MR Mondays: Week 3, September 2018
September 17, 2018
Good afternoon, CNH Circle K,
The last three wonderful CKI members are being appreciated today for their efforts recognized by their peers. The prompt this month was to nominate someone who went above and beyond their comfort zone, and these three members truly went out of their way in Circle K!
See what the Lieutenant Governors had to say about them, and their answers to three NEW questions as seen below:
1. Who/what motivated you to join and stay in CKI?
2. What’s a body part that wouldn’t mind losing, and why?
3. What are some ways you got out of your comfort zone this year?
Magic Kingdom Division
Adolfo Alan Garduno, Orange Coast College
“Adolfo is an exemplary leader in Magic Kingdom. He is a dedicated member, exceptional student and a wonderful friend. Most recently he chaired one of OCC Circle K’s largest service projects – Kelly’s Closet, where they mentored children who are in need. Outside of OCC Circle K, he has a large presence in the division and is very friendly! Thank you for everything you do for your club Adolfo!”
1. The first question is kinda loaded! I’ve known Tommy since way back in Middle School at Warner. He’s always had this sort of positivism and cheeriness ever since, and when we moved to Westminster, he seemed to have had a blast while he was in Key Club. After moving on to Orange Coast Community College, we met up again at the Fall Club Rush, and of course I come to find myself catching up with Tommy at the Circle K Booth. After a quick exchange, I wasn’t totally sure whether I should join, but eventually found myself keeping my promise that I would attend a club meeting at least once before the end of the year. Ever since going to my first meeting late Spring, I’ve continued to stay not only because of the friends I’ve gotten to know and make, but to continue to support my community, improve my leadership, and develop alongside some of the best students OCC has to offer!
2. I wouldn’t mind losing a kidney… or any other body part that I could easily live without or live perfectly fine with, i.e. my kidney. It’s sort of something I tend to do without thinking, as in donating or offering to help/save someone, whether or not I know the person. Similar to how I try to donate blood every now and then, and how I ended up checking off to be an organ donor if I were ever to get into a car accident.
3. This year, I’ve attempted to get out of my comfort zone by just saying yes to a lot more social events, activities, and hang outs. Overall just assuring myself that I’m good company to be around, realizing that my friends just want to hang out and see me.
Michelle De Dios, CSU Northridge
“When I first met this member last year, she and her twin sister were fairly shy and always stuck together during club events. However, as the term went by and I started to see them more often at divisional events, I’ve noticed that they’ve gotten more comfortable interacting with other people. By the end of the term, they’ve both had stepped up to be part of their club’s Executive Board and took independent charge of their positions. I’ve especially noticed Michelle become more assertive in her leadership position as VPA as she and her president, Robert, consistently attended events and worked hard to ensure that things ran smoothly. I feel like she even physically stepped out of her comfort zone by cutting her hair drastically shorter than her twin sister’s, making her stand out as her own person and making her unique mark in Circle K.”
1. I decided to join CKI back in my third year of high school. I was in Key Club and when I found out that there would be a collegiate version of Key Club I made the decision to join that club. I love being in CKI because we are helping a variety of communities in need. I firmly believe in giving a helping hand to those who need assistance, and being in CKI has given me that opportunity.
2. I think I wouldn’t mind losing my ear lobes-that seems a bit specific. I want to lose something that I wouldn’t have too much of a strong connection with. My earlobes seem the least important to me.
3. To be frank, I haven’t really gotten out of my comfort place much. I may have been a bit daring in terms of talking to more people as the year progressed, but not much more than that. But in those times in which I have gone out and spoke to people, it helped me realize what it is that I want, and what I desire. I implore people to live their lives in curiosity and take a few risks, all the while taking caution about the actions we partake in. It seems a bit ridiculous for me to advise you to go out of your comfort space, when I haven’t done so myself, but I hope that you find whatever it is you seek in all that you do.
Anna Paguio, CSU San Marcos
“Anna can easily be considered the back bone to CSU San Marcos. She is an incredibly hard worker and is usually involved in event planning for every event San Marcos plans. She’s diligent, professional, and a wonderful part of Paradise and CSUSM. I’m incredibly excited to see the things she’ll accomplish this year and bring San Marcos to new heights with her vast experience and knowledge. I’m proud of all of her contributions and delighted to see her being recognized this month.”
1. My friend from high school invited me to join his club one day and so I went to check it out. I fell in love with the members and the environment that made up CSUSM CKI and so I stayed.
2. I guess a body part that I wouldn’t mind losing is an eye. My vision is pretty bad anyway so might as well make it so that I can have a socially acceptable excuse to wear an eye patch or something.
3. One way I got out of my comfort zone was to say yes to doing something that I thought was too daunting or to a task that I was unsure of. It was a great way to challenge myself to go beyond what I thought I was capable of and made me understand that I was just limiting myself by not being open to new or scary experiences.
Stay tuned to next Monday for the August Members of the Month, and don’t forget to nominate a member who exudes positive vibes for October!