Circle K Service Group Gaining Numbers Again

Hanna Barker

Staff Reporter

Circle K at McDaniel is making a comeback, with significantly more members than in past years. This community service organization had been struggling, and membership had been the biggest issue. This is true no longer, as membership tripled in one week!

“It’s really exciting to see that people are interested in helping the community,” said club President Bryannia Bongiorni, a sophomore.

Circle K is an international service organization with over 500 clubs in 17 nations that collectively perform over one million hours of service annually. McDaniel students are joining in, working with organizations such as the Humane Society, Happy Helpers, and the Aktion Club while gaining leadership experiences and making friends.

“The good thing about this club is that is can be what you want it to be,” said Bongiorni. “It can be community service or it can be social or it can be both, which is the ideal- a group of friends helping the community.”

In past years, Circle K has also helped out at a local day care, played bingo with people in a nursing home, and made dinner at the Hopkins house.

“I’m really excited to help rebuild this club, because it not only helps the Westminster area, but we help internationally as well,” said freshman Rebekah James.

The organization’s mission statement is “developing college and university students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service.” Circle K is part of the K-family, headed by the Kiwanis Club, an organization dedicated to serving the children of the world. Other members of this family include the Key Club for high school students, Builders Club for middle school students, K-Kids for elementary school students, and the Aktion club for adults with disabilities.

“Circle K is really flexible, because you can be as committed as you want to be,” said Bongiorni. “It really is what you make of it.”

Circle K at McDaniel is optimistic and enthusiastic about establishing a larger presence on campus. Meetings are Wednesdays at 9:45 p.m. in Academic Hall, Room 109. If interested in joining, contact Bryannia Bongiorni,