UW CKI: Leadership, Community Service, and Making History
Help UW Circle K attend CKIx!The University of Washington Circle K is looking to raise $5,000 to help pay the costs associated with attending the convention - CKIx:
- Participate in the Large Scale Service Project!
- Learn leadership skills!
- Celebrate the success of service of the past year!
- Meet and share ideas with other Kiwanis family members!
What is Circle K?Circle K is the world's oldest and largest collegiate service leadership organization, with over 12,000 members in over 600 clubs at universities around the world! CKI is sponsored by Kiwanis International, and provides service opportunities and leadership experiences to students across the globe! Through CKI, students focus on three main tenants that guide the organization, leadership, fellowship, and service!
What we do
ServiceEach month, the UW Circle K Club volunteers hundreds of hours to the local community around the Greater Seattle Area. From serving the less fortunate at the local food bank and soup kitchen to writing Valentine's Days Cards for Seattle Children's Hospital, Circle K is there to help. Members are free to choose from a variety of unique and rewarding events to dedicate their time to. During the 2014-15 school year, the club had over 1,413 hours of service to the community! Already this year, we've had 1,628 hours of service!
LeadershipEach member has the opportunity to get involved in a multitude of leadership roles and chair positions. Membership is all-inclusive; anyone who is willing to work hard and make valuable connections and memories is free to join. Members have the opportunity to run for a chair position within the club, or to run for President of the club. Members can also choose to join the District Board to guide clubs around the Pacific Northwest, and for the extremely ambitious, leadership at the international level!
FellowshipMembership is not restricted to anyone! As a result, CKI has tons of members from a wide variety of majors; students are able to come together bounded by their passion for service, regardless if they are interested in biology, math, business, art, or any discipline. This puts Circle K in the unique opportunity to build on each others strengths! With thousands of clubs across the US and globally, students can meet and build meaningful relationships from people all over the world.
OpportunityAt CKIx, the Circle K Members will have the opportunity to grow as leaders, bring new service ideas back to their home club, and meet other Circle K members! This will be an amazing opportunity for the entire UW Circle K Team.
The collegiate years are the crossroads of life--time to choose a path and follow a passion. It's the time to make a difference in the world. By giving back to others, Circle K International (CKI) members learn skills they need to become the next generation of community-minded leaders. It's filled with energetic, passionate and driven young adults who have the power to make a significant impact on the world.
Large Scale Service ProjectUnique to the International Convention, members of all different organizations and clubs under the Kiwanis family make a commitment to leave the town in better shape than when we arrived. Over 20 different service projects are currently planned within Indianapolis, such as rebuilding the Hawthorne Community Center, neighborhood clean-ups, and creating a 'Kiwanis 100' Park for children!
Our club members gain so much from the LSSP:
- Work with others dedicated to service, who come from different backgrounds and ages all over the world
- Serve communities better, on a broader scale
- Share ideas and experiences
- Give back to the city that hosts us
100th AnniversaryKiwanis International is Circle K's parent organization. And this year, Kiwanis is celebrating a VERY special birthday! In 1915, the first Kiwanis Club was chartered in Detroit, Mich., and now, Kiwanis is celebrating their 100th Birthday! As a result, all of the different Kiwanis Family Branches are coming together to celebrate their amazing year of service:
- Kiwanis International - Adults
- Circle K International - College Students
- Key Club International - High School Students
- Aktion Club - Adults with Disabilities
- Builder's Club - Middle School Students
- K-Kids - Elementary School Students
Thank you for your donation to the University of Washington Circle K Club!
Circle K International @ UW
Have a great long weekend and Memorial Day :)
Pam and Kaylie La Follette/Whitmore
Jackie Sue McFarlin
6 supporters have chosen not to be listed for "UW CKI: Leadership, Community Service, and Making History".
Make an Impact
Donate this and allow a club member to get to meet another person dedicated to volunteering and share memories of their service experience!
Fuel to Serve!
This will help provide meals for one Circle Ker during CKIx! Provides the energy to build a playground (or maybe two!).
Give this, and allow a Circle K member to get going towards getting registered for the event!
Giving this will provide lodging for four students during ICON! Will allow those tired muscles to prepare for the next day's work!
Leading the Charge!
Allow members to take advantage of all the amazing leadership opportunities that are available, including leadership workshops and voting for upcoming international officers.
Wheels on the Ground!
Allow a Circle K Member to get to the convention and begin serving their community and growing as a leader!
Love of Service!
Allow one student the whole experience, from beginning to end! Including the Large Scale Service Project, Leadership Forums, and Fellowship activities! Thank you!
Soaring to New Heights
This would cover airfare for five members to experience, learn, and grow at Circle K Intentional Convention!