the development and operation of local diabetes camping programs in his community. He also facilitated an LCIF grant for construction of a camp healthcare building. It is an honor to introduce Past President Frank Moore, who will share information and experience of the Lions Serving Alabama’s Children with Diabetes.
When Past President Moore has finished: Thank you, Past President Moore, for sharing this valuable information about the many ways Alabama Lions have contributed to the expansion of facilities and services for children and families with diabetes. I will now turn our discussion over to Vanessa for the question and answer portion of this presentation. Thank you, Vanessa, and thank you to all who asked questions. At the conclusion of all of the presentations today, there will be another opportunity for additional questions.
We are pleased to have with us today, Past Council Chairperson Sharon Brooks. Sharon joined the Leicester Lions Club in 1987, and has served in numerous club, district and multiple district leadership roles. She has been honored as Lions of the Year at the club, district and multiple district levels, and is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. She has served as District 33-A Co-Chairman of Clara Barton Camp/Diabetes Awareness since 2004. In 2003, Sharon retired from teaching Kindergarten. In addition to numerous Lions activities and community involvement, she serves as a trustee on the Board of the Barton Center for Diabetes Education, and has been a long-time happy volunteer at the Barton Center, helping with fundraisers, clean-up days and more. It is an honor to introduce Past Council Chairperson Sharon Brooks, who will share about the Lions of District 33-A involvement in the Barton Camps.
When Sharon has concluded her presentation: Thank you, Sharon, for covering this important opportunity for service for Lions. We will now turn the microphone over to Vanessa for the question and answer portion of this presentation. Thank you, Vanessa, and thank you to all who shared their questions.
Debbie: To further understand the benefits of the diabetes camping experience for children, we invite you to visit DECA’s website to view the outstanding film, “Kids Love Camp.” Access the link on DECA’s home page at: www.diabetescamps.org to view this film.
Past Council Chair Sharon and Past President Moore spoke to you about project grants through LCIF. Grant funding helps Lions expand their outreach and increase their impact within local and global communities to serve even more people in need. You can learn more about the various types of grants at the LCIF website, www.lcif.org.
Debbie: Marilee and Vanessa will now take your questions for this final Q & A portion of the webinar. Please use the “questions” box, which is visible to you on the control panel on your screen.
Marilee: We will now move to our final Poll Question: (read poll question) We will give you a few moments to complete the poll. The poll is now closed. Thank you for participating. Vanessa has the results of the Poll: ( Sample: We received an overwhelming response, and based on the results, it is encouraging to see your high level of interest in providing support to diabetes camps in a variety of ways. __% indicated an interest in hands on service, to prepare camp __ % indicated interest in hands on service during camp – helping with meals, entertainment, etc. __% indicated they would Sponsor a child to attend camp Many indicated they have a special skill they would like to share: __ % on a diabetes camp committee __ % during camp Thank you for your input. Please be sure to visit the DECA website and register as a Lion so that you may access the valuable resources that DECA has for Lions. And contact your local diabetes camp to begin discussing how you can help. We thank each of our dedicated presenters: Past International President Frank Moore, Past Council Chairperson Sharon Brooks, Lion Terry Ackley, and Lion Shelley Yeager.
We also want to mention the LCI Service Activity Report. We encourage your club secretary to report your club’s service activities via the online Service Activity Report. This report enables us to learn about various club activities worldwide and helps us to understand the way service differs, or is the same, within our clubs in various countries or geographical areas.
Thank you, everyone, for your participation in this webinar, LCI-DECA: How to Get Involved in Your Local Diabetes Camp . In a few days, the recording of this webinar will be available on our website. Marilee, Vanessa and I hope you have enjoyed this webinar and have gathered new information you can take back to your clubs. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments. We look forward to hearing from you. You may send any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. This concludes the webinar. Good night everyone!
