“CONVENTION REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN”
The annual District Convention is just around the corner and we are excited for many reasons!
While staying careful to stay healthy, we are now opening up registration for our Annual District Convention. Our convention is the place where we all come together to celebrate our successes and recharge our passion. Kiwanians from all over the District, from the Florida Panhandle down to the Cayman Islands, log in countless volunteer hours doing worthy projects to improve communities and the lives of children worldwide and our convention are our time to share all of those shining moments.
Come learn, laugh, fellowship, share some memories, and make some new ones at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida August 5-8, 2021.
A preliminary schedule is coming soon.
Hotel Reservations at the Diplomat Beach Resort
Make your reservations at the Diplomat Beach Resort early! There is nothing like staying at the convention hotel to get you right in the middle of the action but you will need to get your room while there is still space available. We expect to sell out!
The Resort Fee is included in your room rate of $129. The complimentary resort fee amenities include:
- 10% off the Resort Spa
- Wifi access for 5 devices
- Local and 800 phone calls
- 1 hour rental of non-motorized watersports
- 4 beach lounges per day
- 1 fitness class per day
Complimentary self-parking is also included for guests of the hotel on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (through checkout on Sunday). The reduced rate for valet parking is $25 (exclusive of tax and gratuity). Non-guests will be charged $10 per day for self-parking.
The cut-off for making reservations is July 10, 2021
KIWANIS HEALTH PROTOCOLS
Kiwanis International and the Florida District of Kiwanis have adopted the meeting guideline of the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We intend to meet or exceed every rule for the pre-meeting testing and preparation, follow guidelines for suggested spacing and social distancing.
Program Book Advertising
Program Book Advertisement Deadline is July 10th
Place an ad in the program book about your club’s signature project, thank your lieutenant governor, or recognize that special member of Kiwanis who is the glue that holds Kiwanis together for you.
Not feeling creative? Just let us know what you want the ad to say and we will be happy to design the ad for you!
Proposed Amendment to the Florida District Bylaws
The following amendment proposal will be voted on by the delegates present in the House of Delegates at the convention:
Amendment: In October 2019, the Kiwanis International Board voted to eliminate the new member add fee and charter member fee, replacing both with prorated dues for new members effective October 1, 2021.
All-District in North America whose dues billing and collection are handled by Kiwanis International must adopt this change.
Additionally, Districts must use the same percentage schedule used by K.I.
This becomes effective October 1, 2021.
Now is the time to elect your certified club delegates. Each club may be represented by three (3) delegates. These delegates represent the voice of your club during the business session on Saturday. Each of the three certified delegates will receive a $20 credit towards their registration fee.
All officers and Lt. Governors-Designate of this district and any Past Lieutenant Governor of any Kiwanis District who are active members of a Kiwanis Club of the Florida District shall be delegates-at-large to all Florida District conventions. Delegates-at-large are not eligible for $20 credit unless they are one of the three elected certified delegates.