Last week 46 students and seven chaperones representing John Gray, Triple C, Cayman Prep and St. Ignatius schools attended a convention at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida to expand their knowledge within their respective Key Club communities.
Being the only island to attend the convention, naturally we had to travel a bit further than many of the other schools that were represented at the Florida District Convention, but the one-hour plane flight and the four-hour bus ride was definitely worth it.
While at the convention, Key Club members strengthened their leadership skills and gained invaluable experience involving service, meeting new people and learning about different service projects and different schools.
There was a lot of fun to be had at convention, such as the two dances, a talent show and the farewell banquet.
As representatives of our schools and island, we were expected to maintain the highest standard of behaviour and carry ourselves with pride at all times. We attended meetings and workshops in business attire, and conducted ourselves in a professional manner.
While at the workshops and meetings we learned about service, leadership and different ways to work with others to improve our home, schools and communities, while honouring and serving our country and God.
While at the convention we learned a lot from others, but we also taught our fellow Florida district members a few things about our small, cultured island.
We held a workshop to put our island on display. In our workshop we displayed our achievements as a Key Club and gave a small insight into life on our beautiful, original and diverse island.
Through the help of our sponsors – Kelly Holding LTD, Scott’s Equipment, The Final Touch, The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman and Cayman Airways – we were able to experience an environment of service outside our own and gain more information involving Key Club to further improve our clubs here on the island.