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Carson Bloomingdale

NYCKI News Issue 4

Love is in the air!

Just kidding, why bother finding love and dealing with the complications of a relationship when you can just love service and cats instead? Also it’s March now…

Spring Recruitment

Who To Recruit? 

  1. Non-Dues paying members
    1. Involved in organization and just need a push
    2. Interested in Service
  2. Freshman/Transfer
    1. Looking to join new clubs 
    2. Want to meet new people/need friendsT
    3. Looking for new things to try out on campus

 

Before your next meeting: 

  1. Reach out to people to tell them when your next meeting is
  2. Make sure it’s clear where your next meeting is
  3. Have a reason for people to come
  4. Don’t forget to mention dues

Adelphi Murder Mystery Dinner

Come through to Adelphi CKI’s murder mystery dinner with your friends and family on March 29th, 2020 for a night of great food, mystery solving and fellowship!!!

Want your event spotlighted in NYCKI News? Contact jason.zhao@nycirclek.org

 

DISTRICT CONVENTION

At our last District Event from March 6-8, 2020 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, a weekend dedicated to leadership, you will be exposed to multiple opportunities to discover for yourself what it means to take initiative and be a leader

If you registered we look forward to seeing you, but if you’re not able to join us, we hope you can come to a future event!

 

SPECIAL NOTE
 
As a senior, graduating this semester, I can proudly say that Circle K has transformed my college years. I am incredibly grateful for this organization. It has connected me with life long friends, improved my leadership skills, and prepared me for success outside the organization. Every Circle Ker has one thing in common: We want to better the world. I am happy I got to be a part of that. I hope that you all can continue to experience the magic of Circle K and I applaud the wonderful people that work hard to continue the magic for others.
 
~ Tayba Aziz

Club Building & Strengthening Chair
2019-2020

NYCKI
RESOURCES

Want to learn more about the Governor’s Project?
Governor’s Project Page

Want to learn more about recruitment? 
Recruitment and Retention Guide

Have no idea how to table?
Tabling Guide

Want some ideas for ice breakers you can do with your club?
Ice Breaker Guide

Want to access a treasure trove of Circle K International resources?NYCKI Official Website

Want to highlight an event or service project your club did in NYCKI News
Submit a submission here

Want to give a member a shoutout? in NYCKI News?
Submit a nomination here

NYCKI News Issue 3

Happy Holidays Y’all

Although winter break is almost over, it’s still important to stay healthy during the school semester!

Self Care: Take Care of Yourself

It is too often that we hear about the extent that people go to in order to get homework or studying done. What people tend to forget is that an empty tank will take you absolutely nowhere, so take time to refuel. Here are some things you should do to make sure you are taking care of yourself!

SLEEP

Sleep deprivation puts a serious hindrance on productivity and generally leads to suffering. Here are some tips to prevent that!

1. Don’t eat too late in the evening
2. Exercise regularly
3.Try to sleep and wake up at consistent times

UNPLUG FOR A DAY

Just taking a day to disconnect from technology has many benefits. Technology can cause eye strain, a decrease in melatonin levels, and a decrease in productivity!

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY

Doing things everyday such as getting proper nutrition, hydration, and exercise help you a lot more than you think. 

“Self care is an attitude that says, I am responsible for myself” 

DISTRICT CONVENTION

At our last District Event from March 6-8, 2020 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, a weekend dedicated to leadership, you will be exposed to multiple opportunities to discover for yourself what it means to take initiative and be a leader. These opportunities encompass attending a huge span of workshops, networking with Kiwanians, participating in District elections, and engaging in fellowship activities!
We hope you join us!

Be sure to visit this year’s DCON website for important information about:

  • Registration
  • Housing Information 
  • Awards
  • Scholarships– win up to $5000 in scholarships!
  • Elections information 
  • Participation opportunities!
  • Pictures and videos of last year’s DCON!

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE DCON REGISTRATION WEBSITE

 

Winter Service Projects!

Here are some things you can do to help out your community!

 

Assemble “Blizzard Boxes” to provide people with nonperishable food, water, and snacks, to prepare for times when winter weather prevented Meals on Wheels deliveries.

 

A local shelter could provide a warm place to stay, but nothing else. Bake muffins for the visitors to eat and brighten their days! 

Loving Hugs and Stuffed Animals for Emergencies are a nonprofit organizations that give stuffed toys to kids in crisis situations. Host a stuffed animal drive at your church or school to help serve these great charities.

