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Division 25 East | Region 7 | CNH District

Koala-ty Times Volume 4 | Issue 3

July 2013

Photo: Isabel Evangelista

Key Club Member Jesse Gonzaga welcomes people to WorldFest and hands them bags to carry free items with.

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

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Opening Page


Table of Contents In this Issue: Opening Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01 Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02 Division News Editor Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03 Lt. Governor Message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 04 Club News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 06 *WorldFest Division News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08 * Lt. G Banquet * Dvision 25 East and West Joint OTC * Division Shirt Designs Region News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 * Region 7 Beach Clean Up * Region 7 Hoodies District News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 * DCON 2014 Theme Design Contest * The 2013-2014 LegaBEES Koala of the Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Club of the Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Officer of the Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Get To Know Your... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Event Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Divisional Board Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

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Cleveland

Granada Hills

Kennedy Monroe Northridge Academy Van Nuys

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A quick message from your 2013 - 2014

Division News Editor School is out and summer vacation has begun but that does not mean our service to the community ends! We should all take this down time to not only relax before the school years starts once again but to also create a stronger Division 25 East Ohana. To become closer, of course, we would all need to collaborate and make an effort to attend events held by the division. There are several ways to keep yourself updated on upcoming events. You can either contact your president or visit one of the following: the CNH Key Club Division 25 East Facebook page (https:// www.facebook.com/groups/106190519419222/), the division Tumblr (http://d25ekoalas.tumblr.com/), and the division website (http://d25ekeyclub.wix.com/koalas)! Once again, I encourage any members take photos during an event to send it to me! Your picture may end up in one of these newsletters in the near future. No photos? Then write about an event! You don’t have to be the best at writing. In fact, writing about an event can help improve your skills as a writer. Either way, photos or event articles, you can send them to me at any time.

Contact Information: email:

d25e.cnhkc.dne@gmail.com

Got a question about anything artistic based or technological based? You are more than welcome to come and contact me, especially if it has to do with something on Gmail, Google Reflectors, photography, graphic standards, etc. I am always here to help! You can speak with me during an event, through email, or even through Facebook message. Until the next event, Marjerrie Masicat

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Hello Division 25 East Koalas! Serving as your Lieutenant Governor for the 2013-2014 term, I have one the best times months. For the past few days, I have been revisiting the goals I have planned and promises I have made during Concla say that with all of your help our division has definitely made progress along the goals which I planned for my term. The acronym SCREAM.

Socially NOT Awkward. Prior to my installment, I planned to incorporate more training conference for the division in o properly serve the members. Seeing that the Division 25 East and West Joint Officer Training Conference (OTC) is appro see the actualization of this goal. In addition, I hoped to implement more divisional wide service events once elected. O has promoted numerous division wide service projects, including Worldfest and Valley Family Fun Festival. I am looking attendance rate at the upcoming division wide Relay for Life service project.

Chang up the Connections! I wanted to strengthen the connections for our division, including the connections betwe division, between our division and divisions within our region, and between our division and our Kiwanis Family. Over t definitely saw these connections made as we implemented division wide service projects which helped connected sch division. We also held service projects with our Kiwanis sponsors such as the Valley Family Fun Festival. Now, I strive to s connections between our division and the CNH district by enforcing accurate submissions of Monthly Report Forms (M and articles.

Release the KOALAty Spirit. An important aspect of Division 25 East Koalas is our spirit. At conclave, I promised to enh the spirit of our division by making Key Club an enjoyable experience for all Koalas. These past months’ DCMs have incr in member attendance. This is an indication that the DCMs have become more enjoyable for the members as the divisio implemented and will continue to implement specific themes for the DCM of each month.

Everything YOU want. The first and foremost thing I wanted to ensure is that the division pays attention to what YOU, members, has to say. Through the aid of modern technologies, the division has been able to conduct online surveys an receive numerous reflections and articles from members. In order to recognize each members’ voice, the results of thes surveys and the member reflections have been inserted on the monthly newsletter. Admire Us! I hoped to lead our division to become THE exemplary division within our district, and furthermore, within Club International. Although I cannot guarantee that this is true as of now, I can without hesitation guarantee you that division is making progress towards this goal.

