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Official Newsletter of Key Club Division 12

September 2011

Alyssa’s Articles

Volume 1 Issue 4

Hey You! Yes, you. I hope you had a great first month of school! I am going to start off this newsletter with part of an article I read in the September Key Club Magazine.

Give the Gift of Memories “It’s true: Key Club memories last a lifetime. What are your Key Club memories? What has left a deep impression on you? It could be anything: a project that improved your community, a club fundraiser for an organization you believe in, a leadership weekend at Key Leader or a fun social where you bonded with your classmates. This year, I challenge you to help others make some cherished memories of their own. You already understand why being in key Club is so awesome, so follow the steps to ensure your fellow members think so too. My challenge to you isn’t just for school. Do your relatives volunteer with you? Encourage your relatives to create new memories serving alongside you.

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

As a Key Club member, you also have the exciting opportunity to save the lives of mothers and babies in the poorest, most remote areas around the world through The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus. Just $1.80 pays for three vaccinations that will protect a mother and her future children from tetanus and let them create a lifetime of memories together.” Learn more about The Eliminate project and how you can help on page seven.

Div.12 News ..... 2-4 District News ….5-6 Project Eliminate . 7 Organizations ...... 8 Calendar ............. 9 Fun Page…………10 Contact Info……10

“The challenge is out there. Key Club, are you ready for it?”

-Sarah Moreland

Alyssa Jade Ross Lieutenant Governor Division 12

What does this number mean? Find out on page 9!

“You really can change the world if you care enough.” - Marion Wright Edelman


Division 12 News School Of the Month Barbe High School Congratulations to Barbe High School for winning school of the month!! How did Barbe’s Key Club win such an amazing award?! They have done an AMAZING job of turning in their monthly reports in ON TIME! Not only have they been turning in their report in on time, but they have done an excellent job of keeping me up to date on what is going on in their key club. I have heard many great things from their club. They are doing an amazing job recruiting members and setting up projects. Great job Barbe! Keep up the amazing work! Barbe’s Key club will receive a special prize!

President’s Council Meeting (PCM) When? September 11, 2011 Time? 3pm Where? Books-a-Million Lake Charles, LA Who should attend? All club officers and advisors Check out what we discussed at the August PCM on page 3!

School Project Ideas! Clowning Around Arrange to make, buy, or rent some clown suits and nominate club members to be clowns. Take the whole Key Club to a hospital with balloons for sick children. Clothing Drive Solicit donations and place donation bins around town so people can donate their used clothing. Once clothing is collected, take it to a local church group or to another community-service group or shelter. Clean-Up Campaign Your Key Club could invite all clubs and organizations to participate in a citywide clean-up campaign. The city is divided into sections for each club. Solicit food donations from area pizza restaurants to feed the volunteers. Food Basket Distribution Contact a low-income housing association and work out a schedule to distribute hand out food baskets to lowincome families in your community. Library Volunteer Members can help the librarians, especially during inventory at the end of the year. Mentally Disabled Center Volunteer your Key Club’s services to work at a center for persons with mental disabilities. For members’ personal benefit, it is worthwhile to pair off into “special buddies” for outings, games, etc.

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Division 12 News Cont. PCM Agenda August 27, 2011; 2pm Westminister Church, 301 Center Circle  Introduction o Each officer will introduce themselves. Name, school, office, grade, and one goal you have for your club.  Key Club Structure o Club, Division, District, International  Your voice is most effective o Ways to communicate  Make your meeting fit your school  Newsletters and Monthly Reports o Monthly Report Due on the 5th of every month! o Example: August report is due on September 5th o Send to Philip also! (  Governor’s Project o Project Inspire  Rally o October 1, 2011 o Key Club in the key of C o Comeaux High School, Lafayette, LA  D.O.T (Divisional Officer’s Training) o October 15, 2011 o MANDATORY!! o 12pm-3:10pm o Place to be determined!  Next PCM, September o September 11? o Weekday? Time? Place?

Clubs in attendance -Saint Louis Catholic High School -Sulphur High School At the August PCM we discussed the many different levels of key club, different ways (besides internet) to communicate, and when is the best time for your club to have a key club meeting. Newsletters will be sent out on the 2nd of every month and don’t forget to turn in your monthly report in by the 5th of every month! We also discussed about this year’s governors project, which you can find more information about that on page 5! We talked about Key Club Rally and the Divisional Officer’s Training, which can be found on page 4 and the next PCM information is found on page 2. Thanks to everyone who came!

Monthly Report Tracker


Division 12 News Cont. Division 7A, 7B, & 12 Rally! What is rally? Rally is one the biggest event we have in a division! You get to come in for a day and learn about different key club and non key club things through forums (sessions). There will be music, food, and an inspiring keynote speaker. Join us for the fun! When? October 1st, 2011 Where? Comeaux High School, Lafayette, LA Cost? $8 (pre-register), $10 at the door Time? 8am-12 Who should attend? All key club members! Why Should I attend? You will get to meet key clubbers from all over the southwest; learn about key club, and be inspired by an amazing keynote speaker!

