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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

Committee Chair Applications are Now Live!

New York District Circle K Committee Chair Applications: 2018-2019

Interested in joining the 2018-2019 District Board? Apply to be a Committee Chair! You will have the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the workings of the entire District.

DEADLINE: April 2, 2018

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS:
Alumni & Kiwanis Family Relations Committee Chair
Are you a master of the K-Family? Want to help bridge the gap between New York District Circle K and other K-Fam branches? This committee will work with New York District K-Kids, Builder’s Club, Key Club, Aktion Club, Kiwanis, and the New York District Circle K Alumni Foundation members to promote unity, drive membership, and plan Kiwanis Family events. This committee will work to help recruit more Key Club alumni into our clubs, encourage graduating CKI members to join Kiwanis Clubs and our Alumni Association, and also help our clubs network with local K-Family branches and hold Kiwanis Family Relations events.

Awards Committee Chair
Help our NYCKI members get recognized for their hard work! This committee will work to organize and create the 2018-2019 district awards process and applications, working closely with the district officers and communicating with clubs once the applications have been rolled out. The committee will also assist the Con Con committee with superlative awards at other district events. Have cool awards ideas? Want to help promote our awards and scholarships? This is the committee for you!

Club Building & Strengthening Committee Chair
Charter new clubs, strengthen our existing clubs, and reactivate inactive clubs by working directly with club officers, LTGs, administrators, and the governor. This committee will be observing and analyzing our clubs in order to determine their strengths and how we can best help them as a district. It will also ensure that club officers are properly trained.

Conferences and Conventions Committee Chair
Love organizing and planning events? This committee will work with a team of members from across our district to host our three annual district events: District Large Scale Service Project, New York Speaking, and District Convention. From picking event themes to working with workshop presenters to getting service opportunities together—the Con Con committee is always fun and exciting, but takes a lot of hard work and preparation!
*Please note that this may be a Co-Chair position. You may apply with another individual to be Co-Chairs. However, you must each submit your own application.*

Marketing Committee Chair
Get our word out, improve our organizational brand, and work to improve our presence throughout New York. This committee will oversee our various social media platforms, help clubs make promotional materials, implement the brand guide, and create and organize marketing plans and promotions for our own district initiatives, events, and more! You will also head the media team in charge of photography and videography at all district events.

Service Initiatives Committee Chair
Promote our New York District service initiatives and work with clubs and LTGs to provide new and exciting service opportunities to our members. The committee will also form and organize campaigns and promotions for our various service partners and preferred charities.

Technology Committee Chair
Work on the design, upkeep, maintenance, and improvement of our district website, nycirclek.org, as well as assist in all other technology related needs. (We currently run our website through WordPress—It’s easy to learn!)

Please be completely honest and forthright with all answers. If you have any questions, please email Executive Chair Peony Tse at Peony.Tse@nycirclek.org

 

Fill out the form here!

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

DOWNLOAD

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Governor’s Project
Water: The Key to Life

DOWNLOAD

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New York Kiwanis
Foundations

DOWNLOAD

Let’s Walk, Let’s Talk

It’s time to sign up for the annual Let’s Talk, Let’s Walk suicide prevention walk, in Long Beach, NY, on September 17th, 2017.  This is a great way to help raise awareness, end the silence and support those in need. Can’t make it to the walk? Either make a donation, or sponsor the walk! Even the smallest contribution can go a long way. 

Learn more by going to the website here: http://liccwalk.crowdsterapp.com/

Or if you’re ready to register, click the button below:

REGISTER HERE

 

We hope to see you there!