During March 17th to the 19th, one of the largest annual New Jersey Circle K events: DCON, took place. DCON, which stands for district convention, is an event that is more focused on the Circle K tenant of leadership rather than service and fellowship.
Camp Mason, Hardwick, NJ
Sponsored by the New Jersey Circle K District
Facilities provided by the Green Island Community Association
Hello, New Jersey! Spring is on its way, which means there are many more service projects and socials to take part in! Don’t forget that with service projects come service hours; so be sure to report all your service hours to your club Secretary! This way, you can obtain all of your volunteer hours whenever you need them!
Last year, I went to INSIGHT as a general member not knowing what to expect at all, and I ended up having an amazing experience. This year, as the Conventions and Conferences Chair, I knew exactly what to expect, or so I thought. Having planned the event, I thought there would be no major surprises for me, but I was wrong. You can plan out each and every minute of an event. You can plan out what member goes in which team, what time we’ll be eating a certain meal, and even the best method that a person can use to scare someone during a haunted walk. However, I forgot you can’t plan out the way you’ll feel when you see your old friends, make new ones, and form connections with the most unexpected of people. It was these “unplanned” experiences that made INSIGHT so fun and meaningful for me this year, and as always, it did not fail to be an incredible experience. Of course, none of it would have been made possible without the help of the rest of the New Jersey District Board, Rutgers Circle K (our host club), and the countless others who helped make this event possible, and I am thankful to all those who helped make it such a great event this year.
Conventions and Conferences District Chair
District Convention will be held March 11th – 13th at the Edison Hotel & Conference Center
Every year the New Jersey District comes together for our District Convention, a weekend filled with fun workshops, friendship, celebrations of our accomplishment, and election of the next year’s District Board. Please join us for this year’s DCON, themed “Red Carpet Hollywood.”
Registration is open, early bird deadline is February 19th
To attend this year’s District Convention, please follow this link: DCON Registration
A major component of District Convention is the election of the new District Board for the upcoming service year. During the convention candidates will spend time campaigning, caucusing, and debating and will ultimately be elected by the votes of NJCKI’s members. Each NJ Circle K Club in good standing is allowed 3 voting delegates and 2 alternatives. Please make sure your club delegates members to represent your vote and fills out the delegate form which must be handed in at the convention registration desk or mailed with registration materials.
All NJCKI members interested in running for an executive board position at this year’s DCON should review the Election Packet. In order to be a qualified candidate, you must be a dues-paid member from a New Jersey Circle K club in good standing. No elected District Officer may hold an elected International or Club Officer Position for the same respective CKI year.
Dues-paid NJCKI members are elegible to apply for scholarships. Please review and consider applying to this year’s scholarships below. Recipients will be announced at District Convention.
Apply to be reconigized and win awards at District Convention for all the hard work and accomplishments your club, board, and members have acheived this year. Check out the various awards your club can apply to below.
Morris Silver Distinguished Single Service Project