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Official Newsletter of Key Club Division 12

Alyssa’s Articles

world! It was a lot of fun and I really learned a ton. I hope to see more of Division 12 attending ICON next year in Orlando, FL! You can see some of the amazing things that

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In this issue! Introduction................ 1

Hello! Hello Key Clubbers! If you don’t already know, my name is Alyssa Ross and I am your 2011-2012 Division 12 Lieutenant Governor! I hope y’all are having a great summer so far! I know I am. I just got back from Key Club International Convention (ICON) in Phoenix, AZ and it was a blast! We elected our new board (which can be seen on page 2) and I got to meet tons of key clubbers from all over the

July 2011

International News ..... 2 happened at ICON on pages three and four. On Page five, you can learn about our governor’s project, Project Inspire. I hope that all of you participate in this wonderful project that our governor, Gabby Murphy, planned. Also, on page 5 you can find information about your club dues! Do NOT forget to pay your dues on time! Don’t forget to check out page 6, where you see more summer project ideas and what was discussed at the PCM on June 18! On page seven, I provided you with some great information on some organizations that you can take part in this year and on page eight, I listed what was happening in July and what major key club events are going down in months to come. If you have any questions or comments about anything you can always find my contact information on page 9! I hope you all have a great rest of the summer and I hope to see you soon!

Alyssa Jade Ross Lieutenant Governor Division 12

Nothing's impossible. -Alice In Wonderland

ICON ....................... 3-4 District News............... 5 Division 12 News ........ 6 Organizations ............. 7 Calendar .................... 8 Contact Info………….9

Which Sulphur High Key Clubber drew this picture?


International News Meet Your Board

Annie Lewandowski International President

Catt Lovins International Secretary- Treasurer

International Trustee -Austin Wu -Allan Wang -Somya Gupta -Lucy McDermott

-Kayla Lash -Randolph McKinnie -Yoo Eun Kim

-Josiah Zitterkob -Nick DePorzio -Lucy McDermott -Rebecca Riley

These Key Clubbers were elected at the 2011 International Convention!


What Happened at ICON? The Tour

Packing for ICON and then on the plane to Phoenix, Arizona!

Grand Canyon Plank!

We walked one million years. After walking this long, I was able to meet a really cool ranger (top right)! Najah, division 4D LTG (bottom left) takes a big breath of Grand Canyon air. After seeing all of the amazing sights we had a dance at the hotel we stayed at! Governor Gabby Murphy gets her groove on!

Kiwanians met every Wednesday at 7am at the hotel that we stayed at!


International Convention Continued...

LaMissTenn Key Club’s service fair booth! We talked about Project Inspire and Project H.E.A.L.T.H.Y.

I won an award for trying out for the talent show!

Eric Saperston was our keynote speaker!

Zayron, from Aruba, was able to be our D.J at the cowboy dance!

Key Clubbers walk for project ELIMINATE!

Florida District Key Clubbers invite YOU to the next international convention while handing out sunscreen! The next ICON will be in Orlando, Florida!


District News Project Inspire To Help Children suffering from pediatric cancer by donating time, money and love to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Why? Because these children INSPIRE us to be strong and thankful every day and deserve the love we can give. Goal Raise $2000 by the end of District Convention Fundraising 5k Run/Walk -One in New Orleans, LA -One in Hattiesburg, MS Dance Marathon 8 hour dance marathon in the spring. -In Baton Rouge, LA A Day of Inspiration One day in the spring in which LaMissTenn Key Clubbers are invited to accompany the Governor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to play with the kids and present their accomplishments to the patients, staff, and their families.

Do your Dues! How and Why to Pay Dues: -It is $13.00 total: -$6.50 for International -$6.50 for District -Dues should be sent by November 1st (Early Bird) or by December 1st (Delinquent) -Mail to Key Club International Office: 3636 Woodview Trace Indianapolis, IN, 46268 USA -A club will not be recognized by Key Club International if it has not paid its dues.

What Your Dues Go To: -Club Mailings/ Communication/ Administration -Leadership Development/ Officer Planners -Major Emphasis Program/ Service Opportunities -Convention Planning and Promotion -Youth Opportunities Fund Service Grants and Member Scholarships -Governor/Administrator and Board Training/Meetings -Support to Districts -Awards and Recognition -KEY CLUB Magazine Your dues contribute to a lot of things!


Division 12 News

Summer Project Ideas!

Alyssa Ross Lieutenant Governor Division 12

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 God; and to combat all forces that tend to undermine these institutions.

