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Uganda's Calling [04 Oct 2006|02:04pm]

Hey, I did Circle K in college - to help you out here's a good idea for a service project, there's a national walkathon day to raise money for peace groups on the ground in Uganda on the 21st of October.

Answer the call.

Sorry if this is not allowed in the community, I can remove it if asked - but I thought some of you might be interested in this new group!

I'm a board member of ugandacalling, and we exist to raise awareness of and work for the end of the civil war in Northern Uganda, which has victimized many innocent civilians, particularly children, and left many homeless and desperately poor. We're trying to provide resources for local groups working on this issue - collecting petitions for groups to circulate, providing ideas for fundraisers for worthy projects, posting news articles and bulletins about Uganda, and letting activists and interested people get together to learn more and network with each other. And we still need lots of people to help us carry on all these functions and get us off the ground as a nonprofit - as well as community leaders who'd like to start something for Uganda!

If you're interested in learning more or helping out, please check out the community - everyone's very nice and positive, we'd love to see you!
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yay ICON!!! [18 Aug 2006|10:51am]

hello everyone! I hope you all enjoyed icon, especially the house of deligates ;) did you guys enjoy boston? I hope so :)

i am also writing this post to ask if anyone had any extra pins that they didnt trade. as any traders know, new england forgot their pins (how ironic, since we were in new england) but i think i may be able to get some now. i was wondering if anyone was interested in still trading, just because i was extremely bummed about not getting any pins!!

if so, let me know, and i will work on asking our kiwianians to hook me up with some of the pins we forgot ;)

thanks !!

oh and be sure to post your favorite part about icon, boston, or the weekend!!!
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Calling all college students! [09 Aug 2006|01:32pm]

Did you know that 89 million Americans volunteer?

Better yet, did you know that 46% of 18-24 year olds volunteer 3 or 4 hours a week?

It's true! This shows a dedication to volunteerism and political action beyond what students are generally known for.

This age group is the incoming generation of voters, policy makers and future leaders of America, and absolutely vital to the continuing success of volunteer service in their communities.

S.A.V.E. (Support American Volunteer Efforts) currently has a bill before Congress that if passed would grant up to $2,000 in a tax rebate to people who volunteer for nonprofit organizations.

The only way to pass this bill is to let Congress know that Americans support it!

Go to the S.A.V.E. website and vote for the S.A.V.E. bill! You could win a case of Annie's Macaroni and Cheese and also help make the S.A.V.E. bill a reality.

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Win a case of Annies Mac and Cheese! [02 Aug 2006|01:39pm]

Win a case of Annie’s Mac and Cheese

The person or organization that sends the most voters to S.A.V.E. each week wins a free case of Annies Macaroni and Cheese!

Andrew Martin, founding chairman and former president and CEO of Annies Macaroni and Cheese, is the author of the S.A.V.E. bill. This is his way of thanking you for supporting S.A.V.E!

Send your family and friends to vote at the S.A.V.E. website now!

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S.A.V.E [12 Jul 2006|05:22pm]

S.A.V.E (Support American Volunteer Efforts) is a nonprofit organization campaigning to pass bill HR4387, which is currently under review in the Ways & Means Committee of Congress.

If the bill were to be passed it would offer up to $2,000 per year in a tax rebate to every volunteer.

Volunteers are two a half times more likely to donate back to non-profits where they volunteer, and their communities. Rather than giving tax breaks to the wealthiest 1% of society this would help to put money back where it is sorely needed.

SAVE is a grass-roots organization. Our office has a staff of three full time employees and several volunteers. We're in the midst of a nation wide press release, selling the idea of SAVE to the media, non-profit and volunteer agencies around the country.

The only way to pass this bill is to let congress know that Americans support it! The easiest way to do this is to vote for SAVE at our website.

