Where to Be, What to Do, and What to Wear
Take a trip to the Magic City for the 59th Annual Alabama District Circle K Convention with Circle Kers across Alabama on February 24 – February 26, 2017.
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 2017 District Convention will be held at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort &Spa. Room reservations have opened for convention. The Circle K hotel block rate is $139 per night, and reservations must be made before February 16, 2017. All convention attendees must stay at the convention hotel. Please contact Assistant Administrator Kyle Pierce if you need assistance.
- 6:00pm – 7:30pm Registration
- 7:30pm – 8:45pm Opening Session
- 9:00pm Meet and Greet Reception
- 9:00pm – 10:00pm Candidates Meeting
- 8:00am – 12:00pm Service Projects
- 8:00am – 1:00pm Club Officers Training
- 1:30am – 2:20pm RIF Session
- 2:30pm – 4:00pm Division Caucusing
- 4:15pm – 5:20pm Service Session
- 5:30pm – 6:00pm Leadership and Fellowship Session
- 6:00pm – 7:00pm Governor’s Reception
- 7:00pm – 9:00pm Celebration Dinner
- 9:15pm – 10:15pm House of Delegates I
- 9:15pm Governor’s Ball
- 7:00am – 8:00am House of Delegates II (if needed)
- 8:00am – 9:00am Advisor’s Coffee
- 10:00am – 12:00pm Farewell Brunch
- 12:30pm – 1:00pm District Board Meeting
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. Take a look at a few sneak peaks below.
Give back to the community by volunteering around the Birmingham area! Saturday morning of convention will consist of various service projects around the city. You will be divided into a service group Friday night and assigned a project. Some of the service projects that convention attendees participated in last year were helping register participants at the Multiple Sclerosis walk, sorting items at Temporary Emergency Services, and tidying up the facilities at Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa. Stay tuned for more information regarding this year’s service projects.
2017-2018 Club Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Secretaries, and Treasurers all play an important role in this year’s District Convention. With Training Sessions on Saturday morning to prepare you to better serve your club, campus, and community, District Convention is the place to be for newly elected club officers. The Club President & Vice President Training will be led by Assistant Administrator Kyle Pierce; Secretary Training will be led by current District Governor Stephanie Fox; and, Treasurer Training will be led by current District Secretary/Treasurer Phiwat Klomkaew.
Saturday night after the Celebration Dinner we’ll dance the night away at the Governor’s Ball. There will be a DJ, lights, and great dancing of course so bring your dancing shoes to convention. This is an event you won’t want to miss as you impress you new Circle K friends with your dance moves. It really is the premiere social event of the Circle K year. Keep an eye out for announcements on the guest DJ.
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 projects and the Jean Dean RIF Lunch
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 morning for Officer training. Saturday afternoon for Division Caucusing, Service Session, and Leadership and Fellowship Session. 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 for Division Caucusing.
Tie and jacket are strongly encourage for all males. Females, please refrain from wearing a full-length formal dress unless you are a member of the district board.