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Division 38 West Newsletter Volume 2 | Issue 3 | August 2011

A Letter from the Editor Greetings Robots! For many of us, school has already started, and that means that many of us are busier than ever. I personally would like to encourage you all to do your best and try not to overexert yourselves! Division 38 West needs you all to be at the top of your game for service projects and spirit events such as Fall Rally South! And because the new school year has started, that means that new people will have to recruited into Key Club and dues will have to be paid! Invite people to board meetings and especially general meetings, and be sure to remind the old members as well as the new ones to pay their dues so that you club can get a patch for early bird dues! Also be certain to invite the new freshmen to meetings and events as well! The lower classmen are the future of Key Club. As people graduate and leave, it is up to them to carry on and build upon what we did as officers and active Key Clubbers. Remember to always set a good example for your fellow Key Clubbers and help them transition from being a passive observer and follow to a servant leader!

In this issue: Letter from the Editor………… 1 Introducing the EA...……...….. 2 Event Updates………………… 3 Contact Information…............ 5

“Caring Our Way of Life”

On one more final note, I would like to thank you all for your patience regarding the shirt design. It will be officially finished by the end of August! Thank you all! Programmed for Service, Victor Ly Divisional Technology Editor

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Introducing the New...

Executive Assistant Hey Division 38 West! I hope everyone's school year has started off on a good note! My name is Rashika Choudhary, and I'm your new Executive Assistant! I currently attend Quartz Hill as a Junior, and am looking forward to having a worthwhile and successful year with everyone! Being Quartz Hill High School's Key Club Secretary as well as the Division's E.A. is a big commitment and responsibility that I will put my heart and soul into, because Key Club is something I have a passion for and enjoy being a part of. Aside from school and Key Club, I enjoy reading, drinking green tea, dancing, drawing, traveling, and writing. Being a Key Clubber is something that has changed my high school experience and my life in general. Division 38 West has become like a second family to me, rather than simply "a club," because we all genuinely care for each other. We all work together and help out our community one service project at a time, while creating memories and have fun at the same time. With that said, I am easy to talk to and very open to others, and I'd really love to get to know the rest of the D38W family! Key Club is always close to my heart, and I love being part of it. I am definitely looking forward to spending this year with everyone, creating memories, having fun, and most importantly participating in service projects! I know we can all accomplish great things this year, and I will personally do my best to work with our Divisional board, Kiwanis advisors, as well as Club boards and members! If anyone has any questions, concerns, help, or simply needs someone to talk to, please don't hesitate to talk to me, and don't feel restricted to talking to me only about Key Club! I am easy to reach and usually pretty fast when it comes to responding to others. Email: d38w.cnhkc.ea@gmail.com Cell: 661.400.9094 Add me on FB if you haven’t already!

Rashika Choudhary D38W Executive Assistant

“in a Gentle Way, you can shake the world” -Mohandas Gandhi CNH District | Region 5 | Division 38 West

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Mark Your Calendars!

Event Updates OTC/September DCM The date of the Officer Training Conference (OTC) has been changed to Saturday, September 10th, 2011. The official location of the event is currently to be determined, but your LTG will announce it by next week. It will still be from 10 am to 2 pm. It is important that all members (especially board officers), attend OTC as this is where you will be receiving training on how to fulfill your role as your club officers. The general membership is also highly encouraged to come, especially if they are active members or wish to run for office next year. Aside from board member workshops, there will also be workshops regarding Key Club 101, fundraising, spirit, how to run for office, and service projects. There will be a DCM during OTC, in which we will discuss divisional news. Food and drinks will be provided as well, so bring as many people as you can and advertise!

Duck Race The 6th annual Antelope Valley Kiwanis Duck Race will start at 6 pm on Saturday, September 17th, 2011 at Dry Town in Palmdale. Key Clubbers should attend this event not only as volunteers but as supporters of Kiwanis. Our Kiwanians support us in everything we do, so it follows that we should help out the members of our K-family. If you want to earn service hours and have fun with your friends, be sure to attend the Duck Race!

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Relay for Life Join other Key Clubbers at Highland High School in Palmdale on Saturday, September 10th, 2011 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life! It would be great if we could turn this into a divisional event with several clubs participating! If any of you are interested, please speak with your advisors about reserving a spot next to the Highland Key Club’s location. We will be staying overnight, but we are planning on keeping the ratio of advisors to students as 10 to 1. Each school interested in participating should speak with American Cancer Society in Palmdale, get the paper-work for the reserving a location to sleep overnight on the field, and deposit a $100 reservation fee. Remember that each school needs an advisor to accompany them to sleep over. For further questions or instructions on participating, please speak with the Highland High School Key Club advisor, Mrs. Wright, through her email u2driver@pacbell.net or through her phone at (661)618-3168.

A.V. Fair and Alfalfa Festival During the duration of the 73rd Annual A.V. Fair and Alfalfa Festival, we Key Clubbers are given the fantastic opportunity to volunteer and help the Lancaster Kiwanis. Earn service hours, interact with friends, and have fun at the A.V. Fair and Alfalfa Festival at the A.V. Fairgrounds. There are limited spaces available for volunteers and volunteers will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis. Please fill out the volunteer sign-up form and send that in to Ms. Jenn Skidmore at bright_eyed78@yahoo.com. You will also have to fill out the volunteer form and bring that with you to the fair on the day that you are volunteering! Be sure to not miss out on this fun experience! If you do not have the forms, please inform Ms. Skidmore, Peter Chor, Rashika Choudhary, or me, and we will get you the forms ASAP.

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Questions, Comments, or Concerns? Questions, Comments, or Concerns?

Contact Information Contacts Divisional Board

Regional Advisors

Lieutenant Governor Peter Chor d38w.cnhkc.ltg@gmail.com 661-839-6696

Ms. Jen Skidmore bright_eyed78@yahoo.com Mrs. Alyson Palmer apalmer@interact.ccsd.net

Divisional Executive Assistant Rashika Choudhary d38w.cnhkc.ea@gmail.com 661-400-9094 Divisional Newsletter Editor Victor Ly d38w.cnhkc.divnews@gmail.com 661-317-3479

Club Presidents Burroughs President Christal Hoang christalhoang@yahoo.com 760-382-7998

Highland President Peace Sadorra spsadorra@gmail.com 510-364-4941

Pete Knight President Natalie Anderson nataliegailanderson@gmail.com 661-480-4109

Eastside President Guadalupe Hernandez guadalupeh@live.com 661-341-6257

Paraclete President Veronica Cruz vcruz27@gmail.com 661-492-1495

Quartz Hill President Niki Bakhru musicismywrld@gmail.com 661-310-8059

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