CAL-NEV-HA KIWIN’S 32nd DISTRICT OF KEY CLUB INTERNATIONAL
SECRETARY SANDWICH MAY 2015: BLT EDITION MONTHLY UPDATES FROM TIFFANY NGUYEN 1
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TABLE OF CONTENTS SEE YOU LATER FROM SYLVIA . . . 4 TASTING WITH TIFF . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 MAY BOARD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 ANNOUNCEMENTS. . . . . . . . . . . 10 COMING SOON . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 TIPS AND TRICKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 3
SEE YOU LATER W/ SYLVIA Greetings new secretaries! In April, I was officially retired from my position and was crowned the IP District Secretary for this past year. It was an extremely quick ride, one willed with new relationships and oncein-a-lifetime experiences. KIWN’S is an organization that I can say in one word is unique; really, if you never knew why a bunch of spirited high school kids were screaming and chanting because of this contagious passion, you would think that KIWIN’S was just a group of crazy people. But we know that it’s because we just love this organization so much because it allows service to be exciting, and we’re so thankful for the friendships and opportunities involved. It was truly a pleasure to serve you all under the District Board All-Stars, who were such a funpacked and strong group of individuals, as well as the loving Kiwanis advisors who supported everything we do. I was so blessed to have these people in my life because I wouldn’t have been able to do anything without them. I would also like to thank the members for giving me this opportunity and allowing me to be awarded “Board Member of the Year” at District Convention. To those who have just started in the KIWIN’S experience, here are some lessons learned: 1) In everything you do, even when it’s helping other people, never do it for yourself. When your heart goes out to the strangers who surround you, the fulfillment just comes naturally. 2) Never lose hold of amazing opportunities, even when you feel that there is no hope; you 4 never really know unless you try, and doing so opens your eyes to the unseen potential people can have. 3) Believe in yourself
and other people. When you don’t believe in yourself but others do, it automatically fills up the lack of the confidence; same vice versa. 4) Don’t be a part of something unless you really love it. Even if you work really hard in the things you lack interest in, your heart will feel incomplete without the passion. It should never be for any other reason but because you love what you do. 5) Learn how to get back on your feet in the hardest of times, and make sure you never avoid it because overcoming it only makes you stronger and more knowledgeable. As for me, now that I’m just an old IP dsec, I’m scrolling through Facebook and crying because I saw pictures of the new District Board at May Board and they made me so happy. I’m kidding, but I love the new board so much and I’m so excited to see what Tiffany has in store for you guys. She has this crazy, genuine love for MRFs so I know that when she teaches you all how to complete them, she’ll be doing it with heart eyes and a voice of pure excitement. Last notes: remember to never procrastinate on your MRFs and always ask questions. Strive to become a distinguished secretary and put your best effort in everything you do. Simply be the best secretary you can be! Anyways, as we are entering into a completely new KIWIN’S year, I wish the best for this term!
Signing off, Sylvia Kwon 2014-2015 Immediate Past Cal-Nev-Ha KIWIN’S District Secretary 5
TASTING WITH TIFF Hello, my lovelies! Your 2015-2016 District Secretary here, at your service! My name is Tiffany D. Nguyen, and I am an upcoming senior at La Quinta High School, Jet Division! I am the IP Corresponding Secretary for LQ KIWIN’S and was recognized as First Place Distinguished Club Secretarial Team (omg such a mouthful) at DCON 2015, so you can trust me with any and all secretarial duties!! Some of my favorite things about being a KIWIN’S secretary include THE BEAUTIFUL MONTHLY REPORT FORMS (MRFs) THAT I AM BLESSED TO WORK WITH as well as my spicy meeting minutes! District Board honestly has so much in store and everyone is truly motivated to make this an amazing year. I am so pumped to work with you all this term, and be ready to TASTE A DIFFERENT SANDWICH EACH MONTH!! Any recipes would be greatly appreciated because apparently not everyone eats Nutella and Honey Nut Cheerio sandwiches?? xD Yours in Service, 6 Tiffany Nguyen 2015-2016 Cal-Nev-Ha KIWIN’S District Secretary
