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SCHEDULE

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All events will be held at the Coronado Springs Resort, unless otherwise specified.

Tuesday, June 25  

Registration
  
2-4 p.m. 

Wednesday, June 26  

Registration 

10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Kiwanis showcase 
4-6 p.m.   
Free welcome reception open to all attendees. Light snacks, cash bar and entertainment. 

Poly’s Patio  
7-10 p.m., Ventanas Patio West 
Cash bar and entertainment 

 
Thursday, June 27  

Registration and Kiwanis Showcase 
8 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Complementary pastries and coffee will be served at 8 a.m. 

Service project: Kiwanis hospital dolls
8-10 a.m. Kiwanis Showcase
 
Jim Collins 
10-11 a.m., Coronado Ballroom
The author of “Good to Great, How the Mighty Fall” and co-author of both “Great by Choice” and “Built to Last,” will address Kiwanians. 

Food trucks
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Veracruz Porte Cochère
In a hurry for lunch? Choose from a variety of food trucks right outside of the Coronado Springs Resort.

Signature Project Contest Luncheon (ticketed event) 
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Fiesta Ballroom
US$60 
Discover what it takes to become one of the top 10 finalists and find out who won gold, silver and bronze awards in this year’s contest. 

Opening Session  
2-4 p.m.  
Keynote speaker Alex Sheen  

SOLD OUT Kiwanis Night at Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney’s Polynesian Resort(ticketed event) 
(transportation provided)
4:45-8 p.m., Polynesian Village Resort 
US$100 
Meal includes choice of soft drinks, beer, wine and sangria. Transportation costs covered.  All buses will depart from Coronado Springs at 4:45 p.m.  

Poly’s Patio  
7-10 p.m., Ventanas Patio West 
Cash bar and entertainment 

 
Friday, June 28 

Registration and Kiwanis showcase 
8a.m.-3 p.m. 
Complementary pastries and coffee will be served at 8 a.m. 

Service project: No-sew blankets
8-10 a.m. Kiwanis Showcase

Kiwanis Children's Fund Annual Meeting
9:30-10 a.m, Coronado Ballroom

Global Health Update Session
10-11:30 a.m, Coronado Ballroom
An informative session with 2014-15 Kiwanis International President John Button, M.D. that will include a programmatic update on maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination by Dr. Azhar Abid Raza and an update on Iodine Deficiency Disorder sustainability by Dr. Roland Kupka. 

Food trucks
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Veracruz Porte Cochère
In a hurry for lunch? Choose from a variety of food trucks right outside of the Coronado Springs Resort.

Children’s Fund Luncheon (ticketed event) 
11:30a.m.-1p.m., Fiesta Ballroom
US$60 
Includes a meal and a program celebrating the work made possible by generous Kiwanians. 
The featured speaker is Sally Longo Wilson, Kiwanian and mayor of Osceola, Arkansas.

Business Session  
2-4 p.m.  

Kiwanis Night at Planet Hollywood (ticketed event) 
(includes transportation, food and drink at Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs) 
7-10 p.m., Planet Hollywood, Disney Springs
US$125 
Includes transportation, a meal, beer, wine and a D.J. Buses will depart from both hotels beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will circle back to the hotels throughout the evening. 

Poly’s Patio  

7-10 p.m., Ventanas Patio West  
Cash bar and entertainment 


Saturday, June 29  

Registration and Kiwanis showcase  
8 a.m.–2 p.m. 
Complimentary pastries and coffee will be served at 8 a.m. 

Service project: Book donation
8-10 a.m. Kiwanis Showcase
Convention attendees are asked to bring a book appropriate for children ages 6 to 10 to include in the book donation project.  Books in the Spanish language are welcome and encouraged, as there is a large population of Hispanic students at the school.

Dillon Kalkhurst
10-11 a.m., Coronado Ballroom
The author of “Generation Everyone! - A guide to Generational Harmony at Work, School and home" will address Kiwanians. 

Food trucks
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Veracruz Porte Cochère
In a hurry for lunch? Choose from a variety of food trucks right outside of the Coronado Springs Resort.

