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President: Angela Lee Hi! My name is Angela and I will be serving as your President for the 2018-2019 service year. I love Key Club with all my heart because it allows students like us to be more involved in giving back and making a difference in our community! It has tremendously improved my high school experience by giving me a reason to smile and care more about our surroundings. If you have any questions or concerns or just need someone to talk to, feel free to contact me at any time! 2

Vice President: Crystal Ngo

Hi!! My name is Crystal Ngo and I will be serving as your 2018-2019 Vice President!! As your Vice President I will fulfill my duties to the best of my abilities. Key Club to me mean family and I hope it’ll someday mean the same to you. Key Club cannot exist without members, so in my heart members will always be #1. Although I may not look approachable I would love for you to 3 come and say hi!

Outer Secretary: Alexandria Francois Hi Key Club!! My name is Alexandria Francois and I am your Outer Secretary for the 2018-2019 service year. Key Club has allowed me to have amazing experiences while meeting great people along the way. Throughout my time in Key Club I have found a new love for volunteering and giving back to the community. Key Club to me means serving your community while being apart of big, loving family! If you have any questions about Key Club or just someone to talk to, I’m always available!


Inner Secretary: Jinmei Pan

Hiii! I'm Jinmei, and I'll be your inner secretary for the 2018-2019 service year! Key club is something that has changed my high school experience by so much so far. I have made so many new friends while giving back and helping out the community. It has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and do things that I didn't think I ever would do. I really hope key club ends up being special to you just like it is for me. I also can't wait to meet and get to 5 know all of you guys better this year!

Treasurer: Laila Siddiqui I’m Laila Siddiqui, your treasurer for the 2018-2019 board. The truth is, when I was a freshman I didn’t give key club a shot, but then I came back and realized I should’ve never left.Key Club is more than a fancy looking extracurricular on your transcript. It consists of courageous people who aren’t afraid to make differences, and most importantly, it’s a family. My goals are to safeguard all of the club’s finances and to come up with more ways we can raise money. Thank you for choosing me to be your treasurer, it means more than you could ever imagine. 6

Bulletin Editor: Vicky Hu

I’m Vicky Hu, your bulletin editor for 2018-2019. I’m a new student at Cardozo, and my first impression of this school was “damn, this place is huge.” However, once I joined Key Club I felt so welcomed and like I was right where I belonged, and through this club I met so many wonderful people and gained valuable experiences. I am thankful for this opportunity and will do my utmost best to help Key Club reach its highest potential and it all starts with YOU! 7

Webmaster: Pavan Preenja Hey guys, my name's Pavan! I'm your 2018-2019 Webmaster. Graphic designing and technology happen to fall in my interests so this job is easy and enjoyable for me. I'm very committed to what I do with Key Club. Community service is not a commitment to Key Club. It’s a commitment to yourself. It’s doing more than what is required of you even if it means going out of your way. Key Club was just another way to rediscover the good in me. We do a lot for others in Key Club, but we also do much for ourselves. We learn traits. Positive traits. Traits that will shape us into the people we are. These traits will always be with us at heart, thanks to the Key Club way of caring. I hope to accomplish as much as possible with my term. I have high hopes for my position on the board. I will do everything in my power to make Key Club enjoyable for members and board members. Key Club isn’t just a club. It’s a way of life.


Committee Head:

Mattheaw Lim

Hey!! My name is Mattheaw, I’m the new committee head for 2018-2019. I joined key club because of this small girl I met at the club fair who told me to join so I did, and I never regretted it. Key club made me who I am now. I used to be very quiet person but everything change when I met the people in key club. They’re fun, loud, and very excited people. So because of them, I’ve become a loud and talkative person. If you need anyone to talk to I’m here for you! Goals I want to accomplish this year is to win many awards and make sure that you guys have fun events that you will always 9 remember. I can’t wait to see you guys!!!!!!

Committee Head:

Michele Wu Hey guys! I’m Michele, your past Bulletin Editor. This service year I’ll be serving as one your Committee Heads. I’m super excited to be doing all that I can to work with the new board in bringing you all more fun-draising (hah get it?) events this year! Joining Key Club is an amazing way for high school students to make memories and experience serving, working to improve our community little by little whilst also allowing for students to make a lifelong family. I’ll be working with my fellow Committee Head, Mattheaw, in leading our Committee Board. We’ll be coming up with new and improved fundraising events, as well as continuing our tried and loved, classic fundraising events! We will also be focusing on Cardozo Key Club’s awards, awards that we enter in New York Key Club’s annual competitions at LTC. Our goal is to create the events that MEMBERS want, memorable, fun, and eventful fundraisers where you can have fun with your friends, meet new ones, and raise money for amazing charities. I hope to see you all at events, get to know you, and help create events that YOU WANT to attend!


