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Kiwanis International Convention Program (New Orleans 2012)

  1. 1. 97TH ANNUAL KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION Official program
  2. 2. It’s time to let the good times roll for your next fundraiser!Kiwanis Peanut Day will fill your every need, from helping you plan your fundraiser to helping youincorporate our products into your existing primary or secondary fundraisers.To help make your fundraiser hassle free, payment for our products is due after your fundraiser to helpmaximize your cash-flow. To Request a FREE Fundraising Kit Call: 1-888-768-8386 Kiwanis Peanut Day, Inc.* 900 Jorie Blvd • Oak Brook, IL 60523 ® e-mail: pnutfun@aol.com • www.kiwanispeanutday.com *A non-profit, Kiwanis sponsored fundraising program exclusively for Kiwanis Clubs.
  3. 3. Contents TABLE OF CONTENTSWelcome Kiwanis International president 2 Host committee chairman 3Fast facts 4Standing Rules for the House of Delegates 8Schedule 12SLP events 50Future convention dates 52General sessions programming 53Kiwanis International Board of Trustees 56Kiwanis International Foundation Board of Trustees 58Regional leaders 60Service Leadership Program presidents 60District governors 61Past presidents committee 642009–10 distinguished districts 65Kiwanis International committee chairmen 66Official convention hotels 67Host committee 68Workshop evaluation forms 71Map 85Notes 87
  4. 4. WelcomeMY FELLOW KIWANIANS AND GUESTS,On behalf of the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees, welcome to NewOrleans and the 2012 Kiwanis International Convention! Also, welcome toCircle K International and Aktion Club members who are joining us as wecelebrate our many efforts for children, families and communities aroundthe world.We have a lot of exciting workshops and events planned for you, includingmotivational speakers Sean and Leigh Tuohy, and James Carville and MaryMatalin. And there will be plenty of time to experience the unique soundsand tastes that makes the “Big Easy” a top destination.This year, we’re also celebrating the 25th anniversary of women in Kiwanis.Plan to attend the workshops and other special events throughout theweek where we will be highlighting ourfemale trailblazers.I hope you’ll join us for our Legendsconcert featuring New Orleans nativesand Grammy-award winners BranfordMarsalis and Aaron Neville.Thank you for your serviceto children, families andcommunities aroundthe globe.Alan PennPresident, Kiwanis International Alan & Jeri Penn
  5. 5. WELCOME, Y’ALLWelcome to New Orleans! Now that you’re here, I don’thave to tell you how wonderful this city really is—you’reseeing it for yourself.And that’s just what you should do. Get out and have alook around. See what we have to offer. You’ve heard allabout the food, the architecture, the music. Well, guesswhat: it’s all true.The saying around these parts is, “We’re jazzed you’rehere.” And we are. Truly. So get out there and live it up.It’s New Orleans!  It’s my city. It’s your city. And we’regonna have fun.Joe L. PrattHost committee chairman 3
  6. 6. Fast facts WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NEW THIS YEAR Themes Every day, a theme guides programming, as follows: Wednesday: Club and district foundations Thursday: Children and service to children Friday: Administration and governance Saturday: Women in Kiwanis Tracks Kiwanis International is offering seven tracks for the convention workshops: membership, Service Leadership Programs, leadership education, branded programs and partnerships, online resources, Foundation/The Eliminate Project and communi- cations. Members can choose to attend workshops within the same track or decide to pick and choose among any of the workshops. (See pg. 11 for detailed information on track topics.) Personal convention schedule Members may create their own customized convention schedules online at www.KiwanisOne.org/myschedule. Log in using your KiwanisOne email and password. First-time users will be given an option to register. You may complete your online schedule on site in the registration area. Kiwanis-family events This year, Kiwanis International holds its convention concurrently with these other Kiwanis-family events (see pages 50–51 for schedules): Circle K International Large Scale Service Project, June 24–27 Circle K International convention, June 27–July 1 Aktion Club Training and Leadership Conference, June 27– 30 Circle K International and Key Club alumni event, June 29–30 Your convention, conference or event registration (Kiwanis, CKI, Aktion Club, alumni) allows you access to Kiwanis International workshops and sessions, CKI workshops and sessions, the Aktion Club Training and Leadership Conference and the alumni event. Some meals or functions can only be attended by ticket holders. You also have access to the Kiwanis family exhibit hall. Please allow the members of the organization attending their own events to take their seats first. If space allows, others may be seated. Badges To participate in Kiwanis, CKI and Aktion Club events—including exhibits, forums, workshops and sessions—all attendees must wear a convention name badge. The only exceptions are the ticket-only events where admission is at an additional cost.4
  7. 7. Delegate certification (credentials)All clubs in good standing are entitled to two delegates and two alternates, eachof whom must be certified in advance. The delegate certification desk is located inHall B and is open during registration hours. No delegate may receive credentials torepresent a club that is past due in its financial obligations to Kiwanis International.Twitter convention hashtagMake the most of convention. Search the hashtag #KI2012 and join the conversationon Twitter. For official updates, follow @Kiwanis.Exhibit hallThe exhibit hall is the hub for all convention activities. This year, the space is sharedby Kiwanis, CKI and Aktion Club. You’ll find exhibitors, the Kiwanis Family Store, thebooths for the Kiwanis International Foundation and The Eliminate Project, the CKIservice fair, the Aktion Club service fair, the Kiwanis service fair, the Kiwanis familylounge (aka, Cajun Kids Korner) and more. The exhibit hall is located inside Hall B.(See page 12 for hours.)Service projects in the exhibit hallKiwanians will have the opportunity to participate in service projects in the exhibithall during the course of the convention.Ceiling tiles painting: Come decorate ceiling tiles with animal designs or scenes. Thetiles will be donated to the Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.“Love Knot” blanket project: Join other Kiwanians in the Family Lounge and helpcreate 100 no-sew blankets that will be donated to local charities in New Orleans forchildren in shelters. This service project was started by First Lady Jeri Penn.Guest informationAre you a registered guest at the Kiwanis International convention? Need ideas onwhat to do? As a paid guest, you have full access to all convention workshops andforums, the Kiwanis Family Store, exhibit hall and sessions. Registered Kiwanians andguests can purchase tickets to special events and book an official Kiwanis tour at thetours information desk in Hall B. Ask the registration desk about available tickets.NOTE: Each paid Kiwanian convention attendee also receives a one-day free pass intheir registration packet that allows a friend or family member to enter the exhibithall for one day at no cost. Guests of Kiwanians who do not wish to register forconvention are encouraged to participate in official Kiwanis tours.Family loungeLocated in the exhibit hall, the Kiwanis family lounge (aka, Cajun Kids Korner)is a place for children of all ages, along with their parent or guardian, to sit down,relax, play games and socialize.Information deskStop by the information desk in the lobby with your questions about conventionactivities, area attractions and more. 5
  8. 8. Fast facts The Kiwanis Experience Located inside the exhibit hall, The Kiwanis Experience is the place to find answers to your questions about Kiwanis. Gather information about membership, Service Leadership Programs and more. Registration The registration and service desks are located inside Hall B of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. (See page 12 for hours.) Ribbons Delegate ribbons have been placed in the registration packets for those who preregistered as delegates. Find the ribbons booth inside the exhibit hall to pick up First Timer and other fun ribbons to add to your convention name badge. A small donation to The Eliminate Project is appreciated. The Kiwanis International Foundation also distributes various recognition ribbons—such as George F. Hixson Fellowship, life member or Heritage Society—at its booth in the exhibit hall. Tours and tourism Kiwanis’ travel partner USA Hosts is offering 11 official tours in and around New Orleans exclusively for Kiwanis-family members and their guests. Stop by the tours booth in the registration area for more information. Interpretation Simultaneous interpretation into French will be offered during opening, business and closing sessions. Equipment rental is free. See rental guidelines at the simultaneous equipment rental booth located in the registration area, starting Thursday, June 28 at noon. Scooters and wheelchairs Scooter and wheelchair rentals are available through Scootaround. Please make reservations at 1-888-441-7575. Shuttle service For your convenience, Kiwanis International will provide free shuttle-bus service between official convention hotels and the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Shuttles will operate on a continuous loop between official hotels and the convention center during official functions. Opening reception: Celebrating 25 Years of Women in Kiwanis Visit the exhibit hall inside the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Wednesday, June 27 from 4–6 p.m. for the opening reception celebrating 25 years of women in Kiwanis. Stop by the Women in Kiwanis booth to learn more. Be sure to visit the other booths in the hall, including Service and All That Jazz, an area where club and dis- trict displays showcase service and fundraising projects. Don’t miss Circle K International, Aktion Club and K-Kids displays as well. Light snacks and beverages will be available.6
  9. 9. get your GEAR while you’re HERE COOL NEW ITEMS SHOW Stock up on new Kiwanis merchandise! YOUR Shop at the Kiwanis Family Store in the exhibit hall. PRIDE Already burn through your pocket money? Order online when you get back home.See what’s new atwww.kiwanis.org/store.
