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.
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.
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.
Ads should be submitted by March 5.