august 2019 brooklyn tech the beaver tree
NOTE FROM THE
BULLETIN EDITOR HEY KEY CLUBBERS! How's everyone's summer been? I hope you guys have been doing well! I've been taking SAT classes, which have been so so boring, but at least I'll be prepared. I'm sure a lot of you have been just as productive, if not more! Summer's a great time to be super productive and get a hold of amazing opportunities!
Busy as we all are, I hope you all have been making time for Key Club events, since we have some amazing stuff going on! I recently went to our BTHS x Stuy Governors Island fundraiser, which was amazing!! Updates on that later, so keep reading!!
YOURS IN SERVICE,
I am so glad I decided to join Key Club alongside my friends. Through this club, Iâ€™ve met a countless amount of new people and have experienced things I never would have before.
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REM EMBER Remember to check your emails and our social media to keep up with our events and updates! Otherwise, you'll miss out on great events and activities. We have a bunch of events, so get your cameras out! You can submit your photos to be featured in the newsletter via our Google photo album. Start submitting articles, too! Watch our member representative videos! Our reps and Visual Media work hard on filming and editing, so please watch them for quick and entertaining updates.
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the place we live in. Here, we give everyone opportunitiesÂ to character,
and have a place to feel included. We're here to make a difference.
change our own way.
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EXECUTIVE BOARD AYAN RAHMAN
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PRESIDENT'S REMARK. I'm really proud of every single one of you for making our club what it is today.
HI BROOKLYN TECH! Wow,
so far, just as I predicted it would be in the last newsletter! officially
about halfway in our fundraising goal ($2488 raised so far!) and our service is looking topnotch. Keep attending events and making a change
communities! It's baffling to me that there remains almost a whole month left
related to supporting
reaches its conclusion.
There is so much left
and so much more.
for us to do, I can't
everything you do, see
much we will get done by the end. I'm really proud of every single one of you for making our club what it is today. Look forward to what the rest of summer
you at the next event!
YOURS IN CARE AND SERVICE AYAN RAHMAN BTHS KEY CLUB PRESIDENT
holds in store! There will
fundraiser event 8
know! We'd love to get
HEY KEY CLUBBERS!
you who have attended the Adventure Island We
appreciate the support! Unfortunately,
Billiards fundraiser we planned
from you guys and what
Thank you to those of
cancelled but I promise
you'd like to see in the future. Also, donâ€™t forget to read emails to get the latest updates!
YOURS IN CARE AND SERVICE ABIGAIL ISAKOV BTHS KEY CLUB TREASURER
it will make a return in the coming months! We
The best way to find
have a lot of fundraising
yourself is to lose
events in the works for
yourself in the service
you all. If you have any
- Mahatma Gandhi
TREASURER'S REMARK. 10
OUR EVENTS july & august
bths x stuy adventures at governors islandl
minoritiesÂ in mental health festival
bths x stuy volunteering at the wyckoff house museum
7.27 7.3 8.3 8.8
chinatown beautification day
wie soup kitchen
packing meal kits with lemontree
"shelter out" caav's aya magazine launch
BTHS X STUY
ADVENTURES AT GOVERNORS ISLAND 14
A DAY AT
GOVERNORS ISLAND without a doubt,
the view of the city from the
my Governors Island experience ferry to getting lost on the island was genuinely one of the most while trying to find the right fun days I've had. From enjoying 15
location, I had an enjoyable time
spending time with my friends
summer, this specific event
I WAS GLAD TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THE CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS
allowed me to take a break from
always offers these experiences
my responsibilities and actually
to me, and I can always enjoy
enjoy my summer.
being with my friends while
mention, I was glad I was able to
giving back and supporting my
to support the Children’s Miracle
community, which is so amazing.
from both Brooklyn Tech and Stuyvesant. Especially since I was busy for the majority of the
Overall, I'll always look back at
HOW MUCH DID WE RAISE?
this event as a day I’ll always
WE RAISED A TOTAL OF $879!
participating in fun activities. Everyone was there to have a great time while supporting a great cause, so it was just an amazing experience. Key Club 16
MINORITIES FESTIVAL DID YOU KNOW? The color of the mental health awarenessÂ ribbon is green.
stories about mental s
With various stations s
around the park, eve had
experiences and stori
share. Each experience
us about how they we The Minorityâ€™s Mental Health Festival
the bottom, but that
event was an awakening experience that
mean they stopped and
brought awareness to the importance of
up. Instead they over
our physical AND mental health. Despite
their issues and used
own personal experienc
educated and shared heartbreaking
educated the youth that
JULY THEME OF THE MONTH
ourselves. We are never alone and have many resources available to us to help us during times in need. All of these storytelling and events happened
afternoon at Rainey Park in Astoria. With the river just yards away and shade above our heads, it was a
perfect place for this event. There
was no city noise interrupting this
important event. Not to mention, we
got free bracelets and pop sockets!
e told to the mean
The lesson we learned? Be aware of others and yourself. And donâ€™t keep anything to yourself because there is always someone there to help you!