How to Get Involved in Your Local Diabetes Camp November 8, 2012 6:30pm-8:00pm
Welcome!How to Get Involved in Your Local Diabetes Camp
Asking Questions Using the control panel: Type your question in the “Questions” box during the presentation 3
Today’s Agenda I. Lions and Diabetes Awareness and Action II. Presentations: A. The Importance of Diabetes Camp for a Child B. LCI/DECA Partnership C. Lions Serving Alabama’s Children With Diabetes: Southeastern Diabetes Education Services D. District 33-A Lions Involvement in Barton Camps III. Discussion 4
Today’s Presenters Lion Terry Ackley, Executive Director Diabetes Education and Camping Association Lion Shelley Yeager, Director of Outreach & Development Diabetes Education and Camping Association J. Frank Moore III, Past International President Lions Clubs International Sharon Brooks, Past Council Chairperson Multiple District 33 5
Poll Question: What would you estimate your knowledge about diabetes camps to be? Please Choose one: Very knowledgeable and involved. I have some knowledge; but need to know more. No knowledge; but I am interested to know more! 6
Lions Support the Fight Against Diabetes Lions Service Hours for Diabetes: Fiscal Year 2011-2012 •Diabetes awareness and education •Diabetes screening •Special needs camps •Strides events USA/Canada = 39,763 Worldwide = 205,636 7
Lions Support the Fight Against Diabetes New Resources More materials and partner info on LCI website! 8
Lions Support the Fight Against Diabetes Strides: Lions for Diabetes Awareness Engage and Empower Your Community! Strides Information Kit: helps you to organize a successful Strides event Co-branded handouts: Help educate your community 9
Lions Support the Fight Against Diabetes Special Events for Diabetes Diabetes Awareness Month November World Diabetes Day November 14 Diabetes Alert Day 4th Tuesday of March - USA World Sight Day October – Diabetic Retinopathy 10
Lions Support the Fight Against Diabetes Diabetes Camps 11
Working Together Lions Clubs International and Diabetes Education and Camping Association Partners to advance diabetes camping programs that meet the needs of individuals and families 12
Importance of Diabetes Camp for a Child Terry Ackley, MA Executive Director Diabetes Education and Camping Association 13
Importance of Diabetes Camp for a Child July 17, 1981 14
Importance of Diabetes Camp for a Child Diabetes Camping – a Father’s Perspective To camp 15
Importance of Diabetes Camp for a Child The daily life of a child with diabetes – 16
Importance of Diabetes Camp for a Child What diabetes camps do for children 17
Importance of Diabetes Camp for a Child Challenges 18
Importance of Diabetes Camp for a Child The importance of diabetes camp to the family 19
Importance of Diabetes Camp for a Child Introduction of Lions to Families 20
Importance of Diabetes Camp for a Child The outcome of Lion service at camp 21
Importance of Diabetes Camp for a Child Living well with diabetes 22
LCI and DECA: Working Together Shelley Yeager, MA, LCSW Director of Outreach and Development Diabetes Education and Camping Association 23
LCI and DECA: Working TogetherIn June 2009, LCI and DECA announced theirpartnership to enhance each organization’s serviceto children and adults who have diabetes.•To promote Lions service to children with diabetes•To enhance and expand the awareness of diabetescamping programs worldwide 24
LCI and DECA: Working Together Partnership Benefits “Lions Club Member” section of the DECA website, through which Lions may access, free of charge: A worldwide database of diabetes camps, including contact information for staff, dates of programs, locations and direct website links, searchable by multiple fields and mapping 25
LCI and DECA: Working Together Diabetes resources • Diabetes 101 - a manual for caregivers (now in English and Spanish) • The Diabetes Camp Survival Manual - how to start or improve a diabetes camping program (English) 26
LCI and DECA: Working TogetherTraining VideosEducational training videos filmedat camps about children living withdiabetes • A Day in the Life of a Camp • Blood Glucose Monitoring and Insulin Administration • Eating and Exercise • Emotional Well-Being • Diabetic Emergencies … and more 27
LCI and DECA: Working Together Diabetes Education Games Toolkit DKit – an online collection of unique games & activities that teach the American Association of Diabetes Educations 7 Self-Care Behaviors of good diabetes management in inventive ways. 28
LCI and DECA: Working Together A library of: online resources manuals PowerPoint presentations links to diabetes resource sites 29
LCI and DECA: Working Together 30
LCI and DECA: Working TogetherAccess is free and easyfor Lions1. Visit the DECA Web site www.diabetescamps.org2. Click on “Lions Club”3. Click on “Register Here”4. Enter Pass Code: DECALIONS (all caps) 31
LCI and DECA: Working TogetherAccess is free and easyfor Lions Camps1. Click on “Membership”2. Read “About Memberships” to decide which category of camp membership applies to you: http://www.diabetescamps.org/membership/about-memberships.html 3. Once you decide, click on “apply for Membership” and follow instructions. 32
LCI and DECA: Working Together DECA staff provides outreach and information • Lions meetings and conventions • LCI interface – diabetes awareness initiatives • Collaboration with other diabetes organizations (IDF Young Leaders) 33
LCI and DECA: Working Together Sign up for newsletter on DECA website: www.diabetescamps.org Call or e-mail us for information (“Contact Us” button on website) We’re here to help! 34