  10. 10. Rules STANDING RULES FOR THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES RULE 1 all other delegates who desire to speak The official language of this convention on the topic have spoken. shall be English. Simultaneous interpreta- RULE 8 tions may be made available, as desig- nated in the official program. The maker of a motion shall be entitled to speak first in support of such motion RULE 2 or may immediately yield the floor to Only delegates with official delegate another delegate. badges may present or speak on motions RULE 9 and vote. Microphones shall be designated by RULE 3 number. Speakers for the main motion Only delegates may be seated in the area shall use the odd-numbered micro- designated for delegates. phones, and speakers against the main motion shall use the even-numbered mi- RULE 4 crophones. The chairman will recognize The House of Delegates shall allow microphones in rotating order. Debate on delegates to leave and re-enter; however, each issue will begin at Microphone One individual electronic voting units shall and alternate between those speaking for not leave the House. Delegates leaving and those speaking against a motion. the House early must surrender voting RULE 10 units to an elections committee volunteer at the pass-out door; voting units will A delegate shall not speak for or against a be returned to delegates upon re-entry motion and move to close debate on the to the House. In no case will a delegate same recognition. be allowed to cast a ballot for any votes RULE 11 conducted in his/her absence. An assistant sergeant-at-arms shall be RULE 5 positioned at each microphone to relay Any main motion or amendment shall be to the chair priority motions, such as a written in English, signed by the maker point of order, a point of information, etc. and seconder, and presented to the Any microphone may be used to make executive director or designee before it is priority or secondary motions. moved. RULE 12 RULE 6 Debate on main motions (i.e., any resolu- No delegate may speak in debate more tion or proposed amendment to the than three (3) minutes at a time unless bylaws) shall be limited to 15 minutes, allowed to do so by a majority vote of the at which time the vote shall be taken on delegates. the resolution or amendment, unless the House, by a majority vote, orders debate RULE 7 to be extended. Debate on debatable No delegate may address the assembly a secondary motions from the floor, such as second time on the same question until amendments or motions to refer, shall be limited to five (5) minutes, which shall not8
  11. 11. apply to the 15-minute limit on debate RULE 17on the main motion. Debate may be Candidates for the office of Internationalclosed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote on any trustee shall have a nomination, theimmediately pending motion or series of content of which shall include only:motions at any time. a. he nominator’s name and club; TRULE 13 b. he name of the candidate and the TIf the submitting body wishes to with- office the candidate is seeking.draw a motion after the motion has been Each candidate shall have up to three (3)moved and seconded, the House, by a minutes to personally address the Housemajority vote, may grant permission for of Delegates.withdrawal. RULE 18RULE 14 Candidates whose remarks require inter-If the first session of the House of Del- pretation shall be allowed no more thanegates is a morning session, it shall be twice the normal time limit for the pre-adjourned at or near noon. Subject to the sentation of their remarks and interpreta-discretion of the chairman, no proposed tion combined. Candidates must provideamendment to the bylaws shall be intro- their own interpreters.duced later than 15 minutes before thescheduled adjournment of any morning RULE 19or afternoon session. Any candidate who is unopposed for office may be elected by a voice vote.RULE 15Candidates for the offices of Kiwanis In- RULE 20ternational president and president-elect Any of the above rules may be suspendedmay have one (1) nominating speech not by a two-thirds (2/3) vote.to exceed three (3) minutes and a second-ing speech not to exceed one (1) minute. RULE 21 Robert’s Rules of Order Newly RevisedRULE 16 shall be the parliamentary authority forCandidates for the office of Kiwanis all matters of procedure not specificallyInternational vice president shall have a covered by the bylaws of Kiwanis Interna-nomination not to exceed one (1) minute, tional and these standing rules.and each candidate shall have up to five(5) minutes to personally address the RULE 22House of Delegates. In the event of a The Kiwanis International Board and staffrun-off election, each of the candidates are authorized to make nonsubstantiveinvolved shall return to the stage before corrections that may be necessary as athe second ballot to present remarks not result of adopting bylaw amendmentsto exceed two (2) minutes. that cause unintentional conflicts or inconsistencies in terminology, grammar, numbering, cross-references, etc. 9
  12. 12. VancouverSpectacular by nature. TMGet a view of Vancouver in New Orleans. Visit ourbooth for the 2013 Kiwanis International convention.You can even register for next year’s event!And don’t miss drawings for cool prizes you canredeem in Vancouver.www.KiwanisOne.org/vancouver June 27–30
  13. 13. All about tracks2012 workshop track descriptions Branded Programs and Partnerships FOCUS: Kiwanis programs for the younger age groups and the partners that work with us to make a difference Communications FOCUS: Best practices for photography, social media and marketing; and preparing for our 100th anniversary Foundation/The Eliminate Project FOCUS: Technical and general information for your local foundation as well as the Kiwanis International Foundation. Current efforts related to The Eliminate Project, including fundraising and education Leadership Education FOCUS: General topics with application to both life and Kiwanis embership M FOCUS: The club and the club experience, including unique club types and intentionally planning for success nline O Resources FOCUS: All about online reporting, creating your own website, using the Kiwanis member website and more Service Leadership Programs FOCUS: The programs offered by Kiwanis and trends in schools that impact our clubs and communities 11
  14. 14. Schedule CONVENTION SERVICESSCHEDULE Registration desk LOCATION Hall B HOURS Wednesday 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Thursday 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m.–2 p.m. Delegate certification LOCATION Hall B HOURS Wednesday 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Thursday 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday Closed Kiwanis Family Store LOCATION Inside exhibit hall, Hall B HOURS Wednesday 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Thursday 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m.–2 p.m. Exhibit hall LOCATION Hall B HOURS Wednesday 12–6 p.m. Thursday 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m.–2 p.m. 12
  15. 15. WEDNESDAY Fill out this at-a-glanceat-a-glance program with your work- shop choices. You may tear it out and take it with you!WEDNESDAY, JUNE 279–10 a.m. Sergeant-at-arms meeting2354–6 p.m. Opening reception: Celebrating 25 YearsExhibit hall of Women in Kiwanis Workshops forumsTime: ____________ I’m attending _____________________________________Location: _________ ________________________________________________ Workshops forumsTime: ____________ I’m attending _____________________________________Location: _________ ________________________________________________MY EVENING PLANS:______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 13
