Official Newsletter of the Capital District of CKI
VOLUME 52 ISSUE 3 October 2013
Table of Contents Gubernatorial Greetings……..3 District Secretary Treasurer Report…...4 Divisional Updates…..4-8 International Board….9-11 Kiwanis Family……..12-13 CKI Philippines….....14-16 FMR Quotes………….17 Capital News………...18-25
ELIMINATE Spotlight……..22 Clubs Spotlight………...26-27
Gubernatorial Greetings Hey everyone! I hope that you're finding success as we've reached roughly the halfway point of our fall semester! As you may know, October 1st was the halfway point of our administrative year and the restart of our fiscal year. First off this means that it's time for everyone to pay their membership dues. If your club has any issues with membership dues/the club fee, please contact us. Secondly, I'd like everyone to reflect upon all that we've collectively and individually been able to accomplish thus far this year, but don't become complacent with what we've done-- let's keep up the good work and have a successful rest of our year! At the district level, just w recently held our annual Fall Membership Rally in Front Royal, VA. Tons of people showed up from all over the Kiwanis Family and we had a great time with our Super Mario Party themed event! We raised well over $3000 at our board auction for the Eliminate project, money that will save the lives of thousands of mothers and their unborn children. I would like to personally thank everyone who came and everyone who helped make the event a success! I can't wait to see what the turnout will be for our District Convention in Fairfax, VA in February. It should be an awesome event with our Disney theme! Lastly, I'd like to make you aware of our District Large Scale Service Project/Total K Day. This event will be held on November 9th in DC at Sarah's Circle, a nonprofit housing residence for low income senior citizens. The main service project will be a "Day Prom" for the senior citizens. It should be a great time with participants from all over the Kiwanis Family! Stay tuned for more details. In service,
Ben as Mario in FMR! Any questions? Email Governor Durham: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Treasurer Report Secretary Treasurer Update Greetings Capital Crabs!
I hope the first 6th months of your CKI year have gone as well for your clubs as it has for the district. So far this year, we have had an amazing year. In terms of our district goals. So far this year, you have completed over 3400 service hours, as of beginning of September. We are at 34% of our goal for service hours. As of the end of September, we had 868 dues paid members, which is 86% of our goal. You guys are doing a wonderful job at accomplishing all of our goals, so keep up the great work! Across the district, we have 25 active clubs. Your Lt. Governors and Governors have been working hard to activate new clubs. Thank you for all of the hard work that you guys have been doing. I was so excited to meet all of you who came to FMR, and am also excited to meet more of you at DCON! Keep up the amazing work, and we can continue on the fantastic path we have started on!
Thanks, Ben Romano District Secretary-Treasurer
Del-Mar Division Update The Del-Mar division is "fall"-ing into service. Activities nights at the beginning of fall semester had members falling like leaves into our club. They came into our meetings and changed colors as we discussed our planned events for this semester. So far we've had the pleasure of playing bingo with senior citizens at the Manor house and volunteering at the movie night at the local YMCA with the children. There is so much more to come and we can't stop, we won't stop, this is our community and we can serve who we want to. We are serving til the sun goes down and can't wait til district convention - Wonderful World of Service - where we plan to show how Del-Mar gets down with Disney.
Divisional Updates HEADER HERE . HEADER HERE . HEADER Battlefield Division Update Hello Capital! Battlefield Division is doing well! We are close to chartering a new club and are working on chartering two more! So, hopefully soon we’ll be spread across Maryland again instead of just the Baltimore area! It has been so great to see all the Battlefield clubs getting around their campuses and recruiting new members! For such a new club, Anne Arundel is doing magnificent with recruitment- I am so excited to watch them grow as a club! There have been some awesome ideas such as ice cream socials, chalking around campus to advertise meetings, and some extra ice breakers to get to know potential members! And remember, just because we’re getting further into the semester does not mean recruitment has to stop! It is also amazing to see how involved all the Battlefield clubs are getting so far this school year and it was fantastic to have a few members come out to FMR and represent! The battlefield clubs have been given some wonderful opportunities to get their names out around their campus such as UMD participating in the Big 10 Food Fight canned food drive at the end of October and Towson holding a car wash to benefit The Eliminate Project! Keep up the remarkable work Battlefield and don’t forget about DLSSP November 9th!
Potomac Division Update Our Potomac Division has been very active throughout the summer and now into the school year. Howard University has hosted socials to get to know prospective members like picnics and also keeping a service heart by joining forces and volunteering with Greek organizations on campus. HU has been working hard in keeping their members interested by having a consistent meeting attendance of at least 50 students or more. The George Washington University is also actively involved by actively recruiting 93 students, some of which are past Key Clubbers! GWUCK has recently volunteered at a local food bank and hosted an ice cream social!! St. Mary’s College of MD challenged its members to raise 10K grains on Free Rice, which they surpassed in less than a week and volunteered at their community garden. They plan on participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF later this October! We are also in the process of chartering a CKI club at the University of Washington, D.C.! If you have any friends that are interested in joining our efforts, please contact me. Lastly, congrats Potomac for being so active, y’all make me so proud!
