Where to Be, What to Do, and What to Wear
More than just a celebration, District Convention is the premier event of the Circle K Year with outstanding speakers, development sessions, countless ideas to expand your service, a district dance, plus tons of awards to recognize your CKI Club and your own outstanding dedication & talent. From New Members ready to jump in & lead, to newly elected officers preparing for a year of service & leadership, through seasoned leaders celebrating a college experience filled with service, District Convention has something for everybody.
Where to Be
The 2019 District Convention will be held at The Admiral Hotel in Mobile. Hotel reservations are included in convention registration this year.
What to Do
District Convention is a weekend packed with activities that will keep everyone on their feet. From mingling with other convention attendees to helping decide who will lead the district next year, there are plenty of events to look forward to.
5:00 – 7:30 PM Registration
7:30 – 9:00 PM Opening Session
9:00 – 9:30 PM Candidates Meeting
9:00 – until Meet and Greet
8:00 – 11:00 AM Service Project
8:00 AM – Noon Club Officer Training
12:30 – 1:30 PM Etiquette Lunch
1:45 – 2:45 PM Workshops
2:45 – 4:00 PM Division Caucuses
4:00 – 4:30 PM Break *Refreshments provided
4:30 – 5:30 PM Service Session
5:30 – 6:30 PM Keynote Session
6:30 – 7:30 PM Cocktail Hour *Cash bar available
7:30 – 9:00 PM Celebration Banquet
9:00 – 10:00 PM House of Delegates
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Farewell Brunch
12:30 – 1:00 PM District Board Transition Board Meeting
Friday night after the Opening Session will be a Meet and Greet. Fellowship with Circle K’ers across the state, and make friendships that will last a lifetime.
This year Benjamin Pryor, Alabama District Circle K alum and dance instructor with The Dance Studio of Tupelo, will be teaching a swing dance lesson to kick-off the Meet and Greet, and then the dance floor will be open for the rest of the night.
Give back to the community by volunteering in the Mobile area! Saturday morning of convention is dedicated to giving back to the host city, and this year we will be at Feeding The Gulf Coast. We will be sorting food and produce, putting together backpacks, and helping in the onsite garden. Additionally, everyone must wear close toed shoes. Check out more about Feeding the Gulf Coast through the video below.
Club presidents, vice presidents, secretaries, and treasurers will receive training the Saturday morning of convention. Join the District Board as they show you how to lead your club into a successful year of service, leadership, and fellowship.
Dr. Julian Maha is an emergency medicine physician and the founder of KultureCity. Beginning his medical career at the age of 22, he has had years of experience in the business and administration of medical practices. When his oldest son was diagnosed with classical autism, he realized that there was a fundamental need to create a nonprofit that could provide on a national scale, tangible and direct help to children and families with autism and other special needs. In addition to this, he also realized that this was an opportunity to redefine the nonprofit model. The current nonprofit model is one that by and large is broken with significant operating cost, small impact and low engagement between the nonprofit, the donor pool and the population that it serves. Since its creation, KultureCity has successfully redefined this model, with a high direct impact and active engagement between the donors and special needs community. Through its business partnerships, companies are given the tools to reach a population that is growing quickly on a yearly basis, and help promote a cultural change within the special needs community where there is true acceptance.
What to Wear
What this includes: Wear your club t-shirt or any other Circle K apparel with casual pants, such as nice jeans or modest shorts.
What this does not include: Please refrain from wearing pajamas, jeans with holes, leggings, and other overly casual items.
When to wear this: Friday night for the Opening Session and Meet and Greet Reception
What this includes: Comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty with closed toe shoes.
What this does not include: Please refrain from wearing clothes that you do not want to get dirty, clothes that are confining, and open toe shoes.
When to wear this: Saturday morning for the service project
What this includes: Slacks, collared shirt and appropriate shoes for males and slacks, skirt/skort, blouse/collared shirt and appropriate shoes for females.
What this does not include: Please refrain from wearing jeans, shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops.
When to wear this: Saturday afternoon for lunch, division caucuses, sessions, and workshops. Sunday morning for the Farewell Brunch.
What this includes: Dress shirt, slacks, necktie, sport or suit coat and appropriate shoes for males and dress or suit, skirt or slacks, blouse and appropriate shoes for females.
What this does not include: Please refrain from wearing jeans, shorts, flip flops, and t-shirts.
When to wear this: Saturday night for the Celebration Dinner and House of Delegates. Candidates should wear Business Professional throughout the day on Saturday (excluding the service project).
Tie and jacket are strongly encourage for all males.