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THE DST KEY Coleraine Street, Oracabessa, P.O St. Mary Official Newsletter of Key Club Jamaica District Secretary - Treasurer

Happy Holidays…

December 2013 Volume XII

Issue 4

WHAT’S INSIDE THIS ISSUE!!  Greetings from DST Ijah B…...Page 1

 Preferred Charities……………………Page 6

 Christmas Greetings.………….Pages 2 - 3

 Fun Wall…………………………...….Page 7

 District Positions………………Page 4

 Happy Holidays Key Club Jamaica....Page 8

 District Leadership & Educational

 Notices…………………...…..............Page 9

Conference……………………..Page 5

 District Board Members’ Contacts….Page 9

GREETINGS FROM DST IJAH B. Hey there Club Secretaries and Treasurers!  ♫Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la, la la la la♫. The Christmas Season is here already and I’m extremely excited! I’d like to extend my congratulations to all the Key Clubbers who received awards at their school’s Award/ Prize Giving Ceremony. It is extremely great to see that we are not only excelling in giving tremendous service to our home, school and community but we are also excelling in our studies. Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy is to have the real spirit of Christmas. May this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright new year. I wish for you lots of love, joy and happiness for this holiday season and for the upcoming New Year! Have fun reading this issue! Yours in love, friendship and service,

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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS Hey Key Clubbers! So the Christmas season is finally here!  Being a part of this wonderful organization Christmas must mean something different to you, that is, instead of waiting to see which gifts you'll get, you are thinking about how you can make a difference in someone’s. I wish for you a season filled with joy, peace and happiness and a new year filled with god’s richest blessing! ~International Trustee Renisha Daley Wah gwan Jamaica Key Clubbers?! It's Trustee Alberto Berrizbeitia again here to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoys their time with family and friends as well as help those in need have a wonderful holiday season. Share the love, stay joyous, and as always, keep irie! ~International Trustee Alberto Berrizbeitia Hello Key Clubbers! I hope you all spent wonderful months of service and now Christmas right in front of us, let us share our joy and thanks with our loved ones. I wish the entirely family of Key Club a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ~International Trustee Eric Yoon

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all those in the mighty Jamaica District! May the season bring you many fun surprises and many memories with loved ones! ~ International Trustee Avery Hitchcock


CHRISTMAS GREETINGS CONT’D Greetings District of Jamaica! Best wishes for a happy new year filled with love, happiness, and spectacular success! May your holidays be merry, joyful and hopefully full of service! All of us at Division 20A join in wishing you a Happy Holiday Season with the best of everything in the coming New Year! Your Key Club Family from Division 20A of the Capital District ~Lt. G Anastasia Slepukhova (Capital District) Hey Jamaica District! Hohoho, this is Santa Claus! Just kidding! This is District Editor Hannah Song, representing New York! With the Jamaican District having done such remarkable service this year, I hope you all have an enjoyable holiday. I wish you all Happy Holidays, and keep up the wonderful work! May the wonderful spirit of Holidays encourage you to do more! I hope to speak to you all soon! ~DBE Hannah Song (New York District)

Hey there Key Club Jamaica! Wishing you the happiness of friends, the joy of family, and the love of the holidays! May beautiful moments and joyful memories surround you in 2014! ~ Lt. G. Barry Seng (Pennsylvania District)

Season Greetings to you wonder members of the "Mighty Mighty" Jamaica Key Club District! I would just like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and holiday season along with a happy New Year! I love how much passion and love you all selfishly devote to service and others every year, and I wish nothing but happiness and love to you all during this festive time. No matter what you are celebrating this year, may love, peace, and joy be with you and your families. With love and friendship, your friend Kahlen Browning and the rest of the "Wild and Wonderful" West Virginia Key Club Sister District! ~Governor Kahlen Browning (West Virginia District)


