UNMCKI November/December Newsletter Our semester is officially almost over! Thank you to all of you. You are all amazing members and people. Get ready for more volunteering next year! Hopefully you’re currently getting ready for finals! Good luck! Happy Holidays. Thank you once again for all the service you’ve helped provide the community.
In this newsletter, you’ll find information for DCON, upcoming service projects, and what you may have missed in November. Feel free to send any comments to the Bulletin Editor.
Have a picture, comment, or anything else you want to make it in the newsletter? Email the Bulletin Editor. Her information can be found on page two.
Page By Page Play Page 1-Oh look. This is page one. Page 2-DCON, Board, Committees Page 3-Here’s What You Missed, Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events Salvation Army Bell Ringing12/3, 10am-6pm Nelson Mandela Celebratory Event-12/4, 4-5:30pm Bake Sale-12/5, 9am-5pm DCON Registration
Facts About Christmas: Some zoos feed donated Christmas trees to their animals! Now that’s some Christmas spirit! We frequently abbreviate Christmas as X-mas because of ancient tradition. X is the Greek letter “chi” which is an abbreviation for the word “Christ” in Greek. Ancient peoples, such as the Druids, considered mistletoe sacred because it remains green and bears fruit during the winter when all other plants appear to die. Druids would cut the plant with golden sickles and never let it touch the ground. They thought it had the power to cure infertility and nervous diseases and to ward off evil.
DCON DCON registration is officially open! The Southwest CKI District Convention will take place in Flagstaff, Arizona from Febuary 24th-26th. The theme this year is Service so Sweet. It’s a great opportunity to meet other CKI members and in general just have fun. If you have any questions, feel free to ask during the meeting or email an officer! Registration is $95 and closes on February 5th. However, reimbursements will be issued depending on how much money is raised in fundraisers. To register go to swcki.org, look under the events tab, and go to DCON! Below are pictures from last DCON.
UNM CKI Board Got a suggestion, complaint, or question for a board member? President: Sarah Criscuolosncriscuolo@unm.edu Vice President: Eliana Otero-Belleoterobell@unm.edu Secretary: Susie Phamfirstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer: Sara Al-Midanysaraalmid@unm.edu Bulletin Editor: Selena Richardsonsrrichardson@unm.edu
Committees Have a great idea for a committee or simply want to join? Let us know during the next meeting. Heres the list of committees and who runs them.
K-Family: Luke Fundraising: Sara A. Service Partners: Sarah C. Recruitment and Retention: Erin and Robert Socials-Krystal and Robert
Here’s What You Missed in November: Roadrunner Food Bank: On Saturday the 12th members volunteered at Roadrunner Food Bank from 8am-2pm. This is a project we normally do every month so feel free to look for it January! Book Transporting-On Sunday the 13th members volunteered with Kiwanians. They organized and packaged books to be sent to kids around the Albuquerque area. Manzano Mesa Homework Dinner-On Monday members went to Manzano Mesa and helped tutor students. This is another project that pops up monthly so look for it in January. Dinner is provided for volunteers. Thanksgiving Potluck-On November 19th members got together for Thanksgiving. Food was shared and games were played! Banagrams should officially be banned from our club!
Bell Ringing When: Saturday, Dec. 3; There are a few shifts available at different times. Sign up online. Where: Local Grocery Store
Nelson Mandela Event
When: Sunday, Dec. 4, 4-5:30pm
When: Monday, Dec. 5
Where: African-American Performing Arts Center
Sign up online.
What: A student’s clothing bank that provides appropriate school clothing to Kindergarten through 12th grade. Clothes can be brought to the next meeting. At the end of the semester we will take all the collected clothes to the clothing bank.
A desperate plea for teddy bears has been issued by Carrie Tingley Hospital. The hospital is turning a playroom into Santa’s Workshop. Each child and their sibling will receive a teddy bear. Please bring any stuffed animals to the next meeting and we will take them to the hospital
If you have a cookie recipe that everyone loves, bake a batch! On Sunday, we will have a baking social on campus at 6pm for anyone who wants to attend. Can’t bake? No problem. Feel free to man the table! All profits will help our club attend the Spring Circle K International District Convention.