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KEY CLUB

Official Newsletter of New York District - Division 6 November 2011 Issue

Giving Key Clubbers the edge on the latest D6 happenings!

LTG’s Greeting Hey Division Six! I hope all of you had a lovely Thanksgiving and are enjoying the holiday season! „Tis the season of giving- the perfect opportunity to hold fundraisers whether they be food drives, toys drives, clothing collections, or even Christmas caroling for a cause! Spread Key Club holiday cheer by getting involved and giving back to our community. I am very happy to announce that this year‟s Leadership Training Conference (LTC) will be held from March 30th to April 1st at the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road in Albany! It is very important for us to start preparing so we can get as many Division 6 members to attend as possible! LTC is an amazing weekend full of workshops, elections, dances, a talent show, and plenty of opportunities to socialize with Key Club members from all over New York. LTC is an unforgettable experience and a chance to learn, have fun, and most importantly, celebrate the values of service that we all aspire to! The cost this year is $233 per student and $271 per adult (double room). The sooner

you register the better dining room seats and rooms you will receive, do not wait until last minute! Registration ends March 15th, after that you will be hit with a late fee. I promise this will be the best LTC ever. Why? IT‟S SUPERHERO THEMED!!! There will be a costume contest so start thinking! Register online at www.nydkc.org I hope you enjoy the rest of this newsletter which highlights the wonderful service Division 6 performed during October and November. I also hope that you love the pictures as much as I do. Remember if you need help or have questions about anything please do not hesitate to ask me (: See you all soon!

In this issue: LTG’s Greeting……….…1 Governor’s Greeting.....2 Secretary’s Greeting….2 D6 Photo Ops…...……....3 Club Spotlight…………..4 More Photo Ops………5-8 Fall Rally………….…...9-10 K-Family Clubs………....11 Public Relations……….11 District Barcodes….…..11 DKC Award…………….12 Treasurer’s Reminders..13 Governor’s Project…...13 District/ Int’l Projects.....14 Club Paperwork……….14 Contact Info……….…...15

Yours in friendship and service, Lt. Governor Becky Hopkins NYD Key Club- Division 6 516-640-9384| beckyhopkins.ltg@nydkc.org

UPCOMING EVENTS! Pajama-Movie Night for Eliminate “Celebrate to Eliminate” Talent Show

January 19th MacArthur High School - 6pm th January 27 Wisdom Lane Middle School - 6:30pm


Governor’s Greeting Governor Domenick Pesce Hello Mighty New York District, I would like to welcome you all to the November Newsletters! The time has come during the service year that has us Key Clubbers extremely busy, as you all probably know. With the plethora of walks and fall service events, this time of year can get hectic. One event in particular to look forward to is our 2012 Leadership Training Conference! Like last year, LTC will be located at the Holiday Inn at Albany, New York. This year‟s Superhero themed LTC will take place from March 30th to April 1st. I‟m expecting to see of you Key Clubbers there! Join us on a weekend full with workshops, elections, dances, a talent show, entertainment, and great opportunities to meet and socialize with Key Club members from all over the state. I encourage you all be there to begin a new service year, as well as run for District or International office and even share a vote in determining the new District Board and International Nominees. Leadership Training Conference is an unforgettable chance to learn about Key Club and the Kiwanis Family, have fun, but most importantly, celebrate the values of service that we all aspire to! If you would like information on things such as pricing, rooming, and accommodations please visit our website NYDKC.org. Official sign ups for LTC will be available very soon! In the meantime, be sure to apply to be on the Conference Committee. Applications are available on the NYDKC Facebook Group, from your respective Lt. Governors, and will be on the website soon! Finally, please stay in contact with the District by subscribing to our email list at nydkc.org, as well as the Official NYDKC Facebook Group (on.fb.me/meTPeC), what are you waiting for? Go to the homepage and subscribe! Please invite your Key Club friends to the NYDKC Facebook Group, we need more members! Thank you all! Please begin to think about convention and be sure to sign up early.

