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Name of Student Organization:
Circle K at Cal Poly
Write a basic description of your organization's purpose and goals:
To promote service, leadership, and fellowship in our local community.
Please list and describe types of activities or programs your organization
has held or participated in this year:
Recent volunteer events have included a campus-wide clothing drive, a food drive at a local grocery store, assisting with the assembly of many floats at the Rose Parade, planting trees both on and off campus multiple times, cleaning up the beach in Morro Bay, helping with the Kiwanis Crab Feed, cleaning the Architectural Design Village in preparation for Family Weekend and Open House, and various tasks at the SLO Food Bank and Woods Humane Society.
Describe your organization's commitment to emerging leaders within the club:
We provide opportunities for emerging leaders by having a two-tier officer board. Executive officers consist of developed leaders such as President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Editor, whereas the appointed officers are for emerging leaders who want to dip their toes in the water and try it out, including positions like Kiwanis Family Relations, Fundraising, Graphics, and Historian. Anyone who wants to lead a service event is more than welcome to, and is encouraged to at almost every meeting. Leadership in the club is seen as non-intimidating, meaning we are all treated as equals. This allows emerging club members to see themselves in that leadership role and one-day fill that role.
Briefly describe your organization's plans for continuing your program next year:
Our club has big plans for the rest of this year and the next academic year. We will have a booth at Open House Club Showcase and will also be in the Poly Royal Parade. Open House allows us to get ourselves out there and recruit new members, as we are a new club and are still growing. Beach cleanups will continue to happen once a quarter with the support of the Adopt-a-Beach program. We will be more interactive with our sponsoring Kiwanis club and local Key Club, helping facilitate a stronger community in the process. Our focus beginning Spring 2017 and continuing into Fall 2017 is student awareness of the world water crisis and how to reduce water use on campus. We are achieving this by partnering with Thirst Project, a non-profit who not only builds wells for communities in Africa and South America, but also educates students about the water crisis and activates them to rock the clean water cause and build real water projects all over the world.