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THE GIRAFFE PRESS Official Newsletter of Key Club  Pacific Northwest District  Division 66  Volume 1  Issue 1  April 2013


WELCOME! Greetings Division 66, I am thrilled to be your new Lieutenant Governor of Division 66 for the 20132014 year. I am honored to have the pleasure to get to work with all of you, Key Clubbers. Together we will make this year fun and full of service. Let me first start out by saying, congratulations to all of the incoming club officers. I can already tell that your home clubs will be in great hands, and that you all will do a fantastic job in your newly elected positions. If you have any questions or concerns about your what your position is or does, please do not hesitate to ask; your outgoing officers or me, would be happy to help. Some of my goals for this year are to bring all of the twelve schools closer together and work on a service project all together, create a stronger bond with each other, and increase the amount of service that we do. Over the year, I hope we all become one close family that has each other for support. I can’t wait to meet you all, and create an unforgettable year working together along side you, the Key Clubbers, the advisors, and the Kiwanians. In love and service,

In this Issue: Welcome…….2 Dcon 2013……3 Key Facts……...4 Icon 2013………5 Key Leader.........6 DCMs/PCMs……7 LtG Farewell……8 Division Contest.8 Contacts………9

"Service: Giving what you don't have to give. Giving when you don't need to give. Giving because you want to give." —Damien Hess

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DISTRICT CONVENTION Key Clubbers showed their spirit during opening session, trying to win the spirit stick.

Key Clubbers went to forums to learn about officer positions, service projects of the district, and to have fun doing yoga and hearing about creative dates.

At Dcon, we installed the incoming Lieutenant Governors and District Board.

Key Clubbers attended a Governor’s Banquet, closing session, and a dance to end their time at Dcon.

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DIVISIONAL KEY FACTS The wonderful Key Clubs of Division 66:

Divisional Colors:

• Yellow • Brown

Clackamas Corbett The Dalles Wahtonka Damascus Christian Gladstone Gresham

Oregon City Portland Lutheran Rex Putnam Reynolds Sam Barlow Sandy

Divisional Chant WOAH! It’s hot in heeere, There must be Giraffes in the atmosphere! I said, WOAH! It’s hot in heeere,

Divisional Mascot:

There must be Giraffes in the atmosphere!

• Giraffe

Key Dates to Remember For the Month of April • • • • •

April 5th o Club secretaries report April 5th-7th o Key Leader @ Kawkawa April 6th o Kiwanis One Day April 10th o Monthly Newsletters April 10th o Club Officer information Due

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April 13th o DCM/PCM – second weekend of every month April 29th o Kiwanis DCM May 6th-10th o Eliminate Week June 22nd 4 o Portland Area Rally rd th July 3 -7 o International Convention


INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION 2013 July 1st • nd July 2 • • • July 3rd • • • th July 4 • • • • th July 5 • • • July 6th • • • • th July 7 • th July 8 • •

Fly out of Seattle at 6:05am Wreath laying at Arlington Service Project Night Bus Tour Holocaust Museum Tour on National Mall Icon Begins Opening Session Caucusing Fireworks on Smithsonian Mall Charity Dance Forums Service Fair Recognition Session More Forums House of Delegates Closing Session Closing Dance Continue touring D.C. Tour Air and Space Center Fly home to Seattle

PNW Icon Tour July 1st-July 8th Price: $1,350.00 5


KEY LEADER EVENTS IN 2013 Camp Kawkawa • April 5-7th, 2013 • Hope, BC, Canada Camp Crestview • October18-20th, 2013 • Corbet, OR, US

Price: $200 What is Key Leader? Key Leader is Kiwanis International’s leadership education program for students. Key Leader provides a life-changing experience that inspires young people to achieve their personal best through service leadership.

Registration Link: http://www.key-leader.org/Find-Key-LeaderEvents/KeyLeaderLocationsandDates.aspx 6


APRIL DCM & PCM Key Events to remember for April

April Divisional Council Meeting • When: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 from 1:30-4pm • Where: Village Green Park (across the Clackamas County Library) What: To have fun and come together and discuss about upcoming service projects, go over officer duties, and play icebreakers.

April President Council Meeting • When: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 1-1:30pm •

Where: Village Green Park

• What: Club presidents have the opportunity to meet up with me to discuss any issues you might have or tasks you might need help on.

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Lieutenant Governor Farewell It has been a blessing over the course of the year to serve as your Division 66 Lieutenant Governor. I've seen how individually strong each club is as I've watched your special projects that have transformed your community for the better. Also, all of you have taught me so much, like leading by falling back in order to allow you guys to step up and become the brilliant Key Clubbers you are. Always remember to be a little kinder than necessary, and never forget to lend a helping hand. Thanks for the amazing year of service. I can't wait to see what awesome accomplishments Emilee will make in further bettering this already amazing division. For the very last time, In caring and service, Sydney Ledwith-Jensen

Game Time! Over the year, each club will have the opportunity to have a contest with one another. Each club has the opportunity to win “spots” (points) throughout the year I’ll be sending out “spot” updates in my monthly Newsletters. Whichever club has the most “spots” at the end of my term will get a special prize. How to earn “spots”: • Keep in communication with me (email, phones calls, texts, ect.) • Attend monthly DCMs & PCMs • Your club gets highlighted in my newsletter • Being an active club • Sending in contact information • Being the first to respond to emails or updates • Meet all deadlines 8


Contact Information DISTRICT EXECUTIVE BOARD

INTERNATIONAL TRUSTEE

Governor Trang Tran

International VP Caitlin Stroup

pnwgov.trang@gmail.com

keyclubcaitlin@gmail.com

District Secretary Hakikat Bains

ADMINISTRATORS

bains.hakikat@gmail.com

District Administrator John Jay

District Treasurer Eric Grewal

jmjay@comcast.net

ericgrewal1@gmail.com

Assistant District Admin Tom Saunders

District Bulletin Editor Sara Thomas

pnwtoms@gmail.com

slthomas01@gmail.com

Finance Administrator Kevin Buyer

Convention Chair Denny Lim

buyergang@wavecable.com

dwhanlim@gmail.com

DIVISION 66 Emilee Huey Lieutenant Governor Emeehuey1521@gmail.com Cell: (503) 701-4321

3636 WOODVIEW TRACE INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46268 • 317.875.8755 • US AND CANADA: 800-KIWANIS

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Division 66 April 2013 Newsletter