Volume 1
Issue 3
Nov. 17, 2014
In This Issue
Introducing the District Administration Team – Shelley Des Cotes

Greetings From Circle K International President Kathy Le

Greetings From Your Circle K International Trustee Kelly Chan

Message From EC&C Kiwanis Governor-Elect Allen Ure

K-Family Month Competition

Contribute to The Current

The Tomorrow Fund

The New Club Monthly Reporting Protocol

The Eliminate Project Update

District Convention 2015

District Dues Reminder

District History Minute
Upcoming Events
District Convention 2015
Introducing the District Administration Team

Assistant District Administrator
Des Cotes

Shelley is  a member of the KW Kiwanis Club, and joined Kiwanis in 1995. She has held the offices of Club Secretary, Club President, and Lieutenant Governor for Division 5. Shelley is currently serving as Eliminate Multi-Division Coordinator, Administrator for Eastern Canada Key Club as well as Key Club Kiwanis Advisor for 2 Key Clubs, and Secretary of her Kiwanis Club (busy Kiwanis life).


Shelley has a university degree from Western University with a major in Economics, and a Diploma in Computer Programming and Operations from Seneca College. She owns her own business doing  computer support and training, and is a retired Conestoga College instructor. She has been married to Steve for 11 years (2nd husband), and they have one son James (34 years old), and one granddaughter (1 year old).


Shelley’s father was a Kiwanian, and she has fond memories of helping him at various projects when she was growing up. When she was looking for a service organization to join, Kiwanis was Shelley’s natural choice.


Shelley’s job in Circle K is to assist the District Administrator, Jan Alexanian. Shelley helps Jan with the bookkeeping and finances for the District as well as receiving the dues from the clubs.

Greetings from Circle K International President Kathy Le


Hello Eastern Canada!


My name is Kathy Le and I am a member of the University of Alberta Circle K in the Western Canada District. I am currently enrolled in my fifth year of study in Psychology and am pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science. For the 2014 – 2015 year I have the honour of serving as your International President. The role of International President includes overseeing the International Board of Trustees, providing support to all districts and clubs, guiding international committees and task forces, and representing our organization to other branches of the Kiwanis Family. As your advocate I ensure that each voice is heard and that the needs of the members are met.


My goals for our organization for the upcoming year include increasing awareness and involvement on the international level of Circle K, updating resources and providing support to districts and clubs, and promoting growth of our organization as a whole through internal sustainability and international expansion. Having met individuals from all over Circle K during my past four years in this organization has served as my inspiration to give back to not only my own community, but to other members as I would love their passion to grow as much as mine has from their experiences within the Kiwanis Family. When I joined Circle K I had no idea that this organization would allow me to find passion in community service, make lifelong friends, and make an impact during my college career.


Circle K has given me the opportunity to develop myself as a leader but also aid others in realizing their full potential and this is why I love our organization. Numbers are important but I also believe that it is the strengths that we gain from being in Circle K that truly shape who we are. 2015 will be a phenomenal year and I am so proud to be serving alongside all of you! Please do not hesitate to contact me at at any time, as I would love a conversation with you. Let’s all continue doing what we do best – living and loving to serve!

Greetings From Your Circle K International Trustee Kelly Chan


Happy Holidays Eastern Canada!


Fall is such a big holiday season and I hope that you all have the chance to enjoy each of which you celebrate. My name is Kelly Chan and I am currently serving as the 2014-2015 Subregion F Trustee as well as the CKI Kiwanis Family Relations Chair. I am a speech-language pathology graduate student at St. John’s University and hope to pursue a career working with children with developmental delays.


My role is to serve as the liaison from the international level to the district level to the following districts: Eastern Canada, Capital, New England, New Jersey, and New York. My goals focus around streamlining communication and increasing transparency. I have been sending out biweekly e-mails to each district board and all members that have expressed interested via e-mail. If you are interested in joining the mailing list, feel free contact me! I have also been maintaining our CKI Subregion F Facebook group ( and Facebook page ( to post information that hopefully helps you in your CKI journey. 


