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KEY CLUB

DIVISION 4 NORTH REGION 3 ®

CNH DISTRICT

letter

| B O L S A G R AN DE H I G H S C H O O L | AU G U S T 2 0 1 2 | VO L . 1 I S S UE # 5

WRITTEN BY DOMINIC NGUYEN

9401 WESTMINSTER AVE. GARDEN GROVE CA 92844

WELCOME TO KEY CLUB

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ARTICLES – PAST EVENTS

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FUTURE EVENTS

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UPDATES

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MEET THE NEW ADVISER

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CONTACT LIST

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WELCOME TO KEY CLUB

Kiwanis Educating Youth—for those who don’t know, that’s where the KEY in Key Club comes from! If you’ve been a member for Key Club for some time, it should be fairly obvious that Key Club is not for keys, as I had originally thought upon the first mention of club. Although Key Clubbers have probably heard this time after time, it’s always helpful to reiterate what Key Club is about, what its goals are, and the general beliefs that Key Club holds. Started in 1925 as a branch of Kiwanis International, Key Club exponentially grew over the next decades; by 1940, fifty clubs were active and in 1943, the first International Convention was held. Now, Key Club is recognized as an international organization as it spreads across thirty countries, boasts more than 5,000 high school campuses, and holds over 260,000 members. Key Club was established, among other Kiwanis-funded clubs like Circle K, Builder’s Club, K-Kids, Akiton, and Key Leader, to reach these goals: to develop leadership skills, to serve the community with goodwill, and to provide great experiences for youths in living and working together. Our core values are leadership, character building, caring and inclusiveness; our services provide members with a plug in order to reach out to their “home, school, and community”. At Bolsa Grande High School, we pride ourselves in being Matadors and Otters. Our members are filled with spirit, showing our enthusiasm through yelling and cheering at many of the events that we attend. In addition, we provide our members with various opportunities to bond, whether it is through just simply finding a variety of events for our members to attend, or holding socials. In the 2012-2013 year, the Executive Board hopes to continue the success that we’ve shared in the previous years and to bolster our members in getting even more motivated and involved with Key Club. For members, the newsletters provide you all with a medium to reflect on past events, look toward future events, and also see how members express their love for Key Club! If you happen to be a non-member that’s stumbled upon this newsletter in hopes to get involved in Key Club, then feel free to also stop by Room 102 on Thursdays for our meeting and see how our club functions. Enjoy the August Newsletter, and on behalf of the 2012-2013 Executive Board, you otter be loving Key Club! BOLSA GRANDE | OTTADOR OUR WAY


WADYS

“There was no better way to spend my Saturday than helping out at WADYS with my fellow Key Clubbers. On August 11th, I went to my very first WADYS. The club met up in front of school and waited for a couple of minutes for everyone to arrive. When we first arrived at the retirement center, we waited for Judy and the food truck to arrive. While we waited for them, Jennifer gave me and a couple of other people a tour around the facility since it was our first time. We got to groups of 4 or 5 people and carried the boxes inside. After that, we got the binders and started delivering the food boxes. We started off slow but then we got it all together. We delivered 12 boxes and ended up being the first ones finished. All in all, it was a great way to spend my Saturday and enjoyable first event.” WAHEDA TOKHI | GRADE 10

SEAL SURFER CLEAN UP “On August 11th, a group of members and I volunteered for the HB Seal Surf Rider Chapter Beach Clean-Up. After meeting up at Bolsa Grande, we drove to the location. We were lost once we arrived at the beach because we had a difficult time finding where the coordinators were apparently at. So after driving around for awhile, we started searching for their volunteer sign in tents by foot. Let me just say that walking on sand on a hot day is not fun whatsoever! Luckily things were looking up when we started working. It was fun looking for trash, while listening to music on Pandora, and making the designated "butt collector" (Michelle Pham) run to us whenever we found a cigarette. After working for about 2 hours, our group took a break, which was when we decided to bury Paul. We resumed working, and afterward, when we were finished, we all headed back to the tents and got free stuff (Cars Land back sacks and hats). The day ended pretty nicely with us just dipping our feet in the water.” CARMIE MACH | GRADE 11

