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Albertson College of Idaho Hosts District Convention

2005. 03. 21.

CALDWELL (Idaho)- Students from Albertson College of Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University, Utah State University, and Brigham Young University were all on the CofI campus March 25 and 26 for the 43rd annual district convention of the Utah-Idaho District of Circle K International. The 36 students came together to elect new district officers, train the new club officers, and celebrate another year of service.

Circle K International, or CKI, is a worldwide collegiate service organization that is sponsored by Kiwanis. The organization is broken up into geographic districts, and the Utah-Idaho District oversees CKI clubs at colleges in Utah and Idaho. This year, the annual Utah-Idaho district convention was held at ACI. The theme for the convention was 'Service Fiesta,' and the weekend's events included four guest speakers, election of the 2005-2006 district officers, an ice cream social, leadership training, and holding an Easter egg hunt for the community.

CKI is a student-lead organization at every level, and several CofI students have had positions running the Utah-Idaho District. For this past year, CofI senior Amanda Hendrix of Blackfoot, Idaho served as the District Bulletin Editor. CofI sophomore Leon Samuels of Boise, Idaho served as the Idaho Division Lieutenant Governor. Also, CofI sophomore Natalie Mays was elected at the convention to serve as the 2005-2006 Idaho Division Lieutenant Governor.

CKI is dedicated to service and volunteering in general, but it also has a special focus on serving the children of the world. CKI currently has 12,288 members on 507 campuses in 15 nations in North and South America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and West Africa.

Albertson College of Idaho is the state's oldest and longest continuously accredited private, residential liberal arts and sciences institution. With an average class size of 15, students receive personal attention from faculty members dedicated to teaching. CofI was recently named a 'Best Value' by the Princeton Review and was ranked 11 in the nation by the same publication for Professors Bring Material to Life.

More information about Albertson College of Idaho is available by calling 1-800-2C-IDAHO or visiting