As your district board, we are dedicated to making our Minn-Dak district the best it can be. We plan engaging and valuable conferences and create and connect you to resources you need for your club to thrive. Please reach out to us with any questions, comments, or concerns that you have!
Hi everyone! My name is Madeline Duffield, but you can call me Maddie and I am excited to be serving as the 2023-2024 MinnDak District Governor! I am entering my third year at Minnesota State University, Mankato studying Family & Consumer Science Education with a minor in Health Science. Some things I enjoy doing are hanging out with friends and family, cooking, watching Netflix (I LOVE Grey’s Anatomy), reading, and playing with my Moyen Poodle, Teddi.
I have been involved in the Kiwanis Family for 6 years now and have held multiple leadership roles throughout my time. This year, I am excited to put all my years of experience to help lead and guide MinnDak. Service is something that I am very passionate about and I look forward to sharing that passion with all of you this year! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
North Star Lieutenant Governor
My name is Anna Symens and I am your 2023-2024 Northstar Lieutenant Governor! I am a 4th year student at Minnesota State University, Mankato studying Special Education with minors in Communication Science and Disorders and American Sign Language.
When I am not volunteering, you can find me outside in my hammock or walking. I enjoy the gym and going out with friends! I have a golden retriever and I love cows. I am also the Vice President of the MNSU ASL Club and an instructor for the MNSU Swing Dance Club!
I have served as the District Administrator since the winter of 2016. I have also been a member of the Kiwanis Family since I joined Key Club in 2002. During my Circle K tenure, I served as Ohio District Governor and International President. I am currently a member of the Southwest Metro Minneapolis Kiwanis Club. Professionally, I work as an event and education manager. My favorite service project is building dressers for Bridging each year. I live in the Twin Cities with my wife (Samantha) and our 2 dogs (Finn and Zoey).
Kiwanis Family Relations Chair
Hello everyone! My name is Joseph Albright and I will be serving as your K Family Relations Chair for the 2023-2024 school year. I am a junior in the aviation program at Minnesota State University Mankato and will also be the co-president of the MNSU Swing Dance Club! In my free time, you can find me playing electric guitar, learning how to cook something new, or going for a joyride on country highways.
I joined Circle K last year, and it has changed my life. I had been trying to find an organization that volunteered at fun and diverse events, and CKI fit that bill perfectly. Through CKI, I have met countless new friends and have enjoyed many new experiences. I’m looking forward to strengthening the K Family and meeting more exceptional people!
My name is Allysa Nelson and I will be serving as your 2023-24 Events Chair. In May 2023, I graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. This year, I am continuing my academic journey at MNSU and completing graduate coursework as I prepare to pursue a master's degree in Social Work. In my spare time, I love watching any type of game show or reality TV, learning something new, drawing/painting, and spending time with my two orange kitties, Blondie & Daisy.
I joined Circle K in 2021 and immediately loved how inclusive the environment was. Since then, Circle K has completely brought me out of my shell and introduced me to some of the BEST individuals. I am serving as MNSU's Club President for the second year in a row and am extremely excited for another year of service, leadership, and fellowship!
Hey! My name is (also) Madeline, but you can (also) call me Maddie! I am thrilled to be your Bulletin Editor and serve on the District Board for the second time! I am going to be a junior at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities and I am completing a double major in Journalism and Global Studies with a minor in Technical Writing and Communication! I love writing, reading, performing with my a cappella and improv groups, baking lots of cookies, seeing friends, and talking about my dog.
Before college, I was in my high school's Key Club for 4 years and served as a class representative, Club Treasurer, and eventually, Club President! I joined Circle K because I wanted to continue serving the community around me and make lasting friendships. I am so excited to meet everyone and to connect with all of you. :)
Rolling Plains Lieutenant Governor
Hello! My name is Sunshine Diem, and I'll be serving you as the 2023-24 Rolling Plains Lieutenant Governor. I'm a senior at North Dakota State University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Journalism. With that odd combo of degrees, I hope to be a mental health journalist. I currently own a photography business and have a major passion for laughter. A life of service is, and always has been, my greatest goal.
I initially joined Circle K my freshman to get involved in campus life. It quickly became what I looked forward to each week. I have big plans for this upcoming school year to expand our reach across North Dakota. I can't wait to connect with all of you!
Assistant District Administrator
I am the University Archivist at Minnesota State University- Mankato. I also serve as the Faculty Advisor to the Mankato Circle K and am a member of the Mankato Kiwanis Club. My favorite things include: reading, traveling, crafting, visiting friends and family and fishing with my husband.