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Welcome to the new Illinois-Eastern Iowa District of Circle K Website!

The website is meant to be used as a resource and guide to help make your CKI experience amazing.

If you have any questions feel free to contact any I-I District Board member using the information from the District Board page! We are here to help!

Core Information

Our Mission

Developing college and university students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service.

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Our Vision

To be the leading global community-service organization on college and university campuses that enriches the world one member, one child, and one community at a time.

Pledge

I pledge to uphold the Objects of Circle K International, to foster compassion and goodwill toward others through service and leadership, to develop my abilities and the abilities of all people, and to dedicate myself to the realization of humanity’s potential!

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Motto

Live to Serve, Love to Serve!

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Tenets

Service

Leadership

Fellowship

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Offical Colors of CKI

Blue represents an unwavering character.
White represents purity
Gold represents service.

Tenets Overview

Our Mission

Service

service has been integral in CKI since the very beginning. It’s not just the first of the three tenets mentioned; it’s first in the hearts of club members everywhere. In his keynote address at the 1963 Circle K International Convention, Trustee John H. de Boisblanc asserted,

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“As we begin this convention, let us relegate to a lesser position the clamor for larger membership… Let us make our all-prevailing consideration the desire to improve our ability to render service. Let this convention go down as the convention which renewed our faith in service… This concept of service of unselfish devotion to others is among the most noble of human endeavors.”

 

~www.circlek.org

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Club Leadership  

President:

The president is the chief executive officer of the club. As such, he/she is responsible for the overall management of the club. He/she leads general meetings and board meetings, delegates duties to other officers and members, and shows enthusiasm in order to motivate the club's members.

Secretary:

The secretary is responsible for the management of all club records. The secretary must be ready to document the details important to smooth club operations. The secretary typically takes minutes at meetings, records meeting attendance and service hours for members, and files a monthly report with the district.

Vice President:

The vice president is responsible for the club in the absence of the president and should assist the president and other officers with their duties. The vice president also oversees the committees and acts as a liaison between the committees and the board of officers.

Treasurer:

The treasurer should work closely with the secretary to coordinate the collection and disbursement of money. Accurate record-keeping is imperative. The treasurer will need to learn about the college or university's procedure for the collection and disbursement of club monies. The treasurer typically collects district and international dues from members and reimburses members for club approved expenses.

*These officers should be elected before District Convention and installed after District Convention.

Suggested Committees:

  • Public Relations

  • Kiwanis Family

  • Historian

  • Editor

  • Social Events

  • Technology

  • Membership Development and Education

  • Community Service

District Leadership  

Governor:

This individual holds the highest elected office in the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District. He/she acts as a liaison with the K-Family on both the district and international levels. The governor also presides over all district board meetings and oversees all events of the district.

Lieutenant Governors:

Lt. Governors serve as liaisons between the district level and the club level. They do this by publishing newsletters, holding divisional events, and attending club events. They also try to start new clubs in their area.

Secretary:

This person is in charge of distributing all the district mailings to all of the clubs in the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District. He/she also keeps all the minutes at the district board meetings and distributes them to all important members of the board.

Treasurer:

The job of the treasurer is to oversee all the finances for the district. They must keep in constant contact with all the clubs and the International level. He/she has to make sure that all clubs pay dues and keep track of all members throughout the district.

Committees Chairs:

  • Kiwanis Family Relations

  • Kiwanis Neuroscience Research Foundation 

  • District Convention 

  • Service

  • Membership Education

  • Marketing

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International Leadership  

International President:

The president is to oversee all operations of the board. The president is also the official representative of Circle K and works with district governors in discerning the direction Circle K needs to take to continue as the world's greatest service organization.

International Vice President:

The vice president is to assist the president and is to counsel three districts just as a trustee would.

International Trustee:

The trustees help to counsel the governors and board members of each district, and to visit their assigned districts.

Fellowship

WHEN YOU SERVE TOGETHER YOU LEARN A LOT ABOUT YOURSELF AND EACH OTHER. IT FORMS BONDS THAT CAN LAST A LIFETIME.  DON’T JUST BRING YOUR PASSION TO CKI, BRING ALL OF YOU; YOUR QUIRKS, YOUR FEARS, YOUR TALENTS, YOUR CRAZY.  TELL US HOW YOU WANT TO SHINE AND WE’LL HELP YOU FIND A WAY TO DO IT.  ~From Circle K International

District Division

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Northern Clubs:  Aurora University, Augustana College, Black Hawk College East, DePaul University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Northern Illinois University, Rock Valley College, St. Ambrose University

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Southern Clubs: Blackburn College, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Quincy University, Southeastern Illinois College, Southern Illinois University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Objects of Circle K International

  • To emphasize the advantages of the democratic way of life

  • To provide the opportunity for leadership training in service

  • To serve on the campus and in the community

  • To cooperate with the administrative officers of the educational institutions of which the clubs are apart

  • To encourage participation in group activities

  • To promote good fellowship and high scholarship

  • To develop aggressive citizenship and the spirit of service for improvement of all human relationships

  • To afford useful training in social graces and personality development

 

To encourage and promote the following ideals:

  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than the material values of life

  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships

  • To promote the adoption and the application of high social, business, and professional standards

  • To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent aggressive and serviceable citizenship

  • To provide through Circle K clubs a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build better communities

  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and goodwill

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If you have any questions please contact the Governor. 

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