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THE OFFICIAL DIVISION 4 NORTH NEWSLETTER

CNH KEY CLUB VOLUME 2 | ISSUE 7 | december 2013


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DIVISIONAL GOALS

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a message from our

LT. GOVERNOR tommy dang

Season Greetings Otters!

I can't believe that it has been an astounding 8 months since we have passionately served our communities with spirit and care. Soon it will be District Convention and our year will come to a close, however look at all that you have accomplished! We recently got top 3 at Fall Rally, have doubled in service hours and spirit, raised almost$3,000 for Pediatric Trauma Prevention, and become a closer ohana. Also in the coming months be grateful you have an ohana like 4 North to go to and a family at home for the holidays while many others cannot. Go out and find ways to give back to those that are not as fortunate this holiday season and spread that holiday magic of service. I am truly blessed to serve such amazing individuals like you all! Even though Fall Rally is over, we do not end our service to others, we continue that passion and spirit to better the world as Key Clubbers. Think to yourself. What can I do in the months in between Fall Rally and DCON? Who are the people I can serve? How many hands can I lend? How much money can I fundraise? How many lives can I save? What impact can I make on the world around me? Don't think of Fall Rally as the core of Key Club. Key Club is a community service and servant leadership organization. It's great to go out and meet new people and be proud of the division we're a part of, but that's not all that Key Club has to offer. We serve because we have an undying passion for helping others. We serve so that others may learn to lead. We serve because we care. So Otters, take these months and go above and beyond. Attend DCM's, fundraise for Eliminate or PTP, and give back to the community that helped shape who you are today. Also as leaders here are some words you should consider: I sincerely wish you will have the experience of thinking up a new idea, planning it, organizing it, and following it to completion and having it be magnificently successful. I also hope you'll go through the same process and have something "bomb out." I wish you could know how it feels "to run" with all your heart and lose - horribly. I wish that you could achieve some great good for mankind, but have nobody know about it except you. I wish you could find something so worthwhile that you deem it worthy of investing your life. I hope you become frustrated and challenged enough to begin to push back the very barriers of your own personal limitations. I hope you make a stupid, unethical mistake and get caught red-handed and are big enough to say those magic words "I was wrong." I hope you give so much of yourself that some days you wonder if it is worth it all. I wish for you a magnificent obsession that will give you a reason for living and purpose and direction in life. I wish for you the worst kind of criticism for everything you do, because that makes you fight to achieve beyond what you normally would. I wish for you the experience of leadership. (Source: Earl Reum) Remember I am here to serve YOU! Whenever you are in need of anything you may call, text, email me anytime. I love to help you out in anyway I can! Have an otteriffic Thanksgiving and Christmas! LOVE,

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our DIVISION GOALS 3 lives saved from MNT by each member 50 hours of service by each member 50% Division-wide membership growth $3000 for MNT by December Distinguished/ Outstanding Members/Officers High attendance at DCON 2014 Attendance at ICON 2014 Over 15,000 hours of service division-wide


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CROSBY CARNIVAL BY DVAHJE DURHAM FROM GARDEN GROVE HIGH

On Friday October 25, 2013 the Crosby Carnival was held at Crosby Elementary School on West Street, Garden Grove. We met at the public library after school before walking as a group to the location. We had a good turnout of willing and eager members and it was nice to see a number of freshmen come and participate. There were a few seniors who were able to go earlier and help with the set up, and I am sure that their efforts were greatly appreciated by Ms. Worthing, the volunteer coordinator, the Crosby PTA and the entire Crosby family. There were many activities that were available for our service: ticket sales, food sales, games, and a silent auction. I chose to assist at the Haunted House which is one of my favorite yet scariest activities at the carnival. I helped some of the little kids go through the house. The carnival also happened to be the weeks prior to Halloween so many of the children were dressed in their Halloween costumes. It was a fun event to volunteer at yet again, and I hope that we’ll be able to assist our local elementary in their major fundraiser again next year.

