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The Marinotter Monthly Pacifica Key Club | Official Newsletter Volume 3 | Issue 1 Beginning of 201-2015 term

Pacifica High School | Division 4 North | Region 3 | Cali-Nev-Ha District


A Word from our President……………….…….…………2 A Message from Us……………………………….…….3-10 From the Eyes of an Otter………………….………..…..11 Discovery Science Center Rocket Launch …….…….12 Patton Carnival……………………………………...…………..13

Bee-ing Golden……..………………………………13 Contact Information…………………..…………….….….14

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April/May 2014


A Word from Our President \

Dear Otters, HELLO PACIFICA CLUB KEYERS! I am your new president and I could not be more excited to serve you this term! Sadly the IP board will being leaving us soon, but that does not mean we cannot continue the amazing work that they have done. I understand that this past term has been the best in a long while, but that does not mean we cannot have an even better term. It just means that we have to put in the extra effort to form our club into something we can be proud of. I will be putting all my time and effort into this club because it has been my passion throughout my high school career and I only ask one thing from the members and that is to care about the club. It is perfectly fine if a member cannot make it to every DCM, every service, or every social, as long as they wished they could have been there. This term, I will make it my board’s goal to make sure that every member feels welcomed and thus care about the club as much as I do. Because without the members, there would not be a Key Club. Sincerely, Wayne Nguyen President

Stay GOLDEN, Mariners!

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A Message from Us‌

Our Goals

From working as Pacifica Key Club’s secretary in the past term I figured out that member attendance is very important. Our home club faced a very large growth in membership, but that did not solve all the problems of the club, instead it just emphasized areas of improvement. With more than 200 members in the club it is heartbreaking to see only 10 people sign up for a service. It became evident that the number of members a club has means nothing if it cannot get them to volunteer and care about the club. This is why for the term of 2014-2015, as president of Pacifica Key Club, I want to make it my personal goal to encourage members to attend more services and events and hopefully have everyone become active members. This goal may seem far stretched for a club with over 200 members, but I am certain with the help from my new board, it should be an easy feat. Sincerely, Wayne Nguyen President

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A Message from Us‌

Our Goals This year my goal as Vice President is to provide many wonderful services for the club that will attract more members to attend. I hope this year we will be able to showcase our spirit and win a spirit stick for Pacifica at a DCM! I wasn’t to show the Division that our club is productive and spirited and I wish to achieve that by having all of our members be hyped up for the upcoming year. I also want to show other clubs how two Vice Presidents can be beneficial to the club, and to do that I will handle all my obligations along with the help from Ivy Chen. I wish to make this year the one that shows our Key Club at the top of its game! Sincerely, Drexler Kim Vice President This year are so many things that I will like to achieve as a member as well as a Co-VP. First off, as a member, I would like to service our community by going to as many services as I can possibly go to, while also interacting with other members. There are so many people in the division that I have yet to meet and it would be great to get to know them better by attending DCMs and socials. I would also like to achieve is to become more spirited and have a closet full of teal/otter wear. As Co-VP, I would like to see PHS's Key Club have more active members who are willing to go out to services and participate in Key Club events. In addition, having all the members graduate with a shiny Key Club medal over their graduation dress would be another goal that I would like our members to accomplish. Sincerely, Ivy Chen

Vice President

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A Message from Us‌

Our Goals To start off the term, my goal as a club is to make sure that our members always feel welcome in key club and are able to further input their voice and opinions. I personally know what it’s like to feel left out and my voice unheard. I want to give members the opportunity to grow as a leader in their experience in key club. I want members to know that they don't have to be on board to be a leader. Being new to board, my personal goal as a key clubber is to build upon my character and be more open to meeting new people. One of the club's core values is character-building, and I find this value really important in being a leader. Sincerely, Christina Fuehrer Secretary

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A Message from Us‌

Our Goals Coming into this term as treasurer, I had had plans for the near future to continue the great legacy set by the former cabinet. As for my long term goals, they had always consisted of general ones such as maintaining consistency in membership participation and making sure that our club is represented as an exemplary Key Club for other schools to be able to look up to. However, entering this year’s term and finding that it was much more rigorous and demanding that I had expected, these broad hopes that I had for the well-being of the club became much more focused and centered around leading our members, more specifically by being role models for them through displaying the four core values: character building, inclusiveness, leadership, and caring. Though having a thorough list of ideas and plans for the future is important, I definitely learned the importance of setting an example to our fellow otters and having the ability to follow through with such plans with these qualities constantly in mind. My individual goals and future goals for this term are to get to know at least a third of the members names, while also getting to know them in person, and to perfect our club cheers with our members so that we can finally get a spirit stick (preferably at the division banquet). Sincerely,

