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2018 District Convention

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This page contains information about our 2018 district convention which was held on the 7th and 8th of September, 2018 in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
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About the Venue and Accommodation :
The convention was held at the Warwick - Le Lagon Resort Hotel, Elluk Road, Off Kumul Highway, Erakor Lagoon, Port Vila, Vanuatu.
The unparalleled natural beauty and calming ambience of Warwick Le Lagon Resort and Spa is matched only by its impeccable services and amenities.  In true Warwick fashion, the luxury lagoon-style resort swimming pool, 13-hole golf course, two tennis courts and Oasis Spa satisfy even the most refined Vanuatu visitor.  Along with daily water sports and resort activities, the Funtastik Kids Club offers safe fun for young adventurers.  With three premier dining options and bars throughout the resort, meals and refreshments are always available.  The state-of-the-art Conference and Event Centre and other meeting spaces make the resort more than just a relaxing refuge, and it’s an ideal setting for international business meetings.  And above all else, the caring multilingual staff is on hand to ensure that guests’ needs are taken care of.

Altenate Accommodation:
Slightly less expensive accommodation was available nearby.

Port Vila is Vanuatu's largest city and capitol:
Some links with information about Port Vila :
Port Vila activities Port Vila Must Do's
Port Vila Things to Do

Convention Program Highlights:  

Program - Pre-convention - Thursday, 6 September, 2019
  EVE NZ-SP Past Governors dinner and discussion (separate ticket function).  Irriki Island Resort, Port-Vila
Program - Pre-convention - Friday Morning, 7 September, 2018
 AM District Foundation Trust meeting (for Foundation trustees).
 AM 2017/2018 district board meeting (for 2017/2018 district officers - observers welcome).
Program - Day 1 - Friday Afternoon, 7 September, 2018 Delegate ribbon
 PM All members seated in the auditorium.
 PM Opening ceremony.
•  School chidren bearing the flags sing the Vanuatu national anthem.
•  Addresses :  Vanuatu Minister of Internal Affairs; Deputy Mayor
 PM Business Session 1.
•  Apologies.
•  Roll call of clubs.
•  Remembrance - candles, reading, minute of silence.
•  Adoption of the standing rules of convention procedure.
•  Appointment of a parliamentarian and announcement of committees on credentials and elections (scrutineers).
•  Announcement and introduction of candidates for office.
•  Announcement of motions and resolutions.
•  Call for notification of items of general business.
•  Approval of the minutes of the 2017 district convention.
 PM Workshop 1 :  Governor Pierre : Recruiting :  The Eye of the Tiger method with Megan and the New-Zealand Team
 PM 2016-2017 Governor's address.
 PM Kiwanis International / ASPAC Awards.
 PM Convention adjourns for the day.
 EVE Evening formal function.   Dress code 'Black and White'.
•  Recognition of the 2017-2018 team.
•  Dinner.
•  Griffen presentations.
•  Fund raising for the District Foundation and the Kiwanis International Children's Fund.
•  Band until midnight.

Program - Day 2 - Saturday, 8 September, 2018
  AM Departure of the tour for partners.
    Convention reconvenes.
 AM Business session 2
•  Announcements/House Keeping.
•  District Treasurer's report.
•  Resolutions and Amendments
•  District Foundation Trust report..
•  General chair reports (already tabled and in the Convention Booklet).
 AM Workshop 2 :  Increasing our public profile and getting new members. (David Gower).
 AM Address by the Kiwanis International Counsellor (Daniel Vigneron).
 AM Key Note Speaker (National Museum Curator :  Land Diving and sand finger drawing)
 PM Convention reconvenes.
•  Threads accross the pacific fashion show.
•  Dancers performance.
 PM Business session 3.
•  Election of officers
    Governor-elect 2018/2019
    Governor 2018/2019
•  Announcement of Appointments
    District Treasurer 2018/2019
    District Secretary 2018/2019
•  District Awards 2017/2018 (banner patches and trophies).
•  Presentation 2019 Convention.
•  Forum - questions from the floor.
•  General Business.
 PM Video :  Vanuatu school assistance project.
 PM Governor-designate address. (Governor designate David Gower).
 PM Governor-elect address.
 PM Introduction of 2018-2019 district team (Governor designate David Gower).
 PM Closing Remarks (Governor Pierre).
 PM Close of the Convention
 EVE Fun dinner.  This was held at the Beach Terrace.  The dress theme for Saturday evening was "Oceania/Pacifica".  There was a show from divisions 7 and a Hawiian hula dance from Division 6. and a raffle for the District Foundation.
Program post-convention - Sunday, 9 September, 2018
 AM 2018/2019 district board meeting (for 2018/2019 district officers - observers welcome).
 AM Farewell picnic/brunch (separate ticket function). Held at the Warwick Hotel at the Beach Terrace.

Registration Fees :
The full registration fee for all Kiwanis members was NZ$ 350 or CFP 26,000 or Vatu 26,000.  Note that the full registration fee was for Kiwanis members only.  Partners and guests must book the individual events that they wish to attend. An 'early-bird' full registration (paid before 31 May, 2018) was available for NZ$ 330 or CFP 25,000 or Vatu 25,000. 
Convention Organizers :
    Doriane Berger
    2018 district convention chairman
    Suzanne Ville
    2018 district convention secretary
    Kiki Ringland
    2018 district convention contact person for French Polynesia
    Megan Allan
    2018 district convention contact person for New Zealand

The convention committee did an excellent job of organizing the convention and provided an entertaining and fun experience.
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