LCI and DECA: Working Together J. Frank Moore III Past International President Lions Clubs International 35
Lions Serving Alabamas Children with Diabetes 36
Lions Serving Alabamas Children with Diabetes Lions introduced to Camp Seale Harris 1982: PDG Ed Henke & PDG Frank Sims Visit PDGs Henke and Sims report to Council of Governors Alabama Lions become involved 37
Lions Serving Alabamas Children with Diabetes Lions Serve Children With Diabetes • Lions tell the Story of Camp • Lions recruit children • Lions transport children to camp • Lions volunteer at camp • Lions Clubs provide financial support 38
Lions Serving Alabamas Children with Diabetes Lions Offer Leadership to SDES • Members of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board •Service as officers of the Board •Service on Board and organization committees 39
Lions Serving Alabamas Children with Diabetes LCIF helps build camp facilities 40
Lions Serving Alabamas Children with Diabetes Lions Grow the Organization • Identify local community needs and opportunities • Assist in creating local committees • Provide leadership on community committees • Help with the operation of local programs 41
Lions Serving Alabamas Children with Diabetes Impact of Alabama Lions 1982 One 2-Week Resident Summer Camp Program Today • Four Summer Resident Camp Programs • Four Summer Day Camp Programs • Local Community Programs In: Auburn, AL Birmingham, AL Dothan, AL Florence, AL Huntsville, AL Mobile, AL Montgomery, AL Tuscaloosa, AL Pensacola, FL 42
District 33-A Lions Involvement in Barton Camps Sharon Brooks Past Council Chairperson Multiple District 33 43
District 33-A Lions Involvement in Barton Camps Lions involvement can begin with one Lion in one club that has interest. Match it with a camp that has needs, communicates those needs and connects to Lions. 44
District 33-A Lions Involvement in Barton Camps Spreading the message is important • Lions are interested in diabetes • Lions love kids • Lions involve Lions 45
District 33-A Lions Involvement in Barton CampsSpeaking at Club, Zone, Region, District Meetings • Offer tours of camp • Encourage attendance at camp events • Use the camp for meeting nights 46
District 33-A Lions Involvement in Barton Camps Become an ambassador for diabetes camp • Visit schools and recruit campers Include principal and school nurse • Promote camp as a tool for diabetes education • Volunteer at diabetes education events Distribute camp brochures and diabetes information Take an active leadership role Join committees or the board 47
District 33-A Lions Involvement in Barton Camps Volunteer to help out at camp • Work and repair days, get camp ready for season • Welcome parents and children on camp opening days • Assist with activities (archery, stamp collecting, quilting) • Help in the kitchen 48
District 33-A Lions Involvement in Barton Camps Fundraising events – Raise money for camperships • Walks and Runs (Lions Strides Events) • Auctions • Cookouts and Chili Fests • Motorcycle Rides • Golf Tournaments 49
District 33-A Lions Involvement in Barton Camps District 33-A successfully received two major capital project grants through LCIF 50
District 33-A Lions Involvement in Barton CampsLions helped to buildfive log cabin kits Health & Education Center • Require district approval • Require “matching support” of clubs Matching support: financial contributions or service in-kind (like a carpenter installing a roof) 51
District 33-A Lions Involvement in Barton Camps Together, Lions and campers both have smiling faces 52
District 33-A Lions Involvement in Barton Camps Activities that bring Lions and campers together, such as “Lions Field Day,” are magical! 53
District 33-A Lions Involvement in Barton Camps District 33-A has: • Donated roughly $650,000 in campership and capital financial donations over the past 20 years • Donated thousands of hours of labor and support to help the camp improve the lives of children with diabetes 54
District 33-A Lions Involvement in Barton Camps District 33-A has: Inspired Lions in other Districts and States to join in helping get children to camp and to help camp continue its programs 55
District 33-A Lions Involvement in Barton Camps It’s a marriage made in heaven benefitting Lions and children with diabetes 56
DECA Videos Learn what diabetes camp means to children and families! To further understand the benefits of the diabetes camping experience for children, we invite you to visit DECA to view the outstanding film, “Kids Love Camp.” Access the link on DECA’s home page at: www.diabetescamps.org 57
LCIF: Grant Funding Lions Clubs International Foundation Provides grant funding to assist Lions in developing and implementing large-scale humanitarian projects •SightFirst •Standard •Diabetes Core 4 •International Assistance •Disaster More information at: www.lcif.org 58
Asking Questions Using the control panel: Type your question in the “Questions” box now. 59
Conclusion and Summary Our Final Poll Question I believe that I and/or my club will be able to support diabetes camps in the following ways: Please select all that apply. Help local diabetes camp prepare facility ready for camp season Help with meals, entertainment or transportation of campers. Serve on a diabetes camp committee Use professional healthcare or counseling skills at camp. Sponsor a child to attend diabetes camp 60
Service Activity ReportReportServiceActivities 61
Thank you for your Participation! A roaring “Thank you!” More information: email@example.com Marilee Kadar, Manager, Health & Children’s Services Debbie O’Malley, Coordinator, Health & Children’s Services Vanessa Avila, Coordinator, Program Development www.lionsclubs.org 62