Registration for the District Convention, Aug. 24-27, in Lake Placid is now open.
The convention and hotel registration are separate, and each can be done online.
Be aware of the deadlines. Registration fees are non-refundable after July 16; after July 16, registration and other fees will increase. You must register for the hotel before July 24 to be part of the district block of rooms. Any registrations after that date will be on a space-available basis at the prevailing rates rather than the ones negotiated by the district.
For more information and to register:
The New York District Kiwanis Foundation is proud to announce the four recipients of the Foundationís Scholarships. They are:
- Alexis Warren from Lindenhurst, attending Earlmam College.
- Elmira Silyuk from Syracuse, attending Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital.
- Melissa Denizard from Spring Valley, attending Babson College.
- Melissa Clayton from Middletown, attending Stony Brook University.
A New York club is one of 11 finalists in the Kiwanis International Signature Project Recognition Program.
Massapequa has been selected for its drug abuse awareness effort.
Signature projects show the impact a Kiwanis club can have on a community. From playgrounds and parks to festivals and fundraisers, signature projects are the hallmarks of what Kiwanis clubs are known for in their communities.
Each district was invited to submit one club-level signature project. The Kiwanis International Board Committee on Public Relations, Image and Marketing reviewed the submissions. Finalists and the ultimate top three winners will be announced and recognized during the Kiwanis International convention.
Gold, silver and bronze awards will be announced on Friday, July 14, at the International Convention in Paris. The full list of district submissions is available.
The second new club of the year, the Kiwanis Club of Southern Saratoga County, had its organizational meeting on May 15.
The club was organized with 17 members. The sponsoring club is Latham-Greater Colonie.
The charter president is Gina Hahn. The club is in the process of determining a meeting schedule as well as a date for its charter night.
The district club opening chair, Distinguished Past Gov. Joe Eppolito, congratulated New Club Opener PDLTG John Swartwout, New Club Counselors David and Marybeth Vail and Lt. Gov. Christina Wiley for their efforts. The new club is in the Capital Division.
In March, Kiwanis Club of Lynbrook was opened in the Long Island Southwest Division.
The Lynbrook Charter President is Denise Rogers and the Charter Secretary is Larissa Kostal. The club was organized with 26 members and will meet the third Wednesday each month at 7 p.m. Maria Osgood is the New Club Counselor. The Kiwanis Clubs of Oceanside and Peninsula are co-sponsors.
Save the Date for Kamp Gala
A Gala to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kamp Kiwanis has been scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
More information will be available closer to the event.
Paris Convention is July 13-16
The 2017 International Convention will be July 13-16 in Paris, France.
The opening session will be Thursday evening and the business session will be Friday afternoon. Friday, July 14, is Bastille Day, a major holiday in France. Friday morning's schedule is open so that Kiwanians can attend the parade and other Bastille Day activities. The convention closing is Saturday afternoon.
For information on the candidates for election and proposed bylaw amendments, see the International Convention page here on the site.
New Members Being Inducted
So far during the 2016-17 Kiwanis year, 433 new members have been inducted by Kiwanis clubs in the New York District.
You can see who they are and what clubs and divisions they have joined.