Make me your Lieutenant Governor! Being elected to serve as Division 25 East Lieutenant Governor has been one of best things that have happened to me. I want to assure you that your support will pay off and I will put in my best effor effectively lead this division. Nevertheless, to ensure the success of this division, your help is dire. Recognize that Buzzing in Koalaty Service, Andrew Chang each and everyone of you is a leader who do have the Division 25 East Lieutenant Governor 2013-2 potential to bring great changes to the world. Have a Golden month, Koalas!

Region 7 | CNH District Email: d25e.cnhkc.ltg@gmail.com


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WorldFest

Club News

Jessie Aw | Granada Hills Charter HS On May 19th, Granada Hills Charter High School Key clubbers attended Worldfest at Balboa Park from 10:30AM to 7:00PM. Worldfest is a vegan festival with live music, empowering speakers, environmental, animal welfare, and humanitarian non-profits. As well as kid’s activities and a delicious food court in order to give an earth- friendly experience to all. This service event is joint with our sister division, 25 West Puffer fish. Volunteers would introduce speakers to intriguing lectures about recycling and converting train carts into condos in Detroit. Koalas also volunteered at zero waste zones that made sure attendees recycled their trash in the right locations. The different bins were compost and recyclable and trash. Overall Key Club members had an amazing experience as they served the community and learned more about the world and the environment. There was even a free treat, ice cream, as an award for all the hardworking volunteers. It was a good memory filled with accomplishment and fun.


Alan O’Hara | Cleveland HS On May 19, 2013, members from Division 25 East Key Club attended an event by the name of World Fest. World Fest is an annual celebration of music, the environment, animals and humanity and its purpose is to raise awareness of the protection or our environment. Celebrity guests were in attendance at this event such as Debra Wilson, a MadTV comedian. Members experienced new things such as zip car ride shuttles to World Fest at the parking lot. There were many jobs for volunteers to do. Most volunteers were involved in the Eco-Trash, but some volunteers worked booths such as Ruben Viramontes who worked the waterfiltration booth. Volunteers were also able to walk dogs. Some of the Kennedy high school koalas were able to hand out Eco-bags to those who were entering the festival. What seems to me the most interesting part is the fact that all the food at the festival was vegan. This shows that the festival really is trying to raise awareness about the protection of our environment so it’s safe to say this festival would not be fun for meat lovers.

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Division News

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Celebrate the end of the school year with your themed Lt. G Banquet! Take this as a KOALA-ty know the 2013-2014 club officers, executive bo from our division. Filled with farewell addresse entertainment, food, and our annual auction fo be a great start to your summer.

Did you know? Koala young are known as ‘joeys’. Scientists often refer to them using terms like ‘juveniles’, ‘pouch young’ and ‘back young’.

WHEN: June 22, 2013 @ 3PM - 9 WHERE: Van Nuys Elks Lodge

14440 Friar Street Van Nuys, CA, 91401

***Attendees do not have to dress in Disney costumes.

Tickets are $15 pre-sale and

Join Division 25 East Koalas and Division 25 West Pufferfish along the “GOLDEN Brick Road to Service.” From “Finding a Fundraiser” to “How to BEE a Leader”, the Division 25 east and West Joint OTC will provide you with many different informative workshops that will definitely benefit in developing important leadership skills. If you are a club officer, remember to attend this important training conference. Club members are very welcomed to attend as well.

WHEN: Saturday, June 29th, 201 WHERE: Sierra Canyon High Sch

20801 Rinaldi Street Chatsworth, CA, 9131

TIME: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM ***Please keep in mind

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Division News

T-Shirt Design Guidelines Please keep the colors of the T-shirt consistent with our division colors: green and black. For more information on graphic standards, please visit http://cnhkeyclub. org/downloads/ Resources/Graphics/ GraphicStandards.pdf OR http://www.keyclub.org/ fad/cm/brand.aspx Please also be aware of possible copyright infringement issues. Make sure the work you turn in is YOUR OWN ORIGINAL WORK.

Your T-Shirt submission must include the following: - “Key Club 2013-2014” - “Division 25 East” - “Region 7” - “Cali-Nev-Ha” - All club names in alphabetical order: - Birmingham - Cleveland - Granada Hills Charter - Kennedy - Monroe - Northridge Academy - Van Nuys - Key Club International logo - The division mascot: a koala!

@d25ekoalas Follow us on Tumblr!


