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02 Division News 05 Letter from the LTG 07 Club Articles 15 Lion’s Den 19 Calendar of Events 20 Editor’s Report


HOSTED BY MiSSION VIEJO Come to Hannah’s last DCM of the 2012-2013 term! Date: 30 March 2013 Time: TBA Location: TBA

Don’t miss out on Division awards as well as Superlatives! $10 presale // $12 at the door Date: 6 April 2013 Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Location: Laguna Woods Clubhouse


AND … That’s a wrap! With the quickly approaching DCON only hours away, my official formal retirement is also here! It really has been just a run for me, and I truly cannot thank everybody enough for making my 2012-2013 such a wave. From splashing my term with many memories to take away, I truly am so gratefully humbled and honored to have served you all as your Division 41 South Lieutenant Governor. Coming into the term, I didn’t realize how much our division could accomplish in so little time! Over the course of 11 months—one month shorter than it normally would be—Division 41 South’s den of over 500 lions volunteered 6,625 hours of service and raised $3,119 for charity!! I cannot be any more proud, and I am truly at a lass of words in regards to congratulating and acknowledging all the hard work each and every Lion put out. Do come to our end of the year banquet, however, in order to see which club is the winner in regards to “most hours served” and “most funds raised for service!” But aside from the service you do for others, Division 41 South really knows the concept of Ohana in respect to our Region 03 Family; as the southern-most division of Region 03, I really want to thank all drivers for making the trek up to region events—from OTC to RTC and even our many socials, such as Division 04’s dances! Besides other division functions, however, I truly want to thank all who came out to each and every one of our own Division 41 South gatherings—whether you were only able to attend one or whether you were that one in every single photo taken, the support is much loved and appreciated! Even if you aren’t a Lion (which I have to say is rather unfortunate), you will always be welcomed into our den as an Honorary Lion with a Heart of Gold. From DCM’s to Annual Events and Socials, I know I can take out memories from each event; each memory is something I will forever cherish and carry throughout my life. Thank you so much for your continued participation, your continued dedication to servicing others, and your pride in being in Key Club as a Division 41 South Lion. I too hope that this 2012-2013 term is one to remember, as we have set the bar for the 2013-2014 term, to be led by Division 41 South Lieutenant Governor Elect Joseph Olmo. His term will be fantabulous, and we all have to be there to support him as you all have supported me! But before the sappy passing of the torch, I want to thank the 2012-2013 leadership: from the Division Leadership Team to the Division Executive Board … my sanity wouldn’t be without them all, and especially of my life management, it really wouldn’t be without our Division Newsletter Editor Anhthy Tong! She really is our unsung hero in meticulously stitching together each and every BEEautiful Newsletter, grabbing those angles for those brilliant shots, and working so hard in really propelling the Division into new heights. We really don’t thank her enough; and shy enough as she is, we all need to find her and grant her High Tens for being super awesome and always so passionate about her work. Let us give a YIP-YIP to Anhthy as she compiles her last Newsletter! But no really, thanks to everybody again for such a great run … We’ve really finished out so strong!

On the Prowl for Service,

Hannah Tuong Lieutenant Governor


Niguel Hills Orchestra’s Solo and Ensemble Dessert Concert

[Member] On Friday, March 8, DHHS Key Club volunteered at the Niguel Hills Middle School, helping out with the Niguel Hills Orchestra’s Solo & Ensemble Dessert concert. Our volunteers served a delicious assortment of donated desserts to a crowd of over 100 parents and students that came to support the Orchestra. Throughout the night, many students and small ensembles performed their favorite classical or contemporary songs; some even arranged versions of modern songs by artists like Taylor Swift. While the performers played, our volunteers served and finished the night by assisting in the raffle and finally

ensembles performed their favorite classical or contemporary songs; some even arranged versions of modern songs by artists like Taylor Swift. While the performers played, our volunteers served and finished the night by assisting in the raffle and finally cleaning up the theatre.


One Man’s Trash is a Key Club’s Treasure

[President] On March 1st, CVHS Key Clubbers got up early in the morning to host a charity garage sale. At the break of dawn, Key Clubbers set up an organized display of all the donated items from members in Key Club. Items ranged from clothes to board games, furniture to strollers, and electronics to accessories; Key Club’s garage sale had it all. During moments where there were no buyers, Key Clubbers utilized the free time to play football, dance, and socialize. Not only was the event a great fundraiser, but also was an amazing bonding experience for members. As buyers strolled in, Key Clubbers welcomed them, explained

time to play football, dance, and socialize. Not only was the event a great fundraiser, but also was an amazing bonding experience for members. As buyers strolled in, Key Clubbers welcomed them, explained the purpose of the garage sale, and were excellent salesmen. As a result of their efforts, the garage sale was a success, earning $160.00 for Project Eliminate.

