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Hot and happenin'

What went down in the Big D during the 2009 International Convention

Story by Amberly Peterson. Photos by Lynn Seeden. 

Ride 'em cowboy. The host committee from the Texas-Oklahoma District pulled out all the stops—including a mechanical bull and a lasso machine—for the Meet and Greet—Key Club Round Up on July 1. Dallas, Texas is hot in July, but it’s even hotter when the Key Club International convention comes to town. This year, almost 1,500 Key Club members, advisors and administrators drove, rode a bus, took a train or flew on a plane to attend the 66th Annual Key Club International Convention, which took place July 1–4.

They came from all corners of the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Plus, three Key Club members and one advisor came all the way from Germany to join in the fun.

The four-day event was packed full of compelling presentations, firsthand stories of service and leadership and introductions to new friends. Convention participants watched in awe aHilarious hypnotism. Key Clubbers chosen from the audience during the Recognition Session “swim” in the ocean after being hypnotized by entertainer Steve Meade. During their hypnotism, they experienced a plane ride and visit to a Jamaican beach.s entertainer Steve Meade hypnotized 17 of their peers on stage. They listened to keynote speaker, Scott Greenberg, as he conveyed an inspirational message about self-esteem. Plus, they attended informative workshops, displayed club and district projects during the Service Fair, voted on amendments, elected the 2009–10 board and danced until the ballroom floor bounced.

See more photos from the 2009 Key Club International Convention.


Your vote counts. A Key Club member casts his vote during the House of Delegates.Convention highlights

Spirit stick winners
California-Nevada-Hawaii District, July 2
Michigan District, July 3
Southwest District, July 4

  • Dollars and cents
    $13,829 amount Key Club members raised during the Miracle Mile to benefit Children’s Hospital of Dallas, a Children’s Miracle Network hospital.
    $95,351 amount Key Club International raised for March of Dimes during the 2008–09 year.
    $697,709.99  how much Key Club International gave to UNICEF in 2008–09.

Start planning and saving now so that you can meet us in Memphis, Tennessee, for the 2010 Key Club International Convention, July 7–11. Check often for more details about the big event. See you there!