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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 | J U N E 2 0 1 2 | VO L . 1 I S S UE # 3

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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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 101 on Thursdays for our meeting and see how our club functions. Enjoy the June Newsletter, and on behalf of the 2012-2013 Executive Board, you otter be loving Key Club! BOLSA GRANDE | OTTADOR OUR WAY


OC VISION WALK

“OC Visual Walk was an exciting event because it was held at the Angels Stadium. For this event, all the freshmen who were going stuck in a group. So there were the five of us: Ethan, Kathy, Mimi, Dylan, and me. The first job we were assigned to was directing people to the bathroom. As boring as it sounds, we actually made it very fun. We were given a sign that read “Bathroom” and we took turns holding it while Ethan played music from his phone. After about half an hour, one of the event coordinators came back and gave us a microphone and iPod and had us stationed under the large A of the stadium. Here, we met two other volunteers from La Quinta High School and we played music from the speakers while cheering on walkers. We were given signs that read “You‘re almost there!” and we also took turns holding those. At one point, the song “Call Me Maybe” came up, we were moving the signs in a synchronized way. It’s hard to describe, but I’m sure you can imagine. After the last walkers walked around us, we packed up everything and started walking back. We got to go through the stadium and after we finished, we were given tickets to the Angels game on Tuesday night. Overall, this event was really fun because I got to bond with the other freshmen.” JACQUELYN DO | GRADE 9

OC BBQ FESTIVAL

“Being at the OC BBQ Festival was really fun. We were able to arrive at the kids area early, which meant we could go on the bounce houses, and roam around for a while. Afterwards, we simply were placed at a station; either at a crafts area, doing cupcake décor, butterfly decorating, face painting, or staying watch at the bounce attractions for the safety of the kids. My favorite part was being at the reptile station. It was so fun being able to pet a lizard, spider, and snake. I wish I could have spent my whole day at that station, because it truly was the highlight of my day. It was nice that they also gave us BBQ to eat, and offered beverages to stay hydrated. I am truly happy that I woke up and decided to go to this event; it was amazing to be with friends and to help out.” ERIC JUAREZ | GRADE 11

OTC “On June 23rd, 2012, I headed to Costa Mesa High School along with some other officers for the Region 3 Officer Training Conference! We arrived a bit early so we walked to the swap meet across the street to shop around and kill some time before the event began. When we came back, we played some ice breakers with other schools to get to know each other. Soon after, our monthly DCM began. It was really short because the pizza arrived and I guess everyone wanted food. I mean who doesn’t want food? After everyone was done eating, the opening session began. The Region 3 LTG’s planned an avenger skit for us all and then dismissed us to our workshops. I attended the Treasurer Workshop so that I could learn some fundraising ideas. We played ice breakers majority of the time but I did learn a lot of fundraising ideas that other schools did to raise money. As the first workshop ended, I headed to the Partners in Service Workshop where I learned about Children’s Miracle Network, March of Dimes, UNICEF, and other project ideas. After the second workshop ended, we had our closing session where we had spirit battles with the other divisions. I learned quite a lot today and had tons of fun along the way.” AMANDA LE| GRADE 11

WADY

“On June 9, 2012, Key Club members volunteered at our monthly WADY event. As usual, members showed up on the Saturday morning to deliver food boxes to the elderly living in the local senior home. Recently, our club had to work a randomized system to choose students to volunteer for this event. Only so many people can fit in the building without alarming the fire department, hahah! Though this event is so personal and popular with our club members, we only have about twenty-five members go this time. I talked to one of the elderly there who almost always come down to the lobby to help us get organize. The German resident is in her ninety and sure loves a good conversation! Nevertheless, I love talking to her, though her thick accent leads me to just nod most of the time, because she has this maternal, old soul, but young heart personality.” LIZA DINH | GRADE 11

BOLSA GRANDE | OTTADOR OUR WAY


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D04N’s July DCM won’t just be a DCM; it’ll be a social filled with water! On July 13th, at Garden Grove Park, the entire division will host a water fight, whether with water balloons or water guns. Get ready to get soaked and cool off from the hot summer sun! The DCM will begin at 12 PM, with the water fight social following.

On July 14th, Bolsa Grande’s Key Club will be heading to Huntington Beach for “Clean Seas Please”, a beach clean-up. The clean-up will last from 9 AM11 AM. Please note that there is a limit of 20 members.

PAC’s 13th Annual Fundraising Picnic will be held on July 28th, 2012 at the Pyramid Autism Center in Orange, CA from 9 AM11:30 AM. The fundraising picnic is for children and families touched by autism. Members will help set up the picnic, but are invited to enjoy the picnic’s festivities after they are done. Please note that there is a limit of 20 members. 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

Missing the summer sun and sand? Beach Boomba, Region 3’s annual social at the beach, will be held on August 18th, from 10 AM-9 PM. At Beach Boomba, there will be food, games, and the entire Rainbow Region (or Region 3)! In addition, D04N otters will be near their natural habitat: the sea. Our divison’s August DCM will also be held at this event.

Wady’s will be held on July 14th, at 15000 Pacific St., Midway City. As usual, we will be passing CHARACTER out food boxes to the elderly; there is a max of BUILDING… 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!


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OUR IP VICE PRESIDENT TRANG NGUYEN FOR RECEIVING THE DISTINGUISHED VP AWARD OUR IP BULLETIN EDITOR LIZA DINH FOR RECEIVING THE DISTINGUISHED WEBSITE AWARD THE ENTIRE CLUB FOR WRITING A TOTAL OF 781 ARTICLES AND RECEIVING THE AWARD FOR MOST ARTICLES IN THE 4N DISTRICT!

BOLSA GRANDE | OTTADOR OUR WAY


FACULTY ADVISOR Mr. Engel E-mail: doctor.engel@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. Tina Nguyen E-mail: ngyn.tina247@gmail.com

TREASURER Nicole Martinez E-mail: nicolemartinez685@yahoo.com

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

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

JUNIOR CLASS DIRECTOR Carmie Mach E-mail: machcarmie@gmail.com

JUNIOR CLASS DIRECTOR Rachael Yi E-mail: rachael0296@hotmail.com

SOPHOMORE CLASS DIRECTOR Jenny Nguyen E-mail: jennienhu@yahoo.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

BOLSA GRANDE | OTTADOR OUR WAY

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


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