Convention Schedule AT-A-GLANCE
Wednesday, May 15 – Sunday, May 19, 2019 Site for Convention Meetings and Forums and Main Accommodation Site: Best Western Plus The Arden Park Hotel, 552 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Secondary Accommodation Site: Festival Inn, 1144 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
*Note: the District Office will be closed during the Opening Ceremonies, Opening Lunch and the Service Leadership Breakfast.
Wednesday, May 15 Pre-Convention Activities 8:00am – 4:30pm Leadership Training Conference – LG-elect 1:00pm – 5:00pm Registration, Credentials and District Office Open 1:00pm – 5:00pm Displays set up for viewing Thursday - Saturday 6:00pm Evening Free
Thursday, May 16 7:30am – 9:00am Opening Breakfast in Upper Queen’s Park. This is a ticketed/additional cost event. 8:00am – 5:00pm Registration, Credentials, Market Place and Displays Open, District Office Open* 9:00am – 9:45am First Timer Orientation 10:00am – 12:00pm Opening Ceremonies: Flag Entrance and National Anthems The Objects of Kiwanis Call to Order Introduction of Dignitaries and Trustees
12:00pm – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 3:30pm
3:30pm – 4:30pm 4:30pm – 5:30pm 5:30pm Friday, May 17 7:30am – 9:00am
Welcome by Governor Melford Clarke Announcements Sponsor Recognition Greetings from the Province of Ontario Greetings from the Mayor of Stratford Keynote Speaker Award Presentations Opening Lunch in Upper Queen’s Park. This is a ticketed/additional cost event. Educational Forums/Workshops (45 min. sessions - 15 min. break between) Past Lt. Governors’ Meeting Past Governors’ Meeting Free time over supper hour and evening
Service Leadership Breakfast: Welcome Buffet Breakfast Kiwanis Foundation of Canada Service Leadership Project Leaders Dignitaries Guest Speaker Announcements Award Presentations Adjournment 8:00am – 3:00pm Registration, Credentials, Market Place and Displays Open, District Office Open* 9:30am – 3:30pm Off Site Cultural Excursions including lunch 10:00am –12:00pm Educational Forums/Workshops (45 min. sessions - 15 min. break between) 12:00pm – 1:30pm Free Time over the lunch hour 1:30pm – 2:30pm Free Time 2:30pm – 3:00pm Meet the Candidates 3:00pm – 3:30pm Divisional Caucus Meetings 3:30pm – 5:30pm Free Time 5:30pm – 6:00pm Class Photo (by invitation) 6:00pm – 7:00pm Pre-Gala Reception 7:00pm – 11:00pm Members’ Gala: Plated Dinner with Program Award Presentations
Saturday, May 18 8:00am – 8:30am
8:00am – 3:00pm 8:30am – 11:00am
12:30pm – 2:30pm
2:30pm 3:00pm 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Governor Mel Clarke’s Address Toast to KI and Counsellor’s Response Entertainment Registration, and Credentials Open District Office Open Market Place and Displays Open Plenary Business Session: House closed at 10:00am for voting Memorial Service at 8:30am DST Report and Financial Report Bylaw Amendments and Election of Officers Banner Exchange Induction Ceremony Award Presentations Closing Ceremonies: Parade of VIP’s Welcome and Introductions Plated Lunch Award Presentations Announcements Recognition of Host Committee Transfer of Trustees VIP Introductions Governor Designate Bob Spellen’s Address Introduction of 2019-2020 Lt. Governors and Trustees Next Convention in Fredericton, New Brunswick Closing of Convention and Retirement of Flags Free Time Displays Close Host Night: Reception Supper followed by “Billy Elliott the Musical”.This is a ticketed/additional cost event.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 Check Out
Effective Communication – The Magic in Creating Great Membership Experiences By Sharon Williams, Past President Do you love your club? Do you want to pick up a few tips and useful tools guaranteed to keep the passion and enthusiasm alive in your club? If so, you don't want to miss this workshop on internal communication and its impact on membership satisfaction and retention.
Risk Management – in all its Glory By Ken McNaughton, District Risk Manager This workshop will focus attention on some of the critical but possibly less familiar aspects of risk management. For example:What isn’t covered by our Insurance? Are we covering all our bases in event planning? This is your opportunity to have all your questions answered.
Youth Protection – Beyond the Guidelines By Dennis Margueratt, District Youth Protection Manager What if you had to apply Youth Protection to a real-world case? This workshop will be a team event in which participants will be faced with six Youth Protection related scenarios they must solve. Prizes will be awarded!!!
You had me at “Hello…” – Organize, Recruit, Celebrate! By Jennifer Hinkson, Distinguished Lieutenant Governor The best way to find volunteers is to go out and look for them. Chartering new clubs allows you to attract a more diverse membership and pursue new project possibilities.The session will discuss “best practices” on how to build new clubs in your community.
