The 2016 Mid-Year Conference will take place Feb. 19-21 at the Villa Roma Hotel and Conference Center in Callicoon.
See the Mid-Year Conference page for the hotel and the conference registration forms, information on the annual Mid-Year Basket Raffle and the collection of items for the district's disaster preparedness effort. The tentative schedule for the event and for forums are available as well.
The deadline for hotel registration is Feb. 1; conference fees increase on Feb. 5. Villa Roma has both indoor and outdoor recreational activities for the whole family, and children's rates are available.
Both hotel and convention registration is now open for the 2016 Kiwanis International Convention June 23-26, in Toronto, Canada.
The convention will mark the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis in Canada, and will include a New York candidate for the International Board of Trustees, Distinguished Past Gov. Peter Mancuso.
For more information, go to the International Convention page here on the site. Early registration will show support for Peter's candidacy and save you some money. Registration costs increase $50 on April 15, and $50 more on May 13. Hotel registration also is available online.
Information and a registration form for the district event in Toronto also is available. The reception will take place at the CN Tower. Tickets for the reception must be purchased in advance; none will be available at the door.
The 2016 Circle K Convention will take place March 11-13 at the Radisson Albany (formerly the Holiday Inn) on Wolf Road in Albany.
This year's convention honorees will be Jim and Wendy Prout in recognition of their dedication to Kiwanis and Circle K. Also to be honored at the event is Sean O'Sullivan, who will receive the Glen Fitzpatrick Outstanding Circle K Alumni Award.
Each year Circle K has a journal for it convention, and welcomes ads to recognize the honorees and to support Circle K. You can download a letter about the event and the ad form; the deadline is March 1.
The District Key Club Leadership Training Conference will be March 18-20 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. Clubs and Kiwanians can show their support by taking an ad in the journal for the event.
An ad form is available. The deadline is Feb. 15.
The Charter Night for the new Honeoye Falls-Mendon Kiwanis Club will take place on Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Mendon Golf Club.
The club officially organized on Jan. 20 with 22 members. The club is in the Finger Lakes Division.
The charter president is Michael Slusser, and the Charter Secretary is Loni Titus. The club will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m. at the Pinehurst Senior Living Center in Honeoye Falls, and on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7:45 a.m. at the Pittsford Federal Credit Union in Mendon.
Work on forming the club began last spring. Current Lt. Gov. Jordan Neuringer credited the club's formation to the efforts of Distinguished Past Lt. Gov. Dave Jacobus and Formula Team members Bonnie Jacobus, Linda Roby and Barbara Schor. The sponsoring clubs are Brighton and Farmington-Victor.
Gov. Forbes Irvine will present the new club with its charter at the dinner. Dinner reservations are requested by Feb. 15.
Download the the reservation form for the dinner.
Clubs Marking Centennials
Six clubs in the district will be celebrating their 100th anniversary during 2016. The celebrations begin at the end of April.
More information on the events is available.