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KEY CLUB

DIVISION 4 NORTH REGION 3 ®

CNH DISTRICT

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| B O L S A G R AN DE H I G H S C H O O L | O C TO B E R 2 0 1 2 | VO L . 1 I S S UE # 7

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


WADYS

“On Satuday, October 13th, I attended our monthly project called WADY. It stands for "We Ain't Dead Yet". It was a bit cold in the morning, and my hands were icy cold. Some of the members cared so much about Key Club that they were able to wake up early and attend this event. At the event, our job was to distribute food boxes to the elderly at a retirement home. First, the food truck came, and members helped unload the boxes of food. We then got into groups of four or five people. I was with Milo Nguyen, Julie Nguyen, Gianhu Nguyen, and Khanh Tran. Milo and I offered to help the freshmen because it was their first time at this kind of event. The elders were very happy to see that we came to deliver their food. This event is a great opportunity to reach with the older ages of our community and interact with a retirement home.” JENNY NGUYEN | GRADE 10

OC WALK TO REMEMBER “Unlike other “big” Key Club events, such as the Walk for Alzheimer’s, this particular event was actually very touching and depressing in contrast to the usual cheering, since emotional music was being played throughout the whole event. Upon our arrival, it was still fairly dark outside since it was early in the morning around 5-6 A.M. For the remainder of the morning, other KC volunteers and I helped pass out t-shirts to the participants of the event. Participants had their own teams with special t-shirts designed to honor their remembered child/children; it was interesting to see various teams come together. Once this shift was over, a few other fellow Key Clubbers and I were transferred over to help out in the District at the booths. I was assigned to help pass out free lemonade samples for Native Foods Café. It was fun interacting with the participants as they came to chat with the other KC volunteers and I at our booth. We kept telling everyone to take as many cups of free lemonade as they desired since a gallon of the lemonade was $18! I was later taken to another booth to help pass out free pizza slices, which was a really big hit. Altogether, the restaurant ended up passing out a shocking total of 22 FREE pizzas; how ridiculous. Overall, I found that I got more experience with volunteering out of this event!” JOLYNE DANG | GRADE 10

RTC

“On Saturday, October 13th, I went to RTC, also known as Region Training Conference. This year's Region 3's Training Conference was held at my own school, Bolsa Grande High School, instead of Orange Coast College. Before opening session, we learned and went over cheers with our division and were served pizza for lunch. It was an honor to have our district treasurer come to our RTC. There were four sessions for workshops this time, instead of two. I personally attended Running for Office Workshop, Presidents' Workshop, Scholarship Workshop, and Ice Breakers. Overall, I learned the responsibilities of being certain kinds of officers, opportunities to earn a scholarship, and new ice breakers. During the closing session, we were tied 41 South Lions until they beat us in the faceoff. It was okay, but I hope that we would win a spirit session sometime! After it was over, members helped clean our campus, helping it look like how we found it.” JENNY NGUYEN | GRADE 10 BOLSA GRANDE | OTTADOR OUR WAY


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WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s took place in the territory of Knott’s Soak City on the 27th of October, 2012. Oh how it was so much fun! I got to meet new people like Dylan, Vivian, Maria, and many others! It was my first event ever since being accepted into Key Club International so it was a blast! At first, I thought that we were actually going to do the walk for Alzheimer’s but I was wrong! We actually got to stand there and cheer on the walkers to motivate them! It was fascinating to see how their reactions were as we yell our cheers to encourage them and pass out free coupons. It made me feel happy and helpful to see the walkers’ faces smile as they walk down the continuous line built up of Key Clubbers! They also got free coupons to several different places! Some got coupons for fish tacos, free haircuts, and lots more! As volunteers, we even got some free things as well! Most of us got a cool, purple t-shirt that matched the walkers’ shirts. That was an awesome thing to receive but I didn’t like that they were super huge on us! They only carried 2XL shirts at that time since we came late. However, it’s okay because it’s the thought of helping that counts and not the thought of receiving free things! After the walkers left the place, we Key Clubbers went to clean up whatever was left. We took down balloons and got to pop them, but my friend Kathy and I didn’t like the sounds of popping balloons so we tried to find other things to help with. Eventually, we ran out of things to do and it was time to go home. In conclusion, this event was a spectacular experience! It taught me about meeting new people, encouraging others, and most importantly, helping out!” JOANN VUONG | GRADE 9

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

On November 3rd, Bolsa Grande Key Club went to Huntington Beach in order to volunteer at Walk to End Alzheimer’s. As this is an event that our club regularly attends, the members were all too familiar with their duties, although this time around they were asked to go at an earlier time in order to help set up the festivities area. As seen in the picture to the left, two Keyclubbers (Jacquelyn Do and Cindy Nguy) are attempting to place an umbrella upon a table, while another Keyclubber (Krizia Billena) is doing who really knows what, although she appears quite ecstatic about the whole ordeal (she noted that she looks like a serial killer). This is our Key Club at its prime form; doing community service early in the morning with very odd faces. Many of the members were split up among stations rather than being asked to cheer on walkers; they helped out at areas like the registration booth and flower-giving booth. It can be assumed that the entire club had a wonderful time at this Walk to End Alzheimer’s, considering they came back to school bundled with purple necklaces, water tattoos, blow horns, pompoms, and as always, the flowers.

BOLSA GRANDE | OTTADOR OUR WAY


Lincoln Education Center—or LEC—is back! Every Thursday from 5:15-7:30, 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 required amount of 6 members max per session.

Running has never been more stylish! The Stache Dash 5k, held at 2525 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa CA 92626, from 8:30 AM12:30PM on November 18th, is open for all participants that have facial hair—real or fake. The run is for prostate cancer awareness and does not discriminate; flash your stache even if you’re a female!

Wadys will be held on November 17th, 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!

We Give Thanks will be held on Nov. 22nd, at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Yes, it’s on Thanksgiving day but what better way to be thankful by giving back to the community! Members will help with serving food and other various duties. This event is pending, meaning there is a possibility BGKC may not participate.

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


VIVIAN LEDUC (APRIL)

TRAVIS NGUYEN (MAY)

JACQUELYN DO (JUNE)

KATHERINE VO (AUGUST)

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BOLSA GRANDE | OTTADOR OUR WAY

MIMI NGUYEN (JULY)


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: thangthait@gmail.com Treasurer: Nicole Martinez JUNIOR CLASS DIRECTOR

SECRETARY/SPIRIT REP. Tina Nguyen E-mail: ngyn.tina247@gmail.com

E-mail:Mach nicolemartinez685@yahoo.com Carmie 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

FRESHMAN CLASS DIRECTOR

Amanda Le E-mail: amaandale@gmail.com

Duy Tran Email: narutofreak911@yahoo.com

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

Barbados! Rihanna, the singer of “S&M” (which advocates the use of whips and chains), is from this small island that has a population of 272,000, while Key Club international has 262,000 members. A 12,000 difference isn’t that much!

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 ( WADYS, RTC, MEMBER OF THE MONTH), JENNY NGUYEN (COVER, WALK TO REMEMBER, WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S, OFFICERS) RESPECTIVE LOGOS BELONG TO THEIR ASSOCIATIONS/GROUPS

BOLSA GRANDE | OTTADOR OUR WAY


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