Division 25 East T-Shirt Desgins The division is now taking shirt designs for the 2013-2014 term! This is your opportunity to tap into your creative side send in a design. All D25E Koalas will be able to vote on the winning design. The creator of the winning design will not only be able to see his or her work shown throughout the entire division but they will also receive a free 2013-2014 division shirt.

Due Date: June 28th, 2013 @ 6PM Send to d25e.cnhkc.dne@gmail.com Remember to follow all guidelines! Happy submissions and good luck!

d25ekeyclub.wix.com/koalas Check out the new Division Website!

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Region 7 news

Join the 3 North Starfish, 3 South Wolves, 16 White Tigers, 25 East Koalas, and 25 West Pufferfish in their annual Region 7 Beach Clean-Up event! Earn community service hours, eat (GOOD) food, play games, meet new people, and have random jam sessions with Key Clubbers from Burbank to Santa Clarita! This BEEutiful summer beach day will definitely be a highlight of your summer!

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Saturday, July 20th, 2013 Dockweiler Beach 12501 Vista Del Mar Playa del Rey, CA, 90293 10 AM - 7 PM (tentative)

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District News

The DCON 2014 Theme is...

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And currently, YOU are able to turn in your own DCON 2014 Theme Designs to the District!

All submissions are due JULY 6TH, 2013 @ 6PM and are to be sent to “cnhkc.dcon@ gmail.com”

BEE AWARE OF THE GUIDELINES! - Your theme design must relate to the 2014 convention theme, “Your Golden Ticket” - Remember to include “Cali-Nev-Ha Key Club DCON 2014” in your theme design - Remember to include our Key Club International and CNH logos in your theme design - It is recommended that the CNH colors (black and yellow) and mascot (bee) are used in your design, but don’t let these elements limit your ideas and creativity - Theme design should be flexible in that it can be changed and used in many different ways. - BEEware of possible copyright issues - The design must be submitted in .png (Photoshop) or Adobe Illustrator Format


Introducing the 2013-2014

LegaBEES

District Board

District Governor - Victoria Lai District Secretary - Amanda Redublo District Treasurer - Johansen Pico District Tech Editor - Lincoln To

District Committees

Communications and Marketing Chair - Jennifer Nguyen District Convention Chair - Madison Draper Kiwanis Family and Foundation Chair - Susan Chor Member Recognition Chair - Carissa Yen Member Relations Chair - Jeffrey Xiong Policy, International Business, and Elections Chair - Jacob Torres Service Projects Chair - Kelly Soares District News Editor - Kelly Chan

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Koala of the Month Brian Bautista

from Granada Hills Charter High School Brian Bautista has been an exemplary member this month. He is always volunteering for events and stays long hours for them, often from beginning until the very end. He demonstrates Key Club’s core values of caring, by helping out both officers and members, alike at any of the events; inclusiveness, by being hospitable to event goers and greeting any fellow members; leadership, by taking the initiative to volunteer first whenever someone needs the help; and character-building, by being all-around an optimistic member who has a zeal for service. His compassion for others and dedication to service is certainly evident in all the events he has attended this month and months prior. Throughout the year, Brian has also maintained constant attendance, if not increasing attendance to events. And he is always sporting a smile whenever someone calls for a volunteer at a certain booth or for help unloading things from a car. For these reasons, Brian Bautista certainly qualifies as Koala of the Month.


Club of the Month Birmingham High School

Over the past terms, Birmingham Charter Key Club has not been unequivocally the most active club within the division. Nevertheless, within these past months, I have seen tremendous growth with Birmingham Charter Key Club that I decided to nominate Birmingham Charter Key Club as the Club of the Month. In the past, Birmingham Charter Key Club has experienced difficulties in submitting its paperwork on time. However, for these past few months, Birmingham Charter Key Club has been one of the first clubs to turn in their monthly paperwork. This month, Birmingham Charter Key Club is one of the few clubs that submitted all assigned paperwork. In addition, I have been seeing an increasing member attendance at division council meetings and division wide service projects. This is an indication of the dedication Birmingham Charter Key Club leaders, including both officers and members, have put in to this organization to ensure the betterment of our community. Although Birmingham Charter Key Club has a lot of areas that need in improvements, as a Lieutenant Governor, I am proud to say that Birmingham Charter Key Club definitely has the potential to make and achieve those improvements. Therefore, for the month of June, I nominate Birmingham Charter Key Club as the Club of the Month. Signed, Andrew Chang

