97th Annual Convention August 18-20, 2017
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center                  5055 International Boulevard
North Charleston, South Carolina 29418

Contact:

Leah Moretz, District Secretary

leahcdo@gmail.com
800-739-1827 ext. 0

When

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 12:30 PM EDT
-to-
Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT


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Where

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel 
Charlotte, NC 28262

 
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Convention Registration Fees:

The registration fee includes all conference materials, convention program, use of conference facilities, Friday night opening session with dessert reception, Saturday luncheon, and Saturday night banquet.  (Hotel rooms are NOT included in the registration fee.  See below for info on the hotel.)

Saturday night banquet tickets can be purchased for Non-Kiwanian guests of registrants for $59.99 each.  However, if the guest registers for the entire convention they need not purchase a separate ticket for Saturday night.

* Please do not mail registrations after August 4.  Otherwise, your registrataion wil be processed on-site.

** There is no guarantee that food functions will be available for your attendance if you register on-site; seating and food service will be on a first-registered basis until we have reached the maximum # we can accommodate.

NEW THIS YEAR:  SATURDAY DAY PASSES

Does your club have members that want to come only on Saturday?  If your club registers two for the full convention at the rates listed above, the district will send your club president and secretary notice  (by email) that you're eligible for the Saturday Day Pass.  The cost is $75 per registrant and covers Saturday Kiwanis Events through 5:00 pm.  Lunch is included.

 

REFUND POLICY

Refunds (minus a $20 processing fee) will be made for any registration cancelled in writing to the address below  postmarked by August 4, 2017.  Any cancellations after August 4 will result in no refunds of the registration fee; in the event of an emergency, you may find someone to take your place, but the refund policy still applies. Substitutions will be accommodated.  You are responsible for canceling your own hotel reservations.

DO NOT CALL THE KIWANIS DISTRICT OFFICE WITH CANCELLATIONS.

Send REGISTRATION CANCELLATIONS to:

J. Scott Johnson, District Convention Coordinator
2008 Pinecrest Dr.
Greenville, NC 27858
Questions?  Call Scott at 252-774-0505.



Hotel Reservations

There will be an eclipse of the sun the day after our District Convention in Charleston on Monday, August 21. Charleston is in what is called the "path of totality" for this eclipse, meaning the sun will "go dark" completely for one minute and 33 seconds. (Learn more here.) Because of this eclipse, you'd better believe that Charleston is promoting itself as a place to visit that weekend and on Monday, August 21.  (Click here for info.)

Reserve your hotel room sooner rather than later for our convention!  Deadline is July 30, 2017 but most likely it's going to sell out before then.

Click here to reserve your room online.

Or you can call 1-800-EMBASSY and use our group code: CDK.

 

WE HAVE A LIMITED SUPPLY OF ROOMS AVAILABLE AT THESE RATES AND ANTICIPATE HIGHER ATTENDANCE THAN IN THE PAST.

Schedule-at-a-glance

This is a tentative schedule.  Subject to change.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

5:30 pm - 10:00 pm      Past Governors' Social & Dinner    

Friday August 18, 2017

8:30 am - 9:15 am       Past Governors' Breakfast

9:30 am - 11:15 am     Past Governors' Meeting

11:30 am - 1:00 pm     Appreciation Luncheon (by invitation only)

12:30 pm - 5:00 pm    Club Leadership Orientation (Separate $25 Reg Required)

12:30 pm - 5:00 pm    Club Coaching Session (Separate $25 Reg Required)

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm      Kiwanis District Board Meeting

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm     Carolinas District Kiwanis Foundation Board Meeting

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm      Meeting for 2016-17 and 2017-18 Lt. Governors

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm      Dinner on your own

7:30 pm - 8:45 pm      Opening Session

8:50 pm - 9:20 pm      Division Caucuses: Lt. Gov / Lt. Gov-Elect Elections

9:25 pm - 9:55 pm      Regional Caucuses: Trustee Elections (where vacant)

See who is running for an officer position.                                  

Saturday August 19, 2017

6:00 am - 8:00 am      Breakfast on your own

8:15 am - 10:15 am    House of Delegates 

        (Click to download delegate form)

        (Click to download amendments)

Immed. after HOD      Idea Fair

10:30 am - 12:15 pm  Forums

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm   Luncheon

Afternoon                   Free time / Meetings / Optional Charleston Tours

(For those interested, an astronomer will be on-site with high-end equipment for us to see the sun's activity magnified.)

2:45 pm                     Past Lt. Governors Council Meeting

2:45 pm                     Key Leader Demo

2:45 pm                     Club Openers Meeting

2:45 pm                     Boys and Girls Homes Walk Logistics

3:30 pm                     Lt. Govs-Elect Designate meet with Governor-Elect Designate

7:30 pm                     Saturday Night Banquest with officer retirement/installation

Sunday August 20, 2017

6:00 am - 9:00 am      Breakfast on your own

7:00 am                      Boys and Girls Homes Walk

9:30 am                      Memorial Service 

(We will display pictures of our dearly departed Kiwanians at this service.  Please email pictures to carolinasdistrictkiwanis@gmail.com)

10:45 am                    2017-18 Kiwanis District Board Meeting

Recognition at District Convention

The District is excited to offer a recognition program for the convention.  Show your club pride, honor an outstanding Kiwanis advisor, thank your Kiwanis Club, toast your club's members or commend your favorite board member in front of the entire convention through digital recognition advertisements displayed between general sessions for all convention attendees and guests to see.  Each recognition advertisement is $25.

What you will receive:

Recognition advertisement shown at least twice throughout the convention weekend on the main stage presentation screens.

Don't miss this chance to honor those you care about most!

Information & Forms

Click the topic below to get in depth info on each.

AMENDMENTS

CANDIDATES

CLUB COACHING EVENT REGISTRATION* ($25)

CLUB LEADERSHIP ORIENTATION (CLO) REGISTRATION* ($25)

DELEGATE FORM

ENTERTAINMENT  - THE PLANTATION SINGERS

FORUMS

RECOGNITION FORM

TOURS - MORE INFO COMING SOON.

*These events are separate from the convention, require separate registration and have their own registration fee.