Sponsored Youth - Circle K Committee

As a Sponsored Youth Committee, together with Key Club, the primary objective of our Circle K Committee is to instill in our young participants the ideals of Kiwanis and the opportunities and benefits of community service. The Committee is there to support the University Clubs in their activities.

One of the specific goals of this year's Committee is to promote the interaction of the two Circle K Clubs. In that regard, I have discussed with Jamie Johnson the concept of an Internet Chat Room for Circle K members to plan and discuss their activities. We hope to have that implemented before the end of the school year.

Another objective for this year is to plan the launch of a Circle K Club at Algonquin College. Paul Poggione and I met with the Executive Director of the Students' Association who was very receptive to the idea of a Circle K Club at Algonquin. Further action is planned for the spring to prepare for next year.  City Clubs meet on a weekly basis to plan upcoming events. At least one member of the Circle K Committee is usually in attendance.

The Circle K Club Executive will normally run the meeting with little or no assistance from the Kiwanis members in attendance. The revival of the Carleton U Club continues to be a challenge. An information session during first term was held at Carleton featuring Marcia Saipe, Rick Barrigar and myself. This session was well attended and provided a membership boost that is just starting to take hold. The Carleton U Club held a successful pizza and pop event which raised approximately $150.00. A strong executive should be in place to hit the ground running for next year.

The Ottawa U Club has been involved in many activities throughout the year. They've run bake sales in each term, and participated in the Trivia Night event together with Rick Barrigar and Marcia Saipe. Some of the members have participated in tutoring programs for new Canadians and assisting at Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital. Upcoming events include the sponsorship of a booth at the Volunteerism Fair later in March and the distribution of Kid's Kits for children under the care of the Children's Aid Society.

The members of our Committee would all agree that it is a pleas-ure playing a part in the development of future community leaders as they experience the rewards of community service.

Harold Feder, Lawyer with Brazeau Seller, Chair of the Circle K Committee