Posted on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 12:10 pm under Events

Vincent, Class of 2013

Getting involved in the Potsdam community is an enriching experience that is always presenting itself. There are a handful of clubs on campus devoted solely to community service. I stay actively involved with Circle K International. Like the many other community service clubs, Circle K has weekly meetings where we plan out service projects, interact with our sponsoring Kiwanis club, and mingle with other Potsdam students that are passionate about service. Last weekend a few members went to a conference in Glens Falls for all New York State Circle K clubs. On top of the leadership building and networking there were workshops, dances, and formal dinners. Although I did not attend there were plenty of good reviews and funny stories from all of the Circle K members who represented Potsdam.

However, this weekend was full of hands-on service in the town of Potsdam and with the open house for prospective students on Saturday. A few of us dedicated Circle K-ers woke up bright and early on Saturday and put plastic bags for canned food donations in the neighborhoods surrounding the campus. These bags will be collected on Monday for donations to the local food bank and homeless shelter. After placing countless bags on the door handles of many homes we all went straight to the open house and set a table up, marketing our club with many pictures from events we’ve done this year. I talked to plenty of prospective freshman about Circle K and it felt great to represent such an organization. All around us were other community service clubs, displaying the many strong leadership-building opportunities Potsdam has and our school’s unwavering dedication to community service.

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