Secretary’s Message Secretary Daniel Ivan Lin Season‟s Greetings New York District! For those of you who do not know me, my name is Daniel Ivan Lin and I am your district secretary for the 2011-2012 service year. I hope all of you have transitioned smoothly from the first few months of school and that you are now comfortably settled. These past few months, I have had the pleasure at speaking at several divisional meetings and fall rallies; feeling the immense Key Club spirit from all across the state. And though it seems like it has only just started, we are already halfway through this service year. However, though that is true, it is still important to be as productive as possible. This past month, I have worked with Webmaster Oscar Tan in recreating report forms on the district website. These new report forms have a cleaner interface and also a much lower chance of not being received. Though some of you are still using the old online submission, it is highly suggested that you begin using the new one. In an effort to help club secretaries better understand the different tasks they have throughout the year, I have created The Secondary, an elaborate guide on the year-round responsibilities of a club secretary. Later this month, I will be providing a new resource, Secretarial Referencing, a resource that will contain sample pieces of paperwork to give secretaries a better sense of how paperwork should be filled out. Aside from publications, I have also updated my webpage for club secretaries, nydkcsec.wordpress.com. I will be releasing the third issue of The Empire Secretarial later this month in hopes to better inform you on what I have been doing and what I plan on doing for the next few months. Leadership Training Conference is quickly approaching and with that comes the electing of new district officers. Those being said, if any of you are interested in running for district secretary, please feel free to email me at daniellin.sec@nydkc.org. I will be more than glad to answer any questions you may have about what the office entitles. Lastly, I hope that all of you continue to serve your homes, schools, and communities with the reminder to take a break from Key Club work when necessary. Take this time to embrace the holiday spirit and the atmosphere formed by it. Spread the love and care for others, because caring is our way of life! I wish you all the best and hope that you will all enjoy your soon to come, well-deserved break! Hope to see you all very soon! Happy Holidays! Please take care! Please join us on Facebook if you haven‟t done so already: http://tinyurl.com/3dvqq9y


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Club Spotlight Hi! Iâ€&#x;m Dan Freeda, President of the club at Island Trees High School. Here at Island Trees, we are known for a few things: a big club and a big heart. This year, Island Trees has over 150 members. We have many staple events that our members participate in every year, such as the Salvation Army Bell Ringing, the Light the Night and Breast Cancer walks, Adopt a Family, and Habitat for Humanity. My goal for this year is to have more members participate in all of these events and more. We have had an increase in member attendance at divisional meetings and events and want to continue having Island Trees be represented at events. We want to be a club that is known for more than their presidentâ€&#x;s immense hair and luscious curls. Right now we are on track to completing this goal! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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How did our Fall Rally go?

Lt. Governor Becky

On October 23rd Divisions 4,5,6, and 7 held our annual Fall Rally. It was a very successful day filled with informative workshops for club officers and members, as well as a service project. Over 120 Key Clubbers attended our rally; 54 of them being from Division 6, woo! We were able to raise $159 for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and $159 for the Christian Appalachian Project, two very great New York District Key Club charities. I was really impressed by the creativity and passion put into our Make A Child Smile cards. Reading them made me smile so I know they certainly made terminally ill children smile. I would like to thank all of you who came to make our Fall Rally such a success and hope you all really enjoyed it and learned a lot about Key Club. VIPs in attendance included District Governor Domenick Pesce, District Secretary Daniel Ivan Lin, District Editor Amber Lee, and Lt. Governor of Division 9 Helen Chen. I would also like to thank my fellow Lieutenant Governors Nick Viviano, Nick Boroda, and Jay Wong as well as our Kiwanis Committee Representatives who helped us plan this successful 2011 Fall Rally.


The Importance of Starting a K-Family Club Lt. Governor Ellen Dooley As Key Clubbers you have the amazing opportunity to be a part of the Kiwanis-Family. But what about those who don‟t? The answer is simple: start a new K-Family club! One group of people who would benefit from this experience is the children in the elementary and middle schools. These kids do not have many chances to participate in community service activities. K-Kids and Builders Club are two fantastic clubs that allow elementary school and middle school kids help their community and learn leadership skills. Being a part of these clubs allows children to be a part of the K-Family in their youth, meaning they will continue on as they get older. There are a few things that you must keep in mind when starting a new K-Family club. To start you need the permission and a charter from your local Kiwanis. Next, you need the school‟s approval to start the club and that they are able to provide a responsible adult advisor. A perfect way to present your idea of chartering a new club to your Kiwanis and school principal is to create a PowerPoint proposal. When everything is in order and your new K-Family club is started, plan an event to do with them and embrace the service that we can give to each other every moment of our lives.

Public Relations

Secretary Daniel Ivan Lin

Hello New York District! My name is Daniel Ivan Lin and I am your district secretary and Public Relations Committee chair for the 2011-2012 service year! The Public Relations Committee of the New York District Board aims to help clubs across the district better understand and utilize communication in their Key Club endeavors. This past month, the public relations committee has been working hard on proofreading and making final edits to the winter edition poster packet, a publication yet to be released, that contains information and tips on how to become a more productive and successful club through better methods and utilization of communication; as well as several poster templates that can be used for club promotion. We have started on a Public Relations video and hope to have this finished as soon as possible. Thank you all so much! We hope you will enjoy the resources we have in store for you. Happy Holidays!

