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THE PLAINS POST May 2014

Plains Division Newsletter

Hello Plains Division! I hope y’all are having a great summer. This summer has been crazy busy for me since I am working 70-hour weeks as an aquatic technician at a waterpark. However, I still have time to plan a plethora of great things for our division for this year, including Divisional Rallies, Kiwanis Family Events, Service Opportunities, and more! I hope y’all have a great summer and I can’t wait to see everyone in the Fall!

In This Issue 

Lt. Governor Address

District Goals

District Board

ICON

Service

2014-2015 Alabama District Board Front Row: Warrior Lt. Gov.—Sarah Kidwell, Communications Officer—Shefa Suhaila, Governor—Jessica Bloom, Secretary— Megan Krewsky, and Treasurer—Amy Traylor Second Row: Vulcan Lt. Gov.—Kristin Blanchard, Valley Lt. Gov.—Danialle Crooks, Foothills Lt. Gov.—Travis Eberhardt, and Plains Lt. Gov.—Stacey Tome


eLiMiNaTe Facts  1 baby dies every 9 minutes from tetanus  160 babies die each day from tetanus  MNT has been eliminated from more than 30 countries since 2000  US$1.80 protects 1 woman and her future babies  A series of 3 doses of tetanus vaccine = immunity from tetanus  Elimination = <1 case of MNT per 1,000 live births

Nationally, Reading is Fundamental (RIF ) is a program that introduces children across all 50 states to the excitement of reading. The dream of RIF was established by a elementary school teacher in Washington DC. Since she began RIF in 1966, her dream has been achieved across the nation and parts of the world through the help of countless volunteers and stakeholders. In Alabama, that dream was realized by Past Kiwanis Governor Joe Dean with the creation of the Jean Dean Reading is Fundamental as part of the Kiwanis Young Children Priority One Program in 1992. Over the past two decades, Jean Dean RIF has grown to provide more than 25,000 books each year to at-risk children in low-income areas across Alabama. Alabama District Circle K’s commitment was turned into the One

The Tomorrow Fund is an endowed fund for Circle K International held within the Kiwanis International Foundation. This fund, utilizing the interest earned, helps CKI clubs and districts serve the world through grants for service opportunities. The fund is established through a portion of CKI member dues, direct donations, the donation of Carthage-Pullman Society memberships and the donation of Sapphire Circle honoraries. Tomorrow Fund grants can help you take action. How? Identify projects your club would like to tackle on your campus or in your community. Then, apply for


District Goals and Incentives

This year Circle K International launches its “CKIx”—the ultimate six-day experience that combines the best aspects of the Circle K International convention and Large Scale Service Project. CKIx, which will take place June 17–22, 2014, at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, will give attendees more leadership and personal development opportunities than ever.

6 New Chartered Clubs If 3 clubs are chartered by Tri-K Dat, the successful Lt. Gov.’s get to pie District Administrator David Womack If 6 are chartered by the end of the year, Foothills Lt. Gov. Travis Eberhardt will wear a green suit to D-Con 530 Dues Paid Members If there are 500 dues paid members at the end of the year, there will be a murder mystery dinner at D-Con 50 attendants at CODC 5 attendants at Leadership Academy 15 attendants at ICON Travis will grow out his hair 55 attendants at ALA and Tri-K Day 125 attendants at D-Con There will be a band for the dance on Saturday Raise $1,200 for EliMiNaTe and $6,000 for RIF If $2,000 is raised for RIF by Tri-K Day, David will shave his head If $6,000 is raised by the end of the year, Travis will shave his head If $10,000 is raised by the end of the year, Valley Lt. Gov. Danialle Crooks will shave his head 10,000 Service Hours 1,500 K-Family Events 10 Interclubs

Calendar of Events June 17-22

International Convention in Nashville

July 27-August 1

Leadership Academy in Indianapolis

October 11

Tri-K Day in Opelika

October 31-November 2

Alabama Leadership Academy in An-


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