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Volume 1
Issue 1
Sept. 15, 2014
In This Issue
Introducing The Current

Introducing Your District Officers

University of Buffalo International Day of Service

The New Club Information Package

Get Involved: Committee Chair Applications

The Tomorrow Fund

Update Your Club Contact Information

The New Council of Presidents

Reminder: Monthly Report Form

The Membership Update Centre is Now Open

The Eliminate Project: What is it all about?

2015 District Convention

District History Minute
Governor Katie and Secretary Jordan at the EC&C Kiwanis District Convention in Prince Edward Island.
Upcoming Events
District Convention February 2015

CKIx
Summer 2015
The view from the Convention Centre on Prince Edward Island.
Deadlines !
September Monthly Report Forms is due by October 5

Committee Chair Applications are due by September 30

Submission of District & International Dues are due by October 30

Updated Club Contact Info is due by September 30

The Tomorrow Fund Applications are due by December 1
Secretary Jordan accepts a certificate of appreciation from EC&C Kiwanis Governor Hope Markes after his speech on Service Leadership Programs at the EC&C Kiwanis District Convention in PEI.
Let's stay
in touch.
Twitter: @eccirclek
Facebook: Eastern Canada District of Circle K International

District Governor Katharine Wyslocky asks the Governor General, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston a question at a luncheon held at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.

Members of the Eastern Canada Circle K District Board and other Circle K members pose with Tom DeJulio, the Past Kiwanis International President and Peter Tudisco, the Past District Governor of the Eastern Canada and Caribbean Districts of Kiwanis International at a fundraising gala for the Eliminate Project held in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, ON.

Members of the Carleton Circle K Club and University of Ottawa Circle K Club build gingerbread houses with the residents of the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Home.

Members of the Carleton Circle K Club build a "bed" in their home garage for the Annual Kiwanis Bed Race which raises funds for the Kiwanis Read-a-Thon and the Queensway-Carleton Hospital Foundation.

Circle K members representing universities from all over Ontario make PB&J sandwiches for the Ottawa Mission as part of a service project during a District Convention (DCON) in Ottawa.

Members of the Carleton Circle K Club accept an award for "Best Attendance" at a DCON held in Ottawa, ON.

Introducing The Current

Our district has a new newsletter.


The Eastern Canada District of Circle K is proud to introduce our new official newsletter. We call it The Current. It will be your go to source for information about what is going on in the world of Eastern Canada Circle K and beyond. We’ll be providing you with information you can use to grow your club, motivate your members, get involved in service and build a better Circle K experience for your members. It will be the responsibility of the Club President to either distribute The Current to all members of the club each month or designate another officer of the club to do so. We’ve spent a lot of time packing this first issue with lots of information to get you going this year. And we’re just getting started.

 

The Eastern Canada District Board

Introducing Your
District Officers


Get to know your District Governor and District Secretary







District Governor
 
Katie Wyslocky

Katie Wyslocky is a two-term District Governor for the Eastern Canada District of Circle K. She first joined the Kiwanis family through Key Club when she was in Gr. 10 and was inspired by the passion and commitment to service she saw in her fellow peers. This motivated her to continue participating in Key Club and after meeting the International Trustee for her Key Club district at the District Convention (DCON) who told her about more leadership opportunities beyond the club level, she set out to become the first Canadian International Trustee on the International Board of Key Club. While she was not successful in her endeavours, she learned about the organization and was more inspired than ever to continue serving others. Katie joined Circle K in her first year of university at Carleton University as a Lieutenant Governor for the Shallow Waters division of the Eastern Canada District of Circle K. That year, she helped organize the District Convention in Ottawa, ON and was awarded the honour of Distinguished Lieutenant Governor of Excellence. She was unanimously elected as the new District Governor for the Eastern Canada District at the DCON in Ottawa and was re-elected the following year for another term. She hopes to grow the Eastern Canada District and increase its presence on social media. She also hopes to make all the clubs throughout the district more connected with each other and with clubs in other districts to provide the members of the Eastern Canada District with the same “K-Family experience” that she has enjoyed every time she has interacted with other K-Family members (whether it be Key Clubbers, Circle K members in other districts or Kiwanians). Outside of Circle K, Katie is a third-year student at Carleton University studying Public Affairs and Policy Management. She is on the executive board of the Carleton International Relations Society and she is a senior policy researcher for the Ontario Economic Development Society. And in her spare time (which is essentially nonexistent), Katie likes to watch TV or movies, read books, and do ballroom dancing. If you’re interested in more information about K-Family stuff beyond the club level, feel free to email Katie at: governor@eccirclek.org.

