District Convention

St. Simons Island

2017 District Convention
February 24-26, 2017 – St. Simons Island, Ga.

The deadline to register was February 1, 2017.

Registration has closed. Please contact Brad Malone with any questions.

Required Forms
2017 District Convention Medical Release Form  – ALL Key Club Members must bring three copies of the completed release form to convention in order to register. (Two copies must be given to Key Club staff at registration – the third copy should stay with the chaperone).
2017 Delegate Certification Form - Each CLUB must bring one completed copy of the certification form to convention for delegate registration.

Convention App
Stay connected throughout the weekend with the NEW Convention App – available for iOS and Android devices.

Convention Program
Click here to download the 2017 Georgia District Convention Program. (14MB PDF)

Convention Hotel
Sea Palms Resort
515 North Windward Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

$250 – Key Club member rate (4 to a room)
$365 – Advisor/Chaperone/Adult rate (single room)
$115 – Advisor/Chaperone/Adult rate (no hotel included – those sharing a room with another adult should use this option)

All non-Key Club members registering for the convention must be at least 21 years of age and have cleared a criminal history background check in the past two years. Circle K members may attend with the approval of the Georgia Circle K Administrator.

All Key Club members must stay at the official convention hotel in accordance with Key Club International policy.

Bus Transportation from North Georgia

The Georgia District Kiwanis Foundation has provided a grant to help offset the cost of transportation for attendees to the Key Club District Convention. A charter bus will depart from the North-Georgia area. 50 seats are available and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To secure seats on the bus, clubs must register AND pay in full.

Route 1 – Marietta, Atlanta, Macon Stops

Note that specific pick-up locations will be based on the clubs that register.

The cost for bus transportation will be $10 per person (round-trip). 

Convention Ad Program Fundraiser
Key Club members have the ability to offset the cost of attending District Convention by selling advertisements in the official convention program. For every $1 sold, $.50 will go to the member’s registration cost. Click here to learn more.

Rooming / Shared Rooms
To help minimize costs, all Key Club members attending the convention will be roomed with up to 3 additional students in a room. If a club would like to have a private room for their members, they should either register four members of the same gender *or* contact District Administrator Brad Malone immediately after registering. An additional fee of $100 will apply per student less than four. For example, if two students want to have a room together with no additional roommates, the additional cost will be $200.

Cancellation Policy
No cancellations will be accepted after February 1, 2017. Substitutions of the same gender will be accepted through February 20, 2017. The club/school is ultimately responsible for payment, even if a member registers on their own. An invoice will be sent to the club/school for any registrations that are not cancelled by the deadline, even if those registered do not attend the convention.

What to Pack
The convention dress code is strictly enforced for all official convention events. It is recommended that each attendee pack the following number of outfits:

Business Professional/Formal: 1
Business Casual: 2
Key Club Casual (club t-shirt and jeans): 2

All meals are provided from Friday dinner through Sunday brunch with the exception of lunch on Saturday. Attendees may want to bring snacks in case they get hungry between meals.

Dress Code
1. All participants are expected to abide by the designated dress code for each session.
2. “Professional” refers to dress shirt, slacks, necktie, sport or suit coat and appropriate shoes for males, and dress or suit, skirt or slacks, blouse and appropriate shoes for females.
3. “Business casual” refers to slacks, collared shirt and appropriate shoes for males, and slacks, skirt or skort, blouse or collared shirt and appropriate shoes for females.
4. “Casual” refers to shorts or jeans, collared shirts, sweatshirts or appropriate T-shirts and casual footwear for males, and shorts, skirt, skort or jeans, collared shirt, sweatshirt or appropriate T-shirt and casual footwear for females.
5. At no time will any clothing with inappropriate language or graphics be allowed. Any shirts, shorts or skirts deemed to be of inappropriate length will not be allowed.

Agenda At-A-Glance*

*Subject to change

Friday, February 24, 2017

All Friday sessions are casual dress. Attendees are encouraged to wear their convention t-shirts received at regsitration for workshops and the opening session.

4:00 p.m.
Credentials Meeting

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Delegate Registration
Sergent-at-Arms Registration
Contest/Award Registration
Service Fair

5:00 p.m.
Pizza Party

6:30 p.m.
Sergent-at-Arms Meeting
Advisor/Chaperone Orientation

7:15 p.m.
Workshops – Round 1

8:15 p.m.
Workshops – Round 2

9:15 p.m.
Opening Session

12 midnight

Saturday, February 25, 2017

8:30 a.m.
Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes 3k Walk

9:00 a.m.
Celebration Breakfast – Casual Dress

9:30 a.m.
Contest Judges Meeting­­­­­

10:00 a.m.
Divisional Caucusing – Business Casual Dress

­­­­­­­­11:00 a.m.
Nominating Conference – Business Casual Dress

­­­­­­­­11:30 a.m.
Workshops – Round 3 – Business Casual Dress 
Contest Tryouts & Awards Judging

1:00 p.m.
Free time

2:00 p.m.
Race to Eliminate / Service Project

5:00 p.m.
Governor’s Reception (Invite Only)

6:30 p.m.
Talent & Awards Banquet – Business Professional Dress

9:30 p.m.
House­­ of Delegates – Business Professional Dress

10:45 p.m.
Governor’s Ball – Casual Dress

12 midnight

Sunday, February 26, 2017

9:00 a.m.
Farewell Brunch – Business Casual Dress

11:30 a.m.
2017-18 District Board Meeting

12 noon
District Administrator’s Lunch (Invite Only)

Included Meals
All meals Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast, with the exception of Saturday lunch, are included with the student and adult/chaperone registration fees.

Future Conventions
February 23-25, 2018 (Macon, Ga.)