D.O.T Divisional Office’s Training

Check out Westlake’s Key Club on the CPSB home page! Let’s help them out by donating stuffed animals, small toys, crayons and coloring books to their Project Smile! For more information go to

What is D.O.T? Divisional Officer’s Training. At this training, you will learn everything you need to know all about your officer position, being servant-leader, and ways to make your club successful. When? October 15, 2011 Where? TBA Cost? FREE! Time? 12-3:10pm Who should attend? ALL club officers and advisors! This is MANDATORY! Why should I attend? So you can help build your club to be the best it can possibly be!


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

Hello Key Clubbers! My name is Gabby Murphy, and I am your 2011-2012 LaMissTenn District Governor! I look forward to meeting some of you and working with you this year. I have many ideas for service projects, including my Governor’s Project- Project Inspire! Project Inspire is a service project to help children suffering from pediatric cancer by donating time, money, and love to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. We have many exciting things planned for this project including two 5k walks and an 8-hour dance-a-thon! I can’t wait to see what you can do! Keep up the service and always remember our motto: “Caring—Our way of life!” Feel free to contact me at if you would like to help or have any questions about the district! Also check out our website Yours in service, Gabrielle Murphy LaMissTenn District Governor

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.


District News Cont. 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


to receive one!

Your dues contribute to a lot of things!


Kiwanis Project Visit for more information!

With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take US$110 million — and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family. Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces to tackle iodine deficiency disorders, achieving one of the most significant public health successes of the 20th century. Now, they are eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth. And in doing so, the project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care. The end of this one disease means the beginning of better health for so many families.

9 one baby dies every nine minutes from neonatal tetanus

160 160 babies die from neonatal tetanus every day

110 Our goal is to raise US$110 million to eliminate MNT by 2015.

1.80 On average, health education and a series of three doses of tetanus vaccine cost US$1.80.

61 Using this average, Kiwanis will help save or protect more than 61 million mothers and their future babies.

38 38 countries remain at high risk for MNT.

9,000 Ultimately, 9,000 Kiwanis leaders will help achieve our fundraising goal.

2015 The Eliminate Project’s fundraising campaign culminates in 2015.


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. The Mission

To raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily research into new treatments and cures and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to raise money for childhood cancer by holding their own Alex's Lemonade Stands. Alexandra “Alex” Scott was born on January 18, 1996 and was diagnosed with neuroblastoma (a type of childhood cancer) just before her first birthday. In 2000 the day after receiving a stem cell transplant, she told her mother that she wanted to start a lemonade stand and raised $2,000 for her hospital. In August 2004, Alex passed away at eight years old and raised over one million dollars with the help of others, to find a cure for childhood cancer. Today the ALSF has raised more than $30 million and more than $12 million coming from lemonade stands. For more information go to

Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation (OBI) is a 501 nonprofit, humanitarian organization headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Through core programs of disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, orphan care, water wells and community development, OBI is dedicated to demonstrating God’s love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world.

For more information visit

The Mission

Building Tomorrow (BT) is an international social-profit organization encouraging philanthropy among young people by raising awareness and funds to build and support educational infrastructure projects for under-served children in sub-Saharan Africa. Building Tomorrow empowers students to raise money and build primary schools for kids who couldn’t otherwise afford to go to school. They are committed to encouraging students to look beyond their own lives and to work to improve the lives of others. Key Clubbers have the power to make a huge impact in the lives of children thousands of miles away. Over the past few years, they have compiled a lot of great event ideas from other Key Clubs across the country! Once you sign-up to work with Building Tomorrow, your club will be provided with fundraising ideas, event guides, marketing & Publicity materials, videos and more! For more information visit

=Major Emphasis Program


September 5



Monthly Reports are due!

PCM (info on page 2)

Rally Packets due!






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


Key Leader in Greenwell Springs, LA

March 22-23 New Officer’s Training in Baton Rouge, LA





District Convention in Baton Rouge, LA

2012 Key Club International Convention



Fun. Fun. Fun. Fun. Nine best things to say if you get caught sleeping at your desk nine) Whew! Guess I left the top off the white out. You probably got here just in time. eight) I wasn’t sleeping, I was meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm. seven) I was testing my desk for drool resistance. six) I was doing a highly specific Yoga exercise to relieve work-related stress. Do you discriminate against people who practice Yoga? five) Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a solution to our biggest problem. four) The coffee machine is broken. three) Someone must have put decaf in the wrong pot. Two) They told me at the blood bank this might happen. one) … in God’s name, Amen.

Key Facts 10. How often will the service initiative change? a) every two years b) every year c) every three years d) every other month 11. What are Kiwanis Clubs whose members are mostly retired citizens called? a) Old Kiwanis Club b) Old K Club c) Golden Kiwanis Club d) Golden K Club 12. Where was the first Key Club International Convention held? a) Louisiana b) California c) Florida d) Arizona Answers: 7) b 8) c 9) a

Contact Information Answer to page one: 261,210 is how many members we have in Key Club International right now. Our goal is 275,000!

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


Division 12 September Newsletter  
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check out the division 12 September newsletter!! It has tons of useful information! Go key club!