Registration for the 99th New York District Convention is now open.
The convention will take place from Aug. 17-21 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Buffalo.
Convention and hotel registration are separate. Note: The hotel registration procedure has been updated, and the deadline changed. The deadline for hotel registration is now Aug. 3, and reservations must be made by phone. See the District Convention page for more information.
A preliminary Forum list and information on the candidates for election are now available as well.
Thanks from the CandidateThank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support of our campaign. I am deeply grateful to you for the many ways in which you have contributed to our success, whether by serving as part of our inner campaign circle (you know who you are), voting as a delegate, attending the convention, serving as a divisional coordinator, encouraging others to vote for me, or by making a campaign donation.
I will honor the confidence you have placed in me by serving you to the very best of my ability the next three years as your Kiwanis International Trustee.
Delegates to the Kiwanis International Convention elected Peter Mancuso to the International Board of Trustees June 24 at the convention in Toronto.
Mancuso, past distinguished New York governor, will begin a three-year term on the board on Oct. 1.
Mancuso was elected along with M.A. "Fred" Dietze of the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District and Bert West of the Rocky Mountain District.
In other elections, Florencio C. "Poly" Lat of the Philippine Luzon District defeated three other candidates to be elected Kiwanis International vice president for the coming year. He will be Kiwanis International president in 2018-19.
Jane Erickson of the Nebraska-Iowa District was elected president for 2016-17 in an uncontested election. James M. Rochford of the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District was elected president-elect, also uncontested. He will serve as president in 2017-18.
The New York District has another new club.
The Kiwanis Club of Verrazano was organized on June 23 with 29 members.
Credit for the new club goes to Steve Argentine from the Metropolitan Division, assisted by district Formula Chair and Distinguished Past Gov. Joe Aiello. Congratulations also go to Lt. Gov. Don Pagano. The Kiwanis Club of Richmond County is the sponsoring club.
The charter president is Michele Tosic, and the charter secretary is Michelle Crupi. The club will be meeting at The Statten at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays. The Charter Night is scheduled for Sept. 23.
The District Foundation has announced the winners of the 2016 scholarships. The scholarships are for $1,000 each.
The winners are:
- Colleen Augello of Camillus, recommended by the Solvay-Geddes-Camillus club. She is a student at Colgate University.
- Leonard Pietrafesa of Port Chester was nominated by the Port Chester-Rye Brook club. He is a student at the University of Buffalo.
- Madelyn H. Smith of Syracuse, also nominated by the Solvay-Geddes-Camillus club. She is attending St. John Fisher College.
- Jessica Norrs of Old Forge, nominated by the Central Adirondacks club. She is attending Mohawk Valley Community College.
Foundation Board Member Ed Sexton and Former First Lady Marlene Herring chaired the scholarship program this year.
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July ESK Available
The July edition of the Empire State Kiwanian is in the mail and available here on the web site.
It includes coverage of the Kiwanis International Convention in Toronto and other events around the district.