2022 District Midyear Conference

The Capital District Kiwanis Midyear Conference is back live in-person March 4-6, 2022 at Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia!

Join us for the fellowship, great speakers. educational workshops, a service project and more.

This year’s Midyear Conference will also serve as Capital District CKI Annual Convention. There will be separate sessions for CKI members as well as some joint sessions for all Kiwanis-family members together.

In addition, we are honored to have 2021-2022 Kiwanis International President Peter Mancuso and First Lady Karen joining us for this conference. President Peter will present one of our Keynote sessions along with a multitude of fantastic speakers lined up by this year’s Midyear Conference Committee.

Preliminary Conference Agenda

Friday, March 4, 2022
10:00am-12:00pm – Capital District Kiwanis Board Meeting
2:00pm-4:00pm – Capital District Foundation Board Meeting
5:30pm-7:00 pm – Meet and Greet with International Guests
7:00pm-9:00pm – General Session – Opening Dinner (Ticketed Event)
9:00PM- CKI Opening Session
Saturday, March 5, 2022
7:30am-8:45am – General Session – Saturday Breakfast (Ticketed Event) – Ayanna Castro “Work Your Package”
9:00am-9:50am – Workshop Session 1
10:00am-10:50am – Workshop Session 2
11:00am-11:50am – Workshop Session 3
12:00pm-1:30pm – General Session – Saturday Lunch (Ticketed Event) – Brenda Heckert “There Is No Normal”
1:30pm-2:00pm – Capital District Regional and Divisional Caucuses
2:00pm-2:50pm – Workshop Session 4
3:00pm-3:50pm – Workshop Session 5
4:00pm-5:00pm Capital District Lt. Governors’ Meeting
4:00pm-7:00pm – Free Time to Enjoy Great Wolf Lodge
7:00pm-9:00pm – General Session – Saturday Dinner (Ticketed Event) – President Peter Mancuso
Sunday, March 6, 2022
8:00am-9:30am – General Session – Closing Breakfast (Ticketed Event) – Erinn Beckner- Generosity Feeds
9:45 AM – 11:45 AM Service Project

Education at Mid Year*

Room 1Room 2Room 3Ballroom
9:00 – 9:50amPresidents’ Roundtable
Krista Latchaw, Leadership Development & Education Chairperson
Why Membership Matters
Peter Mancuso, Kiwanis International President
Keeping Your Club’s Seats Filled
Josh Hiscock,
District Trustee
10:00 – 10:50amSecretaries’ Roundtable
Jeffrey Wolff,
Executive Director
It Takes a Village of Values in Kiwanis
PG Carolyn Richar,
Human & Spiritual Values Chairperson
Inspiring Service Projects
Michelle Yuth,
Div. 4 LTG-Elect
Work Your Package
Ayanna Castro
11:00 – 11:50amTreasurers’ Roundtable
Jeffrey Wolff,
Executive Director
Young Children Projects Panel
Samantha Bosserman, Young Children Chairperson
Peaceful Conflict Negotiations
Rhonda Vrell,
Area Director
2:00 – 2:50pmCommunicating with Everyone
Eric Lamb, Public Relations Chairperson
Bringing SLPs back after Pandemic-Hibernation
Stacy Whitehouse,
Key Club Adult Committee
Touching the Lives of Children Every Day of the Year
Nancy Simonelli, Capital District
Kiwanis Foundation
Recruitment Bootcamp Experience Part 1
Rhonda Vrell,
Area Director &
John Morris, Membership Coordinator
3:00 – 3:50pmService Project Set UpKiwanis Family Relations: Strengthening Your Bond with SLPs!
Katie Brownfiel,
Immediate Past President, Capital Legacy e-Club
Capital District Strategic Plan
Long Range Planning Committee
Recruitment Bootcamp Experience Part 2

*Mid Year Education Schedule is subject to change.

Conference Program Ads

If you wish to purchase an ad in the conference program, please complete this form: https://k03.site.kiwanis.org/2022-midyear-conference-ad-sales-form/

Hotel Information

Capital District Kiwanis has negotiated a rate of $124.00/night + tax for family suites that accomodate up to 6 people and allow indoor water park access to all registered guests on the reservation at no additional cost (normally $39.99/night).

You must make your reservations separately by visiting https://www.greatwolf.com/williamsburg (group code and dates are embedded in link) or by calling (800) 551-9653 and asking for group code 2103CAPI. Do not wait as our room block WILL sell-out and the prevailing rate is $449.99/night.

Registration Information

CKI Member Registration is $185.00 which includes all conference materials and 4 meal sessions (Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Breakfast), two nights sleeping accommodations (students will be assigned 3 to a room) and access to the Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park. In addition, the first 70 CKI Members who register and attend all conference sessions will receive a $50 refund after the conference is over, making the cost of the event only $135.

Kiwanis Member/Guest Package Registration is $160.00 (a $30 savings over a la carte registration) – which includes all conference materials and sessions including 5 meals (Friday dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Breakfast).

Two other registration options are also available for Kiwanis members/guests who are not coming for the entire weekend:

  1. Saturday One-Day Pass ($50) – This will allow attendance at all Saturday workshop sessions as well as the Saturday Luncheon only.
  2. A la carte Registration ($30) – This will allow attendance to all sessions other than meal sessions and allow the a la carte selection of meals:
    1. Friday Dinner ($35)
    2. Saturday Breakfast ($20)
    3. Saturday Lunch ($40)
    4. Saturday Dinner ($45)
    5. Sunday Breakfast ($20)

COVID-19 Information

All attendees and guests at the Capital District Kiwanis Midyear Conference and CKI District Convention will be required to provide proof of full vaccination to COVID-19 (acceptable proof is a photo of CDC Vaccination Card or scan of official state vaccination record) or provide negative test result of a PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test or NAAT (Nucleic Acid Amplification Test) taken no more than 72 hours prior to the beginning of the conference on March 4, 2022. Antigen tests will not be accepted.

If you are fully vaccinated, you and your guest, may upload proof of vaccination while completing online registration. If you will be providing a negative test result, simply complete registration without uploading anything and you will be contacted the week of the conference with instructions.

Anyone arriving at the Great Wolf Lodge without providing proof of vaccination status or negative PCR/NAAT result will be denied attendance at the event.