Kiwanis Circle K Clubs

Kiwanis Circle K Clubs are an extension of Kiwanis at the university level focusing on community service. The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is proud to sponsor dynamic Circle K Clubs at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.

These clubs are relatively unique as the University of Waterloo is the only other Circle K Club in Ontario. Circle K is intended to develop future Kiwanians and is a logical extension to the Kiwanis Key Clubs which are the sponsored high school clubs.

Kiwanis Circle K members are active, vibrant and impressive student ambassadors for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. Despite the fact that their lives are already full between their studies, part-time jobs and social activities, these young men and women commit themselves to making their community stronger through their volunteer efforts.

The Kiwanis Circle K Committee works with these future young leaders to assist them in their volunteer initiatives. Kiwanis also supports Circle K members through mentoring, networking and scholarship opportunities.

The following outlines some of the achievements and planned activities of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa's two Circle K Clubs: Carleton University Achievements To-Date: * Lawn raking project raised $220 for Canadian Cancer Society and one volunteer became a new member * Participated in a successful Halloween food Drive for the Ottawa Food Bank Planned Activities for 2003-2004: *Visit Key Clubs during Reading Week to promote Circle K * Visit seniors' homes for a game night with residents * Pub Night with University of Ottawa Circle K Club * Participation in the 2004 Bedrace * Participation in the 2004 Duck Race University of Ottawa Achievements To-Date: * Four (4) members attended a training session held by Ian Hendry * Six (6) members participated in a successful Halloween food drive for the Ottawa Food Bank * Provided security and assistance at the Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 15, 2003. * Participated in the Champions for Children's Trivia Night on Dec. 5, 2003. * Donated a food basket to a family from the Shepherds of Good Hope. Planned Activities for 2003-2004: * Participation in the 2004 Bedrace * Visit Key Clubs during Reading Week to promote Circle K

Committee Members: Sam Bhargava (Vice-President), Guy Bourbonniere, John Callan, Harold Feder (Director), Frank Hegyi, Ian Hendry, Harold Lithwick, Patrick McGarry, Dawn Pickering, Glen Vaillancourt, Val Wilkins (Chair) For further details on the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa's Circle K Clubs, contact Committee Chair, Val Wilkins at 254-7172, or email v.wilkins@rogers.com