Circle K International

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Motto

Live to serve, love to serve

The CKI Pledge

I pledge to uphold the objects of Circle K International, to foster compassion and goodwill toward others through service and leadership, to develop my abilities and the abilities of all people, and to dedicate myself to the realization of mankind’s potential.

What is Circle K International?

Circle K International (CKI) is the largest collegiate community service, leadership development and friendship organization in the world. With more than 12,000 members in 17 nations, CKI is making a positive impact on the world every day.

Circle K clubs are organized and sponsored by a Kiwanis club on a college or university campus. CKI is a self-governing organization and elects its own officers, conducts its own meetings and determines its own service activities.

CKI blends community service and leadership training with the opportunity to meet other college students around the world. Projects such as the Six Cents Initiative, CKI’s International fundraiser that aims to provide water to the 2.2 billion children worldwide who lack safe drinking water, bring CKI members together to make a difference in the world.

Tenets

Service
Service is the heart of CKI. Collectively, CKI members perform more than 1 million hours of service on their campuses and in their communities every year. Without service, CKI would be just another campus activity. Through service, college students are making the world a better place.

Leadership
The potential of CKI lies in its ability to positively influence members of society who are facing ultimate personal decisions and those who will one day create the vision of mankind for generations to come. Leadership opportunities afford CKI members the resources and tools needed to become active citizens. Members can assume leadership responsibilities at all levels of the organization and through various experiential training conferences.

Fellowship

CKI members experience fellowship and develop lifelong relationships with fellow collegians, advisors, Kiwanians, and citizens in their communities every single day. Whether a member is mentoring a child, networking with a businessman, or bowling with members, he or she is developing social skills, meeting new people, and strengthening relationships.

Mission

Developing college and university students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service.

Objects

The objects of this organization shall be:
•To emphasize the advantages of the democratic way of life;
•To provide the opportunity for leadership training in service;
•To serve on the campus and in the community;
•To cooperate with the administrative officers of the educational institutions of which the clubs are a part;
•To encourage participation in group activities;
•To promote good fellowship and high scholarship;
•To develop aggressive citizenship and the spirit of service for improvement of all human relationships;
•To afford useful training in the social graces and personality development; and
•To encourage and promote the following ideals:
◦To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life;
◦To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships;
◦To promote the adoption and the application of high social, business and professional standards;
◦To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship;
◦To provide through Circle K clubs a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better
communities; and
◦To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism, which make possible the increase of
righteousness, justice, patriotism and goodwill.

Vision

To be the leading global community-service organization on college and university campuses that enriches the world one member, one child and one community at a time.