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Region 17, Official Division 43 Newsletter Marina| Pacific Collegiate | San Benito| San Lorenzo Valley Scotts Valley | Seaside | York | Monterey




4 - LTG’s Letter 5 - Key Dates | Terrific Tigers 6 - FRN Recap 8 - Club Updates 14 - All about Dues 15 - DCON Registration 16 - District Newsletter 17 - Editor’s Note 18 - Contact Info

ltg’s letter

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Happy December my bayBEES. Can you believe that 2016 is almost over? Where did the year go? It seems like it was just a few days ago I was getting elected in January at Conclave and now the term has only four months left. Speaking of, CTC is less than two weeks away. Its so odd to think that I’ll be having a baby elect soon. This term and year overall has been progressing so quickly and so much has been going on, yet there’s so much left to do! I’m really relieved to have finally submitted my CSU and UC apps. Although I still need to work on supplementals, portfolios, and scholarships, I’m looking forward to spend some time relaxing. It’ll be so nice to enjoy the holiday season with friends and family. I’m hoping to do some holiday shopping, go to San Francisco, and of course cuddle up in some blankets and watch some movies. I hope you all get to spend some time relaxing during this holiday break. Take this time to reflect on the year and what you want to make better for next year. Make memories with your loved ones and don’t forget to take lots of pictures. Treat yourself a bit too with some holiday food! Have a lovely month and lovely winter break, I’ll see you all soon! ♡ 4

- ♡Jasia Nicolas

Regular Dues Deadline See page 14 for more information on dues!

Candidate Training Conference Why: CTC is highly recommended for members who are interested in serving as a Lt. Governor. Training topics include the roles and duties of an LTG and preparing for conclave. More information will be released in an email from LTG Jasia.

December DCM & Social Where: Vince Di Maggio Park Marina, CA 93933 Time: TBA

Member of the Month

JP Naulivou

Officer of the Month

Lizzy Monroy Rodriguez 5

“Fall Rally North was my first Key Club event and I had lots of fun. I enjoyed learning the cheers and preparing for FRN. When we went to Six Flags, we walked very fast to the stage and began our cheers. I loved cheering for our division even though we did not reach Round 2. After the rally, we walked around and got into a spirit battle. I was very happy because we won. Throughout the day, I met a lot of people and had a great time. I am excited to go again next year and make more memories.“ - Shelby Do Marina Member


“I consider FRN to be a part 2 of my Key Club Moment. From the rally, to the hundreds of Key Clubbers, to the difference we are making, my FRN experience was one for the books!“ - Hailey Garray San Benito Treasurer

“My FRN experience was truly amazing. I had so much fun meeting new people. Everyone there was nice and I loved every second being there. “ - Shannen Sicat Seaside Treasurer “Fall Rally North was so much fun even though I didn’t know what was going on half the time. This event definitely inspired me to run for a Key Club officer position next year. “ - Jona Cruz York Member



York’s Fall Fair - Emma Cushing // York Member

Each year, York School holds an entirely student-run fundraising event called Fall Fair. Clubs, grade levels, sports, and organizations set up food and game booths around the school’s commons, each with its own unique theme, such as international food, ring toss, or pie in the face. Afterwards, each organization decides how the proceeds from this event will be spent. Our president delegated the task of coming up with the theme to me, and I think my idea led to the most successful booth Key Club has ever had at York. This year, York Key Club decided to introduce a new booth to the fair: a puppy booth. Pairing up with Guide Dogs for the Blind, we set up an area where people could donate money to a cause in exchange for the opportunity to pet adorable pups and learn more about the extensive training process for guide dogs. Guide Dogs for the Blind is also a service organization where puppy raisers will raise either a Labrador Retriever or a Golden Retriever for about a year and a half. We were able to recruit around 8 dogs, ranging from the three-month-old Bailey to the 12-year-old Adela. The booth was a great success, raising everyone’s spirits and around $100 to be donated to The Eliminate Project. I personally volunteered to work every shift from 11 to 3 because I loved it so much.


marina’s cross country meet - Leanne Bagood // Marina President

Marina hosted Oakwood, Trinity, and Anzar for the second to last meet of our season. Us Key Clubbers were sent around the course to guide the runners from all four schools. As we were split from the 1.5-2 mile marker, we were able to see everyone during, what I consider, the peak of a meet. No matter how many meets I attend, it is always exciting to see where our team stands within our league. It also always shocks me just how fast people can be, even if I see them during practice! Despite not being able to run myself, I still felt like I was part of them as I cheered everyone on.


meals on wheels gala - Sandy Le // Seaside Member

The Meals on Wheels Gala was a total success! It was absolutely fun coming out and helping Ms. Tiffany decorate her table once again for the annual Meals on Wheels fundraiser. Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization that helps the elderly or low income people who are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. For this fundraiser, we set up themed tables for a fancy charity dinner to help donate money towards Meals on Wheels. It is one of my favorite volunteering service events I love to do every year, and I can’t wait to do it again next year!


