98th Annual Convention August 17-19, 2018
Sheraton Imperial 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, NC 27703


Leah Moretz, District Secretary

800-739-1827 ext. 0


Friday, August 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT
Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM EDT

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Sheraton Imperial
4700 Emperor Boulevard                                           Durham, NC 27703

Driving Directions 



This is a tentative schedule.  Subject to change.

Friday August 17, 2018

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    Membership Chair Training

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 2017-18 and 2018-19 Lt. Governors

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm      Past Governors Council Meeting

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

5:30 pm                      Past Governors Dinner

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.  (Updated)                              

Saturday August 18, 2018

6:00 am - 8:00 am      Breakfast Buffet for 2 included at Season's Restaurant for 

                                   reigstered Sheraton Imperial Guests

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

Each club is entitled up to three delegates for the House of Delegates and for the Friday night caucuses.  However, the delegate form must be completed and returned to the District Office.

        (Click to download delegate form)

A club, by majority vote of its active members, may propose bylaw amendments to be considered at any convention of the district, provided they are submitted to the District Secretary not less than sixty (60) days prior to the date of the convention. The deadline for amendments to the District Bylaws is June 18.


(Click to download amendments)

Governor 2018 - Greg McDonald

Candidates for Governor Elect:

Barbara Day

Jon Hethcox

Immed. after HOD      Idea Fair

10:30 am - 12:15 pm  Forums

10:30 am - 11:20 am  PLGC Meeting

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm   Luncheon with Speaker Kiwanis Exec Director Soderstrom

Afternoon                   Free time / Meetings / Possible Tours

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

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

                                  Entertainment by Cirque Du Vol

Sunday August 19, 2018

6:00 am - 9:00 am    Breakfast Buffet for 2 included for registered hotel guests

9:00 am                      Memorial Service 

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

10:30 am                    2018-19 Kiwanis District Board Meeting

Registration Fees:

This 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 or Non-Kiwanian guests of registrants are $49.99 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 July 27.  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.


Does your club have members wanting to come only on Saturday?  If your club registers 2 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.



Refunds (minus a $20 processing fee) will be made for any registration cancelled in writing to the address below  postmarked by July 27, 2018.  Any cancellations after July 27 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.



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

Hotel Reservations - $129 per night!

This hotel is one of the most sought-out hotels in the area, going for $250 - $400 per night on a normal basis.

Hotel reservations should be made directly with the hotel ASAP, but the absolute deadline for our guaranteed special rate is July 27, 2018 as long as rooms are available.

Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, NC 27703

Call 919-941-5050

To insure special discount rate fo $129 + taxes ask for the Kiwanis room block.

Or reserve your room online here.

Information & Forms

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TOURS (coming soon)

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