Please check out our website: SAVE - Support American Volunteer Efforts

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[08 Jun 2006|11:39am]

hi guys,
(if this post isn't OK just delete it...)
old K'er here...

i'm looking for you to help other college students. i'm publishing an article called "freedom overload" in http://www.collegebound.net in the fall.

FROM MY EDITOR: As pitched, new college students are often overwhelmed by the amount of freedom they have for the first time in their lives. Share interesting real student stories of how too much of a good thing turned bad, and what they had to do to get back on track. Find specific anecdotes -- maybe a student who actually had to go back home after one semester, or a student who was "saved" by his/her school's student center or RA -- followed by some great expert advice on how to balance newfound freedom with responsibility, and/or what resources colleges have to help students adjust. Please include student photos.

I'm looking for anyone who overloaded on freedom and had to get their act together, or even wound up getting kicked out of school. Did you almost lose a scholarship because of partying? Did you nearly get kicked out? 

1. How did it affect you?
2. Did you get their act together and how? 
3. What advice do you have for other students?
4. What are the good and bad points of having more freedom at school? What can students do to enjoy it but not lose themselves?

If anyone can help, please email me at jerseygal526@yahoo.com with answers to the above questions. Include your name, age, school attended and attach a 300dpi headshot. I will confirm with you before anything is published.

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[12 Apr 2006|12:28pm]

hey circle k'ers!!

anyone coming to boston this summer for ICON? im part of the new england district, and am actually the conventions chair for 06-07 (newly appointed :)) i cant wait until august!!!

i look forward to seeing you all here!!!

your friendly maintainer, jen :)
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Just An Introduction! [20 Mar 2006|09:30am]

[ mood | happy ]

Name: Gretchenrae Callanta
Location: Seattle, WA
Current Membership: Seattle University
Past Membership: Just SU!
Positions Held: I'm the current Pacific Northwest Circle K District Editor and Seattle U's Public Relations Chair. As of April 1, I'll be SU's Co-President. I'm also the 2006-2007 S3 (Saturday of Service in Seattle) Co-Chair!

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Y'all 2006 [17 Jan 2006|03:54pm]

Anyone going to the Y'all Conference this weekend in Williamsburg? I'll be there and I can't wait!!!!!! :)
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Hello [17 Jan 2006|03:02am]

I just wanted to say hey and Happy New Years. Keep Building.
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Where will CKI be in 2055? Famous CKI alums? [30 Jun 2005|02:03pm]

Hi everyone! If possible could you either respond to or forward on these requests to any CKI alumni you might know? Thanks!

Calling all CKI Alumni!

The CKI 50th Anniversary History and Presentation Sub-Committee would like to hear from you. The history book of the past 50 years has been written, but now we want to hear your thoughts on what the next 50 years will bring to CKI. What are your predictions? What will the membership/districts look like? What type of events will occur? What will the leadership be like? What will CKI look like in 50 years? Share with us your prediction in under 100 words, and include your district, graduating year, and club name. You might see your prediction in the history book! The editors reserve the right to edit entries.

Send all predictions to Lisa Kelsay at kelsayls@hotmail.com with a current photo of yourself.

Seeking successful CKI alums for inclusion in History Book

Is there a movie star, congressmen / congresswoman, mayor, CEO, or
world-famous designer in our alumni circle? Who do you know left CKI and
went on to become a house-hold name? Maybe an alum inspired or created an
item that is now used on a daily basis. Maybe an alum found a cure for a
health disease. Maybe an alum passed legislation that improves the way of
life. You get the idea.

Definitions of 'famous' may differ, but Scott and I would like to know who
you think are our CKI famous alum, what club/district they were a member of,
the years that they were a member (or when they graduated), and why you feel
they are 'famous' or 'well-known'. Be creative! We look forward to reading
what you submit. Submissions may be sent to Lisa Kelsay at lkelsay@luc.edu and may be included in the history book.

