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District Convention. Basics of DCON 2014. Theme – “Your Golden Ticket” Location: Sacramento Convention Center Date: April 11 th -13 th , 2014. Hotel Info. Hyatt Regency Sheraton Grand Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza Holiday Inn Express Fairfield/Courtyard Residence Inn Hawthorn Suites

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Basics of dcon 2014
Basics of DCON 2014

  • Theme – “Your Golden Ticket”

  • Location: Sacramento Convention Center

  • Date: April 11th-13th, 2014

Hotel info
Hotel Info

  • Hyatt Regency

  • Sheraton Grand

  • Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza

  • Holiday Inn Express

  • Fairfield/Courtyard

  • Residence Inn

  • Hawthorn Suites

  • 3 Days, 2 Nights

  • Shuttles will take Key Clubbers to and from select hotels and the convention center


  • 10 Key Clubbers : 1 Chaperone

  • Gender matters!

    • If you have one female and 1 male student you must have 1 female and 1 male advisor

  • This rule must be followed

Registration basics
Registration Basics

  • Online registration is used- greener and reduces errors

  • Checks only

  • In-depth tutorial and webinar will be created by the DCON Committee around early January to mid-January

Registration info
Registration Info.

  • Online Registration Resources

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. For example:

  • * When is the best time to send in registration?

  • * Who should I e-mail if I have questions?

  • * What paper work needs to be submitted?

  • * What is the chaperone ratio?

  • * How many meals are provided?

  • Find the more information on the CNH Cyberkey!

Dcon financial overview revenue
DCON Financial Overview - Revenue

  • Registration fee

  • For each Key Club member AND Advisor

  • Regular Registration: $178 per person

    • February 20th received by the District Office

  • Late Registration:$218 per person

    • March 15th received by the District Office

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DCON Financial Overview - Revenue

Meals: Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner; Sunday brunch

Extras: Awards, DJ, T-Shirts, program, pins, ribbons, badges, speakers/entertainment

Leadership Team: Housing & meals for Key Club board, Kiwanis committee & VIPs

Tech: Audio/visual, speakers, backdrop

Facility: Convention Center rental, Audio-Visual, Stage Backdrop

Administrative: Advisor Background checks, audit fees, postage, pre-convention planning, truck rental, staff, telephone

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DCON Financial Overview - Revenue

  • Please remember to include hotel and travel expenses in your overall estimate of Convention Costs. Key Club or sponsoring Kiwanis Club should strive to contribute most or all of advisor expenses:

  • Registration: $178 on time, $218 late

  • Hotel: $170/night x 2 nights =$85/person

  • (with 4 persons sharing)

  • Transportation: Airfare, train fare, bus cost, rental van, advisor vehicle (mileage), parking

  • Other: Friday night meal, incidentals

Governor s ball
Governor’s Ball

Join District Governor Victoria and your Lt. Governor at the Governor’s Ball on Saturday night!

Alternative activities
Alternative Activities

  • Sing Karaoke!

  • Play Ice Breakers!

  • Play from a huge assortment of card, board and video games!

  • Make new friends!

Not much of a dancer?

That’s okay! There will be plenty of Alternative Activities for you!

Potential games
Potential Games!

  • Card Games

  • Uno

  • Apples to Apples

  • Playing Cards

  • Charades

  • Taboo

  • Mad Gab

  • Monopoly Deal

  • Pass the Popcorn

  • Board Games

  • • Battleship

  • • Clue

  • Chess

  • Checkers

  • • Cranium

  • • Dominoes

  • • 3 Jenga

  • • 2 Life

  • • 2 Monopoly

  • • Scrabble

  • • Sorry

  • • Trouble

  • • 2 Twister #1

  • Video Games

  • Dance Central

  • Just Dance

  • Mario Kart Wii

  • Super Smash Brother Brawl

  • Rock Band

  • Karaoke Revolution

And more!!!

Ribbons for all
Ribbons for All!

