KRONICLE KRONICLE THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE GEORGIA DISTRICT OF CIRCLE K INTERNATIONAL
Governor's Welcome and Project
Letter from the Editor
International President Introduction
International Trustee Introduction
Georgia District Goals
Meet the District Board
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District Day of Service District Spotlights Georgia District Club Map Introducing our LTGs Coronavirus Awareness Black Lives Matter Support the Black Lives Matter Movement Recruitment and Retention Circle K 101 Club Monthly Reports and Dues Social Media Tips
Online Service Project Ideas
CKI Next Virtual Conference
Georgia District Events
Chapter 1 WORDS FROM OUR LEADERS
GOVERNOR'S GOVERNOR'S WELCOME WELCOME Hello, Georgia District! My name is Leah Reiser, and I am your District Governor for the 2020-2021 year. I am also a 4th year student at Georgia Southern University with a major in Elementary Education.
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This is my third term on board and my eighth year in the Kiwanis Family. During this time, I have had the opportunity to grow and develop as a leader— thanks to everyone in GACKI. It also gave me a chance to meet some incredible people along the way. I am very grateful for all of the amazing experiences I have had in this organization. I hope that this year is the same for you and that you are able to truly gain everything you can. If you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out—I would love to hear from you all! I will also be visiting everyone at any chance I get, so please let me know of any service projects or meetings you are having. Hope to see you all soon! Yours in Service, Leah Reiser
The Governor’s Project for the 2020-2021 year is WASH. WASH stands for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. Specifically, WASH is UNICEFs work on providing clean and safe drinking water. Circle K International specifically works on providing clean and safe drinking water to Haiti. There are several ways that you and your club can get involved with this, including Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, Penny Wars, WASHme6k Challenge, and more!
LETTER LETTER FROM FROM THE THE EDITOR EDITOR Hello, everyone! My name is Hyeran Park, and I am your Georgia District Bulletin Editor this year. I'm a 2nd year who recently transferred to Georgia Tech, majoring in Computer Engineering.
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This year is my 1st term on board and my 6th year in the Kiwanis family. I am super excited to be part of such a wonderful group of service-oriented people, and can't wait to share so many more amazing stories and updates coming from the Georgia District. In this summer edition of the Kronicle, you'll find words from our leaders, details regarding our district, important information with respect to our community, news from beyond our district, as well as tips and tricks for your club. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this bulletin. If there are any news, pictures, or events that you would like to see in our future Kronicles, please feel free to reach out to me! Thank you for reading the Summer 2020 Issue of the Georgia District Kronicle and don't forget to share! Yours in Service, Hyeran Park
INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT PRESIDENT Hey y'all! My name is Tana Early. I am a senior at the University of Alabama majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Economics and Public Policy. I am thrilled and honored to be serving as your International President in such a pivotal year for our organization. We are faced with both a colossal challenge and tremendous opportunity this year as the coronavirus rages on and college students must adapt to this changing landscape. CKI members have an unprecedented opportunity to change the world right now, by safely assisting with their community’s needs, offering a home for new first year students and providing a network of support for people in a time of uncertainty. At the international level, we are responding to the pandemic by having our new Research and Development International Committee work on a COVID-19 response plan that will analyze how other student organizations are adapting and brainstorm our own ways to adapt. We are also structuring this year’s goals with pandemic response and making CKI a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization at the center of our vision. Additionally, we are working with Kiwanis International to provide club operation and financial resources to all district and club officers. We hope to give CKI members the tools we need this year to empower our communities. Online or not, the world still needs volunteers. We got this! Yours in Service, Tana Early
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INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL TRUSTEE TRUSTEE A big ‘ole Texas Howdy to the Georgia District, My name is Ethan Arredondo and I am humbled to be serving as your International Trustee this service year. Currently, I am studying Public Health at Baylor University in Waco, TX. Along with Georgia, I will also be serving the New York, Kansas, and Panama districts of CKI this service year. I have served in the K-Family for 6 years and have served as the Lieutenant Governor in the T-O district and as the Key Club Ambassador on the International Kiwanis Family Relations Committee. As trustee, my mission is to support your member, club, and district needs and bridge the gap between international and you. I believe in your abilities as a leader and as a human being to make a difference in each of your communities and to take that difference and share it with the world. This challenge does not go unaccompanied though. I am here to help guide you and support you as we work to make this service year a success and lay the groundwork for future successes.
