District Convention 2024


DCON LOCATION

Cadence Bank Arena

375 E Main St, Tupelo, MS 38804


DCON HOTELS

Hilton Garden Inn, Tupelo, MS Hotel Tupelo
Located adjacent to meeting venueLocated across the street from Hilton & venue
$139/night + tax & fees$149/night + tax & fees
Call (662) 718-5500 or click HERE to make your reservation (Keyword: Kiwanis)Call (662) 362-6200 or click HERE to make your reservation (group code: 07524KIW)
Room blocks are limited.
Link will not work when block is full.

Room blocks held until June 25, 2024


SPONSORSHIPS

The DCON 2024 Sponsorship opportunities are new and improved based on feedback from last year’s DCON. Check them out and spread the word about your club, company, or projects!

Sponsorships are tax deductible as a business expense for business promotion

THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD SPONSORS, EAT WITH US AND THE KIWANIS CLUB OF EAST ST MARY!


DCON PROGRAM ADVERTISEMENTS

Help decrease the cost of DCON by purchasing an advertisement in the official program.

  • Reserve your ad early as space is limited. Submission deadline: July 1, 2024
  • Submit your design in a JPEG format or tell us what you want to say and we will design the ad for you!

Advertisements of a religious or political nature, ads that are discriminatory or that are disrespectful of a person or group of persons are prohibited. All ads are subject to review and approval of the LaMissTenn Kiwanis District Executive Director.

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2024


CANDIDATES: (final)

2024-2025 District Governor
Claude Vinson, Kiwanis Club of Germantown, TN
2024-2025 District Governor-Elect Candidate
Marcel Lashover, Kiwanis Club of Dawn Busters, LA
Governor-Elect Candidate Information
2024-2025 District Vice Governor Candidate: Andrew Dozier, Kiwanis Club of Abbeville, LA
Vice Governor Candidate Information
2024-2025 District Vice Governor Candidates: Laura Gilliland, Kiwanis Club of Cortana
Vice Governor Candidate Information

HOUSE OF DELEGATES

CERTIFIED CLUB DELEGATES & ALTERNATES

  • Per District Bylaws, each chartered club in good standing is entitled to three (3) voting delegates and three (3) alternate delegates as representatives at the Annual District Convention. Two (2) of he delegates should be the Club President and President-Designate (if attending).
  • Use the form at the link below to submit the names of your Club’s elected delegates and alternates.
  • This is NOT a convention registration form. Delegates and alternates must also complete the convention registration form and submit it with payment to receive voting credentials.
  • No delegate will receive voting credentials for any club that has indebtedness to the LaMissTenn District or to Kiwanis International.
  • If no member of your Club is able to attend convention, you may prearrange to have representation through the current or past Lieutenant Governor who is a member of another club within your division.
  • Delegates at large need not complete this form unless you plan to represent a specific club.
  • Complete and return this form no later than July 10, 2024: email to [email protected] or mail to LaMissTenn Kiwanis District Office, 10000 Celtic Drive, Suite 706, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

AWARDS & CONTESTS

The submission deadline of June 1, 2024 has now passed.


DISTRICT FOUNDATION GIFT BASKET RAFFLE

The District Foundation will once again host a Gift Basket Raffle. Make sure your Club is represented with a donated gift basket and get your tickets for your chance to take home one of these wonderful baskets!


GOVERNOR’S PARTY

Take a step back in time to celebrate the Rat Pack and the golden age of Las Vegas at the Viva Las LaMissTenn Party Saturday night of DCON. Wear your best tailored sharkskin suit with a skinny neck tie and pocket square, an A-line cocktail dress with stiletto heels, or a fitted 1940s, 50s, or 60s style gown. Think Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Sammy Davis, Jr., Lauren Bacall, Marilyn, & Ann Margaret. But remember, in Vegas, anything goes!


DCON SERVICE PROJECT

***Hardback books are preferred.


First-Timers Convention Attendees

There will be a casual and informative “DCON 101: Welcome Session for First Timers” workshop held Friday, July 26th at 3:00pm. Presenters will provide some tips and tricks to make your first Kiwanis DCON (District CONvention) a success. Learn about the bigger Kiwanis picture and meet other DCON first timers.


DCON ATTIRE / DRESS CODE

Friday, July 26th | Business Casual

Saturday, July 27th, day | Show Your K Day, wear your Kiwanis attire and show your pride in our great organization!

Saturday, July 27th, night/party | Wear your best tailored sharkskin suit with a skinny neck tie and pocket square, an A-line cocktail dress with stiletto heels, or a fitted 1940s, 50s, or 60s style gown. Think Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Sammy Davis, Jr., Lauren Bacall, Marilyn, & Ann Margaret. But remember, in Vegas, anything goes!

Sunday, July 28th | Business Casual


EVALUATION FORM

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