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Special Thanks To: Tommy You — For getting a sister division group page started! The great bonding and unity wouldn’t be possible without your help! Katie Na — For stepping up to coordinate the ELIMINATE dance alongside with me! Your hard work and consistency is greatly appreciated!

Trick or Treat for UNICEF Photo Credit: Trick or Treat for UNICEF This cover page was created to celebrate the annual Key Club tradition of participating in Trick or Treat for UNICEF!

Photo Credit—Janine Mayfield

1| Lieutenant Governor Update 3| Divisional Editor Update 5| Key Dates 7| International Updates 9| Trick or Treat for UNICEF 11| Key Club Week 13| Sounders Game 15| Dance for Eliminate 17| Get Key-Nected 19| Shark Cage 21| Division Contacts 23| District Contacts 25| Kiwanis Contacts

Get to know your LtG! What other extra-curricular activities are you involved in? Other than Key Club, I’m involved in my school’s ASB, FBLA, Honor Society, and Environmental Club. I’ve been in all these clubs since freshmen year, and I am currently Junior Class President. I am also involved in Planned Parenthood’s Pierce County Teen Council. What is your favorite class and why?

Athena (Tina) Sok 1845 E. Harrison St. Tacoma, WA 98404 (253) 310-3271 Twitter/Instagram: @TunaSock

My favorite class is history because I find a lot of interest in connecting our future with the past. What is your least favorite class and why? My least favorite class is math because I’m terrible at math.

Happy October Sharks! We have all survived the first month of school, congrats! I have very much enjoyed visiting some clubs at their first meetings. This fall we have a lot coming for us. The most important part of this season is DUES! Early bird dues are due November 1st and all dues are due December 1st. In order for your club to receive the early bird patch for your club banner, you must turn in your dues of 15 members minimum before November 1st. Trick or Treat for UNICEF is also coming up! It is highly recommended that you and your club participate in this fundraiser. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the District’s Eliminate Project. Key Club week is the first week of November. Show off your Key Club spirit and spread the word of Key Club’s greatness. Last but not least, the Dance for Eliminate is coming up in November! In order for this event to be successful, I need your help by spreading the word! If you have any questions or concerns regarding the dance, feel free to ask me. Have a great month, Key Clubbers. I’ll see you all real soon at this month’s DCM! With love and service,

Athena Sok

Thavy Thach (253) 301-9976 Photo Credit— Thavy Thach

PLEASE SEND CLUB PICTURES AND DIVISIONAL T-SHIRT IDEAS TO MY E-MAIL! Any t-shirt ideas will be accepted! Please send them in as soon as possible!

Submit your divisional t-shirt design ideas to my e-mail! Concepts should include: - Sharks - Division 34 - Turquoise and White - Key Club - Names of all schools in the division Rough drafts and any ideas are accepted! Last year’s design:

EVERY 5TH OF THE MONTH—Secretary Reports Due EVERY 1ST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH— Kiwanis DCM October 15— YOF Application due October 25— October DCM October 31— Trick or Treat for UNICEF November 1— Early Bird Dues November 4-8— Key Club Week November 17— Global Prematurity Day December 1— Dues Deadline

When: Friday, October 25, 4:00-5:00 PM Where: Swasey Library 7001 6th Avenue Tacoma, WA 98406 Why: 1. Welcome new Key Clubbers to the division 2. Discuss dues payments and clarify questions with the Membership Update Center 3. Introduce Trick or Treat for UNICEF (ELIMINATE Project) 4. Share upcoming volunteer opportunities and fundraisers 5. Bonding time!

Hello everyone! My name is Roshni Chandwani, and I am your 2013-2014 International Trustee. I’d love to get the chance to talk to all of you, get to know you, and work more closely with you. Trick-or-Treat collection boxes are now available for order! By clicking on this hyperlink, clubs can find out if they will automatically receive supplies. They can also order up to 8 kits of 25 boxes each at no cost from the Kiwanis store. With the Membership Update Center, advisors will no longer receive a password on paper through the mail. The emails that were sent to all advisors and Kiwanis secretaries last week direct them to Only advisors whose information is up to date in the database will be able to complete this process. Two more countries, Sierra Leone and Gabon, have eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus! Congratulations to everyone who participated in this project! We’ve saved 1,570 lives just in the past week, but we still have a long way to go. We still have $61, 898 left to raise the $2 million we need to reach our goal by September 30th. Thank you for everything you’ve done so far! Yours in service,

