District Convention

105th Kiwanis I-I District Convention
August 3-6, 2023
DoubleTree Hotel, Bloomington, IL

Registration Fee $75 per member; $125 couple

  • Entertainment, Educational Opportunities, Hospitality and 
  • Discounted meal prices throughout the weekend
  • Most of all, FUN!!

Some Convention Highlights…

  • Golf Outing FUNdraiser on Thursday
  • Fellowship Dinner Theatre Outing on Friday
  • Kiwanis Neuroscience Foundation Amador Awards & Parade of Love
  • Recognition/Awards to Clubs and Individuals given out at Friday Banquet
  • Recognition of District and International Foundation Awards


Convention Info & Member Online Registration
RSVP by July 21, 2023

Certify Club Delegate Online
By-Laws & Candidates Info on Site
RSVP by July 21, 2023

Golf Outing & Online Registration
RSVP by July 21, 2023


Join in and make a difference! During this year’s convention we will be assembling hygiene kits for the homeless. We are asking for your help in donating the supplies needed to make these kits. The hygiene kits will include the following travel size items: 
               Shampoo                                         Conditioner
               Toothpaste                                      Toothbrush
               Deodorant                                       Body/Bar soap
               Gallon size storage bags

Additional travel size items that could also be useful are:
               Feminine hygiene products          Dental floss
               Lotion                                               Mouthwash
               Comb                                                Disposable razor
               Shaving Cream

Please bring any donated travel size items with you to convention in Bloomington. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in August!

The DoubleTree Hotel & Convention Center

10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701

Please make your own hotel reservations by contacting the The DoubleTree Hotel at 309.664.6446. Mention Kiwanis and receive the special room rate of $125 per night plus tax. Rooms at the Kiwanis rate are only available through July 21, 2023



We encourage business casual, including Kiwanis apparel, for all activities except the Sunday morning meal is requested to be coat and tie for the gentlemen and complimentary attire for the ladies.

2023 DCON Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, August 3rd
11:00AM  |  Golf Outing, Prairie Vista Golf Course, Bloomington, IL
1:00PM-4:00PM  |  Drop Off Fundraising Room Items
7:00PM  |  Dinner Outing with Golfers and District Board/Past Governor’s
9:00PM-10:00PM  |  Drop Off Fundraising Room Items

Friday, August 4th
Breakfast on Your Own
7:00AM-8:30AM |  Drop off Fundraising Room Items
8:00AM-5PM  |  Registration
8:30AM-4:45PM  |  Inspiration Fundraising Room Open
9:00AM |  2022-2023 District Board Meeting
10:30AM-11:25AM  |  PLGA Meeting
11:30AM – 12:25PM  |  PGA Meeting
12:30PM  | Lunch Buffet
1:30PM – 2:55PM  | Service Project
3:00PM – 3:45PM  |  Workshop Session I
4:00PM – 4:45PM  |  Workshop Session II
5:00PM  |  Depart for dinner to Goodfield, IL
5:30PM | Barn III Dinner Theatre Outing, Goodfield, IL
10:00PM  |  Hospitality

Saturday, August 5th
7:30AM – 10:00AM | Registration
7:00AM – 8:30AM | Kiwanis Family Breakfast
8:45AM – 10:00AM |  Re-Divisioning Forum for all attendees
10:15AM  |  House of Delegates Check-In
10:30AM – 12:00PM | House of Delegates (Business Session) 
12:00PM – 5:30PM | Registration
12:15PM – 2:00PM | Kiwanis Neuroscience Research Foundation Luncheon
2:30PM – 3:10PM |  Workshop Session III
3:20PM – 4:00PM |  Collaborative K-Talks
4:10PM – 4:50PM  |  Workshop Session IV
5:30PM – 7:00PM | Cocktail Reception
7:00PM |  Club Celebration Banquet (Distinguished & Century Clubs)
9:00PM  |  Hospitality

Sunday, August 6th
7:30AM | Non-Denominational Service
8:30AM |  Governor’s Farewell Breakfast & Retirement/Installation
10:15AM  |  President & Secretary Leadership Training Workshops
**If you are attending this training, PLEASE also register for this class so enough materials can be provided to the attendee’s at: 

Friday Workshop Session I: 

Friday Workshop Session II

Saturday’s Kiwanis-Talks: 

Saturday Workshop Session III:

Saturday Workshop Session IV:

Illinois-Eastern Iowa District of Kiwanis International
Saturday, August 5, 2023
Bloomington, IL

The House of Delegates will begin promptly at 10:30 AM on Saturday. A report on the status of the I-I District, election of 2023-2024 District officers, and proposed resolutions and bylaw amendments will be considered by the certified delegates.

Meet the Candidates & Proposed Amendments
The “Meet the Candidates” breakfast will be held on Saturday morning, August 5th. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear a series of questions proposed by the current district leaders, providing the attendees the opportunity to learn more about each candidate. There will be a forum on Friday afternoon to hear a summary of any proposed bylaw amendments. As a delegate, you are strongly urged to attend both of these important sessions. 

Certification Rules & Instructions

  • Only one Delegate Certification Form should be completed per club.
  • Delegate Certification must be completed by either the Club Secretary or the Club President.
  • Each Kiwanis Club in good standing in the I-I District is entitled to three (3) certified delegates at the district convention.
  • To be in good standing, a club must be current on all dues and new member fees owed to the I-I District and Kiwanis International.
  • If a club has no members attending the convention, they can have ONE current or former Lt. Governor from the club’s division represent and vote on behalf of the club at the House of Delegates. They still must complete the form for this to happen.

As of May 15, 2023, the following I-I District members in good standing have submitted proper written notices of their candidacy for the following district offices:
Governor: J. Thomas (Tom) Willis, Addison Kiwanis Club (Division 9)
Governor-Elect: Kimberly Groom, Aurora Kiwanis Club (Division 21)

Report of the Bylaws & Policy Committee
Ken Whitmore, I-I District Bylaws & Policy Chair
for I-I District House of Delegates Consideration August 6, 2023

Click here to see the Proposed Amendments

Standing Rules of the House of Delegates


106th Annual I-I District Convention
August 2-4, 2024