from “Members Matter” in The New York Minute: New York District of Circle K International Quarterly Report – “I myself have only been a part of CKI for about a year and a half, and SUNY Cobleskill has only been chartered for just over two years. We’ve learned a lot, and we’re still learning, but I think the one thing that we’ve got down pat is our dedication. We are a relatively small school, but we have managed to pull members from all types of groups, from Communication majors to Animal Science majors.
At the end of every month, I put our amount of total service hours on a dry erase board, for October it was 89 hours which is surprisingly a low for us here at SUNY Cobleskill. I ask those present at the meetings how they think we could increase the month’s service hours: some say more homeless shelter outings, and others suggested that we do a service project for New York Speaking. By keeping our members in the loop and giving them the ability to say “Hey, I want to do this even though we’ve never done it before” is what really gets our service hour count high. So far this month, we are at 203 hours, a count that is set to rise by the end of the month. All the hours we accumulate are because of our volunteers. We are small in member count with only 22, but the dedication that is brought by each of them is why we are so high in our service hours. My E-Board and I know that without our members, we would be nothing. –Shannon M. Perrone, Club Secretary of SUNY Cobleskill Circle K”