Divisional Updates NoVA Division Update
Hello Capital District! The NoVA division is starting out with a bang this year! We would like to welcome our newly chartered club, NVCC Loudoun. We already have a dedicated new board for this club along with about 30 eager members. We are all very excited to see what amazing things this club has in store for this year. All of the NoVA clubs were dedicated to recruitment this year. Some advertised at their club carnival while others created a welcome week for their new and returning members. Along with recruitment, the NoVA division has been hard at work serving their community. NVCC Alexandria and George Mason University volunteered at the Clock Tower Thrift Shop together in the beginning of September. NVCC Woodbridge held their first in -house service meeting for the year. They decorated ghost lollipops for a local dialysis center. The University of Mary Washington has been serving homeless individuals in Fredericksburg dinner every Thursday night at a local church. Many of the clubs are also in the midst of planning larger scale service projects for later this semester! I am very proud of the NoVA division and eager to share this CKI year with some fantastic clubs.
Presidential Division Update The CKI clubs in the Presidential division have a lot going on in the next few weeks. James Madison University's CKI will be hosting a Zumba-thon to benefit the Eliminate Project on October 12th and they are holding member inductions on October 26th. The CKI at UVA held new member inductions on October 1st and have great service projects planned for the month of October, including helping out at their local elementary schools. Shenandoah University's CKI are working on membership growth and working closely with their Kiwanis to build their club. The CKI club at Mary Baldwin College is working on ties with their local Kiwanis and looking for new service opportunities for their club. All the clubs in the Presidential Division are going strong and looking forward to a divisional social in the month of October!
Divisional Updates HEADER HERE . HEADER HERE . HEADER Metro-Richmond Division Update Howdy. Metro-RVA is on a roll. One of the best service that VCU did was the color run. They had a blast there and a great turnout from the members. Randolph Macon is trying very hard to serve around their campus as they don't have anything to volunteer at. So they will be serving with VCU. They are doing awesome as a fresh club and I am very sure that they will be just as strong as VCU. University of Richmond is on a roll. They are not chartered yet but they are performing as chartered club, in that they serve and do socials and are trying to do fundraisers as well. On October 5th we did a Hike to Eliminate to bond CKIers and Kiwanians in a stronger and better relationship. We had a great turnout from the hikers and few of the CKIers and Kiwanis. We raised $300 from the hike and rest will come in from the t-shirts we made for Eliminate. This is just a start and I am hoping that from here on this relationship will get better and better and the CKIers out of college will become a Kiwanian.
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Divisional Updates Foothills Division Update
Hello Capital District! I’m Matthew Johnson, your 2013-2014 Foothills Lieutenant Governor. Happy Kiwanis New Year, and Happy Circle K Half New Year. We’ve already almost made it through another year, so keep up the good work! In the Foothills Division, we’ve been hard at work with service projects, district events, and chartering clubs. We had four of our five clubs attend a divisional event in Lynchburg, VA along with Lynchburg Kiwanis-The Teddy Bear Parade. Our division also had the highest number of attendees at Fall Membership Rally with 30 people from 3 clubs coming out to have a good time, meet new people, support The ELIMINATE Project, and further our tenets of service, leadership, and fellowship. Both were great events, and I look forward to them again next year. It was great to get a chance to meet so many people from the district; I hope to see everyone from FMR at DCON 2014 in February. In regard to chartering: The Foothills Division is currently working with the Circle K Club at the University of Virginia’s campus at Wise along with the Kiwanis Club of Wise, VA. We look forward to welcoming them into the family once they complete the chartering paperwork. The Foothills Division is also working with Radford Kiwanis to create a Circle K Club at Radford University. We’re currently looking for prospective members and leaders at Radford, who would be interested in starting a Circle K Club and doing some great community service. Finally, the Foothills Division and Circle K International at Virginia Tech would like to invite the entire Capital District to attend Virginia Tech’s Formals event on November 16 at 7:30 pm. This event is Virginia Tech’s main fundraiser for The ELIMINATE Project. It’s going to be a great event with spectacular music, food, and other things. I look forward to seeing everyone there. Feel free to email me at email@example.com if you have questions about Formals or anything else that the Foothills Division is doing. Let’s have a great second half of our year! Yours in Service, Matthew Johnson, Foothills Lt. Gov.
