2017 District Convention

Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

300 E 9th St, Coralville / Iowa City IA  (319) 688-4000

August 4-6, 2017


Governor Jim Dane


Personal Hygiene Backpacks

Using the Kiwanis Brand Book

Using the Kiwanis Brand
in Your Club

Club Strategic Planning Tool\

The Formula



Kiwanis One Day
Meal Packing Event

Putting Pzazz In
Your Club Meetings

Treasurer Training

Achieving Club Excellence
Creating the Purpose

A Garden In Every School


Schedule of Events

FRIDAY August 4
8:30 am Treasurers Pre-Conference Workshop   
10:00 am Secretaries Pre-Conference Workshops
Noon Lt Governor & Lt Governor-Elect Lunch (Noon)
1-3 pm Lt Governor Meeting
    Past Governor Meeting
   District Foundation Board Meeting  
3:30 pm Visit to U of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital
5:30-7:30 pm Marriott Terrace: Cash Bar, Taco & Sundae Bar, Entertainment: Dan & Karla
9-ish pm Governor's Open House, Presidential Suite
6:30-8 am Registration
7-8 am Continental Breakfast
7:15-8 am Pre-Convention Sessions
8:15 am Opening, Coral A & B
   Opening Pledge, Welcome, Introductions
   Keynote Address: Past KI President Paul Palazzolo
   The Formula Update: Bob Mitchell, Jan Burch & Andy Webb
9:30 am Spouse/Partner Program
9:45-10:30 am First Breakout Session
10:40-11:25 am Second Breakout Session
11:30 am-12:50 pm Lunch: Coral C,D,E
   Tamara Lloyd, District Aktion Club Governor
   NE-IA Board of Trustees Key Club Scholarship Awards
   Lunch Keynote: KI President Jane Erickson
   Installation of New Lt Governors: KI Trustee Fred Dietze
1:30-2:15 pm Lunch: Coral A & B
   Reshma Balakrishna, District Key Club Governor & Jameson Smith, District Circle K Governor
   Kiwanis Pediatric Chaplaincy Program: Chaplain Noelle Andrew
   District Awards - Layperson of the Year-Kiwanis Hero Award
   District-wide Service Project: Child Hunger: Minda Kuckuck
   ELIMINATE Project: Milford & Lenora Hanna
2:30-3:15 am Third Breakout Session
3:30-5 pm Afternoon Business Session: Coral A & B
   Fred Dietze, KI Trustee, District Counselor
   By-Laws Amendment
   Election of 2017-2018 Officers
   Installation of new Officers
   Together Growing Kiwanis: Governor-Elect Jan Burch
SUNDAY August 6
8-11 am District Board of Trustees meeting


FRI    Morning Workshops Topic Title Description
  Treasurers 8:30-10 AM Club Leadership Education Plus This workshop will allow treasurers time to share information and best practices in order to manage the club's financial matters, including budgets, invoicing, etc
10 AM-Noon
Club Leadership Education Plus This workshop will give secretaries time to explore portalbuzz and learn new uses such as meeting registration, file management, newsletters, websites, etc
SAT    Early AM Breakout Topic Title Description
  7:15-8 AM Club President-Elect Plus Your "year" is about to begin - learn from our experienced KI Counselor, even if you attended your regions CLE
    Convention First Timers What can you expect from the 2017 District Convention? What sessions are a must?
    Formula Team Meeting For Formula Club Openers and Counselors as well as those interested in joining the Team
    Certified Instructors Training / Education For current CLE Trainers and those interested in becoming certified
SAT    First AM Breakout Topic Title Description
  9:45-10:30 AM Making Your Club A Stronger Club Hear from Clubs that have added 10+ members YTD-Ballard Community, Norfork Emerging Leaders, Seward, Hastings, and Mason City/River City
    Feel the "Energy" From Opening A New Club What's it like to open a new club? Our 2017-18 New Club Opening Chairs will share their tips and excitement opening Lincoln West Ballard Community
    PR: Branding and Marketing Your Club The nitty-gritty, learn about customized logos, designing a Club brochure using KI templates
    Your Club's Plan Its not too late to be strategic! Just getting started? Want some expert eyes on your plans?
    International, District, and Local Club Foundations Hear from our District Foundation President and our Children's Fund District Chair, plus a local club's experience obtaining 501c3 status or teaming up with a community foundation.
    Our SLPs as Partners How can we be good partners with our Service Leadership Programs?
    Best Buddies How to bring a Best Buddies Chapter to your school/town.?
    Thinking of Opening an SLP? What is an SLP? What does it cost? Who is involved? What Resources are available?
    District Youth Protection Guidelines Is you club in compliance with the District Policy? How often do you require background checks? What resources are available?
SAT    Second AM Breakout Topic Title Description
  10:40-11:25 AM So You're the Membership Chair, Now What? Making membership and growth fun. Explore tools available from KI. Help develop your Club's goals.
    Making Effective Use of Social Media Facebook? Instagram? Twitter? Is your club "liked"? Do you tweet? What'sa best for your club?
    So you want to be a Leader? Back by popular demand - how to be a good leader and enjoy>
    Planning A Kiwanis Open House "Get Acquainted With Kiwanis" Here's a new twist on gaining new members. Learn what Divisions 13 and 16 accomplished in planning this new approach!
    Some New, Some Old - Fundraisers That Work Stories from those involved: Norfork--Peanut Sales, Ankeny-Miracle Gala, Columbus Next Gen-Baconfest, Des Moines-Dinner Anywhere
    Is A Miracle League Right for Your Community Hear from members who have been involved in bringing these special ball parks to town-fundraising partnerships.
    SLP Advisors - Both Club and Faculty Brainstorm with other Club and Faculty Advisors - best practices.
    U of Iowa - Special Programming for Special Students The University of Iowa's Reach Program - Realizing educational and career hopes.
    Best Buddies How to bring a Best Buddies Chapter to your school/town.?
SAT    Third PM Breakout Topic Title Description
  2:30-3:15 PM Super Duper Service Projects Making a difference in your community-learn about several successful service projects: Lincoln/Fallbrook Farmers Market, Division 11 Teen Maze, Grimes roses to graduating parents, Division 3's personal backpacks.
    U of Iowa: Dance Marathon Hear about the highly successful marathon that has raised millions for the Children's Hospital.
    Creating Your Club's Website Hands on: Build your own club web site using Portalbuzz.
    Our District Service Project - Alleviating Childhood Hunger Led by Minda Kuckok, chair. You'll hear from members around the District about their service projects that address kids and hunger.
    "Color Your Kiwanis World" Our new branding guidelines affect you and your club! Key Clubbers will help you "color" what's new.
    Is a Recruitment Blitz Right For Your Club? Des Moines featured past KI President Don Canaday to share his experiences. See how the Club will use his tips to grow to 100 by its 100th birthday.
    Achieving Club Excellence Has your club forgotten or perhaps lost its purpose? Come learn (and participate in) what tools and resources are available to help you.
    Key Leader, Camp OK, And Other Kiwanis Branded Programs Learn more about or key sponsored youth programs. Get your Club involved!
    Putting Pzazz in your Club Meetings Attendance down? Meetings boring? Tips to putting fun and excitement back into your Club meetings.!