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DECEMBER 2017

VOLUME 6 | ISSUE 9


2 A WORD FROM………..…………. 3-4 TRUSTEE UPDATES………………… 5 K-FAMILY KATCH…….……..……. 6 LIVE, LOVE, LEAD……………....... 7 SUB-B SUPERSTARS……………….. 8 SERVICE SPOTLIGHT…..……...….. 9 DISTRICT PROJECT…..……...….... 10 WASH PROJECT……...…...……… 11 ‘TIS THE SEAASON………………... 12 SOUTHWEST SUNSHINES……...…. 13 OCTOBER AT A GLANCE………

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DLSSP………………..……………... 15 UPCOMING EVENTS..………....… 16 SOUTHWEST SOCKS……………… 17

DISTRICT CHANTS…..…………..... 18 CONTACTS…………………...…… 19

CKI Mission “Developing college and university students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service”


a word from your

Hey Ponies! Can you believe we are already halfway through the academic year? I sure can’t! It’s insane to think about how the time has just flown by. Now, it’s just 2 weeks until the end of the year! As the holiday season approaches, this is the perfect time for service! Most cities host holiday events that your club can volunteer at. Or, you can request donations to St. Baldricks’ or another charity in lieu of gifts this season. Either way, please share any holiday happenings with me so I can feature them in future bulletins! I look forward to seeing all the rad things you and your club accomplish. Happy holidays!

-Anika Faglie

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4 Hey Southwest!

I hope your semester ended well and that you're enjoying your time off and getting plenty of rest! Our first ever District Large Scale Service Project is coming up on January 20th! Join members from all over the district to do service to the community of Show Low, AZ and make crafts for pediatric oncology patients! Confirmed partners include Pet Allies, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Cardon Children's Hospital, and UNM Children's Hospital. The event is free except for an optional $5 lunch fee. Keep your eyes out for our Facebook event! DCON is also coming up! Whether you're hoping to run for office, learn more about our district, or just have fun, you won't want to miss this retro-boardwalk themed event! We will be having a fellowship night, workshops, service projects, and more. DCON will be held in Phoenix, AZ from February 23-25th. Registration is $97. Keep your eyes out for our Facebook event! St. Baldrick's is our district project this year! The St. Baldrick's Foundation raises funds for research into treatments for childhood cancers, and we have our very own fundraising page for them. Please reach out to your clubs and communities to get donations. You can donate directly to the page here: https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/SWCKI . We are hoping to raise $5,000 by DCON and haven't raised much yet, so be sure to share the event around! Interested in receiving scholarship money? The Kiwanis Children’s Fund Scholarship applications are live! There are four scholarships open to CKI students, all due on March 15. For general information about scholarships disbursed by the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, including who to contact with questions and award notification dates, visit the FAQ page. Want to learn about DLSSP or running for office? Just want to chat? The next governor’s fireside chat will be Tuesday, December 19th at 7:30 pm AZ time! It will be held via Google Hangouts at the following link https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/asu.edu/firesidechat . Come to share ideas, ask questions, or just chat with me! I am looking forward to seeing you there! Feel free to contact me at any time for any reason! Whether you have questions, comments, ideas, or just want to say hi, I'm only a short message away!

Stay Spicy, Southwest! Laura Belmont


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Banna Tesfay HEY SOUTHWEST!

Happy holiday season ! I hope finals haven’t overwhelmed you all and that you are enjoying the fruits of your laborthree weeks of free laundry from your parents and no more exams to stress over. As you take some time to be around your loved ones, please remember another CKI storm that looms this time of year: burnout season. I know how easy it is to feel stressed about the work CKI asks of us during this time of you, but I encourage you to, even if it’s just for a few minutes a day, dedicate a bit of your time to the work you do for CKI. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to make the strives and advancements to humankind that we see everyday. To help you get a head start on some CKI work, here are some International Updates: Spark! Nominations The Leadership Academy program has been redeveloped to focus on emerging and developing leaders. The new program is called Spark! and it is designed as a four-day leadership experience to help ignite CKI members' leadership potential. As this is a new pilot program, there will only be a limited number of students selected to participate and we are currently accepting nominations. Anyone may nominate a CKI member. Ideal participants will be individuals who are interested in developing their leadership skills, show strong potential for future impact in CKI, and are starting to think about what their next steps are to achieve their goals. Ideal participants are also those who have not yet had major leadership roles within CKI (at the district or international levels). Please note, Spark! is not an officer training conference and is not designed to prepare an individual for any specific officer role. Spark! will take place May 31-June 3, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Students selected to participate will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and a $200 registration fee (will cover the cost of housing accommodations, meals, and materials). Please complete this nomination for each individual you wish to be considered. Nominations must be submitted by January 15, 2018 at Noon EST for consideration. It is our hope to select and notify participants by early March 2018. CKIx18 Chicago Registration for CKIx will open early next year, so be on the lookout! Now is a great time for collaborating with your clubs, and asking Kiwanis Clubs and Districts for help with sponsorship/funding! I expect to see a lot more Southwest sunshines in Chicago this year! For more information as time goes on, check out www.circlek.org/ckix. That’s all I have. As always, feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat!

-Banna Tesfay


K-FAMILY KATCH

On December 2 the Kiwanis Club of Sierra Vista teamed up with local Key Clubbers and Builders Club members to sell popcorn. All of the money raised goes toward annual scholarships the Kiwanis Club of Sierra Vista offers to graduating high school seniors!

