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Reflect upon your own personal growth and join New York District Circle K'ers in the final District Convention of the service year! In a weekend dedicated to the tenet of leadership, you will be exposed to multiple opportunities to discover for yourself what it means to take initiative and be a leader. These opportunities encompass attending a huge span of workshops, networking with Kiwanians, participating in District elections, and engaging in fellowship activities (e.g Club Lip Sync Battle). Afterwards, we'll end the day with delicious food, team games, and a spectacular dance floor in celebration of our accomplishments!

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020

Event Date: March 6th-8th, 2020 (Friday 4 PM to Sunday 12 PM)

To register, fill out this registration form. This payment below will ONLY cover the registration cost. Instructions on how to pay for housing are in the registration form.

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District Convention 2020




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Checks must be made out to "New York District Circle K Alumni Association Inc." They should be postmarked by Friday, February 21, 2020. Please print out the Registration Confirmation email that you will receive after submitting this registration form. and mail it with the check or money order to the following address:


Rich Hall
Assistant District Administrator
65 Shore Road
Glen Cove, NY 11542


*** If your club is sending in one payment for all of your club attendees, please print one Registration Confirmation email and include a list of all the attendees being paid for.

Contact Amna Bajwa (amna.bajwa@nycirclek.org) if you are experiencing any issues with your payment. Refunds are only available BEFORE the registration deadline.

In recognition of all of your hard work and dedication to service during the year, Circle K offers many awards and scholarships! We encourage everyone to apply for these amazing opportunities.

Please note that you must be a dues-paying member of your Circle K club in order to be eligible. 

DCON Awards Application

The DCON Awards provide an opportunity for you to be recognized for all the hard work that you do as a club member/officer, to be recognized as a whole club, and even nominate other Circle K'ers for an award!

Whether you’re a small club waiting to be recognized for your growth, a big club wanting to showcase your amazing events, or a club member/officer wanting to share your accomplishments, we have an award specifically to showcase your dedication and hard work. All you have to do is apply! Each of you has given something very valuable to this organization, so we hope you give us the opportunity to recognize you for everything you do. 

If you are interested, please review the DCON 2020 Awards Guide for information about the awards and instructions on how to apply. 

Deadline: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

 

Don Forsyth “Circle K” Scholarship ($5,000)

This scholarship was established in honor of Mr. Forsyth, who lived his life with a deep passion for Circle K. The scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance to individual members of Circle K clubs who have demonstrated exceptional community service. The runner-up will receive the Circle K Alumni Association Scholarship​ for $1,000!

 

Applicants will need recommenders to attest to their community service.

If you are interested, click here to begin or continue your application.

Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020

 

DCON Oratorical Contest

The DCON Oratorical Contest is the perfect opportunity for you to demonstrate your public speaking skills in a competition setting. Through this contest, you can speak to the district about the challenges you’ve faced, the growth you’ve experienced, and the friendships you’ve made throughout the service year.  

We highly encourage anyone to apply! No experience is required, and this is meant to be an opportunity for you to develop your skills. If you have a story or an experience you want to share, or even if you simply want to reflect on your service year, this is the contest for you!

If you are interested, click here to sign up for the contest.

Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020

 

Circle K International Scholarships ($500-$1,000)

Kiwanis Children's Fund scholarships are designed to help members of Circle K International achieve their goals, whatever they may be. 

In the link below, there are three scholarships available at the International level!

If you are interested, please review the website for information about the scholarships and instructions on how to apply.

Deadline: Saturday, February 1, 2020

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Visual Coverage Team
Each visual coverage staff member will be assigned teams/events to get photo/video coverage of events. Of course, it is just as important to us that you enjoy the event, so you will not be assigned extraordinarily long photo/video sessions.

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Service Fair
Service Fair at District Convention encourages you, our members, to take on projects and lead the tables. This is a great opportunity for you to try yourself as a leader and also meet a lot of great people along the way.

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Raffle Basket Donations
The funds raised from these baskets will go to help support our district!

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Lip Sync Battle
Every year, we have an annual talent show where you are given the opportunity to flaunt your school spirit in front of the entire district with style and class in hopes to win the one and only Spirit Bear! (And of course, the right to brag to all your counterparts.)

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Workshops Application
Hosting a workshop at DCON is a fantastic opportunity to train and share useful ideas, techniques, tools, mindsets, etc. The active engagement of the workshop facilitator can empower our members to gain confidence in their abilities while developing useful actions that can be implemented onto their clubs.

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Team Leader
Team leaders will be responsible for guiding their team through various fellowship activities and keeping everyone on their team feel included throughout the convention. Team leaders are some of the most important components of DCON because they can make or break the experience for new recruits.

The Desmond Hotel
660 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Chairs of the NY District Conferences and Conventions Committee,


Nicholas Rai and Maggie Cheuk ~


nicholas.rai@nycirclek.org or maggie.cheuk@nycirclek.org ~


Questions about payment can be directed to Amna Bajwa. amna.bajwa@nycirclek.org

At District Convention, attendees have the opportunity to shape the future of our District by electing our new District officers! The positions open for election are District Governor, District Secretary, District Treasurer, and District Editor. They support our Circle K clubs around New York. Candidates will share their speeches and answer your questions during caucus sessions.

 

District Governor

Serves as the executive officer of the New York District. Works with the officers on the District Board to support Circle K clubs with the training, resources, and events that they need to succeed. Facilitates District Board Meetings, maintains connections with the other branches of the Kiwanis Family, and represents the District at the International level.

 

District Secretary

Serves as the direct counterpart to club secretaries, ensuring they are trained and well supported during their terms. Is the official record keeper of the District, maintaining monthly club reports and taking minutes at all District Board meetings.

 

District Treasurer

Serves as the direct counterpart to club treasurers, ensuring they are trained and well supported during their terms. Works closely with treasurers regarding International and District dues and ensures they are fundraising towards their fundraising goal. Treasurers also maintain the District budget.

 

District Editor

Serves as the direct counterpart to club editors, ensuring they are trained and well supported during their terms. Designs various District Newsletters (e.g., NYCKI News, Circling The Empire), manages the District Board’s Google Suite, maintains the District Directory, and collaborates with District Officers on projects (e.g., merchandise, resources).


If you are interested in running for one of the positions, please email District Governor Peony Tse at peony.tse@nycirclek.org and District Administrator John Keegan at johnkeegan190@gmail.com.