Catherine’s Corner November 2016 Volume I Issue I James Caldwell – Livingston – Montclair – Mt. St. Dominic – West Essex
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Message From Your LTG
Letter of Introduction
Divisional Event Recap
NJ District Project: Hunger in NJ
November Advocacy Focus: Adopt a Soldier
Hi Key Clubbers of Division 19!
MESSAGE FROM YOUR LTG
Itâ€™s very nice to meet you all! I will be the Lieutenant Governor of Division 19 for the rest of the service year! There are only a few more months left until District Convention, so I canâ€™t wait to work with all my clubs to reach the service goals of this year and spend time volunteering at your events! My letter of introduction is included in this newsletter, where you can get to know me a little better. Feel free to contact me via email, text, or social media with any questions or concerns! Yours in Caring and Service, LTG Catherine Yu
LETTER OF INTRODUCTION
Dear New Jersey District of Key Club International, I am excited to announce that I, Catherine Yu, a junior at Livingston High School, will proudly serve as the Lieutenant Governor of Division 19 for the remainder of the 2016-2017 service year. Here are a few things about me: I Joined Key Club as a freshman at club fair without really knowing what this was all about, but it soon made a lasting impact on my life! I was Webmaster of Livingston High School Key Club as a sophomore, and I recently served as Co-Vice President I am also a member of FBLA, Math Team, Science Olympiad, French National Honor Society, and Varsity Fencing Here are a few goals I have so we can finish off the service year strong: Have all dues paid on time Have all officers trained before January 2017 Get to know officers and Key Club members in Division 19 Strengthen communications within Division 19 Hold divisional events so Key Clubbers in our division will get to know each other better I look forward to helping even more people join in with the spirit of service that is so important to the foundation of Key Club. Feel free to contact me via call, text, or email if you have any questions, concerns, or comments. Let’s finish the service year with a bang! Page 4
DIVISIONAL EVENT RECAP
Thanks to everyone who attended the Hungry Halloween Field Day at Millburn High School on October 30th! Although I was not Lieutenant Governor at this event, I did attend with a team from my high school. I had a great time playing field games with my friends and competing with teams from other Key Clubs. We successfully collected food and contributed funds towards the District Project, and we also had fun while meeting other Key Clubbers who also wanted to make a difference in the world! Thanks to Abi and Ben for organizing such a great event!
Key Leader is a great weekend for making friends and improving your leadership skills. You can also meet Key Clubbers from all over the state, and non-Key Clubbers are also invited, so you should tell all your friends about it too! Although registration may be too late for this yearâ€™s Key Leader, definitely make sure to be on the lookout for next yearâ€™s Key Leader!
The LTG Elections for Division 19 will be held on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30 PM in James Caldwell High School. The snow date will be February 1st. Each schoolâ€™s club should send at least two officers as voting delegates. Your club must be in good standing, meaning that you have turned in dues and received confirmation from International that they have been processed. The Presidents and Vice Presidents must attend! If you are unable to attend, please contact me and make sure another officer is able to go in your place. If you or someone you know is interested in running for lieutenant governor, please let me know! Contact me via email or text if you have any questions about the position or the election process. Page 7
The dues deadline is December 1st, meaning that you should have sent them in to Key Club International by now! It takes about two weeks for International to process everything. In order to vote at the Lieutenant Governor elections, your dues must have been processed. If you have any questions about submitting dues or whether your club has sent them out, please let me know.
Divisional Council Meetings (DCMs) will be held once a month for the rest of the service year so I can meet with you all and catch up on what has been going on with your club. I will also give you updates from the District at these meetings for you to communicate to your clubs. The location will most likely always be at the Panera in West Caldwell (804 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell, NJ 07006). My first DCM will be at 7 PM on December 6th. I hope that as many officers as possible will be present!
Officer Training Conferences (OTCs) are when officers meet with their respective LTG to learn about their position and acquire knowledge to have a successful service year. All positions must be trained (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Editor, Webmaster). I will be holding a joint OTC at my first DCM on December 6th (see previous page for more details). If you cannot make it to the DCM/OTC, I will be visiting your club within the next two months and I will be able to train you then as well.
DCON is an amazing weekend where you get to meet new people, reflect on your activities throughout the past service year! During this weekend you will be able to experience caucusing of District executive positions candidates and candidates running for International Positions.
We will be able to listen to great keynote speakers and attend informational workshops that will help you expand your knowledge about Key Club. It would be ideal to have at least two representatives in attendance from each club so that you have a say in terms of voting for new executive board members and so that you relay information that you have learned throughout the weekend that may be useful in bettering your club. Page 11
DISTRICT PROJECT: HUNGER IN NJ
This year, the District Board has chosen to work with the NJ Federation of Food Banks for a second year under the title of Hunger in NJ. The holiday season is coming up soon and we should all be holding food drives and fundraisers to help out!
The District has created three main goals for us to achieve this year: 1) $60,000 in monetary donations 2) 56,000 lbs. of canned goods 3) 10,000 service hours With your hard work and dedication, we should be able to reach our goal in no time! Here is our progress so far: 1) $15,281.23 in monetary donations 2) 15,564.7 lbs. of canned goods 3) 7670.5 service hours
This monthâ€™s November Advocacy Focus is Adopt a Soldier, an organization that allows you to send letters and care packages to soldiers.
ADOPT A SOLDIER
Club Monthly Report Forms (CMRFs) are due every 7th of the month! The November CMRF is due on December 7th. It is very important to fill out these forms so that the District can acknowledge your efforts towards the District Project and see what your club has contributed. The club secretary should be submitting these every month. They can be helped by the other members of the board as well.
Our International Programs service partners include UNICEF, March of Dimes, Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network, and the Thirst Project. Key Club works with these outside organizations other than our Advocacy focus partners and District Project to provide access to multiple organizations for Key Clubbers to support. More information will be sent out soon about what our service partners do and how you can help!
Dues: December 1st Key Leader: December 2nd – 4th IMPORTANT DATES
November CMRF: December 7th (CMRFs are always due the 7th of the month after!) District Convention: March 31st – April 2nd
Governor Luke McGeown email@example.com (908)458-3587 Secretary Meghan Nevola firstname.lastname@example.org (973)908-5118
Treasurer Ciara Clarkin email@example.com (973)756-7025
Editor Julien Rosenbloom firstname.lastname@example.org (908)617-0349
Webmaster Akshaya Dinesh email@example.com (973)934-6902 Lieutenant Governor of Division 19 Catherine Yu firstname.lastname@example.org (973)901-3688