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DIVISION 2N REGION 8

ALLEN HIGH SCHOOL

ALLEN KEY CLUB

VOLUME 7 ISSUE 6

JANUARY 2021


CONTENTS Pg 2- Key Club Pledge Pg 3- Understanding the Key Club chapter, Kiwanis and the Key Club district Pg 4&5- Partners Pg 6- Achievements over the summer Pg 7- Events and important information Pg 8- How to log service hours Pg 9- Our meetings are a bit different this year Pg 10- Kids against hunger 2020 Pg 11-Kiwanis Christmas breakfast article Pg 12-Candy sleighs by Snighdha Ramineni Pg13- My pen pal experience by Michael Nyuda Pg 14- Donations by Tyrin Nakata Pg 15- Staying safe during COVID-19 Pg 16- Thank you cards by Snigdha Ramineni Pg 17- Thank you to AHS faculty service project Pg 18- A few words from the Club President Pg 19,20,21-Meet the board Pg 22,23,24,25,26- Meet the SPC Pg 27- Texas Oklahoma District officer and faculty information Pg 28- Buy our T-shirts!

Kids agaisnt hunger

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KEY CLUB PLEDGE I pledge, on my honor, to uphold the Objects of Key Club International; to build my home, school and community; to serve my nation and world; and combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.


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Understanding the Key Club chapter, Kiwanis and the Key Club district

Every Key Club chapter has a Kiwanis sponsor that they can consult. Kiwanis clubs have a lot of experience serving their communities, so they are an invaluable resource for Key clubs. Some Kiwanis clubs even have special resources for key Clubbers, such as scholarships. Editors/ Secretaries submit monthly reports to the Key Club district their Key club chapter is under. Key club chapters also participate in LEDCON through the Key Club district. Communicating and working with the Key club District makes an immense amount of opportunity available to key clubbers, including grants, scholarships, leadership positions, awards and much more!


PARTNERS

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Key Club International has worked to raise

Key Club teams up with the Thirst money for March of Dimes since 1978 and project to bring clean water wells to continues the partnership to raise awareness those in need of potable water in third and funds for the health of mothers and babies world countries in order to help end global water crisis.

Key Club supports the Kiwanis family and UNICEF to help mothers and babies through the eliminate project, which works to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus around the world.

Key club members across the country work with Children's miracle network to raise funds for hospitals, hospitalized children and others who need medical attentions


PARTNERS UNICEF is the only organization of the United Nations dedicated exclusively to children. Working with other United Nations bodies, governments and nongovernmental organizations, UNICEF helps to provide for children's needs in more than 150 developing countries through community-based services in primary health care, basic education and safe water and sanitation

Landscape Structures (LSI) has joined Kiwanis International as a vison partner to bring play to communities across the globe. LSI is proud to provide high-quality commercial playground equipment and planning consultation services that reflect the high degree of integrity that Kiwanis clubs expect.

Project happiness inspires and empowers club memebers o create greater happiness within themselves and their communities addressing the bullying issue at its core. The Key Club Guide to Project Happiness shares excercises, discussions, games and tools based on Neuroscience, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness to rewrite the brain for happiness.

Kiwanis Gives Online is powered by Access Development, a teamfriendly crowdfunding platform just for key club. IT specializes in helping your club achieve its fundraising goals through a convenient turnkey, online fundraising service. Kiwanis Gives Online not only creates and manages your entire campaign(s), but also provides a reward to anyone making a donation.

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ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE SUMMER

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Several Key club members helped out regional Kiwanis members with flag routes around Allen, Plano and Mckinney. Members worked to set up and take down the flags before and after during June and July. Key club officers filled out thank you baskets filled with gratitude and goodies for first responders to show them how much they are appreciated. Members wrote birthday cards to children in the Samaritan Inn to remind them that they are loved and cared for during this pandemic.


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Events and important info

Deadline for dues has already passed Service hour requirements are due by December 4th,2020 Business meeting on January 7th January donations (more information will be given during the January 7th business meeting) - due at the end of month Counselor appreciation donations coming up (will be taken from the January donations)


How to log service hours

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September service hour form is due TODAY BY 11:59 pm! At the end of each 9 weeks, we will give you access to all the monthly hour forms that you submitted, so that you can see your progress DO NOT submit every individual service that you do on x2vol, you will submit them onto x2vol at the end of the 9 weeks


Our meetings are a bit different this year

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SINCERELY, THE ALLEN KEY CLUB BOARD

This year's meeting schedule is a little bit different from last year's due to COVID-19 circumstances where students are managing both in school and at home learning. The business meetings are on the 1st thursdays of every month. There will be two sessions with session 1 starting a 3:20 and session 2 starting at 4:45. The business meetings are the main meetings where we go over important information of the month. You can earn 30 minutes of service hours for attending this meeting. Catch- up meetings are on the 3rd thrusdays on every month where we recap the slides and information from the business meeting. Feel free to ask questions during this meeting about services, donations, fees or anything you need to know about. You can earn 30 minutes for attending this catch up meetings too.


