International convention is the biggest event of the CKI year! Traditionally held in mid-June or early July, international convention is a time for members from all over the world to gather and discuss the business of the organization. Members elect the President, Vice President, Trustee-at-Large and all subregion trustees. Members also vote on amendments to the Bylaws of the organization. Of course, it’s not all business. International convention is a time to meet members from around the world and exchange ideas, form lasting friendships and make wonderful memories!

The Alabama District will once again be arranging group transportation for Alabama District Members & Advisors wishing to attend CKIx. The Alabama District Tour will depart on July 3 and return on July 9. Transportaion will be via 15 pasenger van with a waypoint stop along the way, but the tour will include the Alabama District Tour shirt and some other special extras.

There will be two pick up points: one in Birmingham and one in Huntsville. The Birmingham pick up location will be the JC Penny parking lot at the Riverchase Galleria, leaving at 7:00 AM. The second pick up location will be for Huntsville at the Barnes & Noble parking lot at the Bridge Street Town Centre, leaving at 9:00 AM.

NEW THIS YEAR: The District Board has worked to arrange a number of group events throughout the week in Chicago, some with substantial group discounts. On July 4, there’s an opporuntity to visit a day game at Wrigley Field to see the Chicago Cubs play the Detriot Tigers for $85. There’s an opporuntity to not throw away your shot to see the hit-musical Hamilton for $125. Finally, there’s a chance to visit the Art Institute of Chicago for $25. Once you select your pick up point, these optional add-ons are selectable on the check out page. Group outings are first-come, first-serve. A minimum number of attendees is required for each outing; if that minimum is not met, the payment for the outing will be refunded.