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Undoubtedly, we have many challenges to face this year, but each challenge is just another opportunity for us to grow and to strengthen as an organization and as a family. I am honored to take on this year’s challenges with y’all and please always feel free to contact me if you ever need anything. I look forward to meeting y’all. Until next time I leave you with this: “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain” – Dolly Parton Yours in Service, Ethan Arredondo
Chapter 2 GETTING TO KNOW YOUR DISTRICT
GEORGIA GEORGIA DISTRICT DISTRICT GOALS GOALS
2020 - 2021 The Georgia District will have 300 members by March 31st, 2021.
The Georgia District will have 2 chartered or reactivated clubs by March 31st, 2021. The Georgia District will have 2,500 service hours by March 31st, 2021.
The Georgia District will have 60 attendees at Fall Membership Retreat and 70 attendees at District Convention.
The Georgia District will raise $3,000 for WASH by March 31st, 2021.
MEET MEET THE THE DISTRICT DISTRICT BOARD BOARD 2020 - 2021 EXECUTIVE BOARD
BULLETIN EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org
COASTAL DIVISION LTG email@example.com
METRO DIVISION LTG firstname.lastname@example.org
MOUNTAINS DIVISION LTG mountainsltg@georgiacirclek. org
PERIMETER DIVISION LTG perimeterltg@georgiacirclek. org
PLAINS DIVISION LTG email@example.com
DISTRICT CONVENTION CHAIR & WEBMASTER firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
FALL MEMBERSHIP RETREAT & SERVICE CHAIR firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENTÂ & PUBLIC RELATIONS EDUCATION CHAIR CHAIR firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR administrator@georgiacirclek. org
ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR firstname.lastname@example.org
ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR email@example.com
GEORGIA GEORGIA DISTRICT DISTRICT EVENTS EVENTS
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By CONVENTION CHAIR & WEBMASTER Amanda Lang
DISTRICT DISTRICT DAY DAY OF OF SERVICE SERVICE
DISTRICT DISTRICT SPOTLIGHTS SPOTLIGHTS DISTINGUISHED MEMBER
Erica is a second year Biomedical Engineering major at Georgia Tech, and she is both the District Public Relations Chair and the Social Chair of her home club. Erica took on a leadership role as a freshman, and she's done a fantastic job so far! She helped organize a social almost every month, and she’s running five different social media accounts at once! Not to mention, Erica earned over 38,000 grains of rice during our district Freerice competition. Keep up the great work, Erica!
Despite all the major setbacks this year, LaGrange has done a great job of staying active over the summer! They’ve had online meetings, attended district socials, and had two members attend CKI Next. They’ve also been active on social media with Member Monday posts, and even made Instagram story templates for their members to fill out! We’re so excited to see all they accomplish this year!
By METRO DIVISION LTG Izah Tahir
GEORGIA GEORGIA DISTRICT DISTRICT OF OF CIRCLE CIRCLE K K CLUB CLUB MAP MAP Mountains Division Dalton State College University of North Georgia
Perimeter Division Kennesaw State University Oxford College of Emory University of Georgia
Metro Division Emory University Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia State University LaGrange College University of West Georgia
Coastal Division East Georgia State College Georgia Southern University
Plains Division Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Valdosta State University
KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR DISTRICT
The Georgia District of Circle K is comprised of 14 clubs at different colleges and universities. Our district is split into 5 divisions: Coastal, Metro, Mountains, Perimeter, and Plains. In order to maintain communications between our clubs, each division is managed by a Lieutenant Governor. Together, we are one district and we work together to serve Georgia.
