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Official Newsletter of the Capital District of CKI

VOLUME 52 ISSUE 5 March 2014


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Table of Contents Gubernatorial Greetings……..3 District Secretary Treasurer Report…...4 Divisional Updates…..5-8

International Board….9-10 Kiwanis Family……..11-12 CKI Philippines….....13-15

CDCKI DCON………….17 Capital News………...18-19 ELIMINATE Spotlight……..20

Editor’s Note………...22

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Gubernatorial Greetings Greetings once again Capital Crabs! It's hard to believe that this service year is ending in the coming days. We've been able to accomplish so much this year, so I want you all to just take a moment to reflect upon everything that you've been a part of this year. From fundraisers and service projects both large and small, you've each made a difference in the lives of others: positive impacts the size of which you'll likely never know. It is a humbling experience to attempt to serve those who already serve and do so much good in the world. From my vantage point I have seen so many wonderful things. I've seen older members mentor new members, I've seen the smiles on the faces of those you've served, and I've gotten to meet so many wonderful people in this organization. The year has had its ups and downs for all of us, but when you think about how you've been part of something larger than yourself-- something that works to change and save lives-it's been worth it. I can honestly say that it has been the highest honor of my life to serve you this past year, and I cannot thank you all enough for what you do. But just because the year ends and new officers take up the responsibilities of leadership doesn't mean that the service, fellowship, or leadership stops. Many of us-- including myself -- are graduating, while others of us are continuing on. Regardless, I hope that we all continue to lead the lives of servant leaders and build off of all that we've been able to accomplish this year. Once again, I cannot thank you all enough for everything that you've done this year, it's truly been an honor. If you ever need anything, please feel free to contact me! Sincerely,

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Ben and Jen at DCON! Any questions? Ben Romano will be succeeding Ben Durham. You can contact him at: governor@cdcki.org

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Secretary Treasurer Report

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Secretary Treasurer Update Greetings Capital Crabs! This year, you have accomplished a lot, to say the least. Our membership is 622 dues paid members across 28 active clubs, with an average club size of 27 members. Your membership has completed 13,147 service hours, for an average of 21.1 hours/member. You have surpassed our service hour goal by over an hour per member, and that is only through the month of February. You have also raised $7,945 for the Eliminate Project, saving the lives of over 4,400 mothers and their future children. Congratulations, as you have saved the lives of many, and impacted the lives of countless more through your service.

At District Convention, I also had the pleasure of being elected your 2014-2015 District Governor. I am extremely excited to have this opportunity, and look forward to be able to promote everything that you do to the rest of the Kiwanis Family. I encourage each of you to find your passion through service, and continue to change the world around you. I encourage you to reach out to me and tell me about your experiences. As our current service year comes to an end, take the next step, and enter our new service year with passion and drive. I wish you the best of luck, and look forward to working with all of you. Ben Romano CDCKI District Secretary Treasurer CDCKI District Governor-Designate

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Divisional Updates HEADER HERE . HEADER HERE . HEADER Battlefield Division Update Hey Capital! Battlefield had 13 amazing members come out to DCON this year! It was incredible to see all the enthusiasm coming from your current and incoming board members as well as general members and to see new friendships formed and ideas shared! Battlefield clubs have done an marvelous job arranging fundraisers, tabling events, and service projects for your members. We have had an Eliminate Carwash, bake sales, eliminate flower sales, in-house service projects, roadside clean-ups, events shared with Kiwanis Family branches and so much more! After April 1st Battlefield will be losing The Johns Hopkins University and Towson University who will be joining The University of Delaware to form the new Susquehanna division; Battlefield will then consist of Anne Arundel Community College, Hood College, and The University of Maryland! It has been a wonderful experience serving as your Battlefield Acting Lieutenant Governor! Thank you all for your hard work and dedication—you all are what makes CKI incredible and I cannot wait to see how you all continue to make a difference in this world! Good luck to all of you!

