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About the Forum Join like-minded Lions for three days of growth and development centered on the theme of “A Beacon of Hope Through Leadership and Service.” You’ll hear from International President Sid Scruggs III and listen to professional speakers. Best-selling author Ross Bernstein will deliver a keynote speech about team building, leadership and motivation. He’ll also lead a workshop about ethical lessons learned from the sports world. Captain Patricia Murray, a pilot instructor for the California Air National Guard who has flown 75 combat sorties, will provide a keynote address and workshop about personal branding. The forum features more than 70 seminar choices on topics such as attracting younger members, women in Leadership, fundraising, teamwork, youth exchange programs and problem solving. You’ll benefit from the wisdom of other Lions who have been in your shoes. And make sure to add the forum to your Internet bookmarks list. You can follow the forum on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. About Milwaukee The city’s name is believed to derive from a Potawatomi word meaning council ground. It isn’t a surprise that the city’s name comes from Native American language as the area was well-known to several tribes long before it was settled. The first immigrants to the area were French and French-Canadian traders and trappers. In the 1830s, the city grew rapidly as families began to call Milwaukee home. A city charter was adopted in 1846 and in the 1860s German immigrants poured into the city, making up 27 percent of the population by 1880. They brought with them the art of making beer, and by the turn of the century, Milwaukee was the leader of beer production in the United States. Accommodations Forum attendees can choose from seven different hotels such as the affordable Best Western located two blocks from the forum or the luxurious Intercontinental four blocks from the forum. The Milwaukee Hilton, adjacent to the forum, has recently been restored to reflect its original 1920s glamour. RV parking is also available at the Wisconsin State Fair RV Park, which is near Interstate 94 and minutes from a variety of Milwaukee attractions. Dining Whatever you’re craving, Milwaukee has a place that will hit the spot. While four designated meals are included with your forum registration fee, the city’s many offerings may tempt you to venture out. Umami Moto, 718 N. Milwaukee St., is an upscale Japanese establishment praised by locals and critics alike. The nearby Carnevor Steakhouse Moderne, 724 N. Milwaukee Ave., boasts juicy steaks and a wine list so impressive they’ve earned a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The Lakefront Brewery, 1872 N. Commerce St.; Three Brothers Bar and Grill, 2414 S. St. Clair St.; and The Knick, 1030 E. Juneau Ave., have all been featured in The New York Times as delicious places to get your fill of Milwaukee’s finest. Entertainment Whatever your style, Milwaukee has an attraction for you. Sports enthusiasts can take in a Brewers game, with home games scheduled Sept. 20- 26. Harley-Davidson and the Miller Brewing Company both offer free factory tours — check their Web sites for available times and dates. Art lovers should check out the Milwaukee Art Museum and history buffs will want to stroll through the Historic Third Ward between the Milwaukee River and Jackson Street. The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, referred to as “the domes” by locals, blends beautiful architecture with impressive plant life. For any “Happy Days” fans, you can’t leave Milwaukee without visiting the Bronze Fonz. The Riverwalk is also a place you shouldn’t miss as it highlights the beauty of Milwaukee during the summer. But located on the west side of the Wells Street Bridge in the Riverwalk section of the city, this lifesized statue of the King of Cool makes a great photograph to remember your time at the forum.
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