Roshni Chadwan Key Club International Trustee for Eastern Canada, Kentucky-Tennessee and Pacific Northwes Cell: (281) 854-4553 E-mail:


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Membership Update Center The Kiwanis International IT Team has created a tutorial video on how to use the Membership Update Center. Click here to access/ download this tutorial. The MUC will be down September 1st through 9th due to the creation of year-end reports. If you have any questions, contact Remember that the club advisor and secretary are the only ones who can access the Membership Update Center. Membership Recruitment With the new school year just starting, it’s important to focus on recruitment within your clubs. To help you guys out, I’ve attached several resources that your clubs can use to gain new members. Click here to access Key Club’s new recruitment video, Shoes. Key Club Swag The Kiwanis Family Store has tons of literature that you can order for free! Click here to access this literature. The Kiwanis Family Store is also having a sale on tons of Key Club merchandise, including shirts and sweatshirts. Click here if you want to check it out.

The process is easy! You can participate in five simple steps: 1. Decide with your club what kind of fundraiser you’ll do. 2. Order your collection boxes. 3. Collect donations. 4. Fill out the gift form and submit it with your club’s donations. 5. Celebrate! You’re helping save moms and babies. Clubs that raise and submit more than US$250 by December 31, 2013, will receive a special banner patch. So don’t forget to send in the funds you raise by the deadline!

Scare up some funds and fun this Halloween by participating in Trickor-Treat for UNICEF. It’s a great opportunity to collect donations instead of candy or to bring club members together for a fabulous event or party. All money collected by Kiwanis-family members through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF will once again support The Eliminate Project and help save moms and babies. Did you know? A proud participant in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF since 1994, Key Club has raised more than US$6 million for child survival and development programs around the world—from efforts to eliminate iodine deficiency disorder to HIV/AIDS initiatives in Kenya and Swaziland. Starting in 2012 Key Club joined other Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs to Trick -or-Treat for UNICEF to raise money for The Eliminate Project. You could raise funds door-to-door, host a trunk-or-treat, zombie walk, horror fest, pumpkin smash, “Twilight” dance, haunted house or even an old-fashioned pumpkin pie baking (or eating) contest…or come up with your own idea!

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. 4-8, 2013— 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 for more ideas for each day. Use these additional resources to increase the K during this special week in November. Key Club Week Manual Key Club Week ads Membership recruitment guide Middle school orientation guide Public relations 101

MONDAY, NOV. 4 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 with a proclamation and refer to the Key Club public relations manual to get great tips on how to publicize Key Club in your community. TUESDAY, NOV. 5 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. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 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. THURSDAY, NOV. 7 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. Download recruitment resources. FRIDAY, NOV. 8 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.

One baby dies every 9 minutes from MNT 160 babies die each day from MNT

38 countries remain at high risk for MNT Kiwanis will help save or protect more than 61 million mothers and their future On average, health education and a series of three doses of tetanus vaccine cost $1.80

Click HERE to order merchandise!

Sounders FC Key Club Nights Upcoming Dates: October 27 — LA Galaxy, 6 PM TICKETS: $18 2/3 OF EACH TICKET GOES TOWARDS ELIMINATE PROJECT Follow these steps accordingly in order to purchase Sounders game tickets.

1. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. 2. Enter the Special Offer Code: KEY CLUB (If you do not have an account already, you will have to make one.) Any questions? Contact Chris Baretta at 425-203-8305 or

Join us in eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus around the world in a night of dance! Pre-order your ticket at Pre-ordering your ticket will document your name on a master list so you can enter the dance with ease! Every preordered ticket must have a name registered to it. In other words, if you’re pre-ordering a ticket for a friend, you have to order a separate ticket with their name. The dance is casual. It is recommended to wear ELIMINATE gear at the dance. If you do not have ELIMINATE gear, contact a Lieutenant Governor in your area. ELIMINATE merchandise will be available at the dance! The dance will be at Stadium High School and free parking is provided. The parking lot is on the west side of the school on North 3rd St. Make sure you bring a few extra dollars to the dance! There will be a bidding for dancing with a Lieutenant Governor. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Athena Sok, at

Get connected with the District!

