From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


3/8/2013 4:29:25 PM
Tj Schmidt--HSLDA
New York: Come to the LEAH Downstate Conference on Long Island March 16!

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

New York: Come to the LEAH Downstate
Conference on Long Island March 16!

Dear Members and Friends;

The 11th Annual New York Loving Education at Home (LEAH) Downstate
Homeschool Convention is just around the corner! The all-day
convention with special guest speakers Dr. Bruce and Mary Ann Eagleson
and the curriculum vendor hall is on March 16.

The convention is from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church
of Patchogue. A full lunch is included. For more information about
the convention schedule go to:

HSLDA Staff Attorney Tj Schmidt will also be speaking about the State
of Homeschooling in New York. He will cover some recent situations
HSLDA has dealt with across the state as well as some of the
legislation we are currently tracking. Tj will also offer tips and
suggestions on what do if you are contacted by child protective
services (CPS) or local school officials; some do's and don'ts when at
home or out during the day. There should be time for questions after
his presentation.

There is still time to pre-register for the Downstate Convention. Go
to to register today. Online
registration will close at midnight on Wednesday, March 13. After that
you will have to register at the door.

Remember, if you register for the March 16 Convention you will also be
able to attend the June 8 Downstate Convention, which will feature
local homeschool workshops, used curriculum and Christian college
vendor hall!

If you have never been to the LEAH Downstate Convention, you don't
want to miss your opportunity to spend a day focused on your family
and your home education program. This all-day convention will
encourage you, challenge you, and provide plenty of shopping with
various vendors for your homeschool curriculum needs.

The keynote speakers this year are Dr. Bruce and Mary Ann Eagleson.
The Eaglesons will speak on Does God Want You to Homeschool-Catching
the Vision in the morning and then over lunch the men and women will
split up. Mary Ann will lead the Ladies' Luncheon with an encouraging
and uplifting message while the men will hear a panel of homeschool
fathers focusing on Men Mentoring Adolescents (MMA).

We believe it is vitally important that the homeschool community in
New York remain strong and vibrant to ensure that homeschool freedoms
are protected and enlarged. Without the leadership and support of a
statewide homeschool support network like LEAH, the fight for
homeschool freedom in New York could become stagnant or even see a
full-scale attack on our right to teach our children at home.

Your attendance at the 11th Annual LEAH Downstate Convention will
refresh you and your family in your homeschooling endeavors while also
supporting LEAH in their service to the homeschool community. Please
plan now to come to the First Baptist Church of Patchogue on 482 North
Ocean Avenue on March 16!

> To find more information the 11th Annual LEAH Downstate Convention
go to: .

> To preregister for the Convention go to: .

When you come to the LEAH Convention be sure and stop by the Home
School Legal Defense Association table and say "Hi." As a bonus at the
LEAH conference we have two special offers for members:

> If you join or renew your membership at the conference for one year,
you'll receive $10 off your membership (at the conference only).

> If you join or renew at the conference for two years, you will
receive $25 off your membership (at the conference only).

Additionally, if you bring someone to our table who joins at the
conference, we'll give you another $10 coupon for your
recommendation--which you can apply toward membership (at the
conference only) or HSLDA products.

Please note that these offers are only valid at the conference.

If you are not yet an HSLDA member or know someone else who might be
interested in joining, these same offers are available for families
who join at the conference.

We look forward to seeing you at the 11th Annual LEAH Downstate
Convention on March 16!


Thomas J. (Tj) Schmidt
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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