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2006 District Convention
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Corace, Herring Elected
Donald Herring was elected governor-elect and Joseph Corace as governor at Saturday's House of Delegates at the District Convention.
On Oct. 1, Corace will become the district's governor, and Herring will become governor-elect. Neither candidate had an opponent and they were elected by acclamation.
Shown at left is Don Herring following his election. He's holding dreamcatcher which he compared to Kiwanis activities.
Corace FamilyShown at left is Joseph Corace and his family following his election. (Seated at right is International Trustee Paul Palazzolo.)
Dues increase defeated

Voting on the proposed $6 dues increase also took place at the House of Delegates during the convention. With 229 votes, two-thirds, required for passage, the bylaw amendment received 197 "yes" votes and 147 "no" votes, which means it failed because it fell short of the two-thirds approval required.

During the debate on the issue, the need to continue providing existing services was backed by supporters, while critics of the change said they feared a loss of members or increasing difficulty attracting new members would result.

New York Flood Victims Supported
convention At the District Convention, Kiwanians from the Long Island South Central Division presented school supplies to be distributed to families in the area of New York's Southern Tier where flooding occurred during the summer. From left, Warren Kalmenson, Kim Scharoff and Chris Brown present the donations to Pete Papastrat, at right.
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Donald Herring and his family following his election to the post of governor-elect.
House of DelegatesWendy Wilcox, a member of the district's Finance Committee, makes the case for the dues increase.
House of DelegatesSister Ann-Marie Kirmse addressing the House after she was announced as the newest recipient of a Diamond Hixson award as a result of her club's donation to the campaign to end Iodine Deficiency Disorder.
House of DelegatesDignitaries in the front row at the House of Delegates.
House of DelegatesLindy Marrazzo, right, receives a plaque marking the dedication of the convention in his honor. Gov. David Rothman is presenting the plaque with Marrazzo's wife, Christine, looking on.
House of DelegatesKiwanians learn about school projects their club can sponsor at one of the booths set up at the convention.
House of DelegatesKiwanians gather in the lobby.
House of DelegatesA session on the 2006-07 Governor's Project filled the room.
House of DelegatesA seminar on club public relations. Janice Seyfried and David Booker are shown speaking to the group.
House of DelegatesA seminar was conducted on Sponsored Youth clubs. From left, Andrew Lowenberg, district Key Club administrator; Joey Denoncourt, Key Club Governor, Shivani Radhakrishnan, Key Club International President, who is from New York; Ann Wright, Circle K Governor, and John Keegan, district Circle K administrator.
House of DelegatesKim Scharoff speaking at a seminar on the Key Leader program.
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Mike Malark (fourth from the left) is applauded as this year's winner of the Gerald Christiano Distinguished Service Award during a session at the District Convention Friday morning. Malark, a member of the New Scotland Kiwanis Club, was honored for his work on behalf of Kamp Kiwanis, and his special efforts to provide relief following Hurricane Katrina a year ago. Pictured, from left, are Gov.-Elect Joseph Corace, Gov. David Rothman, Past Gov. Bob Calabrese, who nominated Malark for the award; Malark, Past Gov. Glenn Hollins, and Past International President Tony Kaiser.

conventionEmily Canales of the Wells-Washington Aktion Club appeared on Friday. Emily was the winner of an essay contest run by Kiwanis International for Aktion Club members who wrote with the theme, "Give Back." With her is Peter Mietenkorte, a member of the district's Aktion Club committee. The Wells-Washington club is sponsored by the Glens Falls Club.
conventionThe dais during Friday's General Session. Speaking is Gov. David Rothman.
conventionKiwanis International's trustee serving as New York District counselor, Paul Palazzolo of the Kiwanis Club of Springfield-Downtown, Illinois, speaks to the General Session.
conventionMaureen Neuringer presenting the Outreach report at the Foundation meeting.
conventionScott Smith of Club Resource LLC presenting the new online reporting system which will go into place on Oct. 1.
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Frances Hogan, Michael Malark and Anthony Merendino were elected to three-year terms on the Foundation Board without opposition.
conventionFriday night's events included a horse race, with the winner determined by a throw of dice that had everyone cheering.
conventionThe race nears the end.
conventionAndrew Carey, assistant director of North American Services for Kiwanis International, training TAG Team members on Thursday.
conventionPG Jim Yochum, head of the district's Finance Committee, doing a presentation on the proposed dues increase.
conventionKiwanians looking over the Kiwanis supplies on sale.
conventionThe registration table was busy on Thursday ...
convention... as was the credentials table.