Orphan Grain Train Convention 2019
Friday & Saturday, September 13 & 14, 2019
Divots DeVent Center ~ 4200 W. Norfolk Ave. ~ Norfolk, NE 68701

Convention Registration
Register for convention by downloading the Registration form and mailing it in with payment.
You can also pay for your registration online by clicking the Donate button and choose ‘OGT Convention 2019’ for ‘My Donation is for’ and in the Comment box type in all names of who will be attending along with city and state you are from.  Any questions please call Suzie Leffers at 402-371-7393.

Convention Registration

Tentative Convention schedule:
Friday, September 13, 2019
3:00 pm doors open at DeVent Center. Pick up Welcome packet and name tag. Tour OGT’s mobile volunteer village and see Hammer demonstrations. Program begins at 4:30 pm with welcome and introductions. Presentations from OGT VP Grant Schmidt and recipients sharing how aid and food changes lives in their part of the world. Evening meal will be served and end the evening with Concordia University Nebraska Show Choir performance at 7:30 pm.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
7:45 am doors open at DeVent Center. 8:15 am morning devotion followed with a welcome and presentations from our recipients near and far. We will have a live quilt auction prior to luncheon banquet with keynote speaker Rev. Michael Zeigler; Lutheran Hour Speaker. Presentations include Domestic Disaster Relief efforts update and Baltics and Russia programs update. Silent Quilt Auction results and closing devotion at 3:00 pm.

Tentative Convention Schedule (click to download)

Keynote Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler; Speaker of The Lutheran Hour

Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler began serving with LHM as Speaker of The Lutheran Hour in October 2018. Prior to that, he served as pastor of Epiphany Lutheran Church (2014-2018) and assistant pastor at Timothy Lutheran Church (2012-2014), both in St. Louis. Before becoming a pastor, he served as an aircraft maintenance officer in the Air Force. Michael grew up in a military family, living throughout the U.S., from North Dakota to Alabama, Virginia to Colorado. His family moved eleven times before he finished high school in Springfield, Missouri. He graduated from the U. S. Air Force Academy in 2001 with a general engineering degree and served 5 years in the Air Force. He left active duty in 2006 to prepare to be a pastor at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, completing a Master of Divinity in 2010 and a Ph.D. in 2014.He continues to serve part-time as an Air Force Reserve officer at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and as a guest instructor at Concordia Seminary.
Michael and his wife, Amy, have four children. Amy enjoys being a home-school and Sunday school teacher, cooking, crafting, and being a catalyst for events aimed at strengthening bonds between family and friends.

Quilt Auction
Orphan Grain Train will have a live and silent quilt auction.  Since time is limited, six quilts will be chosen for live auction and the rest will be placed on silent auction during the majority of the convention.  We are asking that the quilts be new, stitched and not tied and of good quality.  Since space is limited, only one quilt will be accepted from each donor or organization.  ALL quilts have to be received at the home office in Norfolk, NE before August 15, 2019.  If you have any questions, please contact OGT at (877) 371-7393

Lodging: Special Priced Lodging Options:  (Please mention Orphan Grain Train, tax not included)

Norfolk Lodge and Suites
Adjacent to DeVent Center
1 King or 2 Queen $89.99
King suite $99.99
(402) 379-3833
4200 W Norfolk Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701
Register online at:  https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/SI52N2

Hampton Inn
King $119.95
2 Queen $109.95
(402)379-3585
904 S. 20 St. Norfolk

Holiday Inn Express
King $119.95
2 Queen $109.95
(402)379-1524
920 S. 20 St. Norfolk

New Victorian Inn
1 King or 2 Queen beds for $79.99
King suites limited $99.99
(402) 379-3035
1001 Omaha Ave. Norfolk
For all lodging options go to:  Norfolk Visitor Center  https://visitnorfolkne.com/home/places-to-stay/