KIWANIS DISTRICT CONVENTION 2024

The 2024 Florida Kiwanis District Convention will be held in Buena Vista, FL from Thursday, August 15, 2024 through Sunday, August 18, 2024.

This page has been created for you to answer any questions and make your convention the best it can be for you! If you have additional questions about the convention itself, contact the Conventions Chair: Donna Parton at 954-610-7172 or by email

There are essential resources, forms, and dates you need to be aware of.


Best Value Registration is $295 per person and includes the Friday and Saturday luncheons, Saturday night banquet and the Sunday breakfast buffet. You may add additional a la carte meals for a guest to this package.

Registration Only is $150. It does not include any meals, but you may add a la carte meals if you choose this option.

There is not an option to choose a la carte meals only without selecting one of the two registration options.

If you have any questions about registration or need assistance with your registration, please call Cleve Tinsley at (352) 789-1667, Deb Tinsley at (352) 789-2144 or email them using the link below


HILTON ORLANDO LAKE BUENA VISTA AT DISNEY SPRINGS®

The deadline to make hotel reservations with our discounted rate is July 23, 2024, subject to room availability in our block

If you already have reservations and need to modify them, you may do so online by clicking the link above and selecting “Manage Existing Reservation”. Please have your acknowledgement or hotel confirmation number handy.

Scroll down for more information about the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

An official Walt Disney World® Hotel across from Disney Springs®


CERTIFIED CLUB DELEGATES

If your club paid the District Convention Assessment Fee their Certified Club Delegates are eligible to receive a $20 credit toward their registration fee. To apply for the credit, enter the coupon code DELEGATE when you are completing your registration.

Each club is entitled to three elected delegates and three alternates who may serve if any delegate is absent. Club delegates and alternates must be active members of the clubs they represent. However, the Lieutenant Governor or a past Lieutenant Governor may represent any club in their division not otherwise represented by three delegates. Delegates must be elected by each club before the convention and be certified to the district by the club president and secretary.

Official delegates of a newly organized Kiwanis club shall be granted full privileges at District conventions if the charter has been approved by the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees, even if it has not been formally presented to the club.
All officers and Lt. Governors-Designate of the Florida district and any Past Governors and Past Lieutenant Governors of any Kiwanis district who are active members of a Kiwanis club of the Florida District are delegates-at-large to all conventions
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Alternates and delegates-at-large do not qualify for the $20.00 delegate credit.


DECLARED CANDIDATES TO DATE

2024-2025 District Governor

Jeremy Riehl – Kiwanis Club of East Orange County

2024-2025 District Governor-Elect

Tommy Mills – Kiwanis Club of Wakulla County

2024-2025 District Vice-Governor Candidate

Suzi Bredbenner – Kiwanis Club of Southshore, Sun City Center

2024-2025 District Vice-Governor Candidate

Linda Martin – Kiwanis Club of Punta Gorda


FIRST TIME CONVENTION ATTENDEES

There will be a casual and informative “First-Timers/Kiwanis 101” workshop held on Friday morning. Tips and tricks to make your first Kiwanis convention a complete success will be provided, and you will have the opportunity to learn about the bigger picture of Kiwanis and meet and mingle with other convention first-timers.


CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

Registration cancellations must be emailed to the District Convention Chair, Donna Parton, and must be received no later than 5:00 PM EST on August 7, 2024. Cancellations will be refunded the amount paid less a $35 processing fee. Refunds will be issued within two (2) weeks of receiving notification.

This cancellation notice applies to attendee registration only and does not apply to your hotel reservation. Hotel reservations must be canceled by you directly through the hotel.

Requests to transfer registration to another Kiwanian must be sent in writing by both parties to District Convention Chair, Donna Parton, before August 7, 2024.

Anyone who has purchased a registration or a la carte meal ticket(s) and does not attend will NOT receive a refund.


HILTON ORLANDO LAKE BUENA VISTA

An Official Walt Disney World® Hotel

Located just steps away from Disney Springs®, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista offers a memorable experience with magical amenities. The property features a Skybridge that provides direct access to Disney Springs® with a continuous shuttle service to the four Disney Theme Parks. Their five on-property dining options and expansive Float Lagoon pool with private poolside cabanas, a kid’s splash pad, and a relaxing lazy river, will make your vacation dreams come true.