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  17. 17. WEDNESDAYWORKSHOPS FORUMS SCHEDULEDistrict growth team trainingThe following four ticketed, free sessions will introduce new resources, best practicesand idea-sharing related to new club building, marketing and public relations and clubcounseling. Expect to walk away with renewed excitement toward supporting new andexisting Kiwanis clubs. Please choose one morning session and one afternoon session.9 a.m.–noon MORNING SESSION A: Best practices for growth207 Presented by Paul Palazzolo, growth committee chairman; Marcela Llinás, area director If you have experience in building successful Kiwanis clubs and/or counseling clubs, come share your best practices and learn ideas from others on how to ignite growth in your area, as well as how to make growth initiatives more effective.9 a.m.–noon MORNING SESSION B: New club building206 Presented by Earl Forbes, area director One of the greatest services Kiwanis members can provide is to help open a new club. New clubs expand Kiwanis service into more com- munities. This session offers basic orientation for opening new clubs with focused training for club builders, club counselors and sponsoring Kiwanis clubs. Learn the seven steps to effectively starting a new club and become familiar with the latest tools and resources available.1–4 p.m. AFTERNOON SESSION A: Club counselor training206 Presented by Rhonda Vrell, area director; Earl Forbes, area director Help Wanted! New clubs looking for a strong start, existing clubs seeking a revitalizing boost—we need you. Come learn about the NEW tools and how to use them to build strong new clubs and strengthen existing ones. Multiply your time of service by helping others give more.1–4 p.m. AFTERNOON SESSION B:207 Marketing and public relations Presented by Stephanie Ursini, area director; Jo Lynn Garing, public relations No matter where you live in the Kiwanis world, marketing and promoting your club has never been so important—or fun, easy and effective. By using new media and new communication tools to raise Kiwanis’ profile in the public eye, your club will have standing room only and your members will have more time for projects that are making a difference in your community and the world. 15
  18. 18. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Lieutenant governor educationSCHEDULE 220–221 Presented by Vicki Frucci, education chairman, Pacific Northwest District; Roy Hedeen, area director; Lanton Lee, area director (free ticketed event) You were chosen. You accepted. We need you. Being a lieutenant governor is an awesome opportunity and responsibility. Attending this session will give you the tools and resources to lead, develop and grow your divisions for a year of excellence. 1–4 p.m. Effective sponsorship: 225–227 What does sponsoring an SLP really mean? Presented by John Shertzer, chief programs officer Thousands of Kiwanis clubs sponsor one or more Service Leadership Program, including K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club, Circle K and Aktion Club. By taking on these endeavors, Kiwanis sponsors have made a commitment to enrich the lives of young people and adults through the vehicle of a service club experience. “Commitment” is the key word. This session will explore what a fully committed and effective sponsor- ing Kiwanis club does, and what going above and beyond really means. Whether you are currently doing the minimum or are fully involved (or do not sponsor at all), this session will provide benchmarks for truly effective SLP sponsorship. 1–5 p.m. Club Leadership Education Choose room Excited about your upcoming year as a club officer? Want to lead 208, 209, 211, your club to greatness? Come and learn how to create an excellent 212 or 213 membership experience and become a stronger, more prominent club in your community. Branded Programs and Partnerships Membership KEY TO Communications Online Resources TRACK Foundation/ The Eliminate Project Service Leadership Programs SYMBOLS Leadership Education 16
  19. 19. WEDNESDAY1–5 p.m. Kiwanis foundations conference SCHEDULE217–218 Presented by Ann Updegraff Spleth, chief operating officer, Kiwanis International Foundation Kiwanis has many generous members who have, over the years, created multiple club and district foundations. The purpose of the Kiwanis foundations conference is to gather as many of us as possible to hear presentations, share information and celebrate the breadth of Kiwanis’ philanthropy across the globe. We can learn from one another and from a panel of experts how to strengthen our work even more. If all Kiwanis foundations “do the right things right,” operationally and in building strong relationships with their donors, Kiwanis will be a greater philanthropic force. Your Kiwanis International Foundation invites you to its inaugural, interactive dialogue on the changing face of philanthropy, the evolution of donor expectations, and governance and operational challenges affecting all foundations. This is a free, but ticketed, event.3–4 p.m. Eliminate Project fundraising campaign team rallyLa Nouvelle The Eliminate Project Spirit Rally is a team meeting of the appointedOrleans members of The Eliminate Project campaign team. This is the firstBallroom opportunity the campaign team of 9,000 will have the opportunity to come together to be with their fellow teammates and celebrate our mission to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. By invitation only. Meet Richard Simmons America’s favorite fitness guru is back in his hometown! Meet the man who started out selling pralines in the Quarter and ended up helping humanity lose more than 3 million pounds. Thursday 10–11:30 a.m. 17
  20. 20. Have you been wondering what’s up with the young leaders in Circle K International? Now’s your chance to find out. CKI students will take part in convention‑opening ceremonies and several other events. Check the CKI convention schedule in this program for details. Learn more about Circle K International—the next generation of Kiwanis-family leaders. www.circlek.org18
  21. 21. WELCOMETHURSDAY Fill out this at-a-glanceat-a-glance program with your work- shop choices. You may tear it out and take it with you!THURSDAY, JUNE 286 a.m.The Aquarium The Eliminate Project Walk (ticketed event)of the Americas8–9 a.m. Sergeant-at-arms meeting2379–10 a.m. Governors and their partners meet240–241 with the president (by invitation only)9–10:30 a.m. Governors-elect and their partners meet223 with the president-elect (by invitation only)10–11:30 a.m. Richard Simmons meet-and-greetExhibit hall11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.La Nouvelle Foundation Honors Luncheon (ticketed event)Orleans Ballroom Workshops forumsTime: ____________ I’m attending _____________________________________Location: _________ ________________________________________________ Workshops forumsTime: ____________ I’m attending _____________________________________Location: _________ ________________________________________________2 p.m. Opening sessionHalls CD See page 53 for schedule.MY EVENING PLANS:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 19
  22. 22. This is where the Aktion is.This year in New Orleans, the Kiwanis International convention will share itsquarters with Aktion Club’s Training and Leadership Conference. So be sureto say hello to Aktion Club members while you’re here.For adults with disabilities, Aktion Club is anopportunity to develop initiative, enhanceleadership skills and serve communities.Now you have an opportunity to learnmore about the program!www.aktionclub.org