Kids against hunger 2020

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STAYING SAFE DURING COVID 19

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We are all aware of the rising COVID 19 cases, and it is important for us to stay safe-both mentally and physically- during these tough times. Here are some tips on how to stay healthy during COVID 19 while going back to school, regardless of wether you choose to stay home or attend in person school. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. Try your best to find an outlet from the stress of COVID 19, this could be a newfoud hobby such as cooking, reading, drawing etc. You can also take up new habits such as running, yoga etc. It is very easy to slip into a spiral of laziness when overstressed and the situation in the world right now is just enough to overstress anyone. Try to get up, take a walk around the house, clean your closet, declutter your studyind desk etc. Last but not least, remember that all you have to do during a pandemic is to survive, so take care of yourself and practice safety for others around you.


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Thank you to AHS faculty service project

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President of the class of 2020-2021 Hey everyone! My name is Rishitha Garlapati and I’m your AHS Key Club’s president for the 2020-2021 school year! This is my second year on the key club board and third year in key club. Some of my duties as president include increasing membership within our club, organizing and conducting meetings, and communicating important information to all our members. Aside from key club, I am also a part of chamber orchestra and do archery. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to address them! Even though our situation with at-home learning and COVID-19 still persists, we have many opportunities to keep our service going! I can’t wait for another amazing year with key club!


Meet the board

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Rishitha Garlapati - President

Hey everyone! My name is Rishitha Garlapati and I’m your AHS Key Club’s president for the 2020-2021 school year! This is my second year on the key club board and third year in key club. Some of my duties as president include increasing membership within our club, organizing and conducting meetings, and communicating important information to all our members. Aside from key club, I am also a part of chamber orchestra and do archery. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to address them! Even though our situation with at-home learning and COVID-19 still persists, we have many opportunities to keep our service going! I can’t wait for another amazing year with key club! Contact: rishitha.garlapati@student.allenisd.org Class of 2021

Tariq Ahmed - Vice President Hey guys! I’m Tariq Ahmed, and I’ll be your AHS Key Club Vice-President! I’m currently a junior, and this will be my third year being involved with Key Club. This will also be my second year on the Key Club Board.  I will be here to serve the club in any capacity I can and ensure you guys get the Key Club experience you deserve. This year will be very different from the past years, but we will all get through it together! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at anytime. I’m really looking forward to being your VicePresident. Contact: tariq.ahmed@student.allenisd.org Class of 2022

Trinity Baker - SPC Chairman Hi guys! My name is Trinity Baker and I am Key Club’s SPC Chairperson! This will be my second year in key club and I will be leading the Service Project Committee in creating many of the service projects for the club. Apart from key club I am also an officer in the Allen Colorguard and in the clinicals program at Allen. I am super excited for a great year to come! Contact: trinity.baker@student.allenisd.org Class of 2021


Meghna Paul   - Treasurer

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Hey guys! I’m Meghna and I am the Key Club’s Treasurer. I’ve been in Key Club since freshman year, and I was also on the SPC as a sophomore. As treasurer, I will manage club funds and budgeting, so if you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out! Outside of Key Club, I participate in Science Club and I also enjoy drawing, painting and playing tennis. I’m so excited to serve our club and I’m looking forward to a great year! Contact: meghna.paul@student.allenisd.org Class of 2022

Shivani Purohit - Historian

Hi! Im Shivani and I’m your 2020-21 key club historian! I have been a proud key club member since my freshman year. Some of my responsibilities include, taking pictures of everyone, making a yearbook, and creating display boards and flyers to advertise this amazing club! I’m looking forward to working with you guys! Contact: shivani.purohit@student.allenisd.org Class of 2022

Anh Nguyen- Webmaster Hi guys! I'm Anh and I will serve our club as a webmaster. Before this school year, webmaster wasn't an official position for our division in Allen so the job of representing the club through social media was being divided between the board members. However, this year we are doing things differently by letting just one member focusing on the social media aspect of the club. I will give out my best effort to update as frequent as I could and give out the best pictures that represent our club as a whole. Throughout my 2 years of being apart of this lovely community, I learn that volunteering activities are not restricted into one specific type but rather can be observed through many different lenses. Let's make the most of this 20-21 school year!  Contact: anh.nguyen@student.allenisd.org Class of 2021


Anika Tasnim - Editor

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Hi! My name is Anika Tasnim and I am very excited to be serving as the editor for the 2020-21 school year. I have also been a part of the SPC committee since last year. As an editor, I am responsible for creating monthly newsletters, writing articles and keeping written records of all that key club does for the community. Let’s have a great year serving our school and our community! Contact: anika.tasnim@student.allenisd.org Class of 2021