Interpreting is a Service (unless you’re getting paid.) - Cynthia Ortiz Naranjo // York Member If you ever walk into a LDS Sacrament meeting, there might be a little soft yet nervous voice in the background speaking in a foreign language that you might not understand. That is the true definition of an interpreter that sometimes gets lost in the middle of a talk but still makes it through the first hour. I’ve been volunteering my expertise in Spanish to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since I was 11 years old. Most people would say having an 11 year old interpret is ridiculous but I don’t interpret so that I can prove people wrong but for the people whom I interpret for. Imagine being in a foreign country where you needed to know where the bathroom is but you don’t understand them telling you it is straight down the hall. Interpreters are important because they tell you the information you need in your own language. Without us, language is a barrier that keeps people separated. There are different types of interpreters that serve for many different reasons. I am an interpreter that interprets for religion.

I have learned that through this experience that we can all serve others with the talents or gifts we were born with. One of my gifts is the one concerning languages. In the words of Prophet Thomas S. Monson, ”Unless we lose ourselves in service to others, there is little purpose to our own lives.”


Every Sunday, I sit in the back pew with a big headset and try my best to interpret the talks of the brothers and sisters in my ward. The hardest talk is the last talk because it is usually the longest and given by someone with a lot of vocabulary. The first talk is usually given by one of the youth of the church and since they are young and nervous, they tend to speak very fast and I occasionally get lost trying to catch up. But it’s worth it because every Sunday these people come to church in hopes that someone will tell them the gospel that they believe in in their own language. That someone will tell them what the bishop they have faith in is telling them. That hopefully someone might comfort them with the truth they believe in. Whenever they tell me gracias, I tell them ,�no, gracias a ti.� I thank them for the experience, for the opportunity because this job is awesome.


Dues are the very foundation of Key Club International. To grant membership to our beloved club, one must pay dues in order to become an official member. The dues breakdown is as follows: $7.00 to Key Club International, $4.50 to the CNH Key Club District, all for a grand total of $11.50. The following is a glimpse at what our dues payment goes to — International: Membership card, Administrative Budget, International Officer Budgets, Key Club magazine, International Convention, Awards, and more! CNH Key Club: Administrative Budget, District Board Training Conferences, your budgets, Scholarships, Awards, and more!

1. Access and update the Membership Update Center ( 2. Have your Kiwanis/Faculty advisor mail dues payment to: Kiwanis International PO Box 6069 Dept 123 Indianapolis, IN 46206-6069


If the club you serve did not submit dues by the deadline, December 1st, the club will be recognized as a delinquent club. If dues are not paid by February 1st, then the club will become suspended. Be sure to get those dues in!


71st Annual Cal-Nev-Ha

District Convention April — , Anaheim Marriot and

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Anaheim Convention Center

What is District Convention? (DCON) DCON is a convention held in the spring every year to celebrate all the accomplishments of an individual Key Clubber as well as elect executive officers, educate members, and have the whole CNH district come together. Why should you go? DCON is a fully packed weekend to bring a fantastic closure to all the accomplishments we have done throughout the term. Come and meet thoughts of Key Clubbers, attend various workshops from a variety of topics, meet candidates, be recognized for your club, and much more! Don’t miss out! on the best event of the year!

“planting the seeds of service”

Check for DCON registration details on the CyberKey and future emails!


BEE sure to check out our District Newsletter at the Cyber Key!

resources CYBER KEY— KEY CLUB— DIVISION 43 GOOGLE GROUP- https://!forum/d43tigers



Happy Holidays, Tigers!

editor’s note

It’s the most beautiful time of the year, lights fill the streets spreading so much cheer! December is finally here! That means winter is coming, although we Californians don’t really experience winter. Regardless, I’m so excited for the holiday season. Make sure you all take a breather and reward yourself for the hard work you have put yourselves through this year as it quickly comes to an end! You guys deserve it. Also, to my fellow seniors, most applications were due a couple of days ago, and I wish the best of luck to you all. On another note, BEE sure to make the most of this holiday season. Spend time doing things you love with your friends and family, as well as giving back to your home, school, and community as always. I hope to see you at upcoming events such as CTC, this month’s DCM, and possibly DCON! Until next time.

-Dalanna Nguyen


Contact Info presidents LEANNE BAGOOD Marina (818) 835 - 6243 -

lieutenant governor JASIA NICOLAS Lieutenant Governor (831) 236 - 0294

SANTANA LOPEZ San Benito (831) 524 - 6050 -

MIRA LION San Lorenzo Valley -

VINEHA RAMESH Scotts Valley (831) 334 - 4581 -

ASHLEY KOENIG Seaside (831) 402 - 9037 -

TEAGAN MAUCK York (831) 297 - 0236 -

LIZZY MONROY RODRIGUEZ Monterey (831) 869 - 2602

division leadership team LEANNE BAGOOD Executive Assistant (818) 835 - 6243 -

JANELLE INDUCTIVO Executive Assistant (831) 917 - 6649 -

DALANNA NGUYEN Division News Editor (831) 224 - 9759

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