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NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER Texas Oklahoma District Region 2 Division 40 West Vol.1 Issue 9




Letter to the clubs Highlight of the Month


DCON Promotion


DEC Promotion


Editor update


Turning in Dues


District Project


Governor Project


Major emphasis


Our Partners for the Year

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Contact information Social Media


a note Dear Key Clubbers,

We are nearing the end of the year! All this means is that it is time to elect the next Lieutenant Governor. We will be having our DEC (divisional Election conference) on December 16th at the Downtown Public Library. If you want to run please let me know so I can get you your paperwork! Jones Key Club has our highlight of the month this November. They made it onto KFOR News with a segment on working with Northwest Classen to help their kids and their homelessness crisis. You can read more about that on pages four and five! December is a time for friends and family but it is also a time for volunteering. This is the time of year that most organizations need volunteers the most. From the foodbank, the blood bank of Oklahoma, CMN, and all of our partner organizations need as much help as they can get so if you are able to give your time at all this month it would be greatly appreciated by anyone that you go to. As we gear up for this next year I hope all of you stay invigorated I know that spring semester can seem to pass like molasses but I have faith that all of you will remain strong and power through with me till the end of this year! (Most importantly DCON! Which you can see the promo on page 6) I am looking forward to what we accomplish in the next month, Yours in Service,

Lauren Ross



On November 8th our very own Jones Key Club had the honor of being featured on KFOR news for their work helping others at Northwest Classen. Senior and Key Club President Ty Aldridge said, “They have to deal with the same problems we do, but they also, on top of that, deal with not having a home, so I think just helping them is crucial.� They brought over 2000 items to the school to pack into backpacks to help those at the school, pillows, soaps, travel size deodorants, as well as so many other items were collected and then distributed to kids so they could have items and necessities.


of the month

If you have an event that should be in next month’s highlights email me 5

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EDITOR update Time to promote

DCON Article Prompts for November 2018

1. What can your club im-

prove on as we enter 2019? 2. How do you plan on incorporating the Christmas spirit into service? 3. Reflecting on your 2017 year, what were the highs and lows of your Key Club experience? 4. How have you or how do you plan to strengthen relations between the different levels of Kiwanis (Kiwanis, Circle K, Builders Club, etc.)? Submit a Humans of Texas Oklahoma! How was your Key Club Experience and what is Key Club to you? Submit with a picture of

If you give an editor a newsletter …

It is time to start promoting our District Convention for this April! (the graphic that I used it this very newsletter would be a great image to use in your newsletters!) Here is some information that you need. You MUST have PAID ALL CLUB DUES. Otherwise you’re not considered an official club by International bylaws. Outstanding Officer/Advisor Awards must be turned in NO LATER than April 11, 2019. Seating priority is assigned by the order in which Payment is RECEIVED. You must provide 1 chaperone per every 10 students per gender. Or work with another club to reach this requirement. You must book the hotel prior to registering. Best room rates are only available up to 3 weeks prior to convention, so make your reservations early! **HINT** If you don’t have enough students to pay the “Quad” prices, you can work with other clubs to share rooms. Scholarship Information can be found at Should you have questions, please email

You are always free to write about any Key Club-related topic! The articles should each have at least 1 JPG photo and be sent as Microsoft Word documents. Have the author, school name, division, article title, and prompt/whatever topic you choose at the top of the document. Email December articles by January 5th to with the email subject: Division School October Articles. 8

Turning in Dues

Turning in Dues can be quite stressful but it doesn’t have to be. Getting your dues turned in by November 1st can get you an early bird dues patch for your Key Club banner and it can also help you stay organized. You need to receive your invoice and send your purchase order by November 26th and have your membership update center updated by December 1st and you are golden. What is a Membership Update Center thought? (MUC for short)) The MUC is a form on the Texas Oklahoma Key Club site that allows for your advisor and president (and officer team too even) to send to district and international who all of your members are. But why would we do that? It not only helps keep everyone accountable but it also allows key club to talk about how many members we have (last year it was around 270,000 people !!)

It’s that time of year again!! The time of fall festivals, new members, and of course Dues




BEAUTIFUL District Project 2018






This year our District Treasurer, Addie Flores, is putting an emphasis and focus on applying to the HALO project (we can apply in the fall)! It is too late to apply now but we DO have someone from the T-O district that has a project you can vote on- go vote for Cypress Woods Key Club at the HALO Key Club Facebook Page.

Since the 1940s, Key Clubs have worked with March of Dimes to make a positive impact in the lives of babies everywhere. Today, Kiwanis members continue that culture of service by supporting the March of Dimes all year long by hosting service projects, raising funds and educating communities about the crisis of preterm birth.

One of our biggest events every year in October we raise money through “trick or treating� to help raise awareness and eliminate Maternal/Neonatal tetanus

Thirst Project hopes to educate the next generation by arming students with information about how they can be a part of social change, make a difference and encourage others to join in the effort.

Your club members can support National Pancake Day by serving as ambassadors to encourage restaurant patrons to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. In November, watch for information from Key Club & Kiwanis International about registering to volunteer on National Pancake Day.


PRESIDENTS Of 40 West Edmond North Alysha Siddiqi

Jones Ty Aldridge

Santa Fe Brooklyn Dean

CONT inform Guthrie Patricia Rodriguez

Deer Creek Vivian Mok Lauran Zheng Rory Looman

Memorial Angela Rossi


TACT mation


District Governor (Addi Duerksen): District Treasurer (Addie Flores): T District Secretary (Bunsri Patel): District Editor (Kyra Burke): Convention Liasion (Nadia Rodriguez): Tech Producer (Aina Sebastian): Lieutenant Governor (Lauren Ross): Regional Advisor (Steven Baringer) 15

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