Soha Hasan - Sergeant of Arms My name is Soha and this is my second year in Key Club. I am your sergeant-at-arms and my job is to record your volunteer hours and help plan services. Make sure to complete your hours and don’t hesitate to ask questions! Contact: soha.hasan@student.allenisd.org  Class of 2021

Shree Ganesh- secretary -Hey guys! My name is Shree Ganesh and I’m excited to be your Secretary for the 2020-2021 school year! I joined Key Club as a freshman and was apart of KC’s Service Project Committee last year. As Secretary, I am mainly responsible for maintaining records and handling the logistics. Despite the current pandemic situation, I’m sure we’ll still have another great year of Key Club! Can’t wait to serve you guys :) Contact: rajshree.ganesh@student.allenisd.org Class of 2022


MEET THE SPC

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Trinity baker- SPC chairman

Hi guys! My name is Trinity Baker and I am Key Club’s SPC Chairperson! This will be my second year in key club and I will be leading the Service Project Committee in creating many of the service projects for the club. Apart from key club I am also an officer in the Allen Colorguard and in the clinicals program at Allen. I am super excited for a great year to come! Contact: trinity.baker@student.allenisd.org Class of 2021

Akshay VemulapalliSPC member AdI’m Akshay Vemulapalli and I’m going into 10th grade. I was part of the SPC last year and I’m dedicated to helping out our community. My interests are math, science, and coding. I am responsible, and can communicate well. I understand that as a member of the SPC, I have to come up with service ideas, plan and organize service events. Contact: akshay.vemulapalli@student.allenisd.org Class of 2023


Alaina HuSPC member

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Hi! My name is Alaina Hu and I am going to be a member of the Service Project Committee. This is my second year in Key Club and I am going to be a senior next year. I’m interested in the STEM field and in my free time I love hanging out with my friends! I’m excited to help create service opportunities for the club and volunteer in our community! Contact: alaina.hu@student.allenisd.org Class of 2021

Vijay VemulapalliSPC member My name is Vijay Vemulapalli. I am going to be a freshman this year. I like engineering, robotics, and tennis. I learnt about key club and SPC from my older brother and I got interested in being a part of SPC. I am dedicated, responsible and good at communication. I would like to help our school, community, and country. My duties with SPC would be to come up with service ideas and help organize events. Contact: vijay.vemulapalli@student.allenisd.org Class of 2024


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Paarth Jamdagneya-SPC Member

Hey! I'm Paarth Jamdagneya and I'm a member of the service project committee. This is my second year in Key club, and I will be helping to create service projects as well as planning and organizing the events. During my free time, I like to play basketball, run, and hang out with my friends. Aside from Key Club, I am in Cross Country, Debate, and the Math and Science team. I’m excited to plan some fun service projects and make our community a better place! Contact: paarth.jamdagneya@student.allenisd.org

Zina Abou Assali SPC Member Hello! My name is Zina Abou Assali and I am going to be part of the service project committee this year. It will be my second year in Key Club and I’m so excited to help come up with new ideas that everyone can utilize for the benefit of our community! Contact: zina.abouassali@student.allenisd.org


Sydney Gross - SPC Member Hey! I’m Sydney Gross. I am a junior, and this is my second year in Key Club. I am apart of the Allen XC team, and the IB program. Some of my interests include running, traveling, reading, and visiting museums. I am super excited to be a part of SPC and create service projects for key club members! Contact: sydney.gross@student.allenisd.org Class of 2022

Jenna Young - SPC Member Hey! My name is Jenna Young, and I am on the SPC this year. I am a junior and I love to paint and hang out with friends in my free time. I am also a part of the Allen Escadrille and play the clarinet. I’m so excited to work with all of you this year! Contact: jenna.young@student.allenisd.org Class of 2022

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Katy Kostandy - SPC Member

Hey Eagles! My name is Katy Kostandy and I’m SO proud to be one of your SPC members for the 2020-2021 school year! I’m currently a senior, and this will be my third year as a key club member. Some of my favorite things are creating and performing music notes on the piano, playing tennis for Allen, teach fluency in Arabic to little kids, volunteering at various service events, and most importantly baking (daily) some type of dessert :) I am super excited to create new service ideas for all key club members this year. If you ever need anything please don’t hesitate to contact one of us! Contact: katy.kostandy@student.allenisd.org Class of 2021


Texas-Oklahoma District Staff

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Governor: Kareena Patel Email: governor@tokeyclub.com Secretary: Vivian Thai Email: secretary@tokeyclub.com Treasurer: Raj Patel Email: treasurer@tokeyclub.com Editor: Katelyn Tran Email: editor@tokeyclub.com Convention Liaison: Kaitlyn Roehr Email: cl@tokeyclub.com Tech Producer: Alina Dam Email: techproducer@tokeyclub.com Regional advisor: Abby Stewart-Handrahan Email:region2@tokeyclub.com Lieutenant governor : Lucie Nguyen Email: ltg2N@tokeyclub.com


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