Last weekend, five members of the Ohio District CKI board had the pleasure of attending the Ohio Kiwanis’ 104th Annual District Convention. It was quite an inspirational weekend and being surrounded by the people that support Circle K, as well as all of the other Service Leadership Programs.
A special shout-out to Convention Chair Jennifer Weinberg for planning the wonderful convention and putting together a great weekend for the first convention back in-person for the Ohio District. Also, congratulations to Kiwanis Governor Jamie Kaufman for such an amazing year despite the circumstances and to his entire board for all the work they put in over the course this past year! We look forward to continuing to work with the current board until the official transition for Kiwanis on October 1st.
Kiwanis Governor Jaime chose to have his Governor’s Project focus on supporting the Service Leadership Programs (SLPs) that make the Kiwanis Family so unique and special. With the renewed focused on the SLPs this past year, the Ohio Circle K District can attest that this has had a huge impact with our relationship with the Kiwanis clubs across the state. There are so many Kiwanis Clubs in the state but so few Circle K clubs in comparison that there has always been the question of “How can we interact with Circle K if we are not sponsoring a club or if there is not one in our local area?”
Well the answer is actually simple– reach out to the CKI district board and we can connect you with a local CKI club or have your Kiwanis club work with us from more of district perspective. And just because you are not a sponsoring Kiwanis Club for CKI does not mean you shouldn’t host joint projects and events with a local CKI club (CKI clubs can share their time with more than one Kiwanis Club and Kiwanis clubs could plan some inter-club events with CKI). There is not a single reason to stop you from empowering college students who are the worlds next future leaders!
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Over the course of day, we were able to raise $250 for the American Red Cross! This would not have been possible without the support of the Kiwanis members who stopped to talk to us at our table about Circle K and our Governor’s project. So, a tremendous thank you to those who showed their support! All of the funds will go towards Governor Ryan’s Project goal of raising $2,000 for the American Red Cross.
The district board members in attendance hope to thrive and continue to help the district grow the remainder of our Circle K term and to make greater connections with our Kiwanis Family across the state of Ohio. If you ever have any questions or suggestions about what you want to see for future events, please do no hesitate to reach out to us via email or via our contact page.