Circle K International is a service organization formed to help the community through various service projects. It is part of an umbrella of organizations.
What is CKI?
CKI is a sponsored program of Kiwanis International, a community-service organization for professional men and women. There are CKI clubs on more than 550 college and university campuses worldwide with more than 13,000 student members.
Each club is sponsored by one or more local Kiwanis clubs. This relationship provides students the opportunities to interact with professionals within the community. Joint service projects, meetings, and other events are generally conducted each year, joining together the efforts of the community and campus leaders. Often, the Kiwanis club provides financial support to the club.
CKI is an association of clubs, and the strength of its clubs is the key to the success of the organization. The work of CKI occurs at the club level. Clubs devise, develop, organize, and implement service projects that benefit the campus and community. Clubs may undertake projects that best fit the needs of that community and those members.
Though service is the primary focus of clubs, the very nature of the organization requires that some administration take place in each club. There are dues to be collected and paid, reports to be completed, correspondence to be written, and mail to be read. Each club must have leadership to function. Each year, elections are conducted and students are placed in leadership positions within the club.
CKI members focus on making the campuses and communities better places in which to live and work. In the process, CKI members benefit from their involvement in the organization. Some of the benefits of CKI membership include:
- Learning the importance of voluntarism and altruism in our world.
- Discovering and developing leadership talents and skills that will be used in future career and professional positions.
- Applying concepts learned in the classroom to everyday situations when planning a project or organizing an event.
- Networking with professional men and women in similar fields of interest through interaction with members of the sponsoring Kiwanis club.
- Developing friendships that last because members spend time with others who have similar values and ideals.
- Applying to receive scholarships for future educational costs.
- Gaining professional training in areas such as membership recruitment, leadership skills, public relations, and organization through attendance at conventions and conferences.
- Participating in district and International conventions along with leadership development conferences known as LeaderShape.
- Receiving Circle K Magazine published twice a year.
- Being a member of the Member Community on the CKI website.
- Receiving Service Program opportunities (available to clubs including partnerships with members of the Young Children: Priority One Advisory Council).
The Three Tenets: Service, Leadership and Fellowship
As one of the three tenets, service is a fundamental element of CKI. Collectively, CKI members perform more than one million hours of service on their campuses and in their communities annually. Without service, CKI would be just another campus activity. Through service, college students are making the world a better place.
As a service leadership program of Kiwanis International, CKI shares the focus of serving children of the world. In support of this effort, the CKI service initiative is Focusing on the Future: Children. This initiative encourages members to address the issues facing children ages six to 13 and to find solutions through service for addressing these issues.
Through the mission and vision of the organization, CKI is dedicated to the realization of mankind's potential. The potential of CKI lies in its ability to positively influence members of society who are facing ultimate personal decisions and those who will one day create the vision of mankind for generations to come. Leadership opportunities afford CKI members the resources and tools needed to become active citizens. CKI members can assume leadership responsibilities at all levels of the organization and through various experiential training conferences.
If there is one thing that CKI members know best, it is fellowship. Whether they are planning a car wash, visiting shut-ins, reading to three-year-olds, or conducting business, CKI members across the globe take time to meet and welcome new people. With each element and aspect of CKI, members experience fellowship and develop life-long relationships with fellow collegians, advisors, Kiwanians, and citizens in their communities. Whether a CKI member is mentoring a child, networking with a businessman, or bowling with members, that CKI member is developing social skills, meeting new people, and strengthening relationships.
There are three levels of CKI: club, district, and International.
The Club Level
The club is the first and most important level of CKI. Without the clubs, there would be no need for the district and International levels. The club level is where the mission of CKI is realized. Clubs are the heart of CKI's service. THe other levels exist to provide consultation and develop program materials that will assist and support the club in attaining their service and leadership development objectives.
The District Level
CKI is divided into districts that are either a state, a combination of states, provinces, and/or countries. They are regionally identified. The main function of the district is to develop and maintain clubs within the specified region. The chief spokesperson and leader of the district is the governor. Other district officers include the secretary, treasurer, or secretary/treasurer, bulletin editor, and lieutenant governors.