International Board HEADER HERE . HEADER HERE . HEADER International Vice President Amelia Ahnert Greetings Capital District! One of my favorite service projects is Hand-On Therapeutic Riding. This is a project where children and adults with disabilities have the opportunity to ride horses while working on their motor skills. Every fall this project starts up and there are always a few new comers among the veteran riders. These new riders are always a little hesitant at first, but sooner or later they get the hang of it. On the other hand, those that are coming back for another year are excited and even have an opportunity to show off what they remember. CKI members in your club are just like those horseback riders, a combination of new and returning members. While your newer members came to their first meeting with uncertainty, they are now apart of your club and you couldnâ€™t image events without their help. Your returning members have already begun reminiscing about the past year and are assisting in leading the club, whether or not they have a leadership position. The problem is that new and returning members start losing interest when meetings, projects, and events become routine. At Hands-On Therapeutic Riding, weâ€™re always coming up with new games and activities and I hope that your club is doing the same! Some simple suggestions are to have your next meeting outside (while the weather is still nice), hold a mini leadership retreat filled with team builders instead of a meeting, or have a potluck dinner with the option of donating canned food. There are endless options so start brainstorming! Live to Serve. Love to Serve. Amelia Ahnert Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Board Subregion A Trustee Kathy Le
Hello Capital District! My name is Kathy Le and I currently attend the University of Alberta in the Western Canada district. I am working towards my Bachelor of Science in a Specialization in Psychology and am entering my fourth year. For the 2013 – 2014 year I have the privilege of serving a second term on the International Board as Subregion A Trustee where I proudly represent the Circle K districts of Montana, Pacific Northwest, Utah-Idaho, and Western Canada. As well, I also serve as the chair of the CKI Service Committee and the Board Liaison to the Large Scale Service Project Committee. My passion in Circle K lies with service as it is the tenet that encouraged me to join and caused me to stay in our amazing organization. Subregion A happens to be one of the largest sub regions geographically as our span stretches length-wise from the tip of Alaska to the bottom of Utah, and width-wise from the coast of British Columbia to the plains of Manitoba. For the 2012 – 2013 year we had over 560 members and 31 clubs registered and are looking towards growing even further in the new year! Although we may be small, I hear only positive reviews about the quality of our members and the ongoing phenomenal service performed throughout the sub region from governors Adrianna Lundberg, Tyson Diep, Sarah Tschohl, and Ben Scott. Our main focus for the upcoming year is to provide education and resources to current clubs while also encouraging membership growth through reactivating and chartering new clubs. There is a lot of potential for success this year as each governor is motivated and passionate to spread the tenets of Circle K! Serving on the International Board has really given me the opportunity to appreciate our organization in its entirety and each and every single member. A lot of times we forget that we are a part of a truly international organization in which members exist all around North America and the world. I have met so many inspiring individuals who are genuinely dedicated to changing the world one community at a time and am very thankful for the lifelong friends that I have made. One of my fondest memories from International Convention 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, was when quite a few Subregion F members – including members from the Capital district – attended the Subregion A and B banquet that immediate past international trustee Ryan Ocampo and I held for our members. Not only did these friendly individuals fit right into our dinner amongst our subregions, but they also showed a lot of appreciation towards people they had worked with or met until that evening. I would truly like to thank every single individual from Sub region F who attended as it would not have been as successful without your presence! Their acts of kindness helped me realize that no matter where in the world you are, you are always welcome amongst other Circle K’ers. I am really honoured to be a part of Circle K and the Kiwanis Family for a fourth year and I look forward to serving with all of you! Please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com or visit Sub region A’s Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/ groups/ckisubregiona/. Best wishes, Kathy Le
International Board HEADER HERE . HEADER HERE . HEADER Sub Region F Trustee Danielle Sammutt Greetings, Capital Crabs! On behalf of the Circle K International Board, I hope your clubs are experiencing an energetic and successful beginning of the 2013-2014 service year! I personally witnessed the outstanding passion from many of your members at Fall Membership Rally that took place at a 4-H Camp in Front Royal, VA. Staying true to your Mario Party theme, district board members spiced up sessions with festive costumes and meaningful team-building activities. I enjoyed engaging in the many Capital district traditions, including singing for my dinner at closing session, where I rocked out to â€œCall Me Maybeâ€? with the graduating seniors. The laughs, the smiles, and pure joy radiating from all of the members were contagious, which helped me feel a part of the Capital Family spirit. The 3 other members from the NJ District who attended, Stephanie, Kara and Edgar, also enjoyed this special energy and we thank each person at Fall Rally who made this experience significant for us as well. We hope some Capital friends come to a NJ District event in the near future so we can enhance our Subregion fellowship! I would also like to remind you of a special opportunity to be recognized throughout Subregion F. Do not miss out on winning the Subregion F Outstanding Club Achievement Award. In order to earn the award, your club needs to do 5 of the following activities: Participate in an Eliminate Project fundraiser, Organize a service Project to benefit a CKI Preferred charity, Attend a service project ANYWHERE!, Interclub: Go to an event/mtg outside of your home club, Go to a Kiwanis Club Meeting, Get in the Spirit with a mascot, cheer, and/or rally, Make a new friend in your CKI Club, and/or Learn something new at a Leadership event. All you need to do is take a picture to prove that you did 5 of these activities, accompanied with a brief description of what your club did, and submit the photo and description to me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will receive a certificate in the mail and will be spotlighted on the Subregion F Facebook Group Page. Best wishes to you and your club! Yours in service and smiles, Danielle Sammut Subregion F Trustee
Key Club Governor Garrett Fraino Hello Circle K Members! My name is Garrett Fraino and I proudly serve as the 2013-2014 Capital District Governor of Key Club International. I am currently a senior enrolled at Potomac Falls high school in Loudoun, VA. I just wanted to start off by give you guys a little update on what us Key Clubbers have been doing for the past few months. Key Club has been super busy ever since last month, since school is finally back in session! Right now we are really trying hard to help encourage membership development on the club members to get incoming freshman to join as well as returning members. We have been making a variety of fun flyers and videos to give to the club officers to use in their meetings. We have also been busy trying to prepare for our annual Fall Rally, which is held in Kings Dominion and will happen on the 12th of October. If youâ€™re out in that area, you should try to come out, we would love to have you! Lastly, the Capital board has been working to try and bring the Kiwanis family closer together. I have been working with your Governor, Ben Durham, as well as the Kiwanis Governor, Mr. Zimmerman, to try and come up with ways to better unify all the branches of Kiwanis, so that we can really be one big happy family! If you ever have any questions or comments please email me at email@example.com. Also, Iâ€™m starting to apply for colleges, so if you want to give me any recommendations, email me as well! I hope to see you all in February at your District Convention!
