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The Key to 1B

Volume I, Issue 1| April 2013

Absegami | ACIT | Atlantic Christian | Cedar Creek | Egg Harbor Twp | Pleasantville

The Official Newsletter of Division 1B of the New Jersey District of Key Club International

DCON Recap THE KEY TO 1B | APRIL 2013 | VOLUME I ISSUE I |PAGE 1


Table of Contents 3636 WOODVIEW TRACE INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46268 USA 317-875-8755 • US & CANADA; 800-KIWANIS

Page 3: Letter of Introduction from your LTG Pages 4-6: Meet the Executive Board

Congratulations to Cedar Creek for getting the Early Bird Dues Award!

Page 7: Regional Training

QUICK REMINDERS

Conference Pages 8-11: District Convention Recap Page 12: International

CMRFs are due the 10th of each month to Zone Administrator, LTG, District Secretary & Kiwanis Advisor.

Spring RTC for the South is May 11th at Cedar Creek High School

If you would like to attend ICON please read about it on page 12 and contact me ASAP

A Presidents’ Council Meeting (PCM) and Officer Training Conference (OTC ) will be held very soon, but in the mean time email me with any questions you have!

Join the D1B Facebook page!

Convention Page 13: Contact Information

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Letter of Introduction Cynthia Thurairajah | Lieutenant Governor Division 1B | cynthia.ltg1b@gmail.com | (609) 440 - 3366

Dear Division 1B, New Jersey District Board, and Kiwanis Committee, My name is Cynthia Thurairajah and I’m a junior at Egg Harbor Township High School. I’m honored and excited to serve as the Lieutenant Governor of Division 1B. This year Key Club has not only given me the chance to lead an amazing group of students to become leaders, but it has also given me chances to explore the state and meet so many new people. My freshman year I became a committee chair for the International Partners committee and sophomore year I was elected to be the recording secretary. The best thing Key Club has given me is the chance to be loud and outgoing, because you have to show your love for this great organization to win the spirit stick! To me, Key Club isn’t just about the service or keeping track of hours, but it is about all the memories you make while serving others. The greatest thing about Key Club is that there are so many events that allow you to socialize and still make a difference in lives all around the world. The Lieutenant Governors before me have helped shape my goals for this service year. My main goal is to bring the division closer together through divisional projects and more president council meetings. My other goal is to strengthen the K-family by building up the other branches such as K-kids and Builders Club. For those of you who are new to Key Club, the Lieutenant Governor is responsible for training the officers, holding president council meetings, communicating information from the division to the district, helping to answer questions, building new clubs, and holding divisional events. By visiting with each club, I hope to know all the officers and assist them in any way I can. Thank you for allowing me to help lead this division to greater heights and I look forward to working with everyone! If you have any questions feel free to text, call, or email me.

Yours in Caring and Service, Cynthia Thurairajah Lieutenant Governor of Division 1B New Jersey District of Key Club International Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

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MEET THE EXEC International Trustee— Colten Meisner Colten is one of the International Trustees who serves as a liaison to the three districts of New Jersey, Georgia and Indiana. Colten is from Fort Worth, Texas and is a philanthropist, future journalist, news junkie, and horror movie fanatic. If you are one of the many Key Clubbers excited for ICON, you will get meet Colten as well a thousands of Key Clubbers around the world. Although he lives thousands of miles away, he loves to live Jersey Fresh!

New Jersey District Governor—Ryan Clarkin Ryan Clarkin went through campaigning and a debate in front of hundreds at District Convention and has been elected as the 2013-2014 District Governor. His plans this year are to break down the walls between club and division to help unify the mighty New Jersey District. He also will be calling all the LTGS to see club progress. Ryan served on the 2011-2012 District Board and last year he was a very active general member. A huge congratulations to Ryan on his victory at DCON!

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CUTIVE BOARD New Jersey District Secretary—Kelly Tran For many of you, Kelly Tran isn’t a new face. She served as the Lieutenant Governor of our division last service year and after a great campaign that I got to be a part of, she was elected as our District Secretary. As club secretaries turn in their report forms, Kelly complies them and lets the division know about their progress. Kelly’s plans for the year include a new Facebook page for secretaries as well as breaking down barriers between club and district. Congratulations, Kelly!

New Jersey District Editor—Pak Chau Just like Kelly and I, Pak is another District Board member from Egg Harbor Township. His obsession with newsletters as club editor helped to secure votes as the campaign continued. His plans include helping the clubs with newsletters as well as creating online archives for pictures and tutorials. If you want to improve your closet with Key Club attire, Pak has come up with the idea of a New Jersey District clothing catalog. Keep your eyes peeled for Pak’s ideas and designed filled Jersey Key. Congratulations, Pak!

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MEET THE EXECUTIVE BOARD District Treasurer—Penny Xu Our newly elected District Treasurer is from Parsippany Hills High School and is part of many clubs. Her goal this year is to be a T.E.A.M because Together, Everyone Accomplishes More. Her goals for the upcoming service year include increasing the Early Bird Award recipients, increasing attendance and fundraising at Fall Rally and DCON, and to help the secretaries out, Penny also plans on making a tutorial video to the new Membership Update Center. Congratulations, Penny!