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Club of the Month


Officer of the Month Hannah Luong

from Cleveland High School When I thought of nominating an Officer of the Month for June, Cleveland Key Club President Hannah Luong’s name immediately came to my mind. Throughout this month, Hannah has been such a great help to the division and has exemplified the type of leadership Division 25 East Key Club continues to strive to develop. As the coordinator for the Relay for Life service project held at Reseda, President Hannah has constantly updated me on the logistics of the event while maintaining her responsibilities to the club she serves as the president. With her ceaseless reminders and conspicuous efforts, Division 25 East Key Club was able to fundraise over $700 as a team at the Relay for Life event. In addition, President Hannah has been able to maintain membership attendance at service projects for her club even though it is summer break. This indicates her exceptional leadership abilities and efforts in communicating with the members she serve to publicize the golden ticket of service. The on time submissions of Cleveland Key Club’s monthly paperwork for the past months further show the time which President Hannah dedicates in communicating with her officer board. I am beyond fortunately to be able to work with such a great leader and friend as the Lieutenant Governor and anticipate continuous growth from Cleveland Key Club under the leadership of President Hannah. Signed, Andrew Chang


Get to know... Ralph Agbayani Executive Assistant

Birthday: March 19th, 1997 Any hobbies?

Some of my hobbies include singing, dancing, playing piano, guitar, and uke, and designing!

Name one thing people wouldn’t know about you. Most peopele don’t know that I used to be really shy until the 8th grade. [Joining Key Club] in 9th grade has helped me become even more confident and a much more sociable person.

Why did you join Key Club? I joined Key Club because my friend told me about it. I went to a meeting and was soon interested.

Why do you love Key Club? I love Key Club because of the service we provide, the spirit we show, and the family we create. 2011 - 2012 Key Club member 2012 - 2013 Key Club member 2013 - 2014 D25E Executive Assistant

*Next month, YOU might be featured!

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Get to know...


Event Calendar JUNE 2013

June 1 - Valley Family Festival June 2 - Valley Family Festival June 8 - Relay for Life June 15 - June DCM June 22 - Lt. G Banquet Van Nuys Elks Lodge 14440 Friar Street Van Nuys, CA, 91401 3PM - 9:30PM June 29 - D25E and D25W Joint OTC Sierra Canyon High School 20801 Rinaldi Street Chatsworth, CA, 91311 8:30AM - 3PM

JULY 2013

July 20 - Region 7 Beach Clean Up Dockweiler Beach 12501 Vista Del Mar Playa Del Rey, CA, 90293

June 28 - T-Shirt Designs Due Please email all shirt designs for the 2013-2014 year to d25e.cnhkc.dne@ gmail.com

July 6 - DCON 2014 Theme Designs Due Please emails all submissions to cnhkc. dcon@gmail.com

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events!


Contact Information Lieutenant Governor

Andrew Chang email: d25e.cnhkc.ltg@gmail.com phone: (818) 294 - 6288

Executive Assistant

Ralph Agbayani email: ralphagbayani@gmail.com phone: (818) 259 - 4161

Secretary

Reminders: - Lt. G Banquet is June 22nd, 2013! - All officers are required to attend the Joint OTC - Division T-Shirt Designs are due June 28th at 6PM

Sharon Lee email: sharonlee.ea@gmail.com phone: (818) 300 - 7857

- DCON 2014 Theme Designs are due July 6th

News Editor

- Region 7 Beach Clean Up is on July 20th

Marjerrie Masicat email: d25e.cnhkc.dne@gmail.com phone: (818) 442 - 4929

Director of Finance/Management Michael Lee email: michael.lee.ghchs.keyclub@gmail.com phone: (818) 337 - 8126

Director of Reports/Operations Eric Schuman email: eric.r.schuman@gmail.com phone: (818) 590 - 9460

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Photo: Alan O’ Hara

Diane Huynh smears pie into Alex Munguia’s face as part of the “A dollar to pie” fundraiser.

Thank you for reading!

a Kiwanis family member www.cnhkeyclub.org


Division 25 East July 2013 Newsletter