The districts are further broken down into divisions that are managed by lieutenant governors. The lieutenant governor is responsible for servicing the needs of the clubs in his/her division by visiting, counseling, assisting, getting clubs involved in district and division projects, and evaluating club progress. The lieutenant governor is the club's primary liaison to the district. He/she can share ideas and recommend strategies for your club management questions.
The district offers a number of leadership development and social opportunities. The district also involves itself in a district-wide project, in which each club is encouraged to participate. The district will conduct divisional rallies for the clubs in each division; it will sponsor a leadership training conference in the fall and a district convention in the spring. At the district convention, as many club members as can attend should represent each club. The club is allowed two voting delegates to elect new district leadership, share input, vote on district bylaw amendments, and determine the district's future.
The International Level
The final level of Circle K is the International level. The International Board of Trustees is composed of the President, the Vice-President, and seven representatives. These students administer the organization at the International level. They identify the critical issues facing the organization and evaluate strategies to help the organization support its mission. The International Board sets the policies for CKI, develops service initiative programs, and advises and educates the districts.
The International Board provides consultation to each district via the governor to assist him/her in managing the organization at the district level. The International representative serves as a liaison between the district and International levels. Annually, the council of governors meets with the International Board of Trustees to discuss the state of the organization.
There is an annual International convention. At the International convention, as many members as can attend should represent each club. The club is allowed two voting delegates to elect new International leadership, share input, vote on amendments to the International Bylaws, and determine the future of CKI.
The Kiwanis International Office in Indianapolis, IN also maintains a team of employees designated to work solely for Kiwanis service leadership programs. It develops service program materials, processes dues and membership information, creates leadership development literature, manages the International budget, and forwards mailings to clubs, faculty advisors, and Kiwanis clubs, just to name a few tasks.
Though the structure of CKI is complex, it is designed to ensure that members receive adequate support for their organizational activities. Furthermore, the organizational structure has been developed so all levels are interrelated and interdependent. Although autonomy in operation and decision-making is maintained at each level, all three levels of CKI must interact to realize the Objects and Vision of the organization.
We had a great time meeting everyone at meet the clubs and can't wait to kick off this semester with our first meeting tomorrow at 2-3pm in the LC building!
Thank you for those who came to Light the Night and STEM DAY your presence was appreciated! Light the Night was such a beautiful event and we're glad we got to share it with you all. Also, special thanks to George Washington University's CKI for coming all the way to Reston and joining us at the walk! Not only did we have a good time, but we paid tribute to those who are battling blood cancer. STEM Day was also amazing! It is astonishing to see how many kids were interested in technologies at such a young age. October 1st was an awesome day for CKI, we really appreciate everyone who volunteered at STEM. In addition to those that joined us for the cancer walk. Thank you for the support, it really means a lot to us. We hope that you all will continue to join us for more future events.
Thank you to everyone who made it to our first meeting! It was a pleasure meeting you all and I can't wait for our next meeting 😌
Congratulations to the 2016 - 2017 NVCC Loudoun CKI Board of Officers!! We are so excited to get the school year started!
(From right to left)
President - Bryan Zavala
Vice President - Thien Dang
Treasurer - Sandra Esparza
Secretary - Natalie Gonzalez
[07/31/16] Hope you are all having a great Summer! Get ready for some updates from NVCC Loudoun CKI before school starts!
A HUGE thank you to Sam and Aaron from Cox Farms for donating these pumpkins to us! :') Putting together this Pumpkin Smash couldn't have been possible without them, we love you guys! This week we will send out a solid date & time for the event, so be on the lookout! :D
[10/29/15] BATTLE OF THE CLUBS is happening tomorrow from 2-3 PM!! Our carvers are: SHIZA & JULIE! First place winners get free custom-made tshirts and a pizza party! Come out to support your team!! :D
Honestly, this was like icing on the cake! Haha
Some photos from the Fall Membership Rally | 2015 #cdckifmr
Circle K International NVCC-Loudoun
Check it out! I see us! Do you recognize some of these faces from the Back to School Carnival event in DC?? Perhaps your own?? ;D
Meeting tomorrow in Room LC 102K from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM! Bring about a couple of fundraiser ideas, your membership dues ($25), and any items that you'd like to donate! :)
See y'all tomorrow!