By CONVENTION CHAIR & WEBMASTER Amanda Lang
INTRODUCING INTRODUCING OUR OUR LTGS LTGS 2020 - 2021 LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS
Meet our amazing Georgia District Lieutenant Governors! We have Philip Maeser (Mountains LTG), Izah Tahir (Metro LTG). Chris Gold (Perimeter LTG), Braden Vaughn (Coastal LTG), and Josh Carll (Plains LTG) on board this year. Also, take a look at the divisional updates the LTGs have for you!
PHILIP MAESER, MOUNTAINS LTG
I am so glad to be serving as your new Lieutenant Governor for the Mountains Division this year. I am going into my fourth year at LaGrange College as a Biology major and Spanish minor. This is also my fourth year in CKI. I can’t wait to see all that the Mountains Division accomplishes this year. Follow our Instagram page at mountains_circlek to stay updated on everything going on in our division! Division Updates: Dalton State finished the year strong with a food drive for the Salvation Army and are eager to start back in August. As the newest club in the division, UNG has made great strides since their charter last year. They have spent the summer in preparation for the fall semester to maintain the momentum! A divisional rally is in the works for the fall, along with potential interclub opportunities!
IZAH TAHIR, METRO LTG
I’m so excited to be the LTG this year for the Metro Division! I’m going to be third year at Georgia Tech with a major in Math and minor in Spanish, and I plan on teaching high school after I graduate. This is my third year in Circle K, and my favorite service project is playing with the kids at our local Boys and Girls Club! I look forward to meeting all my clubs and seeing what all Metro accomplishes this year! Division Updates: Georgia Tech finished the year strong with online meetings, socials, and lots of ideas for online service projects. UWG’s officers have continued actively meeting over the summer and preparing for the upcoming year. LaGrange has done a great job staying active on social media this summer. Our division won bragging rights in the district Freerice competition by donating the most grains of rice!
CHRIS GOLD, PERIMETER LTG
am excited to be working as the Perimeter LTG this year and am looking forward to sharing kindness with you all. I just recently transferred to UGA after completing three years at Kennesaw State. I plan to finish my degree in English and pursue law school. I know that Oxford, KSU, and UGA are going to do great things even amidst COVID-19. I am so happy to see the success spill from our division and the district. I have many fun things planned that are adapted to COVID-19! Division Updates: Oxford is looking to increase their membership this year and working hard to do it. Kennesaw has been working diligently over the summer to plan for fall recruitment, meetings, and officer training.
BRADEN VAUGHN, COASTAL LTG
Heyo! I am extremely delighted to be serving as your Coastal lieutenant governor this year. I am currently going into my senior year at Georgia Southern with a major of Information Systems. This is my first year on the district board, and I cannot wait to see all the amazing things that the coastal division and the state will accomplish this year. I am looking forward to watching the district grow this year, and I’m excited to get to meet and know all of the clubs. Division Updates: Our East Georgia State and Georgia Southern clubs are working to stay updated on all of the Covid-19 safety requirements on their respective campuses so they can help ensure that their members are safe when returning back to school. The district is looking into and working towards increasing membership and restructuring the club at Georgia College and State University.
JOSH CARLL, PLAINS LTG
Hello everyone! My name is Josh and I am the LtG for the Plains Division. I'm super looking forward to keeping these clubs active during these trying times. If you need anything at all you can always message me! I'm going to do my best to be at your events (whether socially distanced or virtual). Division Updates: Both ABAC and VSU are focusing on recruitment to make sure the Plains Division remains strong through these times. The district is trying to set up interclubs.
Chapter 3 WHAT'S GOING ON IN OUR COMMUNITY?
