Last week, the Georgia District was represented by a delegation of 40 Key Club and Kiwanis members at the 2012 Key Club International Convention in Orlando, Fla. While in Orlando, Key Club members from Georgia visited Dave and Buster’s, Universal Studios and Disney World while also joining thousands of other Key Clubbers from around the globe to celebrate a year of service.
Key Clubbers from Georgia participated in elections and attended sessions and workshops.
The Georgia District did not go unnoticed at the convention. Among all of the Key Clubbers across the country, members from Georgia received accolades that continue to display the phenomenal leadership, talent and service instilled within students from this great state.
Ambrea Styles, Lieutenant Governor of Division 11, was selected as one of eight Key Clubbers to participate in the talent show. Ambrea represented the district by performing “If I Ain’t Got You”. Ambrea received a standing ovation at the conclusion of her performance.
Gabrielle Evans, immediate past Lieutenant Governor, received the Robert F. Lucas award for her outstanding work as a lieutenant governor for the 2011-2012 service year.
Coffee High School was recognized as a Diamond Level Club at the convention, the only club from the state to receive that distinction.
They also received third place in the Major Emphasis contest.
The Georgia District would also like to congratulate Rebecca Riley who served as our District’s International Trustee for 2011-2012. Riley was elected as the 2012-2013 Key Club International President in Orlando.
Assistant Administrator Dr. Robert Barron was also recognized at the convention. Dr. Barron received the prestigious Key of Honor award, the single most prestigious award given by Key Club International. Dr. Barron was given this award for his 35+ years of service to the Kiwanis Family and the Georgia District.
In his acceptance speech, Dr. Barron gave thanks to the governors he has served with, past administrator Doug Westmoreland, his wife Nancy, his children and his grandchildren.
Finally, Immediate Past District Governor Meredith Elder was awarded the Distinguished Governor award, the highest honor given to a district governor. With Meredith’s achievement, the Georgia District has proudly been led by distinguished governors four years in a row. The Georgia District commends Meredith for her outstanding job as leader of our district. Meredith is a graduate of Habersham Central High School and will be attending the University of Georgia in the fall.
The Georgia District had much to be proud of this past week. It is obvious that we continue to raise up some of the most dedicated and intelligent leaders in all of Key Club International.We are excited about the hard work of young students across this great state and continue to be amazed by the unmatched passion for service and leadership our members share. We look forward to next year’s international convention in Washington, D.C., and we hope you will join us!
For more information about last week’s convention, visit Key Club International’s website.