Dated: September 26th, 2015
At Roosevelt HS in Washington, DC, volunteering together with Kiwanis, CKI groups from other campuses, and Kingman to make the Back to School Carnival event a success :D
We would like to thank our volunteers from Loudoun NVCC, namely, Thien D., Bryan Z., Allie V., Shiza M., and Professor Correll!! We hope to hear how your experience was at our next meeting on Thursday! See you then!
Meeting today in ROOM LC 102K, 12:30pm - 1:30pm! We'll be going over a couple of upcoming events and working on creating donation boxes to place around the campus! Yay, how fun! Haha Hope to see you there! Bring a friend or two even. The more, the merrier!
Aw, look how cute we look. ;)
Wow, what a fun, productive meeting we had today! Thank you all for coming out, joining us, sharing your ideas and your interests with us; we enjoyed getting to know each and everyone of you! Stay on the lookout for upcoming events and other hopefully relevant info! :D
For today's Meeting Minutes (highlights), if you were not able to turn up and would like to know what went on today, leave us a message with your full name and email address and we'll be sure to add you to our email list! Stay beautiful, folks.
Hey hey hey! :D
Let's not forget about our FIRST CKI MEETING tomorrow from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM in room LC 102K !!
Come out to learn more regarding Circle K. International and what we have to offer you! Hope to see y'all there! (You might want to bring a note pad.)
//If, for any reason, you cannot make it to the meeting(s), you're very welcome to inbox us your email address. We'll make sure to send the highlights to you!
Yours in Service,
Shiza J. Manzoor
CKI Loudoun Treasurer, 2015-2016
It is a pleasure to welcome you to CKI 2015- 2016. We are sure that you will soon feel the sense of pride we share in belonging to this growing chapter. We hope that you will take advantage of the many benefits that come with the CKI membership.
Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 16th from 2pm to 3pm in LC 102k where lunch will be provided. Directions and information on future CKI meetings and events will be covered at this meeting. We hope you will be able to attend what promises to be an interesting and stimulating meeting. Friends are welcome.
CKI President, Julie Minsinga
Looking for something to do this Saturday morning? Well look no further! GMU's CKI is having a food bank service project! The event is from 8:30-12 at the Capital Area Food Bank in Reston. Let me know if you plan on going or have any question! Happy spring break everyone 😊 Here's the link to sign up for it. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IDxOpaRJi01BLLqQI2hjOygNWWLp5xyroI3kTiNnyR4/viewform
docs.google.com Saturday March 14, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm Distributing food to those in need Location: 12125 Pinecrest Rd Reston, VA 20191
CKI BAKE SALE!
Good evening everyone!
Once again, we're having a bake sale! It will be on Tuesday, March 17 from 12:00PM to 3:00PM on the Student Life booth in the LC building. Last year, thanks to you guys, we had a very successful turnout.
As of now, we don't have a set schedule of people who want to help, and unfortunately, I can't be there that day. So, we really need volunteers!
If you want to volunteer on the bake sale, please reply to this e-mail saying what time you are available.
If you want to donate baked goods, but won't be there to help, you can leave them at Professor Correll's office (LR 120) on Monday, March 16. Her office hours are from10:45AM - 3:45PM.
I also need someone to get the cashier box from Tiffney Laing prior to the bake sale. Her office is right behind the big group study room in the library where we usually meet. When the bake sale is over, please take the box, with the money back to Tiffney.
Last year, I had to write receipts as people purchased from us. I will leave a receipt book in Professor Correll's office on Monday, and that needs to be turned in with the money at the end of the bake sale.
Once again, thank you so much for your help!
Have a great Spring Break!
As of March 1, CKI had 11,518 members. Last year on this date the membership number was 11,351. We are on our way to surpassing our membership record set last year of 13,911 members. We also have opened 30 new CKI clubs as of March 1. Last year at this time we had opened 19 new clubs. Keep up the great work of strengthening your club's membership numbers and growing CKI!
Kiwanis Club of Tysons, VA
NOVA Loudoun CKI
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Good morning to you all!!
Just a reminder that carpool will be meeting NVCC-Loudoun at 8am tomorrow, in the LC parking lot for the Kiwanis one-day event; 9am-1pm.
