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Kiwanis Family Conference Recap!

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Kiwanis Family Conference Recap!

Anjali Venkat

Were you in Black Mountain with us this past weekend? If yes, be sure to read this post to reminisce about the exciting and fun weekend and go on Facebook to see whether your pictures have been posted online! If not, check out this blog post to learn more about what our weekend was like and whether you would be interested in going next year!

So what exactly is Kiwanis Family Conference? Key Clubbers, Circle K'ers and Kiwanians all met from of course the Carolinas District, Capital District, Florida District, Alabama District, a few from the Canada District, the Ohio District and many more!

Gary Cooper, current Kiwanis Governor, and his wife Debbie Cooper carrying in their luggage for the fun-filled weekend in Black Mountain!

Gary Cooper, current Kiwanis Governor, and his wife Debbie Cooper carrying in their luggage for the fun-filled weekend in Black Mountain!

We all met at the Blue Ridge Assembly Center in Black Mountain, NC around 3-5 pm where we were assigned to our families and rooms. This year, the theme was the "Worldwide Web of Service" and each family was named after a country around the world: Japan, Iceland, Switzerland, USA, Austria and many more. After a delicious southern-style dinner, we were grouped into our families for some icebreakers and team activities. The rest of the weekend was filled with meeting people, delicious food, hiking up the treacherous and incredibly long Black Mountain and exploring the nearby attractions of Black Mountain. Scott Johnson also ended the conference with a riveting speech by candlelight on Saturday evening, leaving many of the guests that weekend with tears rolling down their faces. On Sunday, after a heartwarming breakfast, we all set out on the road or even planes to head home. 

Leaving all of our new friends was incredibly difficult but meeting such wonderful people who are just like us around the country was one of the most exciting and unforgettable experiences. 

We hope that you will join us next year in Black Mountain for another exciting Kiwanis Family Conference!