 






District Secretary
 
Jordan Dunlop

Jordan Dunlop is currently serving the 2014–2015 District Secretary of the Eastern Canada District of Circle K. Jordan first became involved in the Kiwanis Family when he joined Key Club in grade 9. From there he went on to serve as Club Vice President and Club President before being elected to serve as the 2011–2012 District Governor to the Eastern Canada District of Key Club International. After high school, Jordan began his studies in Biological & Medical Sciences at the University of Western Ontario where he joined the Circle K of Western. He then quickly joined the District Board to serve as 2013–2014 Lieutenant Governor to the Great Lakes Division. In his current role as District Secretary, Jordan is responsible for keeping the Eastern Canada District organized and informed while working with the rest of the executive team to provide direction to the District as a whole and support for our clubs. In his limited free time, Jordan enjoys landscape photography and volunteering at the local hospital. Feel free to email Jordan at secretary@eccirclek.org.

University of Buffalo International Day of Service

 

Everyone is strongly encourage to check out this awesome event organized by the University of Buffalo Circle K Club and the Eastern Canada District. Essentially this event, appropriately titled "Buffalo International Day of Service", will be a fun-filled day of performing service and making friends with our southern neighbours. You should really consider attending this event since the University of Buffalo Circle K Club put in a lot of time and effort into organizing this event so our two districts, the Eastern Canada district and the New York district, could start collaborating together and create an opportunity for you to meet Circle K members from other areas and see how they do things. So feel free to check out the event, fill out the registration form if you're thinking of attending, and read the itinerary to learn more about the event (see links below). It will be taking place on Saturday October 4th in at the University of Buffalo.

 

Note: If any of you will be travelling longer distances, the kind members of University of Buffalo Circle K Club have offered to let people stay the night, but you MUST register early for this arrangement.

 

Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/338994489611442/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

Registration Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ckz-z6F_zrzvXOqvvSk0v5VqtMJCSXw9JJJrUE_jxt0/viewform

The New
Club Information Package


It's new. It's useful. And it's in your inbox.

The new 2014–2015 Edition of the Club Information Package is now available. Club Officers, please check you inboxes for this valuable resource. If you have not yet received it, please email secretary@eccirclek.org with updated contact information for your club executive and request a copy of the new Club Information Package.

Get Involved: Committee Chair Applications

 

The District Board is currently accepting applications for our Committee Chair positions. District Committee Chair positions are an excellent way to get involved with the District. Any member from a club in good standing is eligible to apply. For more information on each position available and to apply, use the following link: http://tinyurl.com/qbn4qu2 Applications are due by 11:59PM on September 30, 2014.

 

The Tomorrow Fund


The Tomorrow Fund is an endowed fund for Circle K International held within the Kiwanis International Foundation. This fund, utilizing the interest earned, helps CKI clubs and districts serve the world through grants for service opportunities. The fund is established through a portion of CKI member dues, direct donations, the donation of Carthage-Pullman Society memberships and the donation of Sapphire Circle honoraries.

 

Tomorrow Fund grants can help you take action. How? Identify projects your club would like to tackle on your campus or in your community. Then, apply for grant funds to support those service projects.

 

For more information about The Tomorrow Fund, visit: http://www.circlek.org/Service/TomorrowFund.aspx 

 

Applications for The Tomorrow Fund are due by December 1, 2014.

Update Your Club Contact Information

 

Help us stay in touch with you. Make sure that the District Board has updated contact information for your Club Officers. Without updated contact information, your club might miss out on all the great information, resources and events that we’ll be providing. Club Officers, use this link to send us your updated contact information, even if you think we already have it: http://tinyurl.com/p7m2uqa So update your contact information. Seriously.

The New
Council of Presidents

 

Starting in the 2014–2015 administrative year, the District Board will operate without Divisional Lieutenant Governors and will use a Council of Presidents instead. This change in the structure of the district leadership was made to better accommodate the small number of clubs present in the Eastern Canada District and to give clubs a stronger voice at the district level.

 

The Council of Presidents will be comprised of the Club Presidents from each of the clubs in the Eastern Canada District. The Council of Presidents will serve primarily as an advisory body to the elected District Officers (Governor and Secretary). The Council will also allow Club Presidents to report on their Club’s activity and discuss any issues that they may be having in their clubs.

 

The Council of Presidents will meet approximately once per month via online conference calls.

 

Club Presidents will be receiving more information about the new Council of Presidents soon via email. Club Presidents are encouraged to contact the District Secretary and District Governor with any questions regarding the new Council of Presidents.

Reminder:
Monthly Report Form

 

Just a reminder to Club Presidents and Secretaries that the Monthly Report Form (MRF) is due by the 5th of every month with the first MRF due on October 5th. The link to the MRF Google Form will be sent to the Club President and Secretary prior to the due date (expect to see it in your inbox in late September). The MRF has be redesigned to be easier and faster to use. Completing the MRF is a very important way that the District and International levels of the organization collect information to better serve our clubs. Thanks in advance for your help in this process.

