UC Davis Circle
Storming the Seas of Service
A special thanks to the UCD CKI Board, for being so helpful in the process of making this newsletter. I want to thank LTG Luke Tanaka, D. Gov Sean Nguyen, Kearney 2, Anne Lubrin, Mah main squeeze homie Daicy, for helping make this newsletter possible. I could not have done it without you guys. Honestly. I am sorry I sprung everything on you guys so last minute and I truly appreciate how quick and prompt you were about my deadlines. Next time I will do better to make this newsletter even more superb! I also want to thank all of you who accepted my friend requests these past two weeks as I took those acceptances as permission to raid your Facebook albums and download all the pictures I used
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Announcements...................................................................................4 Calendars…………………………………………..5+6 Service
District Service Initiative: Speak out………... 8 District Fundraising Initiatives……………9 Capital Fall Large Scale Project……..….…10 Mondavi Concessions………………….…...10 Moove In Crew……………………………11 Autism Walk /Suicide Prevention Wallk.…..12 Leadership
Fellowship November Installation Banquet………………...16 Members of the Month……………………...17 Member of the Season………………………18 Board Contact Information
To all who are reading: If you have any comments, questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me personally, Facebook ,phone or email. If you are interested in contributing and be a part of the newsletter you are also welcomed to contact me at anytime. Love Your CKI Newsletter-er,
Sachi R. Prim
I pledge to uphold the objects of Circle K International. To foster compassion and goodwill towards others through service and leadership, to develop my abilities and the abilities of all people, and to dedicate myself to the realization of mankind’s potential. FIST PUMP.
-Fall Training Conference -Davis Training Conference
–Fall Service Marathon
-Fall Training Conference
-Fall Training Conference -Davis Training Conference
8 CKI New Member Installation Banquet
15 –First K-Kids General Meeting -KFH Painting Prep 22
- Farm to Fork Gardening -Blanket Labels with Project Linus –Fall Service Marathon
23 -Capital November DCM
- CNH District Webinar 9pm Sunday
End of the Quarter Service/Social Game
-St. James Fundraiser
Santa’s Gift of Service
– Finals week
– Finals week
– Finals week
– Finals week
– Finals week
-Blanket Labels with Linus
-Yolo Bake Sale
28 Go West
Speak Out!: Anti-Bullying 2013-2014 District Service Initiative
Many people, children and adults alike, find it hard to speak out about their problems, that may involve bullying in school, the workplace, and the internet. Bullies often do not realize how much of an impact they make on their lives of their victims and are often the target of other bullies themselves. The 2013-2014 District Service Initiative “Speak Out: Anti-bullying” aims to educate and train the community on how to identify and stop bullying. The goal is to bring awareness to their very important social issue and put a stop to the cycle of abuse. Moreover, with Speak Out! As our DSI it allows CKI members to educate themselves on this issue and promote advocacy against bullying. Source:CNH website
What is bullying? Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior towards a group or an individual which includes but is not limited to: threats, rumors, verbal/physical attacks, exclusion
How you can help! Some Ideas are ( but is not limited to)
For more information contact Andrew Tom Cki.email@example.com
Assist walk and events hosted by anti-bullying organizations Host an anti-bullying/self defense workshop at a local elementary, middle, or high school Mentor children and teens who have been, or are going through bullying Create a conflict-mediation program Host an Anti- Bullying Night Educate your peers about bullying through pamphlets and flyers Mentorship programs
District Fundraising Initiatives By Aaron Wong
Pediatric Trauma Program (PTP): Seeing the lack of education and training in the areas of pediatric trauma as well as injury prevention, the Kiwanis of Cal-Nev-Ha established the Pediatric Trauma Program, or PTP in 1994. The program helps to reduce the number of pediatric trauma incidents through safety education, as well as the number of deaths due to those incidents by training doctors, nurses, and first-responders in the use of pediatric medical equipment and techniques. PTP partners with childrenâ€™s hospitals all over CNH to connect with pediatric doctors to accomplish this. Monetary donations to PTP go straight to paying for the costs of providing such training and equipment. More information can be found at http://www.cnhfoundation.org/supports/PTP.html
