It’s important to make sure your club has a voice at the Kiwanis International convention each year. Make a place in your club’s budget. Include funds for two club representatives to attend the Kiwanis International convention. Delegates need to fill out the certificate of election of club delegates and alternates to the Kiwanis International convention.
As required by the Kiwanis International bylaws, the funds for sending club delegates will come from your club's administrative budget. When you calculate the budget for the convention, here are the costs you should consider covering for two people:
- Registration fee and select ticketed events
- Hotel accommodations
- Per diem
If your club needs some guidance with budgeting, a template for a club budget is available in the Leadership Guide. Go to the treasurer’s section to find the template.
In the meantime, we hope you’ll take the opportunity to send club delegates to the upcoming convention. They’ll vote on issues shaping the future of Kiwanis. And they’ll return better equipped to help your club serve your community. After all, representation at Kiwanis International convention is more than just a line item in your club’s budget. It’s your club’s voice.
Just think: A year from now, your club’s convention delegates will be back from convention. They’ll be sharing the latest news on The Eliminate Project, exciting ideas for getting members involved, strategies to ensure your club is known in its community and a renewed enthusiasm for being part of your club and of Kiwanis. It’s an energy that money can’t buy. But it does take money to get these delegates to the convention next year. That’s why you should budget for it now.