64TH REGISTER May 2012 Volume 1 Issue 2
FROM YOUR LT.G District board members (from left): Jennifer Zhen, Rosaline Jun, Rachael Lee, Emerson Kim, Julia Szeto, and Nguyen Huynh
APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS...
Finally we get some sun! Take advantage of this rare occurrence in the PNW by volunteering outside with other Key Clubbers! Hello Division 64! I don’t know about you, but the good weather we’ve been having this past week has made me in such a great mood despite the agonizing week of AP testing. However,
I’m excited to see you guys all at the induction dinner. Presidents, expect a phone call sometime during this next week for confirmation on all your officers. A PCM will be coming up very
things are looking up, because we only have a little bit of school left over and then we are out for the SUMMER! Whether you’re going on a vacation, visiting colleges, doing an internship, or working, please send me pictures and stories and experiences
soon possibly at the end of May or the very beginning of June. Please keep in touch and get to know me. I’m always willing to talk whether it be about Key Club, school, friends, or PRAMA!
you’ve had so I can make awesome newsletters during the summer! I know that Key Club might not be at the top of your priority list this month (May has always been infamous for being particularly brutal for high schoolers) and I know I’m guilty for putting Key Club related work on hold, but please make an effort to keep your clubs and members motivated and enthusiastic
Until next time, BE EXCITED. BE MOTIVATED. BE ENTHUSIASTIC. BE KIND. BE GENEROUS. BE HUMBLE. BE SELFLESS. In love and service,
throughout this month. Use your brilliant minds to think of some fun activities to do with your Key Clubbers to relieve the tensions of finals, APs, and other school related stressors.
Tips to De-Stress The few days of May we’ve already had have been killer for me. Here are some tips and tricks I have and use on a regular basis to get you through the months of May and June. 1. EXERCISE This sounds like a dumb tip. Exercising should be something that you keep up the whole year. However, when I’m not doing a school sport, I often put other things before exercise and I end up being more tired and slow in everything I do. Find a class that you really enjoy. I go to Zumba 3 times a week at 24 Hour Fitness and I really look forward to every class. Find something you ENJOY. That’s the key. Whether it’s biking or running outside or dancing, stick with it and make time for it.
2. GET OUTSIDE It’s important to get some fresh air once in awhile. I really like to take a walk around my neighborhood with my friends or go down to the easement and lay out by the lake. Try going on a hike or just sit at a local park and read a good book. It’s amazing what fresh air can do for your body. You feel rejuvenated and relaxed; it’s almost as if your whole body is going through a cleanse by just breathing good ‘ol oxygen. Take out 30 minutes from each day to just go outside. It’ll melt all the stress away.
3. SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY Sometimes, family members can bother the heck out of you. However, it’s important to keep your family close during your high school years because the time you have left to spend with them is limited (College woohooooo). We often push our parents away during our high school years because we might be “too cool” for them, but spending a weekend with them will be really relaxing. No stupid drama, no judging, no worries. Just like the old days when everything was simpler.
4. VOLUNTEER Helping others can be such a rewarding experience. Sometimes, it’s good to forget about your problems and work to help relieve those of others. There are so many opportunities to help out in the community and it’s an amazing way to feel better about yourself while making a lasting impact on someone else’s life. A couple hours of your time spent at the old folks home will instantly bring you to a better mood and it’ll really be so appreciated by those in need.
Key Leader Key Leader is from Oct. 5-7 at Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp..... Will you be there? Key Leader is a weekend experiential leadership program for today's young leaders. This life-changing event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership-development experience. A Key Leader will learn the most important lesson of leadership—it comes from helping others succeed.
On the left is the “What is Key Leader?” explanation on the Key Leader website. It’s basically a conference where other Key Clubbers from around your area meet to learn leadership skills, meet new friends, and continue to build their home clubs.
Participants begin by attending a Key Leader conference, which is a weekend retreat. Large and small group workshops, discussions and team-building activities take place over the course of the weekend. Students have opportunities to learn leadership skills that will help them to change their schools, communities, and world for the better. While exploring leadership in a whole new way, participants will make amazing new friends and have experiences they will never forget. Positive, ongoing interaction with other Key Leader graduates offers continuing reinforcement, encouragement and growth of leadership skills.
I’ve only heard amazing things from people I know that have attended Key Leader. The activities are worthwhile and fun, the food is great, and you get a lot of time to bond with other people that live or go to school near you. I encourage as many people to go to Key Leader as possible this year. Prices and transportation can be discussed at future DCMs, but if you are at all interested in attending with me and several other Division 64 Key Clubbers, let me know! Also, check out the website at www.key-leader.org.
FINAL THINGS... Officer Induction Dinner
Officer Contact Information
Our Officer Induction Dinner will be on Friday May 25 at 6pm at the Old Spaghetti Factory. This is mandatory for new officers and is open to all guests. Please RSVP to the Facebook group or tell your officers that you would like to attend!
If you are an officer of your home club, make sure you’re part of the Division 64 Officers: Key Club International Facebook group and make sure to read my post and send me your contact info ASAP! If you don’t have a FB, email me!
Nametags are STILL on backorder (nooooooo) I’m praying that Kiwanis will understand the urgency and ship them to us by the Induction Dinner, but if not, they’ll get here soon. It’ll all be worth the wait though when you get the shiny, official nametags!
Whoever emails back the answers to these riddles first will get a prize at the next DCM!
I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place. What am I?
What always runs but never walks, often murmurs, never HURRY! EMAIL ME BACK! talks, has a bed but never sleeps, has a mouth but never eats?
Governor Giovanni McKenzie firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosaline Jun, Division 64 Lt.G
District Secretary Kelsie Hoppes email@example.com! ! ! ! !
firstname.lastname@example.org cell: 503.720.3046 (call/txt anytime) home: 503.635.0024
District Treasurer Kenneth Lam email@example.com! ! !
Find me on Facebook!
Bulletin Editor Bassel Hamieh firstname.lastname@example.org ! ! ! ! ! !! !!
Official newsletter of Divison 64 of Key Club International. May 2012 Edition!