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Northern Division

Northern Division Updates #6

Welcome Back Northern Circle K!!

It feels so great to be back at SLU. I hope you all are feeling the excitement of being back on campus.

Circle K will be looking to recruit and have our first events soon, so let's get on to our first LTG Update back at school (our 6th already!).

Below is our usual To Do List, upcoming events, and finally resources.

 
TO DO LIST:

Service Hour Report Form
WHO: Everyone
WHEN: 1st of every month
WHAT: Tracks the service hours of members.
HOW:

  • This month's hours:
    • AUGUST SERVICE HOURS: due September 1st.
    • Report your service hours from this month with THIS FORM
  • Next month's hours:
    • SEPTEMBER SERVICE HOURS: due October 1st.
    • Next Month, report your service hours with THIS FORM

Monthly Report Form (MRF)
WHO: Secretaries
WHEN: 5th of every month (so July MRF is due August 5th)
WHAT: Updates district on club service hours and events.
HOW: Fill out this form. If people fill out the Service Hour Report Form responsibly, you can gather any service hours completed by your club members at this link (look under responses).

For clarification on what constitutes a service hour, and other CKI definitions and events, check out this resource.

Fundraising Report Form (FRF)
WHO: Treasurers
WHEN: 5th of every month (so July FRF is due August 5th)
WHAT: Updates district on club fundraising.
HOW: Fill out this form

Filling out these district forms helps our clubs get the recognition and awards our hard work deserves at the end of the year! 

Presidential Check-in:
WHO: Presidents
WHEN: By September 1
WHAT: Meeting to make a concrete plan for how we will tackle this semester and our recruitment ideas (virtual recruitment fair will be soon!)
HOW: Email/text me when you can meet please!

 
UPCOMING EVENTS:

NY District Service Hangout
WHAT: Event to learn about service in aid of the water crisis.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 25 (tomorrow) @ 8:15pm
HOW: Zoom Link

DLSSP: District Large Scale Service Project
WHAT: Our annual district event is FREE and ONLINE this year (take advantage of this while you can). Enjoy both virtual and in-person aspects of service with CKI members from around NY.
WHEN: September 25 – 27
HOW: Learn more and SIGN UP HERE. Register by September 8
RESOURCES:

Now that we are back at school and CKI will be super active, we got some resources on the type of things our clubs can do! 

US Postal Service
Sign this petition to help the US Postal Service during COVID. This will take mere minutes!

Service Ideas (thanks to our Service Committee)

Thanks for reading!
I hope you're all excited for CKI to get started this year. I know COVID is making things a little more intimidating, but we can stil have an amazing service-filled year. And, as always, reach out if you need anything!! I'm happy to help.
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Alexandra Hill
Northern Division Lieutenant Governor, New York District of Circle K International

(818) 689 0108 | alexandra.hill@nycirclek.org

https://nycirclek.org/

Northern Division Updates #5

Hi Northern Circle K!!

We have arrived at our 5th LTG Update… the last of the summer! I hope everyone has enjoyed this very, very long break and are looking forward to getting back to work.

Below is our usual To Do List, upcoming events, and finally resources.

TO DO LIST:

Service Hour Report Form
WHO: Everyone
WHEN: 1st of every month
WHAT: Tracks the service hours of members.
HOW:

  • This month's hours:
    • JULY SERVICE HOURS: due August 1st.
    • Report your service hours from this month with THIS FORM
  • Next month's hours:
    • AUGUST SERVICE HOURS: due September 1st.
    • Next Month, report your service hours with THIS FORM

Monthly Report Form (MRF)
WHO: Secretaries
WHEN: 5th of every month (so July MRF is due August 5th)
WHAT: Updates district on club service hours and events.
HOW: Fill out this form. If people fill out the Service Hour Report Form responsibly, you can gather any service hours completed by your club members at this link (look under responses).

For clarification on what constitutes a service hour, and other CKI definitions and events, check out this resource.