President’s Council Meeting (PCM) What was discussed at the PCM? -Newsletters My newsletters will be sent out on the second of every month, except July (I will be at ICON). Your president and Advisor will have a copy of my newsletter and they should be available to you through them or you can view my newsletter online at You may also access my newsletters on on the division 12 page. -Governor’s Project We discussed what the governor’s project was this year and projects we can do. It is called Project Inspire and you can find all the information about the project on page 4 of this newsletter. We also talked about having an 8 hour dance marathon in Sulphur or getting a bus together to go to Baton Rouge. -Rally Division 7A, 7B, and 12 (that’s us) have teamed up to have rally together! It is on October 1, 2011 and the theme is “Key Club in the key of C”! It is music themed. Rally will be held at Comeaux High School in Lafayette, LA. Hope to see you there! (More information will be given in August) -Next PCM The next PCM will be in August!

Volunteer at the Hospital Contact a hospital, and set up a weekly Key Club member schedule for volunteer work. School Supplies Conduct a school supplies and pencil drive in the school. All types of supplies are desperately needed by students worldwide. When all collections have been made, you can contact a local agency for information about shipping the materials. Read to Children Set up a space in a shopping mall or library and read books to children. Contact the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program for additional opportunities. Food Drives Post signs around the city to make sure you advertise well. Set up food cans in grocery stores and have Key Club members go door-to-door asking for canned foods. Once food is collected, take it to a food bank, a homeless mission, or to the Salvation Army facility.



Check out these Organizations! Some of these organizations are part of the Major Emphasis Program! Major Emphasis Program (MEP) is a program in which Key Club International challenges all Key Clubs and members to focus their energies on making an international impact. The purpose of the Major Emphasis Program Committee is to promote the service initiative and service partners by coming up with new project ideas.

Children's Miracle Network saves the lives of children by raising funds and awareness for children's hospitals and foundations throughout North America. Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) is a nonprofit organization that raises money to benefit hospitalized kids while increasing awareness of its member hospitals. All CMN contributions directly benefit hospitals, helping to purchase up-to-date equipment, train staff, conduct life-saving research, implement outreach programs and provide health care for children whose parents can’t afford to pay. More than 170 children's hospitals are affiliated with Children's Miracle Network. Visit for more information.

Their Mission: To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives. Today, the foundation focuses on preventing birth defects and infant mortality. The March of Dimes has led the way to discover the genetic causes of birth defects, to promote newborn screening, and to educate medical professionals and the public about best practices for healthy pregnancy. We have supported research for surfactant therapy to treat respiratory distress and helped initiate the system of regional neonatal intensive care for premature and sick babies. Our recent Folic Acid Campaign achieved a dramatic reduction in the incidence of neural tube defects, birth defects of the brain and spine.

Visit for more information.

Operation Smile is a charity organization healing children's smiles, making the world a better place. More than 200,000 children are born with a severe cleft condition each year — often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can't afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life. That's where we come in as an international charity providing much needed surgical services. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided free surgeries to children around the world. As one of the most prominent children’s charities in the world and with a presence in over 60 countries, we are able to heal children’s smiles and bring hope for a better future. Visit for more information =Major Emphasis Program


Mark Your Calendars! July 5


Monthly Report Due!

Contact Information Due!

Schools I have NO contact information from: -Jennings -DeRidder -Saint Louis









Division 7A, 7B, and 12 Rally in Lafayette, LA

Key Leader in Greenwell Springs, LA

New Officer’s Training in Baton Rouge, LA

District Convention in Baton Rouge, LA




Key Club BBQ July International Convention Phoenix

Key Facts 4. In what year were women allowed to join Key Club? a) 1966 b) 1975 c) 1984 d) 1946 5. What do the initials “PCM” stand for? a) Post Convention Meeting b) President’s Council Meeting c) Past Council Meeting d) Presidents Chatting Monthly 6. Who is the International Tour Director for LaMissTenn? a) Sharon “Mama” Ford b) Shirley “Mama” Frank c) Sharon “Mama” Frank d) Shelly “Mama” Ford Answers: 1) a 2) b 3) c

Contact Information

Gabby Philip Tyler PCM Fireworks Arizona

Answer to page 1: Tyler Wing, Sulphur High School Key Club Member!

Alyssa Ross Lieutenant Governor Division 12 2417 Saint Francis Street Sulphur, LA 70663 (337) 563-1561

Make sure you visit for more information about Key Club!

Gabby Murphy District Governor 7416 Shrewsbury Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70808 gabbylamisstenngov@yaho Philip Roth District Secretary-Treasurer 308 Hale Drive Thibodaux, LA 70301


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