International Convention

International convention is the biggest event of the CKI year! Traditionally held in mid-June or early July, international convention is a time for members from all over the world to gather and discuss the business of the organization. Members elect the President, Vice President, Trustee-at-Large and all subregion trustees. Members also vote on amendments to the Bylaws of the organization. Of course, it's not all business. International convention is a time to meet members from around the world and exchange ideas, form lasting friendships and make wonderful memories!

REGISTRATION FEES AND DEADLINES

REGISTRATION
Registration rates will be determined soon!
Early Bird Registration: Rate- US$TBD (January 2018- May 1, 2018 at 12 pm EDT)
Regular Registration: Rate- US$TBD (May 2, 2018-June 1, 2018 at 12 pm EDT)
Please note there will be no on-site registration due to the need for all attendees (including guests) to have a clear background check completed through Kiwanis International prior to CKIx. The cost of the background check is covered in your registration fee.
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN JANUARY 2018- WATCH CKI Social Media for details


CKIX REGISTRATION PROCESS
All registrations must be completed online using the registration link provided (registration will open January 2018). You must have a credit card available at the time of registration. You will not be able to complete the registration process without submitting payment via credit card.


WHAT DOES YOUR REGISTRATION COVER?

  • Day of Service and Convention
  • Transportation to and from service project sites
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks for Day of Service
  • Meal served at awards ceremony Saturday
  • Background check
  • Souvenirs and conference materials*

CKIX REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN JANUARY 2018
*Please note souvenirs and conference materials will be distributed as supplies last.

CKIX 2018 TRAVEL AND HOTEL INFORMATION

TRAVELING TO CHICAGO

FLYING TO CHICAGO?

Several airlines fly to and from Chicago area airports each day.


DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE USA IN YOUR CHEVROLET (OR TOYOTA, HONDA… MAYBE YOUR FORD?)
If you’re driving to Chicago your final destination is the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.


HOUSING INFORMATION
Stay tuned for details.

CKIX CODE OF CONDUCT AND
MEDICAL FORM

CODE OF CONDUCT
Please remember that by registering for CKIx and clicking that you accept the terms of the Circle K International Convention Code of Conduct, you agree to respect the authority of the Sergeant-at-Arms Committee and understand infractions of the Convention Code of Conduct will be reported by the Committee to the International Board of Trustees and the Director of Circle K International. You also understand that appropriate action will be taken for any infractions, including dismissal from the convention at your expense. You may read the complete Circle K International Code of conduct by clicking here.

MEDICAL FORM
There is no need to fill out the medical form unless you have an ongoing medical issue of which needs to be brought to the attention of the CKI staff. Download a copy of the medical form here.

CKIX 2018 SCHEDULE

To get the most out of your convention experience, we suggest you arrive on Wednesday, July 4, and depart any time on Sunday, July 8. Check back later for schedule at-a-glance. 

CKIX CONTESTS AND AWARDS

New this year, all club and distinguished awards will be submitted in an online format. Paper copies will not be accepted. All awards applications will be released in April 2018.

Please direct all questions concerning contests and awards to Circle K International Director, Jameson Root via Jroot@kiwanis.org.


CLUB AWARDS
All awards will be submitted online no later than June 1, 2018 at 12 pm EDT. Club award applications will be released in April 2018.

  • Club Achievement
  • Non-Traditional Scrapbook
  • Outstanding Kiwanis Family Relations
  • Outstanding Single Service
  • Preferred Charities & Service Partners
  • Traditional Scrapbook

DISTINGUISHED AWARDS
All distinguished awards must be submitted online no later than May 4, 2018 at 12 pm EDT. The following award applications will be released in April 2018.

  • Distinguished District
  • Distinguished District Governor
  • Distinguished District Administrator
  • Distinguished District Secretary-Treasurer
  • Distinguished District Secretary
  • Distinguished District Treasurer
  • Distinguished District Editor
  • Distinguished District Chairperson
  • Distinguished Lieutenant Governor
  • Distinguished Kiwanis Committee Member
  • Distinguished International Chairperson


Individual Awards
This year's awards taskforce has introduced three individual awards that may require nomination, performance, or a recommendation. The following award applications are offered this year:

  • CKI Hall of Fame: Recognizes 3+ year veteran members who have made substantial contributions to CKI.
  • New Member of the Year: Recognizes new members who exemplify the tenets, principles, and values of CKI.
  • Outstanding International Committee Member: Recognizes outstanding members of International Committees/Task Forces.

ORATORICAL CONTEST
The Circle K International Oratorical Contest is designed to encourage members to share their attitudes, beliefs, and experiences regarding the organization through a prepared speech.

The theme and for the 2018 Oratorical Contest will be released no later than mid-February 2018.

Each orator will prepare a speech on the theme listed above. Orators will be allowed a maximum of seven (7) minutes for the presentation.

Download the oratorical contest guidelines and registration sheet for onsite submission at CKIx (available prior to CKIx18.) Orators should be ready to present their speeches Wednesday, July 4. A time and location will be announced prior to the beginning of CKIx18.

GROWTH ENHANCES MEMBERSHIP (G.E.M.) AWARDS
No application needed-- all clubs are eligible!