Potomac Division Update Congratulations to the Potomac Division for all of their hard work this CKI year! I was so blessed to work with some of the most passionate people I know, so thank you for all that you’ve done. At District Convention, all Potomac clubs were recognized in front of the entire district! The George Washington University, received the GEM (Bronze Level) Award and their member Sean O'Connell was awarded a Capital District Scholarship; Howard University, whose member Jasmine Fitch was also awarded a Capital District Scholarship and St Mary's College of Maryland who received the Single Service Award and Continuing Service Project Award! St. Mary’s also recently fund raised over $120 during their second annual gala for the ELIMINATE project. This saved about 100 mothers and their future babies, great job SMCM! Mark your calendars CDCKI! The George Washington University is holding their annual event, Lost in DC on April 12, 10A-5P! Registration includes Lunch, a T-shirt, and a super fun Scavenger Hunt! More details here: http://goo.gl/qB1mNG. Please make sure you come and support your fellow Potomac divisioners! Thank you again to the club members, club officers and the super supportive Kiwanian members (like our Zone Administrator, Elana Gardner) who made this year as successful as it was and for allowing me to be an honorary Potomac Division member.

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NoVA Division Update Hello Capital District! I am so blessed to have served as the NoVA Lt. Governor this year! We have made great strides together, and I am so proud of everything we have accomplished so far! I can only imagine what success my division will have next year. I wanted to share NoVA’s CKI year at a glance. At the beginning of the year, George Mason and NVCC Alexandria teamed up to volunteer at a thrift store in Falls Church, Virginia. In September, I saw a lot of familiar faces at Fall Membership Rally. I loved all of the enthusiasm and spirit from the NoVA division! In early November, we were able to bond with our NoVA counterparts at our annual SLP night. We enjoyed delicious ice cream and met up with some of our other K-Family at Lake Braddock Secondary School. In late November, our K-Family joined together at University of Mary Washington’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. In February, NVCC Loudoun planned their first Valentine’s Day party for the district. Unfortunately, it was cancelled because of inclement weather. However, keep a lookout for a new date! Also in February, I was able to celebrate NoVA’s successes at DCON. We have a few more events on the calendar before the end of the CKI year. In March, University of Mary Washington will hold their annual ServiceFest. We invite all district members to join us in mini service projects such as making dog toys and decorating cards for troops overseas. In April, we are looking forward to George Mason University’s annual Eliminate Benefit Concert. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Eliminate Project. I want to thank each and every one of NoVA’s members for all of his or her hard work this year. You guys have put so much effort and time into serving your community and world, and words cannot express how grateful I am for that. I am very excited for the success our new Lt. Governor, Diane Corish, will bring to the division next year. We are NoVA yes we are, we are the NoVA SUPER STARS!

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Divisional Updates HEADER HERE . HEADER HERE . HEADER Presidential Division Update A new semester brings new experiences and new challenges. This semester also brought a foot of snow. While this did dampen our spirits at times and made us cancel some exciting events, overall the Presidential Division kept working hard and serving others at the start of this new semester. The CKI at the University of Virginia held a successful bake sale to benefit the Eliminate Project in January and even welcomed some new members into their club. Although their big Valentine’s Day dance had to be cancelled, James Madison University CKI also was able to make a remarkable donation to the Eliminate Project for their efforts and kept service going strong through some regular weekly events. The CKI clubs at Shenandoah University and Mary Baldwin College were also busy at the start of this semester as they looked for new, exciting ways to serve their local communities. Many members of the Presidential Division had the opportunity to come together at District Convention this year with over 20 members from our division attending! District Convention was a great way to wrap up an amazing year for our division. Clubs from JMU and UVA were recognized for their hard work with awards, and our division’s presidents were honored for the dedication and passion they brought to their clubs. As my term comes to a close, I want to say how much I have truly enjoyed this opportunity to serve our division and our district. I am very grateful to go to school in such an amazing division, and I hope your CKI year has been as amazing as mine has been. Go Go Presidential!

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Foothills Division Update Greetings, Capital District! The Foothills Division has been hard at work doing things—as always. The Circle K clubs at Longwood University and Randolph College are diligently working to reactivate, and they should become official clubs early in the New Year. What a great way to start it off! Also, we recently held our last divisional of the year in conjunction with the Roanoke area Key Clubs and Roanoke Kiwanis—their 2nd Annual Zumba for Eliminate! It was a great event and an amazing opportunity to work with our Kiwanis Family. We’re also looking forward to a cross-over divisional on April 13—the Farmville March of Dimes. My successor and I will be working together on this divisional event, and it’ll be a great opportunity for the 2014-2015 officers to meet the new Foothills Division Lieutenant Governor.

