The landscape has changed for CKI during the past few years. To counteract the changes produced by the pandemic and other factors, CKI leaders and members have continued the service traditions of Circle K International while developing ideas that will expand the organization. Kiwanis is committed to partnering with CKI to implement ideas and policies and accomplish that goal.
Currently, a task force of Kiwanians and district administrators is listening to Circle K International Board members to develop concrete proposals that will attract more members, increase service opportunities and expand the benefits of CKI membership. I encourage each member to share their ideas with district governors and members of the Circle K International Board.
As we transition to a new school year, invite your classmates to join you in service. To our members who are leaving the academic environment, I encourage you to continue your service through Kiwanis International. You are welcome at any of the 6,800 Kiwanis clubs worldwide. You may want to find a club that offers membership from any location around the world. In either case, as a Kiwanian you can participate in the evolution of CKI.
Arthur “Art” Riley, 2020-21 President, Kiwanis International