The Membership Update Centre is Now Open

 

Circle K Kiwanis and Faculty Advisors should have been contacted via email announcing the opening of the Membership Update Centre for the 2014–2015 year. Kiwanis or Faculty Advisors should update the club officers at www.circlek.org/muc on the “dashboard tab”. The Circle K Club Secretary or Treasurer can then enter the membership roster (includes all members of the club). Payment of dues can be submitted online or an invoice can be printed under the “Finances” tab.

The Eliminate Project:
What is it all about?

 

The tragedy of tetanus breaks the mother/baby bond. The good news? We can help stop this disease!

 

CKI members are joining forces with the entire Kiwanis family and UNICEF to help save and protect women and their future babies around the world through The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). Through The Eliminate Project, the Kiwanis family will change the world. Maternal and neonatal tetanus affects many, many mothers and babies in the poorest countries of the world, and it's going to take the help of many, many people to eliminate it from the world. 

 

Check out these fundraising ideas, goals, videos and more resources for you and your club. 

 

The Facts

  • Neonatal tetanus kills one baby every nine minutes—nearly 60,000 newborns every year. 
  • To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million women must be immunized to protect themselves and their future babies. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. 
  • It will take US$110 million—and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family. 
  • Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces to tackle iodine deficiency disorders, achieving one of the most significant public health successes of the 20th century. 

 

Learn more about what you can do to help eliminate MNT from the face of the Earth by checking out this Eliminate Project video at: http://tinyurl.com/nzqyoeg

 

Signature/Suggested Fundraising Projects

 

Giving Goals

CKI’s goal is to raise US$7.40 per member each year*—as endorsed by the Circle K International Board. If we reach our goal, every CKI member will save or protect at least four lives. The fundraising progress for Circle K International as of 9/7/2014 is US$237,071.24. View the progress: View the Progress Here

 

Introducing the New Unity Award

Partner with your sponsoring Kiwanis club to raise US$1,000 (SLP club US$500+, Kiwanis club US$500+) and double your lifesaving impact. Visit the Recognition page for details.

 

2015 Eastern Canada Circle K District Convention (DCon)
 

The 2015 Eastern Canada Circle K District Convention will take place on the campus of University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario February 19 to 21, 2015.

 

What’s Happening at DCon?

FUN!  FELLOWSHIP!  SERVICE!

 

Workshops

  • Training of Club Presidents and Secretaries
  • Training of Faculty and Kiwanis Advisors
  • Fundraising and Service Project Ideas
  • Marketing & Promotion / Using Social Media
  • Recruitment and Retention of Members
  • Navigating the CKI Website & Membership Update Centre
  • Kiwanis Family Relations
  • Taking the Bite Out of Public Speaking

Service Project

House of Delegates

  • State of the District Reports
  • District Elections
  • Amendments
  • Resolutions

Bowling Tournament for Eliminate

Guest Speakers

  • To be announced

Update on The Eliminate Project

Information on the International Convention

Dance Lessons – An annual tradition

Entertainment and more

 

Registration Information

Registration will be online and will available soon.  The registration fee covers registration, handout materials, meals (Thursday snacks, Friday Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, Saturday Breakfast/Lunch/Banquet), entertainment, Bowling Tournament, Convention T-shirt and Welcome Bag.  Free Billet Accommodations with local Kiwanians or Circle K-er’s are possible provided registration is received before the Online Registration Deadline

 

Early Bird Online Registration Fee  $50.00

(Before February 8, 2015 8pm)


Online Registration Fee   $75.00

(Until February 15, 2015 8pm)


Registration Fee for Host Committee Members  $50.00


Kiwanian Registration Fee (Non-Host Committee)  $75.00


Bowling Tournament Only Fee For Kiwanians  $30.00

(includes bowling, shoe rental, pizza & donation to The Eliminate Project)


Banquet Only (for Kiwanians)  $50.00

 

Please Note:

  • Onsite Registration is only an option if you have emailed us to let us know you are definitely coming.
  • Registrations received after the Online Registration Deadline may not be guaranteed a free billet.
  • Registrations sent after the Online Registration Deadline may not receive a convention t-shirt or other items that are pre-ordered if sizes/quantities are unavailable.  Please be sure to email a Registration form before arriving at convention.

District History Minute


Did know...


In 1949 the First Circle K Club outside of the United States chartered on the campus of University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada on March 26, 1949.  Its charter number for CKI was #0004. According to Past Assistant District Administrator Brian Tackaberry’s archive files, this was the second Circle K Club anywhere regardless of the Club ID number!  The Club stayed active until the early 1950’s under its original Charter.  This was the first of 3 Charters on this campus. 

 
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