By CAROL LI
KIWIN’S attended the 43rd annual District Convention (DCON) with the theme of “Service Saves the Day” at Woodland Hills Marriott from Apr. 5 to 7.
Members from nine neighboring divisions attended the convention, which featured workshops, spirit battles and talent shows, along with a retire and induction of the California-Nevada-Hawaii district board. KIWIN’S received the Early Board Award and first place at the talent show, and sophomore Emma Chang received the award of Distinguished Appointed Board Officer.
According to executive assistant sophomore Sally Pan, DCON provided an opportunity to garner attention toward the partnering KIWIN’S charity.
“Through the club, members are able to interact and become aware of the charity that we are donating to this year, which is Pediatric Trauma Program,” Pan said. “At DCON, there are small competitions for fundraising for each division, making it a great way to get members involved.”
In addition, president junior Kristin Sung believes DCON gave attendees a greater insight to KIWIN’S.
“I was able to learn so much more about this organization as a whole through the multiple workshops that were held, and I am glad that first-year members are able to have exposure to the different aspects of KIWIN’S,” Sung said.
Ultimately, member freshman Serena Yang had a positive experience at her first DCON.
“It was an eye-opening experience to meet people all over California who are passionate about KIWIN’S,” Yang said. “I enjoyed making leis at workshops, and it was especially memorable to perform in the DCON talent show, where members dressed as superheroes [in accordance] to the theme.”
KIWIN’S will be having its end-of-the-year banquet in May.