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A Message From Your District Kiwanis Family Chair Hello CNH, My name is Stephanie Rivera and I am your 2011-2012 District Kiwanis Family Chair. I am really excited for this year because I will get a chance to work with CNH as a whole.

Inside this issue:

Message from D K-fam Chair


Meet the District Kiwanis Family Committee


Tips for a successful key to College


Club Spotlight


Kiwanis Family Periods


The Shadow Program


D Kfam comm. spotlight


Concluding thoughts


This year, District Board has adopted a new goal that is focused on making Kiwanis Family relations stronger. One of the ways that we are trying to do this is by implementing the KFRF, or Kiwanis Family Report Form. The main point of this form is to let the district know what Kiwanis Family Chairs are doing to make Kiwanis relations stronger. This form is a great addition to the Kiwanis Family and a step towards making Kiwanis relations stronger. Remember that the next submission of this form is due on December 1st, 2011 at 10pm. Please send the form to This year, my committee and I have been working very diligently over the summer on a couple of projects. Just to give you an idea of what we have been working on, we have come up with a Kiwanis Family Summer Manual. The intent for this manual is to help Kiwanis Family Chairs understand their position when they are first appointed. Therefore, the Summer Manual is a guide to help Kiwanis Family Chairs or anyone that is interested in planning Kiwanis Family events. You can find a copy of the Summer Manual on the district website or by clicking on the link below:> Resources> Kiwanis Family> Kiwanis Family Summer Manual: ( summermanual.pdf ). I look forward to working with all of you and come say â&#x20AC;&#x153;hiâ&#x20AC;? to me if you see me at an event. If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me via email at -Stephanie Rivera <3

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Keeping Up with the Kiwanis Family

Meet the District Kiwanis Family Committee Name: Linda Thai School: University of California, Irvine Year: 2nd Favorite Color: Purple Animal you would be: Bunny Favorite Quote: "The purpose of life is not to be happy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all." - Leo Rosten Favorite Kiwanis Family Event: Scenic 5K with Corona del Mar/ Newport Beach Kiwanis

Name: Vincent Ng School: University of California, Riverside Year: 2nd Favorite color: Blue Animal You would be: Hare Favorite Quote: "Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present." Favorite Kiwanis Family Event: Kiwanis One Day - It was quite a sight to see Kiwanians, Key Clubbers, and Circle Kerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming together to paint over graffiti on a three-quarter mile stretch of wall near railroad tracks for five hours.

Name: Tami Bi School: University of California, Los Angeles Year: 4th Favorite Color: Black Animal You would be: Turtle Your favorite quote: "Nothing is impossible, unless we are not willing to do it." Favorite Kiwanis family event: ICON, because you actually get to spend personal time and get to know the different people of Cal-NevHa.

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More member profilesâ&#x20AC;Ś. Name: David Limjoco School: University of California, Los Angeles Year: 2nd Favorite Color: Blue What Animal would you be: I would want to be a dolphin so I could use more of my brain and make awesome noises. Favorite Quote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life's not about every breath you take but about the moments that take your breath away." Favorite K-Fam Event: Kiwanis Rose Float Decorating, because you get to work alongside fellow Kiwanians to showcase the organization to the world. Kiwanis Family members from all over the district come out to help and contribute to the float and you can meet the Kiwanis International President! Name Candace Chu School: University of California, San Diego Year: 3rd Favorite Color: Purple What Animal would you be: Stingray Favorite Quote: "Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway." Favorite K-Fam Event: Junior Olympics

Name: Brian Kan (Graphic Artist) School: University of California, Los Angeles Year: 3rd Favorite Color: Green What Animal would you be: Phoenix, I know it's not real, but the idea of a fire bird is cool and I couldn't ever die. Favorite Quote: Just do it (Nike) Favorite K-Fam Event: DCON, because I got an opportunity to meet a lot of people and cheer my heart out.