Thanks for your assistance!
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[29 Apr 2005|09:48pm]

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yep, it sure is! :)
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[20 Mar 2005|09:33pm]

Michigan District just had our DCON this weekend!! It was the most fun I've ever had. Overall, our club did really well. Three members of our club won awards. We got Distinguished Bulletin Editor, Distinguished Secretary(that was me) and also 2nd place for our Scrapbook! It was so fun!! Happy 50th Circle K!!
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[27 Feb 2005|07:13pm]

[ mood | happy ]

Hey All!

Wasn't DCON just awesome! I had so much fun and I can't wait for the next district event. My favorite part of the weekend was dressing up in 80s garb for Friday night caucuses, the dance, and meeting so many nice and fun people!

What was everyone else's favorite part?

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hello [25 Feb 2005|01:12pm]

Hello all,
I am a member of CNU's Circle K, in Capital District.  I just wanted to say hi; that's about it.  I am the webmaster for our website, and a project leader for one of our weekly projects that we do.
check out the website at www.freewebs.com/cnuck
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Looking for Single Service Award info [31 Jan 2005|05:12pm]

Hello. I'm a former Circle K member rather than a current one, so sorry for intruding on your community ;), but I'm hoping that someone out there can help me with my request. As part of Circle K's 50th anniversary celebration, alumni are putting together a history booklet, and I've volunteered to put together the section on service through the years. They suggested that I include some past Single Service Award winners, but I'm having trouble finding that information.

So if are you from a club that has won the International Single Service Award (or an alum watching this community whose club won in the past), I'd love to hear from you. The International Office has a list of award winners but I don't think they name the specific projects, just schools, so any winning projects to add to the list would be helpful. But really, what I'm most interested in are the personal stories of what the project was and how it felt to be internationally recognized for your efforts.

So if you can help in any way, or point me in the direction of someone who can, please let me know.

Thanks so much,
(formerly of the) Michigan District
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OxFam America [23 Jan 2005|07:27pm]

Dear Fellow Clickers,

Last year you raised over $30,000, money that went to empowering women and helping some of the most impoverished people in the world gain sustainable incomes. Working together we made a big difference, and now it’s time to do it again.

This year’s Click Drive kicks off on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, so now is the time to register and start mobilizing your campus. Last year over 200 schools participated; we can do better if you register now and tell your friends. Because of your actions thousands of people heard about micro-credit, one of the most effective methods of helping people rise out of poverty; this year we can spread the word even farther. The money you raised helped thousands of impoverished to people start their own businesses, helped build communities, and improved the quality of life and opportunities available to some of the world’s most disadvantaged people; working together we can raise even more money and have a bigger impact.

We can raise over $40,000, get 300 schools to participate, and break all of our old records. We can help more people than ever before. Register now at http://www.povertyfighters.com/collegeregistration/collegeregistration.cfm; tell your friends at other colleges and start mobilizing your campus. We can give you all the materials you need to get started, and will help in any way we can. We can make a big difference in the lives of thousands, let’s get started now.

Happy Clicking,

~The Click Drive Core Committee~

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[10 Jan 2005|12:28pm]

[ mood | content ]

Hey!! I was just wondering if any of you were going to the District Service Project @OSU at the end of the month. This will my first time going.

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Greetings! [09 Jan 2005|04:46pm]

[ mood | creative ]

Hi Everyone!

My name is Ricardo Torres, I'm an 18 year old freshman at PennState University. I'm the Webmaster and Public Relations Chair of our club. I'd like to say HELLO! to everyone here on the LJ community. I just started using LJ not long ago, so I was quite excited to see that CKI had its own place.

Well, I wish everyone a productive and amazing Spring 2005!

Yours in friendship and service,

Ricardo 'Rico' Torres

PS-> Any past KC'ers?

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Ya'll in Alabama [06 Jan 2005|03:21pm]
Is anyone on here going to Ya'll in Alabama on January 14-16? Just curious! :)

President, Georgia State University
Tech Chair, Georgia District
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