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Register for New York Speaking!

 

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The New York District is heading to scenic Lake George this November for the 35th Annual New York Speaking: Olympic Games! The stage is set, the athletes are warming up, and the crowd is buzzing with excitement for the biggest showdown. Come find out who will take home the GOLD!

New York Speaking is our annual fall conference dedicated to the CKI tenet of fellowship. So get ready to bond with your fellow Circle K’ers, boost your leadership skills at workshops, participate in a service fair, show off your moves at the evening dance, and so much more!

REGISTRATION: The cost to attend is $110, which can be paid using check or by PayPal/credit/debit card. There is a $5 fee if you pay using PayPal. The registration fee includes all activities and meals (Friday + Saturday night dinner and Sunday brunch), as well as a T-Shirt and all access to workshops, keynote speaker, and service fair. It DOES NOT include hotel costs.

DEADLINE: October 21st. A $10 late fee will be added to any registrations after the deadline.

Any questions/ concerns? Please feel free to contact our Conferences and Conventions Committee Chair, Ryan Coffey, at ryan.coffey@nycirclek.org.

Don’t forget to invite your friends and other club members!

REGISTER HERE

 

DLSSP 2016 Recap

The New York District of Circle K International hosted their 8th annual District Large Scale Service Project (DLSSP) at Kamp Kiwanis in Taberg, NY from September 23-25, 2016. Members from colleges and universities across New York came together for a weekend full of service, leadership and fellowship. Check out the recap for what went down!

 

2016 New York District K-Family Picnic: Rochester

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Are you in Circle K? Key Club? Kiwanis? Or any of the other Kiwanis Family branches? If so, join us on October 8th, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM for fun filled day in the park at our New York District Kiwanis Family Picnic in Rochester. Meet other K-Family members from across the New York District, make new friends, participate in activities, and build fellowships.

Where: Tupelo Shelter in Genesee Valley Park

Cost of Attendance: $5 for SLP members (Circle K, Key Club, Builder’s Club, K-Kids) & $10 Kiwanians & adults. Please pay at the registration table upon arrival. Proceeds from the picnic will go to NY Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center.

 

Feel free to invite your friends and other K-Family members. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Alumni & Kiwanis Family Relations Chair, Michelle Feng, at michelle.feng@nycirclek.org. We hope to see you all there!

What happened at CKIx16 House of Delegates?

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Every year during Circle K International convention at the House of Delegates (HoD), delegates from clubs around the world elect the new International Board and vote on amendments to the Circle K International Bylaws. Here’s a summary of what happened at the CKIx16 HoD, brought to you by the New York District Laws & Regulations Committee.

CKIx16 International Bylaw Amendments

  • Amendment 1 allows for the Board of District Officers to grant permission to charter ”small” institution clubs or re-charter to a Multiple-School Club as long as there are less than 5000 students enrolled.
  • Amendment 2 states that club presidents, in consultation with the faculty and/or Kiwanis Advisor, can appoint committees as long as the club board approves.
  • Amendment 3 defines what makes a Circle K District and dictates the necessary procedures for a district to form.
  • Amendment 4 allows for Circle K clubs to co-exist with one or more Kiwanis International Districts.
  • Amendment 5 clarifies the language of Article 10.
  • Amendment 6 proposed opening the trustee elections regardless of subregions. Trustees would have been assigned a subregion to represent by the International President, International Vice President, and the CKI Director.
  • Amendment 7 states that “Each Circle K club is expected to have representation at each Circle K International convention”.
  • Amendment 8 removes the Large Scale Service Project Committee.
  • Amendment 9 adds CKIx Planning as a Standing Committee, which will focus on planning the Large Scale Service Project.
  • Amendment 10 enforces that the International President and Vice President shall appoint and assign duties to a chairperson.
  • Amendment 11 adjusts the language of club structures to promote gender inclusiveness.
  • Amendment 12 proposed to change the word “mankind” to found in Circle K’s mission statement, vision statement and the Circle K pledge to “humankind”.
  • Amendment 13 opts that instead of electing a bulletin editor, the position may be an appointed committee chair position (non-voting board member) if a district deems appropriate.
  • Amendment 14 allows Circle K members to review the current and proposed annual CKI budget at convention.
  • Amendment 15 would have allowed the International Council to review and approve the proposed CKI & convention annual budget.

Please note that these are only summaries of the amendments that passed and failed. Full details of each amendment will be in the CKI International Bylaws, which are coming soon.