Getting Involved at the District Level
By Kareena Sharman, Major Emphasis Committee Chair
Submitting my district board application, I sighed, concerned I may not get the position I had applied for. Then, after checking my inbox countless times, the email arrived! I held my breath. “We had a large number of qualified applicants – and unfortunately are unable to offer you a position at this time. However, we’ll keep your application on file should another become available,” the letter explained. I closed my laptop and slumped in my chair. “Guess I’ll have to try again next year,” I resolved, but waiting till next year never happened because about four weeks later, I received a text. I got a position as the Major Emphasis committee chair! “Wait, what is Major Emphasis,” I questioned. I had never heard of this role, but I figured that I would get the hang of it sooner or later.
The District Board meeting in Macon had deluged my mind with information. I learned about the structure of Kiwanis family, different events coming up in the year, my responsibilities, and much more. When I had first applied, I had not taken into account all the lives I would be changing. Now, I have a new motivation to fulfill my part because if I succeed, people from all over the world will be positively affected. I have nothing but excitement for Key Club, and I would love to see all members getting excited, too!