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Capital District Circle K International Members,
Service. Leadership. Fellowship. These are the three tenets in which Circle K International embodies. While the ability of CKI to help its members improve their capacity for service and leadership is quite powerful, the truth is that this is not what makes CKI unique. There are many organizations which focus solely on service and leadership to produce a fine set of accomplished, admirable civil servants and leaders. However, what makes Circle K International an organization worth joining is that it combines the tenets of service and leadership with the tenet of fellowship. CKI is not simply a service organization, but a family. By entering into this organization, you become part of the CKI family and, on a larger scale, the Kiwanis family.
It is the belief of the Capital District Board that the tenet of fellowship is what has allowed us to retain some of the brightest minds and kindest hearts within our organization and to recruit new ones. By fostering an environment of love and kindness for those within and outside of CKI, like-minded individuals have been able to come together to bring a more impactful change to our global community by the way we serve and lead. If we are to continue to remain a capable and influential organization, we must stick together and continue to embody fellowship. In the light of recent events, this means that we cannot shy away as our brothers and sisters as they are treated with cruelty and injustice.
The Capital District Board of CKI looks to address the killing of George Floyd and all those before him not through the lens of polarized politics, but through the lens of morality and basic human rights. Human rights are the fundamental freedoms which any human, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion, should be given. When black rights are violated, human rights are violated. Without the ability to uphold morality through basic human rights, there is no righteousness. There is no justice. No patriotism. No goodwill.
For this reason, to remain indifferent or silent in the face of current events would be to directly go against the Objects of Circle K International held within our International Bylaws: to cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism, which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
The Capital District of Circle K International condemns the racism and structural violence which will forever be a part of this country’s history and continues to affect our black brothers and sisters to this day. The District Board encourages clubs and its members to act in accordance with the Objects of Circle K International. As long as you act in accordance with the foundational documents of the Capital District and Circle K International, you have the full support of the Capital District.
During these times, the Capital District is empowered by our club officers and members who continue to be leaders and serve their communities. Even more so, we are empowered by those officers and members who continue to place an emphasis on fellowship through inclusive love and kindness. Please continue to support each other and, where possible, share this support to those in our community who need it most. It will be our love and kindness which will be our greatest superpower.
Yours in Caring and Service,
The 2020-21 Capital District Board of Circle K International
Click the link below to access the recently released scholarship application! Make sure to submit your application by February 8th!
We hope you all had a fantastic time at Fall Membership Rally 2019! This year our theme was SmoreService, a throwback to your favorite summer camp days. Throughout the weekend, members participated in service projects, bonding activities, and of course roasted marshmallows. One of our special activities was lighting the candles of our new members, welcoming them into our CKI family. Check out our Facebook page for some great photos of the event or at https://photos.app.goo.gl/tNTU6WUJTj8rv3Uf7
Fall Membership Rally registration is now open! Click HERE to sign up or at https://fs6.formsite.com/CapitalCKI/gbqqwlxidi/index.html. More information can be found about FMR under our Events tab. We are so excited to meet new people and see old friends at this s’wonderful event.
Capital had a fantastic time at CKIx19 in Orlando. We had 11 members from the Capital District attend and Immediate Past Governor, Jose Leoncio, was elected International Trustee.
We won multiple awards:
Distinguished District Administrator: Serena Bell
Distinguished District Governor: Jose Leoncio
GEM awards in the Emerald Division: 3rd place, Virginia Commonwealth University and 2nd place, The George Washington University.
We are so excited to serve the Capital District this year. We look forward to meeting all of y’all and growing our District!
Hello Capital Crabs! CKIx19 is fastly approaching at only 80 days away, this means early bird registration at only $250 closes April 19. I want to give y’all a quick run down on some key info and why you should attend.
- When: June 26-29, 2019
- Where: Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida.
- Room + Registration: Room rate: US$159 per night plus taxes and fees. March 1 – April 19: $250, April 20 – May 24: $300, May 25- June 26: Registration closed, June 26: $350 (on-site registration)
- Why: Join hundreds of Circle K members for the biggest event of the year. Attend workshops, complete a large scale service project and make memories that will last a lifetime. Listen to engaging speakers and witness outstanding leaders be recognized during our awards ceremony. Experience all this and more with your favorite organization.
All CKIx19 info can be found at https://www.circlek.org/ckix
As our year comes to close, lets celebrate our wonderful accomplishment of GAINING members! This is the first membership gain in two years. Last year the Capital District ended the year with 579 members, this year we are potentially ending with 589! We have one week left, which means there is still time to get closer to our goal of 625 members for the year. Here are some quick stats:
- 11 of our clubs experienced growth
- We have added 34 new members this Spring
- We are the only district in the top 5 largest districts to experience growth this year
We’d like to give a BIG thank you to our club that brought in new members this Spring:
Are you ready to take the next step in your CKI journey? Do you want to enhance your CKI experience? Do you want to make an impact on the Capital District of CKI? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you would be a great fit to apply for one of our Lt. Governors and Committee Chairs.