BEACH BOOMBA

From sunrise to sunset, Beach Boomba was a day filled with fun in the sun. The entire Region 3 gathered at Huntington Beach on August 18th, 2012, to simply have a day dedicated to bonding with Key Clubs across the region while continuing to strengthen the bonds within each division and s school as well. Bolsa’s Key Club did not arrive until 1PM; by then, Beach B Boomba was in full swing and the sun was shining bright above. D04N’s DCM was held, then shortly after, all the available LTG’s were pied down. The bulk of the day was spent mingling around, as Bolsa’s Key Club members greeted familiar faces and met new faces. By 9PM, Beach Boomba was over and Region 3 cleaned up and called it a night. Although the event surely passed by quickly, spending time with the entire regional Key Club family allowed Bolsa’s Key Club members to have an amazing time.

BOLSA GRANDE | OTTADOR OUR WAY


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Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on September 22nd, from 9AM12PM. Members will assist along the course as course monitors, water prep, or food prep (tentative).

Unlike many walks, Light the Night Walk is, as you guessed it, at night (although it begins roughly in the evening time). It will be held at Angel Stadium on September 29th; members will assist along the course as monitors, cheer squad, handing out food/drinks, and other various duties such as cleaning up. Exact time of event is TBA. On October 13th 2012, from 1PM-5PM, RTC (or Regional Training Conference) will be held at Bolsa Grande High School. RTC has workshops for any person currently or interested in Key Club. Members can learn about Key Club or leadership skills at workshops that will be held by LTGs of Region 3 and/or special guests). If you are new to Key Club, this event is highly recommended as you learn much about the organization, along with meeting people from other districts. IF YOU WOULD STILL LIKE TO SIGN UP FOR ANY OF THESE EVENTS, THEN BE SURE TO CALL YOUR CLASS DIRECTOR! YOU CAN SIGN UP UP TO ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE EVENT DATE. (with exception to events that have a max # of members allowed)

BOLSA GRANDE | OTTADOR OUR WAY

Wadys will be held on September 15th, at 15000 Pacific St., Midway City. As usual, we will be passing out food boxes to the elderly; there is a max of 22 people allowed to attend this event. As always, it’s appreciated if those who are bilingual (preferably Vietnamese or Korean) sign up to help translate!

Lincoln Education Center—or LEC—is back! Every Monday from 4:30-6:30 and every Thursday from 5:15-7:30 beginning September 17th, 2012, members will assist with grading papers at LEC. Please meet 15 minutes prior to each time in front of the school if you have signed up for LEC. Note that there is also a limit of 5 members max per session.


VIVIAN LEDUC (APRIL)

TRAVIS NGUYEN (MAY)

JACQUELYN DO (JUNE)

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DCON 2013 As you can see to the left, the logo for DCON 2013 has officially been chosen! This is just a friendly reminder that DCON will be from March 22nd-24th at the Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim Marriott. The cost will be roughly $250-$300, depending on if BGKC will be able to hold any fundraisers throughout the 2012-2013 year. Start saving because DCON is truly an unforgettable experience!