New Official New York District Key Club Barcodes! New York District Website  (www.nydkc.org)

 New York District Facebook Group


Submitting your Distinguished Key Clubber (DKC) Award! Lt. Governor Jay Wong Howdy Mighty New York District! How do you feel?! As I know all of you guys have been working so diligently in your community service endeavors, it is important to still keep in mind that good work should never go unnoticed. Therefore, if you‟ve all been keeping a record of your work, filling out and submitting the DKC award should be a piece of cake! In order to do this, you first must figure out which division you‟re from. Contact your club president or your Lt. Governor to find out. Depending on which division you‟re from, that will ultimately dictate where your application goes. Next, go to www.nydkc.org and click on the tab that says, “Paperwork/Resources” at the top of the page. After that, click on “Club Resources.” Finally, scroll down until you find the Distinguished Key Clubber Award (DKC) Application. If you click on it, the form will be a downloadable PDF file in which you are able to type in your answers! How perfect! There are two ways you can submit the DKC Application. The first and most convenient way is digital submission. This entails typing your responses directly onto the PDF file, saving that file onto your computer as “DKC App,” and e-mailing that file. If you are from Divisions 1 through 13, your emails should be going to me, Jay Wong, at Jay.Wong.ltg.nydkc@gmail.com. If you are from Divisions 14 to 27, your e-mails should go to DKC Committee Co-Chairperson, Antonio Xu Liu, at AntonioXuLiu.ltg@nydkc.org. The other way you can submit the DKC Application is by printing out the PDF file, filling it out by hand, and putting the entire application in a manila envelope and mailing it to us. If you‟re from Divisions 1 to 13, mail your envelopes to: Lt. Governor Jay Wong DKC Committee Co-Chairperson 765 Hastings Street Baldwin, NY 11510 If you‟re from Divisions 14 to 27, mail your applications to: Lt. Governor Antonio Xu Liu DKC Committee Co-Chairperson 63-11 Queens Blvd. Apt C8 Woodside, NY 11377 All DKC applications must be submitted to us no later than February 14th if submitting digitally. If you submit the application via regular mail, the applications must be postmarked by February 14th. Keep in mind that if you submit your application digitally, which is cheaper, faster, and easier, you will also get additional points added onto your application in the “additional criteria” section. That will bring you one step closer to getting your DKC award. Antonio and I can‟t wait to read them! If you have any questions, feel free to contact either one of us at the emails listed above or at the following telephone numbers: (516) 507-8853 – Lt. Governor Jay Wong (917) 860-3793 – Lt. Governor Antonio Xu Liu Have fun filling out your applications, Key Clubbers!

I‟m hoping to see a lot of Division 6 Key Clubbers receive this award at LTC this year! You‟re all qualified, just take the time to apply!  -LTG Becky


Treasurer’s Dues Reminders

Treasurer Emily Gicewicz

Hello Mighty New York District Key Clubbers! You‟re either physic or have seen my plethora of emails and reminders in the past months because you know I am going to talk about dues. The seeming ad infinitum of my reminders is to emphasize the importance of dues. Without paying dues you can‟t essentially be a Key Clubber. The date for dues submission has come and gone, but that doesn‟t inhibit your ability to still send them in. The process is still the same and the PowerPoint I sent out can still help. All you need to do is update the Membership Update Center and send the check and roaster to International and the copies to District Administrator Mr. Goldstein. If you do not have your membership log in and/ or password, please have your club advisor contact Mr. Goldstein. As of right now your club is considered suspended by international, but use this as your motivation to get your dues in. When the dues are submitted you are considered in good standing again and that is where you want to stand! A reminder: if you do not pay your dues, you cannot attend the Leadership Training Conference nor apply for awards. As always, if you have any questions or ideas on how I can better serve you, please contact me. I wish you all the best in continuing to make the world a better place! Have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