Kiwanis Family Luncheon (Ticketed event)
11:30a.m.-1p.m., Fiesta Ballroom
US$60 
Join us for a dose of inspiration as we celebrate our Service Leadership Programs, which provide the foundation for a life of service and philanthropy that impacts students and communities around the globe. Former U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, who also served as the 1959-60 Key Club International president, will be the keynote speaker. Key Club International President Emily Rice and Circle K International President Laura Belmont will give a special address. 2009-10 Kiwanis International President Paul Palazzolo and 2014-15 Key Club International President Maria Palazzolo will serve as emcees. 

Closing Session  
2-4 p.m.  

Kiwanis Children's Fund Honors Reception
Sponsored by Merrill Lynch
5-6:30 p.m., Fiesta Ballroom
US$75
Enjoy appetizers and a drink while honoring top donors to the Kiwanis Children’s Fund. 

Kiwanis Gala: An Evening with Don Felder
(ticketed event) 
Dinner at 7:30 p.m., concert starts at 9 p.m. 
7:30-10:30 p.m., Coronado Ballroom
US$125
Dinner and show featuring Don Felder, former Eagles band guitarist. A cash bar will be available. 

Combo: Purchase both the Friday night event at Planet Hollywood and the Saturday night Kiwanis Gala for the reduced price of US$225. 

CONVENTION SERVICE PROJECTS   

The 2019 Kiwanis International Convention will provide daily opportunities to volunteer from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the World Showcase. On Thursday, June 27, volunteers can help assemble Kiwanis hospital dolls; on Friday, June 28, volunteers will assemble no-sew blankets and on Saturday, June 29, volunteers can help Reading is Fundamental organize books for donation to Sunrise Elementary School. Blankets will be donated to Project Linus, and the dolls will be donated to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital. All donation sites are in the Orlando, Florida area.   

Convention attendees are asked to bring a book appropriate for children ages 6 to 10 to include in the book donation project.  Books in the Spanish language are welcome and encouraged as there is a large population of Spanish-speaking students at the school. 

Schedule subject to change. 

EDUCATION

Download the program book to consult the workshops.

Do you have a question or suggestion about the education offered at the Kiwanis International convention? Email education@kiwanis.org.

ELECTIONS

Kiwanis clubs in good standing are allowed two representatives in the House of Delegates, along with two alternates who may serve if one or both delegates cannot attend. Only delegates may vote on elections and proposed amendments and resolutions. Download the certificate of election of club delegates and alternates to the Kiwanis International convention.

ANNOUNCED CANDIDATES FOR KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL BOARD

To be elected during 2018-19, for terms beginning 2019-20
(as of May 28, 2019)

PRESIDENT: Daniel Vigneron, Howald, Luxembourg
(one one-year term to be elected)

PRESIDENT-ELECT: Arthur N. Riley, Westminster, Maryland, USA
(one one-year term to be elected)

VICE PRESIDENT:
“George” Chu-Ching Chian, Taichung City, Taiwan
Gary Levine, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Peter J. Mancuso, North Bellmore, New York, USA
(one one-year term to be elected)

TRUSTEES:  Five (5) trustee offices will be filled as follows:

• UNITED STATES AND PACIFIC CANADA — Three (3) three-year terms to be elected at the 2019 Kiwanis International convention in Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida, USA (June 27-30, 2019) by delegates from the United States and Pacific Canada Region. Announced candidates are:

Leigh A. Chagnon, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Gary "Coop" Cooper, Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
David W. Hurrelbrink, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Cathy Szymanski, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

• ASIA-PACIFIC REGION —One (1) three-year term was filled by Cheng Lian Teh, Malaysia District, at the Kiwanis Asia-Pacific Convention in Taoyuan, Taiwan (March 7-9, 2019) by delegates from Asia-Pacific.

• EUROPE REGION —One (1) three-year term was filled by Gunnsteinn Björnsson, Iceland-Faroes District, at the Kiwanis International-European Federation Convention in Reykjavik, Iceland (May 24-26, 2019) by delegates from Europe.

The At-Large seat does not have a guaranteed trustee seat open for the 2019-20 administrative year.
The Canada and Caribbean Region does not have a guaranteed trustee seat open for the 2019-20 administrative year.
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CONTACT: Denise Parker: 1-800-549-2647 x245 or +1-317-217-6245.

