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Division 25 East | Region 7 | CNH District

Koala-ty Times Volume 4 | Issue 5

September 2013

Region 7 Key Clubbers listen attentively to the instructions of an icebreaker.

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Table of Contents Division News Editor Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administration Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lieutenant Governor Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Club News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Club Recaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Division News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • Fundraising Tips Region 7 News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • Beach Clean Up Recap Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Event Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

03 04 06 08 10 18 20 22 25 26

R7 Beach Clean Up|20

Club News|08

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A quick message from your 2013 - 2014

Division News Editor n s o s? n r o i est slette g g w y su e ne n a h t ! e ve ha prov know u e im yo Do I can Let m w ho

School has begun and that means it’s time to change things up a bit. I’ve spent some time over the past few weeks trying to find new ways to improve this newsletter. It’s not quite perfect yet but I hope you all like the new changes nonetheless! Again, if you have any suggestions or any type of feedback, please let me know.

Contact Information: email:

d25e.cnhkc.dne@gmail.com

I’m am very excited for the new school year as that constitues new members and new experiences. Let’s take this new year to show everyone new the GOLDEN opportunities Key Club can provide for them. From service to long lasting friendships/relationships, Key Club has got it all. Everyone should look forward to Region Training Conference and Fall Rally, as both those events are coming to a near! Signing out, Marjerrie Masicat

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Administration Messages

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Hello Koalas! As the school year rapidly approaches, I would like to say that Summer 2013 has been a great season for the division. This summer has been filled with many great events such as the Lt.G Banquet, Officer Training Conference, and our monthly DCMs. It was great seeing all you guys out there at so many of the events! It was even better seeing some new faces. One of my goals for the upcoming school year is to not only to recruit more members but to also make them want to stay in Key Club. I hope we can develop a huge family among each of the members—making friendships that will last a lifetime. I hope to see all of you soon! Ralph Martin Agbayani | D25E Executive Assistant email: ralphagbayani@gmail.com

Hello my fellow Koalateers! Wow! Can you believe it? School has already started and it’s another year closer to graduation. Anyway, this division has seriously been growing stronger and stronger each day; it’s incredible. Without the help of each club and the help from Lieutenant Governor Andrew, this division would not be complete. You all are super cool and keep up the great work! Aaaaaand guess what? REGION TRAINING CONFERENCE IS COMING SOON! Do you know what that means?! LEARNING. SERVICE. FRIENDS. CHEERS. BATTLES. AND ALL THAT GREAT STUFF. I honestly can’t wait. RTC is actually one of my favorite events during the Key Club term because it brings in so much excitement and it’s the start of a great year. HONESTLY! I will definitely see you all there! RIGHT?! YES?! OKAY!” Sharon Lee | Division Secretary email: sharonlee.ea@gmail.com

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Administration Messages

Hello D25E Key Clubbers, I hope to meet each and every one of you this upcoming year. I am very excited for some upcoming events where I can hang out with my Ohana, and provide our communities with service. Events such as bonding days, service projects, a benefit concert, and much more are to be expected throughout this new term. I hope to get the opportunity to get to know you on a personal level. Providing Koalaty Service, Michael Lee | Director of Finance and Management email: michael.lee.dfam@gmail.com

Hello Koalas! As summer comes to a close, a new chapter in this Key Club year begins. School has started, and the next generation of Key Clubbers will be joining us shortly in the fight against MNT and the fun of community service. I know our division has the spirit and passion to make these new Koalas feel as welcome as possible. The officers are working their hardest to make this year more impactful than the last, and I cannot wait to see what great service events and fundraisers will take place! I look forward to receiving this month’s MRFs and reading about all the progress each club has made! RTC and Fall Rally are just around the corner and DCON is even closer than you think, so make this year count and continue serving your Division, District, and Key Club International. Eric Schuman | Director of Reports and Operations email: eric.r.schuman@gmail.com

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Andrew Cha

D25E Lieutenan District Conven Division 25 East email: d25e.cn

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Lt. Governor Message

5 East Koalas!

sed and school will begin very soon. I have seen so much growth in all of you that I cannot be more your Lt. Governor. Always remember that: YOU ARE ALL LEADERS - leaders of the clubs you serve, leaders nd leaders of your home, school, and community. To condense my message into a few lines, I will include Reum that District Governor Victoria shared with the District Board during the recent Summer Board ce:

ou will have the experience of thinking up a new idea, planning it, organizing it, following it to a completion e magnificently successful. I also hope you’ll go through the same process and have it ‘bomb out.’  now how it feels to ‘run’ with your heart and lose … horribly!  chieve some great good for mankind but have nobody know about it except for you.  nd something so worthwhile that you deem it worthy of investing your life within it.  e frustrated and challenged enough to begin to push back the very barriers of your own personal limitations.  a stupid mistake, get caught red-handed and are big enough to say those magic words: ‘I was wrong.’  much of yourself that some days you wonder if it’s all worth it.  agnificent obsession that will give you reason for living and purpose and direction and life.  worst kind of criticism for everything you do because that makes you fight to achieve beyond what you

experience of leadership.”