  23. 23. THURSDAYMEETINGS EVENTS SCHEDULE6 a.m. The Eliminate Project Walk (ticketed event)The Aquarium Join members of the Kiwanis family and Circle K Internationalof the Americas and Key Club alumni as they walk along the Mississippi River in New Orleans to raise awareness of the campaign to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the world. Registration starts at 6 a.m, walk at 6:15 a.m.8–9 a.m. Sergeant-at-arms meeting2229–10 a.m. Governors and their partners meet240–241 with the president (by invitation only)9–10:30 a.m. Governors-elect and their partners meet223 with the president-elect (by invitation only)10–11:30 a.m. Richard Simmons meet-and-greetExhibit hall11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Foundation Honors luncheon (ticketed event)La NouvelleOrleans Ballroom2 p.m. Opening sessionHalls CD See page 53 for schedule.WORKSHOPS FORUMS9–10 a.m. Kiwanis International preferred charities panel203–205 Moderated by Pam Norman, director of corporate relations; Panelists include Perry Cooper, vice president federal grants, Boys Girls Clubs of America; Steve Sawyer, membership specialist, Boys Scouts of America; Gwen Carmon, director of volunteer initiatives, March of Dimes; Cindee Starkie, director, corporate partnerships, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Partnerships are vital to successful projects. Learn how you can keep your club connected to its community by working with the official preferred charities. Partnership experts will offer an overview of their organization and be able to answer your questions. Branded Programs and Partnerships MembershipKEY TO Communications Online ResourcesTRACK Foundation/ The Eliminate Project Service Leadership ProgramsSYMBOLS Leadership Education 21
  24. 24. THURSDAY 9–10 a.m. Using the research-validated Abecedarian Approach to support Young Children: Priority OneSCHEDULE 217–219 Presented by Professor Joseph Sparling, The University of Melbourne, Australia Learn about longitudinal research showing that the Abecedarian Approach, used in the first five years of life, improves school achieve- ment and university attendance for at-risk children. See short videos and participate in role plays of the three adult-child interaction strat- egies that compose the approach: Learning Games, Conversational Reading and Enriched Caregiving. Discuss how these strategies may be used to implement Kiwanis’ Young Children: Priority One. 9–10 a.m. Kiwanis International’s 100th anniversary 225–227 Presented by Joe Corace, 100th anniversary task force member Kiwanis celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2015, and there is much to prepare! Come learn how you can help commemorate this important event in our history and be sure to share your ideas during a dynamic brainstorming session. 9–10 a.m. The Eliminate Project—Be part of the team: 238–239 Club coordinator recruitment and orientation Presented by campaign leaders who successfully recruited and trained other volunteer leaders for The Eliminate Project The Eliminate Project’s success depends on its team of 9,000 campaign volunteers! Campaign leaders, come and learn practical tools and tips to help recruit your club coordinators. Are you already a club coordinator? Presenters will explore the importance of your role, in addition to how you can plan, lead and customize your club’s fundraising activities to maximize your success. 9–10 a.m. Understanding the Kiwanis International Foundation 235–236 Presented by Hugh Siggins, president, Kiwanis International Foundation; Peter Mancuso, president-elect, Kiwanis International Foundation What is your Kiwanis International Foundation? What does it do? What is the impact of my gift to the foundation? Can my club apply for a grant to support one of our service projects? How is the founda- tion held accountable? A panel of foundation trustees will give an overview of the philanthropic arm of our organization. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and to interact with panelists and other attendees. 22
  25. 25. THURSDAY9–11:30 a.m. Achieving Club Excellence SCHEDULEChoose any one Learn a dynamic process your club should follow to remain viable inof the following today’s culture and to attract and keep members. In this workshop,rooms: 206, 207, club members learn how to explore new approaches to increase208, 209, 210, service and apply new strategies for membership growth. A free,215–216, 220, ticketed event.2219–10 a.m. Bridging the generation gap231–232 Presented by Sue Petrisin, trustee, Kiwanis International For the first time in history, there are four different generations working and volunteering side by side. Learn what makes the generations different and how they are alike. Discover how we can come together to utilize our strengths to build stronger communities for the future.9–10 a.m. Creating a club website using KiwanisOne242 Presented by Scott Smith, chief technology officer Learn how to build a professional-looking, Kiwanis-branded club website using the KiwanisOne Club Management System (available by subscription). This onscreen demo will walk you through the easy steps used to create and maintain a club website that provides all the details your club leaders and members need and expect. Present a great public face to prospective members and partners! Show-and- tell will include the latest improvements and additions to the system.9–10 a.m. What’s new in schools—Guidelines and trends211–213 that affect school-based SLPs Presented by a panel of school teachers and administrators Moderated by Lisa Pyron, elementary school programs specialist The state of education is a big topic across the world. Budget cuts, teacher layoffs, standardized tests and aging facilities are just a few of the issues we read about every day. In the midst of those challenges, there are still some fantastic achievements and innova- tive approaches (including the programs we sponsor as Kiwanis). This session will help identify the trends and changes that can most affect our work with schools. Understanding these issues will help you serve your school better. Branded Programs and Partnerships MembershipKEY TO Communications Online ResourcesTRACK Foundation/ The Eliminate Project Service Leadership ProgramsSYMBOLS Leadership Education 23
  26. 26. THURSDAY 9–10 a.m. Aktion Club: A decade of success and a future of opportunitySCHEDULE 224 Presented by Stuart McCormack, Aktion Club administrator; Jack Hil- born, chairman, International Committee on Aktion Club; Katie Griffin, Aktion Club specialist Kiwanis International made history 10 years ago by creating the first-ever international service club for adults who live with a dis- ability: Aktion Club. A decade later, and now with more than 10,000 members, it is one of the fastest-growing Kiwanis initiatives. Come learn more about the history and growth of this program, as well as future plans for taking Aktion Club to the next level. Aktion Club members, staff and volunteers will share their reflections and ideas, as well as answer your questions. 9–10 a.m. Meeting for governor-elect candidates 222 Presented by Gunter Gasser, vice president, Kiwanis International Candidates for the office of governor-elect in 2012, along with their partners, are encouraged to attend this informative meeting. Learn what the position entails, what commitment is required and your next steps as a candidate. 9–11:30 a.m. Amendments and resolutions 243–245 Presented by Paul Palazzolo, chairman, International Committee on Resolutions and Bylaws; Nettles Brown, chairman, Task Force on Governing Documents; Dr. Barry Glazer, parliamentarian Be prepared to cast your vote: Get answers to questions about the amendments to be presented to Friday’s House of Delegates and learn the process to follow. 10:30–11:30 a.m. Sponsorship insights 203–205 Moderated by Pam Norman, director of corporate relations; Panelists include Russ Dunman, president-elect, Kiwanis Club of Montgomery, AL; John Bromilow, governor, Australia District; Henry Jimenez, president, Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, FL Event sponsorship brings an exciting opportunity to increase club fundraising revenue. Learn from the experts as Kiwanis club members with signature fundraising events share insights for identifying sponsors, ensuring sponsorship activation and fulfillment and maintaining relationships with sponsors. 10:30–11:30 a.m. Put Kiwanis One Day to work for your club 211–213 Presented by Jo Lynn Garing, public relations Join a lively discussion and find unique ways to ensure your Kiwanis One Day project has the most impact. You’ll hear ideas and best practices from successful projects. Come ready to learn! 24
