J. Scott Johnson on hotel/rooming::  252-774-0505

Leah Moretz on conference schedule: 800-739-1827


Friday February 9, 2018
Sunday February 11, 2018

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University Hilton 
8629 JM Keynes Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28262

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MidYear Conference 2018 February 9-11, 2018                 University Hilton, Charlotte, NC

All Kiwanians in the Carolinas District and their guests are invited to our MidYear Conference! Many different opportunities will be available to everyone to help make our clubs stronger in order to have a higher positive impact on each of our communities.

The district works hard to make all events accessible to our members and recognizes that sometimes our bigger events can be cost prohibitive to some.  Therefore, we are offering a special SATURDAY DAY PASS.  With this pass, your club can bring members for only $75 and experience everything on Saturday through 5 pm (excluding Breakfast Buffet tickets and the Charlotte Motor Speedway Tour, for which tickets are sold separately).  After just two (2) of your club members register at the full conference rate, your club becomes eligible for this special DAY PASS offer.  Your club's President and Secretary will be emailed special instructions to register members for the Saturday Day Pass once the two full registrations have been made.

New this year: we are offering quite a few educational forums catered toward our Service Leadership Program Kiwanis Advisors and our Key Note Speaker, J. Scott Johnson, the Key Club District Administrator, will be speaking on the importance of our Service Leadership Programs.


Friday February 9

1:00 – 5:00 pm                  Club Leadership Orientation 
                                          Free, but separate registration required. Register now!  Deadline Jan 30.

1:00 – 3:30 pm                  Carolinas District Board Meeting

Afternoon                          Carolinas District Kiwanis Foundation Board Meeting  

3:00 – 7:00 pm                  On-Site Registration open

3:30 - 5:00 pm                   Past Governors Meeting

 4:00 – 5:00 pm                  Lt. Gov Meeting w/ Governor Mary Jo

6:00 pm                             Displays open

Evening                             Dinner on your own

7:30 pm                             Opening Session featuring our Service Leadership Programs
(Small dessert items will be served.)

Saturday February 10

Morning                               Breakfast Buffet tickets available for $16 each

7:45 am – 10:00 am            On-Site Registration open

8:00 – 8:30 am                    Division Caucuses

8:30 – 9:00 am                    Regional Caucuses

9:15 – 9:45 am                    Idea Fair

10:00 – 10:50 am                Concurrent Forums 1 

11:05 – 11:50 am                Concurrent Forums 2

12:00 pm                             Saturday Luncheon w/ Speaker J. Scott Johnson

2:30 – 4:45 pm                    Afternoon Meetings  /    Free Time  / Forums

2:30 pm                              First Dude Dan's Service Project

2:30 - 4:30 pm                    SLP Advisors Meeting

2:30  pm                             Past Lt. Governors Council Meeting

7:30 – 10:00 pm                Saturday Night Banquet – Business Dress / Wear your Kiwanis medallions
(Banquet tickets available for guests not attending conference at $55 each)

Sunday February 11

Morning                                 Breakfast Buffet tickets available for $16 each

9:00 am                                Devotional Service

Hotel Info   

(Hotel reservations are separate from conference registration.)

We’re back at the popular University Hilton in Charlotte.

The Kiwanis rate is $109/night plus taxes.

Hotel Reservations should be made directly with the hotel AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Call 704-547-7444

AND identify yourself by group KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL and group code KIWANI to insure our special distounted rate.   

Don't wait! Our special rate deadline ends January 19 and is subject to selling out.

 Or reserve your room online here.

Conference Registration Fee

The conference's registration fee includes all conference materials, program, conference presenters and or/entertainment, use of Hilton's conference faciliies, Friday night opening session/social with dessert, Saturday luncheon and Saturday night banquet.

Breakfast is offered for each morning of the conference for $16 each, inclusive of tax and gratuity. This is a great savings off of menu prices.  The buffet is extensive, and a great value!

**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 after JANUARY 30th until we have reached the maximum # we can accommodate.  Please do not mail registrations after JANUARY 30th.


Refunds will be made for any registration cancelled in writing to:

Conference Refund
Carolinas District Kiwanis
2008 Pinecrest Dr.
Greenville, SC 27858

Refund requests must be mailed, and postmarked by January 19, 2018 with an administrative fee of $20 being witheld.

Any cancellations after January 19, 2018, will result in no refunds of the registration fee; in the event of a last minute emergency, substitutions will be accommodated. 

You are responsible for cancelling or modifying your own hotel reservations.



Awards for the 2016-2017 year will be announced, including:

Anna Mae Smith Award  *  Distinguished Lt. Governors  *  Interclub Award            Newsletter Award  *Herb Hennig Award  *  Growth Awards and Check presentations

Charlotte Motor Speedway Tour:

A special two-hour group tour of the Charlotte Motor Speedway will be offered Saturday afternoon at 3:30 pm to those that reserve their spot.  The group will meet together and carpool over the the Speedway.  No buses will be taken.

The tour is only $20 per person and is limited to our first 40 paid!

Our group will visit the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage area and take a ride through two infield race tracks. After making our way down Pit Road, there will be time to stop in Winner’s Circle for a photo opportunity. Learn the history of Charlotte Motor Speedway while enjoying a comfortable van ride around the Superspeedway where you will feel the full-tilt force of the 24-degree banking. Plus, visit zMAX Dragway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte on this exciting tour!  The group will also get to walk through the press box, to visit one of their 51 front stretch suites to experience a breathtaking view of Charlotte Motor Speedway and then get a sneak peek inside their Performance Racing Network (PRN) studios. Cruise down pit road, tour the Media Center and take a walk down memory lane as you view timeless photos of CMS history.


Special emphasis will be placed on our service leadershp programs at our conference as well as ways to energize your club!  Topics include:

Saturday morning concurrent forums  10:00 - 10:50 am and 11:00 to 11:50 am

Energizing Your Club Track

  • Rebuilding Your Club
  • Building Club Excellence
  • Conducting a Community Analysis for your club
  • Recruiting Kiwanis Members by highlighting your Service Leadership Programs
  • Public Relations and Branding Your Club

Service Track

  • Young Children: Priority One
  • Signature Projects

Kiwanis Advisors Track

  • Ethics & Working with Youth
  • Collaborating with your Kiwanis Clubs

Saturday afternoon forums: 2:30 - 3:20 pm and 3:30 - 4:20 pm

Energizing Your Club Track

  • Building Club Excellence
  • Rebuilding Your club
  • Conducting a Community Analysis
  • Public Relations and Branding Your Club
  • High Impact: Having the energy, courage, confidence, clarity and influence to be productive in your club and community

Service Track: Come complete a hands-on service project with First-Dude Dan Brubaker

Kiwanis Advisors Meeting:  Network with other SLP Advisors, Meet the District Administrators and Learn more about Youth Protection