Keep Kaitlin McCann as the NJ Key Club District Administrator

Keep Kaitlin McCann as the NJ Key Club District Administrator

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Svanik Shirodkar started this petition to New Jersey Kiwanis District Board

Hello,

My name is Svanik Shirodkar and I am currently a freshman at The College of New Jersey, I am a past NJ Key Club School Editor, past NJ Key Club District Webmaster, and Immediate Past NJ Circle K District Editor. I am starting this petition in response to the shocking news that New Jersey Kiwanis Governor William "Bill" Seeman and New Jersey Kiwanis Governor-Elect Gordan Meth plan on removing Kaitlin McCann from her position as New Jersey Key Club District Administrator which she has served for the past 6 years. The Kiwanis family is based on advocacy or speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves so in turn we are advocating for Kaitlin McCann. Two weeks ago Monday Bill and Gordan met with Kaitlin and informed her that she was being removed from a position she's held for 6 years.

Kaitlin McCann is the definition of the ideal Kiwanian. As a school principal Kaitlin is able to convey that same level of dedication in her school to her Kiwanis life. Growing through the K-Family she has served as a past NJ Key Club District Editor, past Circle K District Governor, and Past Circle K International Vice-President. Saying that the K-Family flows through her veins would be an understatement. Having someone with her experience and knowledge has been a tremendous asset and tool for the district and removing her will hurt not only the Key Club district but also future key clubbers.

At DCON 2018 we had 125 students less than expected and the district board and myself included, were unable to get enough students to attend so the district did lose money. Due to issues with spring breaks, holidays, and monetary concerns the board was unable to get the required number of students that would've ensured that the event was fiscally sound. However this could have been reduced by proper oversight by the then Financial Counselor Gordan did not do an effective job in coordinating with the previous Financial Counselor and work with the hotel to reduce unnecessary costs which could've been avoided. Kaitlin McCann doing what any leader would do, took the blame for the loss and worked to better DCON the following year. This was evident when a record 503 people attended the convention, obviously showing that whatever errors had been made by the prior board were rectified under her leadership.

In my time in the Kiwanis Family from Key Club to Circle K I have never seen or heard anyone say that Kaitlin should not be the District Administrator. Kaitlin goes above and beyond the call of duty. From my experience on the district board, Kaitlin was always there for us when we needed it and ensured that we succeeded both in a professional aspect as well as as young adults. The district under Kaitlin has done nothing short of amazing, in the past few years the district has produced multiple International Trustees, an International Vice-President, and an International President. Not to mention the many former Key Clubbers who went on to hold district and international office in Circle K after their tenure on the NJ Key Club District Board so obviously she's doing something right. If it wasn't for my experiences on the District Board and seeing the passion that Kaitlin displayed during our board meetings and events pushed me to make my way on the district board as an executive member my freshman year of college. And stories like this aren't unheard of from prior NJ Key Club District Board Members whom have proven time after time that she goes above and beyond to ensure her key clubbers succeed.

Please sign this petition to express your dissatisfaction in the decision that Governor Bill and Governor-Elect Gordan are making and to urge the NJ Kiwanis District Board to vote against the decision to remove Kaitlin McCann from her position as District Administrator for the New Jersey District of Key Club International. This is not only for the betterment of the district but also for all future Key Clubbers.

Yours in Caring and Service,

Svanik Shirodkar

2018-2019 New Jersey Circle K District Editor

2017-2018 New Jersey Key Club District Webmaster

2016-2017 John F. Kennedy Memorial HS Club Editor

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