My name is Karina Wang and along with Jacob, I am the proud co-head of the Special Projects Committee. Taking on such a huge task such as planning Fall Rally was definitely, not going to lie, really crazy. I didn’t really know what I was getting into when I first signed up. I knew it was going to be hard but I thought that if I could kind of breeze on through it. Definitely not what happened…haha. From 3 venue changes to last minute failures and miscommunication, it was a challenge that had to be done...just not with a breeze.
Planning Fall Rally consisted of countless phone calls, video calls, emails, etc. Luckily we didn’t procrastinate, and we got the main details done pretty early. It was crazy knowing that hundreds of kids counted on the work ethic and the ideas of two crazy and pretty dorky kids. Jacob and mine calls usually consisted of 30 minutes of work followed by 30 minutes of dance breaks…which is why I love him so much and couldn’t have asked for a better committee partner. J
We asked around members and we listened. Most of the people wanted more group activity and the chance to meet others. We hoped to bring that through icebreakers (which was crazy beyond words can express) and small games such as the dancing. We felt the members needed more recognition and needed more education about KIWIN’S in general. With that, we came up with the trivia game, the tri-folds, and Elaine’s awards.
Overall, as a District, we completely broke our record of Fall Rally attendees at over 850 people!!! (Last year we were at about 650). We have also raised over hundreds and hundreds of dollars for Pediatric Trauma Program. Compared to previous years, we have obliterated our records whoppingly!
Although these past 6 months were definitely crazy, I am so proud to be part of it. As I stood on stage, and I’m sure all of District Board could relate, I felt this instant love and passion from YOU GUYS that made me fully aware of why I love KIWIN’S. We are an Ohana, and I couldn’t ask for anything more. I hope you all enjoyed Fall Rally, and I hope that you know that YOU made an impact to this world.