By Jade Leah Burns, Staff Writer
Four members of the LIU Post Circle K Club took a trip to the New York District Convention (DCON) in Albany, New York from March 6-8.
The Circle K is an international organization that is the world’s largest collegiate service group. It is a subgroup of Kiwanis International, a non-profit organization which specializes in improving the lives of children.
LIU Post Circle K was established on campus last February. The club hosts bi-weekly meetings that consist of planning service projects. Circle K also hosts workshops to enhance leadership, and do fellowship activities to make friends within the club and get to know each other better.
Their in-house service projects include DIY Dog Toys to be donated, cards to first responders, and valentines to nursing homes. Their motto is “Live to Serve. Love to Serve.”
“Our club is open to everyone on campus, and we hope to make everyone feel welcome to stop by and see what Circle K is all about,” Beth Hillman, a junior nursing major and president of Circle K said.
DCON is one of three annual New York Circle K Conventions where they focus on leadership and celebrating student accomplishments. The students traveled with their advisor, Jessica Rappaport, taking the Amtrak train with the LIU Brooklyn’s chapter of Circle K.
During the weekend, the four students participated in a whole array of workshops to grow the club, while also growing as leaders and networking with their peers.
Circle K clubs from across the state came together to celebrate achievements from throughout the service year, present awards to clubs for service and involvement and attend a service fair dedicated to bringing awareness to causes.
“Throughout the weekend there are fellowship activities such as team challenges and a Lip Sync Battle to meet Circle K’ers from around the state and make new friends.” said Hillman. They also held elections for district office positions where clubs of the New York clubs could vote in elections to decide who would become the New York District leaders.
Any student is welcome to their meetings. The members recommend that people come and check it out or even do a service project with them. You can hear about future events through their instagram, liupostcki.