Key Club District Editor Ceyer Wakilpoor Hello! My name is Ceyer Wakilpoor and I am the District Editor For the Key Club International Capital District. I am from Fairfax, VA and attend Oakton High School as a senior. I am the proud counterpart of Sancho and a part of the CKI Capital District's proud counterpart, the Key Club Capital District. In order to work together, I hope that we can communicate with each other regularly with updates and news. We are about to hold our Fall Rally next week at King's Dominion, and we really hope to see some CKI members out there! As per future events, we recently decided on the DCON theme for 2014! We have decided on a Disney theme, which means anything related to Disney: Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Snow white, etc. We would love to see some CKI members dropping by. I really hope to see us keep in touch, so for me to facilitate that connection; I encourage you guys to let me know about upcoming CKI events. I may even ask one of you to write an article about it. I hope that as two major parts of the K family we will be able to stay close and help each others' clubs grow and improve. After K-family weekend we discovered that we have much more in common than we thought and we truly are a family.
Kiwanis Governor Kiwanis Governor P Scott Zimmerman Greetings CKI Members, I would like to extend a hearty Hello to each of you from all of your Kiwanis Counterparts in the Capital District. While I know that you are in the middle of your exciting year of service we are just beginning our new Kiwanis year. As of October 1, 2013 each new Kiwanis leader and each new Kiwanis leadership team has implemented our plan for the new year. Our first goal for the new year is to “Bridge the Gap that exists within the Kiwanis Family” We have come to recognize that we don’t know enough about YOU…we don’t know enough about Kiwanis CKI, Kiwanis Key Club, Kiwanis Builders clubs, Kiwanis Kids, or Kiwanis Aktion Clubs. As a group we have been missing out on something very important… while there are many Kiwanians who have had the privilege of working directly with you and the rest of the K-Family, there are many more who have not yet met your energy, your compassion, your commitment to service… well…YOU. Some of you may feel the same way. Perhaps you have not yet really met many Kiwanians. Perhaps you have not yet had the chance to give service side by side with your club sponsors. Perhaps you will understand it when I say that we will all be stronger and more effective when we get to know one another and build strong relationships to aid us in our commitment to serve our communities and those less fortunate. My Challenge to you is the same as my challenge to all Capital District Kiwanians. Let’s get to know each other and make the world better by including every member of the Kiwanis family in our projects, programs, meetings and our dreams. Our K- Family can make the world better!