NYCKI
RESOURCES

Want to learn more about the Governor’s Project?
Governor’s Project Page

Want to learn more about dues? 
Basics Of Dues

Want some ideas for service project you can do with your club?
Service Project Ideas

Want some ideas for ice breakers you can do with your club?
Ice Breaker Guide

Want to access a treasure trove of Circle K International resources?

NYCKI Official Website

SPOTLIGHTS

Want to highlight an event or service project your club did in NYCKI News
Submit a submission here

Want to give a member a shoutout? in NYCKI News?
Submit a nomination here

SPECIAL NOTE

Sometimes I wonder why out of all the clubs on campus I connected the most with Circle K. One of the biggest reasons why I stuck with CKI was because it surrounded me with people who care about the world and making it better. People who connect with the message of service and being selfless, by connecting with them I strive to be better everyday. I got to connect with one of the most inspiring and down to earth people. People who practice living a meaningful life daily. Circle K surrounds you with the magic of love and selflessness that is hard to just find anywhere in the world, let alone a college campus.

~ Amna Bajwa
District Treasurer
2019-2020

NYCKI News Issue 2

 

It’s Turkey Month!

For some reason, people were jumping right to Christmas when Halloween ended. Here are some updates on what is happening in the New York District!

New York Speaking
Reflection

I had recently joined Circle K this semester. I learned about New York Speaking through attending club meetings and word of mouth from a friend. I heard it was centered around fellowship and was a very fun conference. I decided to go to gain a new experience and perspective. I was also a member of the host club, which was exciting. The first night there I was nervous, we went around tables and did speed dating with the older Kiwanians. As we introduced each other and spoke more, I got more comfortable. It was cool to hear how some of them knew about my tiny hometown. It was also comforting to hear their words about getting through college and becoming a young adult. I feel it is very inspiring to get to talk to older generations, as our generation is full of anxiety about the future. I also enjoyed all the games and activities we did as well. I met a lot of very nice members of different schools. I felt like I was in high school again doing fun things and being with other students. I also attended some workshops. In one of the workshops I went to, empowerment through education, they went over how important education is. We were also shown how to create bags that have essential items to help a child in school. This is an idea I would like to see my home club do. I am very happy to attend New York Speaking and would recommend it to those who would like to meet new people, build connections, learn new things, and have fun.

~Sarah Gogan
SUNY Oswego Junior

GOVERNORS PROJECT WEEK

An education is the most powerful weapon that any individual can hold. As the key to self-empowerment and social mobility, an education allows individuals to have agency in their lives and choose their own paths.

~Peony Tse
District Governor 2019-2020

Every year, the NY District Governor chooses an initiative for all Circle K clubs in the district to support. District Governor Peony Tse has chosen Empowerment through Education to be this year’s Governor’s Project.
There are already SO many organizations in existence who are working hard to combat the challenges around education! Find the one that resonates with your club and reach out for an IMPACTFUL collaboration!
It’s time for Circle Kers to do what they do BEST and serve the communities in need! Use the power of your voice to unite your club’s actions towards empowering the students in need of your support!
Events are a chance to truly embrace your efforts to advocate and inform people about the education in this world. Spread the word about Empowerment Through Education by hosting a variety of fundraisers!
See life at a different perspective, other than your own and recognize the impact YOU have on the people around you. Lead by example and volunteer your own time to use your experience as educational for someone else.

DISTRICT GOALS UPDATE

 

NYCKI
RESOURCES

Want to learn more about the Governors Project?
Governors Project Page

Want to learn more about dues? 
Basics Of Dues

Want some ideas for service project you can do with your club?
Sevice Project Ideas

Want some ideas for ice breakers you can do with your club?
Ice Breaker Guide

Want to access a treasure trove of Circle K International resources?NYCKI Official Website

SPECIAL NOTE

Sometimes I wonder whether I volunteer because I want to truly make an impact on someone or something, or if I do it for selfish reasons, because it makes me feel good about myself. But, at the end, it doesn’t matter. Even if I’m doing this for selfish reasons, isn’t this the best type of selfish one can be?

~ Sami Sharifiy
District Executive Chair
2019-2020

SPOTLIGHTS

Want to highlight an event or service project your club did in NYCKI News
Submit a submission here

Want to give a member a shoutout? in NYCKI News?
Submit a nomination here