Name 

Shane Petrus 

District 

Pacific Northwest 

Year in School / Grade 

Junior 

University 

Washington State University 

Major(s) 

Strategic Communication 

Minor(s) 

Communication & Culture 

In 3-5 sentences, tell us about yourself. 

Hello, my name is Shane, and I am originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. I'm a third-year communication student at Washington State University. My passions include graphic design, fashion and of course, service. I'm dynamic and creative, and I love spending time with friends, peers, and family. My experience in Circle K has helped me grow as a leader and as an individual, and I love every moment I spend working on CKI.  

What are you most looking forward to about your year as governor? 

I am looking forward to empowering my district to emulate Circle K as a welcoming, inclusive community that focuses on developing successful leaders. Through the three tenets of service, leadership and fellowship, I feel that I have developed myself into someone I never could've seen myself becoming, and it's all thanks to the experiences I've had in Circle K. I want my district to have that same experience by fostering stronger Kiwanis family relations, stronger leadership training and overall create an empowered district that is ready to lead, grow and prosper.  

Favorite CKI memory 

My favorite CKI memory was going to my first international convention in 2019 with Mia Munoz and Gloria Guizar. We spent months raising over $5,000 to attend CKIx in Orlando, Florida, and we made it! We made so many amazing memories on that trip, met so many cool people and learned a lot about CKI, our district and ourselves. I look to continue that spirit and vision through leadership.  

Favorite service project 

My favorite service project was with Habitat for Humanity. My college is in a rural area with many other rural towns throughout the region. We visited Palouse, Washington, which was a particularly poorer community. Habitat for Humanity was building a home for the Kroger family. Mrs. Kroger was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair, so our club helped with ensuring the home was wheelchair accessible. It was such a great hands-on project and knowing that the entire home was going to a family who needed it made it feel even more impactful and inspiring.