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Official Newsletter of George Mason University’s CKI

THE MASON MANUSCRIPT VOLUME I Issue 1 November 2013


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Table of Contents From the President……..3 Meet The Board…...4 Note From The Board…..4 UNICEF Conference….6 Service Projects……..7-10 Outreach….....11 Campus Involvement….12 Upcoming Service Events...13-14 Contact Information…15

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From the President Hi Everyone! My name is Maggie Wilson and I am your Circle K President this year. I am a sophomore from Charlottesville, VA studying a degree in Marketing. My favorite part about Circle K is definitely working with a group of college students dedicated to making a difference in our community. CKI has allowed me to continue my involvement in the K-Family. I was in Key Club all four years of high school and am excited to serve on the executive board of CKI. My goal this year is to raise awareness of our club on campus. With close to 30 members in the beginning of November I am sure we can do just that. I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you and do not hesitate to reach out to me at any time.

President Maggie Wilson

In Service, Maggie Wilson

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Any questions? Email: gmucirclek@gmail.com

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Meet The Board

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George Mason E-Board President: Maggie Wilson Executive Vice-President: Tijani Musa Service Vice-President: Stacy Shih Secretary: Diana Lee Treasurer/Editor: Kaleb Carter

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Note from the Board Hey Everyone! We hope everyone is finding as much success this semester as Circle K is! The achievements our club have made this semester alone are incredible. As our membership grows, we look forward to see what new heights are members will bring us to. The future of our club is in our membership and you all are amazing. We are excited to see what the coming semester has to offer. We would like to thank everyone who has helped with service projects, attended meetings, and stepped up to join committees. College students are busy and we are thankful you choose to spend a portion of that with Circle K. We wish everyone luck with finals and hope to see everyone back so we can start the Spring semester with a bang!

Any questions? Email: gmucirclek@gmail.com

In Service, GMU CKI Executive Board

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UNICEF Conference

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This October I was given the opportunity to attend a U.S. Fund for UNICEF Conference in New York City. I was one of about eight CKI members internationally to attend. At the conference we networked with UNICEF clubs around the US and learned from one another. We were able to hear fundraising tips from them as well as ways to recruit and retain members. The conference was a great opportunity for CKI to learn more about our partnership with UNICEF. Believe in ZERO! Maggie Wilson, President

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Service Events HEADER HERE . HEADER HERE . HEADER Fall Membership Rally (FMR) Quotes from FMR: “FMR was a great way to get out of the city and relax with my CKI family. My club was able to bond and talk about ideas for our club in a relaxed atmosphere. I loved reconnecting with my CKI friends from other colleges and making new friends!� - Maggie Wilson, President

GMU CKI with the NOVA division LTG, Kelly Griffith

"I had a great time at FMR meeting the amazing people that make CKI what it is. FMR fostered friendships, and it was really unique getting to see the other clubs/schools. I can't wait to work with all the people I met at future CKI district events!" -Kaleb Carter, Editor

All of the CKIs in the Capital District got together at FMR to talk about the ways that can make CKI even better. We also go to exchange ideas with other officers and club members from colleges around the state and district.

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Service Projects

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Clock Tower Thrift Shop On September 7, Circle K members from both George Mason University and NOVA-Alexandria volunteered at NVFS's Clock Tower Thrift Shop. One thing we did was organizing & prepping items that would be put onto the floor. After the event, everyone ate out at a local McDonalds. What made this event, our first event of the year, great was that we got to spend time with both new members and members from NOVA-Alexandria.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF Trick or Treat for UNICEF was a huge success this year! In total we raised 252.03, saving 140 mothers and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus. Shout out to everyone that came out! Special thanks to the APO pledges that came out to help as well. We raised awareness of our club, awareness of the Eliminate Project, and networked with other organizations on campus. I would say it was a success!

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Projects HEADERService HERE . HEADER HERE . HEADER Feed the Need Circle K members participated in the Feed the Need Food drive which took place in Arlington. Members served food to the those who donated money to the Feed the Need Foundation.

In-House Service Project

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Service Projects

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Puppy Adoption Members participated in a puppy adoption to help animals get adopted. Each member was responsible for a puppy they were trying to get adopted.

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Yard Fest 2013 George Mason hosted a Yard Fest for students interested in attending the university next fall. Clubs and organizations from across campus were invited to set up booths. Not only did we garner a large amount of perspective club members, but we also got to participate in the popcorn-eating and hula hoop contest.

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Campus Involvement

Intramural Volleyball Circle K put together the CKI Vollers volleyball team to participate in intramural volleyball in October. We came out with an 0-4 record, but we made double digits, great friendships, and had some great plays!

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Upcoming Service Events Here is a list of upcoming events you can sign up for. If you are interested, send an email with your full name, the event, and how long you volunteered at the Hunger and Homelessness Action Week. Hunger and Homelessness Action Week *Check out https://www.facebook.com/ActionWeek for more information. Feed 500 Tuesday, November 19th, 12pm-2pm North Plaza We will help assemble 500 brown bag lunches that will be distributed to those in need in downtown D.C. on Wednesday. Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Wednesday, November 20th, 7pm-10pm: Dewberry Hall, JC We will help package 10,000 meals to be distributed to the hungry around the world. FACETS Thanksgiving Basket Assembly Thursday November 21st, 7pm SUB I Patriots Lounge We will help assemble Thanksgiving Baskets to be distributed to people in need in the Fairfax area through the FACETS organization.

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CKI Service Events In-house Service Project Friday November 22nd, 12pm-4pm Room 219A, Johnson Center (JC) We will be making holiday cards for the residents of the Vinson Hall Retirement Community. Feel free to bring your lunch and/or drop by for a few minutes to help out. Vinson Hall Retirement Home Saturday, December 7th, 1:30pm-4:30pm McLean We will be visiting the residents at the Vinson Hall Retirement Community. The activity that we will be participating in is currently TBD. More information will be available as we get closer to the date. Congratulations to our Member of the Months! September: Tracey Le October: Robby Saini

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Contact Information

If you have any questions or would like more information about any of the events listed in this newsletter, please email gmucirclek@gmail.com.

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