How You Can Join The Movement

Serve the Community

As a new member, you are required to complete six hours of community service in your first semester with Circle K. These can be done at CKI events or individually. 

Attend Meetings

New members are expected to attend at least 50% of meetings each semester. Make sure to sign in at every meeting.

Connect with others

Getting connected with our members is the best part of being in the club. New members must attend a New Member Orientation to get them acquainted with the club and its members. Yearly dues will also be collected.

Are you a returning member of UA CKI? 

Welcome back! We are so glad you are ready to serve again! Below is our returning member requirements in order to remain active.

1. Attend at least 50% of meetings each semester

2. Volunteer and log at least 25 hours per semester

3. Pay $45 in yearly dues

FAQ

Why should I join CKI?

CKI is a great organization that is part of a larger global movement to better our communities. We aim to create change and help others in need while making some best friends along the way. There are also numerous leadership positions available to members, going all the way up to international positions! We offer opportunities to grow as an individual, a professional, and a member of your community.

What opportunities can I receive from joining CKI?

We provide opportunities to not only build your resume through leadership and service, but to also learn invaluable skills. In the UA CKI chapter, we provide many useful resources to members, including resume and budget building workshop nights. There are plenty of leadership building opportunities offered in the Alabama District such as Alabama Leadership Conference in the Fall and Alabama District Convention in the Spring. The international division also offers a Circle K International Convention every Summer. There are also many scholarships offered within the Kiwanis family that are only available to our members. 

What kind of service projects has CKI done?

The UA CKI Chapter has done many projects and continues to expand the variety. We have three signature projects a year: 9/11 Memorial Flags, Luminaries, and Kiwanis Pancake Day. We are currently working with Tuscaloosa Angels, Active Minds, Grace Presbyterian Food Pantry, and Ronald McDonald House to name a few! Interested in hearing more about our projects? Check out the service page link below!

Do I have to go to every meeting and service project?

No. UA CKI is very flexible with its members, and we know as students your time is limited! We require you to attend at least 50% of meetings a semester and have 25 hours of service a semester. We have lots of service projects on different days and times to fulfill this requirement!

What do my dues go towards?

Your dues are used for lots of things! Most importantly it goes towards your official International membership and Alabama District Membership. UA CKI provides a t-shirt for all of our due-paying members along with snacks and supplies for meetings and events!

What type of fellowship activities has UA CKI done?

UA CKI prides itself in providing a variety of socials and fellowship events for its members. We have met in the Student Center for lunch, painted together on the Quad, and had study sessions together! We also enjoy activities like bowling nights, movie nights, and going out to eat after service projects!

Can I get a discount at my local Circle K gas station?

Unfortunately, no. Circle K International is not affiliated with the Circle K gas station and food convenience chain.