Fundraising Report Form (FRF)
WHO: Treasurers
WHEN: 5th of every month (so July FRF is due August 5th)
WHAT: Updates district on club fundraising.
HOW: Fill out this form

Filling out these district forms helps our clubs get the recognition and awards our hard work deserves at the end of the year! 

Presidential Check-in:
WHO: Presidents
WHEN: Before we go back to school
WHAT: Meeting to make a concrete plan for how we will tackle this semester
HOW: Fill out this form to pick a time that works for you

UPCOMING EVENTS:

10th Annual Kiwanis Family Picnic
WHAT: ONLINE event to connect with members of the NY District K-Family.
WHEN: Saturday, August 8 from 12-5 p.m.
HOW:

NYCKI Personal Development Workshop Series
(presented by CBS committee of NYCKI)
WHAT: Attend webinars on Zoom hosted by your fellow Circle K'ers. You can register for as little or many workshops as you want.
WHEN: August 4th-6th and 11th-12th
HOW: Register Here

RESOURCES:
A lot of these are valuable resources to use for your own service at home, but don't forget the most important part of CKI is the members!! Utilize these for your clubs.

Voter Registration Video Guide
Watch a lovely video created by our NY District Service Committee about voter registration and how it affects the District Service Project (Combatting COVID) via this link

Yemen Service Project
NY Service Initiatives Committee hosted a 'Service Hang' at which some members presented on the Yemen Crisis and ways to make a difference. Find the presentation at this link.

Unicef Service Project
Click here for a super fun, easy way to raise money for Unicef… word puzzles!

Service Ideas (thanks to our Service Committee)

That's All 🙂

I hope you all take advantage of these amazing events and resources! The start of the school year is fast approaching, so it's really important you feel confident and prepared to hit the ground running with Circle K. If you don't know what that looks like… reach out!! That's why I'm here.

Yours in service,

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Alexandra Hill
Northern Division Lieutenant Governor, New York District of Circle K International

(818) 689 0108 | alexandra.hill@nycirclek.org

https://nycirclek.org/

Northern Division Updates #4


Hi Northern Circle K!!
Welcome to the fourth LTG Update of the service year! I'm sending this update a little early since there are some time sensitive things to address.

In this email you will find our usual To Do List, some upcoming events and opportunities including some resources for service from home.

TO DO LIST:
Service Hour Report Form

WHO: Everyone
WHEN: 1st of every month
WHAT: Tracks the service hours of members.
HOW:

  • This month's hours:
    • JUNE SERVICE HOURS: due July 1st. (1 week)
    • Report your service hours from this month with THIS FORM
  • Next month's hours:
    • JULY SERVICE HOURS: due August 1st.
    • Next Month, report your service hours with THIS FORM
Monthly Report Form (MRF)
WHO: Secretaries
WHEN: 5th of every month (so June MRF will be due July 5th)
WHAT: Updates district on club service hours and events.
HOW: Fill out this form. If people fill out the Service Hour Report Form responsibly, you can gather any service hours completed by your club members at this link (look under responses).

For clarification on what constitutes a service hour, and other CKI definitions and events, check out this resource.

Fundraising Report Form (FRF)
WHO: Treasurers
WHEN: 5th of every month (so June FRF will be due July 5th)
WHAT: Updates district on club fundraising.
HOW: Fill out this form

Filling out these district forms helps our clubs get the recognition and awards our hard work deserves at the end of the year! 

UPCOMING EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES:
REMOTE SERVICE EVENT: 
This Friday!! Zoom Link: https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/95993227494
BATTLING COVID SERVICE IDEAS (courtesy of District Service Committee):

Also, attached to this email is a video on getting involved with the Governor's project; it gives step by step instructions on donating clothes.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION:
Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center Foundation Scholarship Application.
Due June 30. All Circle K members may apply!
Here is the PDF LINK.
Circle K's annual international conventional is virtual this year! 
The event features guest speakers, workshops, virtual service projects and fun fellowship activities to meet CKI members from around the world.
It is FREE to all members, but spots are limited so REGISTER HERE!!
Thanks for reading 🙂

I hope all these resources have been helpful.
If you do any of these service activities, make sure to track it with the service form.
And I truly recommend attending these events!! They will all be a ton of fun.

