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    Success begins from a foundation on service and fun

    District Convention has been totally revamped with more service, leadership, & fellowship, so don’t miss out!

    February 26-28, 2016, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

District Convention is an annual celebration of service and planning summit in one.

On February 26-28, 2016, come together with Circle Kers from across Alabama in Tuscaloosa to celebrate, plan, party, and serve. With more than six service hands-on service projects, new CKItalks TED-style presentations, revamped officer training, hot-topic boot camps, and celebrations of CKI service, District Convention is ready to be your biggest weekend of the semester.

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Every part of CKI is covered


For the first time ever, Saturday morning at CKI District Convention will be spent doing what Circle Kers do best: hands-on service. Circle Kers at convention will break into six groups to cover Tuscaloosa in service.

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Wings of Grace
  • Arts ‘N Autism
  • Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter
  • West Alabama Food Bank


New CKItalks, TED-style presentations on hot-topics, highlight the revamped leadership development at District Convention that includes new Officer Training, in-depth Boot Camps on important topics, and motivating guest speakers.

  • Club Officer Training
  • ckiTalks
  • Customized Boot Camps
  • Club & Individual Awards


See and be seen at District Convention, the Circle K event of the year. Parties are a big part of District Convention, including a Saturday night dance with one of Tuscaloosa’s hottest DJs.

  • Meet & Greet Reception
  • Service Fair Reception
  • Governor’s Farewell Ball with DJ
  • Networking

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  • “District Convention prepared me to lead my CKI club.”

    The training and opporuntities presented at Alabama District Circle K Convention allows officers and directors to effectively lead their local clubs.

  • “There’s so much to do. My head was spinning!”

    District Convention has something for everybody. Service, Social, Leadership, and more.

  • “District Convention was the best part of my CKI experience!”

    Make memories and friends that will last beyond your Circle K days.

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What’s a CKItalk at District Convention? Find out


A revamped schedule for a whole new experience that builds the area, our clubs, and our members so CKI can be even better.

Beginning with a Friday night spent on Why We Serve and ending with a Sunday morning celebration of the service we’ve done so far, the 58th Annual Alabama District Circle K Convention was built from the ground up to enable CKI do more in Alabama. Convention is new ckiTalks from Circle Kers and Kiwanians on hot-topic issues that effect our organization, an entirely rewrritten training curriculum, refreshed & updated sessions, and a morning of service in the community.

Friday, February 26

  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Welcome & Registration

    Russell Hall Atrium

  • 7:30pm - 8:45pm Opening Session

    Get into convention with club cheers, keynote speaker Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, and the beginning of officer elections.

  • 8:45pm - 9:15pm Meet & Greet Reception

    Light hors d’oeuvre and refreshments provided by The University of Alabama President’s Office

  • 9:15pm - 9:55pm Why We Serve

    Celebrate what it means to be a Circle Ker in the Alabama Kiwanis Family with District Governor Jessica and share your service.

  • 10:00pm Night Out on the Quad

    Games, movies, and more across the Quad

Saturday, February 27

  • 8:00am - 11:00am Service Projects

    Make a difference throughout the Tuscaloosa community with Circle Kers from across Alabama.

  • 8:00am - 11:00am Club Officer Training

    Join other Club Presidents, Vice Presidents, Secretaries, and Treasurers in a completely new training curriculum based on proven practices.

  • 11:30am - 12:30pm Jean Dean Reading is Fundamental Cookout

    It’s a lunch cookout to celebrate the successes of Alabama District Circle K’s commitment to the literacy for the children of Alabama with the Jean Dean Reading is Fundamental program. Learn about what has been done and what there is left to do.

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Division Caucusing

    Break into groups with Circle Kers from your local area to hear from and ask questions of the candidates for District & International Office.

  • 3:15pm - 6:00pm CKItalks

    TED-talk style presentations from Circle Kers and Kiwanians centering around objects of Circle K.

  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Celebration Dinner

    Circle K clubs and members have been tremendous service throughout the 2015-2016 year as awards are presenting to clubs and members which have demonstrated great work this year.

  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm House of Delegates

    Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. Two delegates selected from each club will debate on issues before the body and select District Officers for the upcoming year.

  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Governors' Ball

    Dance into the night with Circle Kers and guest at a party put on by one of Tuscaloosa’s top Party DJs.

Sunday, February 28

  • 7:00am - 8:00am House of Delegates II

    If necessary, second business session to resolve any remaining issues.

  • 8:00am - 10:00am CKI Boot Camp - Planning Events

    Learn how to plan social, leadership, and fundraising events that meet and surpass your goals and expectations.

  • 8:00am - 10:00am CKI Boot Camp - Using Technology

    Better incorporate technology into your club to do more service, have more fun, and build better leaders.

  • 8:00am - 10:00am CKI Boot Camp - Membership & Public Relations

    Put your best foot forward to gain more members and status on your campus and in your community.

  • 8:00am - 10:00am CKI Boot Camp - Making Meetings Matter

    A CKI club’s Weekly Meeting is the club’s face and front door. Get tips and techniques to help make your meeting the best thing on campus in that hour.

  • 10:00am - 10:45am Governor's Brunch

    A true southern breakfast to celebrate the end Governor Jessica’s term in office.

  • 11:00am - 1:00pm Farewell Session

    A final send off to serve, lead, and have fun.

  • 1:30pm Joint District Board Meeting

    Memories from throughout the year

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is there ample parking at the Alabama?

    District Convention parking is at the Hotel Capstone where there is more than enough parking for our event and is in walking distance of every venue. Transportation will be provided to the Saturday service activities.

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    I’d like to purchase tickets for 20 members, is there bulk pricing?

    Discounts are only provided for early registration.

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    Which payment methods do you accept?

    We accept check, VISA, Discover, MasterCard, American Express, and PayPal.

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    What if I need to cancel my booking at late notice?

    No refunds are given, but you may transfer your registeration to another member for no charge.

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    Travel Information



    Explore the campus of The University of Alabama during District Convention with state-of-the-art facilities to help Circle K celebrate our success and prepare for the future.
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    Enjoy your weekend at the conveniently located Hotel Capstone on Paul Bryant Drive with a special Circle K District Convention Rate.

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    Getting Around Tuscaloosa

    There’s more to Tuscaloosa than just game day. During District Convention, enjoy all Tuscaloosa has to offer from The Strip to eclectic restaurants Downtown and unique shops in Northport.
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