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Official Newsletter of Key Club Division 12

Alyssa’s Articles Hey Key Clubber! You are amazing! Yes, that’s right! I hope that put a smile on your face. If it did tell the next person you see (no matter who it is) some encouraging words or even just smile at them. A smile can put a smile on someone else’s face. Who knows, maybe the next person you see is having a bad day and just needs someone to talk to or some uplifting words. Even when you’re having a bad day, still try to be that caring person and help other people have better days. They just may be having a worse day then you. You also may get the same encouraging words in return. Take a moment and look at the quote down below. I hope that will encourage you to change a life. We are Key Clubbers and, if you forgot, our motto is “Caring--our way of life”. Show other’s how much Key Club can change

their life. You can do this through showing your Key Club spirit through Key Club Week! Check out page five for information on Key Club Week! On the last day of Key Club week, we will have a 8 hour dance-a-thon to help raise money for the governor’s project. So put your dancing shoes on and show us your best moves. There will be prizes! More information is found on page four! I would like to invite you to check out the Key Club Division 12 Facebook page, where you can find out lots of information about what is going on in our division. I hope to see you soon my dear key clubbers. Have a safe holiday and a happy thanksgiving!

Alyssa Jade Ross Lieutenant Governor Division 12

November 2011

Volume 1 Issue 6

In this issue! Introduction ......... 1 Div.12 News ......... 2 PCM................. ….3 Interclub .............. 4 Key Club Week ... 5 Organizations ...... 6 Calendar…………7 Contact Info…..…8

“Caring—our way of life!”

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” -Leo F. Buscalgia


Division 12 News School Of the Month No one! This past month was very hard to choose a school of the month. There was not one school that really rose above the others or at least improved a lot in their own club. I would like to shine some spotlight of on some clubs. Barbe- Y’all did a great job working hard on those links and thank you for working so hard this year. I appreciate y’all keeping me updated and showing up to some of my home school’s projects. DeRidder- Welcome to the division! I am very excited to be working with y’all and I can’t wait to visit your club! Saint Louis- Thank you so much for attending the Divisional Officer’s Training and keeping me updated about your club. I appreciate your hard work so far and keep up the great work. Sulphur- I am very proud of y’all. You have been working so hard this past month. Congrats for raising over $250 for UNICEF, working many hours for the CITGO Picnic, and the amazing project Cupcakes for a Cause. Y’all make me very proud to call you my home school. Thank you for your hard work.

President’s Council Meeting (PCM) When? November 12, 2011 Where? TBA Time? 3pm Who can attend? All key clubbers, advisors, and Kiwanians are invited!

School Project Ideas!

Assisting Shut-Ins Do yard work or other small chores for the elderly who are confined to their homes. Offer to clip trees, pull weeds, care for plants, rake leaves, and do other tasks. This can brighten someone’s day by letting them know you care. Athletic Events Work as announcers for athletic events, work on the scoreboard, take tickets at the gate, and generally help your school’s athletic department to make sports programs run more smoothly. This includes acting as coaches and referees of intramural teams, equipment managers, and team managers. Contact coaches to see how your club can help. Similarly, work as minor officials for inter-school games or meets. Bingo Once a month, go to a local nursing home and help the residents play bingo. Food Bank Contact a food bank to make it aware of your Key Club’s available assistance. Providing service by stocking shelves, delivering food, and soliciting donations would be beneficial. Canned Food Drive A food drive begins with committee members talking to homerooms and sending notes home. The two-week campaign could begin immediately after Thanksgiving Day. Key Club members collect cans in their homerooms each morning and put them in the hall. The collection crew uses a library cart to pick up and deliver the cans to the “collection” center. Tally boards are updated each morning. At the end of the campaign, the boxed goods are loaded on a truck and taken to the community collection center. Therapeutic Riding Offer to help disabled students ride horseback.


What happened at the PCM? PCM Agenda October 15, 2011; 2:30pm Westminster Presbyterian Church, 301 Center Circle I.



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Introduction o Each officer will introduce themselves. Name, school, office, and one (or a few) thing(s) you learned from D.O.T. Club review o One person from each school in attendance will give an update about their club. Review of September PCM Newsletters and Monthly Reports o Monthly Report Due on the 5th of every month! o Example: October report is due on November 5th o Send to Philip also! ( Rally Discussion o Things you liked and disliked about rally Interclubs o Interclub Committee  Secretary, treasurer, and 2 students from your club o Discuss interclub ideas for each month WHEN IS YOUR NEXT MEETING? o Please keep me updated! WHEN IS YOUR NEXT PROJECT? o Please keep me updated! Next PCM, November o NOT November 18-20

Clubs in Attendance -Barbe -Saint Louis -Sulphur The October PCM was held after the Divisional Officer’s Training. We discussed lots of good and bad things about rally 2011. I compiled a list together so my successor will have some guidance to make next year’s rally truly amazing. We will have a interclub committee this year to help plan the rest of the year’s interclubs. This committee will consist of your treasurer, secretary and 2 members from your club. If you are interested talk to your club officers ASAP! Our next PCM is November 12 and everyone is welcome to attend.

Monthly Report Tracker


Interclub 8 HOUR DANCE-A-Thon! WHAT?! Yes! That’s right! Join division 12 in this insane event! We are raising money for the Governor’s project, Project Inspire. When? November 11, 2011 Time? 11:11am-7:11pm Where? TBA* Who can attend? ALL KEY CLUBBERS! Cost? $4 Tickets will be sold BEFORE the event! You must buy a ticket ahead of time to get in. ALL money goes to Project Inspire. *Check out the Key Club Division 12 Facebook page for more updates. Your officers will also have more information soon.

