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Division 25 East | Region 7 | CNH District

Koala-ty Times Volume 4 | Issue 1

April 2013

Photo: Alex Chiem

*Please be green and do not print this newsletter! *


Opening Page

Table of Contents In this Issue: Opening Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01 Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02 A Message from your Divisional News Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03 Lt. Governor Message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 04 Region News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 06 Division News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08 * Club Election Results * Meet your new Division Executive Board * Service Events * Lt. G Banquet ICON 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 DCON Re-cap 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14 * Spirit Day, Caucus, Retirement/Installment * Keynote Speaker: Scott Greenberg * Meet your new District Board Koala of the Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Club of the Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Get To Know Your... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Divisional Board Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

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A quick message from your 2013 - 2014

Divisional News Editor Hello my fellow Koalas! My name is Marjerrie Masicat and I am your Divisional News Editor for this year! Surely, we will be seeing D25E grow stronger throughout this term. I’m writing you to inform you about my goals and vision for this coming year. This newsletter, in my opinion, is about the members and for the members; that’s why I will be implementing many different ideas and concepts. I want to make sure that we are a united division, and by getting you guys to participate in the process of making this newsletter will definitely help with that. For each month, starting with this one, I will be asking you all to participate in surveys and some of you may be even asked for interviews. Keep an eye out for posts on the “CNH Key Club Division 25 East“ Facebook page and/or messages from me because it will most likely be me inquiring about the newsletter. (Don’t be nervous if I do ask for an interview! The conversation should go by in a breeze.) I know the task may deem itself tedious but with all your help, this newsletter will begin to mean so much more to us all. This is also an exciting way to get to know your fellow members! You may even end up in our division newsletter somewhere so keep a look out! I definitely encourage you guys to write articles about service events you attend. Please send in visual submissions, written articles, and anything else you believe would be a lovely addition to the newsletter through email and/or Facebook message. I will be looking forward to getting to know you all throughout my term. And kudos to you if you actually read my entire message. <3 Marjerrie Masicat

Contact Information: email:


News Editor

Hello Division 25 East Koalas! My name is Andrew Chang and I will be serving as the Lieutenant Gov East. I have been a proud member of Granada Hills Charter Key Club for three years. The past three the vehicle of service has been more than enough time for me to find the magic of service through Ke compelled me to recognize the importance of Key Club in my personal life and formulate perpetual se as one of my lifelong goals.

I love Key Club not because of the physical things we produce or the donations we generate, but rath changes we make, the beliefs we hold, the lessons we learn, the actions we take, and the power we home, school, and community. It is exactly this caring, character building leadership, and inclusivene hope to implement during my term as the Lieutenant Governor. As your Lieutenant Governor, I plan to incorporate the following goals for our division:

* Membership: 600+ members and at least 20% increase in membership * Fundraiser: over $6000 raised for the Pediatric Trauma Program * Service: 5000 service hours performed by members in our division

These numbers may seem intimidating at first, but our division has achieved so much in the past yea I know we are koalafied to strive for more. Although our division is one of the smallest in number of cl within our district, I know we can achieve above and BEEyond many other divisions. I have complete that our division will be recognized as one of the best divisions within CNH history in the next District Convention. I am extremely confident in the leadership team we have during this Key Club year and I look forward to working with all of you over the term. Apart from my passion for service, I also enjoy the science and mathematics. In the future, I hope to dedicate myself in a teaching profession because I believe that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Children: Their Future, Our Focus.â&#x20AC;? One of my most distinguishable traits would be my cheer. I invite you to ask me how I feel during the next DCM or service event. I will be more than willing to show you my passion for this amazing organization.

Buzzing in Koalaty Service, Andrew Chang Division 25 East Lieutenant Governor 2013-2014 Region 7 | CNH District Email:

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Lieutenant Governor 2013-2014

Region 7 news

Meet your 2013-2014 Lieutenant Governors!

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D 3 South Wolves

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d 25 West Pufferfish

Matthew Reminick


Regional News

Division News

Club Election Results! Position




President Vice President Co-Vice President Secretary Treasurer Tech Chair Historian

Ruben Viramontes Taylor Tran Ali Movassaghi Alejandro Banag Van Nguyen

Hannah Luong Kurt Luu Brian Mai Elbert Lim Andrew Nguyen

Sarine K Amanda Ch

Natalie Warmoth

Alan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara

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Meet your 2013-2014 Executive Board!

Executive Assistant Ralph Agbayani

Secretary Sharon Lee

News Editor Marjerrie Masicat

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Kim hakaroe

Jeymz Hipolito Alexandra Muro

Kayla Gonzalez Nataly Gonzalez

Monica Reyes

Lee adagno Aw amos

Catherine Tercero Yazmin Sotelo Norman Dela Fuente Isabel Evangelista

Shannon Sunga Adelita Simon

Paulina Vidanez Bronte Schmit

Joyce Kim Demi Famisan Wayne Kang Timothy Kang Timothy Kao

Delayna Ordonez

Agnes Jennifer

Region 7 Crewneck Designs For all you creative koalas out there, the time has come to design another Region 7 crew neck!! Our region family consists of: D25E Koalas, D25W Pufferfish, D16 White Tigers, D3S Wolves, and D3N Starfish All designs will be gathered and Region 7 Key Clubbers will be able to vote on the final design. The winner will receive a free crew neck and will have the pride in seeing his or her design all across the region, or even district! IMPORTANT: Please send your design to region07.cnhkc@, NO LATER THAN May 4, 2013 by 6:00 PM Don’t forget to inlude our important logos within the desgin!