CORONAVIRUS CORONAVIRUS AWARENESS AWARENESS TIPS TO BE SAFE DURING THE PANDEMIC
If you must go somewhere, wear a mask or face covering Stay at least 6 feet away from others Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds at a time Wash your reusable masks after every use and dispose of your disposable masks after use Be smart and conscientious- Coronavirus can have a lethal effect on young adults and children as well as the elderly! Bring disinfectant wipes with you to class and wipe down your area Keep a spare mask and hand sanitizer in your bag or car Limit interacting in person with others when at all possible Don’t touch your face or mask without washing your hands first! The virus spreads in more ways than just droplets in the air. Remember, practicing these safety measures is cheap, but virus treatment can cost thousands of dollars.
FACTS ABOUT THE VIRUS
The coronavirus can survive up to 72 hours on surfaces Quarantining means people who are not ill but might have been exposed to COVID-19 are restricting their activities. Isolation means people are ill and are separating to prevent the spread. Distancing is staying at least 6 feet from others even if there are no symptoms present. COVID-19 testing is free at most locations You should not wear a mask while exercising. Just maintain a safe distance from others Catching COVID-19 does not mean you will have it for life. Most people who catch it recover.
By MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION CHAIR Jasmine Brown
GACKI GACKI STATEMENT STATEMENT Georgia District of Circle K International Members and Advisors, As members of the Circle K International community, we have a responsibility to support and stand with those who have been marginalized in our society. That is why the Georgia District Board of Circle K International supports Black Lives Matter. We refuse to be silent on this issue and believe that we must take a stance to denounce racism in all its forms. To that end, the Georgia District Board of Circle K International has endorsed the following statement from the Circle K International Board: BLACK LIVES MATTER The service that CKI members provide to our communities each day does not exist in a vacuum. As integral actors in our respective communities, it is vital that all CKI members exercise our global citizenship, rooted in empathy and social consciousness, to improve all human relationships and to realize humanity’s potential. In the context of the killing of George Floyd and all those before him, this most readily means that CKI unequivocally condemns racism and its manifestations in both individual as well as systemic capacities. Black Lives Matter. CKI members since the organization’s inception have been called to: “Cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism, which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.“ -CKI Bylaws Article 2 Section 1 CKI members must never forget the mandate we possess to actively advance these aims through our platform. We are, after all, a global collegiate movement and the leaders of tomorrow. Members are asked to always support and empower traditionally marginalized segments of the global populace through solidary projects informed by the needs of these communities— in this context, that means black communities. There is no greater service than that which sustainably addresses the roots of injustice and contributes to systemic change.Service and leadership are the heart of CKI. Today, and every day, we encourage CKI members to take action. Educate yourself. Attend community events. Host clean-ups. Fundraise for a cause. Spread awareness. And, as always, listen. In solidarity, 2019-2020 Circle K International Board
These are difficult conversations to have, but they are conversations that must be had to overcome the obstacles before our society. We ask that you actively engage in your community with your fellow club members. These are small steps that, when taken together by many, could move us in the direction of justice. Here are a few resources that we have gathered for our members, and we encourage you to find further resources. The Georgia District Board of Circle K International will be actively seeking input from our club members in ways we can engage on these issues. Yours in Solidarity, The 2020-2021 Georgia District Board of Circle K International
SUPPORT SUPPORT THE THE BLACK BLACK LIVES LIVES MATTER MATTER MOVEMENT MOVEMENT RESOURCES:
Resource Compilation (https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#) Text FLOYD to 55156 Nationwide Resources (linktr.ee/NationalResourcesList) 100 ways you can take action against racism right now (https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2020/05/29/george-floyd-deathdonations-resources-justice-petitions/5282539002/) Black Lives Matter Atlanta: (https://www.blacklivesmatteratl.org/) List of Petitions: (https://www.bleumag.com/2020/06/03/30-blm-petitions-youshould-sign-right-now/)