y best in the upcoming school year.

uestions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime. Keep in mind that you will always I have committed myself to serve each and everyone of you.

oala-ty Service

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nt Governor ntion Committee Secretary t | Region 7 nhkc.ltg@gmail.com

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Club News

Club

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Articles are produced by each club, written by an officer or member about an event in the past month! Send your article to d25e.cnhkc.dne@gmail.com

Region 7 Beach Clean Up Recap (More on page 20!)

Kayla Gonzalez | James Monroe HS On July 20th, the Region 7 Ohana gathered together for their annual beach clean up. It was a day filled with service, amusement, and spirit! This summer event was a great opportunity to meet new friends and come together to serve the area! The clean up was followed by games and spirit battles that made for great memories. The Region 7 Beach Clean Up was an experience that will not be forgotten! We can’t wait until next year!

Park Clean Up Norman De La Fuente | John F. Kennedy HS Kennedy Key Club’s main project for the month of July was a park clean-up. The event took place in Balboa Lake Park where a large portion of the surrounding area is made up of grass and sand picnic spots, the spots are often littered with plastic cups and water bottles. Key Club President Jeymz Hipolito saw a chance to combine a community service event with a board member brain storming session. He made sure that we had adequate time to clean a large area then have a meeting afterwards. The meeting was beneficial to club growth especially since the board members had enough time to think for back-to-school events. This meeting left everyone with a big boost in confidence that is much needed in the upcoming year.

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News Bake Sale Fundraiser

Natalie Warmoth Birmingham Charter HS

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Club News

On a very sunny day at the Balboa Park you could smell the sweet scent of baked goods. On July 13th, Birmingham held a bake sale during the Children’s Baseball game. The game went from 9-4 in the afternoon. All officers contributed goods. Historian Natalie brought cookies and brownies. President Ruben brought small bags of chips, change, water, ice, and a cooler. Vice president Taylor made very cute cupcakes along with Secretary Allen. We had assorted goods for snacks during the game. It was very hot and we were only allowed to sell outside the gates. Water was a very big success because everyone was very thirsty and the players especially. We were able to make around 30 dollars. This was a good learning experience for Birmingham Key Club because we learned about placing our sale in better locations. We learned that we shouls bring more products appropriate for the weather since it was too hot for sweets. As we watched the game, we discussed ways to make more profit like the ice cream man. During the times when the sales went slow, we had a small club meeting. Since our Vice president Taylor couldn’t make it, our co-vice president Ali showed up. He came up with strategies to attract the people to our water and goods. Though the profit was small, we learned many new things for future venues and better products. At the end of the day, each one of us took some good advice home. All in a hard day’s work!

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Club Recaps

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C L U B RECAPS

Club Recaps are created by each individual club giving each club an opportunity to reflect, make goals, and advertise to the entire division!


Cleveland Key Club
 
 
 
 This Saturday August 10th, join come Cleveland join Key Club at Sweet Snow snow from 12pm-11pm! The address is

9420 Reseda Blvd. #7 Northridg e, CA 91324. 91324 Snow cream is a unique cross crcross between between shave finely ice and ice textured cream Hawaiian shaved ice and creamy ice cream.

cream. If you please, you can add add fruits, fresh nuts or a variety of other toppings! When you make your order

please show them this page printed or on your smart phone: 



 


http://sweetsn owcream.com/ cleveland‐ keyclub


“Though the weather wasn’t at its best for the beach, it was definitely a pleasant joy to see the Region 7 family since there are only so many Region events. Not only was it a happy reunion, what’s a Key Club event without service? So, we further bonded while we were in groups scavenging the beach for litter.” –Hannah Luong Cleveland Key Club President.


Kennedy OPERATION GRATITUDE: Operation Gratitude is an event that pays tribute to the men and women who serve the United States Armed Forces. It consists of activities such as paracord survival bracelet making, stuffing bears to send to children with parents currently fighting overseas, and making care packages consisting of essential supplies for the soldiers. Operation Gratitude was held from July 31st to August 2nd, and August 6th at the Army National Guard Warehouse. “My personal experience with Operation Gratitude was more demanding but equally more rewarding. In attendance were 3 other Kennedy Key Clubbers together with Division 25 East LTG, Andrew Chang. The main activity for the day was stuffing camouflagedressed bears. The task was pretty basic and we had enough time to converse, socialize and talk about events while in the process of stuffing the bears. However, after about 30 minutes of stuffing, one of the people in charge of the operation asked me and Jeymz Hipolito, the Kennedy Key Club President, to help with the actual boxes. We transferred the boxes from one crate to another in an assembly line fashion; we then covered the finished crate with shrink wrap. The work was actually a lot more fun than it sounds like. After that we resumed to stuffing bears, it got repetitive but the company of my fellow Key Clubbers made a seemingly boring event into a chance to get to know each other better and show our gratitude to troops at the same time. If given the chance, I would happily do it all over again.�

-Norman Dela Fuente, Kennedy Key Club Tech Editor


JAMES MONROE For James Monroe Key Club, this past month has been dedicated to planning for the new school year. The board I serve and I have met and discussed all our goals for this coming school year. We have brainstormed many ideas for member recruitment, our first meetings, new events, and new fundraisers. We are planning start working with the MEND organization, and hope to turn it into a monthly service project. We plan to hit the ground running this year, because we want all of James Monroe High School to see what Key Club is all about.

Home of the Vikings! This coming school year, I plan on bringing the Key Club spirit to the halls of James Monroe High School. The board I serve wants to see an increase in enthusiasm for Key Club. We want the incoming members to experience all the fun and joy we have while serving through this organization. We plan to make this the year of Key Club for Monroe. -Kayla Gonzalez JMHS Key Club


Northridge Academy Northridge Academy August was a big month for Northridge Academy Key Club. This month we were presented with our official club charter! On August 6 some of the board members attended the Chatsworth Kiwanis DCM, our sponsoring Kiwanis club, to be officially presented with our charter! At the Kiwanis meeting, we sat next to some other Key Clubbers from division 25 West, Reseda and Chatsworth Key Clubs. It was really nice to see others clubs that were being sponsored by Chatsworth Kiwanis to be participating in the meeting too! Hopefully, we will attend more DCMs from our sponsoring Kiwanis club. We heard some great things from the Chatsworth Kiwanis Club president Timothy Ross about all the events their club is taking part in. After hearing all these great reports and future events of the Kiwanis, we were presented with our charter by Lieutenant Governor Lucia Montano and presented with Northridge Academy Key Club’s bell and gavel. Watch out Koalas! The Pumas are here and hunting down some service!


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Club Recaps

C L U B RECAPS Check back next month for up-to-date news and updates from every single club!

Got a suggestion or request for the club you serve? Let an officer know!


Division News

Divisio

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Fundraising

1 PLANNING

Get ALL school paperwork approved before starting your fundraiser. Plan things at least 3 weeks ahead of time.

rt? ve no idea on how to sta Want to fundraise but ha e right place! Well, you’ve come to th

2 PLANNING

Proceeds go only toward the intended charity/fund.

3 ADVERTISE

Set a realistic goal.

Make posters (and make them attractive and fun!)

Set a budget—make money, don’t lose it!

Use social media! Facebook, Tumblr, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Fundraising should not feel like a chore, it should be FUN!

Invite people personally. Announce your event at club meetings Make flyers and hand them out

Still stuck on what kind of funraisers to do? bake sale car wash carnival night back to school night club rush chocolate boxes sell boba club buttons open house movie night bonding day donuts and coffee frozen yogurt fundraiser bake-off talent show club attire karaoke night holiday gift wrapping cookie dough cupcakes

Remember there is no fundraising without the FUN. Make all your funsraising events fun and enjoyable to the members you serve! For more infomation and ideas, please contact DFAM Michael Lee at michael.lee.dfam@gmail.com or visit http://tinyurl.com/cnhfundraise or http://tinyurl.com/kcfundraise

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Division News

Next DCM?

September 28, 2013 Where: John Burroughs HS Time: TO BE ANNOUNCED *This DCM will take place during RTC

Spend an afternoon with your Koala Ohana after a morning of workshops and icebreakers with many other Key Clubbers in the region. The division will be going over important information about new service projects, potential training conferences, Fall Rally, the upcoming D25E Benefit Concert, and much, much more. Make the most of your RTC and be sure to participate and be a part of the September DCM.

Did you know? Koalas spend most of their day resting or sleeping (almost 20 hours each day for sleeping and resting).

Missed the Membership Recruitment Leadership Conference? Never fear! You can contact Lt. G Andrew Chang or DNE Marjerrie Masicat for the workshops presented during the event!