from left to right: [executive board]
Andrea Hu, Kathy Bui, Tiffany Nguyen, Jade Wong
hello secretaries this is me
MAY BOARD MEET YOUR DISTRICT BOARD
seated: executive standing: lieutenant governors and appointed
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM:
ANTHONY OREJANA, DIAMOND LTG ELISE UMETSU, TURQUOISE LTG DANILENE PRODON, EMERALD LTG KEVIN SON, TECH CHAIR CHARISSA NGUYEN, DCON CHAIR GRISEL MEZA, RUBY LTG SOPHIA UEMURA, GOLDSTONE CAROLYN LE, K-FAM CHAIR MICHAEL TRAN, AWARDS CHAIR LTG SENA JI, CRYSTAL LTG NICOLETTE CRUZ, JADE LTG ANDREA HU, BULLETIN EDITOR MEGHAN HERNANDEZ, MEMBER KATHY BUI, TREASURER D/G CHAIR JADE WONG, GOVERNOR REBA MATHEW, SAPPHIRE LTG 8 TIFFANY NGUYEN, SECRETARY RICHIE CHU, JET LTG
MAY BOARD GOALS TO REACH BY END OF YEAR
1. 2600 PAID MEMBERS 2. 53 CLUBS IN DISTRICT 3. $14,000 RAISED FOR PTP 4. 600 ATTENDEES AT DCON 5. AVE. 20 HOURS/MEMBER INCREASE AND MAINTAIN MEMBERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION WORK WITH ALL BRANCHES OF THE KIWANIS FAMILY EMPHASIZE PROJECT ELIMINATE, LIVE2LEARN, PTP, KEY LEADER, AND PREFERRED CHARITIES IMPROVE MEMBER AND CLUB RECOGNITION IMPROVE RELATIONS BY BUILDING PERSONAL 9 CONNECTIONS WITH MEMBERS
ANNOUNCEMENTS A NEW MRF IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION! UNTIL I RELEASE IT, PLEASE KEEP USING THE OLD TEMPLATE! REFER TO SYLVIA’S TUTORIALS OR ASK ME IF YOU NEED ANY HELP! GOOD JOB TURNING IN YOUR MRFS, KEEP IT UP!
ELIMINATE PROJECT ELIMINATE WEEK FUNDRAISING
TOTAL: $5,270.16 S-U-P-E-R, SUPER STAR IS WHAT YOU ARE!! 10
FILL OUT AS MUCH INFORMATION AS YOU CAN ON THE MRF, EVEN DURING THE SUMMER! TRY TO KEEP HOLDING EVENTS AND FUNDRAISERS TO KEEP YOUR MEMBERS PUMPED UP!
COMING SOON SUN MON TUES 1
WED THURS 3
SAT 6 SAT TESTING
JADE SENIOR NIGHT
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
28 DIAMOND11 OTC
30 LAST DAY OF ICON
24 FIRST DAY OF ICON
JADE DCM & OTC
27 JADE BANQUET
* updated as of 6/2/15 * contact LTGs about their respective divisional events! * [woohoo summer party time]
TIPS AND TRICKS KEEP AN ACCURATE RECORD OF WHAT YOUR CLUB IS DOING. YOU’RE GOING TO NEED TO KNOW THE WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, AND WHY FOR EVERYTHING FROM MEETINGS TO SERVICE EVENTS. TAKE NOTES AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN!! PLEASE TITLE YOUR MRF FILES “SCHOOL NAME KIWIN’S 2015-2016 MRF”, SUCH AS “LA QUINTA HIGH SCHOOL KIWIN’S 2015-2016 MRF”!
GET FAMILIAR WITH GOOGLE SHEETS OR EXCEL SPREADSHEETS! THERE ARE PLENTY OF HANDY FORMULAS TO USE, EXPLORE THE OPTIONS OR STICK WITH THE BASIC ROSTER AND 12 HOUR LOG!
MAINTAIN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR EXEC BOARD, FACULTY ADVISOR(S), AND LTG! THESE PEOPLE WILL BE YOUR POINTS OF CONTACT AND REFERENCES/BACK-UP FOR ANYTHING YOU NEED.
TIPS AND TRICKS MAJOR EMPHASIS (LIVE2LEARN): PROMOTE CHILDREN’S EDUCATION AND GROWING TOGETHER (EX. BOOK DRIVES, CHILDREN’S ARTS) MINOR EMPHASIS (PEDIATRIC TRAUMA PROGRAM): PREVENT PEDIATRIC TRAUMA AND INJURY (EX. CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK) DISTRICT PROJECT (PROJECT ELIMINATE): HELP ERADICATE MATERNAL NEONATAL TETANUS (EX. ELIMINATE CONCERT) K-FAMILY @ KIWIN’S: EVENTS WE HOST THAT ARE ATTENDED BY KIWANIS FAMILY ORGANIZATIONS (EX. FALL RALLY) KIWIN’S @ K-FAMILY: EVENTS WE ATTEND THAT ARE HOSTED BY KIWANIS FAMILY ORGANIZATIONS (EX. ROSE FLOAT DECORATING)
CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS MARCH OF DIMES (MARCH FOR BABIES) 13 UNICEF (TRICK OR TREAT FOR UNICEF, PROJ. ELIMINATE)
THANK YOU FOR READING, PLEASE ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR DAY!!
BLT INGREDIENTS: BACON LETTUCE TOMATO
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TIFFANY NGUYEN 2015-2016 DISTRICT SECRETARY
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