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KEY CLUB I CNH I REGION 17 Division 12 East

FEBURARY NEWSLETTER LTG'S MESSAGE Wow... can you believe it? It's almost been one entire Key Club term. It's been one amazing ride with all of you. I just wanted to say that it has been wonderful working with all of you, and seeing how much we have all grown over the course of one year. Although it feels like it's already time to say our goodbyes, we still have one month to go! I am truly proud of all the accomplishments you have made as individuals, and I am honored to be your 2012-2013 Lieutenant Governor. District Convention is now approaching, and we will be celebrating all of our achievements and the great moments of service we have had. I hope everyone goes to District Convention, because it's also one amazing experience! As District Convention, many different events take place, but it is your chance to see all the different things you have accomplished over the year -- we rode one million waves of service together! I know Division 12 East will be in the great hands of Austin Quach, our 2013-2014 Lieutenant Governor! Please attend the February DCM and congratulate him, and wish him the best of luck for their upcoming term! Every month, I will post a challenge that I would like for you all to complete. You can post it on the division facebook page or your home club page... maybe email it to me or someone else- whatever floats your boat! This is not mandatory, but it would be awesome if you could all do it! CHALLENGE: How do you want to end this Key Club term?

Vanessa Yeh D12E LTG

IN THIS ISSUE: Club Updates //1-4 2013-2014 LTG //5 February DCM//5 March DCM//5 District Convention//6 Member of the Month//7 Division Goals//7 Contacts //8


CLUB UPDATES Division 12 East February Newsletter: February Newsletter

AMERICAN Dashing through the snow, merrily making our way, O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way! (Ho ho ho!) Smiles on people gleam, making spirits bright, What fun it is to laugh and sing a Key Club carol tonight! Oh! Jingle bells! Key Club’s here! To serve this holiday! Oh, what fun, it is to sing, this Key Club carol today! Hey! Jingle bells! Key Club’s here! To serve this holiday! Oh, what fun, it is to sing, and spread Key Club cheer! Hey! You know, Santa made a list. You know, Santa checked his list twice. You know, he’s going to find out who’s naughty. You know, kids who serve in Key Club are nice.

INDEPENDENCE December reminds us of a jolly holiday season, and for Independence High School's Key Club, we made the most of the cold weather and Kiwanis events! Although we had 2 weeks off in December, our members volunteered at Christmas in the Park with Kiwanis members to serve snacks and hot drinks to the public! For many of us, it was our first time learning how to work a popcorn machine and hot chocolate machine! I can speak for many that Christmas in the Park is definitely a favorite and memorable event. We participated in Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army, and we earned a total of $1170.69! Our club election for the 2013-2014 officers is on January 15, 2013 and we are very excited for the results. DCON is coming up and you already know that IHS Key Club is going to be there to celebrate our fantastic achievements this year. See you all at DCON! Submitted by: Jessica Yu

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You know, for having served the community as a member of Key Club for three years in the running, I’ve found out that kids who show the greatest Key Club spirit deserve the best gifts. (After all, our spirit is all about giving to those who need it the most.) And that gift would have to be, that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you feel as if you have helpedsomeone or you have done a good deed. That, in my opinion, could beat out all other materialistic gifts. With this season’s holiday events almost over, let’s hope that the spirit of kindness and benevolence carries out throughout the rest of 2013. Hope you all had an enjoyable break Submitted by: Agnes Chung


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IRVINGTON In November, Irvington focused on being more inclusive to the members and opening up class representatives and publicity committee positions. This month, Irvington was focused on promoting awareness for the ELIMINATE project and beginning to do service specifically for our Kiwanis project. We had a special general meeting where we explained what the ELIMINATE project was, and possible service events we would host in the future. During the divisional DCM, Irvington had nine members and officers attend to carol where we all rose over $500 for Oakland Children's Hospital. Irvington also had their own individual caroling on December 22nd where we fundraised $132 for the ELIMINATE project. This month, we also bonded with the class representatives and publicity committee, as well as outlined their duties. On December 13th, the officers, publicity committee, and class representatives met during break to participate in ice-breakers and make posters. Emmanuel (in charge of class representatives) and Sirena and Miuccia (in charge of publicity committee) also informed the members of their specific duties and about Key Club. During break on the 28th, the officers, class reps, and publicity committee also had a special event. We made Christmas shortbread cookies and decorated them together. Afterwards, we also had a special board meeting so the members could experience what a board meeting would feel like and could help us with some decisions. This was mostly to allow them to better understand what an officer role would be like if they chose to apply next year. The officers later revealed their Secret Santa and presents after the board meeting. Overall, it was a fun, interactive month promoting the ELIMINATE Project and bonding with the members through special meetings and events. Submitted by: Vivian Nguyen