  27. 27. THURSDAY10:30–11:30 a.m. Photography best practices SCHEDULE222 Presented by Jack Brockley, publisher, Kiwanis Magazine Boost your club’s reputation by learning to take photos that tell your club’s story. Learn artistic techniques that turn average snapshots into eye-catching photographs. Understand the difference between ho-hum group pictures and inspiring images. Take the type of photos news media editors prefer.10:30–11:30 a.m. Social media matters240–241 Presented by Alyson Gerwe, member, Cincinnati Kiwanis Club Social media is here to stay, so let’s learn how to take advantage of the opportunities that are unique to this new medium. If you’re just getting started on Facebook or Twitter, this forum is designed for you.10:30–11:30 a.m. The Eliminate Project—firsthand field experiences238–239 and Model Club campaign success Presented by a participant from either the Sierra Leone or the Philippines field visits and members of successful Model Clubs Kiwanis donors who have experienced the human impact of The Eliminate Project firsthand will share their personal stories from the field. Throughout the Kiwanis world, clubs are stepping up as Model Clubs in support of The Eliminate Project. Presenters from successful Model Clubs will share their tips and tools to help you secure a Model Club pledge from your club leaders or accelerate fundraising in order to fulfill the club’s pledge.10:30–11:30 a.m. 10 simple steps to make a positive impact217–219 in your life and the world Presented by Jenny Craig, LCSW, BCD Take a journey into your mind and body to discover the ten steps needed to make positive changes in your life. In terms anyone can understand, clinical therapist Jenny Craig will explain the latest neurological and psychological secrets to help increase positive attitude in your daily life and how to teach others to do the same. Branded Programs and Partnerships MembershipKEY TO Communications Online ResourcesTRACK Foundation/ The Eliminate Project Service Leadership ProgramsSYMBOLS Leadership Education 25
  28. 28. THURSDAY 10:30–11:30 a.m. Find what you are looking for on KiwanisOne.orgSCHEDULE 242 Presented by Scott Smith, chief technology officer Kiwanis.org and KiwanisOne.org websites are full of helpful information. Join us for a tour of both sites to learn where and how to best find the files or tools you’re looking for. 10:30–11:30 a.m. Working with a virtual club 224 Presented by Leroy Martin, member, all Ohio eMedina Kiwanis Club; Tom Crawford, president, all Ohio eMedina Kiwanis Club The internet and different online platforms have allowed for Kiwanis clubs to meet and exist online. By learning how these clubs function, you may realize there are advantages to this up-and-coming club format your club may consider. Learn from members of an internet club how they meet, interact, serve their community and “do Kiwanis” in an online environment. 10:30–11:30 a.m. FLIP your club 225–227 Presented by Mae Nardone, past lieutenant governor, Texas-Oklahoma District F is for Fun, L is for Learning, I is for Interesting and P is for Planning. Add them up and you get FLIP – FLIP your club, that is. Learn ways to renew your club—or go for an extreme makeover. Invite other members of your club to attend so you can all bring back exciting ideas to implement in your club right away. 10:30–11:30 a.m. Meet the presidents! Conversation with the leaders 231–232 of Key Club and Circle K International Presented by Annie Lewandowski, president, Key Club International; Steven Spriggs, president, Circle K International Moderated by Michael Downs, Key Club manager Come enjoy time with the presidents of Key Club and Circle K International, who are presiding over organizations that have never been more successful. They will each bring an update of their respective organizations and share insights into what they wish Kiwanians would do to support the programs. This is your chance to learn what makes Key Club and Circle K successful, from the student experts’ point of view. Branded Programs and Partnerships Membership KEY TO Communications Online Resources TRACK Foundation/ The Eliminate Project Service Leadership Programs SYMBOLS Leadership Education 26
  29. 29. THURSDAY10:30–11:30 a.m. Service Leadership Programs: Not just for schools anymore SCHEDULE214 Presented by Vanessa McClary, K-Kids and Builders Club administrator, Indiana District Community-based SLPs are a growing phenomenon, and a big part of the future for these clubs and programs. Key Clubs in community centers, K-Kids in public libraries, Terrific Kids in Boys Girls Clubs, the list goes on. Sponsoring an SLP outside the school setting may be the right answer for your club, and this session will provide a step-by-step process on how to do it.12–1 p.m. First-time attendee orientation243–245 Presented by Michael Downs, Key Club manager Make your first Kiwanis International convention successful using these tips and tricks. This is a chance to meet and mingle with other convention first-timers as well. We’ll answer all your questions at this casual but informative session. HAVE YOU SEEN US? Find us and help The Eliminate Project There’s a friendly competition in New Orleans. Aktion Club, Kiwanis and CKI each have been assigned a stuffed animal. And each program is trying to get the most photos of its animal on its Facebook page. If you see one, take your picture with it—and post the photo to the right page (see below). The winning program gets a donation made in its name to The Eliminate Project! CLUB ANIMAL URL Kiwanis blowfish www.facebook.com/kiwanis CKI crawfish www.facebook.com/circlekintnl Aktion Club alligator www.facebook.com/aktionclub 27
  30. 30. WELCOME Visit Lafourche Parish, just one hour from New Orleans. Real Cajun. Real Close. diginlafourche.com28
  31. 31. FRIDAY Fill out this at-a-glanceat-a-glance program with your work- shop choices. You may tear it out and take it with you!FRIDAY, JUNE 297–9 a.m. District caucusing Workshops forumsTime: ____________ I’m attending _____________________________________Location: _________ ________________________________________________ Workshops forumsTime: ____________ I’m attending _____________________________________Location: _________ ________________________________________________11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.La Nouvelle Orleans The Eliminate Project Luncheon (ticketed event)Ballroom12:30–1 p.m. Circle K International/Key Club InternationalKiwanis Presents alumni welcomestage, exhibit hall1:30 p.m. Business sessionHalls CD See page 54 for schedule.2–4 p.m. Alumni/Aktion Club service projectExhibit hall5:30–7:30 p.m. CKI/Key Club alumni reception (ticketed event)Mulate’sMY EVENING PLANS:___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 29
  32. 32. In memory of Bill Petter for his dedicated support and volunteer spirit on behalf of the March of Dimes for 40 years We salute Bill Petter’s family, the Kirkland Kiwanis and his community for their continued support. To learn how you and your club can get involved, visit marchofdimes.com or call (800) 771.3272. working together for stronger, healthier babies © 2012 March of Dimes Foundation30
  33. 33. FRIDAYMEETINGS EVENTS SCHEDULE11:45 a.m.–1:15p.m. The Eliminate Project Luncheon (ticketed event) Celebrate the accomplishments and get excited aboutLa Nouvelle The Eliminate Project.Orleans Ballroom12:30–1 p.m.Kiwanis Presents Circle K International/Key Club Internationalstage in exhibit alumni welcomehall1:30 p.m. Business sessionHall CD See page 54 for schedule.2–4 p.m. Alumni/Aktion Club service projectExhibit hall5:30–7:30 p.m. CKI/Key Club alumni reception (ticketed event)Mulate’s8 p.m. Legends: A concert with Aaron NevilleHall CD and Branford Marsalis (ticketed event) Kiwanis International is thrilled to bring to the stage New Orleans legends and Grammy award-winners Aaron Neville and Branford Marsalis. This special ticketed event is for Kiwanis-family members and guests only.WORKSHOPS FORUMS9:30–10:30 a.m. Dues increase proposal211–213 Presented by Steve Hill, trustee, Kiwanis International; Lee Kwan Yong, trustee, Kiwanis International; Jeff Oatess, chief operating officer; Bill Parker, controller Do you have questions about the proposed dues increase? This forum presents the reasoning behind the proposal and gives you a chance to ask questions. Branded Programs and Partnerships MembershipKEY TO Communications Online ResourcesTRACK Foundation/ The Eliminate Project Service Leadership ProgramsSYMBOLS Leadership Education 31
