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EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE TO REPLACE 2021 KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

| Feb 26, 2021

The Kiwanis International Board of Trustees declared that emergency conditions will exist through September 30, 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This resulted in several other important decisions.

  • The board determined that it would be impossible and impractical to hold a safe, accessible convention for its international membership due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, 2021 board elections will be conducted by the Kiwanis International Council to guarantee global representation prescribed under the bylaws and current pandemic restrictions.
  • The board determined that an education conference will be offered in Salt Lake City, Utah, for in-person and virtual audiences. In-person participation will be limited and will follow all local health guidelines.
  • As was allowed last year, the board determined that districts may conduct 2021 convention business virtually using a house of delegates, council or other entity allowed in its bylaws.
  • Additionally, the Kiwanis International Board decided to relocate the 2022 Kiwanis International Convention from Manila, Philippines, to a to-be-determined location. The board made the decision after reviewing global health forecasts from the World Health Organization and reiterated its desire to hold a convention in Manila as soon as possible.

Further information about the schedule, registration and events to occur during the Kiwanis Education Conference will be available once details are finalized.

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