Copy
Volume 1
Issue 2
Oct. 20, 2014
In This Issue
Introducing the District Administration Team

The New EC&C Kiwanis District Officers

The New Kiwanis International President

Follow Up: University of Buffalo International Day of Service

District Committee Chair Applications

Membership Update Centre – Now Open

News From International

Your K-Family Kwestions Answered

The Tomorrow Fund

The Eliminate Project Update

Dues Reminder

District History Minute

Mark Your Calendars: District Convention 2015

Monthly Report Form

District Governor Katie Wyslocky and members of the University of Buffalo Circle K club after packaging over 3,225 pounds of food at the Western New York Food Bank, as part of the Buffalo International Day of Service.

Upcoming Events
Council of Presidents Meeting on Oct. 22

CKIx 2015

District Convention 2015

Circle K Week

District Governor Katie Wyslocky and members of the University of Buffalo Circle K club at a barbecue reception after the Buffalo International Day of Service event.

Deadlines !
October Monthly Report Form Due Nov. 5

Committee Chair Applications Due Oct. 31

District Governor Katie Wyslocky and the International Trustee for Sub-Region F, Kelly Chan at the Buffalo International Day of Service.

Connect with us.
Twitter
Facebook

We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving and that midterm season is going well. 

This month's issue of The Current is packed with announcements, info and follow-up on some recent events.

For all the latest updates, be sure the follow us on Twitter.

- The Eastern Canada Circle K District Board

Introducing the District Administration Team

District Administrator Jan Alexanian
 

Jan Alexanian literally grew up in Kiwanis as she is a third generation Kiwanian. Her grandfather Aris was a member of the Hamilton Club for 17 years and her father Armen was a member of the Hamilton East Kiwanis Club before becoming a member of the Kiwanis Club of Twin Cities Kitchener for 50 years. In total, Jan’s family has over 93 years of Kiwanis Service.

 

Jan has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Twin Cities Kitchener for 26 years, during which she has been honoured with the Mel Osborne Fellowship and a 25 Year Legion of Honour Membership.

 

Jan is currently serving as the District Administrator to the Eastern Canada District of Circle K. Jan has many years of involvement at the District level of Circle K, having served as Assistant District Administrator from 1984 to 2008, District Administrator from 2008 to 2011 and 2012 to present.

 

In addition to her role at the District level of Circle K, Jan is serving in her 18th year as Kiwanis Advisor to the Circle K Club at the University of Waterloo, served as Key Club Advisor to the Grand River Collegiate Key Club for 4 years and is also currently serving in her 5th term as President of the Kiwanis Club of Twin Cities Kitchener.

 

Outside of the Kiwanis Family, Jan volunteers with Westies in Need Rescue, Junior Achievement, the Waterloo Regional Down Syndrome Society,  the Anti-Puppy Mill Legislation Campaign, and other non-profit organizations.

 

Jan lives in Kitchener with her 5-year old Westie named Ziggy.

The New EC&C Kiwanis District Officers

 

As of October 1st, the new Officers of the Eastern Canada & the Caribbean District Officers have begun their terms in office. The Eastern Canada District of Circle K wishes to congratulate the new officers:

District Governor Serge Viau from the Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and the Centennial Ekiwanis Club of Pennsylvania;

Governor Elect Allen Ure from the Kiwanis Club of Paris-Brantford, Ontario, the Kiwanis Club of Ridgetown, Ontario, and the Centennial Ekiwanis Club of Pennsylvania;

Vice Governor Phil Rossy from the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.

The New Kiwanis International President 

 

The Eastern Canada District of Circle K is pleased to announce that as of October 1st, Dr. John Button of the Kiwanis Club of Ridgetown has officially started in his term as Kiwanis International President. Our best wishes to Dr. John as he shows us the way forward.

Follow Up: University of Buffalo International
Day of Service


 

On Saturday, October 4th, 2014, the University of Buffalo Circle K Club (currently the biggest Circle K club in New York District) held the first-ever Buffalo International Day of Service. The event saw Circle K members from all over the New York and Eastern Canada districts come together to perform outstanding service to the Buffalo and Western New York community. There were three groups doing three different types of service projects, and District Governor Katie Wyslocky and District Administrator Jan Alexanian had a blast packaging 35 lb. boxes filled with food to be sent out to community food centres all across the county, as well as, helping design promotional material for the Western New York food bank. Together with the help of six other Circle K members from the NY district, they packaged over 3255 lbs of food! Afterwards, they were invited to attend a barbecue at one of the University of Buffalo Circle K member’s house and were greeted with a warm welcome and lots of delicious food. They shared stories about different service projects held in each respective district, and the American Circle K-ers seemed particularly interested in the Eastern Canada District DCON in February 2015. They look forward to meeting some Canadians and were very eager to remind Jan and Katie that they must pass on an invitation to all the Canadians to visit them and join their service projects which they do every single weekend. So, fellow EC Circle K members, please email us if you’re ever interested in doing a volunteering project, or just helping out with one, because the UB Circle K members would love to meet you!

