Monday, August 18, 2003

Hey guys,

I just got back from StarkVEGAS, and boy what a time it was! It's true that Starkville isn't a very large place, but it has some very beautiful hills, trees, and houses.. and can be a happening place to be.

I wrote on the LaMissTenn reflector about most of the things that happened there-- so you can check that out ( if you didn't get the e-mail.. but I will add some key points.

1) There is a KFC in the middle of NOWHERE on the way to Starkville. It's tree, tree, tree, tree, grass, KFC, tree, tree.. No kidding. Anyone know why?
2) It IS possible to fit 10 or so people into the back of an Explorer when it's 90 degrees outside. Hot and sweaty! Woohoo.
3) I've been to the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive & Harlem Ave. I've also seen Main Street. And yes, there REALLY is a Main Street.. and it's the main street. Also.. ask Alison what the quickest way to Hwy 12 is.
4) Our public speaker was great- he talked about Leadership. I'll leave you with this "if you're ever confused about the difference between commitment and involvement, think of breakfast. The chicken who laid the egg was involved. The pig was committed" - if you don't understand that, just ask Bich. :)
5) How many Circle K'ers does it take to move a refridgerator? I've learned that the answer is 4-7, depending on where you grab it from and where you're moving it to.
6) Don't use something edible as poker chips-- it's a sure fire way to be the first one who goes for broke :)

So.. those are a few fun facts. All in all it was a very exciting weekend, we learned a lot, served a lot, and had a great time-- the perfect combination of Service Fellowship and Leadership-- sometimes it takes weekends like that to get you all pumped up again and remind you what we're really all about in LaMissTenn Circle K.

The board did meet, twice-- I'm going to see if we can get Ali to post you those lovely minutes, and agenda points, and all that jazz.

The poker tournament was also quite interesting. Between Ralph (LSU), Jacques (UNO), DA Mark, Priscilla (UL), and Shannon (LSU) - I thought we were going to be there FOREVER.. talk about poker faces!

Also, if anyone has pictures-- I know that Michelle McKenzie Newfield is looking for some, and I know that Michael would love to have some to put them on the webpage... so get them to him when you can.

If anyone would like info on icebreakers, how to recruit members and keep them, ideas for publicity on campus, etc... be sure to contact MD&E Chair Candace Griffin for a copy of the handout she gave out. Also, if there are questions on the Kiwanis Career Contacts or Key to College Program, please contact K-Family chairs Chassidy DuPont and Brandy Bowen.

Laws & Regs chair Mickey DuPont has announced that he is looking for copies of all club bylaws, so that he can make sure they are consistent and up to date and work with your clubs on making sure that they are used correctly this fall.

Also, props to Bulletin Editor Lisa Ashby for an AWESOME first bulletin -- be sure to lookout for your clubs copy. Soon it should be online for you to view as well.

Gov Shoutout: goes to Becki Simonis, and Mississippi State (especially Detrick, Ross, Casonja, and Phillips) for all their hard work in planning such a great event!! Also to the Starkville Kiwanis for helping out, and hosting the meal on Saturday.


Post a Comment

<< Home