See you tomorrow, bright and early!!
April 5th in McLean!!! 9-1pm we can carpool :)
[03/19/14] Reminder: we are having our meeting tomorrow at 12:30-1:30pm in the LC Building, first floor! See you then :)
SAVE THIS DATE!! April 5, 2014 9am-1pm
Kiwanis One Day is a day where members from all across the Kiwanis Family can come together in service. This is everyone's chance to show their passion for Kiwanis and help change the world.
Stay tuned for more information and a special project that will be presented by your Circle K International Kiwanis Family Relations Committee in the next upcoming weeks about what your club can do this April 5th! Let's work together and make #KiwanisOneDay trend!
[03/06/14] Thank you to everyone who came to the charter party last night!!! It was great!!!
Looking forward to see you at the charter party tonight at 7pm in the LC Building, room 102K
Dress code: Business casual
See you there :)
Join us tomorrow at 4pm to 6:30pm in the LW Building room 118 as we show the movie "The Butler" in honor of black History Month. Everyone will be handed a raffle ticket at the door and at the end of the movie we will draw a ticket and the winner will get a pair of tickets to a Caps vs Vancouver game. Thank you for the tickets Jen!!
Thank you to all the CKI officers and members who continuously work with me behind the scene, this club would not be awesome without you!!
Save this date: WEDNESDAY MARCH 5, 2014 @ 7pm!!!!
We are having our charter party; we will be receiving our membership pins and certificates!! and of course, we will have some refreshments!! That's why it's called a party right? Lol!!
Check your emails for details :) see you there!!
We are sponsoring a Black History month event this Friday, February 28, 2014 @ 4pm to 6:30pm in the LW Building. We will be showing the movie "The Butler"
Spread the word and come and see this awesome movie!
[02/19/14] See you tomorrow at 12:30pm :)
[02/13/14] Due to the weather... Unfortunately we have to cancel/postpone the CKI Valentine's day dance!! :'(
Don't miss the CKI Loudoun Valentine's day dance this Friday @ 7pm-10pm!!
Top raffle prize: a pair of tickets to a Caps vs. Vancouver game :) see you there!!
This Friday, February 14th CKI Loudoun is hosting a Valentine's day dance @ 7pm to 10pm. Bring a date and or friends for a great night of music/dancing, light refreshments, and raffles/prizes!! Admission is FREE!! Colors of the night are: red, black, white, pink, and purple.
We are looking forward to seeing you all there :)
[02/05/14] Good evening!! Just a reminder, CKI meeting tomorrow at 12:30-1:30pm in the LC building. See you there :)
We are running around campus, from office to office finalizing and getting approvals for the CKI Valentine's Dance.
February 14, 2014 save the date!! Details will follow soon :) it's going to be awesome!! #HappyFriday ^_^
CKI Loudoun has the the best officers ever!!! I just want to take this opportunity to that Darian- VP, Rachel-Secretary, Jini-Treasurer, and Jae- Editor!! Thank you to all CKI members who have given their heart and time to serving others!! This club would be nothing without you!! #Service #Leadership #Fellowship
I trust you are all enjoying this day off :)
Our first club meeting for the year will be this Wednesday, January 22 at 12:30-1:30pm in the LC building first floor next to the SGA office. Looking forward to seeing you all!!
Greetings to you all!! I trust you are keeping warm in this crazy cold weather!! Enjoy the last couple of days before the Spring semester starts :)
Please check your emails as we plan CKI meetings and events for the semester!! Thank you!!
[12/31/13] I trust You ate all having a wonderful winter break!! Today is the last day of 2013, have a blast and get ready to welcome 2014... It's going to be an awesome year!! Happy New year to you all!!
To end off this semester, Darian-our VP will be having a party/get together at her place tomorrow evening... contact her or me for details :)
Have a great day!!
Greeting to you all! During our club meeting hour tomorrow, we will be in the cafeteria making the Philippine bracelets and collecting donations.
Continue to prepare for your final exams; all the best!!
[11/28/13] Happy Thanksgiving!!!
[11/25/13] Greetings to you all!! I hope you are keeping warm; it's freezing!! Please check your email and reply to Rachel... Thank you!!