PHILIPPINE SOUTH DISTRICT- DIVISION 8 CIRCLE K INTERNATIONAL CLUB OF AMA COMPUTER COLLEGE OF DAVAO By IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT AARON PAUL E. ARCIAGA CIRCLE K PRESIDENT –AMA COMPUTER COLLEGE CK: 2011-2013 KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER DAVAO 2000- NEWLY ELECTED SECRETARY 2013-2014 HELLO TO ALL OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF CAPITAL DISTRICT CKI. WE HOPE IN PHILIPPINE SOUTH DISTRICT DIVISION 8 YOU CAN VISIT HERE IN DAVAO CITY AND MINGLE WITH OTHERS CIRCLE KI’ERS..MABUHAY MADAYAW DIRI SA DABAW MGA CIRCLE KI’ERS. THE CIRCLE K CLUB OF AMA COMPUTER COLLEGE OF DAVAO WAS ORGANIZED ON MARCH 2011 IN DAVAO CITY AND WAS CHARTERED ON JULY 21, 2011 WITH CIRCLE-K INTERNATIONAL ID# C73137, THE KIWANIS CLUB OF KALUMONAN DABAW OUR MOTHER CLUB SPONSORED US TO THE ORGANIZATION, THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE CLUB IS TO PROVIDE SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY AND TO PROMOTE THE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENTS AND WE GAIN FRIENDSHIP. AS WE GAIN PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME. THE AMACC CKI IS A PROGRESSIVE FORCE IN CONTACT AS CIRCLE KIERS AND KIWANIANS, THE TRUE MEANING OF OUR. THE AMACC CKI CLUB NORMALLY HAS 90-120 MEMBERS ACTIVE WHO IS PARTICIPATE IN SEVIRAL ACTIVITIES SUCH AS: (KIWANIS DIVISION 8 CLUBS, PHILIPINE ARMY, PNP, GUARDIAN BROTHERHOOD, DENR, DPWH, DOH, CENRO BANGKAL WEST, RED CROSS DAVAO CHAPTER, BRGY 76-A BUCANA, SKILLWORKS, GIGZ UNLIMITED, GMA NETWORK AND DAVAO CITY GOVERNMENT) OUR SPONSORING DONORS ACTIVITIES AND EVENT: MANGROVE TREE PALNTING AND WORLD COASTAL CLEAN UP DRIVE DEWORMING AND FREE HAIRCUT PROJECT FEEDING PROGRAMS BOOK DISTRIBUTION FROM ASIA BANK CKI ACQUAINTANCE PARTY(YEARLY) CKI CLUB FAIR(YEARLY) LEADERSHIP EDUCATION PROGRAM BLOOD LETTING ACTIVITY( YEARLY) MEDICAL MISSION AND SEMINAR/ LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMS RELIEF GOODS OPERATION ANTI-VACCINATION FOR DOGS AND CATS FREE CIRCUMSIZE (TULI) READ AROUND THE WORLD FOGGING BRIGADA ESKWELA( YEARLY) SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND SLIPPERS MEDICINE KIT FOR THE STUDENTS IN ELEMENTARY ANNUAL DISTRICT CONVENTION
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS: CLUB FAIR 2012 AND 2013-2ND PLACE IN BOOTH MAKING CONTEST INTRAMURAL 2012- MAJOR SPONSOR KIWANIS BOOK BANK AND ASIA BANK PATCHES ONE OF THE TOP 10 ACTIVE CLUBS OF 2012 BY COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION REG XI. ACCREDITED MEDALLION REPRESENTATIVE AWARD TOP 5 BIGGEST AND BEST CIRCLE K CLUB IN THE WORLD RECOGNIZED IN VANCOUVER CONVENTION 2013 BY KIWANIS PRESIDENT TOM DE JULIO
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FMR Fall Membership Rally (FMR) By Chelsea Stallworth, VA Tech Hey Capital Crabs! I just wanted to thank all of those who came out for Fall Membership Rally 2013! Seriously, I am so happy that everyone seemed to have a fantastic time, and we raised around $3200 for Eliminate! Wear your Super Mario shirts proudly around campus. I already got compliments on mine! Now, I am stoked to announce that Disney is the theme for District Convention 2014! The Wonderful World of Service will be celebrated in February so be on the lookout for information! FMR QUOTES
"I had an amazing time at FMR!! There was much improvement of the entire event from the last time I attended FMR and I really enjoyed myself. The workshops were fun and informative. I connected with so many people this time and I loved the idea of the mailboxes! The Super Mario Party theme was also an excellent idea. In addition to the scavenger hunt, the games were engaging and allowed us to bond as teams and as a whole. Thank you to everyone and their hard work!" - Elizabeth Silvius â€œFMR was a great way to get out of the city and relax with my CKI family. My club was able to bond and talk about ideas for our club in a relaxed atmosphere. I loved reconnecting with my CKI friends from other colleges and making new friends!â€?
