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Past International Conventions

CKI debuted its first official convention in 1956 on the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In attendance were representatives from 54 Circle K clubs—plus 145 individuals, including faculty advisors, Kiwanis sponsors, and CKI members. The convention helped establish CKI’s footing to grow as an International organization. During the convention, the site for the next convention was set (which would become the procedure until 1958 when convention sites for the next convention began to be chosen at least 60 days prior to the current convention to ensure it could be properly announced). In December 1964, a new policy to select International convention sites three years in advance was approved. The International Board set up the very first formal rotation plan for future convention site planning during the 1973-74 year. CKI convention sites now are planned five years in advance.


Circle K International Convention

Cities and Themes

1953: New York City, NY (unofficial and in conjunction with Kiwanis International Convention)
1954: Carthage, IL (unofficial)
1955: Des Moines, IA (unofficial)
1956: Philadelphia, PA No known theme
1957: Denver, CO No known theme
1958: Huntsville, TX See you at Sam Houston State Teacher’s Cow-llege
1959: Delaware, OH No known theme
1960: Toronto, Ontario, Canada No known theme
1961: St. Petersburg, FL Fun in the Sun ‘61
1962: San Diego, CA Si! Senor ~ San Diego
1963 Norfolk, VA Y’all Come
1964 Chicago, IL By the Lakeshore in ‘64
1965 Miami Beach, FL Let’s Meet in Miami Beach
1966 Dallas, TX See you in the Big “D”
1967 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Circle K in Canada
1968 Philadelphia, PA No know theme
1969 Portland, OR Northwest in ‘69
1970 New Orleans, LA No known theme
1971 Chicago, IL No known theme
1972 Denver, CO No known theme
1973 Miami, FL By the Sea in ‘73....1000 to Miami Beach
1974 Los Angeles, CA By the Shore in ‘74
1975 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Climax in Canada
1976 Washington, DC Come to the Capital Convention
1977 Kansas City, MO Get Your Muehle Bach to Kansas City. It’s No Bum Steer
1978 Orlando, FL Circle K’s Magical Meeting
1979 Chicago, IL Have a Great Chicago
1980 Phoenix, AZ Celebrate the Silver
1981 Philadelphia, PA The Philly Feeling
1982 Fort Worth, TX Lone Star and You! Fort Worth ‘82
1983 Atlanta, GA Atlanta’s the Place to be in ‘83
1984 Milwaukee, WI Catch the Spirit - Milwaukee’84
1985 Seattle, WA Celebrate Service - 30 Years of Caring - Seattle, WA ‘85
1986 Boston, MA A Declaration of Commitment
1987 St. Louis, MO Gateway to New Horizons
1988 Orlando, FL Celebrate a New Beginning
1989 Cincinnati, OH WCKI in Cincinnati - Rockin’ to the 90's
1990 Anaheim, CA 35 Years and the Caring Continues
1991 Baltimore, MD Anchors Aweigh for Circle K
1992 San Antonio, TX Sharing One Vision
1993 Nashville, TN A Celebration of Service
1994 St. Louis, MO Envision Excellence
1995 Phoenix, AZ Expanding Horizons...40 Years of Service
1996 Philadelphia, PA Service - Foundation for our Foundation
1997 Chicago, IL Moving on the Winds of Change
1998 Ocho Rios, Jamaica Oceans of Opportunity.... CKI in Reggae Land
1999 Houston, TX Saddle up for Service
2000 San Diego, CA Catch the Wave of Service
2001 Buffalo, NY Lighting the way to the future - Service on the Edge
2002 Orlando, FL Service in the Sun
2003 Indianapolis, IN The Kiwanis Family - United in Service
2004 St. Louis, MO A Family United in Service
2005 Greensboro, NC 50 Never Looked So Good
2006 Boston, MA Navigating the Seas of Service
2007 Portland, OR Planting Seeds of Service
2008 Denver, CO Reaching New Heights
2009 Birmingham, AL Birmingham. Be there.
2010 St. Louis, MO Meet us in St. Louis!
2011 Virginia Beach, VA Bring it to the Beach!
2012 New Orleans, LA   Engage your Senses!
2013 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   
2014 Nashville, TN   
2015 Indianapolis, IN   Join us as we celebrate with the Kiwanis Family in Indianapolis!

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