LMOA - March 2018 Luncheon

March 5, 2018

The Lakeland Medical Office Association (LMOA) invites you to attend our March luncheon and meeting.


PROGRAM:  The Reality of Human Trafficking in Michigan


Sex trafficking does not happen only in big cities. It is an evil that lurks throughout this country and around the world. It’s time to expose the darkness.  Come hear a personal story of survival, from Melinda, a human trafficking survivor.


Melinda's first memories in life were of being abused. This was a constant in her life through her whole childhood and young adulthood as she was constantly raped and sold to others for their sexual needs. She had nobody … but hope in dark situations is found throughout her story.


Join us for lunch and this very informative, somber, yet real presentation about Human Trafficking.
At this presentation, you’ll learn about:


  • Human Trafficking Definition and Examples
  • Statistics for Michigan and Berrien County
  • Warning Signs
  • Medical Symptoms & Physical Concerns
  • How to Care for Victims from a Survivor’s Perspective
  • SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force and other Resources
  • What You Can Do to Help


PRESENTERS:   Melinda Hughes, Human Trafficking Survivor & Advocate
                           Cathy Knauf, Founder SW Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force            

DATE:              Wednesday, March 21, 2018


TIME:               11:45 am – 2:15 pm (Lunch served at 11:45, program begins at 12:15, ends at 2:15) 


LOCATION:      Hilton Garden Inn, 1300 Cinema Way, Benton Harbor, MI


COST:               LMOA Members - $15.00 per person; non-members and late registrants are $30 per person (any rsvp received after noon on 3/16/18 is late)

PAYMENT:       Payment can be made at the door via a check made payable to Lakeland Medical Office Association, or with cash (exact change please), or you can mail your check to LMOA, PO Box 144, Stevensville, MI  49127.


*RSVPs are required to attend to ensure adequate seating and lunch.  We must have your RSVP by noon on Friday, March 16, 2018.  Click on the link below to register & submit your RSVP.    


We hope to see you there!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LMOA_Registration


If you have any questions or if you have any difficulty with the link, please contact Monica Roney at 927.5207 or mroney@lakelandhealth.org.


LMOA is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality education to southwestern Michigan's healthcare community.