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  • Running for International Office webinar now available

    Did you miss the Running for International Office webinar? Or do you just want to know more about running for International Office? Check out the Prezi.  

  • US$9,000 in Tomorrow Fund Grants Awarded

    Twenty-nine Tomorrow Fund Grant Applications were submitted for the 2015-16 funding cycle. A review committee consisting of members of the CKI Service Committee reviewed each of the 29 applications from clubs and districts around the globe before narrowing down the recipients to the 14 finalists. Applications are reviewed to ensure each selected project conforms to the policies of Circle K International. 

    The committee then determined the amount of funding each recipient is awarded based on the budget submitted by the club or district and the amount of funding requested. Clubs and districts could request funding assistance from US$200 to US$2000. The committee typically funds those clubs or districts asking for a portion of the total cost of the project, and clubs or districts who are working with other organizations to fund and complete projects. In the end, the committee granted US$9,000 in funds. 

    Twelve CKI clubs and two districts received notification February 1, 2016  informing them that they had been awarded a Tomorrow Fund Grant. Projects include expanding a gardening program at a local elementary school, a food backpack program, animal rescue, and repairing the facilities at a local day care center. Each project allows the club or district to take action and tackle service projects on their campus or in their communities.  The grant recipients represent nine districts and one CKI nation. 

    The Tomorrow Fund is an endowed fund for Circle K International held within the Kiwanis International Foundation. The Tomorrow Fund is financed through a portion of CKI member dues, direct donations, the donation of Carthage-Pullman Society memberships and the donation of Sapphire Circle honoraries. The fund, utilizing the interest earned, helps CKI clubs and districts serve the world through grants for service opportunities.  

    Congratulations to the following Tomorrow Fund Grant Recipients

    • California State University- Sacramento 
    • Capital District 
    • Colorado State University 
    • Central Michigan University
    • Filamer Christian University 
    • Mississippi State University 
    • Northwood University 
    • Stony Brook University 
    • University of Arizona 
    • University of California, Los Angeles 
    • University of Iowa 
    • University of Michigan 
    • University of the Pacific 
    • Utah-Idaho District

  • Show Your Love, Save A Life February 8-14

    February is fast approaching and we hope your clubs are putting the finishing touches on your Show Your Love, Save A Life fundraising efforts. We provided some fundraising ideas via our social media channels back in December. The Show Your Love, Save A Life Fundraising Guide also has additional ideas for your club or district to utilize. While our biggest push for this campaign will take place February 8-14, R, your fundraising efforts can take place any time during the month of February.

    We want to hear and see what your clubs and districts are doing to Show Your Love, Save A Life. Be sure to send your photos and stories to us via email to Hmcalister@kiwanis.org . You might see your club or district featured on CKI social media!  

     

  • Save The Date: CKI Service Week 2016

    Save the date!

    Mark your calendars! 

    Make a note!

    CKI Service Week 2016 will take place beginning Sunday, March 27 and culminate on Saturday, April 2 with Kiwanis One Day. 

    We will showcase our partners on the following days during the week-

    Sunday, March 27- JCI

    Monday, March 28- March of Dimes

    Tuesday, March 29- Up With People

    Wednesday, March 30- Better World Books

    Thursday, March 31- STUFH

    Friday, April 1- UNICEF

    Look for more details and ideas as to how your club can promote these partnerships in February! 

    New to CKI? Need more details on CKI Service Week? We have you covered! Check out this page on Service Week for more information. 

  • Deadline to register for IHOP's National Pancake Day is near

    These pancakes have a purpose! 

    Mark your calendars! IHOP's National Pancake Day is Tuesday, March 8, 2016! Your club can volunteer at the IHOP closest to your campus and connect with community members while collecting donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Watch this fun video and sign up to help today! The Deadline to sign up is January 31!


  • Show Your Love, Save A Life fundraising guide download available

    Are you preparing for Show Your Love, Save A Life in February? Do you need the fundraising guide to help with your planning? We have that available for download. Also, don't forget to check out the 10 fundraising ideas we've shared on CKI social media as well. We can't wait to see what our clubs do during the month of February! 

    Fundraising Guide download

  • Go Purple on November 17 to fight Prematurity

    World Prematurity Day is Tuesday, November 17th. To show your support for March of Dimes and their fight against prematurity we're providing a purple cover photo and a profile picture for you to use on November 17. Go Purple! Fight Prematurity! 


  • November is Kiwanis Family Month



    November is Kiwanis Family Month! The Kiwanis International Board of Trustees has set aside the month of November for Kiwanis family members everywhere to increase involvement and interaction on every level of the organization -- Kiwanis Kids, Builders Club, Key Club, Circle K, Aktion Club, and Kiwanis as well as those students who participate in Key Leader, Bring Up Grades, and Terrific Kids. 


