To officially kick off the convention, we started the way any good convention should start: with a selfie.
Besides epic selfies, the convention was a whirlwind of fun, excitement and learning. We listened to some amazing inspirational and motivational speakers and danced to save moms and babies with The Eliminate Project. Our friend Paco the Penguin returned for another convention. And because 2013-14 Key Club International President Raeford Penny wasn’t able to attend, we made sure his life-sized cardboard cutout was part of the week's activities.
2014–15 Key Club International Board
At the annual Key Club International convention, students representing clubs from around the world vote on a new Key Club International board. This year, delegates from more than 600 clubs elected the following students to lead the organization: Key Club International president
Illinois-Eastern Iowa District Key Club International vice president
Pacific Northwest District Key Club International trustees (11 total)
New York District
New Jersey District
At the first Key Club International board meeting later this month, Maria Palazzolo and Kevin Zhang will determine which districts trustees will be assigned to this year. (Trustee assignments take into consideration several factors, including district convention dates.) Watch Key Club’s official social media channels to see who will be representing your district.
Changes to our organization
During the House of Delegates at the annual convention, Key Clubbers also have the opportunity to vote on amendments to the Key Club International bylaws. This year, five of the six proposed amendments were passed. To learn more about the changes to the bylaws and how they might affect you, check out our blog post with all of the updates
To view the Key Club bylaws, go to: www.keyclub.org/guidebook
. (Please note that some of the below amendments must be reviewed by the Kiwanis International Board before being added to the bylaws.)
Convention app and hashtags
By the numbers: More than 1,250 people downloaded the official Key Club convention app, which was opened more than 40,000 times! People also used the official Key Club convention hashtag, #KCCA14
, 13,000+ times on Twitter and 1,600 times on Instagram.
Search the hashtag yourself to see what happened at the convention. The app is also still available in the app store, so check it out!
Live stream for ice cream