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 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.



  • 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.


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.


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. 


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 for more info. 

Questions? Need assistance?

Contact Onto International Convention Chair Jack Curzon –

CKIx 2017

CKIx 2017 LogoThe biggest event of the year, CKIx is the ultimate CKI experience. The 62nd annual Circle K International Convention is taking place from July 5 – 9, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.

At CKIx, you’ll be able to give back to the convention host city by doing service and celebrating the amazing things CKI does with members from across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

We will listen to amazing speakers, elect the 2016-17 Circle K International Board, have fun and make memories and friendships that last a lifetime. You can look forward to entertainment, contests, awards, CKI House of Delegates, and a service fair in addition to the Large Scale Service Project (LSSP).

Registration for this years CKIx has closed.

Check out the official CKIx website at

If you have any questions, please reach out to Onto International Convention Chair Jerry Cimo at

What happened at CKIx16 House of Delegates?


Every year during Circle K International convention at the House of Delegates (HoD), delegates from clubs around the world elect the new International Board and vote on amendments to the Circle K International Bylaws. Here’s a summary of what happened at the CKIx16 HoD, brought to you by the New York District Laws & Regulations Committee.

CKIx16 International Bylaw Amendments

  • Amendment 1 allows for the Board of District Officers to grant permission to charter ”small” institution clubs or re-charter to a Multiple-School Club as long as there are less than 5000 students enrolled.
  • Amendment 2 states that club presidents, in consultation with the faculty and/or Kiwanis Advisor, can appoint committees as long as the club board approves.
  • Amendment 3 defines what makes a Circle K District and dictates the necessary procedures for a district to form.
  • Amendment 4 allows for Circle K clubs to co-exist with one or more Kiwanis International Districts.
  • Amendment 5 clarifies the language of Article 10.
  • Amendment 6 proposed opening the trustee elections regardless of subregions. Trustees would have been assigned a subregion to represent by the International President, International Vice President, and the CKI Director.
  • Amendment 7 states that “Each Circle K club is expected to have representation at each Circle K International convention”.
  • Amendment 8 removes the Large Scale Service Project Committee.
  • Amendment 9 adds CKIx Planning as a Standing Committee, which will focus on planning the Large Scale Service Project.
  • Amendment 10 enforces that the International President and Vice President shall appoint and assign duties to a chairperson.
  • Amendment 11 adjusts the language of club structures to promote gender inclusiveness.
  • Amendment 12 proposed to change the word “mankind” to found in Circle K’s mission statement, vision statement and the Circle K pledge to “humankind”.
  • Amendment 13 opts that instead of electing a bulletin editor, the position may be an appointed committee chair position (non-voting board member) if a district deems appropriate.
  • Amendment 14 allows Circle K members to review the current and proposed annual CKI budget at convention.
  • Amendment 15 would have allowed the International Council to review and approve the proposed CKI & convention annual budget.

Please note that these are only summaries of the amendments that passed and failed. Full details of each amendment will be in the CKI International Bylaws, which are coming soon.