District Webmaster—Yuya Ong Although District Webmaster is an appointed position and not technically part of the executive board, I would like to introduce division 1B the District Webmaster from Tenafly, Yuya. He is extremely skilled in HTML and works with large companies for security maintenance and other technological means. His goals for the year include a Facebook page for webmasters, refining the PR Handbook with Pak and improving the website. Congratulations, Yuya!

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REGIONAL TRAINING CONFERENCE What is an RTC? An RTC is a Regional Training Conference where Key Clubbers from either north or south Jersey come together to learn about the district as well as learn about their position and ways to serve others

SPRING RTCs SOUTH: May 11th @ Cedar Creek HS North: May 18th @ Bloomfield HS Time: around 9am

What kinds of workshops are there? At RTCs there are plenty of workshops to attend in the four sessions. It is advised that clubs split up and attend as many workshops as possible to gain more information to bring back to the club. There are workshops for each leadership position, general members, fundraising ideas, service ideas and much, much more! THE KEY TO 1B | APRIL 2013 | VOLUME I ISSUE I |PAGE 7


WHAT’S SO G

DISTRICT CO DCON was an amazing experience this year. With more intimate workshops and intense elections, this DCON was ,without a doubt, one of the best I've ever been to

DCON was a life-changing experience. It may sound cliché, but it's true. Once you walk into a general session, you can actually FEEL the spirit and passion from over 600 other pumped up Key Clubbers.

- Pak Chau (District Editor)

- Valerie Wong (Immediate Past President -Egg Harbor Twp) DCON 2013 was the best one I've been to so far because of knowing another club (EHT!). Every session and workshop was informative and fun. The best part about DCON this year was the decorations because last year I didn't notice the theme too much. But this year, I KNEW that it was a 1920s theme. I especially loved the photo booth. - Marisa Wong (Co– President -Tenafly) DCON was the greatest experience of my life. The feeling I felt at DCON cannot be described in words. It was a great way to meet many new Key Club from different parts of New Jersey. DCON will be a part of my life that I will never forget. - David Zhang (General Member -Egg Harbor Twp)

Going to District Convention was a weekend to reunite with everyone from Key Leader, to reunite with our friends from Tenafly, and to reunite with Key Club, our family. It was a weekend, never to be forgotten. It is a memory that I’ll cherish for eternity. -Michael Tran (Recording Secretary Egg Harbor Twp)

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GREAT ABOUT

ONVENTION? VICE PRESIDENTS

PRESIDENTS Absegami—Hasina Noory

Absegami—Young Pae

Cedar Creek—Kelsey Emmell

Cedar Creek—Harley Super

Egg Harbor Twp.—Valerie Wong

Egg Harbor Twp.—Parth Parikh

Pleasantville– Mihir Jani

Pleasantville– Krupa Patel

Webmaster Egg Harbor Twp—Michael Tran

Secretaries Absegami—Karen Chen & Alex Shazad Egg Harbor Twp.—Vi Nguyen & Cynthia Thurairajah Pleasantville—Roshni Patel

DISTINGUISHED

OFFICERS OF DIVISON 1B

Editors Cedar Creek—Langley Oudemans Egg Harbor Twp—Pak Chau

Treasurers Absegami—Rachel Shee Cedar Creek—Benjamin Keating Egg Harbor Twp.—Selina Su Pleasantville—Eric Montesinos

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A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS DCON THROUGH PICTURES

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Imagine spending a week in the nation’s capital over Fourth of July with Key Clubbers from around the world. While I have never been to International Convention, I have heard nothing but amazing comments about how life changing it is. Thousands of high school students will be coming to Washington, DC from July 3-7th to share friendships, go to workshops and explore an amazing city. The New Jersey District will be taking a bus on July 1st and arriving early to tour museums, go to a baseball game and take night tours of the city. Convention is from the 3-7th where workshops will be held as well as campaigns for international office. Concerts and dances will be held throughout the week. If you would like to attend this once in a lifetime opportunity, talk to your advisor or I as soon as possible about getting more information. - Cynthia Thurairajah LTG Division 1B THE KEY TO 1B | APRIL 2013 | VOLUME I ISSUE I |PAGE 12


Phone: (862) 397-9508 Email: governor.clarkin@gmail.com

District Editor Pak Chau Phone: (609) 553-3366 Email: district.editor.pak@gmail.com

CONTACTS

District Governor Ryan Clarkin

District Secretary Kelly Tran Phone: (609) 432-9204 Email: dsectrank@gmail.com

District Treasurer Penny Xu Phone: (973) 462-3595 Email: njtreasurerpennyxu@gmail.com

District Webmaster Yuya Ong

Lieutenant Governor of D1B

Phone: (201)367-8531 Email: njwebmasteryuya@gmail.com

Phone: (609) 440-3366 Email: cynthia.ltg1b@gmail.com

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