Member of the Month: Darren Chen

My experience with Key Club is marvelous. I really enjoy participating in events, no matter if they are walks, fundraisers, or volunteer work. Key Club allows me to help the community of NYC by raising awareness. Key Club also gives me the opportunity to meet new people from different Key Clubs within New York and from my school. I'm able to reconnect with old friends and meet some outstanding people. Joining Key Club gave me the chance to meet many amazing people and also memories that will last a lifetime! 11

Purplestride is a walk for pancreatic cancer that I volunteered for.. I got to help out people and it was a good experience overall for me. My friends invited me to come, but I also made new friends and got a lot of support from the runners. Herrick (Yuk Hang) Kam, Key Club Member


This event was to support pancreatic cancer and it was honestly just very empowering. I felt connected to everyone and I definitely met some new people. I got to connect with some Key Clubber that I didn't even know. It was nice to be able to have one on one conversations unlike our weekly meetings which are just very generalized. Everyone walked with a cause and we just helped to bring more joy to everyone who is supporting this amazing cause. I attended this event because I've never been to it and it sounded pretty interesting. I was hoping to gain knowledge from this experience. Crystal Ngo, Vice President


By attending this event,I was able to learn more information about pancreatic cancer and able to assist others. I wanted to learn more about pancreatic cancer and help others in need. I was able to meet a few people who had pancreatic cancer and survived, as well as get to know some other members better. They gave us free food and shirts and treated the volunteers really well. Kimberly Legaspi, Club Member

I liked this event because we can support the people who have this pancreatic cancer. I attended Purplestride so that we can spread awareness for this cancer and let people know about this. It was a fun event and I liked helping the people there. I didn’t met new people but I saw some of the people there who had fun at that event. Mattheaw Lim, Committee Head


It’s My Park Day


Do you like when your park look clean and fresh? Does it make you feel happy when you see flowers around the park during spring? Have you ever wondered who cleans the park or who plants the flowers in the park? In the event, “It’s My Park Day,” we volunteered at the Springfield Park. Volunteering is how I learned more about my community and humanity once I stepped outside my classroom. If we don’t work hard for our own community, who is going to help and how would our surroundings be clean and attractive? I feel very fortunate and satisfied that I had the opportunity to give back to the community. Now, I feel like I am not a selfish person who just gets benefit from the community and does not give anything back to it. As my community is benefiting me in many ways, I am also helping my community back. “It’s My Park Day” offers opportunities to give back by cleaning, painting, weeding, planting, and more. We worked hard to clean up the garden and plant some flowers. But our hard work was worth it because when we finished, the whole park looked way more beautiful than what we saw when we first went there. This was a new experience for me because I have never really worked that hard for my community before. I also met some new interesting, smart and friendly people there. There was students from different high schools such as Francis Lewis High School, QHSS high school, Thomas A Edison High School. While working with different groups of people, I find that they have information and ways of looking at the world that can broaden my horizons. The warm weather made this event way more fun. Everyone worked cooperatively and friendly. It’s eye opening to realize that doing even small things can have a big impact on others.

Maria Sultana, Key Club member


During the event, It’s My Park Day, we cleaned up gardens and planted flowers. What I liked about this event is that everyone was really nice, and I got to do it with my friends and the overall surrounding was very relaxing. I attended the event because I love nature and I had hoped to beautify the park that I’ve loved since I was little. I wouldn’t change how the event went, everything was very organized. Take care of your planet !! Laila Siddiqui, Treasurer

I liked It’s My Park Day because it was very hands on. I liked how I was able to play a physical part in helping the park by raking and digging. I attended this event to have fun and to help the park out by planting the flowers. One change that I would like to see made is to have clearer instructions from the park staff so we don't waste time raking and digging up a place that wasn't meant for planting. I was able to get to know a lot of the members better, including Laila and Rhea better. Darren Chen, Key Club Member


Walk for Kid’s Growth 4.8k


Because of this event, I was able to grow closer with my board and club members from other schools. Attending events is always a bonding experience because we get to spend the whole day talking while volunteering together. After the walk, everyone returned to the starting point for food and refreshments. It was nice to be able to sit together after a tiring walk to reflect on our day and make new memories. Angela Lee, President



On March 29th, Cardozo Key Club attended a walk named March of Dimes. March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization that raises money to prevent premature births and birth defects. Although March of Dimes was a fairly long walk, I had a great time at the event. Being able to walk with so many people supporting the same cause was absolutely amazing. I was surrounded by mothers, families, couples etc. that all had a different story/ experience with premature births and/or birth defects. Even though I didn’t have a personal experience concerning March of Dimes, listening to countless stories while doing this walk made me feel like I was actually making a difference. After March of Dimes, I learned that you don’t have to have a personal connection to a particular cause in order to raise awareness for it. March of Dimes gave me a opportunity to walk for a great cause and to interact with so many amazing people. Alexandria Francois, Outer Secretary


BOARD 2018-2019 President : Angela Lee (631) 552-7860 Vice President : Crystal Ngo (646) 725-8883 Outer Secretary : Alexandria Francois (917) 858-5746 Inner Secretary : Jin Mei Pan (929) 397-1124

Treasurer : Laila Siddiqui (917) 214-6655 Bulletin Editor : Vicky Hu (732) 600-1055 Webmaster : Pavan Preenja (917) 957-4761

Committee Heads : Mattheaw Lim & Michele Wu (347) 551-8663//(718) 775-7664

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