CKI History

In 1936, the “Circle K House” at Washington State College was established by the Kiwanis Club of Pullman, Washington.  Organized as a fraternity, Kappa Iota Phi served men who needed financial aid to attend college. Kiwanians also wanted to provide collegiate students leadership opportunities for their future careers and work service projects to better their communities while having a sense of fellowship.

In 1947, Circle K changed from a fraternity to a service organization. That year, the first Circle K club was chartered at Carthage College in Carthage, Illinois.

Circle K was introduced in Georgia in 1949 by Dr. George M. Sparks of the Atlanta Kiwanis Club.  The first club was chartered on February 22, 1950 at what is now Georgia State University.  The Georgia District of Circle K was formed in 1959 under the direction of Mr. J. R. Griggs with 18 clubs. In 2009, Georgia Circle K celebrated its 50th Anniversary.

Over the years, thousands of members have impacted thousands more with their selfless acts of service.

Show Off Your Club on an International Level

International Awards- Apply now (Distinguished, Club, and Individual Awards), Get your award at CKIx.

Club Awards:

Club Awards enable clubs across Circle K International to showcase their work and be recognized for their outstanding efforts and projects. This may be in the form of service projects, fundraiser accomplishments, or total achievement. The following award applications are offered this year:

•Club Achievement •Non-Traditional Scrapbook •Outstanding Kiwanis Family Relations •Outstanding Single Service •Preferred Charities & Service Partners •Traditional Scrapbook

Individual Awards:

• CKI Hall of Fame
 Recognizes 3+ year veteran members who have made substantial contributions to CKI.

• New Member of the Year
 Recognizes new members who exemplify the tenets, principles, and values of CKI.

• Oratorical Contest
 Recognizes talented orators who deliver a speech at CKIx based on a set criteria.

Be sure to download the 2017 International Awards Manual for complete instructions on the online awards submission process. Please direct all questions concerning awards to CKI Director, Jameson Root Application deadline is June 1.

March for Babies

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We are getting ready to kick-off the March for Babies 2017!

March of Dimes is hosting a kick-off webinar this Friday,  March 3rd at 3:30 pm for all Key Club and Circle K members. We want to help our members understand why the March for Babies is an excellent way to give all babies a fighting chance. Interested? Register now. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Need more information? Contact Margie Worrell for any questions.  

National Pancake Day

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Participate in National Pancake Day March 7, 2017. Registration is now open! Drum up interest with club members and watch the training video to see how you can support this event where every dollar stays local with your Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Show Your Love, Save A Life February 8-14

 

eliminate-cki-showurlove2+(1)February is fast approaching and we hope your clubs are putting the finishing touches on your Show Your Love, Save A Life fundraising efforts. We provided some fundraising ideas. The Show Your Love, Save A Life Fundraising Guide also has additional ideas for your club or to utilize. While our biggest push for this campaign will take place February 8-14, R, your fundraising efforts can take place any time during the month of February.

We want to hear and see what your clubs and districts are doing to Show Your Love, Save A Life. Be sure to send your photos and stories to us via email to Hmcalister@kiwanis.org . You might see your club or district featured on CKI social media

Scholarship Opportunities

indexWinter break is the perfect time to work on applications for the four Kiwanis Children’s Fund scholarships available for member of Circle K International. These scholarships include:

To learn more about each of the awards available, eligibility requirements and submission instructions visit the links above or visit the Children’s Fund page for more information. All applications are due March 15, 2017.