The Eliminate Project: The Eliminate Project is a joint effort by Kiwanis International and UNICEF with the ultimate goal of eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus from the face of the earth by the year 2015. MNT is a deadly disease that takes the lives of 60000 babies and women annually. Those newborns affected by MNT experience violent convulsions and extreme sensitivity to both light and touch. MNT, however, can be prevented with a seiers of 3 vaccines that immunize not only a motherâ€™s babies, but their future generations as well from the disease. With each set of vaccines costing only $1.80, the project needs $110 million dollars to achieve its goal. Donations to the Eliminate Project go towards purchasing these vaccines and syringes, transporting them, and paying staff members to administer them. More information can be found at http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/theELIMINATEp roject/home.aspx
Autism Speaks is an organization that seeks to raise awareness and educate people on the characteristics of autism as a neural development disorder as well as fund research towards understanding it and finding a cure. It emphasizes dispelling common misconceptions, such as that autism is a sickness or disease and increase public knowledge as a whole. Donations towards Autism Speaks are used to fund research, increased awareness of autism spectrum disorders, and advocating for the needs of those with autism and their families. For more information visit: http://www.autismspeaks.org/
For more information on how you can help with these DFIIs contact Aaron Wong, or go to the webinar on Nov. 26 The District Finance-Fundraising Committee presents: It's All About the Money, Money, Money: Fundraising 101 REGISTRATION LINK: https://cal-nev-hakiwanis.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/register.pl?activity_id=tpkjswp &user_id
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Children’s Halloween Party By Wen Soon
Since Davis is primarily a college town, UC Davis Circle K wanted to host a party where children could come to celebrate Halloween as well as have fun. This year, UC Davis’ Annual Children’s Halloween Party was held on October 26th, 2013 at Giedt Hall. Approximately 70 kids and 50 adults attended the event. A multitude of games, snacks, and activities spanned the whole hall and covered the walls. A haunted house was provided to scare kids and showed them how to be safe on Halloween. Children held onto their parents when they got scared. In addition, the UC Davis chemistry club hosted a chemistry magic show to impress the children and showed them that chemistry can magical. Many onlookers were amazed and gazed onward at the spectacle. Booms, explosions, and pops echoed throughout the area. From the bottom of my heart, I wanted to personally thank Nina Chu, Amy Quan, Chusila Lee, Triana Crighton, and all the other volunteers who worked tirelessly to help me put on this event. I could not have done it without you all. If you missed it this year, I hope to see you all again for the next Children’s Halloween Party!
Capital Division Fall Large Scale Service Project 2013 This day was not like any other Saturday of waking up early in the morning for a service project. To me it was a day I been looking forward to after many months of planning for Capital Division Fall Large Scale Project. The moment I found out about The Record’s Family Day at the Park, I knew that this event was exactly what I was looking for, as it provides a day filled of fun and educational activities free to the community and all in a safe and friendly environment. On Saturday September 21, 2013, Capital Division woke up early for the quiet drive to Stockton to set up for all the interactive hands- on stations the families would stop at. With a few helping hands, we turned a plain boring tent into a magical place where authors would come and read their books to the children at the Author’s Court. With set up completed, we were on our way to begin the event with a musical start from the Cesar Chavez Drum Crop and mascot parade. After the parade, all the volunteers went to their stations ranging from blowing up balloons to hand them off to kids, teaching kids how to hula hoop, face painting, direction people to the right area, organizing books at the Friends of the Library used Book Sale, and coat drive to name a few. Sadly, the event ended early due to the endless amount of rain pouring down on us, but that didn’t stop us as volunteers! We were around taking down signs and stacking up chairs and tables as the rain kept on coming down. After we finished up, we shelter ourselves from the rain and had the September Divisional Council Meeting where we cheered our hearts out to Eagles to Arms and practiced for Crazy Kompetition for Infants-North. As we finished up the DCM, the sun started to come out from behind the clouds just in time for us to head over to Whirlow’s Tossed and grilled for our food fundraiser! The day ended a bit earlier than expected due to the rain but I think it made the day even more memorable and I will remember this day forever. Thank you to everyone who came out and for those you couldn’t make it, that you for your support of me.