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Name: Kimi Wong School: University of California, Davis (Go Ags!) Year: 4th Favorite Color: Purple! Animal you would be: I'd want to be a snowy white owl. :) Favorite Quote: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind, don't matter, and those who matter, don't mind." - Dr. Seuss Favorite K-Fam Event: There will be plenty more to come, but my favorite so far was when we put on a Kiwanis Appreciation Dinner for our two amazing Kiwanis advisors. We had a ton of delicious food, awesome people, and wonderful memories. :)

Name: Ariana Spero (Editor) School: California State University, Fullerton Year: 3rd Favorite Color: Purple Animal you would be: Otter :) Favorite Quote: "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." -Dr. Seuss Favorite K-Fam event: Kohl's Shopping Spree! :)

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Key to College 101 Hosting a Key to College is one of the best ways that you can help high school students in your area. You can make a difference by sharing the knowledge you have gained throughout college with younger members of the Kiwanis Family. This is your opportunity to serve high school students, develop your leadership skills, strengthen your bonds within the Kiwanis Family, and publicize Circle K. This is your chance to introduce Circle K to high school students; use this time to share your experiences and inspire them to continue with the Kiwanis Family. Planning everything for your Key to College event can seem intimidating, but you can avoid the stress if you plan early and get others to help you. Make sure to arrange all of the details in advance, including setting up a location, submitting an ERF (Event Request Form), and printing waivers for the high school students. Also, you can form a committee to help you with the event. You can request help from Kiwanians, other Circle K clubs, and even Key Club/KIWIN’S students. By asking some high school students to participate in the planning, you can use their input to help make the event a success. Publicizing is one of the most important steps in hosting a successful Key to College event. Your main goal is to educate high school students, and in order to do so, they need to be informed about your event. You can create a flier to distribute in person at club meetings and Divisional Council Meetings; also, you can email the flier to Key Club and KIWIN’S presidents and advertise it online via their club websites and social networking sites such as Facebook. I hope this article got you thinking about planning your own Key to College event. Please see the Key to College Manual for more information and helpful tips for making your event informative and fun: -11.pdf -Ariana Spero (CSUF)

Tips For a Successful Key to College Kiwanis Fun Fact Aktion Club is the only

Advertise! 

Have raffles.

Have a theme.

Have snacks/free food.

Go to Key Club DCM’s and perform a skit to advertise the event.

Pass out flyers.

Have a college tour.

Keep in contact with LTG’s and Presidents about the event.

Have interactive workshops.

Have fun icebreakers.

club that provides opportunities for to become integrated in their communities and develop leadership skills.

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Other Ideas!

You need to start advertising a few months before the event. Make sure to get the ERF approved as soon as possible in order to start advertising.

community service

adults with disabilities

Make it FUN! 

Make sure to ask for help in advance.

Have an itinerary to hand out to the attendees.

Host a college fair.

Have a cheer battle at the end to get them excited about Circle K.

Have the Key Clubbers sign a medical consent form.

Have posters and signs so people do not get lost.

Make sure the technology works (PowerPoint, projector, etc.).

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Club Spotlight: UCSD Circle K at Junior Olympics! On May 15th, 2011, UCSD Circle K volunteered at one of our favorite events of the year, hosted by our sponsoring Kiwanis club, La Jolla Kiwanis: the Junior Olympics. At the 20th annual La Jolla Junior Olympics, more than 1,000 children from nine local schools competed in track and field events, an obstacle course, and softball throws to win medals. The top three finishers had medals presented to them by their principals. The Kiwanis Club of La Jolla hosts this free event for all of the children and is able to pay for the event through money raised from its various fundraisers such as the La Jolla Kiwanis Pancake

Breakfast and the La Jolla Half Marathon. Upon our 7:00am arrival, a few of us were stationed at the check-in tables where parents and their kids were able to receive their name tags and number bibs for their events. There were various tasks we helped with aside from check-in and registration. All volunteers dispersed into assigned areas as obstacle course timers, flag wavers, course facilitators, ribbon passers, and runners. In groups of four, divided by age and gender, kids dashed through obstacle courses of hurdles and unique passages; top winners were rewarded medals, but everyone finished as a winner with a Junior Olympics ribbon.

Other volunteers also guided children to the winner's platform, helped at the food tent preparing and selling tasty hot dogs, burgers, \chili bowls, popcorn and a whole assortment of other snacks. Throughout the course of the day, crowds of children cheered and screamed for their fellow teammates; the excitement at the La Jolla High School field were unbelievable. After all of the events, there was free ice cream for everyone! Volunteering at the Junior Olympics is always a fun and rewarding experience because we are able to help our Kiwanis club, who support our Circle K club in so many ways. Overall, this event was a blast and we look forward to volunteering at Junior Olympics again next year! -Candace Chu (UCSD)

What is a Kiwanis Family Period? This year, CNH is continuing its Kiwanis Family Periods program! The focus of this program is to dedicate each Circle K tenet to three seasons throughout the school year. This way, clubs can have a particular focus during each season. The three seasons with their respective tenets are: “Fall Into Fellowship” (Sept.-Nov.), “Winter Leaderland” (Dec.-Feb.), and “Spring Into Service” (Mar.-May). As the year goes on, the newsletter will feature ideas for each of these periods! -Kimi Wong (UCD)

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Kiwanis Fun Fact

In 1987, women were officially allowed to become members.