"Our revels now are ended." It has been a great year guys. I’d like to thank everyone in the Foothills Division for all of their hard work and dedication this year. We’ve had strong attendance at all of our district events this year, you’ve all been great about working together and working with me, and all of the Foothills Division clubs have improved significantly. I hope the success continues into the next CKI year. Noli Timere.

District Administrator Jennifer Wolff This is my fourth year as administrator, and each year I become more and more impressed with the student leaders that come through the ranks of CKI! It has been my pleasure to work with your clubs and the District Board this year. 2014-15 has big shoes to fill, but I am confident that we can achieve the goals we set this year and more! Thanks to all of you that take time out of your busy schedules of studying, working, and taking care of yourselves to be a CKI member and improve your communities and the world! One can make a difference, and you do it every day! And for those of you that are graduating: I hope that you leave with fond memories of CKI and lessons learned with your membership. When you settle down with a job, please consider joining a Kiwanis club! Not all clubs are the same--so you will have to shop around to find your perfect fit--but you will be happy you did!

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International Board HEADER HERE . HEADER HERE . HEADER International Vice President Amelia Ahnert Greetings Capital District, Though the year is winding down for the Capital District and your clubs, the international level is still moving forward. As International Vice President, I am especially excited to see the work that our 8 committees and 2 task forces are continuing to do. The overall goal of these groups is to provide support to CKI members in all aspects of membership. Much of this support comes in the form of resources. Current resources in formation are focusing on youth protection guidelines, parliamentary procedure, icebreakers, a member education program, professional development, and the Kiwanis Family. If you need help with something and can’t find a resource at circlek.org, there is still plenty of time to request one. Our committees are always looking for inspiration!

Subregion A Trustee Kathy Le Hello Capital District! As the 2013 – 2014 CKI Service Committee Chair I am super excited to share some updates on what we have accomplished this past year. Each committee member has been working diligently to increase communications and awareness for each of CKI’s Preferred Charities (The Eliminate Project, The Six Cents Initiative, and the March of Dimes) and Service Partners (Better World Books and Students Team Up to Fight Hunger) and the Large Scale Service Project (LSSP). Our publication, Service Worth A Glance, was a great resource as not only did it share ideas on how to get involved with service, but it also showcased service from different CKI clubs and districts around the world. We also had the opportunity to collaborate with the Kiwanis Family Relations Committee for The Eliminate Project and Kiwanis One Day. We would also like to thank everyone who applied for the 2013 Tomorrow Fund, a grant that helps clubs and districts with the money necessary to perform service within their communities. With $8200 USD awarded to 17 applicants, we are so excited to see the success of these clubs in the near future! Keep in mind that this grant is offered every year and applications are due December 1. Our largest event of the year, CKI Service Week, is March 30 to April 5, 2014, where all of Circle K and Kiwanis are encouraged to participate in service. We invite you Capital district to take part and see what difference one week of service can make on the world!

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Sub Region F Trustee Danielle Sammutt Greetings, Capital Crabs! All across Subregion F, the districts of Eastern Canada, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Capital, are celebrating District Convention season! I want to take this time to congratulate Governor Ben Durham and his district board on an exceptional 20132014 service year. It was truly a pleasure working closely with Ben this year and I am confident he will find success wherever he goes. I am equally thrilled to welcome Ben Romano as part of the 2014-2015 Governor’s Class. Ben 2.0 (I kid, I kid), I already know it will be a pleasure working with you for the first part of your term.

