After much consideration, the Circle K International Board of Trustees, in collaboration with the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees, has voted to cancel our international convention, CKIx, for 2021.
CKIx 21 was scheduled for July 25-28 in Austin, Texas. However, because of ongoing safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions on travel to the United States and the need for more space to meet social distancing requirements, the Austin facility was no longer feasible from a safety or economic standpoint. We are excited to announce that CKIx 2022 will be held in Austin when more people can be accommodated without social distancing requirements.
While we are disappointed to postpone our trip to Austin, we are pleased to announce that CKI is partnering with Kiwanis International to host the 2021 Education and Leadership Conference June 24-26 in Salt Lake City, Utah. CKI members can attend this event in person or virtually.
Registration opens April 1, 2021. Due to social distancing requirements, in-person attendance will be limited, so be sure to reserve your space.
Like last year’s online CKI Next event, this conference will feature a variety of valuable workshops and training opportunities. We will also hear from inspiring speakers including Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who famously landed his passenger airplane safely on the Hudson River; Ethan Zohn of CBS’s “Survivor: Africa” fame; and a variety of other speakers.
Stay tuned for more information on registration costs for the in-person and online experiences.
Finally, CKI International Council will meet to consider bylaw amendments and elect the 2021-22 CKI Board of Trustees. This meeting will be held as part of the Education and Leadership Conference and will be streamed so all members can follow along and all eligible governors can vote. The international council consists of the board of trustees and district governors. More information will be released soon, including filing deadlines for international office and campaign rules.
We are excited to offer this action-packed event for CKI members. Please save the date for June 24-26 and plan to join us in-person or virtually this summer!