Did you know? Koalas have two opposable thumbs and three fingers. The opposable thumbs assist the koalas in climbing the trees easily and catching their foods in their paws.

D25E T-Shirts On Sale! Didn’t get the chance to purchase our divisional shirt at the beginning of the year? Well here’s your chance to purchase one! Wear around this super koala-ty shirt and be the coolest kid around. Buy one for your mom, your dad, you siblings, or even your cat! How much is it you ask? It’s only $15! WOW, such a good price. I’d definitely buy one.

*Keep in mind that the ONLY two sizes available for purchase are medium (M) and large (L). Please contact Andrew Chang at for any inquiries about the divisional shirt! 09

Divisional News

Division News

Divisional Task Coordinator Wanted!

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Sunday, May 19th, 2013 @ 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Woodley Park near Lake Balboa

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The WorldFest 2013 Earth Day Festival will be held at the beautiful outdoor setting of Woodley Park in Lake Balboa, CA. We welcome our attendees to a magnificent day filled w entertainment, education and enlightenment. The combination of great music, empoweri speakers, environmental, humanitarian and animal welfare non-profits, kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; activities and a delicious food court make for an earth-friendly experience that is sure to be inspiring and enjoyable for all.

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Saturday, June 8th, 2013




Cleveland High School 8140 Vanalden Ave. Los Angeles, 91335

Valley Family Festival Hosted by Kiwanis Club of Northridge Come out and support our local Kiwanis club this coming summer! Kick off the end of the school year by helping the Kiwanis Club of Northridge set-up canopies, run multiple carnival booths, and more at this annual event. This is also a great opportunity to help inform the community about what Key Club is, Feel free to enjoy this Free Admission festival with games, rides, and some live entertainment as well!

When: May 31st - June 2nd, 2013 Where: Northridge Recreation Center 18300 Lemarsh Street Northridge, CA,91325

Contact the Kiwanis Club of Northridge for more details and to help out.


Divisional News

Make D.C. your destination

JULY 03 - 07




70th Annual Key Club International Convention

Washington D.C. at the Washington Hotel 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20009

Register NOW! There are two ways to attend: 1. Travel as part of a district tour. Consult your district administrator, governor or lieutenant governor for tour information. 2. Travel individually with your own chaperone.

When: July 3-7, 2013



Broaden your knowledge of Key Club and meet new members from all over the world.

Any interested Key Club member can register to attend ICON!

For more information, visit:

Michael C. Anthony

Elizabeth Smart








1. Head over to U Street to try some chili dogs at Ben’s Chili Bowl, a spot with famous fans such as Bill Cosby and U.S. President Barack Obama. 2. Only one mile from the convention hotel, you can see giant pandas—and many other exotic animals—at the Smithsonian National Zoo. 3. Washington D.C. is home to massive monuments, awesome museums and the most famous house in the United States—the White House. 4. Touch a piece of lunar rock at the National Space and Air Museum.

Don’t miss a deadline!

• Early bird tour (prior to May 17) US$175 • Regular tour (after May 17), US$215 • Host committee volunteer rate (prior to May 17), US$120 • Host committee volunteer rate (after May 17), US$215 ***Prices listed does not include airfare or hotel fees.


International Convention 2013

District Co What is it?

Cali-Nev-Haâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 67th Annual District Convention

DAY 1: March 22

When was it?

March 22-24, 201

DAY 2: Mar

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Where was it?

What was this year’s theme?


Anaheim, California

“A Million Waves of Service”

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District Convention 2013

Which day was your favorite? F r i day



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Keynote Speaker: Scott Greenberg

Favorite event? G e n e r al S e s s i o ns Caucus



Alternate Activities


Governor’s Ball Worksh o p s



Favorite side activity? L at e n ight with t h e r o omies B u y i n g Merch


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Meeting New P eople

B reakfast, Lunch, a nd dinner




Pinning them Cuties-Patooties

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Scott Greenberg has inspired hundreds of thousands of people with his unique blend of keynote presentations and workshops. Scott’s uncanny ability to connect with a variety of audiences and discuss universal messages about resilience, leadership and peak performance keep him in constant demand as an inspirational speaker. Presenting to over 60,000 people a year, Scott Greenberg’s diverse client includes countless corporations, associations, government agencies, educational institutions and other groups wantin motivational speakers who both educate and entertain.

After a television program called “Life Choices” did a segme on Scott as a cancer survivor, he was invited to be the keynote speaker at a leadership conference for teens. Havin been inspired by motivational speakers when he was in hig school, Scott jumped at the chance. Instead of focusing on cancer, Scott combined his knowledge of story telling with his interest in human resilience to create a motivational presentation discussing the more universal issues of personal power and overcoming adversity. The response w incredible, and further requests for Scott as an inspirationa speaker poured in. Scott quickly realized he could still mak a living as a storyteller, but now with an added element of helping others. For more information, visit

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If you could describe DCON in one word or phrase, what would it be?

