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Past Gov. Forbes Irvine and Past First Lady Helene Irvine during Saturday's awards presentation.

Gov. Stephen Sirgiovanni during Friday's district board meeting.
Mid-Year Conference Concludes

The 2017 Mid-Year Conference took place Feb. 10-12 at the Villa Roma Conference Center in Callicoon.

It was a weekend of learning and celebration, as honors were announced for the work done during the 2015-16 Kiwanis Year, and those at the conference attended many forums and workshops to give them information to take to their home clubs.

Featured at the event was Kiwanis International President-Elect Jim Rochford. In addition to speaking at the district board meeting on Friday and the banquet Saturday evening, Rochford conducted three forums to overflow crowds. Rochford, who has played a role in opening 150 Kiwanis clubs over the years, provided information on opening new clubs, recruiting and retaining members.

Lists of honored lieutenant governors, distinguished clubs, and many pictures from the weekend's events are available, as is a list of club acheivement award winners.

District Secretary Rich Hall was one of many who participated in Friday's Pajama Party. The event was designed to have fun, but also collect donations of bedding items for Kamp Kiwanis. Hall is with the accumulated donations.

Registration Open for Paris

Registration is now open for the 2017 International Convention, July 13-16, in Paris, France, at the Paris Convention Center.

Registration fees are $330 until April 14, and $385 until May 15. After May 15, registration will be on site only and will cost $440.

While the International Convention is going on, the Kiwanis International European Federation Convention will be taking place as well.

The opening session will be Thursday evening and the business session will be Friday afternoon. Friday, July 14, is Bastille Day, a major holiday in France. Friday morning's schedule is open so that Kiwanians can attend the parade and other Bastille Day activities.

The convention closing is Saturday afternoon.

For more information and links to registration forms, information on the candidates for election and proposed bylaw amendments, see the International Convention page here on the site.

New Members Being Inducted

So far during the 2016-17 Kiwanis year, 338 new members have been inducted by Kiwanis clubs in the New York District.

You can see who they are and what clubs and divisions they have joined.

Unclaimed Funds

The New York State Comptroller's office currently has funds in the name of various Kiwanis organizations which it is waiting to have claimed.

There are 33 Kiwanis organizations listed. The money comes from banks, utility companies, phone companies and others.

You can check to see if your club has funds it can claim. Search for Kiwanis in the Search for Organization area.

   

Key Club Journal Ads Sought

Ads to support the Key Club Leadership Training Conference Journal are now being sought.

The advertising form is available.

The deadline for ads has been extended to March 1.

Circle K Journal Ads Sought

Ads to support the Circle K Convention Journal are now being sought.

A letter from Administrator John Keegan seeking support and a form are available.

Ads should be submitted by March 5.

Milestone Club Anniversaries This Month
ClubOrganization DateYears
Southwest Rochester Feb. 6, 1947 70
Howard Beach Feb. 1, 1962 55
Rockaway Blvd Golden K Feb. 10, 1977 40
Jefferson Breakfast, Watertown Feb. 23, 1982 35
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