21st Century Tools for Leaders of the Future! By Sheila Donald, Past Lieutenant Governor What exactly does Kiwanis look like in the 21st Century? How am I supposed to navigate my way through all this technology to enable
my club to have a successful year? There is a lot out there on the “information highway” and it’s easy to get lost! Attend this session for a roadmap to success!
District Awards and the Coming Ice Age By Bob Bogardis, District Trustee This presentation will identify the District Awards that are available for your club to apply for, the value in doing so and the procedures to follow. As an added bonus you will learn some fascinating facts about climate and the impending Cold Spell.
Fundraising – Large or Small, There is Room for all By Ian Estwick, District Trustee and Heather Conrad, Past President Whether you would like to describe one of your own club’s favourite projects or you are here to get ideas from others, this forum is designed to provide Kiwanians with an opportunity to share and gather fresh ideas for “tried and tested” fundraising projects.
Club Growth - Magnets, Adhesives and Explosives By Colleen Lawson-Taylor, Past President This forum will provide valuable insight into how to prepare your club for growth and develop member-led strategies for identifying prospective members. Among other things, it will also tackle the approach, the follow-thru and methods for keeping invitees engaged until they become committed Kiwanians.
The Engaging Leader Part 1 – Ideas That Work By Cathy Telfer, Distinguished Lieutenant Governor with Excellence Kiwanis leaders have many opportunities to engage members through meaningful service projects. This session will focus on specific examples of club partnerships that encourage involvement of new and long-term members. There will be opportunities for participants to share ideas in this session and the one following.
The Engaging Leader Part 2 – Care to Share By Cathy Telfer, Distinguished Lieutenant Governor with Excellence Consider the question – “What service projects engage the most members in your club?” Building on the energy from Part 1, we will
share ideas and examples of service opportunities that motivate members and increase their commitment to serve children in our communities.
Past Lieutenant Governors – Untapped Resources By Robert Normand, Distinguished District Secretary Treasurer This session will address the importance of having an engaged PLG Committee and the value it holds in helping to mentor and develop future club and division leaders. In addition to this committee’s pivotal role in identifying prospective Lieutenant Governor-Elect candidates, you will learn of other significant ways that your PLG committee can be an indispensable resource for your division.
“Who is That Following You?” By Marjorie Buck, District Trustee Succession planning is the best “keep fit” exercise for a healthy, active and growing club. This workshop will help you identify future club leaders and provide some coaching techniques to encourage, motivate and convince them to say yes to serving on your club executive.
Nine Things all Young People Need By Terri Sparling, CEO, Perth County Child & Youth Mental Health Come and learn about nine things all young people need to thrive. This approach offers a way for communities to identify ways to focus efforts to cultivate adaptive coping to life challenges.Terri Sparling, along with other community professionals, will share this approach. A Successful SLP in an Elementary Setting By Hélène Crabb, Chair, Youth Services Committee Your members are interested in starting a new SLP. Come and meet Romeo Public School’s lively K-Kids discussing their projects and answering your questions.
Our Club Needs Younger Members – NOW! By Joanne Murray, Past Governor The question is simple. Do you want younger members to join your club? If the answer is yes … come to this forum.
Sponsors Silver ($2500) Tallman Kiwanis Foundation of Canada ABC Recreation Ltd.
Bronze ($1000) Jacqui McFarlane Insurance and Financial Planning Highthorne Corp. Hoegy’s Farm Supply John and Nancy Patterson Anonymous
Friends ($500) Bentley’s Hospitality Blowes Travel and Cruise Centres Ltd. Brokerlink Stratford Burton Hicks Enterprises Camp-out RV Cherrey Bus Lines Chocolate Barr’s Candies Inc. City of Stratford Hunter Steel Ltd. The Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival Monteith Ritsma Phillips - Barristers and Soliciters MTE Consultants Sinclair Pharmacy W. G.Young Funeral Home
Special Thanks To: Stratford Festival Best Western Plus The Arden Park Hotel Feltz Design Build Stratford City Centre
And to the Kiwanis Clubs in this division: Brantford Cambridge Cameron Heights Elmira Festival City Grand River Guelph Kitchener-Waterloo Paris-Brant Stratford Convention Pins Donated by John and Nancy Patterson in loving memory of their son Kiwanian Ted Patterson 1974-2000
We sincerely thank our sponsors for supporting our EC and C 2019 Conference
Best Western Plus The Arden Park Hotel
552 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Your DCON 2019 Headquarters
Visit the world-renowned Stratford Festival Theatre when you attend the musical production of â€œBilly Elliot the Musicalâ€? on Saturday May 18, 2019.
A full list of tours and excursions in the Stratford area will be available on the Convention website. Sign up in advance to secure your spot!
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Details of 2019 EC&C District Convention in May 2019