VOLUME 8 | ISSUE 11 DIVISION 42 WEST | REGION 10 | CALI-NEV-HA Cover and Illustrations by Kenya Santamaria
Happy March! The luckiest month of the year! Now if you don’t like astrology, my letter is going to be a little boring. But if you love astrology, perfect! March is going to be a month of new beginnings because none of the planets are in retrograde (which is great for us, seniors who are awaiting college acceptances). A little life update: I got into my dream school! (Go Trojans, go Trojans). I was ecstatic when I opened my USC portal. Still, there are a lot more blessings to come! I wish all the seniors great luck in their college journey.
My Playlist remo drive // trying 2 fool U harry styles // golden azealia banks // luxury
Remember, no matter what school you end up, you are going to find happiness. It’s scary thinking that in just a few months, Rafa and I will be graduating. It seems just like yesterday when we were working on some middle school project together. As always, thank you to everyone that helped with the newsletter. Great job editors and presidents for sending in the club recaps. Thank you to Kenya for the lovely graphics. Stay safe out there!
Happy March Butterflies! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe as always. Can you believe this month marks ONE WHOLE YEAR since this pandemic started. I would have hoped for a change by now, but it has been an honor serving you all as your 2020-2021 Lieutenant Governor. There is still one more Newsletter publication, but you will have a new LTG starting April 12, 2021.
My Playlist jhené aiko // pretty bird summer walker // tonight sza // garden (say it like dat)
Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up so make sure to wear green! I personally never liked green until recently! Denise made the colors of this newsletters so pretty. I love her. Make sure you stay updated with your home club as election season rolls around. Take a risk and run for an officer position! It could change your life for the better. I hope to see you all at this month’s Division Events! You guys should listen to our playlist suggestions <3. As always,
❏ 3/1: Nomination Forms due at 6 PM
❏ 3/5: MRFs due at 6 PM
❏ 3/7: Articles and Visuals due at 6 PM
❏ 3/17: St. Patrick’s Day
❏ 3/27: March DCM 3-5 PM
you give me butterflies xoxo
❏ Ms. Vivian Hernandez 3/18 ❏ Jesus Ramos 3/21 ❏ Nikki Sincero 3/26
Oxnard is the February Club of the Month! They served 800+ hours, hosted many interclubs/socials, meetings, and service projects throughout these past two months. Oxnard is always finding ways to serve the community and have some of the most eager and active members. The status of Oxnard has also earned them the prestigious Diamond Distinguished Award. This is an International Award and rarely any club, worldwide, receives this honor. Congratulations to Oxnard and keep up the amazing work! We know you will continue to do great things <3
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Our amazing member for this month is Brooklyn Carillo. from Buena! With her commitment and participation to Key Club every month, Brooklyn is one of the top members in her home club. She is very involved with not only Buena, but the Division and loves to participate in all events. Brooklyn is and outstanding Key Club member and is furthering her service by contributing service hours and doing her part.
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This month’s star officer is Karina Fernandez from Pacifica. When she submits her Monthly Report Forms, they are always early and nearly perfect. If there is ever feedback sent to her, she takes it amazingly and makes sure to incorporate any changes in her next report form. Karina has also received status in this year’s Member Recognition Program and hopes to become a Distinguished Officer. Her involvement and participation with Key Club inspires many others. Congratulations Karina!
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Spirit Coordinator, Alexis Vasquez, is this month’s of the Month because of her love and s. When LTG Rafa was going through many , she stepped up to help lead the January DCM ted him with his own tasks. She also provided him ources and guidance when he needed help with alth and was always there. By helping Rafa, she ed the Division to thrive and flourish.
s from Oxnard has always been one of the best ors. She is always excited and willing to not only events, but engage with the membership. Her d support for this organization is very inspirational eciate her very much. Ms. Thomas not only takes Clubbers, she is also an amazing Pre-Calculus one of the most involved advisors and always has face. This Division is very lucky to have her and we e more advisors like her.
BUENA Through the month of February, our club continues to participate in club meetings and participate in service events, such as writing letters to essential workers and teachers, Charity Miles, and Free Rice. Furthermore, our club hosted our elections for the next club board for the 2021-2022 term. The following are the newly established officers for the next term: Co-Presidents: Breana Chhay and Kiena Tan; Vice President: June Park; Secretary: Trevor Wilkinson; Treasurer: Marilyn Carlos-Perez; Editor: Zoey Brar-Avelar; Fundraising Coordinator: Audrey Beaver. We are elated to be serving the next term with the mindset of success. Our club also participated in Conclave, where we elected Daniella Virorato as our new lieutenant governor.