  34. 34. FRIDAY 9:30–10:30 a.m. Sponsorship insightsSCHEDULE 235–236 Moderated by Pam Norman, director of corporate relations; Panelists include Russ Dunman, president-elect, Kiwanis Club of Montgomery, AL; John Bromilow, governor, Australia District; Henry Jimenez, president, Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, FL Event sponsorship brings an exciting opportunity to increase club fundraising revenue. Learn from the experts as Kiwanis club members with signature fundraising events share insights for identifying sponsors, ensuring sponsorship activation and fulfillment, and maintaining relationships with sponsors. 9:30–10:30 a.m. How to market your club 214 Presented by Francesco Valenti, information and communications chairman, Kiwanis International European Federation Attend this session and learn marketing basics to help your club stand out in your community, attract members and potential sponsors, learn how to secure your place as a community stakeholder. 9:30–10:30 a.m. Who’s that club? 223 Presented by Jo Lynn Garing, public relations How can your club thrive if nobody knows you’re there? Raise your club’s profile in your community with a brand-new, easy-to-use public awareness toolkit created just for Kiwanis clubs and districts. Discover how to connect with people who care via social media, earned media, ads, billboards and more. 9:30–10:30 a.m. The Eliminate Project—Learn about MNT from the 238–239 technical experts Presented by UNICEF technical experts and Kiwanians who have experienced the elimination efforts first-hand Are you new to Kiwanis? Do you want to brush up on what you learned last year at convention? Join technical experts to learn about maternal and neonatal tetanus and the progress that UNICEF and its partners are making. 9:30–10:30 a.m. Enhancing club meetings 208–210 Presented by Windy Mortensen, education chair, Southwest District; Lanton Lee, area director Have you ever wondered why some Kiwanis gatherings are satisfying and others aren’t? Come explore the six human needs and how incorporating elements targeted to meet all six needs enables your meetings to reach new levels of fulfillment. You will also discover your top needs and how that plays out in every aspect of your life. 32
  35. 35. FRIDAY9:30–10:30 a.m. Building peace starts with you SCHEDULE225–227 Presented by Tim Nation, cofounder and executive director, Peace Learning Center Do you find yourself in club or work situations that are tense but don’t really need to be? Want to learn strategies that address real issues facing your club and build cooperation and inclusion? Every- one has the capacity to be a peace builder. Explore new techniques to better your communication and ability to mediate conflicts.9:30–10:30 a.m. Succession planning224 Presented by Kevin McConnell, past governor, Illinois-Eastern Iowa District Kiwanis needs effective leaders at all levels of the organization. Getting the right people in the right jobs and putting their skills and passion to work is the first step. Learn how your club can create a “leadership pipeline” that will shape the future of your club, division, and district.9:30–10:30 a.m. Extend your reach242 Presented by Lyn Spicer, lieutenant governor, Pacific Northwest District Strengthen your club by offering flexible membership options. These options, such as club satellites, 3-2-1 clubs and corporate membership, will make your club grow and sustain its membership while becoming a stronger club that can reach out to more people in the community. The take-a-way is only available if you attend!9:30–10:30 a.m. Online reporting 101215–216 Presented by Scott Smith, chief technology officer Anyone who submits or reviews monthly reports will appreciate the usefulness and ease of Kiwanis International’s online reporting tools. Join in this overview of the latest improvements designed to make your club more efficient in its administrative functions and to help you communicate the most relevant information about your club and its activities. Branded Programs and Partnerships MembershipKEY TO Communications Online ResourcesTRACK Foundation/ The Eliminate Project Service Leadership ProgramsSYMBOLS Leadership Education 33
  36. 36. FRIDAY 9:30–10:30 a.m. What’s next: Recruiting SLP alumni into KiwanisSCHEDULE 206–207 Presented by Lauren Call, past CKI governor, Louisiana-Mississippi- West Tennessee District; Troy Dibley, member, DC Metro Kiwanis Club; Sherri McKeen, alumni specialist Key Club and Circle K International alumni offer rich recruiting potential to Kiwanis clubs and districts. Indeed, former members of Key Club and Circle K are service-minded people, and they’re familiar with Kiwanis. However, it’s not enough to assume they will knock on your door. Learn three great ways to reach and recruit these alumni to strengthen the service outreach of your Kiwanis club. 9:30–10:30 a.m. Kiwanis and the Service Leadership movement 231–232 Presented by John Shertzer, chief programs officer Some of the best work we do as Kiwanians is to offer Service Leadership Programs (SLPs) to youth, college students and adults living with disabilities. Come hear about the steps you can take to elevate these programs to higher levels. It starts with changing our mindset that these are just programs and instead viewing SLPs as social movements intent on injecting service leadership into a world that badly needs it. If you have been working with SLPs for years, this session will reframe your understanding of the power of these programs and give you new language to use to spread their growth. If you are brand new to SLPs, this session will give you a broad understanding of why we sponsor these programs and how we hope they can change the world. 9:30–10:30 a.m. OMG, that nice little old lady fell at our club 203–205 event and is now suing us! What do we do? Presented by Don Thompson, broker, Hylant Group; Lisa Heindricks, director of people, building and risk services Are your club leaders familiar with the Kiwanis liability insurance program? It’s important you know what’s covered and what to do in case of an accident. Be prepared by attending this workshop, where you’ll learn about loss prevention techniques and what is and is not covered. 34
  37. 37. FRIDAY9:30–10:30 a.m. Kiwanis in the 21st century: Proposed new standard form for club bylaws SCHEDULE220–222 Presented by Nettles Brown, chairman, Task Force on Governing Documents Kiwanis’ Standard Form for Club Bylaws has been comprehensively reviewed by a special task force with the goals of simplifying rules and regulations to allow more flexibility for global operations and paving the way for Kiwanis clubs of the 21st century, both traditional and nontraditional. Take advantage of this opportunity to see what’s new, get answers to your questions, make suggestions and learn where the process goes from here.9:30–11:45 a.m. Meet the candidates243–245 Moderated by Paul Palazzolo, past president, Kiwanis International Come hear the thoughts and ideas of candidates for the offices of vice president and trustee, as well as trustees-designate from Europe and Canada. Delegates will have time to meet and greet the candidates following the forum.10:45–11:45 a.m. A shared commitment to our youth:224 The U.S. Army’s educational opportunities Presented by representatives from the U.S. Army This session will focus on the U.S. Army’s emphasis on youth education and showcase many of the Army’s resources for young people. This includes a free ACT and SAT test preparation program called “March 2 Success.” Like Kiwanis, the U.S. Army believes in investing in young people so that they can better serve themselves and their communities. Come explore a side of the U.S. Army you may not have known was there.10:45–11:45 a.m. Get on board with the Dolly Parton235–236 Imagination Library Presented by Pam Hunsaker, regional director, Dolly Parton Imagination Library Imagine if you could give a child one book every month from birth through 5 years, delivered to their home? Find out how with Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Share the joy of reading with all children. Branded Programs and Partnerships MembershipKEY TO Communications Online ResourcesTRACK Foundation/ The Eliminate Project Service Leadership ProgramsSYMBOLS Leadership Education 35
