VOLUME 6 | ISSUE 11
2 A WORD FROM………..…………. 3-4 K-FAMILY KATCH…….……..……. 5 LIVE, LOVE, LEAD……………....... 6 SUB-B SUPERSTARS……………….. 7 SERVICE SPOTLIGHT…..……...….. 8 DISTRICT PROJECT…..……...….... 9 WASH PROJECT………………….. 10 DISTRICT CONVENTION…………. 11 SOUTHWEST SUNSHINES……...…. 12 JANUARY AT A GLANCE...……... 13 UPCOMING EVENTS..………....… 14 SOUTHWEST SOCKS……………… 15 DISTRICT CHANTS…..…………..... 16 CONTACTS…………………...…… 17
CKI Mission “Developing college and university students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service”
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Hey Ponies! It is absolutely insane to reflect on the fact that the next time I write to you will be my last. I am beyond excited to see everyone at District Convention and to pass on the torch to the incoming Bulletin Editor! With that, if you have any questions at all about the position of bulletin editor and are interested in potentially running at D-Con feel free to reach out! Iâ€™d love to have a conversation with you about it. Finally, as always, please reach out if you need anything at all or if you have any ideas for bulletin articles/social media spotlights!
4 Hey Southwest! I hope your semester is going well, that you're staying healthy, and that you're all hyped up for DCON! I am absolutely ecstatic to see you all soon at our annual district convention (DCON)! Registration is still open! Join us for a weekend of service, leadership, and fellowship, filled with things you don't want to miss, including roll call, a talent show, and fellowship night! 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 also be having workshops, service projects, and more. DCON will be held in Phoenix, AZ from February 23-25th. Registration is $107 and includes meals and other convention materials. Register here: https://swcki.org/?page_id=21 . For any inquiries about DCON, please contact DCON chair Elizabeth Kwan at email@example.com . Interested in running for district office or submitting awards applications? Be sure to check out our DCON page for those ( https://swcki.org/?page_id=15 ). For any inquiries about awards applications, please contact Laws and Regulations Chair Selena Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information about the board positions or running for office, feel free to contact me directly at email@example.com , or reach out to the respective officers.
Help us #BravetheShave! The St. Baldrick's Foundation raises funds for research into treatments for childhood cancers, and we have our very own fundraising page for them. If we raise $5,000, I will be shaving my head! 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 . Interested in receiving scholarship money? At our DCON, two scholarships at $2,000 each will be awarded! Visit our DCON page ( https://swcki.org/?page_id=15 ) for more information. Additionally, 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 attend some K-Family events? Kiwanis Mid-Year will be broken up into two conferences this year: One in Santa Fe, NM March 2nd and 3rd, and another in Flagstaff, AZ March 16th and 17th. Registration is $85, and housing can be coordinated. Also in March, Southwest District KEY Club will be holding a walk to raise money for their governor's project! The walk will take place at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe, AZ from 12 pm -3 pm on March 10th. It costs only $3 to attend and ALL proceeds will go towards the Lupus Foundation. Finally, KEY Club DCON will be April 13-15th and located at the San Marcos Crowne Plaza in Chandler, AZ. Housing can be coordinated. If you are interested in attending any of these events, please e-mail me ASAP. Want to attend some subregion events? In either case, be sure to e-mail the admins and governors of our district and theirs to gain permission to attend! Rocky Mountain's DCON will be March 9th-11th at the Hilton Garden Inn Arvada in Arvada, CO. Registration will be $60 and the hotel will be around $30 for quad occupancy. CNH's DCON will be March 23rd-25th at the LAX Marriott in Los Angeles, CA. Regular price registration ($200) is due on February 23rd. Please e-mail me if you are thinking of attending! Want to learn more about DCON or running for office? Just want to chat? The next governor’s fireside chat will be Sunday, February 18th 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
Stay Spicy, Southwest! Laura Belmont
Earlier this month, the Kiwanis Club of Tempe presented ASU CKI with a check to assist with general club expenses. Support like this from local Kiwanians makes all of the work CKI does, like attending DCON, possible!
