Summer Kronicle 2021

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KRONICLE THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE GEORGIA DISTRICT OF CIRCLE K INTERNATIONAL

GACKI SPOTLIGHT

ALL ABOUT GACKI

CIRCLE K 101

BONUS CONTENT!


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W O R D S

F R O M

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L E A D E R S

06 Governor's Welcome Letter By: Izah Tahir

07 Governor's Project By: Izah Tahir

08 Letter From the Editor By: Erica Zheng

09 A Word: International President By: Kyle Lank

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Georgia District Goals 2021-2022

12-13 Meet the Board! 14-15 District Events By: Hyeran Park

16-17 LTG Introductions 18 Georgia District of Circle K Club Map By: Jordon Moses

19 District Spotlight By: Elizabeth Blackmon & Nick Spader


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T I P S

F O R

M E M B E R S

A N D

C L U B S

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Recruitment and Retention By: Izah Tahir

22-23 Circle K 101 By: Stacy Aragon

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Club Monthly Reports (CMRs) By: Wendy Yao

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Dues By: Wendy Yao

26-27 Social Media Management By: Jessica Cruz

28-30 Service Project Ideas By: NelSilva Wolf


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B E Y O N D

T H E

D I S T R I C T

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ELC in SLC

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2020-2021 CKI Awards

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K-Fam Konnection Key Club Governor: Monica Cho

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International Initiatives By: Jasmine Brown

B O N U S

C O N T E N T

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Izah's Way

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GACKI Term Search


Circle K International is the world’s largest student-led collegiate service organization, with thousands of members on hundreds of campuses on five continents across the globe.

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Governor's Welcome Hello, Georgia District!

My name is Izah Tahir, and I am so excited to be serving as your District Governor this year! I am a 4th year student at Georgia Tech majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Spanish. This will be my 4th year in CKI and 5th year in the Kiwanis family, and I am looking forward to sharing my experiences with all of you!

Just a few years ago, if you had told me that I was going to be attending international conventions and overseeing over 15 clubs in Georgia, I probably would have assumed you were crazy. In the past three years, I have met so many CKI members from around the world — both in-person and online — and I have held far more leadership positions than I ever thought I would. It has been nothing short of a wild ride, but I have made so many great memories and friends along the way. This year, I hope to help all of you go on this same journey of service, leadership, and singing karaoke at 2 am (I’m pretty sure that’s what our third tenant is about).

I know last year was not what we all thought it was going to be, but considering how we got through that, I can only imagine what you all can accomplish this year. Feel free to contact me if you ever need anything, and make sure to invite your lieutenant governors and me to all your events! I am thrilled to meet some of you face-to-face (and finally discover everyone's heights). This year will definitely be one for the books, and I am honored to be a part of it. Hope to see you all soon!

Yours in Service,

Izah Tahir District Governor Georgia District Circle K Georgia Institute of Technology governor@georgiacirclek.org


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Letter from the Editor Hello, Dear Readers!

My name is Erica Zheng, and I am proud to serve as Georgia District Bulletin Editor this year of 2021-22! I am a 3rd-year student at Georgia Tech majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Industrial Design.

This is my second year serving on the Georgia District Board and my seventh year as a member of the Kiwanis Family. As I have served on the District Board before, I hope to incorporate my experience from my previous position as Public Relations Chair into my time on this year's board.

This year, I plan to continue delivering relevant information through the official Georgia District CKI publication: the Kronicle. These publications will contain news from the CKI world, district events, club tips, and other resources for everyone!

One of the things I wish to do this year is extending the reach of the Kronicle. I would like for more of our community to enjoy this seasonal magazine-style delivery of information, recognition, and fun! In order to keep things fun, I welcome you all to reach out to me with feedback, suggestions, and ideas that will help me make these Kronicles more enjoyable for all.

Summer is coming to an end, and school has started up, which means it's time to hit the ground running with Circle K! I hope everyone had a great summer and wish everyone a wonderful year!

Erica Zheng District Bulletin Editor

Georgia District Circle K Georgia Institute of Technology editor@georgiacirclek.org


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A Word: International President Hello, Georgia District!

