Name: Joanne Kim

Pronouns: She/Her 

School: CSU Long Beach

Divison: Metro Division

Current Leadership Role: CNH CKI Sunspot Editor

Previous Leadership Role: CSU Long Beach CKI Historian (2017-2018)

Favorite Tenet of Circle K: Fellowship 

Hello there! It’s Joanne Kim, your new Sunspot Editor for the 2018-2019 term! For those of you that are not familiar with The Sunspot, it is Cal-Nev-Ha Circle K International’s district blog! The blog is meant to be a space for all members of CNH Circle K to share their thoughts and experiences. By all members, I mean every single individual in the CNH District of Circle K. Some are fresh faced and new to the organization, not knowing where this journey will take them. Others have held various leadership positions, whether it was for their home club, your division, the CNH District, or even for the international level. Of course, I could never forget those who have worked tirelessly to charter a Circle K club at their school. I believe that every single member of CNH Circle K has something to contribute, regardless of their experience or familiarity with the organization. 

The Sunspot is a relatively new blog, having been introduced in the 2017-2018 term, but I am confident that it will grow tremendously over the years.  That being said, I will take this time to introduce some changes I plan to make to The Sunspot. One of those changes is the decision to host the The Sunspot directly on the CNH Circle K website. Previously, the blog was hosted on a separate website, and while that wasn’t a huge issue, I believe that displaying the blog directly on the district website will make it much more accessible. In addition, I plan to shift the focus of the blog from event recaps to more personal content that highlights the individual viewpoints of everyone in CNH Circle K. To accomplish this, I plan to feature a variety of content such as written posts, artwork, photography, etc. I want to encourage members to be as creative as they wish to be. Moreover, I plan to introduce a different theme at the beginning of each month, and have the content of The Sunspot revolve around the theme (stay tuned for the first monthly theme!)

Ultimately, I want The Sunspot to represent what it means to be a a part of Cal-Nev-Ha Circle K International. We are a group of unique individuals that are connected to one another by our desire to serve, lead, and love our communities, and every one of us has a voice that deserves to be heard. 

As always, stay sunny!


About the Author:

Joanne Kim is a fourth year at California State University, Long Beach majoring in speech-language pathology with a minor in linguistics. When she isn’t attending Circle K events, she is most likely eating out with her friends and stressing out about exams.