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I did it. I was able to accomplish a lot at the 2013 International Convention in Vancouver, Canada. This was the event that closed this big chapter of my college career, so the feelings were bittersweet.

I had my own agenda for this event. A more detailed list than anyone can think of and I’m proud to say that I did it all. Here’s what you may have missed from the weekend that really made this an ICON experience that I will never forget.

  • Host three workshops at the convention: Planning for Success, Marketing: Above and Beyond, and the Eliminate Project Tips and Tricks
  • Sold my Eliminate Leis as a fundraiser. I made enough to cover the costs, which is ok by me!
  • Placed 1st in Eliminate Fundraising ($25,870)
  • Danced with my Leadership Academy Class
  • The District Board members who applied for awards all won their awards. 16 awards in total.
  • Distinguished District and Governor… I applied for those.
  • Gave awesome spirit packs that was worth the money and that people could wear everyday.
  • Hosted a District Dinner
  • Brought the most people from CNH to ICON
  • Brought the most clubs from CNH to ICON
  • Won the most club awards
  • Brought pictures up of my District Board when receiving their awards
  • Attend the Kiwanis International Convention
  • Get free stuff from the vendors
  • Catching up with old friends and meeting new friends.

There were more like be in the Talent Show, go to LSSP, be on stage at Kiwanis International Convention, etc… but I’m ok with not doing them. (Maybe not LSSP… why is money such a problem)

My only biggest regret from the weekend was that Camille didn’t get Distinguished Administrator. It hurts a lot because I completed her application and I put a lot of effort into it, but it wasn’t enough. I’m happy for the other District Administrator who received the award because I know her… but I would’ve been 100% if Camille got that award. I feel bad whenever I say that we have so many awards and celebrating as a board, but the most important person on this board and the most deserving was Camille.

Overall, the experience as Governor was amazing and I’m so thankful for everyone who cheered me on with all my challenges, who brought me back up when I felt down, who brought me down to earth when my head got too big, and took care of me every step of the way.

This is my final post as Governor, but this isn’t the end of my Kiwanis Family experience.

Service. Leadership. Fellowship. Always.

Love for Circle K.

NOTE! : Hi Everyone ! This is a really late post. I’ve been slacking a lot on this post and I’m still not done with it yet !  I need fix and add a couple of things. OKAY… A LOT OF THINGS!  I’m still working on it !  Please bear with me here. Hope you guys enjoy this for now ! 

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The Last- Wong Fu Productions…. 

CKI Edition.

Who? Who I loved was an organization called Circle K. I wasn’t exactly close with this organization, but with some superficial facts and interactions over the semester, you know  like most girls and guys wonder exactly what do they have to offer? I wasn’t exactly close with Circle K, but with few interactions outside of class, I wondered exactly what else is there to it ? I decided find in the answers to the questions that I’ve been meaning to figure out about Circle K…. Falling in love with an organization I barely know. Shortly I filled in the blanks by attending FTC like a storybook writer. 

What? What I loved was service,leadership, and fellowship.  We met earlier in high school. Kept in touch throughout the years after. We watched each other grow and change and through multiple obstacles along the way.  We were there for each other through difficult times, in times of need, and companionship.

When? When I love was my first love,Key Club, in high school.  It was a bit unfair because Key Club embodied everything about Circle K and youth. The feeling of young love for something so great is unexplainable and something we can’t replicate because we can only be around that age once. High school was a time for everyone to grow, find a life long path, and adventure. We soon  had to go our separate ways it was a nostalgia that reminded me why I became part of such a great organization. 

Where? Where I love was the group of people I met at FTC. I never intended in staying there for that long. It was just a three day conference after I’ve been in Circle K.  The connections that I made with other people has been a very memorable experience.  FTC taught me so much about Circle K with the new energy and new experiences that really pushed me to mature more than anyone or anywhere else. When somebody asks me what’s my favorite Circle K event, I say FTC. The one event that I love the most.  

Why? (Still working on it. I’m still  slowly finding out my own definition of love in Circle K. Again, please bear with me! .__.)

April 24, 2014: The Beginning

Today is the day that most developers dread. Dread to the point where projects go unstarted, or abandoned. Today is the beginning.

I’ve been in web development for about eight years now, and day zero is always the day that makes me reconsider my life.

Unlike previous projects, I will be attempting new programming paradigms that I have never attempted before.

In recent years, I’ve been making strides to achieve that to no avail. But this project has forced my hands into building an application that is versatile.

To achieve that, I will be using a concept in software engineering called MVC: Model-View Controller.

Side note: the purpose of this devblog is to explain the techniques I use and outline the challenges and difficulties along the way.

What is the Model View Controller?

In software engineering, it is a good practice to separate code from the design/look of the application. This means that the Graphical User Interface shouldn’t be managing calculations beyond its scope.

The GUI should communicate to the “model” to figure out what to display.

Along with using this technique, I will be using version control to manage the changes I make to the source code. This will also allow additional developers/help along the way.

As for that additional developer…

In my Public Relations committee application, I have a position named the Technology Assistant who will fulfill that role. 

It is my goal to not only have this term be solely for Circle K, but to better our professional careers. By developing, or taking part in, the district website, we will gain indispensible knowledge that we can use for the rest of our careers. This is real world experience that you can apply in jobs.

But for now… there’s a lot of bootstrapping to do!

Until next time,

Baldwin