- Maggie Wilson, President at George Mason University "I had a great time at FMR meeting the amazing people that make CKI what it is. FMR fostered friendships, and it was really unique getting to see the other clubs/schools. I can't wait to work with all the people I met at future CKI district events!" -Kaleb Carter, Editor at George Mason University "I am sad that I waited till my last year in college to go to FMR. I had a great time bonding with my club along with other clubs. I enjoyed all the games and workshops." - Emily Benusa, JMU CKI President "FMR was an amazing experience! I got to hang out will my K-Family, meet new friends, and exchange ideas!" -Grace Bampton, NVCC Woodbridge CKI President 13-14 "FMR was a great experience for me. I got to meet so many new people that are just as passionate about service and leadership as I am. I also got to hang out with college kids! Does that count as my first college party? I can't wait to join CKI next year!" -Garrett Fraino, Capital District Key Club Governor
By Nicole Tardif, UMW CKI November is Kiwanis Family Relations month! To kick off the celebration, the Circle K International Kiwanis Family Relations Committee held a webinar on Thursday October 24th at 8PM Eastern Time online. Each branch ambassador presented on specifics of their branch, ways to get involved with the branch, and the goals of the committee ambassadors for the year. Starting November 1st, awareness will begin by members of Circle K International changing their Facebook profile pictures to signify the month. The committee asks members to take a picture with a "K" saying "I connected the K's, will you?" The committee has already begun the project and will continue to do so until the end of the Kiwanis Family Relations month. Other ways to participate in the month include attending DLSSP/Total K Day for the District in November! The event will be part of the Senior Citizen prom that will be thrown. More details are provided by Service Committee Chair Janelle Hope. You can also participate with your club and Kiwanis Family members by holding socials, attending Kiwanis/Key Club/other branch meetings, inviting Kiwanis family members to your events/meetings, and participating in service projects with the Kiwanis family. The Kiwanis family is one of my personal favorite reasons to be involved in Circle K. Make sure you get to know your Kiwanians, fellow Circle K members, Key Club family members, Builders, K-Kids, and Aktion members. They truly provide such inspiration for staying involved and solidify the purpose of doing all that we do. Together, our Kiwanis family will continue to change the world. Upcoming Capital Events Virginia Tech Saturday, 2 November: Rescue Mission Dinner 4:45pm - 8 pm firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 31 October: Halloween Carnival 7pm email@example.com 8-10 November: YMCA Craft Fair firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday, 16 November: VT Formals 7:30pm email@example.com (ELIMINATE Fundraiser) William and Mary:
UNICEF Trick-or-Treating: 10/31/2013, 6:30pm, Colonial Williamsburg, firstname.lastname@example.org Stop Hunger Now Food Packaging Event: 11/9/2013, 1:00pm-8:00pm, Trinkle Hall (W&M's Campus), email@example.com *Stone Spring Elementary Fun Day Saturday, November 9th from 11am-3pm Stone Spring Elementary 1575 Peach Grove Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Capital News Recruiting for the new year by Emily Benusa, JMU CKI When we took over in April, James Madison University Board officers new there was one important thing to plan right then. We knew we needed to be able to market our club to new members and to returning members. For our school we were able to create small flyers to put inside the mailboxes for students that live on campus. Next, we stood on our Commons and handed them flyers to learn about our club. We also were allowed to hang up a large banner in a common area to learn when our interest meeting was. Our student organization night was very early in the year but we knew that we needed to let the new students know we were there for them. We made a large sign asking if they had heard of or participated in Key Club. Many came over to investigate what our connection to Key club was. Our club also had a lot of extra t-shirts from over the year so we were able to have a lot of people put their emails down and learn more in exchange for a t-shirt. We were also able to put an ad in at our Dinning Halls Table Tents. All of these techniques allowed us to gain an increase of 45%. As president of JMU CKI I know that is not only important to invite new members but to keep them. We try to keep the meetings full of information so that the members don't feel like they wasted their time to come out to the meeting. I always include a YouTube video and a small ice breaker within each meeting. As a board, we add variety to our meetings by having an in house social and in house service during the time our meetings. With these techniques we are not only able to invite more people to the club but it seems as though they are pumped to be a part of JMU CKI!
NVCC-ALEXANDRIA CKI VOLUNTEERS AT THE CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK IN D.C. By Giancarlo Calderolli, NVCC-Alexandria CKI On September 6th, 2013, members from my club, including myself, traveled on Metro trains and buses to get to the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) building. The CAFB, located in NE D.C., is a food bank that distributes 27.5 million meals annually to more than a half-a-million people in the Washington Metro Area. When we got to the building, we were greeted by CAFB employees that were very happy to see us. After signing in, we went onto the factory floor, walking through a very large warehouse that visibly contains tons of canned and packaged food, beverages, condiments, and fresh produce ready to be sorted, packaged, and then sent to the food bankâ€™s 500 partner agencies. Eventually we got to an ad-hoc packing station, where we were tasked in helping make bags of food from each of the food groups. At the end of a tiring three-hour shift, our group must have made at least 500 bags containing food products ready to be distributed to families that need them. It was nice to see other people that made time out of their lives to volunteer, including employees of the Capital One Bank and Alpha Phi Omega members from the University of Maryland. Without the volunteers needed to help do the tasks needed to make all these meals, a lot of families would be going without food, so this is one of my favorite service projects I have done during my membership at CKI.
Capital News The College of William and Mary CKI The William and Mary CKI club has had a promising start to the year. We greeted many eager freshmen at the Activities Fair, serving them delicious homemade treats made by our resident club baker and encouraging them to attend our first meeting to tour our service fair and enjoy ice cream. Our prospective members have proven to be active and enthusiastic in their drive to participate in our service projects and events. Our club volunteered at the local Shrimp Feast fundraiser, where they helped to serve steaming fried shrimp to the generous and gracious guests. We also had the opportunity to bond with a few Christopher Newport CKI members that were also volunteering there. We volunteered for the Heritage Humane Society at their Drool in the Pool fundraising event. Our club socials have also helped to bring the club closer together. We've had good food and good times tailgating before football games and hanging out at our pre-meeting dinners every week. Our mentor-mentee program has linked current and prospective members together, such as when they spent a breezy day relaxing at our beach social event. We have plans to combine socials and service for the benefit of CKI's preferred charities; for Halloween, we plan to trick-or-treat and fundraise for UNICEF. As for the ELIMINATE Project fundraising event, we are in the planning stages of our Mustaches for a Cause fundraiser. Guys will pledge money that they will raise from the donations they get for growing and styling their mustaches. The fundraiser will finish with a Mustache Pageant where they can show off their money-raising mustaches to the community. We've had a great start, and we plan to have a great year.
