District Educational Conference, or DECON, is an annual gathering of hundreds of Key Clubbers - from all over the state of New Jersey - to celebrate the end of a successful service year and the beginning of a new one. This April, the Olympic themed DECON will take place virtually using HOPIN from Friday, April 9th to Sunday, April 11th.
Throughout the weekend, guests will enter contests, attend workshops, receive recognition for their accomplishments, participate in onsite service projects, and elect the next district executive board; All done virtually! Although we can't have dances and meet ups in person, don't worry! There will be plenty of fun events going on between speaking sessions!
Want to learn more about the K-Family, fundraising ideas, public speaking, or Key Club's partner service organizations from around the globe? At DECON, you'll attend workshops led by the New Jersey District Board, as well as influential guest speakers. Drop by the Service Fair outside the Atlantic Ballroom to learn more about other volunteer organizations!
DECON is a time for honoring Key Club members for their hard work, dedication, talents, and achievements over the course of the service year. Contests include the oratorical and essay contests, and the Talent Show, an audience favorite. Some awards given to clubs and members include the Distinguished Officer Awards, the 100% CMRF Award, the Single Service Award, and the NJ Key Club Scholarships.
At DECON, all members will have the opportunity to meet the candidates running for district executive offices for the 2020-2021 service year—District Governor, District Secretary, District Treasurer, and District Editor (the District Webmaster is selected by an application process). Delegates will then represent each club at the House of Delegates to elect the next district executive board! If you are interested in running for a position or have questions about elections, contact Elections Chair and Division 11 LTG Matthew Yuro.
There are over fifteen scholarships, ranging in value from $500 to $2,000 that will be awarded to the members of the New Jersey District of Key Club who have exemplified incomparable dedication to serving the children of our world, and have been upholders of the objects of Key Club International during their high school years. Applications must be submitted by March 5th, 2021. Email any questions to Scholarships Chairperson Jeremy Zoller.