By Annie Yu
Goats, Beethoven and $3 mints, what did all three of these things have in common?? Why, it was none other than the Mondavi Concession, guv’na! Andrew, Adrianna, Earl, Ryan, Jonathan Dinh, Kat, Joanne, Michael, Brandon, and I had the wonderful lifetime opportunity to dress up formally and serve at one of Nancy Bui’s favorite events! Whether it was Kat’s classical music dish washing songs, Jonathan’s solo mission of service upstairs, or a little in between, everyone shared a wonderful afternoon selling various snacks to Mondavi viewers of The Sound of Music! We were also gifted macaroons for all of our hard work at the end of the service event. Don’t miss out on this event next time! P. S When I was changing into my formal clothes in the bathroom and old man with a monocle came in and told me Gu’day!. I felt so special and classy!
Mondavi Concession, Chap? By Michael Mears
Mooove in Crew By Elaine Lee
On September of the 21 and of the 22, Swarming flocks of freshmen invaded University of California, Davis as they prepared to move into the on campus dormitories. This is the untold story of all the brave men, women, and children who risked their lives to ensure the safety and well-being of all the immigrating freshman who embarked on their college journey. These people are known as…the Moove-In Crew. Day 1: It was fairly chilly morning. We approached the Student Service Center to receive our shirts and our assignments. My friend and I were helping out with carrying baggage at Tercero and we were having a great time…until it started to rain. Joy and happiness arose among the citizens as the sky showered the Earth with its’ heavenly blessing. Just kidding, it caught everyone by surprise. Panic arose as parents and students worked to cover the precious belongings to make sure it would withstand the pouring rain on their treacherous journey to the great indoors. Volunteers help carry some of the soaking items, shielding them with their bodies and protecting it with their lives. It was a day filled with adventure and excitement that was well rewarded with good free DC food to nourish the hard-working warriors. It was a good day. Day 2: it is another chilly morning. I go to Savemart to wait for my friend to pick me up. Ehh, he is 15 minutes late. I send a text. Ehh, he’s 30 minutes late. I send another text. 5 minutes later I call him, “Prado I think you’re sleeping so I’m going to go back to my apartment and sleep now…” The End. Just Kidding, he wakes up eventually, calls me and we are one hour late for Moove-In Crew. We check in at the Segunso Service Center, get his shirt and go on our merry way helping out the freshmen move in to the dorms. After a while, I got hungry so we went to eat breakfast at the DC and get the omelets. Afterwards, we helped out a few more people and we were told by our friends about some free stuff that was being given out by Amazon at the ARC. We volunteered as two people at the event, but we soon added four to our numbers. We then invaded the DC for lunch. Afterwards, we worked overtime to help out Moo-ve in Crew volunteers for their afternoon shift. And we went home. That was my Moo-ve in Crew weekend experience. It was fun ^_^
Suicide Prevention Walk By Kyle Prado The Suicide Prevention Walk in Sacramento brought about many people who sought to raise awareness about suicide. Many friends and family members of suicide victims participated in the walk to commemorate their loved ones and to promote suicide prevention. At the event, we had the opportunity to work with Sacramento State Circle K to assist with setup, cleanup, photography, and course monitoring. This event also supports CNH circle Kâ€™s District Service Initiative, Speak Out: Anti-Bullying. By promoting suicide awareness, anti-bullying is also promoted to help prevent future suicide deaths in the future that may occur as a result of bullying.