Capital News Washing Away the World's Problems: Eliminate Fundraiser The sun bloomed overhead on this warm, Sunday morning in October. The CKI of Towson University climbed into the parking lot of Midstate Bank, yanking signs, buckets, and baked goods behind ourselves. Like professionals, our Kiwanis Advisors, Ruth and Aaron, set about organizing the washing materials. Soon, we had three people holding up signs proclaiming "Free CAR WASH!", "Wash the world's problems away", and "Car Wash for ELIMINATE, $1.80 can save a life!". Our sign-holders were the brave soldiers marching along the street in the heat of the afternoon, engaging the drivers parked at red lights. We danced, we jumped, we sang, and we reeled in the masses. Cars came in droves; parents and fellow students, old and young alike came to support the ELIMINATE Project! As soon as they stepped out of the vehicle, our washers congregated on the car, hosing it down and soaping it up like a team of highly-skilled experts. The locals munched on items from our bake sale, asking questions about the project, some wondering how they could get involved. By Maggie Wilson, GMU CKI On September 7, Circle K members from both George Mason University and NOVA-Alexandria volunteered at NVFS's Clock Tower Thrift Shop. One thing we did was organizing & prepping items that would be put onto the floor. After the event, everyone ate out at a local McDonalds. What made this event, our first event of the year, great was that we got to spend time with both new members and members from NOVA-Alexandria.
CKI Board Auction Saves Mothers and Babies By Jennifer Wolff, District Administrator Almost 2,000 lives were saved on October 28th at the Capital District CKI Fall Membership Rally. Over 100 college students gathered for a weekend of fellowship, training, and an opportunity to raise funds for The Eliminate Project. The students held their annual "Board Auction," where members of the district board and other kind hearts auctioned themselves off to benefit The Eliminate Project. Clubs could bid on Kings Dominion tickets, a home cooked meal, a ready-made interclub event, graphic design services, and other services offered by the district board. The auction raised over $3,300. The students also sold old event merchandise and held a bake sale, in addition to decorating collection boxes for The Eliminate Project. The club that collects the most money in their box will be able to pie Governor Ben Durham and one other board member in the face at District Convention. Prizes for second and third place will be announced in the coming weeks.
$5,400 District Goal: For the Capital District of CKI to raise $5,400 for the Kiwanis ELIMINATE Project, saving the lives of 7,000 mothers as well as their future babies, through district events and club donations by March 31, 2014.
Current District Total: $4101.25 76% of our goal! 22
Capital News NVCC-Loudoun By Nonto Masilela, CKI NVCC Loudoun CKI NVCC Loudoun club is doing exceptionally well! We are a new club; just started at the beginning of this school year(2013) We have all our officer positions filled and I have the best officers ever!! :) We participated in our first volunteering event this past Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Light the Nigh Walk at the Reston Town Center, VA. We designed a box and put it in our cafeteria to collect gently used winter clothes. At the end of October we are going to take all the clothes we have collected and deliver them at an orphanage or a home that the club will decide on. We will also be collecting nonperishable goods to deliver at a food pantry in Herndon, VA. We have a social event coming, where all the club member will go pumpkin hunting. Just a fun event for the us to get to know each other better. I am truly excited about our CKI club and I'm looking forward to all the wonderful service projects we are going to do.
NVCC-Woodbridge Sweeten Up the Day of a Dialysis Center By Grace Bampton, NVCC Woodbridge CKI Looking for a quick, cheap service project to do during a meeting? Why not decorate lollipops or make goodie bags for a local Dialysis Center? For those of you that are not familiar with Dialysis Centers, it is a medical facility where people with failing kidneys get their blood filtered, 2-3 times a week for several hours. Sadly, this is a temporary treatment until a patient can get a transplant (which is not too common). Since it can always be someone last, my local dialysis center like to make the most of all holidays and milestones. Dialysis Patients have a limited diet, but they can have hard candies like skittles and lollypops (but no chocolate). This year my CKI decorated lollipops as ghosts and jack-olanterns for the holiday season. For other days of the year, you can make butterflies, flowers, or turkeys. Also you can turn candy canes into hearts and reindeers. You can ask your fellow K-Family to bring a bag of candy and decorate goodie bags. Interested in doing other projects with a dialysis center? My local center is always in need of mitten, hats, and headphones for their patients. List of recommended candy: http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/dietand-nutrition/lifestyle/kidney-friendly-candyfor-dialysis-patients/e/5341 3
Capital News Anne Arundel Community College
So far Circle K at Anne Arundel Community College has only had two meetings this semester. We recently filled our Secretary position, a jumpstart student at Anne Arundel Community College, Michelle Yuth. Also we have some projects coming up! On October 20, 2013 we have the Severna Park, Maryland Crop Walk at the B&A Trail to help stop hunger. For UNICEF and the Eliminate Project we will be doing the trick or treat box fundraiser. We might be helping out the Crofton Kiwanis club with their Halloween Parade. Later on during the fall semester we plan to collaborate with more Kiwanis family events, do lots of volunteering, lots of fundraising for various charities, and more fundraising for the Eliminate Project. Our club has some great enthusiastic members this year compared to last year which I think will lead our club to achieve more service.