Now that we have the spirit of service in our hearts, I encourage you all to sign up for CKIx happening in Nashville, TN on June 17th -22nd. CKIx is a combination of the CKI Large Scale Service Project and International Convention, with new and exciting traditions. The one thing I look forward to the most, aside from the beautiful Lowes Vanderbilt Hotel and the delicious food, is the revamped workshops happening at International Convention. Expect loads of personal and leadership development with professional Sub F Trustee Danielle performing speakers such as PhiredUp Productions and Mom Nonnie who will in the Eliminate Project Fashion offer training in etiquette and social skills. You can experience 6 Show hosted by Rider University Circle K (of the New Jersey District) days of service, leadership, and fellowships with hundreds of servant leaders around the world for a low price of $295. Be sure to register by May 1st to secure your early bird rate. You can register by visiting the CKIx website: www.circlek.org/convention. Now that I convinced you all to attend CKIx with me, I want to leave you with one final message. As you embark on a new Circle K service year, think about one person you want to encourage this year. Whether this person is nervous about planning a service project or running for club/district/international office. Give them a little nudge in the right direction. Some of the best world leaders had absolutely no courage in themselves until someone came up to them and said, “hey you, you have potential.” Even if the person looks at you like you have two heads and a horn for a forehead, nudge them again and say, “Yeah you! You should go for it. I believe in you.” In that moment, you may have changed someone’s life, and most likely, the lives of countless others, because in a few seconds, you turned someone into a leader. Pay it forward, friends! Cheers to all the success you will have in the 2014-2015 service year! Thanks for all that you do.

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Capital Kiwanis Family HEADER HERE . HEADER HERE . HEADER Key Club International President Raeford Penny Greetings Capital CKI’ers! I thoroughly enjoyed your District Convention as I hope each of you did. You continue to be an inspiration of service for Key Clubbers and countless others. A new district board has been elected and I know Governor Ben Romano will do an exceptional job leading the district to new heights. Key Club International itself is reach new heights with over $500,000 fundraised for the Eliminate Project since October 1, 2013 and over $2 million overall! Our membership is on track to reach its highest amount ever, and Key Clubbers across the globe are enjoying their district conventions in the next months. As many of us graduate, a new blood line of CKI members should join the ranks alongside you, and I hope that you will welcome them with open arms. CKI and Key Club have their differences, but in the end the service we complete to our homes, schools, and communities is never ending. I wish you all the best in this year of service. For those of you who are graduating, I wish you the best on all of your future endeavors. Please feel free to contact me if necessary.

Yours in Service

Raeford Penny,

Key Club International President raefordpenny@gmail.com

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Kiwanis Governor Kiwanis Governor P Scott Zimmerman Congratulations on another great year to everyone in Capital District CKI. Your efforts have improved the lives of many people in your communities. You have raised money for the Eliminate Project and saved the lives of young mothers and their innocent babies throughout the world. While helping others you have also had the pleasure of making new friends and having fun as well. I am humbled to have had the pleasure of meeting so many of you and working side by side to make the world better for those who may be less fortunate than we are.

Kiwanis and CKI are a part of a much larger worldwide family. As we move on to the next day, the next week, the next semester and the next phase of our lives, remember that your connection to the entire Kiwanis Family is forever if you want it to be. There are Kiwanians throughout the world that will open their arms and rejoice at the opportunity to help you succeed in your lives and careers. We know that your success is our success. Keep building those relationships. Keep making a difference. I look forward to seeing some of the miracles that you will perform in the future and I would ASK each of you to stay in touch w ith one another and to reach out to others and share the joy of serving. Always Sell Kiwanis Family and you will be amazed at the opportunities that will develop for you as you meet yet Another Special Kiwanis Family member.

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Circle K Club of UPLB Meets International By Polyn Quintela TriNoma, Quezon City witnessed a breakthrough with International meeting with the local Circle K Club in the Philippines on the 22nd of February 2014. We, the members from the Circle K Club of the University of the Philippines, Los Baños, had the greatest honor of meeting up with an IXC Chair and the Philippine Liaison for Expansion, Sancho Jacinto, to discuss about building a district in the Pearl of the Orient Seas. The meeting started with a formal introduction, months before the meeting, the only form of communication we had with the International was between bytes and binaries of technology, speaking only from one end of a computer to another. Conversation flowed easily between us, Sancho telling stories about his life here in the Philippines and his life abroad. After the pleasantries, we formally started the agenda of the meeting with getting to know a little about each other, we talked about the most embarrassing moment of our lives. Next on the agenda, we talked about CKI in general, defining the three tenets of the organization. Summing up all the definitions we had, Service means selfless serving, Leadership’s passionate leading and Fellowship creates lasting friendship. The next part of the agenda is the meat of the meeting, the District was defined and shown how it works, and the list of positions for the District was placed on the table. Sancho discussed the work of each person sitting on that position, anecdotes from past ICONs and DCONs were thrown from time to time. Of course we shared our activities as well, describing the past activities we had and the upcoming ones. The meeting ended with one goal in mind, which is to create and establish a district here in the Philippines on 2015. It may seem big, but everything’s possible with CKI.

