2024 Capital District Kiwanis Convention

The Capital District Kiwanis Convention will be held August 23-25, 2024 at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel in Portsmouth, VA!

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


Preliminary Convention Agenda*

Friday, August 23, 2024
8:00am-9:00amCapital District Finance Committee Breakfast
9:00am-1:00pmExhibit & Caring Corner Set-up
9:30am-11:30amCapital District Board of Trustees Meeting
11am-6pmRegistration Open
12:00pm – 1:30pm23-24 and 24-25 Leadership Team Luncheon (Invitation Only)
1:00pm – 5:00pmExhibits & Caring Corner Open
1:30pm – 2:00pmCDKF Finance Committee Meeting
1:30pm – 5:00pmClub Leadership Education (CLE) Session
2:00pm – 4:00pmCDKF Board of Directors Meeting
6:30pm – 9:00pmFriday Baseball Game (Ticketed Event)
9:00pm – 11:30pmRegional Hospitality Suites Open
Saturday, August 24, 2024
7:00am-3:00pmRegistration Desk Open
8:00am-9:00amOpening Breakfast (Ticketed)
9:00am-3:00pmCaring Corner & Exhibits Open
9:10am-10:00amEducational Sessions 1

Setting Sail for Success: Check-In for Club Secretaries & Treasurers
Charting a Course to Equity: Equipping Our Clubs with DEIBA
Anchors Aweigh: Navigating Social Media for Your Club
Anchoring Membership: Retention Techniques to Keep Clubs Afloat
All Hands on Deck: The Kiwanis Solutions Center
10:10am-11:00amEducational Sessions 2

The Captain’s Table: A Check-In for Presidents & Presidents-Designate
Unlock the Power of Language: Leveraging AI for Club Promotion
Dispatches from the High Seas: Your Story in The Capital Kiwanian
A Course to Wellness: Take Care of Ourselves to Better Serve Others
All Aboard for Growth: Attracting New Members In a FUN Way
11:10am-12:00pmEducational Sessions 3

Setting Sail With Our SLPs: A Roundtable on Kiwanis Youth Programs
Finding Fair Winds for The Possibility Project Voyage
Better than the Pitt Pirates? Bringing Fundraising Across the Plate
The Skipper’s Briefing: 2023-2024 & 2024-2025 Lt. Governor Meeting
Full Steam Ahead: Elevating Kiwanis Engagement in Your Community
12:15pm-1:45pmFellowship Luncheon (Ticketed Event)
2:15pm-4:00pmHouse of Delegates I / CDKF Annual Meeting
4:00pm-5:00pmPast Lt. Governors Meeting
6:00pm-7:00pmGovernor’s Reception
7:00pm-9:30pmGovernors Gala (Ticketed Event)
9:30pm-11:30pmRegional Hospitality Suites Open
Sunday, August 25, 2024
8:00am-8:45amHouse of Delegates II
9:00am-11:00amInspirational Breakfast & Transfer of Leadership (Ticketed Event)
11:00am-12:00pmGenerosity Feeds Meal Packing Project
* Subject to change

Convention Sponsorships & Program Advertisements

Please consider sponsoring our annual 2024 Capital District Kiwanis Convention this summer from August 23rd – 25th, 2024 at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront HotelComplete sponsorship information is available here.

Advertisements in the District Convention Program can be purchased until July 26, 2024 by completing this form.

Club Delegates

At our district convention this August, each club in good standing, shall be entitled to seat up to three (3) delegates, two (2) of whom should be the club president and president-designate. All club delegates shall be active members of the clubs they represent.

In order to certify your club delegates (after they have been elected by the club membership), please have the Club President or Secretary complete this form as soon as possible, but no later than August 9thThere will be no on-site credentials certification.  

The results of this form will be used to produce Delegate Passes which will be included in the registration envelopes of club and at-large delegates.

Hotel Information

Capital District Kiwanis has negotiated a rate of $119.00/night ($139.85 including tax) for sleeping rooms at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel through August 9, 2024. To make sleeping room reservations, please click here.

Registration Information

Kiwanis Package Registration rate of $200 is good through July 19, 2024 – which includes all conference materials, Friday Baseball Game and sessions including 5 ticketed meal sessions (Friday Baseball Night, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Breakfast). This a $25 value over purchasing registration and meals separately. After July 19, package registration increases to $225.00.

There is no registration fee for non-Kiwanian guests attending with a registered Kiwanis member. Couples who are both Kiwanis members must register separately.

Kiwanis members/guests who are not coming for the entire weekend can register a la carte for the sessions they would like to attend:

  • A la carte Registration ($40 through July 19 and $50 afterwards) – This will allow attendance to all sessions other than meal sessions and allow the a la carte selection of meals:
    • Friday Baseball Game ($45)
    • Saturday Breakfast ($28)
    • Saturday Fellowship Luncheon ($34)
    • Saturday Governor’s Banquet ($50)
    • Sunday Inspirational Breakfast ($28)

After August 16th, Online Registration will close and there will be no on-site registration. Don’t delay…..register today!

If you don’t receive an email confirmation after hitting submit below, your registration did not go through and your credit card was not charged. Please make sure that you receive a confirmation email. For assistance please contact [email protected]

Cancellation Information

Cancellation of sleeping room accommodations must be done by 6pm ET two days (48-hours) prior to arrival or one night’s room and tax will be charged to the credit card on file.

Cancellation of convention registration/meals must be done by August 16th in writing (by email to [email protected]). No refunds will be provided after this date.

Registration Form