Ben Lam

Education Program Coordinator - International Crane Foundation

Motivational Speaker for Saturday Afternoon

Ben Lam is the Education Program Coordinator for the International Crane Foundation.


With a headquarters located in Baraboo, WI, the International Crane Foundation works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds, and flyways on which they depend.


Hear about some of the projects that are being done to conserve cranes, right here in Wisconsin, by the International Crane Foundation.


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Gwen White


Keynote Speaker - Lunch on Saturday

Gwen A. White from Columbia, North Carolina, USA, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association's 100th International Convention held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, June 30 through July 4, 2017.

Director White is a motivational speaker and non-profit manager.

A member of the First Flight Lions Club since 1994, she has held many offices within the association, including club president, district governor and multiple district Centennial coordinator.

In recognition of her service to the association, Director White has received numerous awards, including a Senior Builder Key Award, an Extension Award, a Master Key Award, a Membership Key Award, an International President's Award and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. She is also a Melvin Jones Fellow.

In addition to her Lions activities, Director White has been active in numerous professional and community organizations, including the Outer banks Woman's Club, Dare Community Crime Line, NC General Federation of Women's Club and the Albemarle Church of Christ.

Director White's husband, Rhett, is also a Lion and a Melvin Jones Fellow.


Machaela Exner

Wisconsin Lions Camp Attendee

Featured Speaker - Saturday morning

Machaela Exner is 17 yrs old and has several medals for her powerlifting events. Machaela resides in Necedah, WI with her father and 2 siblings. She will attend several lifting meets this next year and has travelled far as a powerlifter - even to Johannesburg South Africa. 


She has attended Wisconsin Lions Camp and plans to be a counselor one day at camp.  Her future plans include becoming a physical therapist.