K International was officially established on October 23, 1955. * It began
accepting females in 1971.
K clubs can be currently found in 11 countries: the USA, Canada, the
Bahamas, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, the Philippines, Barbados, Malaysia,
Colombia, and St. Lucia.
International Board is composed of 1 International President, 1
International Vice President, and 9 International Trustees.
are 30 districts and approximately 11,000 members of Circle K International.
Alabama District Circle
The Alabama District was the 7th district
formed in CKI.
It was established on June 30, 1958.
The University of Alabama was the first club
built in the Alabama District in 1954.
Auburn University was the first club
chartered in 1957.
The original five clubs of the Alabama
District were: Auburn University, Southern Union State Junior College, the
University of Alabama, the University of North Alabama, and Walker College.
The first governor of the Alabama District
was Paul Osborne, Jr. from Walker College.
There have been two International Presidents
from Alabama: John Hoyt Blaylock (1960-61) from University of Alabama and
Randall Williams (1985-86) from Auburn University in Montgomery.
There are five divisions in the Alabama
District: Vulcan (Birmingham Area), Valley (North Alabama), Capital
(Southeast Alabama), Warrior (Central Alabama), and Gulf (Southeast
The Alabama District board is made up of 1
governor, 1 secretary, 1 treasurer, 1 editor, and 5 lieutenant governors.
Circle K Terms
Circle K International (CKI) - the name of
International - the entire organization,
consisting of all 30 districts, approximately 550 clubs and 11,000
ADCKI - Alabama District Circle K
District - International is divided into
"districts" similar to how the US is broken into states. The
districts, however, are not always divided along state borders. A district
board, with a governor at the helm, governs each district.
Brother District - 3 or 4 districts that are
counseled by the same International Trustee. They change every
Sister District - 3 or 4 districts that are
geographically close to one another. Our sister districts are Georgia,
Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee, and Kentucky-Tennessee.
Divisions - each district is broken down into
divisions, equivalent to counties of a state. Each division has a lieutenant
International Convention (ICON) - a
convention held in August every year allowing members of Circle K from all
over the world to gather and celebrate their year of service. The
International President, International Vice President and the International
Trustees are elected at this convention.
Membership Education Rally (MER) - an Alabama
District conference held in the fall of every year. This conference is meant
to educate new members on the purpose of Circle K and allow them to meet
other CKI members throughout the district.
District Convention - a convention held in
late winter / early spring to elect new District officers and to celebrate
the accomplishments of the different clubs throughout the district.
Leadership Development Conference (LDC) - a
conference held in late spring every year to train new club officers.
Service Initiative (SI) - the area in which
Circle K focuses when doing service - this area is "Focusing on the
Future of Children Ages 6 - 13."
Monthly Report (MR) - report filled out by
the club secretary every month to update the district on the activities
his/her club has participated in during that month. District Officers and
Committee Chairs also do Monthly Reports for a similar reason.
K-Family - the members of the Kiwanis
organization: Kiwanis, Key Club, Circle K, Builder's Club, K-Kids, and
Interclub - when at least 4 members of a
K-family club attend an event with at least 4 other members of a different
K-family club. For example, 5 members of UA's club do Salvation Army with 4
members of Shelton's club.