Orphan Grain Train Convention September 9th & 10th 2022

Orphan Grain Train Convention 2022 is a two-day event with speakers from around the world sharing how OGT has impacted their part of the world.  Our recipients from the US and beyond share how aid and food have changed the lives of those in need.

Plan to attend:
September 9 & 10, 2022
Mid-Town Event Center
1102 Riverside Boulevard ~ Norfolk, NE 68701

Online Registration

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Tentative Schedule of events:

Friday, September 9, 2022
3:00 pm doors open at Mid-Town Event 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 night with entertainment, yet to be determined.

Saturday, September 10, 2022
8:00 am doors open at Mid-Town Event Center.  8:30 am morning devotion followed with a welcome and presentations from our recipients near and far.  We will have a live quilt auction prior to lunch with keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer.  Presentations include Domestic Disaster Relief efforts, speakers from the Republic of Georgia, Ukrainian relief efforts and Baltics and Russia programs update. Silent Quilt Auction results and closing devotion at 2:45 pm.

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer

President emeritus and professor emeritus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
Meyer retired in 2020 after 15 years as Seminary president.
Meyer was a speaker on The Lutheran Hour radio program (1989 to 2001). Through 2003, he hosted the national television show On Main Street for Lutheran Hour Ministries. In 2001, LHM received two prestigious Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) St. Louis/Mid-America Chapter for two On Main Street episodes.
Meyer has served The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the church at-large over the years in several capacities. Meyer has been speaking and preaching for more than 40 years. His areas of interest and study include 1 Peter, the church in a changing culture and the Sabbath applied to life today.
He lives in Collinsville, Ill., with his wife, Diane. They have two grown daughters, Elizabeth (Darren) Pittman and Catharine (Charles) Bailey; and five grandsons, Christian, Connor and Nicholas Pittman, and Andrew and Jacob Bailey.

Quilt Auction
Orphan Grain Train will have a live and silent quilt auction.  Since time is limited, some 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.  There is no set size or quilt style.  ALL quilts have to be received at the home office in Norfolk, NE before August 15, 2022.  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 with price)

Norfolk Lodge and Suites
(402) 379-3833
4200 W. Norfolk Ave. Norfolk
1 King or 2 Queen $94.00
King suite $104.00

Holiday Inn Express
920 S. 20 St. Norfolk
King $109.95
2 Queen $99.95

Hampton Inn
904 S. 20 St. Norfolk
King $109.95
2 Queen $99.95

For all lodging options go to:  Norfolk Visitor Center


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