Follow the following for constant updates:

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Region News

Region

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Up n a le C h c a Region 7 Be Overview

Isabel Evengelista | John F. Kennedy HS On a very overcast morning, I awoke to the excitement for Region 7 Beach Clean Up at Dockweiler Beach. I was looking forward to developing closer relationships with the members and board of the club that I serve and meeting new people throughout the Region. As the day progressed, Beach Clean-Up turned out to be more eventful than expected. As soon as I arrived at the beach, we began with various ice breakers to become acquainted with one another. Afterwards, we were given some free time to go in the water before we started grouping up to clean up the beach. Once Beach Clean-Up began, everyone was assigned to group up with people who share a mutual birthday month. This allowed everyone in the region to have a chance to meet at least one person from each division. After beach clean-up, we had lunch provided by food trucks then had DCM. Afterwards, there were a couple more activities to squeeze in before the day was done. This included tug of war, making s’mores, and spirit battles. Overall, I feel that Beach Clean-Up was a great day. I got what I expected out of it, and more. I look forward to the next time I can bond with my Region 7 ohana and see everyone again.

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7 News

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Recognition

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Recogn

Koala of the Month: Tyle

With increased attendance to Key Club even dedication to what Key Club stands for. In th miss one service event or conference. As an a his interest by attending the Joint OTC. Not o brings his own camera to events in order to c that Key Club often creates amongst membe community. He is not required to take these time again. With the willingness to go above whenever necessary, he certainly has exemp core values of leadership, character building shown for this organization certainly makes Koala of the Month.

Northridge Academy Key Club has fin addition of the club means greatly fo Club members have continued to sho motivation to the rest of the koala fam within the division, members of Nort participate in division wide functions fundraisers. President Monica frequen team and the board she serves. Office completed all club paperwork startin available to them, Northridge Academ dedication and motivation unrivaled the division is proud to nominate No Month for the month of August.

Club of the


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Recognition

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nts, Tyler Kowta has shown immense he burning heat of July, Tyler has yet to aspiring officer, Tyler has demonstrated only that, he has put in the effort to always capture those candid, joyous memories ers while they enjoy serving their shots, yet he voluntarily does so time and e the expected and lend a helping hand plified throughout this entire month the g, inclusiveness, and caring. The zeal he has him an extremely koala-fied candidate for

nally gained its charter over this term. The or the division as Northridge Academy Key ow exemplary qualities of determination and mily. Despite being one of the smallest clubs thridge Academy Key Club have continued to s and organized its own service projects and ntly communicates with the division leadership ers of Northridge Academy Key Club have ng from August. Although having few resources my Key Club has persistently shown me the d by other clubs. As it continues to develop, orthridge Academy Key Club as the Club of the

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Recognition

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Officer of the Month: De

Demi

Vice President Demi Famisan has responsibilities as the vice preside and her charisma and hardwork g banquet. In addition, she had tak Van Nuys Key Club with the vacan ask me and division leadership te when fulfilling the responsibilities would often hear positive comme President Demi. She frequently co she serves. She enthusiastically as concerns. The motivation she exu towards this organization is admi East. Therefore, Vice President De the Month for the month of Augu

Saturday, September Region 7 Training Con Whrere: John Burroug Time: TO BE ANNOUN

Saturday, September September DCM Whrere: John Burroug Time: TO BE ANNOUN


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Event Calendar

emi Famisan

truly gone above and BEEyond her regular ent. She had served on the banquet committee greatly contributed to the success of the ken over the responsibilities of a club secretary for ncy of the secretary position. She would readily eam for any questions she might encounter s of a club secretary. From President Joyce, I entary regarding the leadership qualities of Vice ommunicates with the board and the division sks for clarification whenever she has any udes and the continuous dedication she puts irable and exemplary for the Koalas of Division 25 emi is KOALAfied to be nominated as the Koala of ust.

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Learn to serve, lead, and learn everything you need to know about Key Club with the entire region! Meet people from 3 North Starfish, 3 South Wolves, D16 White Tigers, D25E Koalas, and D25W Pufferfish. Attend workshops, play icebreakers, partiicpate in spirit battles! RTC will not only educate you but YOU will have fun.

During Region Training Conference, our September DCM will be hosted. Not only will you be able to see other members from other divisions, but you will definitely be able to spend some more KOALA-ty time with your Koala Ohana!

Event Calendar


Contact Information Lieutenant Governor

Andrew Chang

email: d25e.cnhkc.ltg@gmail.com phone: (818) 294 - 6788 Executive Assisstant

Ralph Agbayani

email: ralphagbayani@gmail.com phone: (818) 259 - 4161 Division Secretary

Sharon Lee

email: sharonlee.ea@gmail.com phone: (818) 300 - 7857 Division News Editor

Marjerrie Masicat

email: d25e.cnhkc.dne@gmail.com phone: (818) 442 - 4929 Director of Finance and Management

Michael Lee

email: michael.lee.dfam@gmail.com phone: (818) 337 - 8126 Director of Reports and Operations

Eric Schuman

email: eric.r.schuman@gmail.com phone: (818) 590 - 9460

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Thank you for reading!

Cleveland Key Clubbers pose for a group picture after a long day of service and bonding at the beach!

a Kiwanis family member www.cnhkeyclub.org

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Division 25 East September 2013 Newsletter