Official Newsletter Newsletter of the Texas/Oklahoma Hill Country Division Official of the Texas/Oklahoma
Hill Country Division
Volume 1 Issue 2 May 2011
“Delivering the latest news, fast and furious”
WARNING: Contents may increase CKI knowledge and enhance leadership skills
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2011 Issue 2 May
“Delivering the latest news, fast and furious”
Summer Time May Updates
Hello Hill Country! Congratulations to everyone on finishing another school year. Summertime is here now, and while everyone may be busy going on vacation or working at a summer job, remember that CKI continues through the summer! This means that chapter Secretaries and Presidents will still be reporting through the summer on what their club has been up to. I encourage everyone to stay active during the summer and find volunteer opportunities in your surrounding area to help out at. I believe that leading
by example tends to work best, so I myself have been volunteering at a local church nursery, helping out my old high school Key Club with their summer events, and attending Kiwanis Lunch-In meetings. You don’t have to look far for service opportunities! Many businesses, while not hiring for the summer, may be looking for temporary volunteers. However many events you have scheduled on your summer “To-Do” list, the most important thing to remember is to have fun and relax...it is C ha summertime after all!
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Chapter Updates! Angelo
Angelo State’s summer began on May 6th, so many of the members have gone their separate ways. The members that stayed in San Angelo were able to participate in one service event as a group. Five volunteers were present at the Little Olympics event on May 6 for a total of 15 hours. Also, several individual members have been participating in service opportunities and Kiwanis/Key Club events in their home towns.
n r e t s e w h t Sou Southwestern’s Treasurer, Bronwyn Tyler and President Nora Maus, attended the Kiwanis Division 24 prayer breakfast with Austin area Kiwanis clubs. Nora also volunteered at the Children's Miracle Network Radiothon with UT CKI and Austin area Kiwanis clubs.
University of Texas in Austin!
d e u n ti n o C ! s e t a d C h. Up May has almost come to a close, and UT CKI has done a wonderful job of keeping up with serving their community! Between Finals, Moving Out, and all the stresses that come with ending a semester, their chapter has served a total of 106.6 hours. Their biggest service project for May was the 12th Annual KVET Radiothon Benefiting the Dell Children's Medical Center. At this event, which was held May 19th and 20th, they answered phones and accepted monetary donations, sold T-Shirts, manned the Lobby area, and sold Raffle Tickets. Over the course of the two days, they saw the Donation total rise from $0 to $312,000! Whether it was a $10, or $10000, any amount was deeply appreciated. “The most rewarding phone calls came from the people who "Just wanted to Donate." They weren't calling in because they knew a child who was hospitalized at Dell, they "Just wanted to Donate." It really made you stop and think about how many good, caring people are out there.”Cortney Ferris. At this event, UT CKI had the honor of make a donation themselves. They took the money made at the Chili
Cook-Off, and donated $500! With the $500, their chapter became part of the "Teddy Bear Express." Becoming part of The Teddy Bear Express allowed a teddy bear to be given to a current patient at Dell Children's Medical Center. At the Radiothon, they also had the pleasure of serving alongside some of their local Kiwanis Clubs, as well as a Key Club. Other events in May included a Spring Fling, in which they helped a neighborhood Church Daycare with games and fun! A few weeks ago, some of the members that stayed in Austin for the Summer went to the Capital Area Food Bank to help sort and pack canned food items. May was a busy time of the year, but they served through all the chaos, and are looking forward to the Summer months!
If you do not see your club’s update here, then that means I did not receive one for the month of April! Let’s be sure and change that for next month!
The Hill Country Road Runner
Divisional Updat es What are Monthly Monthly Chapter updates are meant for either the Chapterâ€™s President or Secretary. These monthly updates allow me [the HC LTG] to see how each chapter is progressing. This update is done in a survey form, so it also allows the Chapter President or Secretary to communicate any questions or concerns. The update format was a paragraph that was to be emailed to me, but I have created a new format using Survey Monkey. However, there is not an area where you are allowed to upload or attach pictures, so I encourage clubs to email me any photos of chapter events! Chapter Presidents and Secretaries, please be on the lookout for this survey link on our Facebook Group Page, and your emails! *These surveys will be sent
out two weeks before the end of each month, and will be due by the last Friday of the month.*
District Updates! District and Officer Goals T-O Email Accounts! Chapters have their own T-O Email addresses! If Presidents would like to access this information, please contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reports are due when? Secretary Reports and President Reports are due by the 5th of each month! If you miss the date, you can still turn them in for late points. A late report is better than no report!
The District Goals were finalized! If you were at W.O.W. you were able to gather that information. For those of you who weren't there, and haven't seen them, here is that information. 16,000 Service Hours 13,000 from Membership 3,000 from District Board 550 Members 175 K-Family Relations 75 Interclubs Reach Attendance Goals 30 Members @ Camp CKI 75 Members @ Fall Retreat 150 Members @ District Convention Keep in mind, these are goals that have been submitted to International, and will be the standard for when we apply for Distinguished District next year.
Camp CKI District Reflector
Specifics like date, time, and place have not been officially set yet, but as soon as new information is available, it will be sent out accordingly!
We have a District Reflector now. The link to subscribe is: http://groups.google.com/group/texas-oklahomadistrict-of-cki We currently have 122 members!
International Updates! ICON and LSSP LSSP is all about service where you will spend three days completing service all around Virginia Beach, Virginia! In addition to service, you’ll be able to bond with CKI members from all around the world! Immediately following LSSP, the 5th Annual Circle K International Convention will begin! Pack your beach ball, flip flops and sunscreen and join us for the 56th Annual CKI Convention, beginning June 22, at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Contact our Convention Chair, Steven Spriggs, at email@example.com for more information! Events include: Keynote speaker Jason Barger, author, speaker, consultant and creator of the “Step Back from the Baggage Claim” movement | House of Delegates and international officer elections | Informative workshops for club leadership and personal development | Entertainment and fellowship | A Service Fair and other opportunities to support CKI service partners! Regular Registration for LSSP/ICON has expired.
ICON 2011: Virginia Beach “I would like to invite you to our biggest event of the year, the 56th Annual Circle K International Convention (ICON) and Large Scale Service Project (LSSP) June 20-26, 2011! LSSP is all about service where you will spend three days completing service all around Virginia Beach, Virginia! In addition to service, you’ll be able to bond with CKI members from all around the world! Immediately following LSSP, the 5th Annual Circle K International Convention will begin! You do not want to miss out on this amazing convention where you will elect your future CKI Board of Representatives and relax on our very own private beach for Circle K International!” --Subregion D Representative Juan Juarez
Valerie DelaRosa Contact Information: Cell: 325-642-4532
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