Fall Training Conference 2016

November 9, 2016

Heyun Jeong
Heyun Jeong


Daniel Lang

External Outreach Chair



SONORA, Calif.; Nov. 6 — Students involved in Circle K International (CKI), the world’s largest student-led collegiate service organization, hosted their annual conference over the weekend of Nov. 6 at the Old Oak Ranch campgrounds with over 700 students present.

College and universities in attendance included the UN Reno, UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles, UC Riverside, CSU Fullerton, CSU Sacramento, and Orange Coast College.

Held in Sonora every year, Fall Training Conference embodies the organization’s three tenets of service, leadership, and fellowship. It was planned by Claire Lee, a fourth-year at UC Berkeley studying cognitive science and computer science.

From personal and professional development workshops led by CKI members to performance skits, general sessions to competitive games and talent acts, Fall Training Conference 2016 was packed with activities. Featured workshops included leadership skills, service projects, professional development techniques, mindfulness skills, and others.

“FTC is an important part of our organization because it not only welcomes new members, but also inspires our returning members to continue to dedicate themselves to service, leadership, and fellowship,” Lee said.

The conference also incorporated a service project aligned with its initiative of conservation. On-site, there were various projects, such as crafting plastic mats for the homeless, recycling t-shirts into reusable bags and pillow cases, and decorating plastic water bottles and turning them into planters to be donated to children in hospitals, schools, and community gardens.


About Circle K International

Founded in 1934, Circle K International is an international collegiate service organization that aims to promote service, leadership, and fellowship to all communities alike. It currently has over 13,000 members around the globe. The California­-Nevada-­Hawaii District, formed in 1954, consists of over 3,200 members on 60 different college campuses across all three states. Circle K International is sponsored by Kiwanis, a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. For more information on the Cal-­Nev-­Ha District of Circle K International and its events, visit www.cnhcirclek.org.


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