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  • Page1

    TABLE OF

    CONTENTS District Administrator Welcome...1

    Never Grow Tired of Service2

    Budgeting for Your Club...3

    Recruitment..4

    Eliminate: Saving the World One

    Baby at a Time.5

    District Project: Kids Against

    Hunger6

    Contact Us7

    Thank you for supporting the

    Rocky Mountain District of CKI!

    CKI CHRONICLE A ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT PUBLICATION

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    I am so excited for you

    Rocky Mountain District

    CKIers as you are coming

    off a banner 2012-13 year

    and headed to an even

    more exciting year! With

    Gov. Alyssa Smalley at

    the helm, she has

    gathered together a

    District Board that is

    motivated, sharp and

    excited for this school

    year.

    At our recent District Board

    meeting every officer led an

    informative session that

    inspired our imaginations and

    made us think BIGGER! Be

    ready for great fellowship,

    service, leadership and more

    clubs in formation! The

    officers and I are here to

    serve YOU please call on us!

    Jan Brown Reed,

    CKI District Administrator

    WELCOME TO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

    By District Administrator Jan Brown Reed

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    NEVER GROW TIRED OF SERVICE By District Governor Alyssa Smalley

    I would like to be

    among the first to

    welcome you to the new

    school year for Circle K.

    We as a District are very

    excited about this

    upcoming year and

    everything it holds for our

    organization, as Im sure you are as well. The

    beginning of the year is

    an exhilarating time as

    clubs are full of good

    ideas about how to start

    the year off right with

    recruitment and

    projects. I want to

    encourage you to fuel

    that energy throughout

    the entire year and

    remain passionate about

    service. Never grow

    weary of service! Many

    times we get bogged

    down by everything else

    in our lives, but

    remember that even a

    little can make a big

    difference.

    It is a difference felt by those

    who lack even basic

    necessities, like food or

    clothes or homes, that we so

    often take for granted. They

    are the reason we work so

    hard, and they are always

    grateful for it.

    Always remember that you

    are not alone in this journey.

    By being part of the Rocky

    Mountain District of Circle K

    you are a member of the

    Kiwanis family, and thats truly what we are: a family.

    You are surrounded by fellow

    Circle K Members who will

    work alongside you

    throughout the year, by

    Kiwanians who thrive on

    supporting you to help you

    succeed, and by a District

    Board that is behind you one

    hundred percent. Please,

    dont hesitate to contact any of us throughout the

    year with any questions or

    assistance you may need.

    You are here to help others,

    and we are here to help you

    do that. I look forward to a

    great year of service with

    you this 2013-2014 year!

    Yours in Service,

    Alyssa Smalley

    Rocky Mountain District CKI

    governorrmd@gmail.com

    (970) 388-3247

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    BUDGETING FOR YOUR CLUB And Realizing a Few Dollars Here and There is Not the End of the World

    By District Treasurer Michaela Robidoux

    At the beginning of the year,

    whether it be the school year or

    the calendar year, it is essential

    to create a new plan for

    financing the year to come. The

    most important aspect of

    financing is to establish a

    budget or a plan, always with a

    little room for emergencies. This

    way you are prepared and fully

    aware of how much money you

    can really contribute to the

    newfound emergency. This

    allows for errors in planning, and

    unforeseen emergencies, so

    you wont accidentally endanger your finances for the

    future. So whether its your own personal finances or your clubs finances, they should both be

    treated with the same kind of

    attentiveness and care that you

    would put into caring for the individual people of your club.

    Its also important to remember that your finance plan can shift!!

    If you planned for an event to

    be a certain amount of money

    and you end up being two

    dollars over, it is not the end of

    the world. Flex your plan to

    accommodate for this

    unexpected two dollars and

    move on. Money that your club

    has is there to help you, not

    hinder you. If you find yourself

    paying more attention to the

    amount of money you have

    rather than the amount of

    people your club is helping, you

    are worrying about the wrong

    thing. Make your financial plan

    fit with the values of your club.

    As long as you are smart and

    attentive about your finances

    everything else will fall into place.

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    SAVE T

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    DATE DISTRICT CONVENTION

    will be February 14th-16th

    in Longmont, Colorado.

    Look for more information in the

    upcoming months!

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    As a member of a

    new club that is starting

    out, I and my fellow

    members have found

    recruitment can be a

    challenge. Students are

    no strangers to busy lives

    and it can be hard to find

    time for extra-curricular

    activities, even when they

    are so important. With

    already full schedules,

    encouraging students to

    see why they should join

    CKI is a matter of showing

    that it is rewarding and

    well worth the time.

    While having the

    extremely welcoming

    atmosphere that CKI is all

    about is important, taking

    students schedules into

    consideration will be

    appreciated by them. A

    few ways to do this are by

    inviting people to come to

    meetings or service

    projects when they have

    the time.

    THE HOWS AND WHYS OF RECRUITMENT By FRCC Liaison Celena Evans-Walk

    After a day of sitting

    through class, coming to

    attend a meeting is not

    always something to be

    excited about, so another

    way to get people

    interested is by inviting

    them to a service project

    first. This will give them a

    chance to be out doing

    something and seeing

    what it is all about.

    Other ways to

    recruit are by using your

    schools resources. Our club is advertising in our

    schools monthly newspaper that is posted

    around campus. We are

    also advertising on T.V.

    monitors around the

    school. The second week

    of school we have a

    campus resource fair that

    we will participate in. This

    gives people a good

    chance to talk to us in

    person about any

    questions they might have.

    Look for your own schools resources for advertising.

    Recruitment can be

    challenging but there are

    many ways available to

    make it work. While using

    resources available from

    the school and doing

    what your current

    members can in your own

    way are important, never

    underestimated word of

    mouth! Talk about the

    club with people in your

    classes and you will surely

    find people who are

    interested!

    Another way to get

    them interested is

    by inviting them to

    a service project

    first.

    Even though it is

    important to be aware of

    potential members schedules it is also

    important to manage your

    own clubs time. Students appreciate stability and

    having a set time and

    place to meet.

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    ELIMINATE: Saving the World One Baby at a Time

    By C

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    Liaison

    Am

    anda Jablonsky

    Kiwanis and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, or MNT. This deadly disease claims the lives of nearly 60,000 newborn children yearly. MNT also claims the lives of several mothers as well. To Eliminate MNT the total cost will be $110 million. For just $1.80, you can save a life. Thats right; it costs less to save a life than it does to buy a cup of coffee from Starbucks in the morning.

    As the Rocky Mountain Circle K District, our goal is to raise $1009.00 for the Eliminate Project this year.

    The reason behind having a goal of $1009 is because every nine minutes a baby dies from MNT.

    Here is a list of fundraising ideas to help your club start raising money:

    Bad Movie Night: Host a