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THE BEAR CAVE

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 8, FEBRUARY EDITION

BEAR CREEK

CAESAR CHAVEZ

LINCOLN LODI HIGH

TOKAY

STOCKTON EARLY COLLEGE ACADEMY

Middle College

MCNAIR

A DIVISION 27 NORTH PUBLICATION MEMBER OF REGION 16, CALI-NEV-HA DISTRICT, KEY CLUB INTERNATIONAL PROUDLY SPONSORED BY KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL


HELLO GRIZZLIES! DCON is slowly rolling around the corner and I highly encourage all of you to attend, especially newly elected officers. Though the prices may be a bit higher than expected, I promise you will have the time of your life! Not only will you be witnessing your current LTG Justine, retire, you will also have the opportunity in watching your newly elected LTG installed. In addition to this, you will meet many wonderful members who may have made heavy impacts and changed the lives of others with their dedication to serve. It has been a sincere pleasure working alongside all of you, watching clubs grow and serve with a smile. Serving in grizzly spirit, 2012-2013 Tech Editor Carmen Chen

featuring . . . 03 - LTG REMARKS

04 - CLUB UPDATES 06 - SERVICE ARTICLES 09 - UPCOMING EVENTS


LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

REMARKS

The last few months have been a roller coaster ride. With retirement coming down the road, I can’t help but feel sad that the term is coming to a close. Being your Lieutenant Governor has truly been an honor, and I have high hopes for the division this coming year. The new LTG-elect will do a fantastic job and I truly BEElieve that the Grizzlies will become bigger and better than it ever was. We have served our community diligently, and it is your genuine desire to serve that makes the world a better place. Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into service, and I hope this has been a memorable Key Club year for you! Last but not least, I encourage all of you to attend DCON on March 22-24th in Anaheim, California. For more information, please contact your club officers. It’s a great way to end the year with a BANG! As I always say: “Start strong, end strong.” Let’s make the last few weeks count! Forever in spirit and service, 2012-2013 Lieutenant Governor Justine Chang

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PRESIDENT CLUB UPDATES

Happy New Year! Welcome back everyone! MCHS Key Club was delighted to volunteer at the Stockton Salvation Army on December 21 to help organize and distribute toy presents to children of many underprivileged families. It was a wonderful experience, and we can’t wait to help the hard-working volunteers there who help make everything possible another time! MCHS will be returning back to school on January 14. In the meantime, we are getting our delegates ready for conclave! The year has gone by so fast! We are super excited to be supporting an LTG candidate from our own club! Miss Demaree Ramos, we wish you the best!!!! As DCON is quickly approaching, we are forming our list of members who would like to go, as well as calculating expenses, and booking hotel and transformation. Club elections for the next term will also be taking place. Candidates for our various offices are preparing their winning speeches to present to the whole club! I’m looking forward to welcoming our new board that will continue our legacy!

LAYLA YU, MCHS McNair participated at the Stockton Holiday Mini-Con at Spanos Center where we helped the venders with any assistance with the Friday Night Live and AVID groups. We also did a Santa’sLittle Helpers collaboration with the Hmong Club where we donate winter clothings to the Saint Mary Family Shelter. Our upcoming events would be the Kiwanis Crab Feed Dinner Fundraiser and our Film Festival at school.

YVONNE HO, MCNAIR

Happy new year, Grizzlies! This past month SECA’s Key Club participated in many holiday-themed service events where we were able to spread the spirit of service! Many of us worked alongside kids that were really excited to see Santa and do little games and crafts that some of our members helped with. It’s so wonderful to see them all so happy! We are currently getting ready for a cookie dough fundraiser and a Chipotle fundraiser coming up. Our club is also in the works of planning everything for DCON!

ISABELLE THAM, SECA

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A few weeks ago our members volunteered to help at the Salvation Army. We sorted many toys and the workers there had been extremely friendly. The following day we went to the Salvation Army once again to distribute the toys. It was nice seeing all the wonderful smiles on these children faces. While we were there we met some students from UOP. They were from Circle K and informed us what their organization does. At the moment the officers and I are trying our best to find service opportunities. We are thinking about volunteering at the Saint Mary’s Interfaith Dining Hall. Also, we are getting ready to talk about the crab feed in February. Members can’t wait to serve the guests since they had a blast last year. Sounds extremely exciting!

STEPHANIE ANG, CAESAR CHAVEZ

Here are our recent doings: -Kiwanis Crab Feed (01-12-13) -Lodi Lake Clean Up w/ Environmental Club (01-12-13) -Starting a few new fundraisers for DCON -Elections start end of Jan. -Two delegates for Conclave will be chosen at this weeks meeting. -Conclave is mandatory for all Lodi members going to DCON.