Black Lives Matter (blacklivesmatter.com) American Civil Liberties Union (aclu.org) National Bail Funds (https://bit.ly/3dFJ4tv) NAACP Legal Defense Fund (naacpldf.org) Georgia NAACP: (https://secure.actblue.com/donate/georgia-naacp-1) George Floyd Memorial Fund (https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd) Reclaim the Block (https://secure.everyaction.com/zae4prEeKESHBy0MKXTIcQ2) The Innocent Project (https://www.innocenceproject.org/donate/) Run With Maud (https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud? fbclid=IwAR0mgFWh78FJNv_ijktxl7a2glfJ602lVUqe1LIwXhIkzdUURLvWKtboV2A ) Justice for Breonna (https://www.gofundme.com/f/9v4q2-justice-for-breonnataylor) Atlanta Solidarity Fund: (https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/contribute-tothe-atlanta-solidarity-fund) Youtube Stream (ads revenue supports Black Lives Matter): (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCgLa25fDHM) Tabs for A Cause Chrome Extension (click on star to donate to NAACP): (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tab-for-acause/gibkoahgjfhphbmeiphbcnhehbfdlcgo?hl=en)
“Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander “You’re More Powerful Than You Think” by Eric Li “Black Feminist Thought” by Patricia Hill Collins “Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon” “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Race” by Robin Diangelo “How To Be An Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi“Superior” by Angela Saini “Stamped From the Beginning” by Ibram X. Kendi “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijemoa Olu
13th (Netflix) American Son (Netflix) See You Yesterday (Netflix) If Beale Street Could Talk (Netflix) When They See Us (Netflix) Dear White People (Netflix) Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu) The Hate U Give (Hulu) Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 (Available to Rent) Clemency (Available to Rent) Fruitvale Station (Available to Rent) Just Mercy (Available to Rent) Selma (Available to Rent) The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Available to Rent)
1619 by The New York Times About Race Code Switch by NPR The Diversity Gap Intersectionality Matters! by Kimberle Crenshaw Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast Pod for the Cause by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Pod Save the People by Crooked Media
Chapter 4 TIPS & TRICKS FOR YOUR CLUB
RECRUITMENT RECRUITMENT AND AND RETENTION RETENTION While returning to school might look a little different this year it doesn't mean recruitment has to stop! Here are a few tips to get the ball rolling:
Social media is a great way to keep others up to date with what is happening with your club and to advertise meetings or events to everyone. It can also bring a lot of potential new members into your club if they see your page.
Oftentimes we can come across potential members who were in Key Club or knew what it was. Don’t be afraid to start a conversation by asking someone if they have heard of Key Club. It can be a great entry point into explaining to someone what Circle K International is. You can even put the logo or a sign about Key Club to draw those members in.
Often getting in touch with your college or university can lead to great opportunities for recruitment. Many times colleges will give organizations shout outs or a space to promote their upcoming events and meetings. Also don’t be afraid to work with other organizations on campus! This can be a great way to make new connections and also have new members from this.
Reach out to those you know on campus and tell them what CKI is or invite them to a meeting. Someone may feel more comfortable coming to something new if they know someone there. Also don’t be afraid to start a conversation with someone new. You never know who could be interested in joining. Another good tip is to follow up with potential members either after a meeting/event or recruitment. That way they feel welcomed in the club and might be willing to attend more.
By GOVERNOR Leah Reiser
CIRCLE CIRCLE K K 101 101 If you’re not in the know, Circle K can seem like it has its own language due to all the terminology and acronyms. Fortunately, this list of common terms is here to help! CKI
GACKI THE GECKO
KIWANIS FAMILY EVENT
Circle K International, the collegiate branch of Kiwanis International Multiple divisions in a region overseen by a Governor Multiple clubs in a district overseen by an LTG Lieutenant Governor Georgia District of Circle K International the official mascot of the Georgia District (all clubs and districts can have mascots) An international service club that sponsors CKI 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 between two or more CKI clubs (each club must have 2 or more members present) A service event within a division where clubs come together to serve and meet other members within the division District Day of Service; an annual service project held by GACKI where the clubs come together to do a service project Fall Membership Retreat; GACKI’s annual weekend retreat in November where members come together for service, workshops, games, and fellowship District Convention; GACKI’s annual weekend convention in February where members come together for district officer elections, awards, service, workshops, and fellowship Club Officer Leadership Training; annual district-wide event for new club officers to receive training from the district board over the course of a day Circle K International Convention; annual convention in the Summer, where members across the globe come together for international officer elections, awards, service, workshops, and fellowship
Live to serve, love to serve
I pledge to uphold the objects of Circle K International, to foster compassion and good will towards others through service and leadership, to develop my abilities and the abilities of all people, and to dedicate myself towards the realization of humanity’s potential!