  • 8-9 ribbon choices for each DCON attendee

  • Around 250-500 of each ribbon

  • Attendees may DONATE $1 to the Pediatric Trauma Program to receive a ribbon

Final ribbon choices
Final Ribbon Choices

  • First Timer 

  • Old Timer

  • I ♥ Key Club

  • I ♥ CNH Bees

  • Ask Me How I Feel

  • Key Club Changed My Life

  • BEE Golden

  • Heart of Gold

  • Eliminator

Keynote speaker
Keynote Speaker

  • Keith Hawkins

  • Keith Hawkins presents Real Inspiration Incorporated, a company that

  • helps to solve some of the toughest challenges faced by schools and

  • businesses alike. Through motivational speaking and customized programs,

  • Real Inspiration has four key beliefs. Those beliefs are Relationships,

  • Empowerment, Attitude and Leadership. The relationships built between you

  • and others are the most important part of becoming the person you choose

  • to be.

  • For more info https://keithhawkins.com

  • Spoke for CNH in 2011

Your golden ticket
Your Golden Ticket!


Dcon 2013 logo

Thank you

Sharon Lee

from Division 16

The embodiment of the dcon 14 theme
The Embodiment of the DCON ‘14 theme

  • Your Golden Ticket embodies the opportunities District Convention provides. Key Club is the ticket for leaders across the globe to develop leadership through service. It is not just the ticket for one individual; it is the ticket for anyone. It is YOUR ticket. With this ticket, Key Club members will be able to perform golden service and live by the core values. To celebrate the legacy brought by the CNH leaders, DCON 2014 will be YOUR GOLDEN TICKET.

  • - DCON Committee Secretary Andrew Chang

So why should you attend district convention 2014
So why should you attend District Convention 2014?

  • Meet thousands of Key Clubbers with tons of Key Club spirit

  • BEE inspired by the motivational speaker

  • Elect the new District Executives

  • Over 40 educational seminars

  • Service EXPO

  • College EXPO

  • Governor’s Ball

  • Celebrate a year of golden service at the Awards Ceremony

Theme implementation
Theme Implementation

  • Apply the theme, “Your Golden Ticket” at your social events, service projects, and fundraisers…

  • …But HOW?

Implementation ideas
Implementation Ideas

  • Give out golden certificates for recognition!

  • Utilize the gold color theme on club posters, banners, newsletters, and/or websites

  • Decorate tickets for social events with the color gold.

  • Your social event, service project, and fundraiser theme may be related to something Golden!

Yearly implementation ideas
Yearly Implementation Ideas

  • Decorate your meeting room, upon permission from your faculty advisor, with items that are gold!

  • Include links to the DCON webpage on the CyberKey into your club websites and newsletters throughout the year.

  • Include the theme throughout your meetings, agendas, socials, etc.

  • Include the DCON logo in your work.

Ways to promote dcon
Ways to Promote DCON

  • Flyers

    • Contain all the necessary resources for registration information, dates, and etc.

  • Online

    • Easily accessible and can be posted for promotion.

    • Facebook Overlays with DCON information.

    • Please refrain from creating mass event pages or mass DCON Facebook pages.

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Ways to Promote DCON

  • PowerPoint Presentations

    • Promotional presentations which can be shared with the members.

    • Club officers can use the materials at training workshops or club meetings.

    • Presentation can include the convention activities.

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Ways to Promote DCON

  • Twitter

    • Have a Twitter account for DCON updates for members.

    • Utilize “hashtag” system in which users can promote DCON. (ex. #DCON14 or #CNH14)

    • We can also see what members are saying about DCON.

    • We want to put the member’s voice on the screens at DCON, so get this trending!

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Ways to Promote DCON

  • Videos

    • Explore the possibility of various other videos to promote district convention.

    • The Call to DCON video is a great resource to promote the event & theme.

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Your Golden Ticket


  • Go for the gold!