Friday: We left to get to the Hilton, and my gosh it was crowded! The beds were super comfy and they had down pillows♥ Ahh, roomies and I ate a bunch of tangerines and headed off to our first workshop. Court and I went to the wrong one at first, but eventually found our way to the delegate workshop lol. I stayed in the same room for 3 workshops since after was UNICEF and secretaries. The first general session was CRAZY. All these divisions were so spirited, dressed up colorful, cheering, and screaming all over the place! :D
Saturday: Woke up, got ready in our business clothes, went off to get breakfast in the Exhibit Hall. Went to the caucus session and listened to a bunch of speeches from people running for district/international board positions, it made everyone so sleepy! Lol, probably because they didn’t have mics for the speakers. Then Court and I went to the House of Delegates. We had NomCom then a break where everyone went up to tell corny jokes, pick up lines, love notes, and their club cheers, then after all 500 delegates decided to do the wave forward, backward, left to right, diagonally, and circling in/out. It was awesome lol. Everyone Court and I voted for ended up getting the position :)
Then it was lunch and 2nd general session where we got to see AJ Rafel sing live!! He’s pure talent, I’m telling you. He was so down-to-earth and called people up to sing with him, and he was so cute when he asked us “How do you feel?” LOL he had no idea all of us were going to get up and start cheering! So he had someone go up there and teach it to him XD
After we went back to the hotel to change for dinner and 3rd general session. We watched all the officers get recognized. Maria and John won Outstanding President and Vice President :DD Hehe, then after was the Governer’s Ball, but everyone’s feet hurt cause they made us all keep our shoes on -_- but still fun. We got back to the hotel and stayed up a bit more to have a talk about our club and what we needed to improve with it.
Sunday: Woke up early for Walk For Life and walked around the convention center. Fresh air and morning exercising for a good cause :) Ate breakfast, and watched the last general session where all the old officers were retired and the new officers were installed. Lots of crying and smiles going around. Then we stayed after to take a divisional picture up on stage, then helped clean up by pushing carts and boxes to load up onto trucks. Headed back to the hotel, packed up, and left to go back home.
Overall, it was great. When I first got there, I was a bit skeptical but after a general session, I got so pumped up. Throughout the weekend, I learned a lot about Key Club and what we need to do for next year, and I know everyone else that went did too. We’re determined to make some changes and work harder next year and to go back to our roots of service. Next year will be amazing. ET POWERHOUSE♥