Cali-Nev-Ha/Region 4/Division 6 South
Issue No. 2 August/September
Table of Contents Hard at work
And the winner isâ€Ś
Polar bears in action
Key Club Artists at Work
Shufflinâ€™ those Buns
Submitted by Erica Apostolos
On July 21 the Division 6 South Key Clubs assembled to raise money for PTP next to the Carl’s Junior on Murrieta Hot Springs Road. The event lasted from eight o’clock in the morning until two in the afternoon with roughly eleven fantastic people present. Although the day began much like any other, it ended with stronger and new friendships. Initially, I arrived at the Carl’s Junior feeling apprehensive, my shy and awkward-turtle side showing itself, however I soon realized that there was no need to feel that. Everyone that attended the event was very friendly and funny, so much so that within minutes I had relaxed and began to feel at home. It is qualities like those that I have come to notice that all Key Clubbers seem to have in common, and I believe that it makes Key Club all the better and even more special. Seeing that made me all the more glad to be part of a club like this, even more so due to the fact that I had brought along a new member and good friend to the DCM the day before as well as to the carwash, and she left both with great memories and new friends. There were a few people present that I was not familiar with but even so, there was no awkwardness, much to my relief. (Continued on next page)
The morning was surprisingly chilly and we were unfortunately understaffed, but that did not cause us to feel discouraged. Instead, our lovely Lieutenant Governor took action and we moved forward and adapted to the situation. Everyone was involved in performing some kind of task, be it manning the table and defending the money, washing the cars whose owners were kind enough to let us wash them, or promoting the event with the colorful and quirky signs. There were even a few people that gave us extra money to support PTP! Something that really stood out to me though, was that despite the rising temperature and the occasional lapse in activity, there was never any negativity exhibited by any of the members. The atmosphere was warm and friendly, I solidified a new friendship that I had recently made and met another wonderful person that I otherwise would never have been able to meet, all while raising money for a good cause. I have been a member of Key Club for nearly three years now and am still blown away by the willingness that so many people have to come together and serve for the betterment of others. This event is one of the highlights of my summer vacation and I cannot wait for more events like it. Submitted by: Gabby A.
On July 13, approximately twenty Heritage Key Clubbers drove out to Oceanside for our first Beach Clean-up. Although the beach was overcast, it didn't take away from the pleasant time we spent there. When we reserved our spot at a bonfire, it was time to begin our duties of removing any trash of the beach shores. We assembled into small groups and dispersed, going separate ways to search for debris. Initially, there wasn't much to be found, merely plastic silverware and cigarette butts. However, the farther we walked the more we found. It was a remarkable experience, which allowed us to give back to the environment as well have fun. It was a simple task that grouped new people together and required teamwork. Numerous nearby individuals thanked us for our volunteering, and were extremely grateful to see the beach being cleaned. After the clock hit noon,
the work gloves came off and the food came out. Our Key Club beach social had begun. If one were to say we were prepared, that would've been an understatement. We had a sufficient amount of food and games to reward us for our hard work. Several Key Clubbers gathered and commenced a group game of volley ball, while others played a game of catch with a Frisbee along the shore. As it grew later, some of our Paloma Key Club friends visited just in time for marshmallow roasting over the bonfire. We prepared delicious s'mores, which were the first for many of our fellow club members. Overall the beach clean-up was a success for both the beach and our clubâ€™s growing friendships. Submitted by: Erica Apostolos
The Division Leadership Team
wants you! Do you like graphic design? Then the DLT wants you! There is an open position, GRAPHICS COORDINATOR, up for grabs. More information and the application can be found on the Facebook page (CNH Key Club Division 6S)
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Did you miss the Regional Training Conference? Don’t worry! Here’s visual recap!
Fall rally Division 6 South is holding a Fall Rally Prep day on October 12, 4-6:30pm @ Heritage HS. Come help make banners and signs, work on cheers, and create some spirit wear! There will also be DCMâ€Ś &&&&&&&&&&& a PIE IN THE FACE fundraiser! (You can pie the DLT and/or Presidents!) in your calendars! See you there, polar bears! 10
On a more serious noteâ€Ś As Key Clubbers, we volunteer and fundraise all the time. But, what is it all for? We are serving to help Pediatric Trauma Prevention and Maternal & Neonatal Tetanus/Project Eliminate. What are these? Here are some answers to your burning questions.
What is Pediatric Trauma Prevention (PTP)? The Pediatric Trauma Program was established by the Kiwanis Cali-Nev-Ha Foundation in 1994 after recognizing the serious need for education and training in pediatric trauma and injury prevention. (Fun Fact: Did you know that over 90% of unintentional injuries can be prevented!) The purpose of this program is to develop local service projects to educate people of childrenâ€™s safety to decrease the number of children who are severely injured or killed due to traumatic unintentional injuries. The Kiwanis Foundation is furthering the programâ€™s mission by establishing partnerships with hospitals in the areas of Oakland, San Diego, Loma Linda, Madera, Honolulu, and Reno. The Pediatric Trauma Program funds the training of pediatric doctors, nurses and first responders, the purchase of specialized pediatric medical equipment, and the development of community outreach. The Pediatric Trauma Program is heavily supported through the generous donations towards the Pediatric Trauma Program from clubs and members of the Kiwanis Family, and the donations go towards grants to partnered hospitals, grants to Kiwanis and Service Leadership Program clubs, and PTP safety items. The Cali-Nev-Ha Foundation is currently seeking to strengthen the program and hoping to expand to other areas, partner with more hospitals, and greatly reduce the devastating harm of severe unintentional injuries.
What is Maternal & Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) and Project Eliminate? In 34 countries around the world, maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) can quickly turn the joy of childbirth into tragedy. MNT kills one baby every nine minutes. Its effects are excruciating â€” tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. There is little hope of survival. Tetanus not only kills newborns, but also their mothers too. MNT is caused when tetanus spores, found in soil everywhere, come into contact with open cuts during childbirth. The disease strikes the poorest of the poor, the geographically hard to reach and those without health care. With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 60 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take US$110 million- and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.
Now that you are enlightened with this informationâ€Ś Go out there and volunteer/fundraise with PURPOSE!
*DRUMROLL* The winner of the Division T-shirt contest isâ€Ś
Congratulations! The design is BEEutiful! And thank you to all who submitted a design! 13
Thanks for reading, Polar Bears! Stay Golden!
Caring – Our Way of Life