I hope you’re enjoying your summer and getting ready to head back in-person in the fall! My name is Kyle Lank, and I’m a senior at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in the New Jersey District. I’m a Finance major with a Real Estate concentration. I am honored to be serving as the Circle K International President this year! One word to describe CKI’s efforts this year is opportunity. We have an incredible opportunity to not only rebuild coming out of the pandemic, but to build an even better organization moving forward. The only way we can succeed at this, however, is through collaboration, teamwork, and your fresh perspective.

On an international level, we’re focusing on supporting our clubs that struggled during COVID-19, improving the member benefits, and finding ways we can better work with our club and district leaders. The only way we can accomplish these goals is through the collaborative effort of all our members.

There are many ways that you can play a part in this, namely getting more involved in either the club, district, or international level. Step outside your comfort zone, share your ideas, and help CKI transition out of the pandemic!

If there are any ways I can support you during this time, please let me know. I’d love to get to know you and chat about ideas, service, and all things CKI. In case you were wondering - Vice President Leah has already started teaching me about the wonderful Georgia district, and I can’t wait to start Macon a difference with all of you!

Yours in Service,

Kyle Lank president@circlek.org (302) 753-0072


Motto: Live to Serve, Love to Serve

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Georgia District Goals 2021-2022

1. THE GEORGIA DISTRICT OF CKI WILL HAVE 260 MEMBERS BY MARCH 31, 2022

2. THE GEORGIA DISTRICT OF CKI WILL HAVE 1 NEW CHARTERED OR REACTIVATED CLUB BY MARCH 31, 2022

3. THE GEORGIA DISTRICT OF CKI WILL HAVE 2,000 SERVICE HOURS BY MARCH 31, 2022

4. THE GEORGIA DISTRICT OF CKI WILL HAVE 45 ATTENDEES AT FALL MEMBERSHIP RETREAT AND 60 ATTENDEES AT DISTRICT CONVENTION

5. THE GEORGIA DISTRICT OF CKI WILL FUNDRAISE $3,000 FOR WASH BY MARCH 31, 2022


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Izah Tahir

Wendy Yao

Governor

Secretary-Treasurer

Bulletin Editor

governor@georgiacirclek.org

sectreas@georgiacirclek.org

editor@georgiacirclek.org

Erica Zheng

Lieutenant Governors

Stacy Aragon

Jasmine Brown

Elizabeth Blackmon

Coastal Division LTG

Metro Division LTG

coastalltg@georgiacirclek.org

metroltg@georgiacirclek.org

Nick Spader

Mountains Division LTG mountainsltg@georgiacirclek.org

Colin Ochs

Plains Division LTG

Perimeter Division LTG

plainsltg@georgiacirclek.org

perimeterltg@georgiacirclek.org


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Hyeran Park

NelSilva Wolf

Conventions Chair

Service Chair

conventions@georgiacirclek.org

service@georgiacirclek.org

Jessica Cruz

Jordon Moses

Public Relations Chair publicrelations@georgiacirclek.org

Webmaster/Membership Development & Education Chair webmaster@georgiacirclek.org mde@georgiacirclek.org

Brent Leslie

Virginia Braswell

Stacey Fountain

District Administrator

Assistant Administrator

Assistant Administrator

administrator@georgiacirclek.org

virginia@georgiacirclek.org

stacey@georgiacirclek.org


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District Events BY: HYERAN PARK

District Day of Service (DDoS) When: October 2, 2021 Where: TBD DDoS is a half-day event open to all members of the kiwanis family. Join us for a day of service and fellowship outdoors! Stay tuned to find out more information!


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Fall Membership Retreat (FMR) When: November 5-7, 2021 Where: FCCLA Campgrounds in Covington, GA

FMR is an annual weekend-long conference where Circle K'ers from across Georgia gather to learn more about the organization, complete service projects, and socialize. There will be officer- and member-specific training and workshops with topics ranging from Service Partners to Mental Health. During free time, you can look forward to glowstick karaoke parties, s'mores, dancing, and even canoeing! More information will be released closer to the event.

