International Convention (ICON) is held every year to give members of Circle K the chance to meet fellow Circle K’ers from all over the world. This year, ICON took place from June 22-26 in Virginia Beach! There was a great turn out to ICON despite the cost to attend and having to travel far. In fact, New Jersey district had the most members attend with 31 attendees! Way to go New Jersey!
Opening session was great because it got everyone excited fro the next couple of days by giving each district the opportunity to perform a cheer. New Jersey had their own take of the song: Party Rock. New Jersey is in the house tonight!
ICON also consisted of a keynote speaker, workshops, an awards night, and a dance. Jason Barger was the keynote speaker at this year’s ICON. He wrote the book: Step Back From the Baggage Claim where he talked about his experience living in an airport for about a week observing people. He was a great speaker and I feel everyone enjoyed listening to what he had to say.
There were a number of different workshops that attendees could go to. Jason Barger held a workshop, March of Dimes, Eliminate Project, Better World Books, and so on. There was always a workshop available for people with different interest to go to.
Awards night was so inspirational. New Jersey was recognized multiple times and I could have not been prouder! So, keep up the good work, New Jersey! The dance was a lot of fun. It was great to have the time to relax and enjoy the night with your district after a long business week.
ICON was a great success and I encourage all members to try to attend ICON at least once during their time in Circle K. Not only do you get to vote on new Bylaws and learn more about Circle K, but you also get the opportunity to create strong bonds with your district!