Till next month, I hope everyone is having a great summer!

Yours in service,
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Alexandra Hill
Northern Division Lieutenant Governor, New York District of Circle K International

(818) 689 0108 | alexandra.hill@nycirclek.org

https://nycirclek.org/

Northern Division Updates #3

Hi Again Northern Circle K!
It's Alexandra with our third LTG Update of the service year.
It's already JUNE! Summer's going fast… Let's make the most of it!

Below, you will find a To Do List as well as Announcements regarding the district and how you can help make a difference.

TO DO LIST:


Service Hour Report Form

PLEASE distribute this form to members so service hours for June can be tracked!
WHO: Everyone
WHEN: 1st of every month (so June service hours are due July 1st)
WHAT: Tracks the service hours of members, especially since our service is being done independently right now.
HOW: Fill out THIS FORM

Monthly Report Form (MRF)
WHO: Secretaries
WHEN: 5th of every month (so May MRF will be due in a few days)
WHAT: Updates district on club service hours and events.
HOW: Fill out this form. If people fill out the Service Hour Report Form responsibly, you can gather any service hours completed by your club members at this link (look under responses).

For clarification on what constitutes a service hour, and other CKI definitions and events, check out this resource.

Fundraising Report Form (FRF)
WHO: Treasurers
WHEN: 5th of every month (so May FRF will be due in a few days)
WHAT: Updates district on club fundraising.
HOW: Fill out this form

Filling out these district forms helps our club get the recognition and awards our hard work deserves at the end of the year! 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The New York District has established their service project for the year… COMBATTING COVID!
Make a difference by making masks, delivering food to the vulnerable, or other hands-on service. Or start your own fundraiser – bingo sheets on social media are a super easy way to help those affected or to support essential workers (check out NVOAD for a list of organizations supporting various COVID19 response measures).

All the work you do still counts as service hours and money fundraised by your Circle K club (make sure to report it using the Service Hours Report Form).

And please don't forget about your members! It may be summer, but a Circle K'er reaching out might make a big difference.

That's all I got!

Just a shorter email this month. I just wanted to check in, provide some resources as the summer truly kicks off, and let everyone know I'm always available to help. Let me know what I can do!
Thank you for reading through everything.
I hope everyone is being safe <3

 Yours in service,
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Alexandra Hill
Northern Division Lieutenant Governor, New York District of Circle K International

(818) 689 0108 | alexandra.hill@nycirclek.org

https://nycirclek.org/

Northern Division Updates #2

Hello Northern Circle K!
It's Alexandra with our second LTG Update of the service year. Below, you will find a To Do List as well as an Idea Board that you can use in continuing with service, leadership, and fellowship while we're stuck at home. 
TO DO LIST:

Election Report Form (ERF)
WHO: President
WHEN: ASAP
WHAT: Allows the District to contact club officers for training, resources, etc.
HOW: Fill out this form if you haven't done so already

Service Hour Report Form
PLEASE distribute this form to members so service hours can be tracked!
WHO: Everyone
WHEN: 1st of every month (so today)
WHAT: Tracks the service hours of members, especially since our service is being done independently right now.
HOW: Fill out this form

Monthly Report Form (MRF)
WHO: Secretaries
WHEN: 5th of every month
WHAT: Updates district on club service hours and events.
HOW: Fill out this form. If people fill out the Service Hour Report Form responsibly, you can gather any service hours completed by your club members at this link (look under responses).

For clarification on what constitutes a service hour, and other CKI definitions and events, check out this resource.

Fundraising Report Form (FRF)
WHO: Treasurers
WHEN: 5th of every month
WHAT: Updates district on club fundraising.
HOW: Fill out this form

Filling out these district forms helps our club get the recognition and awards our hard work deserves at the end of the year! 

Committee Member Applications
WHO: Anyone interested
WHEN: May 11
WHAT: Get involved in the NY CKI District as a member of one of the committees. There are a diverse range of committees, so you can join one that suits your skill set and passions best. Fun way to get more involved with CKI without too much time commitment.
HOW: See this form for the descriptions of the different committees, and then fill it out if you're interested.
(I will definitely be joining one or two, so let me know if you want to talk if you're unsure about applying!)

