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Lam Receives Distinguished International Award

Nashville, TN, June 24, 2014—Alhambra native Connie Lam was recognized witha Distinguished District Chairperson Award at the 59th Circle K International(CKI) annual International Convention this past week in Nashville, Tennessee.Lam served as the 2013-2014 District Kiwanis Family Chair of theCalifornia-Nevada-Hawaii District; she recently graduated from the Universityof California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a degree in Psychology, and is workinghard to become a teacher.“As the District Kiwanis Family Chair this past year, Connie Lam did anamazing job in promoting Kiwanis Family relations on a District level,”said Benjamin Wu, 2014-2015 UCLA CKI President. “Having the honor of beingable to serve on her committee in the past year, I witnessed how much passionand energy Connie put in the execution of not only District Kiwanis eventssuch as Kiwanis DCON, DCON Extravaganza and Kiwanis Mid-Year, but also inpromoting education through the implementation of webinars and manuals,” Wucontinued.

“It was incredible to see Connie come in this year simply hoping to make animpact on the Kiwanis Family, and ending up executing most of her creativeideas and increasing the visibility of the Kiwanis Family on a Districtlevel. The impact that Connie has made on the Kiwanis Family is undeniable,and I’m happy and proud to have had the opportunity to see firsthand howmuch she has accomplished.”UCLA was awarded first place in Club Achievement in the new Platinum Division(86 or more members). UCLA had placed first in five out of the six previousyears in the former top category, Gold Division. UCLA also earned secondplace in Growth Enhances Membership, Diamond Division (60 or more members).The UCLA chapter is one of the largest in the international Kiwanis-sponsoredservice organization, with 278 members. This past year, the club raised over$12,000 for charity and volunteered nearly 14,400 service hours.A 2010 graduate of Mark Keppel High School, Lam was an active member in theKiwanis Family as a Key Club member before attending UCLA. She has alsoserved on the individual chapter’s board as a 2011-2012 Head Peer Mentorand 2012-2013 Kiwanis Family Chair. This is her first time to be recognizedwith an award at the international level.

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