On Wednesday, December 13 the Kiwanis Club of Litchfield Park volunteered to make omelets for people who serve our country. They helped provide food for people either finishing up the third shift or just starting the first shift of the day. Way to go

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LIVE LOVE LEAD

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leadership beyond meetings How do you practice your leadership? Is It by running a club meeting, recording meeting minutes, or keeping track of dues for your club? While all of these are most definitely behaviors of a club leader, there are so many more ways to engage with leadership! For instance, organizing a volunteer opportunity for your club, reaching out to Kiwanians, and offering advice to new club members are all ways to step up as a leader as well. So for the next semester challenger yourself to practice several types of leadership.


SUBREGION B

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To kick off the holiday season, SJSU CKI will be volunteering at Christmas in the Park on Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19. At this event, they will be working at a food booth and teaming up with other schools from around the Sunset Division of CNH!

To celebrate the end of a rewarding semester, CNH’s Paradise Division is hosting a DCM and a white pineapple event on December 16. This is going to be a great way for members to de-stress and begin celebrating the holiday season this year!

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SERVICE SPOTLIGHT

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To support the district-wide initiative of St. Baldrick’s Fundraising, University of New Mexico CKI sold New Mexico stuffed animals. This was one of the first projects for St. Baldrick’s in the district. Way to go, UNM!!

To help get in the holiday spirit, University of Arizona CKI volunteered at a tree lot to support the local Boy’s Chorus. At this event, UA CKI members helped customers pick out the Christmas Tree they want to purchase!

The U.S. is an official CKI partner, based on shared values between the organizations. U.S. Army and K-Family members team up to offer support to local service members!


10 St. Baldrick’s Foundation

$50 Total Governor Laura

$5,000

Secretary Cody

$4,000

LTG. Michael

$3,000

Laws & Reg Chair Selena

$2,000

$1,000

DONATE TO

St. Baldrick’s foundation works with leading pediatric oncologists to fund research towards curing childhood cancer. The 2017-2018 SWD CKI Board selected this as our District Project as it is a new CKI Service Project and is special to Governor Laura Belmont. Now, we are raising money as a District to see members “Brave the Shave” at DCon 2018! This year, I hope that we as a district can raise $5,000 (or more!) for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and I will be shaving my head if we reach that goal as part of a Brave the Shave event.


11 CKI’s New Service Initiative

WATER. SANITATION. HYGIENE. Similar to the Eliminate Project before it, WASH it CKI’s new service initiative with UNICEF. This initiate aims to improve the water, sanitation, and hygiene conditions for millions of children across the globe, to reduce their risk of contracting preventable diseases.


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For St. Baldrick’s Fundraising For the month of December, SWD CKI is leading a “’Tis the Season” campaign to promote fundraising for St. Baldrick’s! It is the perfect time of the year to donate to St. Baldrick’s or ask for donations in lieu of gifts! Donate here: https:// www.stbaldricks.org/events/ mypage/13181/2018


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UA| Alexys Manring Alexys constantly demonstrates the core values of CKI!

ASU| Tyler Kadison As our fundraising chair he really did a lot last month. He has been with the club since starting college and will be done soon. He also helped a lot with castle of cans!

GCU| Cessna Fernandez Cessna is doing a great job!


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glance

281 Club with Most Service Hours

Total Service Hours

UA


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On January 20, 2017 Southwest District CKI will be hosting its first ever District Large Scale Service Project! Registration is live on the Southwest District CKI website and due on January 5. It is free unless you want lunch, which is $5. Members will go to various sites such as pet allies, and then team up to make chemo kits for local hospitals. The day will end with a social!


Save the Date

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SWD CKI LSSP January 20

Show Low Area

SWD CKI D-CON

Feb. 23-25

Tempe Area


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socks Southwest is currently hosting a fundraiser where we are selling snazzy Southwestthemed socks for only $12. Reach out to District Fundraising Chair Luke for more information!


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19 LAURA BELMONT GOVERNOR lbelmon1@asu.edu

ANIKA FAGLIE K-FAMILY CHAIR AnikaLynn247@live.com

CODY LITTLE SECRETARY contactingcody@gmail.com

ELIZABETH KWAN SERVICE CO-CHAIR Lilkwan.ek@gmail.com

SARA AL-MIDANY TREASURER saraalmid@unm.edu

VACANT SERVICE CO-CHAIR

ANIKA FAGLIE BULLETIN EDITOR AnikaLynn247@live.com VACANT LTG-AT-LARGE—RETENTION MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN LTG-AT-LARGE—RECRUITMENT mzimmerman1@email.arizona.edu CHANTEL LEON UA CLUB PRESIDENT ccleon@email.arizona.edu NAM TRAN ASU CLUB PRESIDENT trannam2015@gmail.com SARAH CRISCUOLO UNM CLUB PRESIDENT sncriscuolo@unm.edu ARRIEL PILAPIL GCU CLUB PRESIDENT arrielcatherine98@gmail.com ALLIE CHAVESTE NAU CLUB PRESIDENT arc385@nau.edu

VANESSA TSAI TECHNOLOGY CHAIR vtsai@unm.edu ELIZABETH KWAN D-CON CHAIR Lilkwan.ek@gmail.com

ELIZABETH KWAN FALL RALLY CHAIR Lilkwan.ek@gmail.com ELIZABETH QUINLAN HISTORIAN Elizabethquinlan@email.arizona.edu LUKE KACHELMEIER FUNDRAISING CHAIR lkachelmeier@unm.edu SELENA RICHARDSON LAWS AND REGULATIONS CHAIR srrichardson@unm.edu BOB CARSON DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR bcarson@zianet.com

December 2017 Southwest Sun  

The December 2017 issue of Southwest Sun!

December 2017 Southwest Sun  

The December 2017 issue of Southwest Sun!

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