BOLSA GRANDE | OTTADOR OUR WAY


Although it was announced back in June , the departure of

Mr. Engel as Key Club adviser did not take place until midJuly/early August. Upon the announcement of Mr. Engel’s departure, it was also announced that Mr. Tonthat, Bolsa’s current AP Stats and Pre Calculus teacher. As he has previously been in Key Club (even serving as President!) and is also currently the adviser for MESA, the entire club is proud to have Mr. Tonthat as the new adviser. I interviewed Mr. Tonthat with a few questions so the club can learn more about him and what might be in store for the upcoming year. 1.) What goals do you have in mind for Bolsa's Key Club in the upcoming year? My goal for Bolsa's Key Club this year includes maintaining membership and service hours and spreading the image of Key Club to the rest of the student body and staff. Because most of what we do happens after school and on weekends, unless you are a Key Club member, you don't get to see a how a Key Club member contributes to his or her community. Thus, I'd like to bring Key Club home, closer to our students and their community. I hope that my officers will start to look for opportunities that would benefit our nearby neighborhood and schools. 2.) How different is Key Club now from when you were a member? My Key Club at Anaheim HS was much smaller than Bolsa's Key Club. Other than that, everything is pretty much the same. We still have the same pledge, cheer (with a remix), and a tremendous amount of energy each time someone asks "How do you feel?" 3.) When you learned that you would be the new adviser of Key Club, what was your initial thoughts/ reaction? I was very excited. I was a member, a President, and now an advisor. I know it will be a great adventure and I am honor to be your new advisor. 4.) So far, how different is it being an adviser for a club compared to when you were the president for your school's Key Club? When I was the president, my main concern was to increase membership and hours as much as I can. I worried if I would be able to get enough people to attend events, especially those that ended with a DCM. I was stressed if we could not get enough members to go to DCON so that we could get a discount. I was excited to make the agendas each week. I felt happy knowing I could help out my community. Now as an advisor, my main concern is liability, making sure all the paperwork/waivers are turned in on time. I also need to look out for my officers, as they are learning and becoming leaders of our campus. It is a totally different experience and I am enjoying it very much. 5.) Is there anything that you hope Key Club can teach YOU, now that you are involved in an international organization? Seeing my officers and Key Club members helping the communities and being in charge is already a great reward as an advisor. 6.) If you could create your own Key Club division, what would you want the mascot to be? Why? My old mascot (30 south) was a Bee. If I have to choose another, it would be a panda. C'mon pandas are so adorable, wouldn't you agree? 7.) And just for a fun question, since many students know that you watch anime, what would you say is your absolute all-time favorite anime? Why? It has to be Naruto. Hopefully by the time this newsletter is made, the identity of Tobi has been revealed. Why do I like it this anime series, read it and you would understand why. Be warned there are close to 800 manga chapters as of today. BOLSA GRANDE | OTTADOR OUR WAY


FACULTY ADVISER Mr. Tonthat E-mail: rtonthat.01@gmail.com

PRESIDENT Kevin Ho E-mail: imaplealot@gmail.com

VICE PRESIDENT Jennifer Lu E-mail: lu.jennifer37@yahoo.com

VICE PRESIDENT Thang Thai E-mail: speedythang@yahoo.com Treasurer: Nicole Martinez E-mail: nicolemartinez685@yahoo.com

SECRETARY/SPIRIT REP.

JUNIOR CLASS DIRECTOR

Tina Nguyen E-mail: ngyn.tina247@gmail.com

Carmie Mach E-mail: machcarmie@gmail.com

TREASURER

JUNIOR CLASS DIRECTOR

Nicole Martinez E-mail: nicolemartinez685@yahoo.com

Rachael Yi E-mail: rachael0296@hotmail.com

TECH EDITOR

SOPHOMORE CLASS DIRECTOR

Dominic Nguyen E-mail: specifics.dom@gmail.com

Jenny Nguyen E-mail: jennienhu@yahoo.com

DCON CHAIR Amanda Le E-mail: amaandale@gmail.com

FRESHMAN CLASS DIRECTOR TBA

SENIOR CLASS DIRECTOR Liza Dinh E-mail: lizaxkimxdinh@yahoo.com

SENIOR CLASS DIRECTOR Loan Nguyen E-mail: professionnal.email@gmail.com

I pledge on my honor, to uphold the objects of Key Club International To build my home, school, and community To serve my nation and God And to combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions

PICTURE CREDIT: DOMINIC NGUYEN (MEMBER OF THE MONTH, WADYS), JENNY NGUYEN (CONTACT PHOTO), NICOLE MARTINEZ (BEACH CLEAN UP, COVER PHOTO), KEVEN LE (BEACH BOOMBA), RESPECTIVE LOGOS BELONG TO THEIR ASSOCIATIONS/GROUPS

BOLSA GRANDE | OTTADOR OUR WAY

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