Baby Bees


A Boba-tastic Bonanza “The Magic Flute� Concert

[Service Commissioner] On Friday, February 22nd, CVHS Key Clubbers hosted a booth at the Multicultural Fair, which is held annually at Capo Valley High School. At Multicultural Fair, each participating club represents one country of their choice by preparing delicious traditional foods and decorating their booth with fun facts about their respective countries. It has become a yearly tradition for Key Club to represent the country of Taiwan, serving delicious orange chicken and milk tea boba to nd,year hungry attendees, and22 this wasKey no On Friday, February CVHS different. In addition to at serving Clubbers hosted a booth the customers, enjoyed Multicultural Fair,volunteers which is held annually watching traditional Bollywood at Capo Valley High School. At

hungry attendees, and this year was no different. In addition to serving customers, volunteers enjoyed watching traditional Bollywood dancing, listened to the sounds of a Mexican mariachi band, and also indulged in the general excited atmosphere of the crowded auditorium. Key Clubbers sold out half-way into the fair, all profits of which are going to Project Eliminate, and the event proved to be a fun cultural experience for everyone who participated.

Baby Bees


Mr. Key Club Pageant

[President] On February 18th, D41S hosted the annual Mr. Key Club Pageant. Jasmine helped out by MC-ing the event with Brittany from El Toro High School. Emmeline Ngo also came out to show her support and help with the set-up before the event started. Overall, it was a great event, in which the froggy Christopher Te from D41N won! Future events for Laguna Hills are the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Gallup Park and Easter egg baskets for the families at Camp Pendleton.

Overall, it was a great event, in which the froggy Christopher Te from D41N won! Future events for Laguna Hills are the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Gallup Park and Easter egg baskets for the families at Camp Pendleton.


Coaster Run

[Secretary Elect] This past Sunday on March 11, Key Club 41 South serviced Buena Park’s annual Coaster Run held at Knott’s Berry Farm! The runners chose between a 5K and 10K and ran them at their own pace marked by eight waves of runners of varying speeds. Members of Laguna Hills Key Club showed up at the crack of dawn and serviced until mid-day with a myriad of tasks. These ranged from holding up signs marked with wave numbers, to monitoring the finish line, to even cheering on the runners in Camp Snoopy! Most can agree that the most exciting part of the run was seeing the

numbers, to monitoring the finish line, to even cheering on the runners in Camp Snoopy! Most can agree that the most exciting part of the run was seeing the cheery faces of the little kids as they ran around the theme park. The Key Club of Laguna Hills had been the first to help setup and the last to leave as they continued clean up even after the majority of the volunteers had left.


The Fairest Key Clubber Of Them All

[Member] Being part of this pageant was an honor to represent my club and division. It was also exciting to meet the other candidates and key clubbers from other divisions. Surprisingly, I got awarded “Crowd Favorite,” something I would not expect myself to win. I’m very glad that I participated this year.

Surprisingly, I got awarded “Crowd Favorite,” something I would not expect myself to win. I’m very glad that I participated this year.


Military Easter Baskets

[VP Elect] I enjoyed collecting Easter supplies at the local Ralphs. The supplies we collected were made into Easter baskets to support military families who fall under the poverty line. A cool thing which happened at the event was that we were stationed right next to the girl scouts, not everyone wanted to buy the girl school cookies but were willing to donate to the marines! One exmarine donated 30 boxes of cookies!

event was that we were stationed right next to the girl scouts, not everyone wanted to buy the girl scout cookies but were willing to donate to the marines! One exmarine donated 30 boxes of cookies!


My tenth and last issue. Dang. I can’t believe it. I guess you could say that I improved a lot over the few months. My first few issues were nasty. Anyway, thank you to all who have viewed each of my issues! I really appreciate it. I also really and truly appreciate all of the officers and members who have sent in articles and visuals every month, or almost every month. I hope you all enjoyed the ’12-’13 term with your fabulous leadership team and division board. It’s time to step down and move on with our lives. I will always cherish the memories I’ve made as well as the new friends I’ve been privileged to get to know. Good luck with your AP tests and try to get enough sleep! Eat breakfast. And thank you for this acceptable term! Roaring with Service,

Anhthy Tong Division News Editor


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HANNAH TUONG, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR d41s.cnhkc.ltg@gmail.com | (949)742-4196 (call only)

AUSTIN MALIS, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT austinmalis@gmail.com | (949)690-0553

JOSEPH OLMO, DIVISION SECRETARY olmo.joseph@gmail.com | (949)374-0455

ANHTHY TONG, NEWS EDITOR anhthy.tong@gmail.com | (949)510-7006


HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR! If you don’t celebrat e … it’s high time to switch into celebrati on gear anyways as we are nearing and inching closer to the end of the 20122013 term!! It really is such a bitterswe et time period: a period to reflect back on a year’s worth of accompli shes, to rememb er to upload and share photos from six months back, to congratul ate and encoura ge all new leaders


D41S Newsletter: March 2013