Steven Valencia, Salinas Keystone Club, Seaside, Calif.
Conference Objectives 1. Learn skills and take part in brand new experiences that will enable participants to provide leadership in their Club and community for academic success, career preparation and community service projects and activities. 2. Demonstrate good character as participants promote the values of unity, freedom, justice, democracy and opportunity for all. 3. Develop an increased awareness and appreciation of diversity and the value of tolerance. 4. Establish positive relationships with Keystoners from throughout the U.S. and across the globe. 5. Engage in thought-provoking sessions and hands-on learning opportunities.
Preparing for the Conference
What Meals are Provided?
Appetizers will be served Thursday and Friday evening
Review the Behavior Code
What to Wear?
Weather-65-75 degree range is average for this time of year.
The awards ceremony Saturday will be casual dress
Overall conference: casual but appropriate (Example)
Appropriate for the Conference
Not-Appropriate for the Conference No Hats No Sagging pants No revealing clothing or spaghetti straps
Thursday at a Glance
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration, Hospitality, Video Roll Call, Keystone Briefings
3:30-4 p.m. Meetings: Safety Team Briefing, Talent Show Rehearsal,
3:30-5 p.m. MyClubMyLife.com Reporter Training
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4:30-5 p.m. Mandatory Advisors Briefing
4:45-5:30 p.m. Gold Social 09-10 Clubs (Invitation Only)
5:45-6:30 p.m. Gold Social 10-11 Clubs (Invitation Only)
10:00-11:00 a.m. Community Awareness and Engagement Track
10:10-10:50 a.m. Advisor Sessions
11:15-12:15 p.m. Community Awareness and Engagement Track repeats
11:25-12:10 p.m. Advisor Sessions repeat
12:30-2:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
2:30-3:30 p.m. Elements of Keystone-Project Planning Track
2:45-3:15 p.m. Advisor Sessions
3:45-4:45 p.m. Just for Fun Track
3:55-4:35 p.m . Advisors Sessions Repeat
4:45-7:00 p.m. Free Time-Dinner on your own
7:30-8:30 p.m. General Session- Gabe Salazar, motivational speaker
8:30-11:30 p.m. Evening Activities – On site (Talent Show)
11:30 p.m. Curfew
Saturday at a Glance 7:15-7:45 a.m. Mandatory Advisors Briefing/Breakfast 8:00-8:30 a.m. Keystone Pep Rally 8:45-3:00 p.m. Off-site Community Service Experience 9:00-10:00 a.m. Super Session: SMART Choices for Young Women 9:00-10:00 a.m. Super Session: SMART Choices for Young Men 9:00-3:00 p.m. Shackleton’s Way: Leadership Training (invitation ) 10:30-11:30 a.m. Super Session: Mentoring Super Session: Money Matters 10:40-11:20 a.m. Advisor Regional Meetings 11:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own 1:45- 2:45 p.m. Super Session: Youth of the Year Panel 1:55-2:35 p.m. Advisor Session 2:45-4:00 p.m. Free Time 4:00-5:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony 5:00p.m.-Curfew Walt Disney World
Activities that require Pre-Registration
Thursday: 3 on 3 Basketball and Volleyball Tournaments
Friday: College Experience, Career Experience, and Talent Show
Saturday: Shackelton’s Way Full Day Leadership workshop for Keystone Presidents and or Vice Presidents.
Saturday: Community Service Project
Advisors will receive an email once registration is open for these experiences and opportunities.
They will be able to register their members via the online registration site.
Note: Space is limited for these experiences.
Important Due Date
National Keystone Club of the Year award entries due Friday February 18 th
Expectations of Keystoners
Must attend all sessions
Co-ed visitation not allowed (unless meeting with advisor)
Show respect and courtesy at all times
Wear appropriate attire
Listen and respect other advisors, presenters, staff, volunteers, etc.
Cell phones, iPods, PDAs must be turned off while in sessions
Remember you are representing yourself, your Club, Keystone and BGCA
Show up early to sessions
Be prepared for long days
Split up: don’t go to the same sessions as peers from your Club.
Step out of your comfort zone!
Get your Rest: Actually sleep at night!
Network with other Teens and Keystone Clubs
Plan what sessions you are going to attend ahead
Bring snacks for in your room
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