  38. 38. FRIDAY 10:45–11:45 a.m. Using social media to increase the impact of your clubSCHEDULE 223 Presented by Sherri McKeen, alumni specialist Social media presents clubs with creative ways to engage their community. It’s a great tool, but sometimes it’s tough knowing where to start. Join us for a fun time as we explore how clubs are using social media to market their clubs and leave their mark on their communities. Expect to walk away with practical tips that you can immediately put into practice. 10:45–11:45 a.m. The Eliminate Project—firsthand field experiences 238–239 and 100K Club campaign success Presented by a participant from either the Sierra Leone or the Philippines field visits and members of successful 100K Clubs Come hear from Kiwanis donors who have experienced the human impact of The Eliminate Project firsthand, and discover their personal stories from the field. Additionally, clubs are stepping up as 100K Clubs all over the world in support of The Eliminate Project. Present- ers from successful 100K Clubs will share their tips and tools to help you secure a 100K Club pledge from your club leaders or accelerate fundraising in order to fulfill the club’s pledge. 10:45–11:45 a.m. Clean the filter 208–210 Presented by Kevin McConnell, past governor, Illinois-Eastern Iowa District; Norman McLennan, governor-elect, Australia District in Formation We clean our car filters, furnace filters, etc, but how often we clean the filters that we use to view our clubs? Hear from fellow Kiwanians on how to use the Club Assessment and Community Analysis tools and how they used these tools to change their clubs’ perspectives and improve their clubs’ experience. 10:45–11:45 a.m. Keeping the peace when we are all so different 225–227 Presented by Tim Nation, cofounder and executive director, Peace Learning Center Differences of opinion, generational values and backgrounds inevitably lead to conflict in our clubs and lives. Learn skills that attack the problem and not the person, by focusing on what happened, why it matters and how each side needs to address critical issues. 36
  39. 39. FRIDAY10:45–11:45 a.m. Think outside the box SCHEDULE217–219 Presented by Jeri Penn, first lady; Marshall Kregel, technology chairman, Texas-Oklahoma District An eye-opening session that will provide you with the best tips, tricks and testimonials from a group of members telling their success stories about the nontraditional practices they are implementing in their clubs all around the world. You will have so much to talk about with your members when you get home, and your biggest problem will be...what more can we do now with more members!10:45–11:45 a.m. They joined…now keep them!220–222 Presented by Mary Hammond, governor-elect, Kansas District Many members drop out of their clubs for understandable reasons, but most leave for reasons that could have been prevented. An effective membership retention effort doesn’t just happen. Learn the best practices of successful Kiwanis clubs to retain active members.10:45–11:45 a.m. Online reporting 102215–216 Presented by Scott Smith, chief technology officer Take a tour of the online member management tool for adding, editing and deleting member records in the Kiwanis International database. This same tool can be used to search for specific members, active or former, by name or member ID for your own club.10:45–11:45 a.m. Powerful partnerships: How to communicate206–207 with school administrators Presented by Dr. Lisa Mowen, administrator, Jefferson Parish Public School System; president, West Jefferson Kiwanis Club (Louisiana) Whether you want to sponsor a school-based Service Leadership Program, or already do, communication with school personnel is essential for success. Our programs exist at the invitation of these schools, and thus building a productive relationship matters greatly. This session will address how to build a winning partnership with schools, including practical tips on how to talk with superintendents, principals and teachers about Kiwanis programs. Branded Programs and Partnerships MembershipKEY TO Communications Online ResourcesTRACK Foundation/ The Eliminate Project Service Leadership ProgramsSYMBOLS Leadership Education 37
  40. 40. FRIDAY 10:45–11:45 a.m. Elevating your SLP sponsorshipSCHEDULE 231–232 Presented by John Shertzer, chief programs officer Thousands of Kiwanis clubs sponsor one or more Service Leader- ship Programs, including K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club, Circle K and Aktion Club. By taking on these endeavors, Kiwanis sponsors have made a commitment to enrich the lives of young people and adults through the vehicle of a service club experience. “Commitment” is the key word. This session will explore what a fully committed and effective sponsoring Kiwanis club does, and what going above and beyond really means. Whether you are currently doing the minimum or are fully involved (or do no sponsor at all), this session will provide benchmarks for truly effective SLP sponsorship. 10:45–11:45 a.m. Did your treasurer go to the Bahamas on the club’s 203–205 dime? Optional club insurance: See how it can help. Presented by Don Thompson, broker, Hylant Group; Lisa Heindricks, director of people, building and risk services Kiwanis International offers additional insurance programs through the Hylant Group. Would these voluntary coverages benefit your club? Hear the details about the new club accident insurance program and the current directors and officers and crime coverage programs. 10:45–11:45 a.m. Dues increase proposal 211–213 Presented by Steve Hill, trustee, Kiwanis International; Lee Kwan Yong, trustee, Kiwanis, International; Jeff Oatess, chief operating officer; Bill Parker, controller Do you have questions about the proposed dues increase? This forum presents the reasoning behind the proposal and gives you a chance to ask questions. 38
  41. 41. SATURDAY Fill out this at-a-glanceat-a-glance program with your work- shop choices. You may tear it out and take it with you!SATURDAY, JUNE 307– 8:30 a.m.La Nouvelle Fellowship and Service Breakfast (ticketed event)Orleans Ballroom Workshops forumsTime: ____________ I’m attending _____________________________________Location: _________ ________________________________________________ Workshops forumsTime: ____________ I’m attending _____________________________________Location: _________ ________________________________________________11:45–1:15 p.m. Leadership LuncheonLa Nouvelle Orleans Hosted by Circle K International (ticketed event)Ballroom Keynote speaker: Lauren Potter Members of Kiwanis, Circle K and Aktion Club come together to celebrate service and the relationship between Kiwanis and our valuable—and growing—Service Leadership Programs.2 p.m. Closing sessionHall CD See page 55 for schedule.MY EVENING PLANS:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 39
