Circle K serves community beyond

first_imgSaint Mary’s Circle K chapter participates in weekly community service projects that serve the South Bend community, from tutoring and providing meals at the South Bend Center for the Homeless, to working with the St. Vincent de Paul Society and hosting a variety of events for The Sisters of the Holy Cross Covenant located on the Saint Mary’s Campus.Junior Jaclyn Voltz, president of Circle K, said the organization, sponsored by Kiwanis International, chooses volunteer projects based on certain goals.“Circle K clubs focus on the three tenets of service, fellowship and leadership,” she said.Voltz said the goal of the club is to give back to the South Bend community.“Service is the heart of Saint Mary’s College Circle K,” she said. “We are dedicated to providing a variety of service opportunities that reflect the interests of our members and the needs of the South Bend community.“There are service projects each week varying in date, time, length and focus. Our projects span a wide range of interests including children, education, healthcare, elderly, hunger, housing, animal care and environmental issues.”Voltz said one of the club’s regular activities is assisting nuns at the Sisters of the Holy Cross Convent on campus.“Every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Circle K volunteers go to the Sisters of the Holy Cross Convent to socialize with the nuns and provide activities for the sisters – game show nights, craft projects, Notre Dame football tailgate parties, bingo and social nights,” she said.“The sisters truly appreciate the company and have so many incredible stories to share. Circle K members are also active at the Center for the Homeless preparing and serving meals.”Kathleen Dunn, a first year student and Circle K member, said she enjoys volunteering with the club because the activities are “creative.”“During the fall semester we hosted a milkshake and Pictionary night, as well as a reverse Trick or Treat session for the sisters. … Volunteering with Circle K at the convent is a great way to connect with women who have lived adventurous and meaningful lives. They have a lot to teach us.”According to the Circle K website, upcoming events include the Hannah & Friends Karaoke Night and the Chicago March for Babies, a walk that will take place on the lakefront trail in Chicago on April 26.For those interested in joining the club, the group meets weekly on Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. in the Le Mans Hall basement, according to the Circle K website.last_img read more


GAYBO CELEBRATING HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY IN HIS BELOVED DONEGAL

first_imgGAY Byrne is spending his 80th birthday – in his beloved Donegal.Gaybo, with Kathleen and his two daughters and grandchildren, are looking forward to his milestone celebration on Tuesday.They’re spending their time at his holiday home in the Rosses…and going for a good walk! The television legend has been coming to Donegal with his family for 40 years.“We bought a little house in Donegal more than 40 years ago, and it has been a haven of rest and tranquility from a busy life ever since,” he said recently“Our family will always be run-ins, even after all that time, but we’re never made to feel that we are, and it has been always the warm welcome and kind generosity of the Donegal people that has made every visit a joy for us, just as if we were of their stock.“And it is the kind and welcoming friends in Donegal who have made us feel at home through the years,” he said. Gay will be celebrating his milestone birthday in Donegal with his family and is still in fine fettle as a result of his passion for walking, cycling and working.And although he continues to do his Lyric FM show, after eight decades on the earth he wants to enjoy life a bit more.He added: “I’m letting things go gradually, things I would be involved in, so I have more time to do what I want to do.” GAYBO CELEBRATING HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY IN HIS BELOVED DONEGAL was last modified: August 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:80th birthdaydonegalGay Byrneholiday homerosseslast_img read more