In early February, Kiwanis de Amigos reached to local SLPs to team up and help a local food bank. Overall, Kiwanians, Key Clubbers, and CKIâ€™ers were able to package over 1,200 bags of food that will go to families in need!
LIVE LOVE LEAD
With D-Con only two weeks away, it is important for clubs to figure out who will serve as delegates during the upcoming convention. At DCon, club delegates and the 2017-2018 District Board will vote on important items, such as bylaw changes and incoming board candidates! This process is incredibly important for setting our district up for success and we would love to see delegates from every single club in the district present at the upcoming convention! (There is still time to register if you havenâ€™t already!)
On Friday, February 16, the Sunset Division of Cali-Nev-Ha CKI will be hosting their own Project Valentine. This event will be a magical fundraiser designed to raise money that will benefit the District Fundraising Initiatives! Yule Ball themed, this event will include food, photos, and fun!
On February 24, the Foothill Division will be hosting their 6th annual Phoenix CafĂŠ. This fundraising event will include fun performances, food, mocktails, raffles, and a photo booth. Better yet, all of the proceeds from this event will go toward the Kiwanis Family House!
This monthâ€™s service spotlight is a special feature on our Districtâ€™s first ever Large Scale Service Project! This event, which took place January 21 in Snowflake, AZ featured members from 5 schools in our district coming together to volunteer in the local community, have fun, and strengthen District bonds. In the afternoon, we put together chemo kits, craft kits, origami mobiles, and other fun craft projects for children in various hospitals throughout our district!
9 St. Baldrick’s Foundation
$467Total Governor Laura
Laws & Reg Chair Selena
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.
10 CKIâ€™s New Service Initiative
WATER. SANITATION. HYGIENE. Similar to the Eliminate Project before it, WASH it CKIâ€™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.
11 Join the rest of the Southwest District in Tempe, Arizona on February 23-25 for our annual District Convention. At this event, members will attend educational workshops, elect the 2018-2019 Southwest District Board, engage in local service opportunities, and create friendships that will last a lifetime. Registration is live on the Southwest CKI website and only $95. Register by February 2 for the early bird price!
DISTRICT BOARD| Selena Richardson Southwest Districtâ€™s Law & Regulations Chair Selena Richardson has been collaborating with Governor Laura Belmont and DCon Chair Elizabeth Kwan to figure out the resources needed for awards, campaign literature, and house of delegates for our upcoming convention! Selena has also been a leader in independent St. Baldrickâ€™s fundraising!
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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!
17 LAURA BELMONT GOVERNOR firstname.lastname@example.org
ANIKA FAGLIE K-FAMILY CHAIR AnikaLynn247@live.com
CODY LITTLE SECRETARY email@example.com
ELIZABETH KWAN SERVICE CO-CHAIR Lilkwan.firstname.lastname@example.org
SARA AL-MIDANY TREASURER email@example.com
SARA AL-MIDANY SERVICE CO-CHAIR firstname.lastname@example.org
ANIKA FAGLIE BULLETIN EDITOR AnikaLynn247@live.com
VANESSA TSAI TECHNOLOGY CHAIR email@example.com
ELIZABETH KWAN D-CON CHAIR Lilkwan.firstname.lastname@example.org
MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN LTG-AT-LARGE—RECRUITMENT email@example.com
ELIZABETH KWAN FALL RALLY CHAIR Lilkwan.firstname.lastname@example.org
CHANTEL LEON UA CLUB PRESIDENT email@example.com
NAM TRAN ASU CLUB PRESIDENT firstname.lastname@example.org
LUKE KACHELMEIER FUNDRAISING CHAIR email@example.com
SARAH CRISCUOLO UNM CLUB PRESIDENT firstname.lastname@example.org
SELENA RICHARDSON LAWS AND REGULATIONS CHAIR email@example.com
ARRIEL PILAPIL GCU CLUB PRESIDENT firstname.lastname@example.org
BOB CARSON DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR email@example.com
ALLIE CHAVESTE NAU CLUB PRESIDENT firstname.lastname@example.org
The February 2018 edition of Southwest Sun!