District Convention (DCON) When: February 25-27, 2022

Where: Hilton Peachtree City Atlanta Hotel & Conference Center ​ CON is an end-of-the-service-year conference to recognize clubs, officers, and members D for their outstanding achievements in the past year and elect new district officers for the upcoming year. Attend professional workshops, general sessions, interactive service projects, a Presidents' Banquet, K-Family Breakfast, and more! The attire for this weekend varies from club casual to dinner formal, and the agenda is packed with caucuses and a House of Delegates session. Enjoy a great weekend with some new and old friends! The complete schedule, along with additional information, will be released closer to the event.


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LTG Introductions Elizabeth Blackmon , Metro Division LTG I am excited to be the new Metro Division Lieutenant Governor! In my three years with Circle K, I have served in positions of fundraising chair and vice president for the Georgia Tech Circle K club. I will be a fourth-year at Georgia Tech majoring in Biochemistry and will be graduating in December. I am on the premed track and currently working for an Ears, Nose, and Throat Specialists office. I love serving my community and volunteering around Atlanta, Georgia. I am looking forward to meeting all of the Metro clubs and interacting with our members!

Division Updates: Our division is excited to be back in person in the fall with in-person community service projects and meetings! Georgia Tech ended the year strong with an in-person meeting and service mania projects. Emory has been active during the summer planning a great year full of activities and events. UWG has plans for expanding recruitment in the fall to increase its membership.

Nick Spader , Plains Division LTG Hello all. My name is Nicholas, and it is a great joy of mine that I am serving as the Lieutenant Governor of the Plains Division. After all these trying times, I am quite looking forward to keeping our clubs active as we can finally begin to start returning to normal operations and activities. Please do not hesitate to message me if the need arises and I am looking forward to the growth that comes after these troublesome times and cannot wait to meet many of you in the future.

Division Updates: The division has begun planning its first in-person interclub in quite a while. Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College has been hard at work increasing their membership and have plans to continue doing so in the future. The division also won some bragging rights as they were one of the top donators for the WashMe6K Fundraiser for the last year and are planning to follow through again this year.


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Jasmine Brown , Mountains Division LTG Hi everyone! I hope your summer is starting off great. My name is Jasmine and I'll be the Mountains Division Lieutenant Governor from now until next April. This means that I will be a resource and gateway to the Georgia District. I joined CKI in 2019 as a founding member of the Kennesaw State CKI club. Since then I have served as Club Vice President, Club President, District Marketing Development and Education chair, and now Lieutenant Governor.

Division Updates: My district is looking forward to a great recruiting season.

Colin Ochs , Perimeter Division LTG Hello, I'm Colin Ochs, a senior at the University of Georgia studying journalism while working towards a sports media certificate from the John Huland Carmical Sports Media Institute. My passion is for television broadcast, but I spend most of my free time on ice. Currently, I am a goaltender for the UGA Ice Dawgs. My goals for the perimeter division are to get enrollment and participation numbers at UGA and Kennesaw State back up to pre-COVID levels and to reinvigorate the Oxford College of Emory program.

Division Updates: KSU had their involvement fair and their officers are doing recruitment. Oxford is excited to get the year started (especially after a year of being online).

Stacy Aragon , Coastal Division LTG Hi everybody! I’m Stacy, and I am so looking forward to serving as your Costal LTG! I am going into my fourth year at Georgia with a major in Biology. This will be my fourth year in Circle K, and I have appreciated every year so much. I am so excited to get back out there, serving our communities, after a long year of having to adapt to the pandemic. I can’t wait to meet you all!

Division Updates: Georgia Southern finished strong with an end-of-year banquet. Both Georgia Southern and East Georgia State are working hard to prepare for the upcoming year. The district is working on restructuring the club at Georgia College and State University.


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Georgia District of Circle K Club Map BY: JORDON MOSES

5 Divisions: Coastal Metro Mountains Perimeter Plains Each division is managed by a Lieutenant Governor (See pg. 16-17)


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District Spotlight Distinguished Member Timothy Van Johnson

BY: ELIZABETH BLACKMON

Tim Van Johnson is a returning president of the University of West Georgia club. He is a fourth-year Health and Community Wellness major, minoring in Nutrition. Tim has been a member of Circle K for three years. Tim has attended training to expand his leadership abilities and has a lot of big plans for his club this year. His favorite community service project is the Carroll County Soup Kitchen, and his favorite district event is FMR. Tim is dedicated to growing and strengthening UWG Circle K and we are all excited to see what he will incite his club to do.

