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ROCKEY’S REPORT Hydrocephalus Walk While this walk was small compared to other walks and runs that I’ve volunteered at, I enjoyed the personal feel of it all. Seeing the walkers participating in an event like this from a personal standpoint Early mornings in Once we got some hot coffee was very moving. I hope we November tend to be cold; and tea we were ready to can rejoin them again for the only thing that didn’t start. Our job consisted of the walk next year! make this morning a little checking in the colder was turning the clocks pre-registered forward! So hopefully, walkers, taking armed with an extra hour of donations and sleep, we set out to Boat registering new House Row to help with the walkers. Working Hydrocephalus Walk. Our at this table group arrived first, so we allowed us to had the choice of what stameet all of the tion we wanted to work at. walkers and we Andrea, Erin and I worked learned that many the registration table, and of them had a direct Story By: the rest of us split up berelationship with people that Andrea Krivak tween the kids table and the suffered from Hydrocepharunner registration table. lus.

“Do what you can to show that you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place.” - Rosalynn Carter

Temple University Circle K Volume 1, Issue 3 January 2011

Special points of interest: 

Philly Marathon

Memory Walk

Rocky’s Rockstars

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Calling the Shots with Manna The first thing I heard was the constant “chitter-chatter” of what seemed like a million phone calls going on at once. Everybody had something to do and they were busy with it. Now was that time of year when volunteers were recruited for Manna to make phone calls to their supporters, reminding them that the time for giving was more important than ever with the upcoming holiday season. were questions running through my head that picked at my self esteem. What if I mess up? What if I said something wrong?

I could feel the excitement streaming in the air. My heart was pumping in anticipation to do what I believed was impossible for me — making phone calls. I always had a phobia of making phone calls. There

Everybody in the room reassured me that it wasn’t as hard as I made it out it be. I watched as the other members in Circle K picked up the phone and said with confidence, “hello, my name is ____. I’m a volunteer at Manna, and I want to remind you of …….” I encourage myself to pick up the phone and give it a shot. I picked up the phone and dialed the

number. The phone rang. I thought I dialed the wrong number so I checked the caller ID. Moments later somebody answered the phone. I recited the paragraph on a white piece of paper. My voice was shaking. I didn’t like it at all, not until the person on the phone thanked me and was happy that I was volunteering at Manna. That comment just made my day! It boosted my confidence and it made me realize that I was helping people. I gave several elderly people someone to talk to, even if it was a simple “hello.” And as the time flew by, I grew more comfortable with the phone and I ended up having a great time! I didn't realize how important my job was that night until I heard the gratitude in people’s voices over the phone. It was a really fantastic experience!

Story By: May Moc

Memory Walk Bright and early on November 14th, 2010, Temple University's Circle K joined the Alzheimer's Association in their 5k Memory Walk at Citizens Bank Park. The walk kicked off with music, contests, special guests, information booths and opportunities to learn more about the Alzheimer's Association and how you could contribute to their cause. We helped register new runners and teams, directed them to the starting point, and also handed out refresh-

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ments and Alzheimer's Association souvenirs at the end of the walk. Circle K was there to help! The event was a huge success, raising $10,680 to increase awareness and funding for Alzheimer care, support and research. Overall it was a great day, and everyone involved was glad to participate.

Dedicated to Lincoln Smith, Team Lincoln 2010

Story By: Silese Murray ROCKEY’S REPORT


Annual Philadelphia Marathon The most exciting part about the Philadelphia Marathon was that we got to volunteer in the center of the action! We were stationed right after the Start/Finish Line watching approximately 20,000 runners start the course in full and half marathons. Twenty-three Temple Circle K members woke up at 5am on Sunday, November 21, 2010 to volunteer at the Philadelphia Marathon. This is the largest number of Temple Circle K volunteers we have ever brought to a community service project!

We stayed for five hours, filling up hundreds of cups with water and Gatorade to hydrate the runners upon finishing the race. Some of us handed out emergency blankets and others handed out medals to recognize every runner

that completed the marathons. Another perk to volunteering with the Philadelphia Marathon is that they provided volunteers with free gray sweatshirts! Looking at the picture, you can see part of our group huddled in the center barricade, just after the Start Line, waiting to set up the tables with drinks. It was 35 degrees that morning, but we had a lot of fun with all the action. It was encouraging to volunteer at the Finish Line. We got to watch thousands of runners finish the race with huge smiles on their faces and a sense of accomplishment. I was surprised to see so many young and elderly people complete the marathon. Good for them! Most were very appreciative of the time we spent volunteering, thanking us for being their to fill up their water cups and hand them their medals. Although there must have been a couple thousand volunteers, we definitely made a difference at the Philadelphia Marathon.

Story By: Lauren Gess

“I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.� - William Penn

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February 2011

Temple University Circle K

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Schedule of Events  MTG — General club meeting to discuss events.  Philabundance — Help sort food for distribution throughout Philadelphia  Books Through Bars — Pack books to send to prisoners  PhilMont Kiwanis — Dinner with our local Kiwanis sponsor  Trevor’s Place — Babysit kids at a homeless shelter while their mothers take wellness classes  Dunbar Elementary School — Help local kids with after school service projects  Chosen 300 — Serve meals to the homeless

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ROCKY’S ROCKSTARS ROCKY IS PROUD TO PRESENT: Annie Feingold Gina Wirfel Amelia Hock Goda Savulionyte THANKS FOR ALL YOUR DEDICATION TO CIRCLE K!

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