Thursday, August 07, 2003

Well.. I've gotten the urge (and time) to post, so I guess Thursday will be my day. Don't hold me to that though, I make no promises :) Let's just assume, it will be "Thursday, circle k time."

Here's a trustee update if you're interested...
This is what I know so far. We don't know who all the Governor's have- because many of them haven't found out yet. I myself was upset because I was 10th or so to find out, and it was really frustrating not knowing when everyone else did- so I can't imagine how those Govs feel... Not sure whether the trustees are poor in contacting them, whether they have poor contact info, or what-- but either way, it's a messed up situation. But, if you're interested-- here is what I know so far:

Ryan - Michigan
Doug - LaMissTenn (yay), Alabama, Georgia, New Jersey
Katie - Western Canada, Kentucky-Tennessee, Nebraska-Iowa
Rory - Minnesota-Dakotas (no clue who else)
Erin - New York (no clue who else)
Aisha - no clue
Stacey - no clue, have heard Eastern Canada & Carribbean
Matt - New England, Wisconsin-Upper-Michigan, Ohio
Abbie - Rocky Mountain (no clue who else)
Steven - Capital, California-Nevada-Hawaii, Carolinas, Southwest

So.. we bid farewell to Trustee Ricky, and Brother Districts Ohio & Florida. Alabama is now a brother AND a sister district (how interesting), with Georgia and Jersey. Welcome guys.. it's cool to have 4 of us.

If ya'll are wondering why I did not bid farewall to Ricky in my e-mail, there is a reason for that. I know he may be reading this- but I am looking for stories about Ricky and or pictures that I can send to him (nicely packaged) to thank him for his devotion to counseling LMT. We will wish him well on a later date, when that is ready.

New Trustee Doug Smith (Ohio) is somewhere in the Bahamas now, on a trip with his family.. but as soon as he returns, I will get his contact information, and other fun stuff to you. I'm still waiting to find out if he will be with us at our legendary Fall Trainer.


Next topic, Kiwanis District Convention..
Tucker, myself, Mark, and Marti attended. I know that I personally had a blast...
they had the regular sessions and workshops that we usually have,
plus a night on Beale Street & a 50's theme party. Those Kiwanians
really get down, I'm telling you.

I have lots of pictures to show you-- as soon as I get my camera back
(which I left in Memphis), I'll scan the pics and send them to
Michael for the website.

I went and spoke to the Kiwanis Foundation, and they were very
pleased that we made the effort to be there. I wrote them a letter on behalf of the District Board thanking them
.. Also, as a token of thanks- we donated the painting that Andrew Andersen (Northwestern) did for I-con
for their silent auction. They loved it, and chose it as one of the
top 3 items (which were auctioned off live). I'm pleased to say that
Andrew's item was the #2 item sold, raising $225.

I gave a speech, and many of them seemed to enjoy it, I'm pleased to
say...Also the session that Mark & I answered questions at was successful
as well. The Kiwanians are THRILLED about the Kiwanis Career
Contacts program, and all are eager to give to the District Tomorrow

We had a lot of fun with the Key Clubbers that were there (Gov Dru Gremillion, and LTG's Tiffany Borne (New Orleans), Ryan Rebowe (Baton Rouge), and Houston Adair (Memphis)) .. if you happen to get to meet any of this fine people- or the rest of the board, do so.. they are grrrrreat!

The Kiwanis clubs that sponsor LSU-A, LSU-S, Centenary, Lamar-Salter, & Jeff Davis ALL want Circle K clubs on their campuses this year -- and are very excited about the growth and status of our District.. so that's definitely a good start for New Club Building.

Also, we chose our hotel for District Convention! We will meet, March 12-14, 2004 at the Airport Days Inn in Memphis, but more on that later.. but the hotel is awesome.

All in all it was a very exciting weekend!!!

