Governor-Designate Les King with his wife Connie King
accept Kiwanis International Trustee Ken Alovera's congratulations
on Les' election as 2016-2017 Governor of the Carolinas District.


Carolinas District Convention

August 19-21, 2016

Hilton University Place

Charlotte, NC

Convention Evaluation

We hope all that attended our convention had a wonderful time! 

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Forums Resources

Whether you were able to join us at the Convention or had other plans, great resources were made available concerning improving your club's experience.  Below are a few links to the resources from those forums...stay tuned for more coming soon.

  1. Forming Your Club's Vision/Long Range Plan  The I-lan was created to help propel your club forward for our next century of service.  Inspire your members, improve your community and revitalize your club through fresh ideas.      PPT Notes     Handout
  2. Young Professional Clubs: A Rising Tide  Get info on one of the newest types of Kiwanis Clubs - the Young Professionals Club.
  3. Applying for Grants to Support Your Club Projects  Info on requesting a grant for your club from both the District and International Foundations.
  4. Transforming Your Club Into a Future Kiwanis Powerhouse  This forum was an interactive presentation built around the 5 fundamentals of successful Kiwanis Clubs.  Particular emphasis was given to reconnecting with your community for relevant, hands-on service and employing best practices in club management.
  5. Letting Your Light Shine  Learn more about branding Kiwanis. Notes

What would you like covered at an upcoming forum?  We loved your ideas for our convention forums and are continuing the invitation for the MidYear Conference's forums.  Send your ideas to the District Office.


Election Results

Much learning, quite a bit of fellowship, and fun was had by all at the 96th annual Carolinas District Convention at the Hilton University Place in Charlotte, NC.

We had 203 Kiwanians and 50 guests register with 174 delegates and 22 delegates-at-large representing 90 clubs.

The following were elected to serve on the board:
Governor Les King, Topsail Island Area, Surf City
Governor-Elect Mary Jo Brubaker, Banner Elk
Governor-Designate Les appointed the following to serve as board members which the District Board approved:
District Secretary Leah Moretz
District Treasurer Bill Clingenpeel  
Caucuses were held and the following were elected to serve as 2016-17 Lt. Governor:
Division 11    Lt. Governor Stacey Baker, Western Harnett Co.
Division 17    Lt. Governor Sheri Lawrence, Greater Greenville
Division 18    Lt. Governor Charles Kay, Onslow County
Division 20    Lt. Governor Bobby Kilgo, Darlington
Division 21    Lt. Governor Phil Kiser, Hilton Head Palmetto
Division 23    Lt. Governor LeGrand Cooper, Columbia Golden K
Division 24    Lt. Governor Tim Clarke, Pawley's Island
Division 26    Lt. Governor Mary Winfree, Robeson-Lumberton
The following people ran for office and the region and/or division held a caucus to elect them, however, there was no quorum.  Therefore, Governor-Designate Les will appoint the person elected by each caucus and the board will approve the appointment on the September conference call.

Please contact the district office ( no later than 5:00 pm on September 7, 2016 if you would like to contest an appointment.  If you contest an appointment, the district office will need you to send in writing the reason since every Kiwanian in each division and region had the opportunity to put their name into nomination BEFORE the district convention.   
Region 4       Trustee Chris White, Raleigh
Region 10     Trustee Bob Tillery, Simpsonville 
Division 1      Lt. Governor Lynn Deese, Black Mountain, Swannanoa
Division 2      Lt. Governor Bob Murray, Hendersonville
Division 3      Lt. Governor Charles Rutherford, Morganton
Division 5      Lt. Governor Don Nielsen, Twin City, Winston-Salem
Division 7      Lt. Governor John Dear, Charlotte
Division 8      Lt. Governor Claire Robinson, High Point
Division 12    Lt. Governor KC Ramsay, Raleigh
Division 13    Lt. Governor Shirlyn Davenport Chapel Hill-Carrboro
Division 16    Lt. Governor Jane Johnson, Edenton-Chowan 
Division 25    Lt. Governor Bernie Ellis, Greenville, SC
The following areas have a candidate and the caucus was told of their nomination. However, the candidate could not be with us at the convention and will be appointed by Governor-designate Les and approved by the board. (No other candidates have come forward.)
Division 10   Lt. Governor Sam Gaskins, Sanford
Division 14   Lt. Governor James Fitzgerald, Wilson All American
Region 10    Trustee Bob Tillery, Simpsonville
The following had vacancies, and Governor-Designate Les will appoint:

Division 15     Lt. Governor Jane Johnson

The following Divisions did not have any candidates running, nor were any appointed. 

Please contact the District Office ( if you are from one of these divisions and wish to serve as Lt. Governor.

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