Join us online on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 for CKI Next -- the first-ever global conference.  This free event is open to Circle K International members around the world and will feature speakers, workshops, trainings, unique fellowship opportunities and other fun surprises. 


While we can’t be together in-person this year for CKIx, that’s not stopping us! Circle K International is excited to bring members together from around the world for our first-ever virtual conference on Saturday July 18th and Sunday July 19th. CKI Next is FREE to any member and will feature speakers, panels, workshops, trainings, virtual service projects and, of course, plenty of fun ways to meet your fellow CKI members from around the world.

Explore the tabs on this page to see the agenda for CKI Next, learn more about the service projects and workshops that will be offered, read up on candidates for the International Board.

We are so excited that we are able to offer this event to you FREE! You are saving a lot of money by not taking a trip to Las Vegas. Are you in a position to spare a donation to address the injustices related to inadequate access to water, sanitation, and hygiene in Haiti in support of CKI’s signature partnership with UNICEF USA, the WASH Project?

Please consider donating to our WASH campaign.


Please be aware that all times are in Eastern Time.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

1:00 PM: Opening Session- Remarks from CKI leaders, Kiwanis leaders and keynote speaker.
2:30 PM: Awards Session- Some awards will be presented at this time.
3:00 PM: Fellowship-Attendees will participate in a variety of fellowship building activities. 
4:00 PM: Workshop Block 1-Five workshops will be held indifferent virtual breakout rooms.
5:00 PM: Workshop Block-Five workshops will be held indifferent virtual breakout rooms
6:00 PM: Awards Session-Some awards will be presented at this time
6:30 PM: CKI Alumni Panel-Former members will discuss how they used skills learned with CKI to advance their careers
8:00 PM: Caucus of the Whole-Candidates for theInternational Board will be asked questions about their candidacy 
**Optional Fellowship to follow the day's programming. **

Sunday, July 19, 2020

12:00 PM: CKI Next-Find what's coming up next for CKI
1:30 PM: Awards Session-Some awards will be presented at this time
2:00 PM: Service Session-Attendees will participate in virtual service projects
4:00 PM: Workshop Block 3-Five workshops will be held indifferent virtual breakout rooms.
5:00 PM: Workshop Block 4-Five workshops will be held indifferent virtual breakout rooms
6:00 PM: Fellowship-Attendees will participate in a variety of fellowship building activities
7:00 PM: Networking Event
8:30 PM: Closing Session-Remarks from CKI leaders, speakers and awards will be presented
**Optional Fellowship to follow the day's programming. **


We are excited to offer a variety of workshop options for our members to choose from. CKI Next attendees have the opportunity to select from the following workshops*:

Session 1-Officer Training

Presidents & Vice Presidents 101
(Vanessa Meza-Perez & Ethan Hill)- incoming President? Vice president? Join us to learn how to lead a club successful and excel at working together with the rest of your board.

Secretaries 101 (Douglas Shimizu & Amy Kobayashi)-The organization, punctuality, and data analysis skills are all vital skills that prepare members and secretaries for life beyond college. Join us to learn all the tips on being the best secretary.

Treasurers 101
(Brandon Dimapasoc & Joyce Wu)-Calling all incoming treasures to join us in this workshop to learn the trades of being a great club treasurer. Developing a Club Newsletter, Facebook, and Webpage (Ishan Paranjape)-Being the face of the club can be fun and easy if you have the right tools and resources to do it.

Appointed Board 101 (Patrick Rougraff)-Join Patrick to learn how to manage all appointed positions and how to serve in one.

Member to member recruitment ( Billy Hackett)-Any member can and should contribute to club growth. Learn how!

Session 2-Professional Development

Looking for Jobs & Internships
(Jason Tsao & Lizzie Schmitz)-Come learn the ins and outs of finding jobs and internships. You will get to hear some of our members' first-hand experience with life post-graduation.

Studying Abroad (Maggie Duran & Kanza Choudhary)-Have you always dreamed about leaving the country? Join us to learn about all things related to studying abroad. We will also be discussing how to use this situation as an opportunity to research alternative methods of gaining a global education that may occur during and after the pandemic.

Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (Membership Committee)-As CKI members, it is very important that we are educated about the challenges others face. It is also very vital that we learn how to make our organization as inclusive as possible. Join the membership committee for a virtual privilege walk followed by a guided discussion.

Resume & Interview Skills (Wamia Samad & Coehl Gleckner)-Looking for a job? Have an interview coming up soon? Attend our workshop to learn about some new interview skills and how to incorporate CKI in your resume.

Goal Setting (Jennyfer Geerman)-Whether you want to set a goal for your club, distinct, professional, or personal life; we got you.

Session 3-Service

Active Minds
- Active Minds is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults. Learn more about their work, resources, and partnership with CKI at this session.

Global Brigades- Global Brigades is an international nonprofit that empowers volunteers and under-resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities and inspire all involved to collaboratively work towards an equal world. Learn more about their work, resources at this session.  

Peace Corps- The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated change makers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. Learn more about this unique opportunity at this session.

Youth Protection-Creating a culture of care and responsibility is central to Kiwanis International and Circle K International. Learn about the policy, procedures the organization is adopting along with best practices and tips and tools for you at your club and district levels.

WASH/UNICEF USA- WASH is CKI’s signature partner as we work to bring safe drinking water to Haiti. Join UNICEF USA staff at this session to learn more about Circle K International’s partnership, UNICEF USA’s work, and how your club can continue to make an impact.

International Service Spotlight (Global Development Committee)-Service is at the heart of CKI. Join our clubs abroad for a presentation on their most successful service projects of the year.

Session 4-Club Development

Effective Board Meetings
(Brendon Nguyen & Viktoriya Borisova)-Meetings are the most fundamental component of productivity in Circle K which means that it is essential for us to make the most of them. A lot of productivity, time, and ideas are lost to ineffective meetings, but there are a lot of ways to avoid these pitfalls when planned carefully.

The Ba(CKI)s: Successful Club Foundations (Katelyn Van Buren)-Join us as we speak about the foundations of a successful CKI club. Learn how to engage and motivate members, connect with Kiwanis Family Branches, and find out how easy it is to incorporate sustainable service initiatives.

Membership Recruitment & Retention (Matthew Ujemov)-Coming from CNH, Matthew has some recruitment methods that you might have never heard about. Join him to learn about his recruitment and retention tactics.

Maintaining Long-Distance Friendships in CKI (Jordan M. Peyton, Al Thebphakone, Bill Truong)-In CKI we should be making connections that last a lifetime whenever we get the chance. This workshop is a guide to maintain long-distance friendships with people that you meet at various CKI events.

Ice breakers and Bonding Activities (Douglas Schimizu & Maddie Villanueva)-Shifting to an online platform means that traditional in-person activities can be done. Learn how to think outside of the box by joining us as we discuss innovative ways to remain engaged during this time.

*Please note that if for some reason a workshop does not generate enough interest, it could be canceled. Thank you for understanding.

    Meet the candidates

    The following people have been endorsed to run for international office. Click on each name to view their candidate videos*. Below you will also find their candidate literature.

    *Please do not share individual videos on social media per Circle K International Bylaws.

    Candidates for International President

    Tana Early
    Steven Shaw
    Mackenzie Steele 

    Candidates for International Vice President
    Joey Cain 

    Candidates for International Trustee
    Ethan Arredondo  
    Kaitlyn Carroll

    Hannah Spargur
    Maria Alejandra Landron
    Alexandria Prostko
    Tommy Thach
    Austin Underwood

    View All Candidate Videos
    View All Candidate Literature


    With the cancellation of CKIx 20 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, in accordance with our bylaws, officers for the 2020-21 Circle K International Board will be elected by the International Council, which will meet on July 21, 2020. 

    Any member wishing to run from the floor may do so by submitting the required information and meeting the criteria as outlined in CKI's governing documents and in the candidate's packet below.  All materials must be submitted for verification to Circle K International Director Jeff Harris at no later than noon EST on Monday, July 20, 2020.

    Only candidates deemed eligible will be permitted to join the International Council meeting.