Since my term began, I have been working closely with Governor Katie and your district board to help make this service year the best it can be. We’ve begun collaboration between some clubs in New York and Eastern Canada and hope that this is only the beginning. We are hoping to host a second Buffalo International’s Day of Service, or an event similar. I’ve had the chance to briefly meet a few of you through out President’s Council meetings and I was very impressed with the work that your clubs are doing. Your active participation allows you, your clubs, and Eastern Canada to be well represented within CKI and I hope that it also allows you a chance to connect with other clubs! Remember that while we may all be geographically scattered, we are united through service, leadership, fellowship, and love for the K-Family. I encourage you to reach out to each other, to other clubs in the K-Family in your area, your district board, and your international board.


I am looking forward to meeting each of you at your District Convention or who knows, maybe even before! Please feel free to reach out to me via e-mail at or call/text me at 718-757-5687 with further questions or to simply start a conversation.


Yours in Service, Leadership, and Fellowship,

Kelly Chan

2014-2015 Subregion F Trustee

Message from EC&C Kiwanis Governor-Elect Allen Ure


Greetings to all the CKI members in Eastern Canada. As the Governor Elect of the Eastern Canada & the Caribbean District of Kiwanis, it is my pleasure to be your link to the Kiwanis District Board as well as a resource for your executive to call on for assistance. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at your DCON in February and hopefully at the 100th Anniversary Celebration of all the Kiwanis Family members in Indianapolis in late June. I wish each of you success in your studies this term and in the future. Please encourage your friends to join you in your service to your school community and beyond. 


Allen Ure CPA, CGA
Kiwanis Club of Ridgetown 

Kiwanis Club of Paris-Brant
Centennial Ekiwanis Club of Pennsylvania

K-Family Month Competition


November is all about the Kiwanis Family and what better way to get involved than a competition? From November 1 to November 30, we would like you to show your K-Family love and spirit by posting stories, quotes, photos, videos, your own pieces of advice, and anything K-Family related on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Be sure to include the hashtag #kfamily2014 and tag @kfamily2014 on Facebook because every post gives you one raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes. But also, don't forget to stay connected to the Kiwanians who support you and make sure to attend or volunteer at one of your sponsoring Kiwanis club's events to show your gratitude for all their help. Best of luck in the competition and we look forward to hearing about all your great K-Family moments!

Contribute to The Current


Have an upcoming fundraiser or event that you want to promote to the district? Have you recently completed a successful project and want to share it? Want to brag about an extraordinary member from your club? Want to share some photos of your club in action?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, contact the District Secretary Jordan Dunlop ( about getting your article or photos published in an upcoming issue of The Current.

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 New Club Monthly Reporting Protocol


The way that the District collects information from your club has just changed. Instead of the online questionnaire, Club Officers will now be delivering their reports in person at meetings of the Council of Presidents. Club Officers and Advisors should have received a document “Club Monthly Reporting Protocol”, which will explain the new reporting procedure in more detail. Please don’t hesitate to contact District Secretary Jordan Dunlop ( with any questions.

The Eliminate Project Update


Here are some updates on the Eliminate Project progress in our district so far. The University of Toronto Circle K Club is currently leading in donations for the current year at $504.85. The University of Ottawa Circle K Club is leading in cumulative donations (totalled across all years) to the project at $1,271.62. The total contribution to the Eliminate Project by our district so far is $2,813.76. Let’s work to strengthen our support for the project, which is now in its final year.

District Dues Reminder


Just a reminder to get your District Dues in as soon as you can. Also remember that the first club to submit both District and International Dues will receive one free registration for the 2015 District Convention.

District dues should be mailed to Assistant District Administrator Shelley Des Cotes. More details on dues submission can be found in the 2014-2015 Club Information Package. Feel free to contact District Administrator Jan Alexanian ( with any questions regarding district dues.

District History Minute


On April 23, 1956 at the old Waterloo College (predecessor of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier University) the fourth Circle K Club within the Ontario-Quebec-Maritimes Kiwanis District chartered.  The Club stayed active until the late 1950’s.


On March 31, 1958 The Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology chartered in Ottawa, becoming the fifth Circle K Club within the Ontario-Quebec-Maritimes Kiwanis District.  The Club was active until its charter was revoked in 1971.

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