(From Left-Right: De Los Reyes, Marina | Jacinto, Sancho | Quintela, Polyn)

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CKI International Expansion Committee Philippine Liaison Report by Sancho Jacinto Sleeping Children Around the World Meeting with Filipino Kiwanis Before going to the Philippines, I was able to make contact with SLP or Service Leadership Program Chair Marilyn Jugueta. In order to meet in person, she invited me to a Sleeping Children Around the World Meeting which included mostly Filipino Kiwanians. Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) donations provide bedkits to children of any race and/or religion who will benefit the most; typically being located in underdeveloped and developing countries. I was very impressed with how the Kiwanians from the Philippine Luzon District organized their meeting led by the first Asian and Filipino Kiwanis International President, Juan “Ito” Torres Jr. Their meeting is basically about a project where there will be Canadians coming from SCAW who will be providing clothes to poor Filipino children. The operation expands throughout the whole Luzon Island from Northern Luzon provinces such as Tarlac, to Southern Luzon provinces such as Quezon. After the meeting, I was introduced by Ms. Jugueta to the various notable Filipino Kiwanians which includes Mr. Torres himself. With my short meeting with him, he asked some basic information about me and asked me to say the words “I am going to be a Kiwanian”. He also oriented me the difference between Rotary, Lions, and Kiwanis where he told me that Rotary is good at fundraising, while Lions is good at fun times while Kiwanis is good at management. This short meeting for me is valuable since I already admired his accomplishments, and it was reinforced through the fact that he graduated from my university during my freshman year, the University of Santo Tomas. When everyone left, we finally started our “official” meeting with regards starting a CKI Philippine District. Governor-Elect Mr. Melvin Mendoza joined us for the meeting and various insights and discussions were presented regarding the current situation. We all collaborated and decided that SLP Chair Ms. Marilyn Jugueta will be spearheading the districting by first communicating and verifying the 10 CKI clubs in the wherein 3 has been confirmed active. The Circle K International Expansion Committee or IXC will then be providing an information packet which includes information on how to be a district, how does a district work, why does CKI clubs need to be districted, etc. which would be emailed to Ms. Jugueta. She will print copies of these packets to be given to CKI clubs so that they would be oriented regarding the agenda and purpose of districting. Since Kiwanis Philippines Luzon is also separate with Kiwanis Philippines South, it has been agreed that there will be two Philippine Districts based on the existing Kiwanis structure. Glenridge’s School Key Club Administrator Glenn Malihan was also in attendance and is excited for possible collaborative efforts among Filipino CKI and Key Club members. The Filipino Kiwanians were all excited about the opportunity I presented and promised their full cooperation with CKI and Kiwanis International regarding this new development.

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UPLB CKI Meeting I also met with Polyn Quintela and Marina De Los Reyes, members of the University of the Philippines Los Banos CKI Club. I met up with them at a mall called TriNoma for the first time. It was a nice meet-up and we were able to break the ice instantly through lunch as we both share the common love for service, leadership, and fellowship. The fact that they have a good sense of humor made the meeting more comfortable with the agenda produced by the International Expansion Committee. Both parties are excited with the simple fact that they were able to meet up in person. Growing up in the Philippines and operating in the Capital District of Circle K International, this is a dream come true since it’s always been my goal to meet Filipino CKI members in person. The discussions were fun and productive as I was able to learn more about how CKI in the University of the Philippines Los Banos works. From their secret handshakes, to their meeting structures, it was simply fascinating to realize the similarities and differences of Circle K International, worlds apart. I was also able to share district events such as District Convention, Fall Membership Rally, International Conventions, and other CKI events that North American clubs normally experience which they long to attend. As excited as they are, they realize that being a district and going to International Conventions won’t happen in an instant. Accordingly, a collective goal was set to start a CKI Philippine Luzon District before the 2015 International Convention wherein the District should be able to send representatives to that year’s ICON in Indianapolis, Indiana. They were motivated by the fact that this International Convention marks the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis as both Kiwanis and Key Club will be joining Circle K for its International Convention. It was also realized that Polyn and Marina’s club has a lot of manpower but not enough resources. They hope to acquire some assistance from their Kiwanis clubs or even to international clubs if they can sponsor them for ICON or any other service project which requires funding. As representatives of their clubs, they also confirmed that Facebook and email is the best way of communication with them. They are also excited about an idea of “Google Hangout sessions” with other CKI members outside their country such as Malaysia, Taiwan, Canada, and the United States. Overall, my visit with Filipino Kiwanians and CKI members was a huge success and things are looking forward. We currently have directives for the International Expansion Committee, as well as the Philippine Luzon Kiwanians in formulating the structure of the district. University of the Philippines Los Banos CKI members are also motivated to help as much as they can for this cause of having a CKI Philippine Luzon District.

