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The official March newsletter for the UW Madison Circle K.

Text of March Bulletin 2016

  • UW Madison Circle K

    Official Club Newsletter

    March 2016

  • Table of Contents

    Meet The New Board

    The Linus Project

    The Social Segment

    New Member Highlight

    Spring Fling

    Service Highlight

    Club Update

    Board Directory

  • 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 Yahoo Sports

  • 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 tart.

    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 lovely family.

    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 cupcake.

  • Spring Fling!

    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 really cute

    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.

    Club Update

  • 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