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Kiwanis Family Period: “Fall Into Fellowship” Fall is just around the corner, which means the season’s Kiwanis Family Period is “Fall Into Fellowship!” Plan a social with your Kiwanians and/or any other Kiwanis Family clubs in your area. Make sure you cater to the age groups that are attending, so that everyone is sure to have a good time. Organize a Bingo Night, complete with a tournament or multiple games of Bingo, and team up your members with Kiwanians and Key Clubbers. For all foodlovers, have everyone show off their cooking skills and plan a potluck dinner, picnic, or a cooking/ baking social. Plan a Kiwanis Family Olympics social or Crazy Kompetition-style event, where members of Kiwanis Family clubs are placed in teams with your Circle K members. During Halloween, have a costume contest or a pumpkin-carving contest and end the festivities with a cozy bonfire. Be a campus tour-guide for a day: give members a tour of your campus and invite them to great local restaurants and attractions. Other fun activities include a movie night, bowling, dodgeball, and Capture the Flag. Be sure to organize fun and creative socials that will bring your club closer to your awesome fellow Kiwanis Family clubs! -Kimi Wong (UCD)

The Shadow Program: Q&A Q: What is the Shadow Program?


A: The Shadow Program helps build stronger relations with the Kiwanis family by shadowing/mentoring. You can shadow any branch of the Kiwanis Family or have them shadow your club. Q: How do I get started?

Circle K originally started as a fraternity called Kappa Iota Phi.

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A: First, contact the local club you want to shadow and set up dates and times. For example, if your club wants to shadow Kiwanis members, talk to your Kiwanis club and let them know that you are interested in implementing this program. Then, if both clubs are on board, you are ready to start advertising to your Circle K club. Shadowing is a great way to get to know your Kiwanians; in the long run, this program might also help you with future job offers. So go ahead and get started!

Some ideas for implementing the Shadow Program 

Circle K clubs can shadow Kiwanis clubs

Kiwanis clubs can shadow Circle K clubs

Key Clubs can shadow Circle K clubs

K-Kids or Builders Clubs can shadow Circle K clubs

Aktion Clubs can shadow Circle K clubs

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Kiwanis Family Committee Member Spotlight Ariana Spero

Brian Kan

Ariana has been a great committee member. She has completed her tasks and edited all the documents in a timely manner. In addition, she takes great minutes and every time I ask her to do something she does it with no questions asked. Great Job Ariana!

Brian has been a very great asset to this committee. He has created all the flyers and the pamphlets for this committee. Even though he sometimes has little time to complete an assignment, he does it without any complaints and completes it to the best of his ability. Keep doing a great job, Brian.

Kiwanis Family Report Form (KFRF) What is the KFRF? This is a new document the District Board has introduced in order to help build stronger relations within the Kiwanis Family. This document is a great addition to encourage Kiwanis Family Chairs as well as clubs to plan more events with other branches of the Kiwanis Family. This form can be found on the website.

The next KFRF is due on December 1st at 10pm to stephrive37@g

District Events in October/November Crazy Kompetition for Infants North: October 8, 2011 Crazy Kompetition for Infants South: October 15, 2011 Fall Training Conference:


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District Kiwanis Family Committee Stephanie Rivera

Concluding Thoughts…..


Thank you for reading this newsletter! We hope it helped give you ideas and resources on how to make Kiwanis relations stronger. Che c k o ut a ll o f the d if fe re n t

Make sure to check out all the manuals that are readily available on the cnhcirclek website.

K- Fa m ma nua ls o nl ine !

In addition, check out the “Summer Manual” that the District Kiwanis Family Committee has been working on. This is a guide for Kiwanis Family Chairs or any club members interested in making Kiwanis relations stronger.

Key Club Fun Fact Key Club has core values of caring, character building, inclusiveness, and leadership.

“ We are more than an organization, we are family”

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