At their Winter Board Meeting in Gulf Shores, the Alabama District Circle K Board chose to reapportion the Divisions which make up the Alabama District, effective for the 2015 – 2016 Year beginning April 1, 2015. When tasked with assessing the current success of the clubs and the quality of the assistance being provided to local chapters, the District Board ulimately decided on a new map that includes four divisions: Valley, Champion, Capital, and Gulf. These new Divisions will allow for more competition in elections for Lt. Governor allow future District Boards to allocate spending in ways that provide better resources to develop members and chapters. Each of the four Divisions includes multiple strong local clubs which should stand to allow Lt. Governors to better draw upon the resources and expertise of successful clubs in ways that can better help weaker chapters and build new ones.
The first benefit of these new divisions is already being seen by the enhanced Division Social Rallies set for this Spring. In these rallies, the now-current Divisions will be grouped as they will be in 2015 – 2016 to allow for bigger and better events, while electing a new Lt. Governor that represents the 2015 – 2016 Division. These larger rallies gave the Lt. Governors an opporunity to think outside the box and create events that are a step towards building a sense of unity within the new Divisions.
About Alabama District Circle K
Alabama District Circle K is the collegiate branch of the Kiwanis Club in Alabama. Alabama District Circle K is made up of almost 400 members through chapters on more than a dozen campuses across Alabama, both Universities and Community Colleges. Markedly different from the overall trend in civic clubs, Circle K is growing in Alabama with four new chapters within the past year and two new chapters in the previous year. Combined, our chapters do more than 3,000 hours of community service each year on their campuses and in their communities, with partners like March of Dimes, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, local shelters, and food banks. From a leadership development angle, Circle K is lead by a Board of Directors at each local chapter and a elected District Board which serves as the coordinating body for the chapters in Alabama. These groups are aided by the support of Kiwanis members who serve as advisors on both the chapter and district level. More information can be found at alabamacki.org