LIHUI LI '22
END THE STIG
ummer streets was definitely one of the most unique volunteering
the sheer number of people
experiences I’ve ever had.
participating. It made me feel
volunteering, I was able to
connect with many of my
fellow Key Club members and
one of the most fun I’ve had
be greeted by some of the
in a while since I was even
runners that were passing by
me. It felt great to support
climbing at one of the fun
NYC's initiative to decrease
car usage. It was a really bug
Overall, summer streets was
event, and it surprised me by the sheer number of people
definitely an eye-opening
This experience was definitely one of the most fun I’ve had in a while. 25
experience since it really gave me a reason why I wanted to volunteer and help out the community at the first place.
RICHARD ZHAO '22
his was my first time attending the Fabscrap Volunteer Event,
and I would say it was probably one of the The Brooklyn Army Terminal is humongous most rewarding event Iâ€™ve attended so far in
with many towering buildings, so then I
my years in Key Club. As Project Captain for
became overly concerned whether or not
this event, I had the responsibility to welcome the others can find it. (It was probably and be positive with the rest of the members
because I was anxious.) Anyways, I
attending the event. At first, I was pretty contacted them, and I decided to come concerned whether or not I can arrive on the
downstairs and find them personally
destination on time before the others arrived
because I want to get to know everyone as
because as Project Captain, I would be the one
soon as possible, so we can build a friendly
to guide them if they are lost. Thankfully, I
and positive atmosphere around us so no
arrived the earliest, and managed to find the one feels uncomfortable. Not gonna to lie, I location of the volunteer event, and honestly,Â
was pretty nervous for who I'd see because
it was no easy feat.
Key Club is one the clubs in Brooklyn
Technical High School with the most
members, so we can’t always expect to attend events with our friends, but it also would be an great experience to meet new people, and I’m glad I did. Even though I was a little nervous, it turned out that the other members that attended FABSCRAP Volunteer Event were just people who wanted to offer their time to help their communities, like me. They were all extremely friendly and excited about the event just like I am. We met an intern working at FABSCRAP named Parker, and she was very kind. She gave us simple instructions on how to organize the fabrics that were donated to this nonprofit organization by the
lot of waste and pollution. If done correctly, we can give the unused fabric a second chance by recycling or donating it. To conclude,
FABSCRAP, I’ve learned many things that we don’t realize when we’re shopping for clothes. There are always big piles of clothes that the companies don’t sell. FABSCRAP and their volunteers are able to to so they don’t go to waste. Therefore, I encourage other Key Clubbers to take a step forward, and attend an event that you find interesting like
something new and experience something astounding.
WENDY ZENG '21
fashion industry. We sorted 5 big bags of fabric that came from an huge mountain from the center of the room. This made me realize that when the companies make clothes for its consumers, it results in lots of unused fabric, which is hard to get rid of without producing a
I encourage other Key Clubbers attend an event that you find interesting because you’ll find something new and experience something astounding.
BTHS X STUY VOLUNTEERING
HOUSE MUSEUM 30
a day at the wyckoff house museum.
colonial style 6-room structure that showcased the colonial life. I learned that it's one of the oldest Dutch farmhouses in the U.S., and it was used by the Wyckoff family for 8 generations until 1901. This place is full of history, and it was so fascinating to hear about. We also took a tour of the garden, which provides fresh fruits like raspberries and peaches to theÂ Volunteering at the Wyckoff House Museum was a great experience. I learned the history of the museum and also got to do some gardening. The event started with introductions. I met the manager at Wyckoff, volunteers that helped regularly, and some Key Clubbers from Brooklyn TechÂ
community, which is amazing. (We also spotted small houses for bees!) After the tour, it was time to do some volunteering. We all divided into groups and helped with different tasks like mulching, weeding, and composting. I was in charge of weeding the invasive weeds that grow on raspberry plants.
This place is full of history, and it was so fascinating to hear about. . .and we had a ton of fun weeding and cleaning up the garden together. and Stuyvesant. After getting to know everybody, the manager, Zach, gave us a tour of the Wyckoff House. The house itself was breathtaking! It was a
MEEZAB IFTIKHAR '22
While weeding, I also got to know the volunteers and their experience at the farm, and we had a ton of fun weeding and cleaning up the garden together. 32
fun fact: a group of volunteers built this last year! 35
s a m o h t n e d aj
it allows you to meet people you may not have met otherwise.