Governor's Shoutout: Tucker Leigh, for his great job at KI D-con, Lisa Ashby for her fine work in preparing the Bulletin this week, Ralph Johnson, Chassidy Dupont, Bobby Schroeder, Ali, Michael, and Robert Tummons, & Tommy for their hard work in helping me prepare for KI DCON

International Corner:
I've finally figured out how to find all the stuff on the CKI website that used to be there but doesn't seem to be any more. Click on "search" (at the bottom of the page).. and the letter of whatever topic you're looking for (D for District Leaders, I for International Board, for example).. and there you go!

Sorry for the length! If you read this, you get an award! But this is what happens when I have pent up info! More shorter updates the rest of the week though, I promise :)

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

I apologize for leaving out Ralph Johnson, Tomorrow Fund chair, who also had his report in on time!

Hey guys, just a quickie to thank the following Cabinet members and clubs who submitted their July MRF's on time

Lisa Ashby - Bulletin
Lauren Call - Service
Chassidy DuPont - K Family Kiwanis & CKI
Michael Arcement - Technology
Bobby Schroeder - Tioga
Angela Jackson/Sharron Todd - DCON
Robert Tummons - New Club Building

UTM - Kara Mattice
NSU - Leigh Ann Greathouse
LSU - Danielle Schroeder
LaTech - Jaime Folse
UNO - Ashley Taylor
Tulane - Amanda Bielonko

A note for club secretaries and treasurers....I will be creating new yahoo groups for you all this week. This will be for communication and questions concerning your job as club secretary or club treasurer and also to help with and problems you encounter as the new semester begins. Be on the lookout for that coming soon!

As you all already know by now, our new counseling trustee for the year is Doug Smith of the Ohio District. Rebecca sent this information out over the reflector yesterday, so if you are not on the reflector, sign up now!

And as a side note about Michael's comment about preferring shorter posts daily to longer ones weekly or bi-weekly....I know that sometimes I get long-winded on this thing, so I am trying to work out a schedule of sorts for posting with Rebecca. Once this is established, we will begin posting more regularly on certain days of the week. Updates on that will be coming shortly!

And that is all for my Wednesday update!

Monday, August 04, 2003

Hello LaMissTenn!

Well here we are in August already, gearing up for next weekend's Summer Rally event as well as the beginning of the semester for all of us. What has been going on and what is coming up next, you ask? Well, read on and find out!

Just last night, our governor, Rebecca Fox, returned from Kiwanis District Convention in Memphis, where she was accompanied by Natchez Trace LTG, Tucker Leigh. I am sure she will log in to give you an update of those events in the near future.

With Summer Rally comes distribution of our first bulletin of the year. Bulletin Editor, Lisa Ashby of UTM has been working hard on getting submissions in and the layout ready to go. I would like to take a moment to thank those board and cabinet members who submitted to the bulletin before the deadline. Rebecca, Tucker, Lauren Call, Ralph Johnson, Candace Griffin, Chassidy DuPont and Michael Arcement. Lisa did extend the deadline from August 1 to August 5, so if you have not already submitted, please do so today!

In other news, Michael has created a member community for the district website. You can become a member of the community by going to the resources section of the website and signing up. This is a great way to participate in forums and to communicate with other members. Michael has also created some LMT and CKI logos to use as buddy icons on AIM. If you are interested, those are also available under resources. Thanks Michael for all that you do!

Other cabinet news includes the Kiwanis Career Contacts (KC2) that Chassiy DuPont has been organizing. Thanks to her hard work, Rebecca brought with her to Kiwanis DCON several handouts and information sheets that will help CKI'ers pair up with Kiwanians in the career field they are interested in. For more information on this program, contact Chassidy at and look out for information this fall!

Please note that Kiwanis Family Day at Six Flags is Sept 13. Registration and money is due to Dave Harvey on August 20. If you are considering going, check out the information and registration sheet on the website under resources.

The August mailing will be available at Summer Rally to all presidents. If you are not attending Summer Rally this year, your copy will be sent out on August 18th. If you have anything to contribute, I will need it no later than August 12th.

That is all for my Monday update! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more information coming soon!