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Official Newsletter of Division 68

Volume 1 Issue 8

THE FLAMINGO TIMES

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November Amanda’s Notes Did you guys know that November is a perfect time for volunteering? The Holidays are always a busy time for schools, churches, and community organizations. Confused on how to serve? Contact your local fire station, or talk to churches around the area. Serving throughout the holidays is super simple, but also highly impactful. Host a toy drive to collect toys and donate them to a church that sends out Christmas presents to impoverished families. Collect can food items and donate them to your local homeless shelter or resource center. Still not sure how to volunteer? TALK TO YOUR KIWANIANS! They, themselves, are most likely taking an active part in the community; and I’m positive that they would want your help! I hope everything is going well in your clubs. I want to hold another visitation sometime soon. A big shout out to: CANBY HIGH SCHOOL for starting fundraising for Project Educate. They will be selling wristbands and t-shirts in support of the District Project. If any of the other clubs are interested, please contact me and I can get you started on fundraising. Remember, t-shirts and wristbands aren’t the only way to raise money. Host a bakes sale, or do anything that will raise money. It can all be put towards Project Educate. I don’t know about you guys, but times surely are getting crazy. For me, basketball is about to start. And I’m sure you are all getting ready for the winter season of your lives. Have fun and pursue your passions! But don’t forget about Key Club amongst all the busyness.

Ever feel like life is just running you down? District Governor Giovanni has given the District Board a ‘song of the week’. An inspirational song to get people through anything that might be a little tough.

FIREWORK by: Katy Perry

Love You Guys! <3 Amanda Rieskamp

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More Than Just Making Keys

Pre-CON Pre-CON, short for Pre-Convention, is a time for Key Clubbers to get together, have fun, learn about our District Project, and get ready for D-CON.

THE DATE FOR PRE-CON HAS BEEN CHANGED. THE NEW DATE HAS NOT YET BEEN RELEASED, BUT WILL SUPPOSEDLY BE A DAY IN JANUARY. Since Pre-CON is in Portland I am really hoping and expecting that all our clubs are present for this event. We need to take advantage of the opportunity to have the Key Club District down in Portland!

D-CON March 21-24, 2013 Advisors have been emailed all cost and registration info.

DUES! Please, please, please…. start turning in your dues! Dues to website problems and storms on the East Coast, the early bird deadline is now December 1st. But that is also the final deadline. DECEMBER 1st! This year they have given us more than enough time, so let’s get those dues in!

CONTACT INFO: Amanda Rieskamp Phone: (503) 798 5728 Email: amandarieskampkc@gmail.com Add me on Facebook too! I am totally there for you guys whenever you need me. So feel free to email/call/text me whenever! My job as LTG is to be there for my clubs; so don’t be shy!

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As cliché as it may seem, time sure does fly! And it has gone by especially fast during my term as LTG. It is coming time once again to start looking for who will be Division 68’s new LTG. Have you ever been interested in serving Key Club outside of the club level? Being on the District Board is an extremely rewarding experience. You make friends from all over the Pacific Northwest, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Of course, there is a level of commitment. Keep that in mind when you are contemplating running. Think you’re interested? Contact me! Asking questions doesn’t mean you have committed to running. Division 68 and its clubs hold a special place in my heart and I want the next LTG to have a new passion for strengthening our Division!

Elections will be held in January (date to be announced soon). I look forward to talking to any prospective applicants!


Jamaica is known for its blue Caribbean beaches, its rich blue mountain coffee, Bob Marley, the fastest man in the world - Usain Bolt - and its food, but people often fail to recognize the hardships and troubles the people face in this paradise. The 2012-2013 PNW District Project is Project Educate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our goal is to raise $30000 to send to three schools in Jamaica to provide library equipment, student assistance, and classroom materials to improve the quality of education.

WHAT IF YOU COULD FUND A CHILDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EDUCATION?

This project can be supported by raising awareness, fundraising money, and purchasing a t-shirt and wristband from Pacific Northwest Lieutenant Governors. As motivation, there will be club competitions in the form of DCON awards; there will be awards for the platinum, gold, silver, and bronze levels. If you have any questions, contact Governor Giovanni McKenzie at giovannimc.keyclub@gmail.com or District Projects Chair Jessica Lee at jessicalee.ltg@gmail.com


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