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CHANNEL ISLANDS Our school has been keeping it simple ,yet active, by participating in the Division Service Week especially with love letters and paper hugs! Our members also enjoyed meeting our division's new LTG during the Division's virtual baby shower, as well as attending the February DCM to write letters to elderly & essential workers. Additionally, several of our officers & members ended up applying for CNH District Awards for the deadline on 02/16 and we are extremely proud of how far they've come. Channel Islands looks forward to ending the month with elections for a new officer cabinet on 02/26.
OXNARD During the month of January, Buena has continued to be involved in division service events and club meetings. Our school will plan to attend Conclave and participate in our Ventura Kiwanis donation drive next week.
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PACIFICA Throughout this past month, our members have been consistent with their hours and year long service activities, such as Charity Miles and Free Rice. We've accumulated a total of 3,400+ miles! In regards with other clubs, we collaborated with Oxnard Key Club to make dog toys for local animal shelters! We had a great time listening to music and talking. We plan on collaborating more with other clubs and to continue serving our community!
RIO MESA For the past month some of our active members participated in the division's service week this past week! Also, we are continuing to serve as many hours as we can by doing Charity Miles, The Pause For app, and technically the division's service events that are still happening. Our club is also helping with VC Lulac to help give out items for families that are in need in the Ventura County area on Thursday and Friday of this week. We are planning on doing fundraising events as well as other activities for our club and club elections. Our club is currently pretty inactive due to personal issues but we are trying our best to be back!
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SANTA CLARA For the month of February, our club recap was that we continued our service project from January to making Love Letters to the Ventura County Agency of Aging to send support to older adults who feels alone in this pandemic. We also participated in the division service projects and events! Lastly, we did our first ever club meeting as Santa Clara where we introduced what the true meaning of key club is!
SANTA PAULA For the month of February, SPHS Key Club held a meeting on the 14th. Some important topics discussed in the meeting were elections for the next term. We plan on having officer elections next month and have informed members of the roles of each position and requirements. We also were very happy to inform our division that the next term LTG elect is Daniella Viorato. We are excited and very hopeful for the future under her leadership for the next term. Members also were notified about the February service week and we encouraged all to participate. Our members have also done a great job on Charity Miles and they have remained most active through the app.
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VENTURA During the month of February, our club met on zoom to make Valentine’s Day cards for Ventura High School’s staff members. ASB makes valentines every year for the teachers, so we decided to express our thanks to the rest of the faculty, who do not get as much recognition. We also sent 25 Kiwanis dolls to a children’s hospital in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, we have continued using Charity Miles and have raised our club miles to a total of over 3,100 miles. Looking to the future, we are preparing to have our elections in March. At our next meeting (2/24) each of the current officers will give a presentation on his or her respective position and responsibilities. After learning about the different positions, we will allow members to decide which positions they would like to run for. On March 10th we will listen to candidates’ speeches and vote for next year’s board. In March we will also make gift baskets for Turning Point—a local homeless shelter.
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FEBRUARY SERVICE WEEK
On February 13th, 2021, D42W held a baby shower to celebrate our LTG elect, Daniella Viorato. Together, we played baby shower games like Scattergories, Guess the Baby Pic, Shazam, and much more!
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Service week was from Feb. 13 - Feb. 19. To the left is Jasmine Andres from Oxnard collecting donations for our donation drive (2/16).
Run. Walk. Or Bike! Download the Charity Miles App and team up with UNICEF to raise money for PTP. Each mile donates $0.25 to the charity of your choice and is an easy way to earn hours!
Download this free app to help you become more productive and free yourself from all distractions. Participating in this project will also allow you to raise funds for babies, puppies, and trees.
Answer trivia questions from a variety of different subjects to provide food for the hungry. Visit our Instagram to find your school code. Remember to send your club secretaries how many grains of rice you’ve earned!
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This month, the CNH District will be focusing on March of Dimes! Clubs that hold their own service projects related to this theme have the opportunity to be featured in the CNH Newsletter. Here are some examples of projects your club can do ★ March for Babies ★ Mile of Dimes You can host a service project or fundraiser with any branch from the Kiwanis Family! For more info about the February SOSP, click HERE :D
Check out these manuals created by the District!
