By JUSTIN YEH
KIWIN’S attended its Officer’s Training Conference (OTC) at Chaffey High School on Sunday, August 13, from noon to 4 pm.
At the conference, members learned about the history and core values of KIWIN’S while attending a variety of workshops hosted by fellow members.
After a Divisional Council Meeting (DCM), members attended three general sessions and two blocks of workshops. During each block, attendees chose amongst four different workshops ranging from Professionalism to Service Projects.
President senior Jodee Lee says that the conferences are very informative and help officers gain a better understanding about their responsibilities.
“Having an officer’s training conference is significant [because it] informs officers [about] their jobs [and] sets a pretense for the year. If [any members] plan to run the next term, they can learn more about those positions.”
Goldstone Division Lieutenant Governor (LTG) senior Zachary Chen served as one of many officers who hosted such workshops. His Time & Stress Management workshop offered insight on balancing schoolwork and officer responsibilities.
“One thing I enjoyed about hosting this training conference was seeing all the officers from different schools come together to learn about their positions,” Chen said. “Overall, [OTC] was very successful, but if there was one thing that I could improve on, it would definitely be the planning [of workshops] beforehand and finding [enough] people to present workshops.”
Attendees from Los Altos, Chaffey, St. Lucy’s, Walnut, Pomona Catholic, Diamond Bar, and Damien also attended the conference. These high schools constitute the Goldstone Division governed by Chen.
Goldstone Executive Assistant junior Lei Wang says that she enjoyed meeting members from different high schools and forming bonds with fellow officers.
“Meeting [other officers] is exciting because they are always willing to help me learn how to work efficiently in my new officer position. At OTC, we played games like Kahoot!, which was a fun way to learn more about everyone’s personality,” Wang said.
KIWIN’S will be at Club Rush on September 6 and 7.