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Concessions, 9/8/13 By Becc Aaron, JMU Hosting concessions is a great way for us to connect and give back to our community. We served people who had traveled from all over the country to attend a special softball camp run by Olympians. Although the day was long and hot, everyone was an awesome sport and super friendly to all the parents we had the chance to
Blood Drive, 9/17/13 By Kelsie Harman, JMU On September 17th, I gave blood at the CCM house, and I am so glad that I did. I hadn’t given blood since my first time in high school. My first experience was a little rough because I bruised so badly and wasn’t able to lift anything for days. But, this time everything went great, and I’m so inspired to donate again. All of the Red Cross employees were so very nice, and they talked me through everything. I was pretty nervous heading in, but afterwards I felt like I had accomplished something great! I felt that maybe my donation would help someone in need one day. This feeling was truly eye opening, and I cannot wait to donate again. I would recommend donating blood to anyone who can. It is so easy, and fairly painless, and truly a worthy cause. You could save someone just by sparing a half an hour out of your day!
Capital News Kiwanis Family Weekend By Nicole Tardif, UMW CKI On the weekend of September 13th, the leadership of the Capital District Kiwanis family encompassing the district boards of Key Club, Circle K, and Kiwanis, spent a weekend of fellowship together at the 4-H camp in Front Royal, Virginia. Besides board meeting times, Kiwanis family members participated in general team building activities, as well as general strategy sessions with leadership of their specific regions. The event included fun activities such as bonfires and smores as well! The Capital District also had three Key Club International Board members attend the weekend's festivities including: International President Raeford Penny (of the Capital District), International Trustee Eric Yoon (of the Capital District), and International Trustee Michelle Petersen (of the Michigan District). As shown in the picture, the event ended with the celebratory "cooler throwing" on the Governors and International leadership. It was truly a great weekend of productivity, fellowship, and fun for the Capital District Kiwanis Family!
DISTRICT LARGE SCALE SERVICE PROJECT This year’s District Large Scale Service Project (DLSSP) will be a “Senior Prom”! Put on your fancy dresses and dancing shoes and take an afternoon to fellowship with senior citizens and fellow CKI-ers. DLSSP will take place on Saturday, November 9th at Sarah’s Circle in Washington, DC from 12pm-3pm. There will be food, music, games, pictures, and maybe a dance competition! More details about registration will be coming out soon, so stay posted. If you have any questions, email me at email@example.com. I can’t wait to see you all at DLSSP!
CLUB OFFICER SPOTLIGHT: Kaleb Carter By Maggie Wilson, GMU CKI Kaleb Carter, our recently elected Editor, has been a great asset to George Mason’s CKI this year. Even though he is a freshman, he has come into our club excited to help our club grow and is recruiting people to join. He was one of four George Mason CKI members to attend Fall Membership Rally this past weekend. Kaleb has attended all club meetings and a social, joined our intramural volleyball team, and has attended two service projects to date. Kaleb is going to help our club restart our website and has designed a great logo for GMU CKI to use for our Eliminate campaign. I cannot wait to see the great things he will do as editor!
CLUB MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Luis Vallesteros By Maggie Wilson, GMU CKI Luis Vallesteros, a freshman at George Mason, has been an active member of GMU’s CKI since day one at our Dip into Service interest meeting. Although he was one of two prospective members to attend our recruitment week he stuck with us. The scarce turnout at recruitment week didn’t scare him off. Since recruitment week Luis has attended two of our three service projects. Along with being active with the service projects, Luis has attended all club meetings and socials. He is signed up to play for our intramural volleyball team and to be a part of the ELIMINATE committee. Luis has definitely gone above and beyond the average member!
CLUB MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Courtney Bryant By Laura McKinney, Liberty CKI Courtney Bryant, President of Liberty Universityâ€™s chapter of CKI, was honored in the Liberty Champion for her work with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia. Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization that partners adult mentors with at risk children. Bryant has participated in the program as a Big Sister for the past year. She has gone above and beyond her duties as a Big Sister by planning events for Bigs and Littles to enjoy together. Because of her leadership, Liberty University CKI hosts a Fall Festival and a Spring Festival. Club members set up carnival games, paint faces, and hand out prizes. The Festivals provide a safe and wholesome place for children to play under the supervision of their Big Brother or Big Sister. Organizing these events takes a tremendous amount of planning and organization. Courtney sets a great example of selfless service to the community.
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