Governor’s Project

Lt. Governor Emma Cheng

Every day, the music and the arts play a crucial role in our daily lives. Whether it is the music coming from our headphones or a grand orchestral performance, the music and arts can touch us in the most subtle and powerful of ways. This service year, as appointed by District Governor Domenick Pesce, the Governor’s Project ("Music and Art, Within our Hearts") calls for all the New York District Key Clubs to step up and promote this special initiative. You may be wondering-how exactly should I contribute to this cause? The answer is straightforward. Both fundraising and community service count. Along with the rest of the Governor‟s Project Committee, I have compiled a comprehensive list of service project ideas and organizations specifically geared for this initiative. Perform holiday carols at your local senior center! Host a battle of the bands fundraiser at your school! You can even help out with simple projects like making holiday cards and decorations to donate to your local hospital. Over the next few months, to assist each and every club, the Governor‟s Project Committee will be publishing an official packet of ideas and guidelines for distribution, as well as regularly providing updates on the nydkc.org website. At the conclusion of the service year, the Committee will specially host a video contest to specifically recognize clubs that have recorded their endeavors and critical contributions to the Governor‟s Project. Keep an eye out for more details about the competition! If you have any questions regarding the project or contest, do not hesitate to contact me at emmacheng.ltg@nydkc.org. Remember, without your efforts, Key Club would never be able to reach its ambitious goals and commitment to service!


District Projects Lt. Governor Nick Viviano If you can believe it, the school year is almost halfway done. But, and possibly more importantly, the Key Club year ends in less than four months at the Leadership Training Conference. Even though to some it marks the beginning of a new term or the chance to see the new friends you made from the previous year, the Leadership Training Conference concludes the District‟s chances to complete its goal of $200,000. With less than four months left to complete our goal, every club must make a conscience effort to fundraise for one of the ten charities listed on www.nydkc.org. All ten of these charities help deserving people in need that could benefit from our efforts, especially during this time of year. Whether you aim to stop the spread of neo-natal and maternal tetanus through the Eliminate Project or want to help children living in poverty in the backcountry of the Appalachian Mountains through the Christian Appalachian Project, any and every effort will help. All this month the District Projects committee, including Lieutenant Governors Kelseyliz Habla, Josh Hill, and Stephanie Pena, will be posting advertisements for these charities on the District‟s Facebook page so that you can get a better idea of what these charities do and the people they help in the process. Please take the time to look at the videos. You never know, you might get inspired to help one of them. I urge everyone to reflect on the current situation going on around the world. There are people that are less fortunate than us that need our help. Especially around the holiday season, it is important for people in need to understand that they have not been forgotten and there are people who want to help.

International Projects and Programs Lt.

Governor Sarah Brady

Happy Holidays, Mighty New York District! As the Holiday season is drawing near, it means two things: the first is that many people are in need of both support and just a friendly smile and the second: is that the year is starting to come to an end. The goals of the International Projects are currently far off. (Hopefully the totals will increase with the next MRF and FRF totals calculation) But because we are farther behind than expected for this time of the year that means that we must make a big push to reach our goals. For those of you who are uncertain of the goals there is a chart on the page with the totals and goals for each project. If you went Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF please make sure you fill out a Fundraising Report Form for the money you raised and your Monthly Report Form to report the amount of time you spent fundraising. November was Prematurity Awareness Month, which goes hand in hand with March of Dimes, another one of Key Club International‟s Service Partners. The committee cannot wait to hear about the fun projects you did for that! Children‟s Miracle Network is not known for this time of the year but that does not mean that your club cannot do anything for it. If you have a Children‟s Miracle Network Hospital in your area, we encourage you to do an arts and crafts project, cards, or even hold a fundraiser for Children‟s Miracle Network. Please make sure you like the International Projects and Programs Facebook page! We only have a short amount of time to reach our goals!

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Contact information Domenick Pesce Governor DomenickPesce.gov@nydkc.org Daniel Ivan Lin District Secretary DaneilLin.Sec@nydkc.org Emily Gicewicz District Treasurer emilygicewicz.treas@nydkc.org Yasmine Soliman District Executive Assistant Yasminesoliman.ea@nydkc.org Mr. John Goldstein District Administrator nydkca@frontier.com

West Hempstead had a successful food drive!

Becky Hopkins Lieutenant Governor BeckyHopkins.ltg@nydkc.org Kim Scharoff Kiwanis Committee Representative kscharoff@gmail.com Dr. Steven Perrick LISC Kiwanis Lt. Governor stelewis54@aol.com Rich Santer LISC Service Leadership Chair RS2WDLD@aol.com Dave and Gail Cummo Division 6 Advisors DaveGailC@aol.com Kim Evans Division 6 Executive Assistant kimberlyelizabeth95@gmail.com

MacArthur Key Clubbers walk for Autism!

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