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.

8 months ago 8 notes

jcaonguyen:

CNH Circle K: made up of the best.

www.cnhcirclek.org

(Taken with Instagram)

9 months ago 240 notes

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9 months ago 483 notes

One of my favorite moments here in Vancouver. A year of hard work recognized. #cki #cki2013 #icon2013 #cnh #cnhcki #cnhcirclek

9 months ago 2 notes

16 awards for my District Board. Distinguished Chairs, LTGs, E-Board, and District. I’m so proud of you all :D #cnh #cnhcki #cnhcirclek #disneyboard #cki2013 #cki

9 months ago 4 notes

Passbook Check-In and Window Seat with arm room? Travel Style. #cki2013 #vancouver #almostthere #icon2013

9 months ago

Officially, today is Camille’s Birthday! I’m so lucky to have had Camille mentor me through tough times and encourage me to give it my all these past two years. YOU DA BEST D.A. EVER! Send Camille some love today. We always have the same pose lol :) #cki #districtadministrator #camillegoulet #cnhcki

10 months ago 1 note

This is my last banquet of the season and I’m sad that seeing these guys will be every so often from now on. @rubenruizjr @truongstagram @shleycake @seandnguyen @deensteezy #chlobro #stephaniedoesnthaveinstagram #disneyboard

10 months ago

BOOYAH

I have a recording of Stephanie saying “Jcao, love you, and you are the best District Governor ever.”

MWHAHAHAHA. I’mma save it forever. :)

10 months ago 4 notes

It’s been exactly 5 years since I met my very first District Board for the first time. Key Club was the start of it all for me and my time in the Kiwanis Family is far from ending. #tbt #beebots #ltg #d30south #keyclub #cnhkci #mayboard #cnhkeyclub #kiwanisfamily @michellemarieezy @smaaaaa

11 months ago

At UCSD Circle K Banquet! :) with Girl on Fire @spendloveonme !!!

11 months ago

CNH CIRCLE K INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION 2013 THEME RELEASED!

The Many Adventures of CNH!, a Winnie the Pooh theme

T-shirt design!

11 months ago 8 notes

Don’t be sad Camille!

11 months ago
11 months ago 2 notes

We gave Camille the last piece of her gift today! :D #disneyboard @leonniieee @affidare @stefchow @seandnguyen

11 months ago 1 note