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REGION 13 | D1O SOUTH KEY CLUB

URTLE TIMES

VOLUME 02 ISSUE 04 : SEPTEMBER 2012

KEY CLUB


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Summer has passed and the new school year has kicked in! It's time for a new school year of fun, service, and amazing friendships. If you are a new member to Key Club, welcome to the ohana! If you are a returning member, I am glad to see your face again! Fall is just around the corner, which means....FALL RALLY! This year, we must unite and bring the spirit stick home together. With our new cheers and awesome moves, we can show CNH who is the most spirited division out there! While getting pumped up for Fall Rally, don't forget to pay your membership dues to be a part of Key Club International! Attend as many services as you can, but keep up your grades too!

So next time you see me at a DCM, fundraiser, or service event, don't hesitate to say hi to me! It does take me at least three times to remember your name and face, but I am determined to meet as many of you turtles as I can!

Let's keep up with our service, our fundraising for PTP, and our enthusiasm for Key Club. So, how do you feel? Love,

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Date/Time: Sunday, September 29 2012, 1-3 PM Location: Almansor Park

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Date/Time: Saturday, November 10, 2012, Location: Six Flags Magic Mountain

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Date/Time: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 2-6pm Location: 763 South Pasadena Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

22 thanksgiving dinner at the park Date/Time:Thursday, November 22, 2012 Location: 275 S. Raymond Avenue

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OLD BUSINESS HABITAT RESTORATION

JENNIFER QUACH WILSON KEY CLUB

On Saturday, August 25, 2012, Wilson Key Club participated in a habitat restoration at Madrid Middle School from 9am- 12pm. It was very successful because many newcomers attended. Basically what we did at this event was pull weeds from a school’s garden and plant new plants there. It was really fun and a lot of key clubbers enjoyed it. This event allowed key clubbers to volunteer while learning more about their environment and our surroundings.


EMIKA NISHI schurr key club

SCHURR GEN MEETING

Though it is said that members are a major factor in Key Club, officers are the ones who organize these actions and spark initiative within the club. Schurr Key Club practices strong bonds within officers to maintain consistent activity, as seen by the executive board and representatives. The first general meeting of the school year was held Sep. 12. Members caught up with officers and were filled in about future events and possible projects. General meetings are held on Wednesdays because there is one lunch as opposed to two. This way, officers can inform all members at once, creating unity and efficiency. Officers met with adviser Michael Kim to conduct an officer meeting and discussion Sep. 6. The meeting lasted for several hours, discussing topics from new membership policies, planning events ahead of time, and the annual “big project”. Schurr Key Club plans on creating a minimum requirement of service hours to filter membership to those with a unison goal: to serve the community. “As for our ‘big project,’ we are thinking of doing something with the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. It’s really nice when we interact with them, so they don’t feel the pain as much,” second vice president Jason Basulto said. He also suggested the well-favored idea of volunteering at Los Angeles Mission, a nonprofit organization that serves the homeless. Goals and plans are bubbling in Schurr Key Club, but members have not forgotten about participating in division activities. New faces were seen at the Division Council Meeting on Aug. 26 as members interacted and caught up with other schools of the division. Officers hope to increase DCM participation to create heightened unity and strongly represent the school. September may be the rough month for many, as many experience the transition to a new school year. However, with falling leaves and colder days comes a crisp feeling of renewal. The slate has been cleared to begin a year of services, new events, and yet another major project to work towards. Just like how summer shifts into autumn, officers will use the unity they acquired and solidified over the summer to transition onto the essential members, both old and new, as autumn begins.


FRESHMAN SALESIAN RETREAT donald yu don bosco On Aug 24 – 25, 2012, the Don Bosco Tech Key Clubbers participated in the Freshmen Salesian Experience Retreat. The retreat is sponsored by the Youth Ministry Program in Don Bosco. We partook in the retreat through the Big Brother Program. The Big Brother Program is designed to welcome freshman to the Bosco Tech family in an exciting and loving way. The first day of school can be intimidating and scary for the freshmen. As a club, we helped out around the school, guided the freshmen round the campus, and interacted with them. Ricky Tham and his fellow Key Clubbers were put into groups with the freshman. We acted as Big Brothers by how we provided the incoming students with more knowledge about the school and the culture of Bosco Tech. If freshmen had any difficulties, they were able to ask us questions like, "Where are my classes?", and anything else they might want to know about the school. The second day of the retreat, we went to the beach for the freshmen so that they can enjoy their time and help break the ice. But before we have fun at the beach, we first have to have mass, because Don Bosco called for an oratory model where a boy can play, pray, receive an education. During the mass, Big Brothers, Key Clubbers, and freshmen prayed to have a fun and safe day and to have a fun and successful year. After the mass, it was time for fun. Freshmen were paired with us for some ice breaking competition of sports and fun. Key Clubbers and the Big Brothers had many fun games and activities for everyone. We had sports like soccer and football for freshmen who were athletic and we had activities that didn’t require that much athletic skill like water-balloon toss. The ice broke with the freshmen; they started to make friends and participate more as we played more sports and done more activities. For the most part, we helped Don Bosco Tech, and more importantly we welcome the freshmen to our school. The retreat set an environment that emphasizes fun and group activities. As we participated in the retreat, we help turn the daunting first day of the freshmen into one of their most enjoyable and happiest first day of school.


selena tran rosemead For this month, one of our biggest service event occurred on Saturday, September 8 from 2-4pm. Rosemead Key Clubbers, along with other schools in our division, helped clean up the Ronald McDonald House at South Pasadena. We were assigned to help tidy up two houses by doing various chores assigned by the house manager. Such example includes wiping the windows, arranging the food compartments, vacuuming the carpets, cleaning the kitchen, taking out the trash, dusting the lights, organizing the closet, wiping the stove, mop the floor, etc. As we first arrived at the house, index cards with chores on them were posted on the bulletin board so that volunteers were able to identify what is needed to be and what is already done. Although the main assignments were inside the house, there were also others chores that pertained to cleaning the porch and the patio area as well. The residential houses serves as a shelter for families in need and consisted of many rooms in which mainly volunteers, like Key Clubbers, are responsible for keeping everything in order and making sure it is clean enough to live in. The event gave us the opportunity to assist others in the community by doing little things that are common in the daily household. It gave the members a new insight that assisting others does not necessarily need skills and expertise, but instead a willing attitude to do so.


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