Hello everyone! And goodbye! Not like a "I'm leaving" goodbye, but more like "Thank you" goodbye. Today marks the end of the 2017-2018 term and the beginning of the 2018-2019 term, so I will no longer serve you as your president. On behalf of all of the Board Members and Family Heads, thank you! We came into this term with big goals, ambitions, and ideas. It is through all of our hard work as a club that we were able to see many of these ideas come to life and accomplish everything that we did. As members, you all SPARKed a bright passion within us and each other that pushes us to do bigger, brighter things. It is together that we work to create, innovate, and reinvent everything here in Circle K.
As a president, I am extremely proud of everything that you have done. You have pushed me to be a better leader, and have given me new hope for the future of the club. The road throughout the term has not been easy, but it has been worthwhile every step of the way. Sure, I'm happy of all of the things we accomplished. All the hours we served and all the money we raised has been record breaking. And all of these things have been a big part of my presidency. But the best part about leading this club has been getting to meet all of you. I wish I could have gotten to know all of you more than I did, but I still am able to see you all serve your communities, become better leaders, and make new friends among your families and the rest of the club. So in short, thank you. For everything. I didn't think that I would be so appreciative and thankful for CKI when I first joined. I didn't think I would ever serve as your president way back when. And I certainly never thought that I would be as happy as I am being part of Circle K. But that's why I love this club and this organization. You all have affected my life in ways I don't think any other organization can do. But thank you for everything that you all given me. Thank you for having faith in me, the Board Members, and the Family Heads. And thank you for making my last (?) year in Circle K one to remember. Please know that although I am retiring, I will always be here for you. It's been an honor serving you. With Love, Service, and Leadership,
Immediate Past President of UC Irvine Circle K