JUSTIN BEIBER COMPETION Every 30 minutes a Justin Beiber song may or may not be played! It is up to you to decide! There will be two buckets for y’all to put money in. Bucket 1: Justin Beiber Lovers Bucket 2: Justin Beiber Haters Whichever bucket has the most money at the time of the 30 minutes, the bucket with the most money will determine if we play the song or not! Bring your extra money!

Grand Prize Every club has the opportunity to win the grand prize! What is the grand prize? Well, the best kind of prize is a SURPRISE! Whichever club dances the most hours will win! I understand that the club sizes vary, so the average of each club will be taken. Also the student that dances the most hours will also win a prize!


Key Club Week What is Key Club Week? Key Club Week gives you the opportunity to show your community what Key Club is truly about: service. Each day places an emphasis on service, to promote Key Club within our homes, schools and communities and to make Key Club a household name. Do your part to make sure Key Club Week—Nov. 7-11, 2011—starts Kiwanis Family Month with a bang. Join other Key Clubs from around the world by following the suggestions below. Check out the Key Club Week Manual on for more ideas for each day.

Monday Show your K in every way Show people what Key Club is all about! Spread the word by wearing Key Club gear and publicizing Key Club Week in local stores, your school Web site, community newspapers— even on the radio. Officially announce Key Club Week in your community.

Tuesday Kudos to the Key players Personally thank all the Key Club supporters you know— teachers, advisors and other Key players. Write thank-you notes, host an appreciation dinner or do something uniquely your own style to recognize the contributions of these special people.



Connect the Ks Key Club is the largest high school service organization in the world and is a member of the Kiwanis family. Celebrate the entire family of Kiwanis by getting the whole gang involved. Connect with local Kiwanis, Circle K International, Builders, Kiwanis Kids or Aktion clubs and team up for a joint service project.

Bring a friend to Key Club More members = more service. Increasing the amount of service Key Club performs increases the impact Key Club has on the world. Bring a friend, or two, or more to your next Key Club meeting.

Friday Your way This is your club’s chance to do its own thing and make its mark. Pick a project, plan a recruitment party or combine activities from the other Key Club Week days. Whatever idea you choose, take it and run with it. Come to the 8 Hour Dance-aThon!


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. Their Mission To grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Want to make a wish come true for a child in need? The Make A Wish Foundation has been granting wishes for years, helping children fulfill their fantasies, from meeting celebrities and seeing the Super Bowl to being a policeman for a day. There are tons of ways to get involved. Help us grant a wish every 40 minutes for children in need!

Their mission To create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children and to focus on the critical needs of children. RMHC is an international organization that helps families be together when their children are in a hospital with a serious illness. RMHC helps families become closer together. They also provide the following things to families in need at the time: -home cooked meals -private bedrooms -playrooms for children

For more information check out

For more information check out

Their Mission The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

The hospital was opened by Danny Thomas on February 4, 1962, and it has changed live across the world. When St. Jude completed its $1 billion, five-year expansion in 2005, it strengthened the hospital's efforts to find cures for the catastrophic diseases of childhood. In the expansion, St. Jude made the nation's only pediatric research center on-site facility for production of highly specialized treatments and vaccines. St. Jude is a nonprofit hospital and treats 5,700 patients on average per year. Parents Magazine has named St. Jude Hospital the number one pediatric care center in the country and St. Jude shares its findings with doctors from all around the world. For more information check out

=Major Emphasis Program


November 1 Early Bird dues Deadline


12 D.O.T

12 PCM

Key Leader in Greenwell Springs, LA.

7-11 Key Club week

11 8 Hour Dance-athon

(For those who missed the last one)







New Officer’s Training in Baton Rouge, LA

District Convention in Baton Rouge, LA

2012 Key Club International Convention



Fun. Fun. Fun. Fun. Key Facts

Not sure what to do with those thanksgiving leftovers? Check out this recipe for Dad’s Leftover Turkey Pot Pie! Ingredients

2 cups frozen peas and carrots 2 cups frozen green beans 1 cup sliced celery 2/3 cup butter 2/3 cup chopped onion 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 3/4 cups chicken broth 1 1/3 cups milk 4 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts 4 cups cubed cooked turkey meat - light and dark meat mixed

Directions 1. 2.




Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place the peas and carrots, green beans, and celery into a saucepan; cover with water, bring to a boil, and simmer over medium-low heat until the celery is tender, about 8 minutes. Drain the vegetables in a colander set in the sink, and set aside. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, and cook the onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in 2/3 cup of flour, salt, black pepper, celery seed, onion powder, and Italian seasoning; slowly whisk in the chicken broth and milk until the mixture comes to a simmer and thickens. Remove from heat; stir the cooked vegetables and turkey meat into the filling until well combined. Fit 2 pie crusts into the bottom of 2 9-inch pie dishes. Spoon half the filling into each pie crust, then top each pie with another crust. Pinch and roll the top and bottom crusts together at the edge of each pie to seal, and cut several small slits into the top of the pies with a sharp knife to release steam. Bake in the preheated oven until the crusts are golden brown and the filling is bubbly, 30 to 35 minutes. If the crusts are browning too quickly, cover the pies with aluminum foil after about 15 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

10. How many districts are there in Key Club international? a) 44, one in formation b) 33, one in formation c) 120, one in formation d) 23, one in formation 11. When were the service initiatives for the MEP started? a) 1972 b) 2004 c) 2000 d) 1992 12. Which is NOT a Key Club service partner? a) UNICEF b) Friend-a-Gorilla c) March of Dimes d) Operation Christmas Child Answers: 10) a 11) d 12) c

Contact Information Alyssa Ross Lieutenant Governor Division 12 2417 Saint Francis Street Sulphur, LA 70663 (337) 426-7980

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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