Candidates will be announced as they are declared. Candidates' pages will be posted as information is received from the declared candidates. Contact Denise Parker for more information.

AMENDMENT AND RESOLUTION PROPOSALS

Kiwanis clubs in good standing are allowed two representatives in the House of Delegates, along with two alternates who may serve if one or both delegates cannot attend. Only delegates may vote on elections and proposed amendments and resolutions. Download the certificate of election of club delegates and alternates to the Kiwanis International convention. 

To review details about amendments and resolutions to be discussed and voted on by the delegates at the Kiwanis International convention, download the full amendment and resolution proposals booklet.

Summary:
- Proposed resolution on keeping children safe from violence, abuse and neglect. 
- Proposed amendment adding a nondiscrimination clause to the Kiwanis International Bylaws.
- Proposed amendment allowing delegates to abstain on votes for Kiwanis International trustee offices. 
- Proposed amendment adding a new requirement for Kiwanis International vice president, president-elect and president.
- Proposed amendment adding a new trustee seat to the Kiwanis International Board to be held by member age 50 or under.
- Proposed amendment to adopt family membership status, which can be used by clubs provided their district first adopts the same status. 

If you plan to represent your club as a delegate, it's easy to prepare. Download the certificate of election of club delegates and alternates.

SPEAKERS AND ENTERTAINERS

Leslie Nwoke, M.D. 
Dr. Nwoke is a physician and executive coach. She is also the founder and CEO of HeartWork Now, the online learning and personal development platform. She believes embracing our emotions is the path toNwoke_press_photo living in our purpose. Dr. Leslie has a diverse background in medicine, global health and nonprofit leadership. She co-founded The Ruby Project, a nonprofit offering mentorship for girls who have experienced trauma, and Making Noise, Inc., an advocacy organization for African sex trafficking survivors. 
Dr. Nwoke will be the keynote speaker at the Positional Leadership Training’s Tuesday evening reception. BY INVITATION ONLY, as part of the Positional Leadership Training. 

 


Jim Collins

“Good to Great” author Jim Collins will open the 2019 Kiwanis International Convention at Walt DisneyJim-Collins---teaching--weboptimized World Resort® in Florida. Collins has authored or coauthored six books that have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, including “How the Mighty Fall,” “Great by Choice” and “Built to Last.” Collins has invested more than a quarter century in vigorous research about what makes great companies tick. In 1995, he founded a management laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, where he conducts and engages with CEOs and senior-leadership teams. In addition to his work in the business sector, he has a passion for learning and teaching in the social sectors, including cause-driven nonprofits. In 2017, global media company Forbes selected Collins as one of the 100 Greatest Living Business Minds.
Collins will speak to convention attendees from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 27. 

 

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Promises still matter and a handshake still means something. That’s the message Alex Sheen will share with attendees at the 2019 Kiwanis International Convention at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.Sheen is the founder of because I said I would, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Sheen will share some of his promises kept and encourage and inspire you to make and keep a promise of your own.
Sheen will speak during the Opening Session on June 27.


Roland Kupka, M.D.
Roland Kupka is a senior nutrition adviser at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) headquarters in New York. In this role, he provides strategic support to UNICEF’s nutrition programs operating in more than 90 countries. Dr. Kupka currently also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Micronutrient ForumRoland Kupka square and on the Board of Directors of the Iodine Global Network. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Kupka’s work has focused on devising effective intervention strategies to improve maternal and child nutrition, especially in the area of micronutrients. This work has led to more than 75 publications in scientific journals and books. A German national, Dr. Kupka completed his doctoral training in Nutrition and Epidemiology at Harvard University
Dr. Roland Kupka will participate in the Global Health Update Session on Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m.   



Azhar Abid Raza, M.D.
Dr. Azhar Abid Raza heads the maternal and adolescent immunization sub-unit at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) headquarters in New York, managing the global maternal and neonatal

azhar 1 tetanus elimination (MNTE) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) programs. During his 18 years at UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), he has contributed to the development of the global MNTE Strategy and Investment Case, the development of Pakistan’s national guidelines for polio eradication, measles mortality reduction and MNTE, and supported the design and monitoring of advocacy, communication and social mobilization for these programs.
Dr. Azhar Abid Raza will participate in the Global Health Update Session on Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m.  


