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Official Newsletter of PA Key Club Division 18 S
Volume 1, Issue 1
NEW BEGININGS It is officially the start of the 2013-2014 Key Club year! Welcome everyone to a fun year filled with service! Congratulations to all the new officers and I hope you’re all excited to get started! Please remember to send in your Officer Report Forms to the email addresses on the right. Also, please feel free to contact me for any new officer installations. I would love to schedule a visit for each of your clubs before this school year ends so we can all get to know each other! If your club still has not held officer elections, I encourage you to hold them before the school year closes. That way the current officers can guide the new officers. Please welcome our new executive officers for the PA District Board. Stephen Wheadon is our new Governor, Medha Sharma is our new Secretary/Treasurer, and Helen Wang is our new Communication Coordinator. They are just as anxious as I am for the new Key Club year.
•New Beginnings •DC/LC PAGE 3
•ICON The new Lieutenant Governors were added to the PA District Board as well. As your LTG, I plan on having as many divisional events and service projects as possible! Please remember to send your new Officer Election reports to me and our District Administrator, Bob Orlando, in a timely manner: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
• Key Leader PAGE 4
•Divisional Service Project Page 5
•Key Club Year
Contact Information Barry Seng- LTG of 18S email@example.com (484) 661-9120 Bob Orlando- District Admin. firstname.lastname@example.org Stephen Wheadon- Governor email@example.com
Medha Sharma- Sec/Trsr. firstname.lastname@example.org Helen Wang- Comm. Coord. communications@pakeyclub. org Mike Coolbaugh- Zone Admin. zone5administrator@pakeyclub .org
KEY CLUB PLEDGE
DC/LC The 2013-2014 District Convention/Leadership Conference (DC/LC) was held in Hershey last month. It was a great experience for Key Clubbers around the state to meet each other and learn valuable leadership skills. It featured many leadership workshops, an entertaining key note speaker, an awards ceremony, and many fun activities! Congratulations to all the clubs and officers who won awards!
If you are disappointed that you missed going to the DC/LC, you should consider going to DC/LC next year! It will be hosted at Harrisburg from March 14-16. It is an excellent opportunity for you and your club to become better acquainted! Everyone is welcome to come to DC/LC. If you are currently an officer or wish to run for an officer position for next year, this is a great chance for you to learn leadership and lifelong skills. More information about DC/LC will be posted on the district website (pakeyclub.org) closer to March.
Our new Youth Serving Youth service project was chosen at DC/LC. It is now the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Start thinking of new service projects and fundraising ideas!
Official Newsletter of Division 18 S
Don't know the Key Club pledge? No worries. Just follow along below: 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 which tend to undermine these institutions.
KEY CLUB MISSION Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.
This is a photo from DC/LC of the three generations of Division 18 S LTGs! Pictured from left to right: Liz Smolinski (11-12), Sarah Dougherty (1213), and myself Barry Seng (1314)
ICON Key Club International Convention will be held in our nationâ€™s capital, Washington DC. ICON is basically DC/LC on steroids. It is an exciting way for you to meet Key Clubbers from around the world and learn new things while touring DC! Our new International President and Trustee will be elected at ICON.
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Another great Opportunity at ICON is new service project ideas. Countless people from around The world come to ICON to share their service projects with you. This is a perfect way to experience new things and spice up your club back home
Key Leader More information about ICON is located on Key Club Internationalâ€™s website, keyclub.org. I encourage you to find out more about the convention. You can sign-up to go to ICON through the website. If the price seems daunting to you, contact your local Kiwanis Club for financial
aid options or start a
fundraiser. I hope to see all of you there this summer!
Key Leader was another leadership Key Club event. It is a camp for all members to learn new leadership skills. I participated in the camp on the third weekend in April and had a great time. I met many new Key Clubbers. I also learned more about myself and
Key Club through the
The photo on the left is the Emmaus High School Key Club at DC/LC.
I suggest looking up other Key Leader camps for the near future. They are a great way to become more involved! Visit key-leader.org for more information!
Divisional Service Project A great way to kick off the new Key Club year is with a Division 18 S service project! One of my teachers, my friend, and myself have created a fundraising event for the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings. All proceeds from this event will go to the Spread the Love Fund, which benefits post-accurate care for victims of injuries from the bombings. This is a running festival event that will be held at Emmaus High School’s track and stadium. It is open to anyone in the community and to all ages. Participants can come out and run as many laps as they want for the victims and there’s plenty to do for non-runners too!
The event is being held on Sunday, May 19 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm noon. I understand this is very late notice. I apologize for not getting in touch with all of you earlier but the event was last minute as well. I am requesting volunteers from all over Division 18S to come help out and have fun. We will be having two shifts that day from 8 am – 10 am and 10 am – 12 pm. Please tell your club members about the event and see if they are interested. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer or participate in the event, please email me and I will directly organize the volunteers and give them specific information.
More Information I created a Facebook event group called “Giving Back Around the Track- Div 18S Key Club Volunteering. I encourage you to check out this event because this is more information on the Facebook page. This is where you can add friends to the event and sign up to volunteer. Once again, I will give you all the specifics if you decide to volunteer. You can also go on the event’s website: http://givingbackaroundt hetrack.eventbrite.com to find out more information. If you don’t want to volunteer, run in the event! Tell your family and friends because it benefits a great cause.
Key Club Year
KEY CLUBS IN DIVISION 18 S Emmaus High School
As a final note to my very first newsletter, I would like to wish everyone the best of luck with their Key Club experience. We all will be working very hardly together to make this the best year yet. I promise you that we will have a fun service filled year.
I look forward to meeting all you and becoming great friends. I hope we all have a wonderful Key Club experience together and hopefully the best one yet! Hereâ€™s to a new Key Club year!
Parkland High School William Allen High School Southern Lehigh High School Central Catholic High School Whitehall High School Louis E. Dieruff High School Brandywine Heights High School
PA Key Club Website pakeyclub.org Key Club Website keyclub.org
The photo on the left is the Parkland High School Key Club at DC/LC.
I love to hear from all of you so please do not hesitant to call, text, or shoot me an email. (484) 661-9120 email@example.com