District Convention

102nd Annual District Convention

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in consideration of the health and well-being of all the potential attendees and their communities, the Board declared that emergency conditions exist and voted to cancel the annual in-person District Convention. Instead, all sessions will be held virtually through Zoom.

Please note, pursuant to our District Bylaws, in the event that our District Convention is canceled, elections are done by a special meeting of the District Board and the Past Governors.

Online Business Sessions

Final Board Meeting (2019-2020)

Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:30 AM 

(Participants will be current board officers, current board members – all others are welcome to observe but may not vote)

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Meeting ID: 818 6013 1683
Password: 257251

Initial Board Meeting (2020-2021)

Sunday, August 16, 2020 9:00 AM 

(Participants will be new board officers, new board members – all others are welcome to observe but may not vote)

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Meeting ID: 847 9988 1632
Password: 147904

General Business Session

Sunday, August 16, 2020 11:30 AM (all are welcome)

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Meeting ID: 822 1000 1221
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Educational Sessions

The District’s 2020 educational workshops have gone virtual! Join Kiwanians from across New England and Bermuda for two weeks of FREE webinars and trainings on Zoom!

Click the button below to sign up to register for these sessions. After registering, you will receive the Zoom information to be able to access the sessions. The Virtual Workshops will also be live-streamed to Facebook.

Week 1: Virtual Workshops

Monday August 17: Club Operations

6:00 PM – Free Kiwanis Websites and Google Tools to Replace Portalbuzz
Will Bradford, District Webmaster

7:00 PM – Updates to Kiwanis Youth Protection Guidelines
Brian Morrison, Youth Protection Managers with Melissa McMann, Kiwanis International

8:00 PM – Choosing the Right Committees and Committee Members
Timothy McMahon, Past Governor

Tuesday, August 18: Service

6:00 PM – Planning and Promoting Service Projects
Dawn Fitzgerald, Malden, MA Kiwanis
Gayla Bartlett, District PR Coordinator

7:00 PM – Service Showcase: Successful Service Projects during COVID-19
Elyse Denorfia, Immediate Past Governor
Bart Stevens, Past Governor
Mark Glisson, Hooksett, NH Kiwanis

8:00 PM – District and International Initiatives: Kiwanis Foundation of New England and Kiwanis International Service Partners
David Peterson, KFNE President
Michelle Hill, Partnerships Coordinator

Wednesday, August 19: Membership Growth

6:00 PM – Running a Meaningful Club Meeting – In-Person or Online!
Sylvia Ramirez, Chelsea, MA Kiwanis
Raymond Tannock, Hamilton, BDA Kiwanis

7:00 PM – Engaging Members During Social Distancing and Quarantine
Betty Parker, Division 2 LTG-Designate
Gayla Bartlett, District PR Coordinator
Robert Uzenoff, Weston, CT Kiwanis

8:00 PM – Recruiting New Members: Elevator Speeches and Making the Ask
George Delisle, Kiwanis International Trustee
Robert Willey, Lieutenant Governor, Division 6

Thursday, August 20 – Fundraising

6:00 PM – Creative Virtual Fundraisers
Anna Wu, California-Nevada-Hawaii District
Tom Glass & Paul Schultz, Weston, CT Kiwanis

7:00 PM – Club Grant Opportunities from KFNE and the Kiwanis Children’s Fund
Patrick Hall, Kiwanis Children’s Fund
Chris Holden, Kiwanis Foundation of New England

8:00 PM – Financially Supporting your Service Leadership Programs During COVID-19 and Beyond
Will Bradford, Key Club District Administrator
Maryann Belason, CKI District Administrator

Week 2: Club Leadership Education

Monday, August 24, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Kiwanis Leadership Bootcamp

An important session for all club officers! We will cover dues, bylaws, Service Leadership Programs, the Kiwanis Foundation of New England, and SMART Goals.

Presented by:
John Falconer, District Governor
Denis Murphy, District Governor-Elect
Elyse Denorfia, Immediate Past Governor
William Jenkins, District Treasurer
Brian Cofrancesco, Leadership Development Coordinator
David Wyskiel, District Parliamentarian
David Peterson, KFNE President

Tuesday, August 25, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Presidents, Presidents-elect, and Vice Presidents Training

Elyse Denorfia, Immediate Past Governor

Wednesday, August 26, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Club Secretaries Training

Stephen Hill, District Secretary
George Delisle, Kiwanis International Trustee

Thursday, August 27, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Club Treasurers Training

John Falconer, District Governor
William Jenkins, District Treasurer
Susan Willey, Hooksett, NH Kiwanis Club Treasurer

Friday, August 28, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Club Membership Committee Training

Denis Murphy, District Governor-elect
Emily Sharp, Kiwanis International Area Director