UW Madison Circle K
Official Club Newsletter
Table of Contents
Meet The New Board
The Linus Project
The Social Segment
New Member Highlight
Meet The 2016-2017 Executive Board
President: Isaac Buttke Year: Sophomore Hobbies: Baseball &
Other Sports Favorite Volunteer Work: Helping to facilitate dance
clinics for high schoolers through the Wisconsin Singers Fun Fact:
He writes content that gets published by ESPN, CBS Sports, and
Vice President: Michaela Gombar Year: Sophomore Hobbies:
Concert-Going, Reading, Traveling and Exploring Madison Favorite
Volunteer Work: Dog Walking Club Goal: This year in Circle K Im
hoping to help direct planning into more variety of service
projects, and of course growing membership! If any of you have any
ideas, thoughts or questions for me, Im always down for e-mail and
phone conversations as well as going out for coffee to talk.
Secretary: Maren Hjortnaes A message from Maren: Hello to all of
our wonderful UW Madison Circle Kers! My name is Maren and I am
your upcoming secretary. Im super excited to be serving with all of
you this upcoming year. A little bit about me: I am a Freshman, I
love baking, reading, and of course volunteering.
Treasurer: Maggie Wang A message from Maggie: Hello everyone! Im
from Beijing, China. Im a sophomore and intended major is
accounting. My favorite area of volunteer work is dog walking
because I love cute dogs . My favorite hobby is watching movies!
One fun fact about me is that I love eating eggs. I like trying
different ways to cook eggs. My favorite way is scrambled poached
one. Im also a big fan of desserts! My favorite dessert is fruit
Bulletin Editor: Trina La Susa A message from Trina: Im excited
to be the Bulletin Editor for another year and I look forward to
creating interesting newsletters for you all to read. When Im not
volunteering or working on campus sustainability projects, I love
spending time with my 30lb cat, writing news articles, eating new
foods and doing yoga.
A Day of Cheer and Good Ice Cream
On Christmas Day, my sister and I volunteered to serve free ice
cream to the community of Stevens Point from Carl Ds Soft Serve.
Although the ice cream was free, donations were accepted for the
Salvation Army. For two hours, my sister and I along with the owner
and his wife served cone after cone to the busy line outside. Even
News Channel 7 had arrived to broadcast the event! (On a side note,
my first cone was hideous. But I can now say that I am an ice cream
cone expert). Carl Ds Soft Serve had raised a grand total of $1,200
for the Salvation Army that day. For just two hours of my time, I
was able to assist in this wonderful event, enjoy some delicious
ice cream, and then celebrate the rest of Christmas Day with my
The Linus ProjectBy: Calla Buttke
We had a great time making blankets for Project Linus after two
club meetings in December and January! Project Linus is a
non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children
in need. Since it was founded in 1995, Project Linus has provided
more than 5 million blankets, and Circle K UW-Madison has just
contributed 10 more! Our blankets will most likely be distributed
to children at one of the area hospitals. In addition to working on
this project, it was fun to work on creating cute, cuddly blankets
with fellow Circle Kers and socialize with one another while doing
a service project.
The Social Segment By: Jordan Rein
Does winter have you down? Lighten up with Circle K! Have some
laughs and join us as we continue our semester tradition of college
nights at Comedy Club! Bring friends and enjoy the night with some
top notch quality stand up that will have you on the floor rolling!
This social will be April 8th, so sign up now so that you can be on
the reservation! Do you like free food? Come to our Circle K
potlucks and enjoy an evening mingling with the board and other
club members. We are hoping to hold these potlucks once a month so
keep an eye out for upcoming dates! If food is not your style, come
down to the Sett for a night of Bowling and Pool with the club!
Dates have not been set for this event but keep an eye out at the
beginning of March for this fun event! As spring warms up the
weather look for more outdoor activities as we host cook-outs,
volley ball games, and other fun outdoor events! The dates and
times of these events will be announced as they come up during the
semester in meetings and emails so keep your eyes peeled! As
always, if you would like to see a social event take place, dont
hesitate to email Jordan ([email protected]) or Calla
([email protected]) with your suggestions!
New Member Highlight:
Eliza GodfreyYear: Freshman Hometown: Dodgeville, WI Academic
Interest: Neurobiology & Global Health Favorite type of
volunteering: Working with cute kids and animals Motto to live by:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will
forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them
feel." Hobbies: Eating cupcakes and other finds of delicious food,
reading, coloring in adult coloring books, and exploring Madison.
Fun Fact: "The Carter" cupcake from Madison Sweets is my favorite
Get ready to make a splash at our upcoming under-the-sea-themed
district event, Spring Fling, held on April 22nd-24th! Come visit
Camp Wawbeek in the Wisconsin Dells and get Hooked on Service for a
weekend of service and fun with your fellow WUM Circle Kers!
Camp Wawbeek is an organization that gives the full summer camp
experience to physically and cognitively disabled children. Over
the weekend, youll have the opportunity to do various service
projects to help them open up the camp to get ready for their
summer campers! In addition, you'll be participating in camp
fundraisers, learning from informative workshops, and getting to
know fellow Circle Kers through social activities! Several things
(of many!) to look forward to: enjoying the outdoors, going on the
traditional late-night Dennys run, finding our districts secret
talents at Saturday nights Talent Show, auctioning off club
mascots, digging in at the Nacho/Taco Bar for Saturdays dinner, and
much more! You wont want to miss out!
If you have a special talent youd like to share at Spring Fling,
consider signing up for Saturdays Talent Show! Contact Kelsey
Murzyn ([email protected]) for details!
How to Register: Find the Registration Form on Facebook by
searching for WUM Circle Ks Hooked on Service Spring Fling event,
or contact our club President, Isaac Buttke.
By: Stephanie Van Kampen
More Important Future Dates: Kiwanis One Day - April 2, 2016
Spring Fling - April 22-24, 2016 CKIx 2016 - June 22-26, 2016
When you Return From Spring Break, Join Us For Some Exciting
Service Projects: v Shelter from the Storm Dog Walking: There are
puppies in need of a walk! Come and enjoy a nice morning walk
with these dogs!
v ARMs: Help tutor elementary school kids in math and science. v
Lakeshore Nature Preserve: Activities include removing
invasive plants, planting native plugs, maintaining trails,
collecting trash, and cleaning fire circles.
vMore events to come! Looking To Increase Your Involvement?
Apply to A Chair Position Today! v Awards Chair v Fundraising Chair
v Kiwanis Family Relations Chair v Membership Growth and
Development Chair v Scrapbooking Chair v Service Chair v Social
Chair v Public Relations Chair
Check out our Facebook Page or talk to Vice President Michaela
Gombar if you have any questions.
Have A Great Spring Break!
Board Directory Position Name Email President Isaac Buttke
[email protected] VP Michaela Gombar [email protected]
Secretary Maren Hjortnaes [email protected] BE Trina La Susa
[email protected] Treasurer Maggie Wang [email protected] Awards PR
Fundraising K-Family MGD Service Social Scrapbooking