Written by: Stephen Jin
On August 17th, I attended the Capital DCM and saw amazing Circle K’ers from all over Northern California and Nevada areas. Meeting new friends wasn’t even half the experience—having never been to a DCM outside of my home area (Paradise Division,) the vibe was very different to adapt to. The meeting ran very smoothly, and to top it all off there was even guest speakers and events lined up immediately afterwards that ran through the entire weekend! Luke Tanaka, Capital’s Lieutenant Governor, did an outstanding job running the meeting and introducing many guests from all over CNH, many of whom are current District board members.
The speakers were UC Davis’ Club Historian Adrienne Salvador and District Treasurer Garvey Su running a workshop talking about the ELIMINATE Project, and District Service Chair Katie Copsey speaking about this year’s District Service Initiative, anti-bullying. These workshops had loads of great information and educated the attendees without the lecture-like boredom that usually comes with listening to a presenter that college students are so accustomed to. To skew away from sitting and listening the entire time, attendees participated in socials including a geocaching event all over UN Reno, watching movies at a drive-in, and volunteering at a local animal restoration center that was recently affected by a flash flood.
These experiences not only added spice to the meeting, but gave time to bond and interact with members and educate them as well. Overall, I had a wonderful experience attending the Capital DCM and I hope to visit other divisions to see what they have in store as well!