At the annual K-family picnic, every Kiwanis
people branch got
from of to
converse, interact, and have fun with people that they may not have met before. Being in Key Club, I donâ€™t really get to interact with counterparts from outside of my division, so meeting
fun games, and they encouraged
them from all over New York State
was extremely interesting. It also
networking. While I was a bit nervous
gave me the opportunity to make
to be in a group with mostly adults,
new friends, which I did! We played
everyone at the event made sure to
FAMILY make us feel welcome, and
some light on what you may
did everything that they
want to do after Key Club.
LTG JADEN THOMAS
experience to remember. The best part of the event
was when I got to bond with
Clubbers from the New York District, as I hadnâ€™t seen them since ICON. We took
spoke for what seemed like hours, and had a great time.
encourage any member of the K-Family to attend this event next year as it allows you to meet people that you may not have met otherwise, and it sheds 38
DAY / AN
DIVISIONAL EVENT WITH
8, 8a, 9, 10 & 11 41
C HINATOW For
Chinatown Beautification Day was great. The people were extremely nice and the workshops taught me a
Chinatown and the portrayal of Asian Americans in the media, which is important to know about. This event was really fulfilling and made me feel good because I was helping out other people. Even while I was sweeping through the streets
encouraged as nearby strangers congratulated us about how we’re doing
community and thanking us for
I WAS ENCOURAGED AS
ABOUT HOW WE'RE
DOING GREAT THINGS
FOR THE COMMUNITY
AND THANKING US FOR
Finally, we finished the day off with a bang as many talented dancers performed our service. I think this is one of the
for us and entertained the
best parts of volunteering, knowing
crowd. Overall, I think that
that you made a difference and
that people are seeing it. After that,
Day was a great success, and
we even got to eat dumplings!
I would love to do it again!
W I E SOUP KITCHEN
by kalden tsangpo AT THE SOUP KITCHEN, I was given a chance to experience giving back to the community. 53
Distributing food might seem like a small and measly task but it is also a process of giving back. Volunteering at the soup kitchen really brightened up my day. The ‘thank you’ and the ‘have a nice
remember this experience and to be thankful and humble for what I have
thank you’ and the ‘have a nice
now. Because I'm more fortunate
day’ remarks had made me
than others, I feel that it's my
admire their gratefulness and
responsibility to help those who need
positivity in the midst of their
it.. This is why I volunteer.
own dilemma. So I thought I had to reciprocate the same positive
One out of eight New Yorkers go hungry every single day. vibes because if they can do it, so can we. It makes me think about how fortunate we are, and I hope that wherever I am, I
Nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers face hunger every year, including one in five New York City children. 54
only prepare t
that the custom the customers
food after they shipment.
To make prep and
organized, Lem the
At the end of the day, I learned the importance of adding a pinch of love to make the meal kits extra special.
uses an assem
each station hold
item, and simply have the p
station drop in the ingredient
stations might have different s
8 or 16 oz of pasta) to accomm
itâ€™s Wendy again! This time, our
customerâ€™s needs. Most of the
fellow Key Clubbers, Kalden,
ingredients are put into Ziplock
Daniel, and I are working with
bags to keep them clean, except
Lemontree to pack meal kits for
for items like lemons or onions.
families in need for food. Unlike
Not only that, Lemontree also
a similar event called Village
provides volunteers gloves and
Temple Soup Kitchen that I
hair nets for hygienic purposes,
attended during previous years
and reinforces their idea multiple
where they pre-make the food
times to only use their best quality
before handing them out to the
items, which clearly demonstrates
that customers can definitely put
Custo definit their t Lemon
tree operates in a er because they the ingredients
mers order, and
meal packing with lemontree
cook their own
ey received the
montree divides into
mbly line, where
lds a different i
person at each
ts the customer
sizes of food (ex.
mers can tely put rust in ntree Wendy Zeng
their trust in Lemontree because they’re able to receive high quality ingredients with low costs from people who care about their wellbeing. Also, I want to mention that I met a lot of new people that I’ve taken a liking to, even though we've only met for two hours. If you don’t know me, I’m pretty shy when greeting strangers, but I guess that’s everyone, too, not just me right? Anyhow, our conversations weren't awkward
at all. Even if the conversation stopped, there’s always a new idea that suddenly pops up in your head. (If someone becomes close friends with me, I’m extremely talkative, so be prepared!) I can assure you that everyone is friendly and very kind. If you ever need help, there’s Austin and Rafaella, the leaders at Lemontree, who are always willing to help you.