Nancy Seo Treasurer

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A Message from Us‌

Our Goals As Bulletin Editor for 2014-2015 term, I have many goals for our club here at Pacifica. One major goal I have for my club is to be able to provide new and more exciting services and events to attract and bring out the inactive members. As an editor, it is my job to communicate to the club and its member and this year, I am willing to put hard work and dedication into the communication aspect. An individual goal I have myself as a member is to be able to get to know the members on a different level. As active as I am in Key Club, I still don’t know half of the members and being the communication key in this club, I want to put in time to get to know and introduce myself to old and new members. I want to be able to work on my communication skills to meet other members from different divisions as well as schools to reach out to a bigger community of key clubbers. Sincerely, Sarah Pham Bulletin/Historian Editor

April/May 2014

Editor’s Note: Hey there, Marinotters! As old term leaves, it is my goal to carry on their legacy. First months article gives you a little glimpse of our goals to leave as a legacy for this club. Hope it was as fun to read as it was making! Thank you for reading the Marinotter Monthly. Come back as there will be more coming soon.

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A Message from Us‌

Our Goals As a cabinet member this year I would like to achieve a lot of things before my term ends. First I would like to update our club website as frequently as possible as well as fix any issues members have with our communication. I would also like to help all my fellow cabinet members with all the support I can give in order to make their lives easier. What I really want to emphasize this year is service to my fellow members since I believe that is the whole purpose to Key Club which is to help build my home, school, and community. This year I am willing to put in more time to attend all the services my club has to offer as well as work behind the scene and help build a strong structure for the members and the club. Sincerely, Stephon Tran

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Technology Editor

April/May 2014


A Message from Us…

Our Goals As Freshman Class Representative, I play a small role in leading our home club towards success, however I think that everyone on board has equal parts in benefiting our future and I believe that if we all work together we can achieve our goals. One goal I have for our home club is to WIN THE SPIRIT STICK. Usually, our home club has the greatest attendance and one of the best performances of liveliness. I believe that we can win that spirit stick by increasing member participation and unity within our club. Another goal is to publicize our events, such as socials, DCMs, and services better through social media like Reminder101, Facebook, or Instagram as well as illuminating Pacifica’s campus with Key Club posters and notifying most members face to face. Our home club is growing larger and larger each year due to our leaders doing a better job of taking care of community and leading us to do great things, although one thing is lacking from our division. The service aspect of Key Club is not emphasized well enough and the spirit of Key Club is. I want to change that throughout our home club. I want to get members actively involved in services more often, if not as equally as DCMs. I do not want them to think of services as a chore, but rather a way to give back to the community that raised them, or a nice thing to do during their leisure time. The greatest thing about Key Club is that it contributes to amazing organizations that donate their time and efforts into good causes such as the Eliminate Project with helps eliminate tetanus for mothers and babies around the world. In the future, I’d like to emphasize both spirit and service aspects of my home Key Club as well as pass it on to the Division and Key Club as a whole if possible. Sincerely, May Nguyen Freshman Class Rep.

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A Message from Us‌

Our Goals As a key club member and cabinet member, I have plenty of aspirations for my 2014-2015 term. First of all, I would like to be a lot more active and enthusiastic at events. I feel like I can shy away from a lot of the division members because they seem so much more engaging than I am. At DCMs and other socials, I would definitely like to show a more outgoing attitude towards whichever activity our key club would be participating in. In addition, as a cabinet member, I would like to more active in the planning and logistics of our club. The service, fundraising, and meeting sides of our club are something I would like to be more dynamic in. Oftentimes, I feel as if I don't contribute as much as I should, and that's partly my fault. As of next year, changing this fault is something I will try to fix and improve on. Overall, I feel as if this year will be the best year our club will have seen in years. Sincerely, Andrew Chi Senior Class Rep.

