DCON 2023


On March 17, 2023, Key Club’s DCON was held at the Milwaukee Marriott West in Waukesha, Wisconsin. DCON stands for a district convention. It was a weekend event to allow Key Club members to learn more skills and get great advice to grow within their own community.

From the start of this active weekend, all of the members were introduced to the Key Club board members who were mostly from Brookfield Central High School. Along with the board members, an international Key Club member from Florida, Ahmed Eldeeb, traveled to Wisconsin to be a part of DCON. He is constantly traveling for Key Club events held all around America. Everyone who was introduced is pretty involved with Key Club and cares about the future of their communities and the project work they do.

A topic that was discussed the first night that stood out the most was the Thirst Project. Thirst Project is a nonprofit organization that is on a mission to end the global water crisis by building freshwater wells. They do this in communities in other countries that need fresh and clean water. These communities struggle with waterborne diseases which are responsible for more easily preventable young deaths a year than HIV, malaria, and all world violence combined. They have had great success and will continue to work on this solvable problem.

Personally, DCON was a fun experience for me. I thought the talks were great and the people were nice. My favorite part was when we went into a breakroom and the board members in that group let us play games. I asked a couple of students who also attended this convention and they recommend going because it’s worth the experience.

Overall, DCON was a great experience that future Key Club members should look into or talk to Miss Sincox about next year when the time comes around again. You will learn a lot about how to help your community, and you will meet amazing people who are there for the same reason.