Pennsylvania District Kiwanis International

The Kiwanis International Board of Trustees declared that emergency conditions will exist through September 30, 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This resulted in several other important decisions:

  • The board determined that it would be impossible and impractical to hold a safe, accessible convention for its international membership due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The board determined that an education conference will be offered for in-person and virtual audiences. In-person participation will be limited and will follow all local health guidelines.
  • As was allowed last year, the board determined that districts may conduct 2021 convention business virtually using a house of delegates, council or other entity allowed in its bylaws.

Additionally, the Kiwanis International Board decided to relocate the 2022 Kiwanis International Convention from Manila, Philippines, to a to-be-determined location. The board made the decision after reviewing global health forecasts from the World Health Organization and reiterated its desire to hold a convention in Manila as soon as possible.

Clubs should follow local guidelines when meeting or hosting any service or fundraising event.


In this time of transition and uncertainty, the Board of Trustees for Kiwanis International and the Pennsylvania District are seeking ways to help all clubs.  We have increased our communication and have offered programs virtually utilizing technology, which previously were not offered prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.  More programs will be offered in the weeks ahead. 

The Pennsylvania District has set up a program called Dollars for Dues to help members pay dues who otherwise might not be able to do so because of the economic impact of Covid-19

There are many people looking to get involved in their communities that previously had not been active.  As we move through the weeks ahead, plan a membership drive and try to attract these members to your club.

In the weeks ahead, you can expect more in the way of support and information to be provided to you. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this or any other matter, feel free to write or call.

Governor Don Smith, 717-273-9184
Membership Growth Chair Tiffany Callaio, 570-357-5451

For more information contact the Kiwanis District office at 717-540-9300 or use our online contact form.

In the meantime, stay healthy and safe!

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