2021 Midyear Conference
TENTATIVE ONLINE SCHEDULE
Friday, March 5, 2021
7:00 – 9:00 pm Bingo led by Middlesex High School Key Club with Prizes
Saturday, March 6, 2021
8:00 – 8:50 am Opening session
9:00 – 9:30 am Keynote
9:40 – 10:00 am Mini Session #1 – Kiwanis is a global organization
10:05 – 1025 am Mini Session #2 – of volunteers
10:30 – 10:50 am Mini Session #3 – dedicated to improving the world
10:55 – 11:15 am Mini Session #4 – one child – Cavanaugh Bell (see Bio)
11:20 – 11:40 am Mini Session #5 – and one community
11:45 – 12:05 pm Mini Session #6 – at a time
12:05 – 12:30 pm Break to grab lunch
12:30 – 1:30 pm Spiritual and Human Values Fellowship-Honoring those gone
1:35 – 2:05 pm Closing Keynote
Cavanaugh Bell is the 8-year-old Chief Positivity Creator of the bullying prevention nonprofit, Cool & Dope. With a mission to end all bullying worldwide by 2030, Cool & Dope creates family volunteer and activism opportunities to empower youth to speak up and to speak out. For the pandemic, Cavanaugh used his life savings to make care packs for senior citizens and was able to quickly mobilize global donations to create the Love is Greater Than COVID-19 Community Pantry that has served 12,000+ people since April 2020, including sending $32k of critical COVID supplies and food to the poorest community in the Nation, the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Cavanaugh has been awarded a Congressional Certificate of Recognition by House of Representative David Trone, been named a 2020 CNN Young Wonder and the National Action Network’s 2020 MLK Award Recipient as well as has had his work acknowledged by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, President Trump, and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Albertcook Isingoma [Teacher/Lecturer/Human Resource Manager] holds Masters’ degree(s) in Educational Administration & Management and Human Resource Management from Makerere University. A specialist in Children Rights, Child Protection, Public Administration & Management, Accounting/Finance, Strategic Procurement & Logistics Management he advocates for the rights of children and for persons with disabilities.
Since joining Kiwanis in 2018, he has served as a member, club officer, leader and district builder for the following Kiwanis clubs in Uganda- Wakiso, Nakawa, Lira, Mpigi and Kasese (both charter in progress) and Likasi in Democratic Republic of Congo as he looks to achieve his vision of establishing the Africa District of KI by the year 2022.
Chris Frye is the Director of Portfolio Development at Opportunity Alabama. Chris leads OPAL’s deal scaling work and provides technical assistance to projects across the state of Alabama while continuously growing OPAL’s real estate and operating business project portfolio. Prior to joining OPAL, Chris was a financial analytics consultant for a New Orleans-based marketing firm as part of the Venture for America program, a two-year entrepreneurship fellowship where participants commit to spending two years working at a high-growth company in an emerging startup ecosystem. He has also worked in the Office of the Mayor of New York City and built houses for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans. Chris earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and has been fortunate enough to live in some of America’s greatest cities: Baltimore, Washington D.C., Brooklyn, New Orleans and now Birmingham.
He is a native of Glen Burnie, MD and graduated from North County High School in Anne Arundel County, where he was the chartering Key Club President and Lt. Governor for the Capital District. He is a new member of the NextGen Kiwanis E-Club in the Capital District.