Click on a title below to get started.
What is Circle K about?
Circle K is an international service organization that does more than just community service. In addition to our goal to make a positive impact on the world everyday, we also strive to improve each member as an individual and bring out everyone's inner leader. In the long run, we join for the service, aspire for leadership, and stay for the fellowship. Our motto is "Live to serve, love to serve" after all.
When and where are general meetings?
Meetings for Fall 2019 are Wednesday nights at 6:10PM in Baker Science (Building 180) Room 107. They generally end around 6:45PM.
Am I required to attend all meetings to be a member?
You are not required to attend all meetings, however, it is a good way to get to know other Circle K members, hear about upcoming events, and learn more about CKI! You can definitely still be an active member by just participating in service events and promoting fundraisers with us.
What are the benefits of membership?
Being a member benefits you through a club shirt, a Circle K pin, a membership card, a member handbook, scholarships, and more!
Do I have to be a paid member to go to events?
If you haven't paid dues, you can still go to volunteer events to check out Circle K. It's a great way to meet people and build lasting relationships, but there are some events that are only available for paid members including District Convention, Fall Training Conference, District Large Scale Service Project, Spring Training Conference, and CKIx.
How much is membership?
If you would like to become a member of Circle K, please Venmo us (@calpolycki) $27 or bring cash to one of our general meetings and complete a membership form.
How much are dues and where does the money go?
Dues are $27.
$10/member is set aside for the district, and the rest is split between International club fees ($600/year) and our club's administrative fund.
How can I pay?
Venmo @calpolycki, cash, or check made out to Circle K at Cal Poly.
Do dues need to be renewed?
Dues are collected annually. The majority of members turn them in during fall quarter, but we collect them year round.
How do I sign up to attend events?
Go to our Event sign up page. Once you're there, find the event you want to sign up for and click the 'sign up' button at either the top or bottom of the page, and it will redirect you to our event sign up sheet that is used for every event. Fill out the form, and double check that there are no additional requirements. We also have all of our club-hosted events on Facebook!
What if I need a ride?
Rides are provided for all events. Those who sign up online will have a spot saved for them.
Will my hours be recorded?
Your hours will be recorded for events that you have attended if you are a dues paid member. If not, your hours will be recorded for the first month you are a part of the club.
How can I find out how many hours I have?
By the fifth day of every month, the secretary will have finished compiling all member hours for the previous month. Please contact our Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org to request to see yours.
Are there hour requirements?
We don't have a minimum hour requirement to be a member, but there's no reason not to challenge yourself!
How does the big/little system work?
Sign up online on our Resources page to be either a big or little. Only 2nd years and up can be bigs. You will then have to attend the speed dating event to get to know the pool of bigs/littles and then submit your choice to our Spirit & Social Chair, who will then pair everyone up. Bigs and littles will be revealed soon after (with bigs knowing before littles).
What if I joined Circle K after bigs/littles were paired up?
Still fill out the application and let our Spirit & Social Chair know that you would like to be a big or little. Speed dating events are held the beginning of spring and fall quarters, so that will be your next chance to find a big or little.
What if I end up not liking my big/little?
Come talk to a Board officer anytime and we can help you work out the situation. All conversations are kept confidential between you and the Board officer.