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District Convention

From February 21st through the 23rd, I along with eight other CKI members drove up to Fairfax, Virginia to partake in the 2014 Capital District CKI Convention. The event was similar in style to a business convention, where nearly 100 CKI members from clubs throughout Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and D.C. could come together for an amazing, fun, and engaging weekend! Each year, the district officers choose a name and an exciting theme to style the convention after, with this year’s convention being Disney themed and entitled “The Wonderful World of Service!” Each day was filled with fun events and important lessons and workshops on improving one’s leadership, fellowship, and service. My favorite part of the weekend was definitely the night of Saturday, February 22nd. That night, we had the Presidential Banquet, which was a fancy three-course dinner with a service and awards show, followed by an awesome dance that went late into the night! DCON was one of the best weekends of my freshman year here at JMU, and I am so honored to be a part of the amazing Kiwanis Family! - Kenny Gordon, James Madison University CKI Member

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Capital News UMW Servicefest By Nicole Tardif, UMW CKI

On Thursday, March 20th, the Circle K international club at the University of Mary Washington held the annual "Servicefest." There were around 25 attendees, including UMW CKI members, NVCC Alexandria members, and members of the Fredericksburg community. Service projects ranged from a banner for the local Fire Department, bunny "boo boo" packs for Headstart, blankets for Mary Washington Hospital, cards for the troops, and dog toys for the SPCA.

CONGRATULATIONS TO NICOLE TARDIF FOR BEING ELECTED AS 2014-2015 DISTRICT SECRETARY TREASURER! Hello Capital District! My name is Nicole Tardif and I am a club member at the University of Mary Washington. At District Convention, you elected me District Secretary-Treasurer! I've been involved with the Kiwanis Family for 7 years now, starting with key club in our very own Capital District. Currently in Circle K, I serve as the K-Kids Ambassador on the Kiwanis Family Relations International Committee and the Kiwanis Family Relations & Sister Districts Chair for the district. I'm excited to get to know each and every one of you.

CONGRATULATIONS TO CORY FORE FOR BEING SELECTED AS 2014-2015 DISTRICT EDITOR AT SOTC! Attending SOTC was a great experience for me. It was my first district CKI event and I got to meet many CKI members from around the district. I also learned how to be a more effective leader through the many workshops. While I was at SOTC, I decided to apply to be District Editor as a way to serve the district more. I hope I can use the fact that I am a Communication Studies major to make the Capital Courier the best that it has ever been! I am excited to serve as District Editor this year and help the Crabtastic Capital District have the best year thus far!

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Capital News TCC AND CNU Inter-club Event One of the aspects of working with CKI is the numerous community service projects available to be involved in. It helps to create a community effort by networking with other clubs to impact society. The Christopher Newport University (CNU) CKI club sponsored an event and invited TCC-Portsmouth PBL-Circle K Club to participate in helping to raise awareness for suicide and give tips on how to prevent this situation from occurring. This illness is present through anxiety and depression and must be treated by seeking proper medical attention. During the event, all of the members participated in a 3 mile walk/run around the CNU campus and helped to raise money for a worthy cause. The interclub event was a great experience to bond with the CNU CKI club and to learn more about what they are offering to the community. It also sparked ideas on how the TCC-Portsmouth PBL-Circle K club can become more involved by partnering with different organizations. The Suicide Awareness & Prevention Walk/Run was a huge success and we look forward to many other exciting events in the future.

