Wow. I have been busy, and I am so sorry to not be posting! These past weeks have been crazy, but good! Last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to drive 5 hours and 12 minutes to Erie for a Circle K Convention. Circle K is one of the clubs I joined while on campus and it is one of my favorites! It’s all about service and at the convention I learned the club is international!! I am not sure how I didn’t know that, but it is crazy that people all of the world of all ages are serving others! I’m not sure if you have heard of Kiwanis, but that is the main organization that it is with. There is also Builders Club, Key Club, K-Kids, Aktion Club and it goes all the way from kindergarten to adulthood! The Aktion club is for special needs and I think that is so wonderful.
At the convention we did a large-scale service project where we took over 1000 wreaths down in a graveyard for Navy and Marines. It was really amazing to see everyone partake in the task and be able to participate together. After that we came back and had different workshops, such as learning about different service ideas, as well as a banquet in the evening. It was very fancy and fun! I ended up winning two awards, which I was totally surprised by and it made me smile :) I also made three really good friends on the trip and I’m so excited to continue to serve with them back at college.
If you’re interested in being a part of Kiwanis, (no matter what age!!), you should look into in! Click the link below to find a club that best fits you. There is even an online club if you don't want to go anywhere! It is amazing how much service they do and how much impact they bring on to the world. It is an honor to be apart of and it gives you volunteer opportunities! Plus, it’s international and you can meet people through it. This weekend was just Pennsylvania participating in service, but it goes even further to people all across the world and to me that is amazing.