District Committee Chair Applications

 

We have extended the deadlines for our district committees to October 31st, 2014 at 11:55pm. Please be sure to apply if you’re interested because this will be the final deadline to apply.

 

Apply Here: http://tinyurl.com/qbn4qu2

Membership Update Centre – Now Open

 

Club Advisors, please be advised that the Membership Update Centre is now open. You will now be able to update your club rosters and generate invoices for the payment of your clubs International Dues.

News From International

 

Update your membership in 3 easy steps: 

 

Kiwanis or Faculty advisors should update the club officers at www.circlek.org/muc on the "dashboard tab". 

Then, your club secretary or treasurer can follow 3 easy steps: 

  1. Round up information from each new member, including email addresses and expected year of graduation.  
  2. Log in and update membership records (graduate members and add new members) at www.circlek.org/muc.  
  3. Submit payment or print invoice and pay by check. 

 

Need help navigating the system? Kiwanis International has created a video for you:  www.kiwanis.org/mucvideo. 


Questions? Contact memberservices@kiwanis.org.

Your K-Family Kwestions Answered

 

The 2014-2015 CKI K-Family Relations committee is committed to helping you prepare for the kickoff of K-Family Month in November: an entire month dedicated towards strengthening and celebrating our bonds with the entire K-Family. This video message provides fun and interesting facts on the K-Family, provides service project ideas, and provides advice on how to approach different branches of the K-Family with proper etiquette. Click [HERE] for some great advice from the K-Family Relations Committee (you must give your name, email address, and district to view their message). If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact the Kiwanis Family Relations Committee Chair Kelly Chan at [kelchan.cki@gmail.com]. 

The Tomorrow Fund

 

Do you have a great idea for a service project in which you could engage your club and fellow members, and could use some financial assistance for this project? Circle K International can help make this idea become a reality with the endowment named The Tomorrow Fund. The Fund, established through portions of CKI dues, and direct donations, is designed to help Circle K members put on a project by assisting financially with a grant. Clubs may apply for funding amounts from $200 to $2,000. The application is currently live, and are due by December 1st, 2014. Click [HERE] to access more information about The Tomorrow Fund, and [HERE] to learn more about the application process. We look forward to receiving your [APPLICATIONS], and seeing your awesome ideas!

The Eliminate Project Update

 

As of October 13, 2014, Kiwanis-family Service Leadership Programs have raised US$3,157,563 in total funds. These funds will save or protect more than 1.75 million women and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus. CKI has raised US$4,494 in the last week - Congratulations on your lifesaving efforts!

 

Trick-or-Treat boxes are now available through the Kiwanis Family Store. Clubs can order up to 8 packages of 25 boxes (200 boxes total) through the store. If you are needing more boxes due to a specific circumstance, please contact campaign@TheElimianteProject.org. We want you and your clubs to be excited about participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF this year. Every great fundraiser requires planning and preparation. If they go door-to-door, they have to tell people why they are collecting coins - and you can share this new sample speech with your clubs. Spread the word about their event and The Eliminate Project. If you need ideas how they can promote both their event and The Eliminate Project, use the public relations toolkit. Money raised this year by Kiwanis family members of all ages will support The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus. Say thank you to the club, also with a note card.

Dues Reminder

 

Just a friendly reminder that your District and International Dues for the 2013-2014 Administrative Year are due by October 30, 2014.

Also, don't forget that the first club in the District to pay both their District and International Dues will receive one free registration to the 2015 District Convention!

District History Minute

 

On January 13, 1956, the University of Western Ontario rechartered for the second time, showing that Clubs are definitely cyclical.  This time it stayed active for only a few years.  

 

On March 5 1956, the second Circle K Club within the Ontario-Quebec-Maritimes Kiwanis District chartered on the campus of Ryerson Institute of Technology (The name changed to Ryerson Polytechnic Institute in 1966 and further changed its name in 1993 to Ryerson Polytechnic University and in 2003 it assumed its current name as Ryerson University).  The Club was active until its Charter was revoked in 1971.

 

On March 21, 1956, the third Circle K Club within the Ontario-Quebec-Maritimes Kiwanis District chartered on the campus of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.  The Club stayed active until the late 1960’s.

Mark Your Calendars: District Convention 2015

 

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.

Monthly Report Form

 

The deadline for the September Monthly Report Form was extended to October 10th and should therefore have been submitted already.

 

The October Monthly Report Form will be due on November 5. A link to the Google Form for this report will be sent out soon.

View this email in your browser
Copyright © 2014 Eastern Canada District of Circle K International. All rights reserved.
Volume 1, Issue 2, October 20, 2014

Please do not respond to this email. For questions and concerns, please contact us at mail.eccirclek@gmail.com