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Dear D20 Tsunamis and D32 Dinosaurs, I am happy to announce that we are now officially a region. We finally met the Tsunamis! So welcome to the month of December, the holiday of family and giving. So hopefully your Key Club will do something that will help someone in need this holiday season. Please remember that in January it is election season which means it is time to elect the new the new Lt. Governor who will serve these wonderful divisions in the upcoming year. Also, you should be holding club elections around this time, due to District Convention being held early this year. Promote to all the members you serve that there are opportunities to lead your club next year. They can be a President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer, Bulletin Editor or just an Executive Assistant, or Class Representative. This organization not only provides service, it also builds leaders. Make sure to send the new officer roster with emails and phone numbers to me and to Mrs. Cummins, so we can give it to the new LT. Governor, ASAP.

Jacob’s and Jose’s visitation to Division 20

Thank you for all you do and hope all of you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Surfing the MILLION Waves of Service, Jacob Torres D20/32 Lieutenant Governor, 2012-2013 Region 15 l Cali-Nev-Ha District Key Club International cell: (707) 479-7580

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Annual Achievement Report

AAR Score 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40

AAR Score

20 0

Notes:  

All the club’s AAR scores will increase in points, as soon as dues are paid. AAR scores are directly linked to the club’s service record; the more service hours per member, the higher the score. Averaging approximately 5 service hours per member for the last four months of the Key Club year would probably put several of our clubs into the Distinguished Club category…… it’s doable!

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Member of the Month: Alejandra Moreno

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Looking for something to do to help children ages 0-5? Try contacting your county’s “First Five” organization. First 5 California represents an important part of our state’s effort to nurture and protect our most precious resource – our children. Research shows that a child's brain develops most dramatically during the early years of life. Our focus at First 5 California is to educate parents and caregivers about the important role they play in their children’s first years. First 5 California’s services and support are designed to ensure that more children are born healthy and reach their full potential. Through statewide programs and public education efforts, First 5 California, along with First 5 county commissions and numerous other partners, touches the lives of millions of children and their families every year. Since its creation in 1998, First 5 California has launched innovative programs and services designed to help young children grow up healthy and do well in school and in life. The promise of First 5 California is to continue to invest in services and programs that directly benefit children and families and to advocate for a sustainable early childhood system for future generations. Current efforts at First 5 California include the development and implementation of integrated programs and resources designed to benefit three target audiences: the Child, the Teacher, and the Parent in the focus areas of Nutrition, Early Literacy and Language Development, and Smoking Cessation. Our public education and outreach efforts also target hard-to-reach and low-income populations through a variety of effective media approaches. While we are proud of First 5 California’s accomplishments to date, our work is far from over. We are eager to work toward meeting the new challenges that await us, and we are confident that we will continue to have a positive impact on California's youngest children and the futures they deserve.

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D20 AT FRN 2012 Our Humboldt County Home Schoolers Key Club was able to raise $800.00 to donate to PTP at Fall Rally this year by just doing two fundraisers. The first fundraiser was a bake sale that a local hardware store allowed us to do out front. We like doing a couple of bake sales a year at that particular shop, because the workers are so nice and generous. We have so much fun doing them. We were we able to sell almost everything that our members made, and we also had several donations from people who wanted to contribute, but not have a treat. From that we made $311.00. The second fundraiser was selling candy bars for $2.00 each. Not only were we able to sell all our original boxes, but many of us were able to sell additional boxes. This money along with our bake sale money added up to $800.00, and we were so happy at the amount we were able to give to PTP. One third of the money that goes to our being able to go to Fall Rally comes from our supporting Kiwanis Club, one third comes from our club funds, and one third comes from each member attending. Everybody but one member was able to go, and we drove the 6-6 1/2 hour drive in two separate vehicles. A big part of our success with our fundraisers and other projects comes from huge parental involvement. -Audrey Richards Presdient

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ABOUT KEY LEADER Key Leader is a weekend experiential leadership program for today's young leaders. This life-changing event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership-development experience. A Key Leader will learn the most important lesson of leadership—it comes from helping others succeed. Participants begin by attending a Key Leader conference, which is a weekend retreat. Large and small group workshops, discussions and team-building activities take place over the course of the weekend. Students have opportunities to learn leadership skills that will help them to change their schools, communities, and world for the better. While exploring leadership in a whole new way, participants will make amazing new friends and have experiences they will never forget. Positive, ongoing interaction with other Key Leader graduates offers continuing reinforcement, encouragement and growth of leadership skills.



