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Albertson College Student Elected to District Board

2006. 03. 21.

CALDWELL (Idaho) – Members of the Utah-Idaho District of Circle K International have spoken, and they have elected an Albertson College student as the leader of their district.

Meredith Howlett, a sophomore at ACI, was recently elected to the office of Governor of the Utah-Idaho CKI district at the district's annual convention at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Howlett was one of the five district officers elected at the convention. As governor, Howlett will serve as the main student leader for the district for the 2006-2007 academic year. Part of her duties will include attending the Governors and Administrators Training Conference, or GATC, at the CKI International office in Indianapolis, Indiana in early April, and attending the CKI International Convention in Boston, Massachusetts in August.

The Utah-Idaho CKI district convention is an annual event for all the CKI clubs in Utah and Idaho. Along with electing new district officers, the weekend's events included guest speakers, workshops, service projects, training for club and district officers, and fellowship. Along with the group from Albertson College, which is the only active CKI club in Idaho, delegations from the CKI clubs of Brigham Young University and Utah State also attended the convention.

Convention attendees enjoyed keynote speeches from James Jenkins, a lawyer in Logan; Norman Taylor, the Utah-Idaho Kiwanis District Governor and Utah-Idaho CKI District Administrator; Lauren Delana, the Utah-Idaho Key Club District Governor, and Wess Robotham, the CKI International Vice-President.

As a service project, the convention attendees put together special books for children at a school for the blind and visually impaired. A few of the CKI members at the convention wrote simple children's stories, and then the rest of the members wrote the words to the stories at the top of blank pages. Then, using everything from yarn, to beads, to pipe cleaners, to fabric, they created a picture with different textures to represent what was happening in the story. They left plenty of space at the bottom of each page, and after all the pages were completed, Braille was added to the blank space at the bottom so students who were blind could not only feel the pictures, but read the stories as well. The finished products were books that every child or teacher at the school could read, no matter if there were sighted, visually impaired, or blind.

Circle K International is an international, student governed, collegiate service organization sponsored by Kiwanis that is dedicated fellowship, leadership, and service. The organization currently has over 12,000 members in 15 different nations.

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