Distinguished Club

BY: NICK SPADER

Georgia Tech

As we are recovering from these trying times, it is always a great sight to see a club that has continued to be outstanding in keeping the flame of Circle-K alive. This goes out to Georgia Tech as they have been keeping busy throughout the year with many meetings, socials, and turnouts for district events. This includes some of their major service projects with one such project being their Food For Lives project where they helped prepare and distribute to the homeless. It will be quite an exciting time to see what they will be able to accomplish in the future.


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Mission: Developing college and university students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service.

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Recruitment and Retention BY: IZAH TAHIR

Everyone is looking to get involved after a year of being online, so there’s no better time to work on recruitment! Here are a few tips to get started:

Emphasize Key Club Have a noticeable Kiwanis, Key Club, or CKI logo. Former Key Clubbers will often recognize the symbol and stop by! Start by asking someone if they have heard of Key Club. If they have, all you have to do is explain that Circle K is the collegiate level of the same organization!

Promote your website and social media Use QR codes and shortened links on flyers and display boards so people can easily join your club GroupMe, follow your social media, or find more info on your website. Make sure to keep your website and social media pages updated so everyone knows when your meetings/events are.

Use International and Georgia CKI Resources Georgia Circle K has sample meeting presentations, recruitment videos, posters, and logos you are welcome to use! You can find them in our club officer drive here. Recruitment materials such as posters, booklets, and informational brochures can be ordered for free from the CKI store (with free shipping too)! You can also order other items for cheap, such as pins or stickers.

Reach Out While tabling, make sure to collect names and emails on a spreadsheet. You might even ask if they want to be added to your mailing list. If they choose no, you can just send them one or two emails thanking them for stopping by and giving them information about your first meeting and events. Email everyone a day or two before your first club meeting. Even if they’re unsure about joining, it’s possible they’ll stop by if they have a bit of free time!


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Circle K 101 BY: STACY ARAGON

If you’ve been in Circle K a while, this language might be second nature to you, but if you’re a newer member hearing this terminology can be confusing -- we’ve all been there! As a Circle K member, these are the common terms you’ll want to be familiar with to always be in the know.

CKI

Circle K International (or Circle K); the collegiate branch of Kiwanis International and the world’s

District

a group of divisions in a region that is overseen by a governor; we’re the Georgia District of CKI

Division

a group of clubs from several colleges/universities in a district that are overseen by an LTG; the

LTG

lieutenant governor; an elected position on the district executive board

GACKI

Georgia District of Circle K International

Gacki the Gecko

largest student-led collegiate service organization

Georgia District has 5 divisions

the official mascot of the Georgia District (all clubs and districts can have mascots); follow on Instagram

@gackithegecko

an international service club that sponsors CKI; most clubs have their own local sponsoring Kiwanis

Kiwanis International Kiwanis Family Kiwanis Family Event

Club

includes Kiwanis and its branches: K-Kids, Builder’s Club, Key Club, CKI, Aktion Club

a joint service event with two or more branches of the Kiwanis family

a joint service event with two or more CKI clubs and at least 2 members from each club

Interclub a service event in which clubs within a division come together to do service and meet other division

Divisional Rally

members - usually an entire-day event

District Day of Service; an annual service project held by the Georgia District where all Circle K clubs

DDOS

in Georgia can come together to serve and socialize

Fall Membership Retreat; GACKI’s annual weekend-retreat in November where members come

FMR

together for service, workshops, games, and fellowship; usually held at the FCCLA campgrounds

District Convention; GACKI’s annual convention in February where members come together for

DCON

district officer elections, awards, service, workshops, and fellowship; usually over the course of a weekend

Club Officer Leadership Training; the annual district-wide training session for incoming club officers,

COLT

led by the district board

Circle K International Convention; an annual convention in the summer where members across the

CKIX

globe come together for international officer elections, awards, service, workshops, and fellowship


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Georgia District Cheer We love service, yes we do, We love service, how about you? Sound off, Georgia! Sound off, District! We do service all the time, We’re so awesome, we’re so fly, We say ain’t and y’all with style, Georgia District...CKI!