INDIVIDUAL RECOGNITION AWARDS
Outstanding CKI Alumnus Award
The Circle K International Outstanding Alumnus Award is designed to recognize one outstanding Circle K Alumnus who has remained committed to the realization of mankind’s potential after his/her years as a Circle K member. To be eligible for this award, the nominated individual must have been a dues-paid member of Circle K International for at least one administrative year. Nominees may have continued with their involvement with the Kiwanis-family upon their graduation, have accomplishments in the non-profit or other service-oriented fields. However, this is not a requirement. The recipient of this award shall be invited to attend the Circle K International Convention and accept the recognition.

How to nominate: There is no application form to nominate an individual for the Outstanding Alumnus Award. Nominations should be written as a narrative or letter to the CKI board and include a brief description why the person should be considered for this honor. Nominations are due by 12 pm EST January 15, 2018. Please send Jameson Root (JRoot@kiwanis.org) any nominees you might have for consideration.

Humanitarian Award
The Circle K International Humanitarian Award is designed to recognize one individual annually whose efforts on behalf of others have significantly contributed to the betterment of the world. Any individual who has had a positive impact on humanity is eligible to receive this award. Candidates may be nominated by any member in good standing with Circle K International. The recipient of the award shall be invited to attend the Circle K International Convention and accept the recognition.

How to nominate: There is no application form to nominate an individual for the Humanitarian Award. Nominations should be written as a narrative or letter to the CKI board and include a brief description why the person should be considered for this honor. The Humanitarian Award should also include examples of the positive impact of this individual on humanity. Nominations are due by 12 pm EST January 15, 2018. Please send Jameson Root (Jroot@kiwanis.org) any nominees you might have for consideration.

Circle of Service Award
The Circle of Service Award was created to annually recognize and honor an individual within Kiwanis International who has made the most outstanding contribution to all of Circle K International. Those individuals, who are neither salaried Kiwanis officials, nor Circle K members, shall be eligible to receive this award. A majority vote of the CKI Board will determine the winner of the award. Individuals may not be recognized with this award more than once.Individuals may be nominated by any dues paid member
of the organization. Recipients will be selected by the CKI Board for announcement at the following Circle K International Convention. If, in the determination of the CKI Board, no qualified nominees have been submitted, then the award shall not be given in that year.

How to nominate: There is no official application form. The person making the nomination should use the criteria below to create a nomination packet. A completed application package must include a nomination essay, written by the nominator, and up to five supporting documents. The supporting documents may include essays by other individuals, letters of recommendation, or other documents as the nominator sees fit. Nomination packets may be emailed to Jameson Root (JRoot@kiwanis.org) and must be submitted by 12 pm EST January 15, 2018.

    CKIX CONTESTS AND AWARDS

    HOUSE OF DELEGATES INFORMATION
    Electing officers and voting on amendments to the current bylaws is one of the most important events that take place at CKIx. Participating in caucusing, reading candidate literature, and reviewing proposed amendments are three crucial parts of being an informed delegate

    Delegate Certification
    Only dues-paid members of clubs in good standing (having paid for at least 15/10 members), as verified by the Circle K club, are eligible to be convention delegates. If a club member is not able to represent the club, the club may vote to have the current or immediate past lieutenant governor for the division or any other current district officer represent the club's voice to the House of Delegates.

    The "Certification of Election Delegates and Alternates to the 2018 Circle K International Convention" is an electronic submission form. Only a club president or club secretary may certify delegates to the convention. Please make sure your club elects its voting delegates at an upcoming meeting. Club delegates should be elected and the delegate certification form submitted on or before June 8, 2018. Delegate Certification will open in May 2018.

    2018 PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
    Do you have a proposed bylaw amendment for the 2018 House of Delegates to consider at the Circle K International Convention in San Antonio? Please complete the online form by May 4, 2018 for consideration. The online form will open no later than April 1, 2018. Submit all proposed amendments using the online form. A complete list of proposed amendments will be available no later than June 4, 2018.

    ELECTIONS
    The 2018-19 Official CKI Candidates Packet will been prepared for all those endorsed for international office. This information explains what is expected of you if you are elected to the Circle K International Board of Trustees. It will answer questions about time requirements, expenses, travel, board meetings and training, as well as other topics. Circle K International board members are expected to fulfill the obligations and responsibilities outlined in this bulletin.

    As indicated in the bulletin, candidates must file all necessary paperwork online by Friday, May 4, 2018 at 12 pm EDT.

    • 2018-19 Official CKI Candidates Packet
    • Online Candidate Form
    • 2018-19 CKI President Service Agreement
    • 2018-19 CKI Vice President Service Agreement
    • 2018-19 CKI Trustee & Trustee-at-Large Service Agreement



    MEET THE CANDIDATES

    A complete list of candidates will be available no later than June 2018.

    DAY OF SERVICE

    The Day of Service, formerly known as Large Scale Service Project or LSSP, is part of CKIx. It is a time for Circle K members to do what they do best-- service.  Day of Service allows members to give back to the convention host city through approximately two days of community service opportunities.

    A few past projects have included:
    -Habitat for Humanity
    -Playground build
    -Neighborhood beautification
    -Organizing donations for a community food bank


    TEAM LEADER APPLICATIONS WILL BE RELEASED IN MARCH 2018.