CLUB MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Amber Duke By Brianna Monk, TCC Portsmouth One of the benefits of being a part of CKI is learning how to become a leader in the community. It creates an opportunity to grow and motivate others. As president, I saw many of these characteristics in one of my club members and she was able to step up and assist in many different activities. She is a motivated young lady with a passion to give and her name is Amber Duke. Amber is a business administration major and is currently running for treasurer for the 2014-2015 school year. She is a hardworking individual and loves to contribute her time and energy in making sure that a project is done right. Amber is an exceptional student and will continue to lead our club in the right direction.

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ELIMINATE SPOTLIGHT William and Mary CKI This semester started with snow, and snow, and more snow. In fact, two of our first meetings were cancelled due to the weather, but William and Mary’s CKI has moved on to have a successful semester of service so far. We have raised over seven hundred dollars for the ELIMINATE Project to address maternal and neonatal tetanus by tabling and selling baked goods and ELIMI-

NATE wristbands. We hosted the very first ELIMINATE speed-dating fundraiser at our school, setting people up with silly questions and raising money for a good cause in the process. Our Service Initiative and ELIMINATE committees are also planning to promote the charity during William and Mary’s “I Am W&M” week. We will be cooperating with our campus’s cultural associations to raise awareness and funds for ELIMINATE.

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William and Mary CKI William and Mary CKI We have also started a new ongoing service project: volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity Restore, which sells donated furniture to support the construction of homes. In addition, over spring break, a group of our members went on a service trip to North Carolina to help in the building of a house for Habitat for Humanity. We continue to promote the ideals of fellowship with our socials, such as our unofficial club mission to attend all of Williamsburg’s pancake houses. Our mentor and mentee program is about to be launched this month, connecting older members with new ones and fostering fellowship. That isn’t exclusive to members of our own club. We will be participating in Run to the Sun, an event hosted by CNU’s CKI to benefit the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. We are also connecting with members of our local Kiwanis by volunteering together with them on cooking shifts at Campus Kitchen, making food to be served to the needy. Our members had a lot of fun at the District Convention this year. We have also elected a new executive board. We will miss our graduating seniors, including our president, Kelsey Miller; executive vice president, Katie Mitchell; and service vice president, Kelly O’Toole. We wish all the graduating seniors in our club great success in all the dreams that they pursue. The year may have started a little snowy, but a little weather can’t stop us from upholding the ideals of service, fellowship, and leadership. 3

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Editor’s Note I would like to thank everyone who read the Capital Courier! It’s been an amazing year being your District Editor for CDCKI Year 2013-2014. I would like to commend the whole district for an amazing job well done in terms of Service, Leadership, and Fellowship. A lot of passion, love, and commitment was exemplified this year and the Capital Courier has been the bridge to show every reader what the Capital District is all about. As a son of a former newspaper editor, it’s been a proud moment to be an asset of the Kiwanis Family in delivering news and entertainment to the entire community. I really put a lot of heart in my job as District Editor as I could’ve think of anything better of how I implemented my term. I would also like to thank my amazing 2013-2014 Capital District Board with the guidance of Ms. Jennifer Wolff and Mr. Derek Dupuis. I learned from my term that having volunteer position is no joke which requires a lot of commitment and sacrifice in life. I would like to wish the new board the best of luck and all my support as I know how difficult yet fun their journey lies ahead. Finally, I wish my successor, Cory Fore, the best of luck for being the new District Editor. May everything be well for his term. God bless everyone and Capital District CKI!

Contact the 2014-2015 District Board Governor Ben Romano governor@cdcki.org

NoVa LTG Diane Cornish nova-ltg@cdcki.org

Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Tardif Sec-treas@cdcki.org

Potomac LTG Allee Clark Potomac-ltg@cdcki.org

Editor Cory Fore editor@cdcki.org

Presidential LTG Josie Grant Presidential-ltg@cdcki.org

Battlefield LTG Vy Tran Battlefield-ltg@cdcki.org

Tidewater LTG Sarah Sakany Tidewater-ltg@cdcki.org

Susquehanna LTG Sara Case Delmar-ltg@cdcki.org

District Administrator Jennifer Wolff administrator@cdcki.org

Foothills LTG Calvin Harris Foothills-ltg@cdcki.org

Assistant District Administrator Derek Dupuis Asst-administrator@cdcki.org

Metro-Richmond LTG Tippy Tongvichit Metrorichmond-ltg@cdcki.org

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