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 Distict…CKI!
By MOUNTAINS DIVSION LTG Philip Maeser
CLUB CLUB MONTHLY MONTHLY REPORTS REPORTS AND AND DUES DUES CLUB MONTHLY REPORTS (CMRS):
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 help update the District Board and Circle K International about each club’s situation so that we can better tailor and distribute resources to the clubs! 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, then going to the Membership Update tab in the upper right corner and clicking on MUC. You’ll be directed 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, which is where CMRs are available for submitting. Questions in the report are generally centered around service and fellowship for your club, such as how many service hours and interclubs your club has completed this month. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 1st, and the deadline for payment is November 1st. Please make sure to pay dues on time so that your club remains 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, VSU 4-year school with less than 5000 students: $450 Dalton, LaGrange · 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. Credit card is preferred to avoid having the payment lost or delayed via mail. Besides fundraising, reaching out to your sponsoring Kiwanis club and/or your school’s SGA can 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 email@example.com.
By SECRETARY-TREASURER Wendy Yao
SOCIAL SOCIAL MEDIA MEDIA TIPS TIPS With their ever-growing popularity, social media platforms can be quite useful for clubs to reach the public and engage with members. Social media allows you to reach a much larger audience and curate content that can be seen by anyone which is what makes it so powerful. Your club’s social media account represents your club, so every post, comment, and interaction should be meaningful. Here are some tips I have picked up to help boost engagement and activity:
1.) POST CONSISTENTLY:
Regular posts can become something for your members to look forward to. You can schedule future posts by creating a Social Media Calendar. If you are unable to log on consistently, you can install apps to help you create posts ahead of time and remind you to post the day of. Another way to more likely be seen is by posting at times when people are usually online, such as in the morning, during lunch hours, or in the evening.
There are many options for what you can post. For example, you could showcase your club’s achievements and activities. This shows potential members what your club is all about, and helps with recruitment. Featuring your club’s members in a “member-spotlight” can help members learn about each other. Posting deadlines or reminders for service projects, meetings, or socials with eye-catching and concise graphics and flyers could help with attendance. Have too many photos? Try a collage!
3.) UNDERSTAND FUNCTIONS:
Get to know your social media’s features. This can help you better utilize the platform to tell your story. For example, many apps now include a feature to temporarily share material for a day. Some apps have direct messaging. And others allow users to create events for a page. Whatever the case is, familiarizing yourself with the apps can help you use them in a more efficient and organized manner.
Don’t be afraid to ask others for advice or help regarding your club’s account. Talking to your fellow board and club members is a good way to glean some perspective on how your graphics or posts appear. If you are unable to attend an event yourself, you could ask someone to help you document the activities with photos for you to post. You could get in touch with your predecessor for information on how the account was previously managed. Every club is different, so don’t be afraid to be unique, as long as you are properly representing your club and your members. Happy posting! If you would like to discuss social media tips with me and other clubs, ask your Lieutenant Governor for my Social Media GroupMe!
SPEAKING OF SOCIAL MEDIA, FOLLOW GEORGIA DISTRICT CKI!
Facebook: facebook.com/ georgiacirclek/
Twitter: twitter.com/ GeorgiaCKI
By PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIR Erica Zheng
ONLINE ONLINE SERVICE SERVICE PROJECT PROJECT IDEAS IDEAS FREERICE:
Freerice is a website that will donate free grains of rice for every question that you answer. There is no limit as to how many questions you can answer, and they also have several different categories as well as difficulty levels. This is a great and easy way to help the World Food Program and the people they serve.