KIPP December has been a busy month for KIPP! We started the month off by volunteering at our local library with their Christmas celebrations. Members assisted librarians with keeping the children under control for Santa! We also spent a day at Christmas in the Park, participating in the Bucket Brigade. Additionally, we served with the Kiwanis Club of East San Jose at their Breakfast with Santa event at the Emma Prusch Farm Park. Before break, our school had an event called "Holidays in the Quad". KIPP's Key Club set up clothes drive fundraiser booth during this event, and had a great turnout. Thanks to everyone who came out and donated their clothes! Happy New Year, 12 East! Submitted by: Austin Quach


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MISSION SAN JOSE In the month of December and over winter break MSJ Key Club had planned a holiday gram to sell during lunch. The result of this sale turned out to be splendid we had sold out! The money we had earned had went into our club funds which will be used for future grams to sell or for supplies MSJ Key club might need. The following week of winter break MSJ Key Club had organized a bonding/fundraising event at Shark's ice Stadium for, here MSJ Key Club officers took the time to bond with their members and get to know a little bit more of them. MSJ Key Club is currently planning its annual CBT (Charity Badminton Tournament), and KCGT (Key Clubs Got Talent) show, more information will be given out soon! Submitted by: William Chung

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SAN JOSE Vounteering at the San Jose Kiwanis Christmas in the Park food booth is a month long event that is one of the most anticipated by San Jose High Key Clubbers. Though there are many shifts offered, they get filled up very quickly! Helping our sponsor Kiwanis Club in one of their fundraising events is a very fulfilling experience not to mention very fun! When it was all over, we heard positive comments from both ends! Christmas in the Park volunteer Fatima Ibrahim recalls the experience as, "Christmas in the Park was one of my most memorable experiences with Key Club! I had the opportunity of meeting other Key Clubbers while also getting the chance of putting smiles on customers' faces!" Some service events that are coming up in January are more outdoor based and the community as a whole for example a few creek cleans ups. Some ideas the board has been entertaining are to continue these clean ups in our immediate community for example, our campus at San Jose High which has been done by many other Key Clubs. Submitted by: Fadumo Osman


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PIEDMONT HILLS The past month was yet another busy month for Piedmont Hills Key Club, as members and officers tried to get in those last minute hours before the semester ends. One event that really stood out during the month of December was none other than the DCM. The room was packed with Key Clubbers who were eating, chatting, and getting ready for the meeting to start. For about the first hour and a half, we talked about the Children's Miracle Network and Pediatric Trauma Prevention. Every single one of us walked away with so much knowledge and the determination to help. After these discussions, we got into five groups and went around the local neighborhood to carol. Despite the cold and the rain, all of us were ecstatic to sing and seeing the smiling faces of the people whom we caroled only made our night better. After about another hour and a half, we gathered together, did the Key Club cheer, and went home tired, but glad that we came. Submitted by: Christina Bui

WASHINGTON This month, we held the December DCM and Caroling event! It was a ton of fun meeting Key Clubbers from every school and sharing the holiday spirit around the neighborhood. We were able to raise more than $500 for Oakland Children's Hospital! I'm proud of everyone who came to support and carol! It is my last year as a senior to attend the annual Caroling event, and it was an honor to be able to hold it. I hope you all enjoyed your holidays everyone. Submitted by: Aileen Liang


PAST EVENTS

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---CONCLAVE & 2013 – 2014 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR --Congratulations AUSTIN QUACH, our upcoming Lieutenant Governor! Here’s a word from the LTG himself:

Hey Superheroes! My name is Austin Quach and I'm going to serve as your 2013-2014 Lieutenant Governor. It's an honor to have been elected by you all to be your next LTG. I'm currently a junior at KIPP San Jose, and president of my home club. I really love Key Club and I'm really looking forward to this year with you all! After District Convention, I'm hoping to meet you all and get to know you all throughout my term. As a division, I know we all can grow together and make this year the best! Can't wait to meet you at February DCM! :)

The New Region 17 Lt. Governors are: 12 East - Austin Quach 12 South - Lindon Tran 12 West - Allysa Foot 34 North - Jeremy Jimenez 34 South - Alec Deng 43 - Kellen Sullivan

UPCOMING EVENTS FEBURARY DCM Host: Independence High School When: February 16th, 2013 (Saturday) Where: Sharks Ice, San Jose (1500 South 10th Street San Jose, CA 95112) Time: DCM is 6:30pm-7:30pm, Ice Skating is from 7:30pm - 9:30pm! Presentation: Project Jump Start and more! Cost for Ice Skating: $13.50, includes skating rentals ($2 goes to PTP, so come support!) ** Ice Skating is an option, so if you go to the DCM, you don't need to go to ice skating fundraiser, and vice versa, but you should go to both!