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  43. 43. SATURDAYMEETINGS EVENTS SCHEDULE7– 8:30 a.m. Fellowship and Service Breakfast (ticketed event)La NouvelleOrleans Ballroom11:45 a.m.–1:15 Leadership Luncheonp.m. Hosted by Circle K International (ticketed event)La Nouvelle Or- Featuring keynote speaker Lauren Potterleans Ballroom Members of Kiwanis, Aktion Club and Circle K come together to celebrate service and the relationship between Kiwanis and our valuable—and growing—Service Leadership Programs. Kiwanis members can sponsor a CKI member for the luncheon at an additional cost.2 p.m. Closing sessionHalls CD See page 55 for schedule.WORKSHOPS FORUMS9–10 a.m. Kiwanis International preferred charities panel211–213 Moderated by Pam Norman, director of corporate relations; Panelists include Russ Dunman, president-elect, Kiwanis Club of Montgomery, AL; John Bromilow, governor, Australia District; Henry Jimenez, president, Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, FL Partnerships are vital to successful projects. Learn how you can keep your club connected to its community by working with the official preferred charities. Partnership experts will offer an overview of their organization and be able to answer your questions. Branded Programs and Partnerships MembershipKEY TO Communications Online ResourcesTRACK Foundation/ The Eliminate Project Service Leadership ProgramsSYMBOLS Leadership Education 41
  44. 44. SATURDAY 9–10 a.m. Building healthy communities through the value of playSCHEDULE 231–232 Presented by Anne-Marie Spencer, vice president of marketing and communications, PlayCore Research shows that children are at their highest level of development while at play. Play is active, dynamic and an integral part of growth and development. In this workshop, we’ll review the latest research on play and its benefits, including social capital, inclusion, and brain development, to gain the knowledge and tools to help gather interest and build communities through play and recreation spaces. Attendees will also receive complimentary copies of “Words on Play,” the latest resource guidebook on play value by leading scholars in the field. 9–10 a.m. How to use Kiwanis resources in your club’s 214 communications Here’s an idea for building Kiwanis pride in your club: Show them that they’re part of the world’s premier service organization. And here’s how: Kiwanis International and districts have stories, news and other content you can add to your club’s newsletter, website and other communication outlets. Attend this workshop and learn how to blend the local with the global. 9–10 a.m. Philanthropy and women 238–239 Presented by a women’s panel Are women more charitable than men? Do they make philanthropic choices differently? How does making a charitable gift affect them? Join women of diverse ages and backgrounds to share your thoughts and ideas on the topic of women’s philanthropy. A presen- tation on trends in charitable giving by women will be followed by a discussion among a panel of female donors. Attendees will have opportunities to respond to the remarks and interact with fellow Kiwanians on topics such as why women give, how to build and steward relationships with female donors and how to engage more women in leadership of our Kiwanis philanthropic arms. 9–10 a.m. Creating a positive Kiwanis image 215–216 Presented by Windy Mortensen, education chairwoman, Southwest District; Lanton Lee, area director Creating a positive image for Kiwanis is achieved one Kiwanian at a time. Come discover how to make your life happier and create positive interactions with others. This is a fun presentation with new ideas and concepts that can be put into practice immediately! 42
  45. 45. SATURDAY9–10 a.m. What glass ceiling? Leadership skills for women SCHEDULE243–245 Presented by Jane Erickson, trustee, Kiwanis International Do you think your life has a glass ceiling? Then join us to find out how to break it! Women may lead based on their strong interpersonal skills, their intuition and their willingness to take risks and dedicate themselves in the issues that matter to them. In this session we will discuss how to make the most of female leaders in Kiwanis, provide mentoring and leadership opportunities and use women’s potential to move our organization forward.9–10 a.m. Young professionals clubs—the similarities224 and differences, and secrets to their success Presented by Troy Paula Dibley, members, DC Metro Kiwanis Club People of all ages and interests are drawn to each other based on similar expectations of a club experience, and the young professionals club format is no different. Some young professionals clubs operate just as the club down the street, while others embrace a new approach. Learn from members of young professionals clubs what makes them the same, what makes them different, how this club format meets the needs of its members and a few secrets to their success.9–10 a.m. Strategies for success220–222 Presented by John Tyner, past governor, Capital District Want to create a lasting legacy? Learn some strategic planning tactics and techniques to be successful. Take these tools home to apply to your club, service projects, work and home life. Start designing your future today.9–11:30 a.m. Achieving Club Excellence (free ticketed event)Choose any one Learn a dynamic process your club should follow to remain viable inof the following today’s culture and to attract and keep members. In this workshop,rooms: 206, 207, club members learn how to explore new approaches to increase208, 209 or 210 service and apply new strategies for membership growth. A free, ticketed event. Branded Programs and Partnerships MembershipKEY TO Communications Online ResourcesTRACK Foundation/ The Eliminate Project Service Leadership ProgramsSYMBOLS Leadership Education 43
  46. 46. SATURDAY 9–10 a.m. Best practices for your websiteSCHEDULE 242 Presented by Scott Smith, chief technology officer Get the latest tips on creating and maintaining a quality site that will please both members and prospective members alike. This overview will teach you how to structure your site according to standard best practices, as well as how to properly use text, positioning and images to make your site user-friendly and more aesthetically pleasing to its viewers. A better club website can help maintain and grow your club, and will help major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing find and show your site in the search results. 9–10 a.m. The secrets of SLP success 217–219 Presented by Rob Crowder, Aktion Club administrator, Florida District; Susan Hennum, governor, Texas-Oklahoma District; Jim Jennings, Key Club administrator, Southwest District; Nicole McDermott, Key Leader chairwoman, Capital District What makes that Key Club so great? Why is that K-Kids Club growing so fast? How did they get that Key Leader event to sell out? How does that CKI club get so much service done? Why is that Aktion Club getting so much positive media attention? If only my Builders Club could be as strong as that one! If you sponsor SLPs that are struggling, or perhaps just achieving mediocrity, this session is for you. Hear from a panel of experts as we unlock the secrets of highly successful SLPs! 9–10 a.m. How to find, support and recognize 225–227 SLP faculty advisors Presented by Susan Myers, Builders Club specialist Kiwanis International recently conducted a far-reaching survey of SLP faculty advisors in North America. In this session, we will share much of what we learned and engage in a discussion of how we can best support these individuals who are critical for our success. We also will share strategies and best practices for how to recruit and retain faculty advisors and show the benefits of utilizing a multi-advisor structure. 9–10 a.m. Alumni forum: Have your voice heard 235–236 Moderated by Sherri McKeen, alumni specialist The Key Club and Circle K International Alumni networks continue to grow and attract new members. Now that we’re in our second year of formation, we are challenged to determine our purpose and mission. Be on the cutting edge of this stage in our development by sharing your ideas on how alumni can become more engaged and continue their path of service and leadership. 44

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