2020 Virtual Convention

House of Delegates
Friday, August 21, 2020

At the August 21, 2020 House of Delegates, Dennis Baugh was elected 2020-2021 Governor and Elana Gardner was elected 2020-2021 Governor-Elect. The House also passed an amendment to the District Bylaws reducing the requirement for Governor-Elect candidacy to having served a full term as a lieutenant governor instead of needing to have served as a past trustee.

Remarks from International Counselor – Trustee Katrina Baranko

To listen to an audio recording of the House of Delegates, click here

Education Day – General Session Room Schedule
Saturday, August 22, 2020

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9:00 – 9:25 am Opening Session
Governor David Lurie
9:30 – 10:20 am Community Service and it’s Impact PDF
Kelly Boswell
10:30 – 11:20 am Benefits of Service Leadership Programs: Being a Club Advisor
Teresa Tyler
Jennifer Hiscock
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Panel Discussion PDF
Diversity and Inclusion, Where Do We Go From Here
Moderator: Eric Lamb
Panel members:
Elana Gardner
Ron McCallum
Key Club Governor Emma Llewellyn
12:15 – 1:00 pm BREAK
1:00 – 1:50 pm Special Programs: Signature Projects PDF and TOY PDF
Signature Project Rubric PDF
Donna Riley
Elena Gardner
2:00 – 2:50 pm Risk Management/ Liability/Youth Protection PDF
April Gassler
Josh Hiscock
3:00 – 4:00 pm Past Governors Committee
Jon Rife
John Morris

Education Day – Breakout Room Schedule
Saturday, August 22, 2020

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9:30 – 10:20 amPrescription For Success PDF
Caren Schumacher
Emily Sharp
10:30 – 11:20 amDon’t Forget about X PDF
Jamie Moore
1:00 – 1:50 pmIs Your Club a MONSTER! PDF
Eric Lamb
2:00 – 2:50 pmExpanding CLE Training for Clubs PDF
Krista Latchaw
3:00 – 4:00 pmPast Lt. Governors Committee
Election of 20-21 Chairperson  
Tim Gillette

9:30 – 10:20 AM

Topic: Community Service and its impact…
Presenter:        Kelly Boswell, Capital District Past Governor

We all know that community service brings people together and engages them for a common cause and also teaches about compassion, not just for one’s self but for others who have not been given the resources or opportunities to thrive.   During this session we will explore how involving yourself in community service makes you an active member of the community as you can help create a positive impact on your community and those who live there.

This will be an interactive workshop, so please bring your ideas to the table.  I’m looking forward to virtually seeing you.

Topic: Prescription For Success

Presenters:       Caren Schumacher, Capital District Membership/Growth Coordinator
Emily Sharp, Kiwanis International Northeast Area Director

Want to overcome the effects the Coronavirus has had on your club and finish the year strong?! This session will provide ideas that will help participants develop a wellness plan for a healthier club. Focusing on retention, recruitment and branding, you’ll hear ideas to re-engage current members, grow membership and increase visibility for the Kiwanis name in your community. 

10:30 – 11:20 AM

Topic: Benefits of Service Leadership Programs: Being a Club Advisor Presenters:       Teresa Tyler, Key Club Zone Administrator
Jennifer Hiscock, Capital District Aktion Club Administrator

In the Kiwanis world, SLP stands for Service Leadership Program but we also consider it an acronym for Serving Leads to Positivity! The thought of agreeing to serve as a Kiwanis Advisor for one of the SLP branches may seem daunting. However, the positive interactions you will gain are unmatched, the lessons you learn from students are enlightening, and the impacts you will make on youth are irreplaceable! Join us in learning the process for becoming a Service Leadership Programs advisor but most importantly the benefits to you, your club, and the sponsoring school/organization!  

Topic: Don’t forget about X’s
Presenter:        Jamie Moore, Division 10 LTG

With membership always being an issue to support your club.  And with all the talk about generation gaps.  There is a generation that keeps getting forgotten about.  Generation x is labeled as 1965-1980, however it goes much deeper than that.  Some fit that are older and younger.  We will be looking at how the generations treat meetings, socials, community services, and other important aspects that can help your club.  Nothing wrong with any of the generations but check your Facebook to see who is on that site more. Do you know how to do that as well?  We will have an open discussion of how to get generation X in your club.  And who doesn’t want more members in their club?  

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Panel Discussion
Diversity and Inclusion, Where Do We Go From Here
With everything going on in our communities and our country in the area of social justice, how is this impacting Kiwanis and the Capital District? This panel discussion should help answer some of these questions.
Moderator: Eric Lamb – Division 9 LTG
Panel members:
Elana Gardner – Governor-Elect
Ron McCallum – Southeast Trustee
Emma Llewellyn – Capital District Key Club Governor

1:00 – 1:50 PM
Topic: Special Programs: Signature Projects and TOY
Presenters:       Donna Riley, Capital District Builders Club/K-Kids Advocate
                        Elena Gardner, Nationals Capital Trustee

A Signature Project provides valuable and needed services to a community. Learn how you can promote your own club’s Signature Project. Receive information on how to identify a signature project, examples of Signature Projects, and tools and tips for applying for the KI Signature Project Competition.

Established in 1992, the Capital District Kiwanis’ Teenager of the Year celebrates inspiring, public-spirited teens from diverse backgrounds throughout the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia who have given selflessly and abundantly to our community. This year the process of applying and nominating deserving teens underwent several change. Get an overview of the new process and tips for sharing this opportunity for recognition with teens in your community.

Topic: Is your Club a M.O.N.S.T.E.R?
Presenter:        Eric Lamb, Division 9 LTG

What do I mean by Monster?   Monster is an acronym with each letter standing for a particular trait that can help us evaluate the effectiveness of your Kiwanis club.   The main thing to keep in mind during our time together is , How is your club making an impact in this community and is your club reaching its potential?  We will explore the traits and give some examples of how to ensure that your club is making a huge impression on your community and more importantly, the lives of the children.   Let’s chat, learn and have some fun learning all about making our clubs M.O.N.S.T.E.Rs.  

2:00 – 2:50 PM

Topic: Risk Management/ Liability/Youth Protection
Presenters:       Josh Hiscock, Capital District Youth Protection Manager
April Gassler, Capital District Risk Manager

Kiwanis Risk Management & Youth Protection Policies

All members of Kiwanis should know about our organization’s risk management and youth protection policies. This session will provide an overview of what these policies are and how they protect your club, its members, and those we serve in our communities – especially our youth. Recent changes to some of these policies make this session an essential refresher course for every Kiwanis club. A portion of this workshop will be reserved to address specific questions or situations faced by Kiwanis clubs. If you or your club needs advice, please share your questions in advance with Risk Manager April Gassler ([email protected]) or Youth Protection Manager Josh Hiscock ([email protected]). 

Topic: Expanding CLE Training for Clubs
Presenter:        Krista Latchaw, Capital District Education Coordinator

The Club Leadership Education (CLE) program looks different this year due to the many challenges of our current environment. We will explain the current education offerings for the 2020 – 2021 leadership team. Participants will also discuss other ways the District’s CLE team is available to help you be a successful incoming President, Secretary, Treasurer, or Membership Committee Chair. Finally, we’ll have an interactive discussion on how this team can expand on current educational offerings and what leaders need in the future. We would appreciate the audience’s thoughts, feedback, and participation during the session.