CKI will not only provide a variety of experiences to help you realize your leadership potential, but also the avenues of opportunity in which to reach your potential. Your involvement in CKI will have a significant impact on the campus, community, and world wide. As a dedicated CKI member you will develop lifetime friendships, establish a career network with Kiwanians, and apply individual skills to various settings.
Campus and Community Service: Because of CKI's rich history of helping others, members of CKI clubs share in the tradition of serving their campuses and communities. CKI members, by planning and participating in projects and activities, volunteer their time, talents, ideas and skills for the purpose of making a longlasting and far-reaching impact on their environment.
Leadership Development: Through the CKI structure, every Circle K'er has the unique opportunity to develop leadership skills by serving as an officer or committee chair. Whether it be serving as a club project chair, district officer or international officer, each member has the opportunity to discover and develop talents and skills.
Professional Development: Involvement in Circle K will allow college students to apply what they learn in the classroom to everyday situations. The skills that are developed and the opportunities experienced through involvement in Circle K will increase a student's employability after college. Furthermore, Circle K's connection to Kiwanis promotes career networking between collegians and professionals.
Friendship: Because CKI is organized on more than 500 college and university campuses in nine countries, members have the unique opportunity to become friends with collegians throughout North America. Attendance at divisional, district, and international conferences and conventions provides members the special chance to learn of diverse perspectives, make new friends all over North America, share ideas and concerns, and travel.
Scholarship Opportunities: Through the generous efforts of the Kiwanis International Foundation and Kiwanians in the thirty districts of CKI, up to thirty $1,000 scholarships (one per district), are made available to CKI members. At the International Convention, additional scholarships are presented to Circle K'ers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, service, and scholarship.
Member Cards: Each member receives a membership card showing membership in good standing in CKI.
Member Handbook: As part of CKI member education, each new member receives a handbook which outlines the purpose, history and structure of the organization.
Circle K Magazine: Each member receives five issues of the Circle K magazine which features articles and information pertaining to college life, organizational programs, and Circle K activities.
Experienced Counseling: Every club has the opportunity for self-improvement by communicating and interacting with district and International officers.
Club Mailings: Every member club receives mailings from the district and International office containing information on everything from club projects to International Convention.
Education, Membership Recruitment, Public Relations, Promotion and Training Information: Every member club receives the latest program and public relations information and materials developed by the International Office. These materials are designed to assist in club administration, growth and development. Upon publication, these resources will be forwarded to clubs. They also are available upon request.