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From the Eyes of an Otter Discovery Science Center: The Rocket Launch (Saturday, May 10, 8Am-2PM

Anthony Duong | Member | Junior Let's just start by saying that this service was a blast! And yes, pun is intended. As any typical Key Club service, we worked with kids under the age of 10 or 11 and it was so great seeing their spirited faces light up when they fired their plastic bottle rockets up in the sky! Seeing their faces gleem into the sun as they watched their rockets fly was extremely touching. However, what was more touching was seeing their parents surge with a feeling of accomplishment. You see, although this event was open to all children, it was not rare to see a father or mother bring their children to work at "Boeing" on a week to play with science. All of this emotion was presemt but very hard to notice because of all the excitement both the children and parents were feeling.

.Sure, there were a lot of "duds" but that didn't stop any of the kids from making more rockets. They all had that "Never give up spirit" and it is truly a reason why I love volunteering. But hey, the fun didn't end there! I was able to shoot up a few rockets myself with my station partner Khanh Phan and boy did we have fun. I almost forgot, it was actually a hot day; but because of all the joy, excitement and water spraying everywhere, it didn't even matter. In all honesty, I would love to return to this service because after I left that service, I realized that science was not boring after all -Anthony Duong

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From the Eyes of an Otter Patton Carnival

(Friday, May 2, 3:30PM-8PM)

Keanu Duong |Member | Freshman The Patton Carnival Service The Patton Carnival was on May 2nd. After school, all we otters gathered over at Patton Elementary School. Some of us walked to Patton under the hot sun that was melting us and most of us got rides to get over to Patton. When we arrived at Patton, we were all assigned jobs and tasks to do by Mrs. Kim, Drexler's mom. About five or six of us worked at the food stands or booths serving out pizza or hot dogs. The others spread out among the blacktop and grass area to help out with other booths in need of assistance. Many of the individuals worked alongside with another parent in charge of a booth. As I walked along the blacktop looking for a booth to assist in, most booths were filled with us helping out and putting a smile on all the kids faces! On the grass area, we had the drinks stand. There was about five people working at the drinks stand. At the drinks stand, soda and water were being sold out to whoever was thirsty and needed a little drink. Towards the end of the night as everything was being cleaned up, most of us gathered in the prize room. Inside the prize room was complete chaos with so many kids in there wanting to claim their reward. We had two people working at the door counting tokens and the rest of us behind the tables helping out get kids what they want. We worked alongside NHS at this service. All of us had a lot of fun here and hope to serve this school and community with otterly spirit again next year! -Keanu Duong

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Bee-ing Golden April Highlights: April DCM/March of Dimes Aprils DCM was our first DCM of the 2014-2015 term. It was also combined along with a service called March Of Dimes. We joined together as a whole division as well with a couple of other schools from different divisions to celebrate the beginning of the term. I enjoyed this DCM/service because it was very interactive. The weather was nice to walk miles in to support a good cause plus we also got to spend time with our whole division. I enjoyed this DCM/service and hope for similiar ones in the future! -Sarah Pham

The March of Dime DCM/Service was a fun and wild experience. Both Division 4 North and Division 4 west both held their DCM at Fashion Island. The DCM started out with the announcement of the new Division Board as well as a mini spirit battle. Bolsa Grande won the spirit stick which concluded the event. After the DCM members later walked with the other runners for support. -Stephon Tran

On March of Dimes, we met up at Fashion Island where we went through our cheer with our IP LTG Tommy Dang and Hanh Do arrived late. However, the DCM was still fun and exciting especially with introducing the new home club board members to the division and the spirit stick competition. After that we participated in the March of Dimes event where we walked around Fashion Island and got to experience the many activities at the finish line. -Drexler Kim

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Contact Information Drexler Kim Vice President drexlerkim@gmail.com

Wayne Nguyen

Stephon Tran

President

Technology Editor

wayneenguyen@gmail.com

stephontran@gmail.com

Nancy Seo

Ivy Chen

Sarah Pham

Treasurer

Vice President

Historian/Bulletin Editor

nancyseo97@gmail.com

ivychenoc@gmail.com

ksarahpham@gmail.com

Drew Devoy Faculty Advisor ddevoy@ggusd.us Email Us at: d04n.pacificakeyclub@gmail.com

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