I did it. I was able to accomplish a lot at the 2013 International Convention in Vancouver, Canada. This was the event that closed this big chapter of my college career, so the feelings were bittersweet.
I had my own agenda for this event. A more detailed list than anyone can think of and I’m proud to say that I did it all. Here’s what you may have missed from the weekend that really made this an ICON experience that I will never forget.
- Host three workshops at the convention: Planning for Success, Marketing: Above and Beyond, and the Eliminate Project Tips and Tricks
- Sold my Eliminate Leis as a fundraiser. I made enough to cover the costs, which is ok by me!
- Placed 1st in Eliminate Fundraising ($25,870)
- Danced with my Leadership Academy Class
- The District Board members who applied for awards all won their awards. 16 awards in total.
- Distinguished District and Governor… I applied for those.
- Gave awesome spirit packs that was worth the money and that people could wear everyday.
- Hosted a District Dinner
- Brought the most people from CNH to ICON
- Brought the most clubs from CNH to ICON
- Won the most club awards
- Brought pictures up of my District Board when receiving their awards
- Attend the Kiwanis International Convention
- Get free stuff from the vendors
- Catching up with old friends and meeting new friends.
There were more like be in the Talent Show, go to LSSP, be on stage at Kiwanis International Convention, etc… but I’m ok with not doing them. (Maybe not LSSP… why is money such a problem)
My only biggest regret from the weekend was that Camille didn’t get Distinguished Administrator. It hurts a lot because I completed her application and I put a lot of effort into it, but it wasn’t enough. I’m happy for the other District Administrator who received the award because I know her… but I would’ve been 100% if Camille got that award. I feel bad whenever I say that we have so many awards and celebrating as a board, but the most important person on this board and the most deserving was Camille.
Overall, the experience as Governor was amazing and I’m so thankful for everyone who cheered me on with all my challenges, who brought me back up when I felt down, who brought me down to earth when my head got too big, and took care of me every step of the way.
This is my final post as Governor, but this isn’t the end of my Kiwanis Family experience.
Service. Leadership. Fellowship. Always.