Get connected with our Sister Districts! Get connected with International!

Like the divisional page: PNW Key Club Division 34 PNW Key Club Division 34 was created to keep the Tacoma area community updated with the latest Key Club news and events. This page is open for sharing pictures from events as well as posts.

Follow the new twitter for PNW Key Club Division 34!

Keep the new official PNW Key Club Website bookmarked!

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Peninsula has guessed last month’s Questionnaire: For 30 Points: How many clubs are in our division? 9 clubs! For 50 Points: What is he Lieutenant Governor’s home club? Lincoln High School!

LINCOLN KEY CLUB is in the lead with 515 points! Questionnaire of the month: First club to send in the correct answer receives these bonus points! For 30 points: When is the dues deadline? For 50 points: How much are dues for both International and the PNW District?

The Shark Cage is a point system that recognizes which club is the best! The Shark Cage will ONLY work through effective communication within our division. The club that ends the year with the most points receives a special prize! Get recognized! Show us what you are doing! Have fun! How to earn points: Leadership:


5 pts per DCM attendance/Kiwanis DCM (per person)

1. 5 pts per icebreaker lead

10 pts per Rally Attendance (per person)

2. 20 pts per creation of chant

20 pts per President’s monthly update (via Email, Text, or FB)* 10 pts per Secretary Report sent to LtG* Service: 5 pts per hour of community service (as group)

*I will personally keep track of who

10 pts per service project

has sent me reports and updates.

20 pts per divisional service project 30 pts per project for district project

Lincoln High School

Gig Harbor High School

President– Selena Sok

President– Evelyn Lundeen

Vice President– Ena Artugue

Vice President– Olivia Gates

Secretary– Tommy You

Secretary– Anela Barber

Treasurer– Miko Davis

Treasurer– Ayane Kawaai

Foss High School President– Jaazia Moran Vice President– Jackie Nguyen Secretary– Ken Jung Treasurer– Alan Ngo Editor– Thavy Thach

Editor– Monika Krupnik

Peninsula High School President– Elisa Han Vice President– Daniella Smith Secretary– Kayleen Levreault Treasurer– Mariah Pennington Editor– Max Mikelson

Stadium High School

Mt. Tahoma High School

President– Sarah Kim

President– Nina Thach

Vice President– Nicolle Soriano

Vice President– Malee Chau

Secretary– Katie Na

Secretary– Sacha Ausage

Treasurer– Vanessa Lapitan

Treasurer– Annika Thach

Editor– Dominic Le

Co-Editor– Janrick Peros

Fife High School

Co-Editor– Princess Ausage

President— Kyona Koo

Wilson High School

Vice President— Courtney Hartman

President– Joan Vo

Secretary— Alison Pak

Vice President– Madison Casseday

Treasurer— Lynae Morton

Secretary– Cole Peterson

Public Relations— Kodi Cumbo

Public Relations– Rosette Nguyen

District Governor

Comm. Director

Trang Tran

Katie Chanthakhoun

District Secretary

Projects Director

Hakikat Bains

Ha-Vy Le

District Treasurer

Growth Director

Eric Grewal

Mary-Ellen Reyna

District Editor

Convention Aide

Sara Thomas

Cleo Tsang

Convention Chair

Convention Aide

Denny Lim

Susan Hur

International VP

District Administrator

Caitlin Stroup

John Jay

Finance Administrator

Assistant District Admin.

Kevin Buyer

Tom Saunders

Kiwanis DCM 1st Thursday of each month at Clover Park Vocational School. 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. #300

IP Lt. Governor Gini Dryer-Dow

Key Clubbers are always invited to attend Kiwanis DCM!

Kiwanis Club Meetings West End — Wednesdays, Joeseppi’s @ 12 PM, 3rd Wednesday, Joeseppi’s @ 6 PM Greater Tacoma — Tuesdays, The Homestead Restaurant @ 6:30 PM Gig Harbor/Peninsula — Wednesdays, Harbor Place at Cottesmore @ 7 AM


Greater Tacoma Kiwanis President: Esther Hill Secretary: Tracy Madden Club E-mail: Downtown Tacoma Kiwanis President: Brian Nelson Secretary: Robert Kinch

“Caring – Our Way of Life.”

Division 34 Newsletter | October Edition  

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