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4-6 p.m. 

Explore the Kiwanis Marketplace to pick up some new ideas while connecting with friends you may not have seen in a while. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. 


7 p.m. 

Available for $75

Leading through a pandemic hasn’t been easy. Add this ticket to your registration package and join our recognition of the distinguished governors and other prominent leaders from the 2018-19, 2019-20 and  2020-21 administrative years at the Indiana Rooftop Ballroom. Dinner included. Cash bar. 


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7:30-9 a.m. 

Available for $45

Celebrate the best of the best Kiwanis signature projects. The top 10 finalists in each of two tiers will be recognized — and then the gold, silver and bronze awards will be announced. 


9:30-11 a.m. 

Kick off your 2022 Kiwanis International Convention experience at this opening session featuring Jimmy Casas. His commitment to creating a culture of excellence earned his school the title as one of the Best High Schools in the nation by Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. His passion, energy and leadership knowledge shape a vision on how Kiwanis clubs can support teachers and students in all grades. 


1-1:50 p.m. 

Get on the launchpad and buckle up! This round-robin session is designed to help you take your club’s service to the next level — quickly. Discover ways to address children’s health and nutrition in your community. Create projects that turn small moments into learning occasions. Unearth techniques that empower students to become the leaders of tomorrow. All systems go … and ready for impact!


2:15-3:45 p.m. 

Choose one of these interactive labs and get to work making a difference for kids. 

Every moment is a teachable moment
For young children, every moment matters to brain development. Getting dirty, climbing trees, even just pretending — it all has a place. Join Kiwanis Launchpad presenter Rachel Giannini to develop better citizens through encouragement, love and teaching equality.

Make your service come alive
If your club is going to survive, you need to meet people where they are — on social media. The average person spends 145 minutes per day browsing, commenting and sharing. Learn to use images, videos and words in powerful ways so your club can help more kids thrive.

Two members invite two prospects
Think differently about growing your club. Learn about the Two For Two plan, which has helped many Kiwanis clubs become changemakers in their communities. Make a plan, grow your club and inspire your members to improve the lives of more kids in your community!

Evaluate and refine your mission
When was the last time your club honestly analyzed its impact? Walk through the process and consider innovative service projects that can move your club in an uplifting direction. Go home with a list of ideas to present at your next club meeting.

Raising money for your club’s causes
For the causes your club cares about, fundraising is a critical form of support. Learn the essentials of creating a strategic fundraising plan — and the tools you’ll need to carry it out. Leave with a plan on paper and all your questions answered so your club can make a bigger difference for kids in your community.

Healthy kids, happy kids
From the prenatal stage to age 5, a child’s brain grows at an astounding rate. But healthy development depends on key nutrients. Join subject matter experts for a discussion of how your club can directly address the needs of those who don't have access to the foods and nutrients that small children need for healthy brain development.

Ready, set, read
Kids are curious and wildly creative. Books help fuel their curiosity and imagination. If your community assessment shows a literacy need, we can help you design enriching experiences. Leave this panel discussion with a list of resources, projects and ideas that help kids improve their reading skills.

Service: A prescription for today’s students
For students, volunteering and community service yield higher self-esteem, greater connection to school and community, higher grades, lower engagement in self-harming behavior and more. Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs can be the prescription your community needs. From 6-year-olds to young adults and adults with disabilities, learn how SLPs can be a great addition to your Kiwanis club.  


6 p.m.

Spend some time with Kiwanis friends on a summer evening in downtown Indianapolis — while enjoying a baseball game at one of the world’s best minor-league stadiums. This event includes dinner, beer, wine and soda. 


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FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2022 



9:30-10:30 a.m. 

Prepare for launch! Explore projects that help kids get what they need to grow up healthy. Discover innovative techniques that prepare them to become lifelong learners. Determine whether your club is doing its best to connect members across generations after the seismic changes caused by the pandemic. Strap on your moon boots, step onto the launchpad — and take your club’s service out of this world.


1-3:30 p.m.

What do diversity, equity and inclusion look like for your Kiwanis club and your community? Join us for an interactive session as we explore these topics. Participate in an immersive exercise and spend time with a peer group of Kiwanians to talk about how clubs can better serve and reflect their communities.


1-2:15 p.m. 

Think about what a little innovation could mean for your club by attending one of these master classes.

Marketing masters
Does everybody in the community know what your club does? If they did, they’d all want to be members. Leave this session with a communications plan for traditional and digital media that lets everyone know what your club is doing to serve the children of your community and the world.

