Kelly Chan, Circle K International
by Kathleen Lees
Nov 29, 2012 | 3787 views | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Interacting with others is a crucial part of any job, but that’s especially true for Kelly Chan of New York District’s Circle K International, a collegiate service organization.

“I definitely interact with a lot of people,” Chan said of her job as the organization’s lieutenant governor. It is her responsibility to oversee the organization in several New York City schools, such as Queens College and St. John’s University, among others.

Born and raised in Queens, Chan, 21, became interested in the organization through her high school’s Key Club, a service organization for high school students. As Chan started in the organization her junior year, she admitted, “it didn’t offer me the leadership opportunities I wanted.”

In college, Chan saw the opportunity for development through Circle K International, and has helped with service throughout the community.

Chan is currently involved with The Eliminate Project, which helps provide immunizations for over 100 million mothers to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Chan’s organization is working in conjunction with UNICEF to raise money for the project.

Chan said that in many countries, proper sterilization is not provided for mothers when giving birth.

“The immunization to prevent these mothers from getting tetanus only cost $1.80,” she said.

As Chan prepares for her leadership roles in the future, Circle K International is keeping her busy right now.

“Every single day there’s something to be done,” Chan said.

For more information about the organization, visit www.nycirclek.org.
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