Room rates are $129 .00 per night (single/double) plus state and local taxes.

PARKING

RESORT FEE

The resort fee of $35.00 has been waived for the overnight guests in our group but the amenities are still being provided. Currently included, but subject to change, are: high speed internet access in guestrooms, Disney bus transportation (daily to Walt Disney World theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Typhoon Lagon, and Blizzard Beach and nightly to Disney Springs), one 2-oz. daily sun-care product, $5.00 off one attraction ticket, 10% off food & beverage (excludes Citrus 28 and room service), DVDNow rentals, and Float Lagoon access.

CHECK-IN

Upon arrival, an authorization amount equal to the estimated total of your stay, plus $100 per day deposit for incidentals, will result in a “hold” on your credit card. Check-in time is 4:00 PM.


SPECIAL 2024 MEETING/CONVENTION THEME PARK TICKETS


FLORIDA KIWANIS FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT


CARING CORNER

One of the most talked about events at each DCON is the CARING CORNER, where we come together to raise money to provide funding for grants and educational support for our Service Leadership Programs (SLPs). There will be opportunities throughout the convention to purchase raffle tickets for baskets donated by divisions and clubs, and to participate in silent and live auctions for items donated by members and businesses. Be on the lookout for more information on how you can help make a positive impact on the future of our SLPs through this project. 



QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONVENTION?

Contact District Convention Chair: Donna Parton / Cell: 954-610-7172


PHOTO WAIVER

For the right to enter the event, and for other consideration, the attendee hereby irrevocably permits, authorizes and licenses to the Florida District of Kiwanis to display, publicly perform, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, reproduce, alter, exploit, license, otherwise use and permit others to use attendee’s name, image, likeness and appearance, on a perpetual basis throughout the world and in any medium or format whatsoever now existing or hereafter created, including but not limited to, in and on print publications, electronic, magnetic and optical media, audio and audiovisual works, display, point-of-sale and other advertising and promotional materials, press releases, the internet, and in any other mediums for promotional purposes and any purpose, without further consent or royalty, payment or other compensation to the attendee, and without any further consents or consideration.

BYLAW AMENDMENTS

A club, by majority of its active members, may propose bylaw amendments to be considered at any convention of the district, provided they are submitted to the Executive Director not less than sixty (60) days prior to the date of the convention and they are in conformity with the Kiwanis International Bylaws and the Standard Form for District Bylaws. Bylaw amendments may also be proposed by the District Board. No later than thirty (30) days prior to the district convention, the Executive Director shall make available to each club in the district a copy of all proposed bylaw amendments. Amendments to the bylaws may be adopted by two-thirds (3/4) of the valid votes cast by the delegates and delegates-at-large present and voting.

RESOLUTIONS

A club, by majority of its active members, may propose resolutions amendments to be considered at any convention of the district, provided they are submitted to the Executive Director not less than sixty (60) days prior to the date of the convention. Resolutions may also be proposed by the District Board. All proposed resolutions shall be referred to the Committee on Resolutions for its consideration and recommendation to the District Board. The Committee may modify, combine, edit, or not accept any club proposals. The District Board shall have final authority on resolutions to be considered at the convention. No later than thirty (30) days prior to the district convention, the Executive Director shall make available to each club in the district a copy of all proposed resolutions other than those of memoriam and appreciation. Resolutions may be adopted by a majority of the valid votes cast by the delegates and delegates-at-large present and voting except those recommended by the Board less than sixty (60) days in advance which shall require two-thirds (2/3) vote to adopt.

PRIVACY NOTICE

For the right to enter the event, and for other consideration, the attendee hereby irrevocably permits, authorizes, and licenses to the Florida District of Kiwanis to display, publicly perform, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, reproduce, alter, license, otherwise use attendee’s name, image, likeness and appearance, on a perpetual basis in any medium or format whatsoever now existing or hereafter created, including but not limited to, in and on print publications, electronic, magnetic and optical media, audio and audiovisual works, display, point-of-sale, and other advertising and promotional materials, press releases, the internet, and in any other mediums for promotional purposes and any purpose, without further consent or royalty, payment or other compensation to the attendee, and without any further consents or consideration.

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