IDEA BOARD:

CIRCLE K AT HOME
Zoom isn't just for classes. You can have virtual meetings to continue service, leadership, and fellowship (much needed since I'm sure a lot of people are going a little stir crazy in isolation). 

FUNDRAISE AT HOME
Now that we have so much time on our hands, it is the perfect opportunity to start your own project. Fundraise for a cause you believe in. All the work you do still counts as service hours and money fundraised by your Circle K club (just make sure to report it using the Service Hours Report Form).
Some examples are doing the 30 Hour Famine to fundraise and fight against hunger worldwide, or the Step to Accept Challenge where you can raise money for every step taken for GiGi’s Playhouse, a nationwide network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers (run/walk/bike with them June 6 for their virtual Step to Accept).
And of course there are so many places in need of donations due to COVID-19. Just look up Corona donation and you can find myriad foundations — just choose the one that speaks the most to you and start a fundraising campaign.

Please share these resources with all your club members. Make sure they know they can still be making a difference even while we are social distancing. In these uncertain times, service and fellowship are as important as ever.

That's all for now!
Thank you for taking the time to read this far! I am wishing everyone luck with their upcoming finals, and hopefully the summer starts off well. I am available for any questions, concerns, or just conversations you want to have. Let me know how quarantine is going. Please do not hesitate to reach out!
Yours in service,
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Alexandra Hill
Northern Division Lieutenant Governor, New York District of Circle K International

(818) 689 0108 | alexandra.hill@nycirclek.org

https://nycirclek.org/

Northern Division Updates #1

HI EVERYONE!

MY NAME IS ALEXANDRA HILL, AND I'M SO EXCITED TO BEGIN THIS SERVICE YEAR STRONG AS YOUR NORTHERN LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR!

ABOUT ME:
I am currently a freshman at St Lawrence University studying Math/Econ and English, and minoring in French and Comp Sci. Some of my involvement on campus includes being senior fiction editor for The Laurentian Magazine and a writer/copy editor for The Hill News. My service passions include working with people with special needs and disadvantaged youths, as well as promoting mental health awareness. Coming from Key Club in California, I am super excited to get to know the New York Circle K'ers!
GOALS:

  1. Get to know everyone! Success can only start from all of you, so I really want to know what each club's (and officer's) goals are and provide you with all the resources you need to do what YOU want to do.
  2. Promote Communication. I'm seeking to unite the Northern Division, strengthening communication between not only our clubs but our wonderful Kiwanis as well. There is so much we can all learn from each other. Steal Ideas – utilize each other's resources – we are a team!
TO DO LIST

Officers: please add me to your mailing list to help me keep updated on what your club is up to. Also, sign up for this When2Meet so we can have a council meeting; come prepared to discuss goals for the service year.

Everyone: volunteer while you're in quarantine! Virtual service is flexible and there's great variety. Examples — Charity Miles (walk/run for charity), Crisis Text Line (counselor for crisis hotline), LibriVox (turn older literature into audiobooks). Or just look up virtual service and find what sparks your interest!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Starting this service year, everyone will track their service hours in a monthly google form, due the 1st of every month. For hours completed in April, please submit to this service hour report form, due by the 1st of May. This will keep Circle K on track for our service goals, even while  stuck at home.
  • Committee Chair applications were extended until the end of today. If you want to have a great leadership opportunity at the Circle K divisional level, check out the application and see if one interests you — options range from marketing to service initiatives.
CLOSING:
Please reach out if you have ANY questions. I know these are overwhelming and often confusing times, so let me know if I can help in any way. Or just reach out and let's get to know each other! I'm so excited to get to know all the Circle Kers and get started this service year.
Yours in service,

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Alexandra Hill
Northern Division Lieutenant Governor, New York District of Circle K International

(818) 689 0108 | alexandra.hill@nycirclek.org

https://nycirclek.org/