Dillon Kalkhurst  
Dillon Kalkhurst is the author of the book “Generation Everyone! A Guide to Generational Harmony at Work, School, and Home.” In this interactive Saturday morning session, he will examine differences inDKK-Head-Shot copy 2 generations and explore generational preferences and values. The different generational stereotypes will be discussed, and you will learn to embrace your intergenerational friends, members and family members.  
Before becoming an author and speaker he enjoyed an educational marketing and strategic partnerships career, and most recently served as executive director of business development and community development at Scholastic. He founded The Center for Intergenerational Engagement to support the findings in his book. He is a member of the Ormond Beach Kiwanis Club.
Kalkhurst will speak to convention attendees the morning of Saturday, June 29. 

Tammy Chang, M.D.
Dr. Tammy Chang is a health services researcher and practicing family physician with a passion for adolescent health, specifically, breaking the cycle of poverty and poor health among adolescent mothers and their children.Chang photo
Her research is focused on improving access to reproductive health care and promoting healthy pregnancy weight gain among at-risk adolescents through use of technology and social media.
Chang actively mentors numerous high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, and post-doctoral fellows to fill the pipeline of future health services researchers.
A former member of Key Club, she will speak during Closing Session about how Key Club affected her life, and how important it is for adults to mentor and guide youth.

Justin Willman
Magician and comedian Justin has been seen on the six-episode Netflix series “Magic for Humans with Justin Willman” and recently announced his new residency called “The Magic Show” at the historicJustin Willman Approved Photo 2018 Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. He’s also appeared on “The Tonight Show,” “Ellen” and “Conan.” His debut comedy/magic special “Sleight of Mouth” premiered on Comedy Central in 2015 to rave reviews.
Willman is also a consultant and writer for film and television productions like “America’s Got Talent,” “The Goldbergs” and Disney’s feature film “Magic Camp.” Willman appeared on stage at the 2013 Kiwanis International Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 
Justin Willman will host the Closing Session of the 2019 Kiwanis International Convention at Walt Disney World® Resort.


Don Felder
 
Join us for the Kiwanis Gala: An Evening with Don Felder during the 2019 Kiwanis International Convention. 
Felder is the renowned former lead guitarist of the Eagles, one of the world's most popular and best-selling bands in history. 
A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder was a member of the Eagles for 27DonFelder_Michael Helms (2) years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones. Felder originated the music and co-wrote the Eagles’ biggest hit — the iconic “Hotel California” — as well as other fan favorites like “Victim of Love” and “Those Shoes.” He became immediately celebrated for his lyrical, signature guitar work on legendary songs like “Hotel California” and “One of These Nights.” 
The Kiwanis Gala includes dinner and entertainment and is scheduled for Saturday evening, June 29.

FUTURE KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

  • June 18-21, 2020
    Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  • June 24-27, 2021
    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

EXHIBITORS AND ADVERTISERS

Exhibiting and advertising at the Kiwanis International convention allows you to share your programs, services and products with Kiwanians and guests from around the world.

In addition to Kiwanis business, Kiwanians attend the convention to look for new fundraising ideas, learn about service projects and buy souvenirs for family and friends.

Here is the current list of exhibitors (Note that it is updated frequently):

A+ Images, Inc.

Chandler Magic

ChildFund International

Dictionary Project

DS Global

Easy Living Products

Flagpoles by Uncommon USA

Gracie Roze

Hylant

International Committee on Young Children

Kiwanis Club of Division 1234 Special Games

Kiwanis Family House

Kiwanis Rose Float Project

Massaging Insoles

MD Healthcare Supplies

MogoBox

My Custom Tailor

Operation Warm

Peace Corps

Road Scholar

Safe Hiring Solutions

Save the Rain

See's Candies

Terri Lynn Fundraising

UNICEF

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For more information about exhibiting opportunities, call + 1 (317) 875-8755, ext. 196 or
email us.

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