Autism Awareness Walk By Nina Chu
We volunteered at an Autism Awareness walk this fall. It was a large event in Sacramento where people come to walk to bring awareness to autism. What we did was to help out was work the registration booths, the set up of the event, and preparing the water bottles for the participants and canopies for the workers. We also directed people to the correct area that they needed to go to, as well as hand out T-shirts to people who raised money for the event. After the walk, we got to hand out any of the extra Tshirts to little kids. That was fun because the kids(and the parents) get really excited for a free shirt! The event itself was very successful, they had a high attendance and they raised a lot of money for the event. It was nice to see all the people who attended and support the cause.
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I remember people in Circle K asking if I went to FTC last year. Whenever I said I’d never been, they always looked so shocked and told me I had to go next time. So, of course, I was determined to go this year! My first FTC was AMAZING! It definitely lived up to the hype. I got to see and hangout with so many friends I made throughout my past year in Circle K and meet new people too! From the workshops, skits, meal times, Penny Wars, tshirt fashion show, and general sessions, FTC definitely showed me how unified the CNH district is. I’m also so proud of Davis for being so incredibly spirited throughtout the entire event! Our ships were so great! I can’t tell you how many times people came up to me during FTC and told me how amazing our club is. All of the effort we put in to making everything totally paid off and I’m so proud of everyone! My favorite part? The light ceremony. It was probably one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen in Circle K! It was the first time I’ve ever seen anything like it so I’m really glad I finally did! For those of you who didn’t go to FTC, you should totally go! It’s definitely one of my favorite Circle K events.
Kiwanis DCON By Nhi Thi Tam Tran
Kiwanis DCON brought together the Kiwanis clubs in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. There, we had the opportunity to attend various workshops, play some mini golf to support the Kiwanis Family House, meet with Kiwanians, and listen to Ryan Tom give his internationally recognized oratorical speech. It was fun and memorable experience that was shared not only among the members of our club, but also among the other schools in our division. We had the opportunity to spend the night at our fellow Circle K’ers from Reno and had a packed schedule the next day. Our time was spent with a service project in the morning that worked to maintain a zoo; later, we ate some yummy food afterwards at various locations; then, a DCM—and finally a river social. The river social included activities such as compliment ball to promote antibullying, tennis at a nearby tennis court, a photo shoot for a shout- out to Paradise Divisions that involved wearing a straw skit and a shell bra(for funzies); and of course, fun at the river! Through it all we got the chance to get to know the D-Board members that were in attendance. Sean is a crazy child, Garvey is the calm and collected one, Gracie is hella nice, Connie is too good for Andrew, Heren’s way is the best way , Luke was warm and welcoming, and Triana derped a lot. After we said out goodbyes in Reno and got back to Davis, we met up after for Teabo social and had fun talking and watching Kpop music videos. All in all, it was a great weekend filled with service, leadership, and fellowship. It was because of all these great people and experiences that I ended up sticking around Circle K!
Tom’s Committee Meeting By Michael Mears At the CTM, or as I like to call it, the Committee Toms Meeting, all sorts of shenanigans occurred! Stars fell out of the sky that night, where Sam got A+ Golden Star for effort, and I , Michael Mears, received one as well from star icon Ryan Tom, who gave me an A+ star for smiling in the video we made during the video of the meeting, which you can find on Facebook! Many events were discussed such as the first K Kids meeting. Also, CKI funisies, as Andrew likes to call it, which is just corny ice breakers during the meeting intermissions, happened throughout the night.
November Installation banquet By Michael Mears Thank god it’s Friday. No bed times nor homework to worry about! I was in shock at how many new members we actually had, as I had yet to see half of them at the weekly meetings. It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise either, since not everyone is free on humpday. As such, this Friday night experience allowed me to meet many new members in high spirits!
