Who We Are

TENETS

Our three tenets are the core of who we are - the three things that define us most succinctly.

What does the Texas-Oklahoma District of CKI Do?

Article 10, Section 3 of the Circle K International Bylaws defines the responsibility of the district as such:

  • To promote the Objects of CKI;

  • To coordinate the projects of member CKI clubs;

  • To strengthen and extend CKI in the districts;

  • To increase membership and cooperative efforts of the clubs in the district to provide necessary resources, services, and information to the clubs;

  • To promote greater awareness of CKI among the district Kiwanis family counterparts; and

  • To promote the participation of clubs within the general objectives, programs and policies of the district and of Circle K International to accept and promote the objectives of CKI

In summary, the Texas-Oklahoma District performs three essential functions:

  1. Democratic representation of the member clubs in decision-making process at the district and international level

  2. Organizing district events, including Weekend Officer Workshop, Fall Retreat, and District Convention

  3. Leadership development for the district board of officers as they set goals and priorities for the district, mentor existing clubs, and build new clubs

MISSION

Developing college and university students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service.

VISION

To be the leading global community-service organization on college and university campuses that enriches the world one member, one child and one community at a time.

MOTTO

Live to Serve, Love to Serve.

OBJECTS OF CKI

The objects of this organization shall be:

  • To emphasize the advantages of the democratic way of life;

  • To provide the opportunity for leadership training in service;

  • To serve on the campus and in the community;

  • To cooperate with the administrative officers of the educational institutions of which the clubs are a part;

  • To encourage participation in group activities;

  • To promote good fellowship and high scholarship;

  • To develop aggressive citizenship and the spirit of service for improvement of all human relationships;

  • To afford useful training in the social graces and personality development; and

To encourage and promote the following ideals:

  1. To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life;

  2. To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships;

  3. To promote the adoption and the application of high social, business and professional standards;

  4. To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship;

  5. To provide through Circle K clubs a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities; and

  6. To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism, which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and goodwill.


CKI PLEDGE

I pledge to uphold the Objects of Circle K International, to foster compassion and goodwill towards others through service and leadership, to develop my abilities and the abilities of all people, and to dedicate myself to the realization of humanity's potential.