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Jack Curzon

CKIx 2018

59a5ac415a80910001c959a9_logoCKIx18_CHICAGO Logo-2International convention is the biggest event of the CKI year! Traditionally held in mid-June or early July, international convention is a time for members from all over the world to gather and discuss the business of the organization. Members elect the President, Vice President, Trustee-at-Large and all subregion trustees. Members also vote on amendments to the Bylaws of the organization. Of course, it’s not all business. International convention is a time to meet members from around the world and exchange ideas, form lasting friendships and make wonderful memories. 

This year’s convention is being held from July 4-8th in Chicago

Interest Form

We ask that all NYCKI members interested in attending fill out this form so we can help you plan for your trip!

Registration

Registration rates are as follows:
Early Bird Registration: Rate- US$250 (January 2018- May 1, 2018 at 12 pm EDT)
Regular Registration: Rate- US$300 (May 2, 2018-June 1, 2018 at 12 pm EDT)
Please note there will be no on-site registration due to the need for all attendees (including guests) to have a clear background check completed through Kiwanis International prior to CKIx. The cost of the background check is covered in your registration fee.

REGISTER HERE

WHAT DOES YOUR REGISTRATION COVER?

  • Day of Service and Convention
  • Transportation to and from service project sites
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks for Day of Service
  • Meal served at awards ceremony Saturday
  • Background check
  • Souvenirs and conference materials*
To register you will need the following: 1. The email listed in your member profile. If you’re unsure which email is listed in your profile, contact your club secretary. 2. A credit card for payment. You must have a credit card available at the time of registration. You will not be able to complete the registration process without submitting payment via credit card. 3. A clear background check. All attendees must have a clear background check to attend CKIx. If you attended CKIx17, you already have a background check on file with Kiwanis. Background checks are valid for 2 years. If you don’t have a background check or if your background check expires prior to July 10, 2018, you will receive an email after registering prompting you to enter some information. Be sure to check your spam or junk folder.

If you encounter any difficulties during the registration process, please contact Member Services at Kiwanis International via telephone +1-800-549-2647 ext 411 (in the US and Canada) or +1-317-875-8755 ext 411 (outside the US or Canada.) Member Services is available to assist Monday through Friday from 8:45 am – 4:45 pm Eastern.

Hotel

You have a choice of hotels this year for CKIx. Please note the room rate/tax for both hotels is the same. New York Circle K will plan on staying in the Marriott. 

Your choices include:
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile– The official CKIx hotel, where all the events will be held. Room rate US$159 per night plus taxes and fees. 

Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North– Limited rooms available. This hotel is located directly across from the official convention hotel. You will need to walk across the street to the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile for all CKIx events. Room rate US$159 per night plus taxes and fees.

Travel

FLYING TO CHICAGO?
Several airlines fly to and from Chicago area airports each day.

Look out for more info on alternative travel options soon. In the meantime contact OTIC Chair Jack with any questions. 

Schedule

A tentative version of the schedule is available here. If you are interested in arriving early to see more of Chicago, look out for more info on the NYCKI CKIx 2018 tour. 

Contests, Awards, Elections, and Amendments

Please visit circlek.org/ckix for more info. 

Questions? Need assistance?

Contact Onto International Convention Chair Jack Curzon – jack.curzon@nycirclek.org

DCON Journal Ad Order Form

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We are pleased to announce that the 56th Annual NY District Circle K Convention will be held this year at the Desmond Hotel, Albany, New York from March 16-18th, 2018.

Each year the Circle K District Board selects a Convention Honoree in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Circle K program. This year the Board has selected Key Club District Administrator John Goldstein and his wife Hazel as Convention Honorees. They will be honored at the dinner on Saturday Night. This is an honor that they certainly deserve for their support of Circle K. Each year in conjunction with the convention we put together a journal to honor the Convention Honorees, as well as all the Circle K’ers for the outstanding work they do on their College Campus’s and in their communities.

New York Circle K will also be honoring Past Circle K International President & Assistant District Administrator Greg Faulkner with the Glen Fitzpatrick Outstanding Circle K Alumni Award. Greg was a Circle K member at Fordham University as well as a Past Circle K District Administrator and has always been a strong supporter of Circle K.

We are asking you to please take an ad to both recognize John & Goldstein and Greg as well as showing your support for the Circle K officers and members who are our future Kiwanis members. Please submit March 5th.

NYCKI Projects and Initiative Slides

Our district works with many organizations on many causes, however we have a few projects and initiates we are encouraging clubs to become involved with. To better educate you and your clubs, the service committee has put together three presentations about those projects. 

We encourage you to download the slides and read through to learn more, personalize them, and bring them to your next club meeting to share. You can also invite a local CKI board member to visit and present them for you! 

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District Project
NYCKI’s Abled Friends

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Governor’s Project
Water: The Key to Life

DOWNLOAD

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New York Kiwanis
Foundations

DOWNLOAD

Resources for Recruitment

School is fast approaching, and for clubs around the state that means preparing the return of upperclass students and a rush of new ones, all potential recruits for CKI! Recruiting new members to your club can be a daunting task, but the good news is there is already tons of resources ready for you to use along the way, and many of them can be found right here. 

Downloads

Materials

There is a range of free brochures and booklets available to order for free online, that you can hand out to potential recruits. 

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