District Convention

103rd Annual District Convention

August 19 – 22, 2021
Doubletree by Hilton, Leominster, MA

Governor Denis Murphy and the entire board are excited to announce that the New England & Bermuda District of Kiwanis District Convention (DCON) will be held on August 19-22, 2021 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453.

As the effects of COVID  begin to subside,  it is now time for the District to once again come together and celebrate all of the good works of Kiwanis.

Registration (Deadline: August 7)

Meal Choices

Select your meal options on the Registration Form.

Thursday Dinner – Western Theme Buffet Dinner
Friday Lunch – Deli Buffet
Friday Dinner – choice of Chicken Piccata or New England Baked Haddock
Saturday Breakfast – Buffet
Saturday Lunch – Chicken Caesar Salad
Saturday Dinner – choice of Stuffed Sole with Lobster Sauce or Prime Rib
Sunday Breakfast – Buffet

Please note, if you have any dietary restrictions, contact Functions Chair Bart Stevens at functions@newenglandkiwanis.org to make sure the hotel can provide you with a meal you can eat. You will still need to select one of the options on the form to pay for your meal and generate a meal ticket.

Hotel Reservations (Deadline: July 30)

Hotel reservations at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453 can be made using this link:

If you call the hotel directly at (978) 534-9000, the room block is under “Kiwanis of New England”  at the rate of $ 99 / night plus taxes.  The deadline is July 30, 2021 to participate in the room block.

Delegate Form (Deadline: August 6)

Each Kiwanis Club must submit the Delegate Form to District Secretary Steve Hill by August 6, 2021 by mail, fax, or email. Please download a PDF copy of the form below.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, August 19, 2021

  • 4:00pm-6:30pm – Registration
  • 4:00pm-6:00pm – 2021-2022 Board Activities with Governor-Elect Gayla Bartlett 
  • 6:00pm-6:30pm – Social Hour
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm – Western-Themed Dinner
  • 7:30pm-9:00pm – 2021-2022 Board Activities with Governor-Elect Gayla Bartlett

Friday, August 20, 2021

  • 8:00am-5:00pm – Registration
  • 8:00am-6:00pm – Exhibit Hall 
  • 8:00am-8:45am – Opening Session
  • 9:00am – Hands-On Service Project Room Opens
  • 9:00am-9:50am – Workshops I
  • 10:00am-10:50am – Workshops II
  • 11:00am-11:50am – Workshops III
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm – Lunch Session with Kiwanis Trivia 
  • 1:40pm-2:30pm – Workshops IV
  • 2:40pm-3:30pm – Workshops V
  • 3:40pm-4:30pm – Open Forum with Governor Denis Murphy and Governor-Elect Gayla Bartlett
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm – Social Hour
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm – Dinner Session: Retiring the 2020-2021 District Board and recognizing the 2019-2020 District Board
  • 9:00pm-11:00pm – Hospitality 

Saturday, August 21, 2021

  • 7:30am-8:30am – Breakfast Session
  • 9:00am – Hands-On Service Project Room Opens
  • 9:00am-9:50am – Workshops I
  • 10:00am-10:50am – Workshops II
  • 11:00am-11:50am – Meet the Candidates and Overview of Proposed Bylaw Amendments
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm – Lunch Session hosted by the Kiwanis Foundation of New England (KFNE)
  • 1:30pm-4:00pm – House of Delegates
  • 5:00pm-7:00pm – 2021-2022 District Board Reception
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm – Social Hour
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm – Dinner Session: Installation of 2021-2022 District Board
  • 9:00pm-11:00pm – Hospitality 

Sunday, August 22, 2021 

  • 8:00am-9:00am – Breakfast Session: Memorial Breakfast
  • 9:15am-12:00pm – 2021-2022 District Board Meeting

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