MARCH DCM & LTG BANQUET When: March 16th, 2013 (Saturday) Host: Milpitas High School Where: To be announced Time: 5pm - 8pm Why: To celebrate the things we have achieved as a division, welcome the new Lieutenant Governor, and say goodbye to our old Lieutenant Governor!


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-----DISTRICT CONVENTION----The California-Nevada-Hawaii District conducts a convention in the spring of each year. The purpose of the convention is to elect executive officers; provide education and training for members, officers, and advisors; recognize the achievements of members, clubs, leaders, and advisors; and provide an event for our family— CNH Key Club—to come together for fellowship and celebration. The CNH District Convention is one fully packed weekend to bring a fantastic closure to a year of service and leadership while also providing new members, leaders , and advisors with the tools for a magical new year of service and leadership. Here is your opportunity to meet thousands of Key Clubbers from the span of three states, attend up to seven sessions of workshops on a variety of leadership and service topics, get project ideas and meet the candidates at the EXPO, be recognized for club and individual achievements, elect the 2013-2014 Executives, and dance the night away at the Governor's Ball on Saturday night. Don't miss out on the most amazing Key Club event of the year! Join us as we ride the "Million Waves of Service" at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 22-24 this year! Early Registration is received by FEBRUARY 8TH, so get that in ASAP! Talk to your club President and www.cnhkeyclub.org/events/dcon for more information!

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MISCELLANEOUS ---MEMBER OF THE MONTH--Anum Haidari Irvington High

Anum Haidari is a new member we have this year, and already she is extremely active as her role as a publicity committee member! While new, she is extremely active and communicates with her publicity committee and officers well. Anum attends many events that we host and is always willing to help out. Anum is also attending DCON, which we are very excited for. We hope that Anum continues to do be proactive in the club and do even more service in the future. Submitted by: Vivian Nguyen, President of Irvington High Key Club

---GOALS UPDATE---

We are extremely close to reaching our goals! We will get there before April, I bet. The numbers on the right are the goals that each school wants to achieve and the numbers left are the accomplishments that the schools made so far.

SCHOOL American Independence Irvington KIPP Milpitas Mission San Jose Piedmont Hills San Jose Washington

TOTAL

HOURS 294/300 5,564/2,000 651/1,100 757/4,500 3,126/1,125 301/100 2,464/2,500 478/3,000 404/1,500 14,039/16,125

MONETARY $500/1,000 $2911.12/1,000 $167.65/1,000 $116.50/3,000 $1998.91/3,000 $341/2,500 $1918.98/1,500 $26/1,000 $500/1,500 8,480.16/13,500


CONTACTS

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DIVISION TEAM PRESIDENTS Lieutenant Governor Vanessa Yeh d12e.ltg.cnhkc@gmail.com

American Stanley Han stanleyh58@gmail.com

Milpitas Ying Luo ilyluo3@gmail.com

Division Executive Assistant Leon Eng d12e.ea@gmail.com

Independence Jessica Yu jyu2573@yahoo.com

Mission San Jose William Cheung william0cheung@gmail.com

Division Secretary Rachel Tan d12e.sec@gmail.com

Irvington Vivian Nguyen vivian.nguyen95@gmail.com

Piedmont Hills Allison Mac nhi.allison@gmail.com

Division News Editor Phong Hong d12e.news@gmail.com

James Logan Katie Carol Wong katiewong20@yahoo.com

San Jose Fadumo Osman ofadumo96@gmail.com

KIPP Austin Quach quach.austin@gmail.com

Washington Aileen Liang aiaiheartsmiley@yahoo.com

WEBSITES

CLOSING MESSAGE

Irvington: www. ihskey.tumblr.com KIPP: www.ksjckeyclub.tk Milpitas: www. milpitaskeyclub.tumblr.com Mission: www.facebook.com/groups/6126404531/

Wow. The year is flying by really fast. We already selected our new Lieutenant Governor! Last time I remember, I was making my first newsletter back in June. There are two more months until April, District Convention and an ending to this term as a new term begin. I got to say, our schools definitely serve this year some justice. We made a lot of progress since day one. With just two more months, who knows how far we will go! Keep on serving Key Clubbers because every minute you dedicate to serving the community and Key Club, you make the division stronger. Thank you for reading this newsletter and I’ll see you next month! - Phong Hong

Caring- Our Way of Life


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