SPIRIT NIGHT BY JENNY NGUYEN FROM BOLSA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL

On Saturday, October 26th, I attended this year's first Spirit Night! It was hosted at Garden Grove Park next to my school, Bolsa Grande High School. The spirit rally was hosted by our LTG (Lieutenant Governor) to prepare our division for Fall Rally. There, we went over cheers, and some people got wristbands. Although we were having some progress with the cheers, there were some things that we could do better at the next spirit rally. First, I suggest that the cheers be printed, so the members can have a visual to follow along. Second, I hope that the rally is hosted at an earlier time to avoid any obligations with the time. From my school, ten members showed up to the rally, which was a bittersweet feeling. I was glad that some members came even though they were not attending Fall Rally to learn more about the cheers. At the next spirit rally, I hope to see ALL of the Fall Rally attendees there to ensure that this year's Fall Rally will be a success. Overall, I enjoyed Spirit Night, and I hope that the second spirit rally will be better.

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ELECTRIC RUN BY MICHELLE TRAN FROM PACIFICA HIGH SCHOOL

Some find distributing water to participants at events boring. Otters, however, can make something great out of anything, especially water distribution. Now, our club’s water station was already more appealing than one of any other events’. Our neon cups were lined up in eight rows across six tables, and behind us were several black lights that complimented our cups and illuminated the night with bright neon blue, green, yellow, and pink. But, as runners began to arrive at the finish line, we still felt like the atmosphere was lacking something quite significant, something our cups and lights and couldn’t bring to those breathless runners. Spirit. And who would be a better spirit bearer than otters? With that realized, one of our spirit chairs, Anthony Duong, immediately began to generate a cheer for our station, “Get free water, get get free water (x2). Yeah you’re thirsty yeah yeah you’re thirsty (x2),” and before he knew it, everyone at the station joined in, even our shy, newly appointed members. The atmosphere became so lively and our station so frequented that we needed to restock on water swiftly so the later participants would be able to get a share without having to wait. Of course, to maintain the spirit we established, we instinctively did a new rendition of an original Key Club Cheer while pouring water, “Don’t drop that water jug, ayy don’t drop that water jug.” I don’t know of any other club that could have as much fun and bring as much energy to a service as Key Club can, especially not to such a simple yet significant task as pouring and handing out water. Sometimes my Key Club spirit wavers and struggles as a candle would against disheartening winds, but it’s events like these and the people in Key Club that reinvigorate my spirit and bring me back to the life of service. Every. Single. Time.

REGION CONFERENCE BY GIANHU NGUYEN FROM BOLSA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL

On October 12th, I participated in Region 3's Region Training Conference. It was a very fun day. I was able to reunite with some friends from other schools and learn more about Key Club at the same time. Officers met up at school one or two hours prior to the start of the conference to assist Tommy, Division 4 North's Lieutenant Governor, with setting up. Before I started to work, I saw that breakfast was provided. Immediately, I headed over towards the tray of blueberry pancakes. It had been a while since I had eaten pancakes, so I found it to be very delicious. Along with pancakes, other snacks were provided as well, including cookies, candies, water. Mr. Tonthat brought doughnuts too. It was a feast. Working together with other members, I helped carry the tables and set up trash cans. More and more spirited Key Clubbers showed up. There was a variety of workshops that Key Clubbers were able to attend. One of the most memorable workshops that I attended was Public Speaking, something that I lack the skills in. I was able to relate to the Lieutenant Governor that hosted that workshop. After the workshop sessions, every Key Clubber of Region 3 gathered and had a division spirit battle, which I think Division 4 North rocked.

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upcoming events


caroling for cans our monthly dcm december 21st @ 6pm

MORE EVENTS:

LTG Candidate

Training Conference December 14th location tba

Rose Float DECORATING december 29th

8am - 4pm

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