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Meet your new 2013-2014 District Board! From left to right:

D. Governor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victoria Lai D. Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Johansen Pico D. Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Redublo D. Tech Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lincoln To

See you next year in Sacramento!

med in 1925 in Sacramento, California with 11 charter members.


District Convention 2013

Koala of the Month Aaron Aguas

from Kennedy High School Division 25 East cannot ask for a more dedicated member than Aaron Aguas. His conspicuous enthusiasm for the club meets all criteria of a Koala of the Month. Not only has he consistently participated in service projects throughout the year, he also took a leading role in many of our events and fundraisers. During the 2013 CNH District Convention, Aaron impressed everyone throughout the district with his construction of Kenny the Koala. Kenny the Koala is just a glimpse of the extent of effort he dedicates towards this organization and Aaron has contributed to this division with many more ways. Aaron has inspired not only his home club members, but also Key Club members across the division, or even the district. He continues to inspire others to develop leadership, build character, understand inclusiveness, and care for our home, school, and community. Aaron Aguas epitomizes the exemplary qualities of an outstanding Key Club member.

Club of the Month Kennedy High School Kennedy Key Club has grown so much over the past year and its progress can only be described in one word: unBEElievable. Within the division, Kennedy Key Club has one of the highest recruitment rate exemplifying how much work their officers has put in to ensure the success of the club. The officers of Kennedy Key Club submits their paperwork earlier than all other clubs and show candid enthusiasm for working in this organization. In addition, Kennedy Key Club has one of the most spirited and dedicated members within the division. Over the month of April, Kennedy Key Club has held numerous service and fundraising projects. The officers of Kennedy Key Club even went to one of the Kiwanis meetings to establish a stronger connection with our K family. The work of Kennedy Key Club never cease to surprise me. Therefore, Kennedy Key Club definitely deserves the title of Club of the Month.


Club of the Month

Get to know your... Lieutenant Governor! from Granada Hills High School Birthday: September 6, 1996 Hobbies: Sleeping. I am nocturnal and sleep at 3am on most weekdays and even later during the weekends.

Why did you join Key Club?

2010-2011 Freshman Rep. 2011-2012 GHCHS Secretary 2012-2013 GHCHS Vice President 2013-2014 D25E Lt. G

Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. Medical school, law school, nothing less. Like many others, I joined Key Club for my college resume. Nevertheless, over the past years, Key Club has completely altered my personal values. Instead of a doctor/lawyer, I now aspire to become a teacher to cast a permanent impact in my community and to focus on the children and their future. I developed a passion for service and leadership and gained much more than any college experience could offer me. I gained a family.

Why do you love Key Club?

Key Club has empowered me so much over the past years. My personal identification became something greater – a Key Club member who is competent and caring transforming communities worldwide. My scream became something more powerful – it became cheers and spirit and inspiration to other members. Key Club has given me a million waves of experience, inspiration, leadership skills, and “the feels” that I cannot express my gratitude for this organization in simple words. I have been enchanted by the magic of service — not the physical service I perform in Key Club but the spiritual service Key Club enlightens me with. Such magic lies in neither the number of hours nor the position of leadership I attain. It lies in the transformation of my trembling hands when I first made a speech in front of members to strength when I shook hands with the Kiwanis District Governor. It lies in the conversion of my hesitating footsteps when I first approached Key Clubbers of other schools to confidence when I led members in a spirit battle. The people I met in this organization and the experiences I have gained from my Key Club journey make me more than proud to present Division 25 East as not only where I lead, but why I lead.

Name one thing people wouldn’t know about you. I came to the United States three years ago. As a result, I still have difficulties in counting American coins. I count numbers in Chinese instead of English, and most often times, I do not understand American jokes.

*Next month, YOU might be featured!

Contact Information Lieutenant Governor

Andrew Chang email: phone: (818) 294 - 6288

Executive Assistant

Ralph Agbayani email: phone: (818) 259 - 4161


Sharon Lee email: phone: (818) 300 - 7857

News Editor

Marjerrie Masicat email: phone: (818) 442 - 4929

Reminders: - Task Coordinator apps are due May 3rd, 2013 AT 6PM - Lt. G Banquet is coming up! - Region 7 crewneck designs are due May 4th, 2013 - Division 25 East shirts are still on sale! Buy one today! - Mark your calendars for Valley Family Festival, WorldFest, and Relay for Life coming up soon!


Contact Information

Photo: Alex Chiem

Thank you for reading!

a Kiwanis family member

Division 25 East April 2013 Newsletter  

Here it is: the first newsletter of the new term. Meet your new 2013-2014 boards, relive them DCON feels, learn about ICON, and more! Featur...

Division 25 East April 2013 Newsletter  

Here it is: the first newsletter of the new term. Meet your new 2013-2014 boards, relive them DCON feels, learn about ICON, and more! Featur...