If I were to describe this day in a single sentence of transitional events, it would play out as the following story : “ a talented night with a Mexican fiesta and shaving cream frenzy!” I wouldn’t want it any other way. Whether it be Arianna’s beautiful voice in “Lord”, Melody’s high quality after pics, Andrew Tom arriving fashionably late, Reno CKI members performing in out talent show, Alvin finding trash bags for our lovely dressed president Nancy Bui, Sam coming to the event to share his special day of birth with us all, the family goody bags ( props to all 3 families), the penny ways, or Sasha’s silly double dare challenge, Friday was a truly wonderful night.
Just as I was thinking about taking a break from events, I looked in the pamphlet and found out our hours are being tracked, giving us rank amongst our fellow members. I left the Sci Lec in high spirits and motivation. I want to increase my rank! What I got from banquet was magical—I realized how many people there are and how fancy I can’ look if I keep ranking up. Here is to another year of service.
Crazy Kompetition for Infants North (CKI North) By Ami Salvador
Crazy Kompetition for Infants North(or some may call CKI North) is a district wide fundraiser dedicated to raising money for the Pediatric Trauma Program through a series of fun games and a bit of friendly competition! Schools from the northern region of the CNH Circle K District gathered at West Manor Park in Davis for this fun- filled event! With the event being held in our hometown, Davis made sure to represent, bringing five teams to compete in this CUUUHHHHRAZYYY KOMPETITIONN! They participated in various relays, a balloon stomp, and even had one team make it to the semifinals! SHOUTOUTS TO TEAM FSU! It was an intense game of capture the flag versus UC Berkeley and although the Bears got the gold this year, it’s okay! Cause “as long as we’re not last, we’re just as good as first!” right? Davis had a lot to be proud of this CKI North! We had a huge turnout of new members competing in the games, volunteers who catered to the district, and built memories that will last a lifetime! If you couldn’t make it out to CKI North this year, take part in it next year to have a chance to win the gold and represent UC Davis Circle K! WHOOT!
’ September’s Member of the Month: Annie Yu Amiable, a bit dorky, and an all-around supermegachocolateyawesomehot person, Annie Yu is great. Although, she’s not on club board anymore, she is still active by going to many service events and attending club socials. Way to go, Yu!
Favorites Food: Dessert: Cheesecake, Twix, anything sweet Food: Banh mi, Korean BBQ, curry Service Project: Capital Division large Scale Service Project. I was really excited to volunteer with Family Day at the Park in Stockton. It was a lot of fun& filled of a day of service& divisional council meeting Favorite Hangout: Anywhere with my friends as I always have a good time with them. I do enjoy being outside =] TV show: Glee, Bones, Once Upon a Time, Friends, How I Met Your Mother
If you could be anything, what would you be? I would love if my life was a fairy tale with a happy ending What’s one thing you can’t live without? My family, they are my life and they make me who I am =]. What is one thing you look forward to this summer? I look forward spending time with everyone!
Member of the Season: Nina Chu A-chuuuuuuuu! Woah there. The cold Davis weather has given me the sniffles. Member of the season, Nina Chu, has helped the club out on numerous events. From co-choreographing the flash mob dance with Melody Huang to always volunteering at the weekly service events such as the Willet Reading Program and Chow Night, Nina has been an outstanding member exhibiting all three tenets of the club. And she’s a Whovian so that’s cool to the twelve-th degree.
Favorites: TV: There’s are so many!! Haha I like So You Think You Can Dance, Grey’s Anatomy , Parenthood, How I Met Your Mother…so much more that I can’t think of at the moment… Service: I like volunteering at all the walks, but I think my favorite service is Chow Night! I think it is so fun to cook the food! Then just knowing that we cook goes to people that really need. It makes me feel good. I like being able to help people that are in need. Hangout: I like Disneyland! xD
If you could be anything, what would you want to be? If I could be anything, I would be smart with a great memory. What is one song you can’t get enough of? Oh goodness…there are too many. Right now, I love the song Bad by The Cab 25 What is one think you can’t live without? 21 FOOD! yea
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