Buzz Buzz, CNH Bees! Get excited because DCON 2021 is going VIRTUAL! Now you’ll be able to experience our biggest District event from the comfort of your home. Convention dates are still April 9-11th, so BEE sure to keep an eye out for registration details. For more information, check out the What is DCON? Youtube Video!
Hello Bees! In order to accommodate for the ongoing pandemic, the CNH Membership goal has been lowered to 30,000 members. This goal can be achieved by increasing 12+ members per club. BEE persistent and we can make this happen!
check out all of the district accounts to stay connected with all things cnh !
check out these websites to stay key-nnected with key club international!
Camarillo Secretary Allen Grizzard-Paul
Oxnard President Clarice Couey
Ventura President Matt Kohagen
Oxnard Kiwanis holds general meetings every first Thursday of the month to discuss upcoming service projects. Camarillo Kiwanis holds general meetings every Tuesday. DCM’s are every second Thursday! All members, especially officers are invited to attend a Kiwanis DCM. We encourage that your club’s cabinet attend Kiwanis DCM’s and keep in close contact with Kiwanis advisors so that they are able to sponsor any of your service events, such as when they helped fund our swag bags at this year’s Region Training Conference!
Favorite movie? Back to the Future 2 What are your academic goals for this quarter? To maintain straight A’s and increase my studying for AP Tests How do you feel about schools reopening on March 15th? I think it’s a good thing that schools will be reopening, especially since it will be a student-parent choice. Overall, it’s exciting and I’m looking forward to it.
Favorite movie? Howl’s Moving Castle What are your academic goals for this quarter? To get ahead in all my classes How do you feel about schools reopening on March 15th? I feel like it’s still too soon to open up. There are hundreds of new cases each week and most students do not have access to the vaccine, so it’s unsafe and irresponsible to open back up.
Favorite movie? The Princess Switch What are your academic goals for this quarter? To pass all of my tests How do you feel about schools reopening on March 15th? I don’t plan on going back to school because it’s not worth risking getting covid when I can get the same education while safe at home.
Favorite movie? The Matrix What are your academic goals for this quarter? To get less distracted while doing homework How do you feel about schools reopening on March 15th? I’m uncertain whether schools should reopen when so few of the students are vaccinated. Conditions are improving quickly, so I trust the district has our best interests at heart.
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pot of gold. -songs for when you’re feeling lucky
HONEYWEED ー SUMMER SALT GET LUCKY ー DAFT PUNK TEST DRIVE ー ARIANA GRANDE BROKEN CLOCKS ー SZA SEVEN WONDERS ー FLEETWOOD MAC RICH GIRL ー GWEN STEFANI
Tarot is the storybook of our life, the mirror to our soul, and the key to our inner wisdom. We can use tarot cards to connect to a spiritual lesson that can teach us more about ourselves. Since March is the month of luck, here are a few cards that symbolize good fortune.
The Ace of Pentacles stands for material abundance, wealth, money, and opportunity. While a great opportunity has or soon will present itself, it's up to you to strike while the iron is hot and cash in on it. If the Ace of Pentacles appears in the past position, it may indicate a financial opportunity that it's time to take seriously and go for. In the present or future positions, it means that the time is right to advance in your life and career and cash in on the opportunities that present themselves.
The Ace of Cups is an invitation and a great one! The five streams that pour over the sides of the chalice represent an overflowing of emotion, intuition, and love as well as the five senses. The cup itself represents you as a vassal, currently overflowing with love, light, and blessings that you have the ability to give out to those around you. By opening yourself up to the blessings of the universe, you, in turn, become a blessing to others. Whether it be new relationships, creativity, or love, allow yourself to stay open to the possibilities and prepare to watch them materialize.
In the Three of Cups, happiness flows through the essence of the scene as they enjoy a little wine, each other's company, and the food in their hands. It may be no surprise that seeing this card come up in a reading signifies a time of happiness and joy. Specifically, it may relate to the connection you enjoy with your closest friends and the way you all work together to lift each other up. The harvest aspect of the card can also indicate hard work coming to fruition and the power of working together to achieve a common objective.
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“The only way you can make sure you always have good luck is to always do good.”
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