Join us online on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19th for CKI Next -- the first-ever global conference.  This free event is open to Circle K International members around the world and will feature speakers, workshops, trainings, unique fellowship opportunities and other fun surprises. 


"CKI Next" Being Planned!
With the cancellation of CKIx 20 in Las Vegas, CKI will be hosting our first-ever, organization-wide member event online on July 18-19th. CKI Next is a free event that will be open to all members across the globe! Save the date and plan to join us to hear from some great speakers, attend workshops and enjoy some fellowship with your CKI family. Check back here for more details soon.

CKIx 20 Cancelled

It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that CKIx 20, scheduled for July 19-22 in Las Vegas, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

After extensive conversation with our leaders and in consultation with local, state and federal health agencies, it was decided that it is inadvisable to hold the convention this year. Therefore, in accordance with our bylaws, the Circle K International Board and the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees have voted to cancel CKIx 20.  

While we did not come to this decision lightly and recognize how disappointing it is, we are confident that it is the responsible decision for our members and CKI as a whole.  

If you have registered, you will receive a full refund of all registration and hotel costs. There are two refund options:  

·You may donate your refund to the Tomorrow Fund via the Kiwanis Children’s Fund. Click here to donate your entire refund.  

·You may request a refund to the credit card used to pay the fees. Please allow up to 30 days for processing. Click here to have your refund issued.  

If you do not select an option by May 15, a refund will be issued to the credit card used to pay the fees. Contact with any refund questions.  

Even with CKIx canceled, our work continues. We will still hear from keynote speakers and hold workshops, awards sessions and additional programming — although online. A meeting of the Circle K International council will be held to elect our new international officers and consider any amendments to our governing documents, as outlined in our bylaws. Please stay tuned for more information as those plans develop.   Circle K International is a global movement of students who care about our world, our fellow citizens and each other — that won’t change, nor can we let it change. Throughout this pandemic, we must re-commit ourselves to the values of CKI to ensure we can share it with future generations. Stay engaged and stand in solidarity with those in need — even if it is from 6 feet away — so we can continue to make a difference when we are all together again.  

Thank you for all you do and please stay safe.

Contests and Awards

All club and distinguished awards will be submitted in an online format. Paper copies will not be accepted.

Please direct all questions concerning contests and awards to Circle K International Awards Committee Chair, David Su, via email at

This year, CKI chose to forgo collecting District Endorsement sheets. A document request feature has been implemented during submission process for the "Letters of Recommendation" section to ensure validity of responses.  

Please be aware, upon submission of award applications, you must ensure all information reported in your application is true and valid. If any information included in your application is false and/or forged, your application will be disqualified.

Award Resources
Award Criteria
Awards Manual

All club awards must be submitted online no later than Friday, May 15 at 12 pm ET.

Club Achievement Award
Club Outstanding Kiwanis Family Relations Award
Club Promotional Video Award
Outstanding Single Service Award
Outstanding Club Recruitment Award

All distinguished awards must be submitted online no later than Friday, April 17 at 12 pm ET.

Distinguished District
Distinguished District Governor
Distinguished District Administrator
Distinguished District Secretary-Treasurer
Distinguished District Secretary
Distinguished District Treasurer
Distinguished District Editor
Distinguished District Chairperson
Distinguished Lieutenant Governor
Distinguished Kiwanis Committee Member
Distinguished International Chairperson

All individual awards must be submitted online no later than Friday, May 15 at 12 pm ET.

CKI Hall of Fame Award
New Member of the Year Award
Returning General Member of the Year
Outstanding International Committee Member

No application needed-- all clubs are eligible!

All individual recognition awards will now be submitted through an online form. The person making the nomination should use the criteria below to complete the nomination process. All supporting documents must be combined into one PDF when completing the form. Nominations must be submitted by 12 pm EST January 15, 2020.  

Outstanding CKI Alumnus Award
The Circle K International Outstanding Alumnus Award is designed to recognize one outstanding Circle K Alumnus who has remained committed to the realization of mankind’s potential after his/her years as a Circle K member. To be eligible for this award, the nominated individual must have been a dues-paid member of Circle K International for at least one administrative year. Nominees may have continued with their involvement with the Kiwanis-family upon their graduation, have accomplishments in the non-profit or other service-oriented fields. However, this is not a requirement. The recipient of this award shall be invited to attend the Circle K International Convention and accept the recognition.

How to nominate: A completed application package must include nominations written as a narrative or letter to the CKI board and include a brief description of why the person should be considered for this honor. 

Humanitarian Award
The Circle K International Humanitarian Award is designed to recognize one individual annually whose efforts on behalf of others have significantly contributed to the betterment of the world. Any individual who has had a positive impact on humanity is eligible to receive this award. Candidates may be nominated by any member in good standing with Circle K International. The recipient of the award shall be invited to attend the Circle K International Convention and accept the recognition.

How to nominate: A completed application package must include a narrative or letter to the CKI board and include a brief description of why the person should be considered for this honor. The Humanitarian Award should also include examples of the positive impact of this individual on humanity. 

Circle of Service Award
The Circle of Service Award was created to annually recognize and honor an individual within Kiwanis International who has made the most outstanding contribution to all of Circle K International. Those individuals, who are neither salaried Kiwanis officials, nor Circle K members, shall be eligible to receive this award. A majority vote of the CKI Board will determine the winner of the award. Individuals may not be recognized with this award more than once. Individuals may be nominated by any dues paid member
of the organization. Recipients will be selected by the CKI Board for the announcement at the following Circle K International Convention. If, in the determination of the CKI Board, no qualified nominees have been submitted, then the award shall not be given in that year.

How to nominate:
A completed application package must include a nomination essay, written by the nominator, and up to five supporting documents. The supporting documents may include essays by other individuals, letters of recommendation, or other documents as the nominator sees fit. 


With the cancellation of CKIx 20 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, in accordance with our bylaws, officers for the 2020-21 Circle K International Board will be elected by the International Council, which will meet on July 21, 2020. 

Any member wishing to run from the floor may do so by submitting the required information and meeting the criteria as outlined in CKI's governing documents and in the candidate's packet below.  All materials must be submitted for verification to Circle K International Director Jeff Harris at no later than noon EST on Monday, July 20, 2020. Only candidates deemed eligible will be permitted to join the International Council meeting.