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UW-Madison Circle K Official Club Newsletter Volume 2 | Issue 4 | December 2013

Service Spotlight pg. 2

Fellowship Fun pg. 3

Leadership Lowdown pg. 4

Service Spotlight


Builder’s Club Visit

Karl Winners

On Tuesday, November 26th, four members from our UW-Madison Circle K club visited the Glacier Creek Builders Club in Cross Plains, WI, a little less than half an hour from campus. Builders Club, just like Circle K, is a Student Leadership Program that is sponsored by Kiwanis International; except the members are in middle school. Builders Clubs are run very much the same way we are; they have officers, do fundraisers and do volunteering around in their communities. Did you know that Builders Club has 45,000 members worldwide? That's several times larger than Circle K International!

At each meeting “Karl”, our club mascot is awarded to a member (or members) that have gone above and beyond in their service, fellowship or leadership. Congratulations to this month’s very deserving winners!

At their meeting, we were able to bond with the Builders Club while making fleece tie-blankets for Project Linus. After the meeting, we learned more about their most recent food drive they put on at their school and watched a hilarious video they made to promote it. The kids, and their faculty adviser, are all incredibly passionate for the organization and I cannot wait for our club to visit them again! -Monica Wang

Skyler Skatkin 1st year of Ph.D.; Electrical Engineering Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Favorite part about CKI so far?: Getting to meet and know like-minded individuals and feeling like I am making a positive difference, however small, has been great, but my favorite part of CKI thus far has been getting to be around and play with the doggies from the shelter!

Emily Overkamp Junior Hometown: Waukesha, WI Emily has consistently been very involved in many service projects and volunteer events. Keep up the great work!

K Family Hockey Night The December 6th Badger hockey game against Penn State brought together clubs from across the division in our annual K-Family Hockey Night! Clubs were represented from much of our district and everyone had a great time cheering the Badger Men’s Hockey team to victory!


Study Tables We are hosting study tables at both College and Steenbock Libraries every other Wednesday! Feel free to stop by and get some studying in with some fellow club members!

COMING UP: Disctrict Convention

Carmel Apple Social On November 10th we held a carmel apple social! In addition to making a lot of delicious apples, members also worked to make fleece tie blankets that will be donated to Project Linus, an organization that donates the blankets to critically ill children.

DCON, one of our annual district CKI events is coming up March 14-16th in Green Bay, WI. At DCON, district officer positions are elected, service opportunities are presented and club awards are given out to honor outstanding clubs and club officers. There are also many opportunities for fun, too! Included in the jampacked weekend are a talent show, silent auctions, and a dance to name a few. It’s a great way to bond with current club members as well as meeting CKI members from across the state as well! Interested in joining in? Talk to Emily or Laura!

Fellowship Fun

Get Involved! April 1st is right around the corner and that can only mean one thing – a new Circle K year is almostupon us! As we look to next year, we thought it would be helpful to highlight some of our club’s chair positions. These are all a great way to get involved, so check them out! Service Chair Membership Growth and - Find volunteer opportunities for the Development Chair club - Work with PR chair to advertise - Organize and lead volunteers the club at the beginning of each Fundraising Chair - Organize and set up fundraisers for the club and service partners (including Big Ten Food Fight, Carol to Eliminate, and Shake, Rattle, and Roll) - Come up with new ideas for fundraisers for our club Kiwanis Family Relations Chair - Organize events for the club that includes other clubs from the Kiwanis family (i.e. Kiwanis, Key Club, etc) - Maintain connections and recruit from local Key Clubs

I’ve really enjoyed being the K-Family chair because it not only allowed me to get more involved within the club, but it also allowed me to really get to know the other brances of the K-Family! I feel lucky to be part of such a close-knit group. -Amy Yan

semester - Focus on ways to recruit new members new members into our club and retain current members - Develop a Big Sib/Little Sib Program for the club Social Chair - Provide social opportunities for the club members - Advertise these events to the members Awards Chair - Be in charge of giving away Karl and Service Superstar - Recognize members for accomplishments Scrapbooking Chair - Create a scrapbook documenting our events to be presented at DCON - Ensure that someone is responsible for taking pictures at each event

Public Relations Chair - Maintain facebook and twitter accounts - Advertise our events (like fundraisers) to the rest of campus and community

Webmaster - Manage and maintain club website


Club Goals


Membership ]

91% 80 Paid

Service Hours ]

2,200 100.6% hours

Meeting Attendance]


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Contact Us:

Emily Lingeman, President

Taylor Shuster, Treasurer

Laura Killingsworth, Vice President

Sarah Dreifke, Bulletin Editor

Calla Buttke, Secretary

Circle K UW-Madison @circlekuw


December 2013  

UW-Madison Circle K Official Club Newsletter

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