On St. Judes website you can pick out an e-card with a message inside of it, or create your own and send to a patient in a St. Judes Children Research Hospital. The cards are totally virtual so no supplies are needed.
Free Kibble works the same way as free rice except they donate dog food to dogs in animal shelters. While you can only answer one question a day on it, they do also have versions to answer questions and then donate to cat food or cat litter as well.
This is an innovative platform for volunteers around the world to use their computers or phones to help Amnesty International researchers sift through pictures, information and documents. With the help of volunteers, they are then able to research and expose human rights violations.
Operation Gratitude is an online site where you can write a letter to National Guard, active duty Military, first responders and healthcare workers during COVID-19. There is a limit that the message you type has to be within 250-750 characters.
By COASTAL DIVISION LTG Braden Vaughn
Chapter 5 BEYOND THE DISTRICT
While we couldn't attend CKIx 20 in-person this year due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Georgia District had the opportunity to participate in CKI Next -the first-ever global conference. This free event was held from July 18-19 and was open to Circle K International members around the world. We enjoyed attending sessions with speakers, panels, workshops, trainings, virtual service projects, unique fellowship opportunitiesÂ and other fun activities. This year, the Georgia District took home a lot of awards, and our former Governor, Lucy Zheng, officially broke the record for the number of awards we have won in a single year as a district! Congratulations to all the individual and club award winners: DISTINGUISHED GOVERNOR
DISTINGUISHED DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR
DISTINGUISHED DISTRICT SECRETARY-TREASURER
DISTINGUISHED DISTRICT EDITOR
DISTINGUISHED DISTRICT LTG
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DISTINGUISHED DISTRICT CHAIRPERSON
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DISTINGUISHED INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBER
NEW MEMBER OF THE YEAR
DISTINGUISHED KIWANIS COMMITTEE MEMBER
CIRCLE OF SERVICE
CLUB ACHIEVEMENT SILVER DIVISION (3RD PLACE)
GROWTH ENHANCES MEMBERSHIP EMERALD DIVISION (3RD PLACE)
Amanda Lang Daniel Scarborough Virginia Braswell Brent Leslie Georgia Institute of Technology University of Georgia
TOP FUNDRAISING DISTRICT FOR WASH (2ND PLACE)
K K FAM FAM KONNECTION KONNECTION REMARKS FROM THE KEY CLUB GOVERNOR...
Hello Georgia Circle K! I am Kathy Ye, the 2020 - 2021 Georgia District Governor of Key Club International and currently a junior at Lambert High School. Key Club has really changed my life and allowed me to grow so much as a person and leader. I started out my Key Club journey as a freshman who did not know much about Key Club at all, but decided to join with some friends. But the district events, the projects, and the friendships made ignited my passion for Key Club, and ever since my involvement with the district board and beyond, I have truly become a better version of myself. These past few months have been very different from anything we have ever experienced before, and it prompted us to be flexible and adaptable to any new circumstances KATHY YE thrown at us. Key Clubbers were not able to attend the annual International Convention as they have done in District Governor previous years, which was slated to occur in San Francisco. Georgia District Key Club Int. However, with the adaptability of Key Clubbers, we were Lambert High School able to have virtual sessions and workshops in place of firstname.lastname@example.org International Convention, and I had the special opportunity to help elect the next International Board. Although I was not able to meet other Key Clubbers in person, the bond that we share as Key Clubbers allowed us to still have a remarkable experience virtually. It really was amazing to see how Key Clubbers were able to come together to overcome challenges and make the best out of any situation. Even though this year many things have been moved to virtual platforms, I have had the opportunity to meet many great people from all branches of the Kiwanis family, especially at our joint Circle K and Key Club convention this past February. I am so grateful that Key Club has opened up this Kiwanis family to me and allowed me to meet so many great people from Circle K and beyond. We all share the same passion for serving our community, which is something that brings us all together. We are all one big family, and I feel so lucky to be part of such an amazing organization that truly cares and makes a difference in their homes, schools, and communities. Forever in your Service, Kathy Ye
SERVICE SERVICE INITIATIVES INITIATIVES INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES
Childhood Development: CKI members are committed to empowering children of all backgrounds to prepare them for life and to become caring members of a global community. Realizing the impact that children of all backgrounds have on our current society, and their future impact is vital to any organization. Through empowering children we hope to bring about a larger impact within our communities not only today, but in the years to come. Service Partners: St. Baldricks Foundation St. Baldricks Foundation is a volunteer and donor powered charity organization whose goal is to fund promising research to find cures to childhood cancer. CKI members can participate by asking for donations “on their head” and then shave their heads in solidarity with kids fighting cancer. Preferred Charities: March of Dimes The March of Dimes is a non-profit organization that leads the fight for the health of all moms and their babies by working to prevent birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. CKI members can raise money and participate in the annual March for Babies to support the charity. Environmental Justice: CKI members are committed to combating the global climate crisis and alleviating its effects, thus protecting our shared planet for future generations. Many CKI members are passionate about this issue and working to find ways within their communities to make an impact. Through revising our service initiatives and working to find partners that promote our members goals, we hope to support our members in this movement. Service Partners: WASH Preferred Charities: UNICEFWASH, which stands for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, is a program in Haiti that works to provide access to safe drinking water, ways to separate human waste from contact with people, and basic toilets. CKI members can support WASH by working with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which is an organization that works to provide medicine, clear water, vaccines, and educational opportunities for children in over 190 countries. Food Insecurity & Homelessness: CKI members are committed to reducing food waste and contributing to the equitable distribution of food and shelter. Our members have already found many different ways to get involved with this issue, and by recognizing this as an issue that we can address as college students we can make a real and substantial impact in our communities.
Service Partners: Students Team Up to Fight Hunger (STUFH), Better World Books Students Team Up to Fight Hunger (STUFH) is a national nonprofit organization whose main goal is to feed the hungry and raise awareness among college students about food insecurity. CKI members can get involved by organizing food drives on their campus, donating their time to local food banks, and growing their own food to donate to their local soup kitchens.Better World Books is an online nonprofit organization that uses books collected primarily through book drives and resells them online. Each time a book is purchased, a book is donated to someone in need. CKI members can get involved by visiting the Book Drive research center on the website and signing up to hold a book drive on their college campus. Mental Health: CKI members are committed to promoting self-care while spreading awareness about and breaking the stigma that surrounds mental health. Members are working to both break the stigma and promote self-care both inside and outside of our organization. This is an issue that is not just growing within our organization but across college campuses in general. Service Partners: Active Minds Actives Minds is a nonprofit organization that supports mental health awareness and education for young adults, through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on young adults ages 14-25. CKI members can get involved by opening up the conversation about mental health, spreading awareness, and fundraising money to support the organization. All proceeds support their suicide prevention activities for high school and college students.
HEALTHY: Health and Exercise Always Leads To Happier Youth (HEALTHY) is a district program that focuses on teaching children to eat healthier and lead more active lifestyles. CKI members can get involved by hosting a fitness activity at an afterschool program for kids, creating coloring books that encourage healthy eating, and organizing a community hike for families. HOME: Helping Other Motivate Everyone (HOME) is a district initiative to raise awareness to homelessness and food insecurity. The initiative was created to help support the clubs that volunteer, fundraise, and donate to places such as their local food bank, soup kitchen, or homeless shelter. CKI members can also host food drives to help their local community. GSYH: Georgia Sheriff Youth Homes is a district project that helps give our state’s most atrisk children the love, safety, and stability they need. There are five locations in Georgia and at each home, children are given valuable services, such as academic and life skills education, that will help them grow into responsible, successful, adults. CKI members can help by making donations of money or items such as furniture, tools, and appliances to the homes.
By FALL MEMBERSHIP RETREAT & SERVICE CHAIR Michelle Vo