Circle K Pledge “I pledge to uphold the Object of Circle K International, to foster compassion and goodwill toward others through service and leadership, to develop my abilities and the abilities of all people and to dedicate myself to the realization of humanity’s potential.”


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Club Monthly Reports (CMRs) BY: WENDY YAO

Along with recording meeting minutes and member information, club secretaries are responsible for submitting

Club Monthly Reports (CMRs) online via the Membership

Update Center (MUC). These reports are due by the 5th of each month and update the District Board and Circle K International about each club’s situation. CMRs are a way for us to look at how clubs are doing each month and determine which areas clubs may need additional support. Another incentive to complete CMRs is that clubs must have all their CMRs submitted for the year to be eligible for awards at

District Convention (DCON), our annual

convention where we celebrate our district’s achievements.

The CMRs are submitted via the MUC, which can be accessed by going to our district website, georgiacirclek.org. Hover over the "Membership Update" tab in the upper right corner and then click on "MUC", which directs you to the sign-in page for the MUC. If you’ve never accessed the MUC before, click “Forgot my password” to set up your password.

After logging in to the MUC, there is an icon to the left for Monthly Reports. Questions in the CMR are generally centered around what your club has accomplished in the past month, such as how many service hours and interclubs your club has completed. It’s perfectly okay to put zero, especially during the summer when there’s less club activity! As mentioned before, the CMR for the previous month is due by the 5th of each current month, so for example, the July CMR is due by August 5th. Keep in mind that CMRs can be edited, so it’s better to have an incomplete submission than no submission at all!

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at sectreas@georgiacirclek.org


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Dues BY: WENDY YAO

Besides keeping track of club finances, club treasurers are also responsible for paying dues. Important dates to remember are that

dues open for payment on October 1 st, and the deadline for payment

is November 1 st. Please make sure to pay dues on time so that your club remains active and in good standing!

There are two types of dues: district and international. District dues are $12 per member in the club roster of the Membership Update Center (MUC) and benefit members through funding district events and creating district scholarships. International dues depend on your school and are listed below.

4-year school with more than 5000 students: $600 Emory, Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, KSU, UGA, UNG, UWG, Valdosta State

4-year school with less than 5000 students: $450 Dalton State College, LaGrange College

2-year school: $300 ABAC, East Georgia State College, Oxford College of Emory Before paying dues, make sure the club secretary has updated the club roster in the MUC so that the number of members who have paid club dues is accurate. You can then pay the district and international dues via the MUC by generating an invoice and paying by either check or credit card. A credit card is strongly recommended to avoid loss or delay of payment via mail.

If your club is having trouble paying dues, fundraising events like bake sales, virtual raffles, etc. can help offset the cost. Reaching out to your sponsoring Kiwanis club and/or your school’s SGA can also help your club obtain funds for paying dues and decrease the amount that individual members must pay. Oftentimes, your sponsoring Kiwanis club can help cover international dues!

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at sectreas@georgiacirclek.org.


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Social Media Management Tips BY: JESSICA CRUZ

In this day and age, social media has become an excellent method to reach the most people in the least amount of time. We use it to recruit new participants, update our members, and engage our followers. It’s a handy tool, surely, but to utilize it to its utmost potential, one must learn how to effectively reach an audience. Therefore, for this article page, we’d love to share some of our tips that you can hopefully find useful for your club’s Instagram!

EME! 1. CREATE A TH

This is perhaps one of the most useful tips I’ve learned from social media. By creating a theme, you bring consistency to the table. This consistency attracts the beholder’s eyes and makes your page shine a little more. A specific theme also creates a wonderful distinction from other Circle K International pages. To create a theme, consider what exact colors and fonts you’d want to use for every post. If you want a polished and professional look, consider Times New Roman and neutral colors. If you want an eye-catching look, consider bold fonts and primary colors. If you want to take this to another level, create a personal page where you can visualize how your separate posts would look side to side. Try to experiment with multiple themes before you commit to one!


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IVE! 2. BE PROACT

By being proactive with your page, you can avoid rushing posts and stressing over your time. For our Instagram page, we maintain a posting schedule - it truly does help to plan out beforehand. If you create a calendar, don’t forget to turn on your reminders, as well. By creating a big list of ideas for the months to come, you’d never run out of content. For your CKI page, you can spotlight outstanding members, teach your outside audience what CKI is about, introduce your district board ;-), post a monthly report, and more.