Be an influencer, not a pusher
We’re supposed to persuade others to join our clubs, participate in service projects, donate to fundraisers, run for leadership positions and more. Discover how to influence others without being pushy or overbearing.

Growing and strengthening SLP clubs
New curriculum, updated programming and fresh projects can help grow your Service Leadership Program. Learn more about upcoming program changes and enhancements that will make your SLP program — and the students you serve — stronger. 

Connecting across generations
The Silent Generation. Baby Boomers. Generation X. Millennials. Gen Z. Each wants something different from a Kiwanis club. But their desire to make the community a better place is the same. Discover how to connect with members of all ages and experiences, so you can improve your club’s service to the children of the world.

Managing your club or district foundation
It’s critical for all Kiwanis foundations to comply with government regulations. Supporters need assurance that their funds are being used for the intended purposes. Learn about changing regulations, needed policies and best practices for operating club and district foundations.

Putting the fun in fundraising
It takes money to serve kids. Fundraising can be easy and fun, but it can get old — quickly. Come and brainstorm some innovative fundraising initiatives that can fuel your service and administrative accounts.

What does your community really need?
Stop assuming you know what your community needs — and start asking. If your club hasn’t done a community needs assessment within the past three years, it’s time for an evaluation. Use these tools to discover whether your club is meeting the needs of the people it serves.


2:30-3:45 p.m.  

Collaboration is key. Choose one of these sessions, and then start working — and leading — together.

Membership, public relations and partnership chairs
If a Kiwanis club isn’t evolving and improving, it will fail sooner or later. In this session, current and incoming membership, public relations and partnership chairs will come together to learn how collaboration strengthens a club — while providing service that’s relevant and effective.

Governors, governors-elect, vice governors and district membership coordinators
When everyone is working together, there’s no stopping how much good Kiwanis can do. Governors, governors-elect, vice governors and district membership coordinators will all get the latest tools while sharing ideas about crashing through roadblocks.

Serving the children of the world? Start with youth protection.
Threats against children grow every year. Predators are using every possible method to exploit vulnerabilities. Understand how following Kiwanis Youth Protection Policies and Guidelines can protect not only kids, but you, your club and your community as well.

Fundraising online
Social media can be a powerful fundraising tool. Learn to create online events that raise funds for the community while crafting a message that people don’t scroll past. Explore some best practices and develop creative ideas that persuade people to support your cause.

Creating projects to meet community needs
Once the needs have been identified, that’s when the real work of a Kiwanis club begins. Get help and ideas for designing projects that make a lasting difference in the community. Get a checklist to follow — and a blueprint for impactful projects that are easy to implement.

From doodle to design
Is your club is thinking about building a playground? Perfect! We have experts and partners who can help. In this session, we’ll walk you through the steps of creating amazing play spaces for all ages and abilities.

How to write an effective grant
The next time you’re looking to fund a service project, find out whether government agencies or philanthropies offer grants to help. Many do. And Kiwanis clubs qualify. The first step: writing the perfect grant application. See what high-level donors expect.


4:30-5:30 p.m.
Dr. Mae Jemison is enhancing life on Earth by working to accelerate knowledge, technology, design and thinking for human space travel beyond our solar system within the next 100 years. Jemison — the first woman of color in the world to go into space — served six years as a NASA astronaut. She performed experiments in material science, life sciences and human adaptation to weightlessness onboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992. On Friday, June 10, Jemison will ignite your club's passion for STEM service. 

Unfortunately, Diana Trujillo is no longer able to attend the 2022 Kiwanis International Convention.


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SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2022 



**TIME CHANGE**  8:30 a.m. 

Get informed about the business of Kiwanis International — and add your voice to our future. Executive Director Stan Soderstrom will address the state of Kiwanis International. Delegates from clubs around the world will then elect the organization’s next leaders and vote on amendments to the governing documents. 

*The Kiwanis Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 11, 2022, will be streamed live online and can be viewed for free. Watch for streaming information. 

NOTE: There will be no on-site registration. Delegates certification assistance will be available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only.  


11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Available for $35

Upgrade your lunch experience and celebrate the positive impact Kiwanis has on children all over the world. Special Kiwanians will be honored for their support and dedication. 


7 p.m.

Available for $125

After all the work is done, take some time to celebrate the work Kiwanis is doing around the world. Join the new piano man, Michael Cavanaugh from the hit Broadway musical “Movin’ Out,” on a journey through classics from Billy Joel, Elton John and other piano superstars. Dinner, dancing and two tickets to the cash bar are included. 


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