KATHY LE, LODI HIGH

With Christmas and the New Year coming up, December was the perfect time for the members of Key Club to give a couple of hours out of their day to volunteer and give back to the community during the holiday season. We contacted the Salvation Army, and were given the opportunity to help out at their annual Coat Distribution. Members were given the task of packing cans and boxes of food into bags for families, organizing and arranging numerous coats by gender, age, and size, and setting up for the distribution day. We volunteered at the Salvation Army for three days in a row, and despite the amount of work we completed on the two previous days, the members were absolutely enthusiastic and energetic to distribute coats to families on the distribution day. During the distribution, the members helped people shop for coats, restocked coats on the racks, and held up “free coats” signs outside. Everyone worked very hard, and they did a great job at the Salvation Army!

JANIS HO, LINCOLN

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PAWS UP IN SERVICE On December 21, I volunteered at the Stockton Salvation Army for the holiday season. My fellow members and I were joined by many other volunteers, including some members from UOP Circle K. When we got there, we were assigned different tasks. I was put in charge of finding presents to give to the runner. Runners were people who were at the distribution door, were given a number, ran to the back to call for a specific present to hand out, and then bring that present to the door to hand out. At times it was such a rush, and at times we had a moment to relax! There were over 300 families that we served! I was so happy to be able to bring some joy to these children. I felt like Santa Clause! We were there from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. By the end of the day the place was almost cleared out, but I was amazed to see that we still had many toys left. We helped organize all of the remaining toys into categories, and cleaned up the place leaving it neater than when we first arrived. I had a wonderful time, and I’d love to volunteer there again! There’s no better time for service than the holidays!

TIFFANY ROBERTS,, MCHS

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SALVATION ARMY


At the Salvation Army coat distribution, each volunteer organized donated coats by size. Although this took time, it was fun helping out. With the vast amount of clothes, we were happy to lend a hand; several students from our school’s Key Club volunteered, and days of labor turned into only hours. On the day of the actual distribution, we made sure that the coats were given in an organized manner. Right when we opened the doors, there were already crowds outside of the building. The line reached passed the double doors and toward the gates of the building when the distribution finally took place. I was enthusiastic to see the amount of people waiting in line for this event. Overall, the event ran smoothly and those who waited in line received a coat that they wanted. Although the coat distribution was only one day, I believe that we have helped hundreds of those in need. One child was holding a coat from the racks so tightly that she did not show any signs of letting go of it; it seemed to be the most precious gift to her at the moment. It was heartwarming to see that our efforts were able to help hundreds of people. The distribution showed that one single gift is able to have a large impact on a person’s life. Even if one believes that they are unable to make a huge difference, the little actions one makes is just as memorable.

ALANNA IMUTAN, LINCOLN

COAT/PRESENT DISTRIBUTION

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Highway Patrol Toy Drive The California Highway Patrol (CHiPS) toy drive was a lot of fun; we helped assist MeCHA (a fellow club), and the Highway Patrol with collecting gifts in front of Walmart on Hammer Lane. We helped perform a various tasks including facepainting, collecting toys, and passing out flyers. It was a really cold day, and many of us enjoyed having a cup of hot chocolate while working. It was a nice feeling to see that there were many toys donated, and because of people’s kindness, many children had new toys during the holiday season!

amy wong caesar chavez

At the event we were in charge of overseeing various events in the arts and crafts room. We helped the kids decorate trees, snowman, candy canes, and watched them while they color and paint. We also helped pass out toys. The event was heartwarming! It was an event to honor those in the army and their families were there as well.

Jorelyn calam, seca

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National Guard Kids Crafts


UPCOMING EVENTS . . .

February DCM/ Movie Night

Date: Feb. 22 Time: 5-8 pm Place: Ronald E. Mcnair High School What: Come and enjoy a movie night with Pitch Perfect!

CALL TO DCON! HAVE YOU REGISTERED YET?

LATE REGISTRATION: FEB. 22 PLEASE CONTACT YOUR HOMECLUB FOR THE PRICES

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THE ANNUAL CALIFORNIA-NEVADA-HAWAII DISTRICT CONVENTION WILL BE HELD IN THE CITY OF ANAHEIM ON

MARCH 22-24, 2013.

MOST IMPORTANTLY,

VALENTINES DAY! CAN’T FIND A DATE? DON’T WORRY! SHOW SOME LOVE TO YOUR FELLOW GRIZZLIES!

THERE WILL BE WORKSHOPS, THE “GOVERNOR’S BALL”, AND MANY WONDERFUL KEY CLUBBERS.

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Thanks For Reading! FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, JUSTINE CHANG:

D27N.CNHKC.LTG@GMAIL.COM

A DIVISION 27 NORTH PUBLICATION MEMBER OF REGION 16, CALI-NEV-HA DISTRICT, KEY CLUB INTERNATIONAL PROUDLY SPONSORED BY KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL

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