    The Kiwanis Family Relations Committee has been working diligently to provide member education, contests and ways for members to promote their Kiwanis Family affiliation during the month of November. Here are some of the items your committee has provided for you:

    Got K-Family Kwestions? 

    The 2015-2016 CKI Kiwanis Family Relations committee presents you with an informational webinar, featuring a dynamic duo: Camille Tyler, our committee secretary, and Nick Stringfellow, our Kiwanis Ambassador! K-Family Month (November) is an entire month dedicated to strengthening and celebrating our bonds with the entire K-Family. This webinar recording includes K-Family facts, service project ideas, and advice on how to collaborate with different branches of the K-Family. Have more K-Family Kwestions? Feel free to contact the CKI Kiwanis Family Relations committee at cki.kfamcommittee@gmail.com.

    Listen to the webinar at your convenience and learn more about the Kiwanis Family! 

    Photo Challenge Contest

    The committee is holding a photo challenge contest for the month of November as well. To qualify for the contest, the member (that's you) must post in the "Kiwanis Family Month" event page with a photo of their K-Family interaction with a caption. You can post as many times as you want! At the end of the month, the committee will look at all the photos and award a prize for the best picture for each branch of the K-Family: K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club, CKI, Kiwanis and Aktion Club. Six prizes will be awarded! Winners will receive CKI swag from the committee. 

       

    Show your K-Family pride

    The committee has developed two cover photos for social media so you can show your K-Family pride! Download these cover photos and show your love for the Kiwanis family! 

    Need Kiwanis Family Month ideas? 

    Over the past week, we have been providing ideas to help your club celebrate Kiwanis Family Month via social media. Here are all our ideas in one place:

    Kiwanis Family Talking Points

    Don't miss the upcoming social media posts we have planned highlighting talking points for each Kiwanis Family program! Look for those next week on Facebook and throughout the month on Twitter

    The committee also has a few surprises in store for the month, so don't miss out! Check the CKI social media pages and have a great Kiwanis Family Month! 

  • November is Prematurity Awareness Month

    Every year, 15 million babies are born too soon worldwide. More than one million will not get to celebrate their first birthday and those who survive often have lifelong health problems. We need YOUR help to raise awareness of prematurity, the #1 leading cause of death in newborns. World Prematurity Awareness Day is November 17th. Throughout November, we encourage you all to help March of Dimes raise awareness by fundraising and spreading word on your campuses. 
    Here are a few ideas:
    • Light you school in purple: Work with your administration to help spread the color purple. Make ribbons wear purple, and decorate you campus purple. Arrange for the spotlights for a prominent building on campus to be purple for the month of November. 
    • Get involved with your local hospital: Call the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit [NICU] at your local hospital and ask how your club can help. It could be assembling care packages (prepackaged snacks, magazines, journals, iTunes cards or gift cards to purchase gas for trips to and from the hospital) for families spending time at the hospital with their baby. Or, collect new or gently used children's books for parents to read to their baby.  
    • Spare change for parking: Collect spare change from members at all your club meetings in November. Donate the change to the local NICU to pay for parking for a family with a child in the NICU.
    • Cutest baby contest: Ask professors/staff and club members to submit baby photos. Display the photos in the dining hall and ask the student body to vote for the cutest baby. One cent = 1 vote. Use the proceeds to purchase books such as Waiting for Emma: A Brother's Story (For Siblings and Families with Babies in the NICU) by Danielle Leibovici for the NICU staff to distribute as needed. This book explains the NICU and includes supplemental materials and activities for families. Include book plates with your club name in the inside front cover. 
    • March for Babies: Has your club participated in March for Babies before? Visit marchforbabies.org to find out more about the March of Dimes signature fundraising event, and start getting people excited for March for Babies (last weekend in April in most communities).
    • Share a Story: Invite someone with a connection to March of Dimes to share their story with your club. Or share one of the many stories available at youtube.com/marchofdimes .
    For more  ways to get involved on your campus, feel free to use the guide provided by March of Dimes: http://www.marchofdimes.org/materials/world-prematurity-day-college-guide.pdf

    For additional ideas and information visit: https://www.marchofdimes.org/images/body/WPD2012PlanningGuideForYouthVolunteers.pdf

  • The newest updates and downloads on CircleK.org

    Now that you're back in the school groove, we wanted to let you know about some recently updated information and downloadable documents available here at CircleK.Org.

    Chartering Information- check out the updates to the chartering kits.

    Petition for Charter and Petition for Reactivation paperwork- updated documents are now available.  

    Items for recruitment- Does you club need items for recruitment or organizational fairs? We have downloads for you. Check out the signs, posters and even CKI banners you can download and have printed. 

    CKI Bylaws and Policy Code- The 2015-16 CKI Bylaws and Policy Code documents are now available for download.

    The Tomorrow Fund- We have simplified the landing pages for the Tomorrow Fund to make it more user friendly. Also, the application for Tomorrow Fund Grants is now available. 

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