STORY R U O Y N O T S 3. REPO RMS! O F T A L P R E H T AND O

Sometimes the Instagram algorithm can be a little weird in that it sometimes makes it difficult for your followers to see your post. If you repost your posts on your story, however, the likelihood of your post reaching those who may have missed it or need another reminder increases. By posting on other platforms, you also reach audiences that may not be on your main platform. A lot of our Kiwanians are more often on Facebook, so it’s a great way to show them what your home club is up to!

We hope these tips serve as a helping hand to our fellow PR chairs out there. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need help with content ideas. Ask your club executive board for ideas, because every extra perspective helps. Thank you for reading and have a great rest of your day!

Follow us on our socials! Reach out!

@georgiacki

facebook.com/georgiacirclek/


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Service Project Ideas BY: NELLY WOLF

Community Involvement: Make “thank you” cards and donate refreshments for volunteers at non-profit relays, Habitat for Humanity sites, etc Coordinate a community drive to collect and repair used bicycles Donate the refurbished bikes to a community agency that will give the bikes to kids Partner with local police, public safety departments, and businesses to ensure each bike comes with a new bike helmet (It isn’t safe to recycle bike helmets!) Start your community walking, running, or wheeling by sponsoring a Kiwanis family and petfriendly 5K run or walk Face-painting (things like flowers, stars, ladybugs, snakes, or other fun and simple shapes) for kids at a festival or fundraiser Make a panel for the AIDS Quilt and give awareness presentations Work with your local government, and police agency to create a crime watch program in your neighborhood Organize a volunteer fair in your community Invite area volunteer organizations to set up booths to tell people more about their goals, and to recruit volunteers Make a directory of the organizations for your local Chamber of Commerce to give to those moving to your area


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~Service Project Ideas for Meetings~ Making “fun kits” for children in hospitals and shelters: Busy Bags: stickers, crayons, and coloring book pages, markers, small toys (e.g. Kids Meal toys), puppets, books, puzzles and puzzle books, deck of cards, home-made joke book, home-made journal, pencils, paper, stamps, stickers, lotion, envelopes, bubbles, small books, a special note from the giver. Make labels for the bags that say, "We hope you feel better", etc Craft Kits: easy, non-messy projects, like beads and yarn Sibling Packs: small toys and things for the kids to do while visiting hospitalized children Holiday specific kits Make ABC Books - get a photo album and put an upper and lower case letter on each page, along with pictures to represent the letters Making “fun kits” for adults in nursing homes, VA hospitals, shut-ins: Adult type word search, paper, pens, pencils, writing paper, crossword puzzles, comics Holiday specific kits Personal care kits for the homeless: Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, sample bottles of mouthwash, brush/comb, soap, shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream & razor, washcloth, small mirror, skin creams, shower caps Dog Toys made from T-shirts: You can make dog toys of different sizes for different dogs. The only items need are tshirts and scissors!


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Service Project Ideas (cont.) BY: NELLY WOLF

Environment/Community Beautification: Park cleanup Adopt a Highway School/neighborhood playground cleanup - spiff-up and fix-up a community playground Celebrate your efforts with a picnic at the park and invite neighborhood kids and families to attend Ask a local hardware or builders supply store to donate supplies Repaint hopscotch and other playground lines at elementary school Organize a community clean-up day Organize a recycling program Clean graffiti in neighborhoods or at schools Contact local American Legion and volunteer to place flags in cemeteries for Memorial Day Mow lawns, rake leaves, shovel snow for the elderly Check out the bicycle trails in your area. Are they well-marked and well-groomed? If not, coordinate the effort to pick up the rubbish, update the signs and create posters about the “new and improved” local trails Ask local businesses and community service agencies for permission to display the posters on their premises.


Vision: To be the leading global community-service organization on college and university campuses that enriches the world one member, one child and one community at a time. Tenets The tenets of Circle K International are serve, leadership and fellowship.

