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NEWS BITES FROM BARRY Official Newsletter of PA Key Club Division 18 South Volume 1, Issue 6

October 2013

District Board Meeting The Pennsylvania Key Club just had their Fall Board Meeting in Harrisburg. As a District Board, we stayed in the hotel that will hold our District Convention in March. We toured the State Capitol Building and our Board Meeting was held in the Senate Majority Caucus Room. Our International Trustee, Alberto, gave the Board and update about the International Board. He will be in constant communication with the District Board. You will have a chance to meet Alberto at DCON!

An LLS representative gave a presentation about registration and donation process. We are on our way to achieving our goal!

Table of Contents Page 1  Board Meeting Page 2  OCM, Tips Page 3  Minute, Fast Facts Page 4  Visits, Ask Barry Page 5  Columnist, LLS Page 6  Fiji, DCON

Check out the pictures from the District Board Meeting throughout this newsletter!

The state capitol is featured above and the District Board is pictured outside of the capitol building in the picture on the left.

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Officer Council Meeting Our first Officer Council Meeting has been scheduled! The OCM will take place on Tuesday, November 13th at 7PM. The location is the back room of Panera Bread. The address is: 3100 W Tilghman Street Allentown, PA 18104 OCMs are your opportunities to meet officers in the division, get updated about Key Club, ask questions, and have fun! There will be plenty of food and good times for everyone!

At this OCM, we will get to know all the officers from across the division. We will discuss divisional affairs, dues, communication, common club issues, and several surprises! All club officers should be in attendance and advisers are encouraged to attend! To RSVP, please email or text me! The District Board meeting in the PA Senate Majority Caucus Room is pictured below!

Barry’s Tips for Success Are your club meetings boring? Do you need help retaining members? Do you need fresh ideas for the upcoming school year? You came to the right place, Barry’s Tips for Success! This will be an ongoing column that features tips, activites, and ice breakers for clubs that lost their fizzle. This month feature is an activity to get members acquainted. Ask each member to pair up with another member that they don’t know well. Ask each person to say what they would be and why, if they were… A piece of fruit, a historical figure, a service project, and anything else!

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Minute to Win It Parkland High School is hosting a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser! The fundraiser is modeled after the TV show “Minute to Win It” where teams compete in various games. The Emmaus Key Club will be competing against many Parkland teams to see which will be the victor. The rivalry between the two schools will be transferred to Key Club. This is an excellent fundraiser that you all can use. It’s a fun way to raise money for LLS with friendly competition!

If you would like to attend Parkland Key Club’s Minute to Win It, the event is being held this Thursday, November 7th. The event is at 7pm in Parkland’s main gym. There is a small entrance fee but all proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. If you would like more information, contact me!

Fast Facts about KC This month’s Fast Fact is about Kiwanis! Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Our members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged and care for the sick. We develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research and more. Working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. Information courtesy of keyclub.org


Schedule a Visit As Lt. Governor, it is part of my job to visit club meetings and club service projects in my division. It truly is my favorite part of my job to see everyone in action. My schedule is very flexible in order to accommodate your meetings and service projects. At your meetings, I can give a formal presentation or just hang out and observe! Service projects are a great opportunity for me to get to know your club through the vehicle of service!

To schedule a visit, email me at ltg18s@gmail.com. If I don’t hear from you throughout the year, I will ask to come to meetings and service projects or just show up!

Ask Barry Do you have a burning question about Key Club, the duties of a LTG, or just life in general? Well, you came to the right place because I can help! This column is made for you: club advisers, officers, and members. Send in your questions to ltg18s@gmail.com! You have the option to remain completely anonymous or you can reveal your first name and club. Don’t be shy! Everyone has question that needs to be answered! Q: “How many members are needed to start a Key Club” John, Central A: “Fifteen members are needed to charter a Key Club but more is recommended! However, no more than half of the 15 members can graduate in the same year”


The Latest and Greatest Columnist, YOU! You have the opportunity to be featured in this world renowned newsletter! This is your chance to write a small article and become a published author! I will feature a new article from anyone in Division 18 South. The prompt for the month of September was “What was your favorite experience during Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF and what costume did you wear?” This article is provided by Charles from Parkland. “My favorite experience during Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF was the kindness of all the donors. Everyone was truly happy to donate to a

Worthwhile cause! I dressed up are Buzz Lightyear and enjoyed fundraising for UNICEF. I can’t wait until next year!” The prompt for the month of November is in honor of Key Club Week! “What was your favorite day of Key Club week and how did you celebrate?” Get those thinking caps on and creative juices flowing! Articles are due by December 1st to ltg18s@pakeyclub.org.

LLS It is important that we Key Clubbers work together to reach our YSY goal of $100,000 for the 20132014 Key Club year. Here are a few updates straight from a LLS representative: First of all, your clubs need to be registered with LLS. This is the only way that the LLS organization can track your fundraising progress. The registration process is fairly simple. Keep in mind that the LTGs cannot register for you but they can guide you through the process. We urge that you register as soon as possible. Secondly, please continue to donate to LLS throughout the year. Do not wait until District Convention to donate all your funds. This will help gauge our progress and, with every donation, we will be able to see how close we are to reaching our goal. Therefore, it is important to get involved sooner than later. With our service and dedication, we too can help find a cure for blood cancers and truly make a difference. *Courtesy of LTG Emma Evans


Rustic Pathways: Summer 2014 in Fiji Calling all Key Clubbers: an incredible opportunity has arisen. From July 12th to July 21st Rustic Pathways is taking PA Key Clubbers to the Fiji Islands! During this service expedition you will be given the opportunity to help with sanitation, nutrition, healthcare, education, and environmental conservation concerns while staying on the majestic and beautiful Fiji Islands. The first two days of the trip will be spent traveling. On Day three you will begin to explore the island, snorkel, kayak, and relax. At night, you will be introduced to Fiji’s culture through a traditional welcoming

Days four through eight will be spent doing a variety of projects. Day nine will be spent working on a final project and participants will have one last chance to explore the island. Unfortunately on Day ten you will have to say goodbye. The expedition includes 30 hours of service. The cost of the trip is approximately $3,700. The application submission deadline is January 10th and the first payment will be due by January 17th. Contact Governor Stephen Wheadon for more information at governor@pakeyclub.org! *Courtesy of LTG Emma H.

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Contact Information Barry Seng (484) 661-9120 ltg18s@pakeyclub.org Website: padivision18skeyclub.org Twitter and Instagram: @Div18SKeyClub Facebook Page: Division 18S of Pennsylvania Key Club

District Convention District Convention is quickly approaching! This is your opportunity to celebrate the end of the Key Club year and kick off the beginning of the next year with Key Clubbers across the state! DCON will take place March 14th16th at the Harrisburg Hilton pictured below! More information and paperwork will come very soon. Start recruiting members to join this wonderful trip! If you have any questions about DCON, please do not hesitate to contact me!

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