2013 District Convention

This page contains information about our 2013 district convention, held on the 6th and 7th of September, 2013 in Hamilton, New Zealand.  The convention was hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Westside Hamilton.
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Hamilton and the Waikato region :
The Waikato encompasses some of the best agricultural land in New Zealand. The area is a major producer of milk, meat, race horses and winning rugby teams.

About the Venue and Accommodation :
The convention was held at the Skycity Casino in Hamilton.  Accomodation was available at various venues in or near downtown Hamilton.
All workshops, meetings and social events (except as indicated otherwise) were held in the Sky City Conference Centre.

Convention Program Highlights :  

Day 1 - Friday, 6 September, 2013  
 AM District Foundation Trust meeting
 AM 2012/2013 district trustees meeting
 PM Welcome and opening ceremony.
   Business session 1.
 PM Workshop - "I Love my Club" - led by Governor-elect Graham Chick.
 Evening Function held at the Waikato Diocesan School in Hamilton.
  Theme - "Down on the Farm" - participants dressed for the occasion and there was a country and western band and line dancing.
Day 2 - Saturday, 7 September, 2013
 AM Business session 2.
 AM Keynote speaker.  Dr. Assil Russell DDS, will gave an inspiring presentation on her work caring for the children of Iraq.
 AM Eliminate workshop - led by Past Governor Bob Reay.
 PM Business session 3.
  Election of officers.  Laetitia Calvez was elected as governor-elect and Duncan Gray as Foundation trustee.
 PM Workshop - New Ways to Grow - led by Faye Blank and Dean Tohill.
 Evening Gala, with presentation of Griffen and Zeller awards and a fabulous two-piece band (Sparx).
Post-convention - Sunday, 8 September, 2013
 AM 2013/2014 district trustees meeting

Partners Program :
The partners program was held on Saturday, 7 September, 2013 for registered partners program participants.  The program included a Hamilton Gardens tour, galleries and antiques in Cambridge and wine tasting at Mystery Creek.

Club Display competition :
A new feature for this convention was a club static display competition to share clubs' project ideas with other clubs.

Registration Fees :
The full registration fee for all Kiwanis members and partners was NZ$200.  This included convention sessions, evening meals and functions on the Friday and the Saturday and the partners program for partners.
Partial registrations were available for evening functions, business sessions only and the partners program.

The Kiwanis Club of Westside Hamilton did an excellent job of providing the convention participants with an entertaining and fun experience.

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Page last updated by webmaster@kiwanis.org.nz (David Fentress) on 23 October, 2013.
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