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ELC in SLC BY: ERICA ZHENG

Education & Leadership Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah IELC in SLC was over the weekend of June 24-26, 2021 in place of the annual international convention, CKIx. It featured workshops, training opportunities, guest speakers, and awards. Attendees had the option of attending in-person or virtually. Like the preceding CKIx conventions, CKI International Council met to vote on bylaw amendments and elect the 2021-22 CKI Board of Trustees.

Our Former and Newly Elected Governors, Leah Reiser and Izah Tahir, respectively, flew up to Salt Lake City to represent our district and vote. They had a great time meeting other district representatives, listening to insightful speeches, and throwing axes - among other things!

Can't wait for next year's convention!


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2020-2021 CKI Awards Georgia District Winners

DISTINGUISHED INTERNATIONAL CHAIRPERSON

Leah Reiser Amanda Lang DISTINGUISHED LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Izah Tahir DISTINGUISHED SECRETARY-TREASURER

Wendy Yao CIRCLE OF SERVICE AWARD

Dave Kelly OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS

Virginia Braswell DISTINGUISHED DISTRICT CHAIRPERSON

Jasmine Brown Amanda Lang Michelle Vo Erica Zheng OUTSTANDING DISTRICT FUNDRAISING FOR WASH

Georgia District (2nd Place)

Congratulations, GACKI and award recipients!


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K-Fam Konnection

Words from our Key Club Governor

Hello Georgia Circle K,

My name is Monica Cho, and I have the honor of serving as the Georgia District Governor of Key Club International for the 2021-2022 year! Currently a senior at Lambert High School, Key Club has been a part of my entire high school journey and has truly allowed me to grow as a servant leader.

As I started to get involved with the district board last year as a Lieutenant Governor, I was excited yet disheartened to learn that most of our board duties would be held online.

Not only was I unable to serve my home, school, and community in person, but I also did not get many chances to interact with the rest of the Kiwanis family. 2020 was a particularly difficult year, but if anything, I believe that we all learned to adapt to new circumstances (like Zoom or Google Meets) and face obstacles!

Although things aren’t completely back to normal yet, I am excited to see the K-Family, especially Key Club and Circle K, form new friendships and interact with each other in person. I, for instance, recently attended the Key Club Summer Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, and it would be an understatement to say that it was the best week of my life! Meeting Key Clubbers from all around the world and electing the new International Board reminded me of how truly international, caring, and fun our organization is.

I hope that this year provides more opportunities like this for members of both Key Club and Circle K. I look forward to getting to know all of you - please reach out if you have questions/concerns or just want to get to know me better!

Monica Cho Yours in Service,

2021-2022 Georgia District Governor


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International Service Initiatives BY: JASMINE BROWN

WASH project CKI is excited to continue WASH, its signature project in partnership with UNICEF USA. WASH — the collective term for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene — aims to provide education, awareness, and funding to supply clean drinking water and sanitation education to schools and children in underdeveloped regions. https://www.circlek.org/service/wash/

Childhood Development CKI members are committed to preparing children of all backgrounds to grow into caring members of the global community. Check out our partners, resources, and service project ideas.​ https://s3.amazonaws.com/circlek-wpassets/wpcontent/uploads/2020/08/29160329/CKI-Child-Development-Initiative-Copy8.20.20.pdf

Environmental justice CKI members are passionate about combating the global climate crisis through advocacy, promotion of sustainable lifestyles, service projects, and more. Find ways your club can get involved. https://s3.amazonaws.com/circlek-wpassets/wpcontent/uploads/2020/08/29160329/CKI-Environmental-Justice-Initiative-Copy8.20.20.pdf

Food insecurity and homelessness CKI members are dedicated to reducing food waste and contributing to the equitable distribution of food and shelter. Check out these resources and service projects to make a difference. https://s3.amazonaws.com/circlek-wpassets/wpcontent/uploads/2020/08/29160330/CKI-Food-Insecurity-and-Homelessness-InitiativeCopy-8.20.20.pdf

Mental health CKI members are committed to promoting self-care while spreading awareness and breaking down stigmas about mental health issues. Learn more about our partners, ideas for service projects, and other valuable resources. https://s3.amazonaws.com/circlek-wpassets/wpcontent/uploads/2020/08/29160330/CKI-Mental-Health-Initiative-Copy-8.20.20.pdf


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