April 26-28, 2013 in Occidental at Alliance Redwoods $175 registration fee…. Contact your sponsoring Kiwanis Club. A portion, or possibly all, of the fee is being paid by them. Find out how much money they’ve set aside in their budget for this event. Then use that figure to decide how many students from your club you want to attend. Pick those students NOW and bring them with you to the December Divisional Council Meeting. After the meeting is over we will spend some time going over details about the Key Leader event, explaining the registration process, etc. Suggestion………. Each club should try to send at least FOUR members and one adult! Don’t put off checking with your Kiwanis Club about registration for Key Leader. Check with them this month! Clubs should try to register by the end of January. Registration is done on-line. An adult, preferably one of the club advisors, should take charge of registration for your club.

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The deadline for sending off your UNICEF money is the 31st of THIS month! Send it to: The Eliminate Project Kiwanis International Foundation 3636 Woodview Trace

It’s not too late to do a fundraiser for the cause. There’s no rule that says all your UNICEF money has to be raised through Trick-or-Treating

Indianapolis, IN 46268 Use the “Donation Transmittal Form” that was in your box of UNICEF materials. (If you don’t have that….. just send the money with a letter.)

Don’t forget: If you send $250 or more, your club will receive a banner patch in the mail.

Tried and true and fairly easy to

do……. a bake sale seems to pretty much always work well!

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November DCM The meeting was held in a pizza parlor and hosted by Piner High School. Five schools attended including: Cloverdale, Maria Carrillo, Piner, Rancho Cotate and Windsor. Items on the agenda ranged from talking about the new dues-paying process to planning a division-wide dance as a fundraiser and more!

Jacob leads discussion at the DCM

Some of the members who attended the DCM Guest speaker, former LTG Daisy Paz, talked about being an LTG

Group picture taken after the meeting

Maria Maria Carrillo Carrillo club club report report

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Candidate Training Conference

Traveling to the Candidate Training Conference, recently held in Sacramento, were Lt. Governor Jacob Torres and two members from the Rancho Cotate Key Club… Kenzie Martin and Michael Tran. Jacob was a presenter for the day, while Kenzie and Michael were there to learn more about the LTG position.

Don’t forget – LTG elections are coming on Saturday, January 19th

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This is just a “heads-up” to save the date…. These details are not yet completely finalized……. We’ll keep you posted!

Key Club DCM/Interclub At Snoopy’s Home Ice When: December 15, 2012 Where: Snoopy’s Home Ice

Time: 6:00 p.m. for DCM/8:30 for skate What to bring: o Money: $9.00 for skating and extra if you want something to eat. o Jackets, it’s cold in there, Brrrrr! o Yourself along with a minimum of members from your club. Can’t be an interclub without at least 4 members.

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When: Saturday, December 22nd at 8:00 a.m. Where: 3320 Industrial Drive until 11:00 a.m. Who:

All of Key Club Division 32 is invited.


“Food Banks” is the LTG Service focus for this year; at the DCM find out about upcoming division and district planned events, including RTC, Fall Rally & the AwakeA-Thon.

Wear: Casual clothes, no open toed shoes at the Food Bank. 78,000 people in Sonoma County face the threat of hunger every month:

• 34,000 are children • 11,300 are seniors • 13,500 are working families REFB's three Hunger Initiatives and partnership with 149 organizations distributes over 13 million pounds of food annually, the equivalent of 28,000 meals each day.

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D20/32 December  

Find out what is coming up for our division for the month of December. Also read about recent events, deadlines, and honorees.

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