Written by Maddie Robinson
Minnesota-Dakotas District Bulletin Editor 

The Minnesota-Dakotas Circle K District held our annual Fall Leadership Training Conference (FLTC) from October 13-15 at Kiwanis Camp Patterson in Madison Lake, Minnesota. This conference is one of two major events the district hosts every year that allows members from across Minnesota and the Dakotas to come together, do service, attend workshops and take part in fellowship and leadership activities. 

Welcoming 17 members across three clubs, the Minn-Dak District Board worked to foster community throughout the conference, which was dinosaur-themed this year. Attendees took part in fellowship activities like a movie night, a campfire and outdoor games.  

FLTC also provided several leadership development opportunities for our members. Board members delivered workshops about working through failure and personal strengths, opportunities and skills. Leadership activities were sprinkled throughout the weekend, along with a mock caucus Saturday night. 

The real highlight of FLTC weekend was our planned service projects. To kick off the conference on Friday, attendees designed over 25 sensory boards for LifeScape Specialty School in South Dakota while they arrived and got settled for the busy weekend ahead. Saturday morning had us go into the city and assist the Mankato Kiwanis Club with their annual Kiwanis Holiday Lights project. Attendees helped organize, set up and string together holiday light displays that will be shown to thousands of community members. 

Needless to say, FLTC was a fun-filled and action-packed weekend for all of our attendees, advisors and board members. 

Minn-Dak is happy to say that we are recovering well from challenges brought on by COVID. Our members have never been more excited to take part in service projects and engage with Circle K. We cannot wait for our upcoming District Convention in February!

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