MELTING POT august theme
of the lives of immigrants in
AT THE LAUNCH, The zine featured insight from people within the communities of Chinatown and Queensbridge on topics
encompasses insights from the communities of Chinatown and Queensbridge, including personal
New York. We learned about tenants' rights, experiences of immigrants currently residing in New York, and expanded on the process of gentrification. The CAAAV Youth Initiative had even created a magazine, filled with interviews, poems, and
experiences of residents living in
Come pick up some magazines
at CAAV's office to support their
zine and their cause!
Asian Youth in Action (AYA) fights
systemic violence by elevating youth
organizing efforts with CAAAVâ€™s Chinatown Tenants Union and NYCHA Organizing Project.
We learned about tenants' rights, experiences of immigrants currently residing in New York.
The CAAAV event was so inspiring and gave me a really good sense
COOKING WORKSHOP WITH EMMA'S TORCH LEARNING HOW TO COOK DISHES FROM REUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS FROM DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS
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SERVICE HOUR UPDATE Service is the most important part of Key Club!
Without you guys, many city wide functions would not occur as smoothly, many people wouldn't get their meals on time at soup kitchens, and our school would crumble down at our big events. Our simple acts of kindness go such a long way and so with this sentiment in mind, we want to inspire all of us to shoot for the stars this year and provide as much service as possible. Our service hour goal this year is 15,000 hours!
We are halfway there with our fundraising goal! Thank you guys for attending all our fundraisers and making them such a great success! We really appreciate it, and so do the nonprofit organizations we donate to. Please continue to support us! 66
WE ARE DIVISION 9 with lieutenant governor jaden thomas
The latest news about our division!
HEY BROOKLYN TECH KEY CLUB! I’m really happy with our division’s service and fundraising efforts, and I hope that we can push even farther during the school year! On August 24th, we have a pool divisional at Mr. Gioia’s house, and I'd really like you all to attend! Also, I have decided to set division goals for this year, which will be $10,000 for fundraising, and 20,000 hours for service! Hopefully, we can reach those goals by the end of this service year! For those who are interested in running for higher office, now is the time to research those positions, and ask questions!
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FUNDRAISING GOAL $200,000 • 25% raised SERVICE HOUR GOAL 120,000 hours • 17% completed HAND IN HAND PEN PAL PROGRAM One thing our amazing Trustee Irin just released is a pen pal program to connect us with other Key Clubbers from another district within our Pacific New Atlantic sistrict group!
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SQUADS ABROAD Squads Abroad is a Key Club partner, and their global education squads improve education in places like Morocco, Honduras and the Mayan highlands of Guatemala by improving infrastructure in under-resourced schools. Volunteers can provide much-needed classroom support for local teachers by participating in projects such as building and bettering libraries, updating classes with new shelves, chairs/tables, and bulletins and constructing fences around schools to improve safety
#MIRACLETREATDAY On July 25, the 2019-20 Key Club International Council supported the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals by simply enjoying some Blizzards from Dairy Queen! That day, Dairy Queen donated $1 for every Blizzard purchased. Since 1984, the Dairy Queen® system has raised nearly $150 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through fundraising efforts including Miracle Treat Day, the Miracle Balloon campaign and other local initiatives.
LEGACY SUMMIT Key Club members from Wisconsin's Beaver Dam High School attended the first Legacy Summit, sponsored by Thirst Project. At the summit, held in Los Angeles, 150 students from around the country learned how to spread the word about the global water crisis.
INTERNATIONAL BOARD PRESIDENT K'lena Schnack • intro VICE PRESIDENT Kaitlin Cerillo • intro TRUSTEES Caroline Bushnell, Alexander Drahos, Riley Feng, Alexis Henry,
Aminhan Lobster, Conrad Nguyen, Brandon Orick, Indigo Parlin, Hannah Povroznick, Irin Shim and Rachel Zang
OUR TRUSTEE Irin Shim • intro 72
DISTRICT B EXTERNAL E.A.
High School for Math, Science & Engineering
High School for Math,
Brooklyn Technical High
Science & Engineering
caring; our way of life.
OARD. DISTRICT GOVERNOR Camille Brock
Candor Junior Senior High School
Anthony Lim Bronx Science High School
WEBMASTER Ramisa Azad LaGuardia High School
special thanks to Chinatown Youth Initiatives, Wendy Zeng and you!
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OUR ADVISORS MS. MCKINNON, MS. MULTARI AND MR. MORGAN
THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL LEADERSHIP TODAY IS INFLUENCE, NOT AUTHORITY.
THE KEY CLUB PLEDGE
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your local editor is back with another newsletter, and its better than ever! hold on, what?! penpals?! visual media applications?! awesome e...
Published on Aug 15, 2019
your local editor is back with another newsletter, and its better than ever! hold on, what?! penpals?! visual media applications?! awesome e...