DISTRICT POSITIONS In order to run for any position on the District or International Board, you must have served at least ONE year on your club executive board i.e. you must have served as a club President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer or Bulletin Editor. The Candidacy Forms and additional documents are due on or by Saturday December 14, 2013. Documents One Should Have If They Wish To Vie For A District or International Office:  A letter of endorsement from their home club - signed by their Faculty Advisor and club president.  A letter of consent and endorsement from their schools - signed by their Principal (or in the absence of their principal, their Vice principal).  A letter of consent from their parent or guardian. This should be accompanied by copy of your parent’s/ guardian’s driver’s licenses or identification card signed and stamped by a Justice of Peace.  A letter of endorsement from their sponsoring Kiwanis Club - signed by their Kiwanian Advisor.  A signed copy of the respective Service Agreement Form.  A signed copy of the Candidacy Form.  Must have a valid passport and visa that will not be expired before July 2015. (If you will be running for the position of District Governor or any International Position).

Governor or DST?

DBE, DWM or Lt. G?

International Office?


DISTRICT LEADERSHIP AND EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE (DCON) 2014 District Leadership and Educational Conference will be held at the Moneague College, St. Ann on Friday March 7, 2014 – Sunday March 9, 2014. The costs and deadlines are as follow:  Early Bird: $7,500 – In order to qualify for the early bird payment, the full sum of $7,500 or a sum of $4,000 MUST be paid on or by Friday January 17, 2014. If one chooses to pay the $4,000, the balance must be paid by Friday February 7, 2014.  Regular - $9,000 – This is due on or by Friday February 7, 2014.  Onsite - $10, 000 – After Friday February 7, 2014, the cost is $10,000. Please note: Persons who register onsite is not guaranteed a room. So it is advised that you aim either for the early bird or regular fee. You should have received the DCON forms in an email I sent on November 23rd. Please ensure that you issue these forms to club members who are interested in going to DCON before you go off on Christmas Break.

HINT: Shhh…it’s a secret!


PREFERRED CHARITIES Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals In 1997, Key Club made Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals a preferred charity for its members to support. Key Club participates with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by sponsoring fundraising events. Key Club members also participate in service projects at their local children’s hospital.

Source: March of Dimes Since 1978, Key Clubs have hosted fundraising and awareness programs to support the March of Dimes, raising over $116,000 through fundraisers in 2011 alone! Key Club members, like you, can support the March of Dimes each semester: in the fall, raise awareness by hosting programs throughout November for Prematurity Awareness Month and in the spring, raise funds by participating in March for Babies, the March of Dimes largest annual fundraiser.

Source: UNICEF Since 1994, Key Club has been Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF and over the years has raised nearly US$5 million for iodine deficiency programs worldwide and HIV and AIDS programs in Kenya and Swaziland. Now it’s helping The Eliminate Project. The Kiwanis family, in partnership with UNICEF, is working to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus through The Eliminate Project. How? By raising US$110 million by 2015. Find out how you and your club can help save or protect millions of women and babies. Learn how to take part in fundraising and advocacy efforts. Keep up with the elimination of MNT and get inspiration from others.




Brain Teaser We are four brothers in this world and we're all born together. The first one runs and never wearies. The second eats and is never full. The third drinks and is ever thirsty, The fourth sings a song that is barely heard. Who are we?

Answer: Water, Fire, Earth and Wind

Optical illusion Can you see both the rabbit and the duck?

Riddle Same Pronunciation What word starting with BR, with the addition of the letter E, becomes another word that sounds the same as the first?

Answer: Braking becomes Breaking




NOTICES DISTRICT EDUCATIONAL AND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE (DCON 2014) Early bird fee for DCON is due on or by January 17, 2014. The full payment of $7,500 or a payment of $4000 can be made to be qualified for the early bird fee.

MONTHLY REPORT FORMS (HARDCOPIES) The deadline for submission of the hard copies of the monthly report forms from April – November 2013 have passed. If you have not yet submitted them please contact me immediately.


DISTRICT POSITIONS (2014 - 2015) Those persons wishing to run for district positions should fill out the necessary forms and have the necessary documents ready to be submitted on or by Saturday December 14, 2013.

If one wishes to obtain a US Visa via the district they must notify DA Navara or Gov. Chevon no later than Friday December 20, 2013 because the deadline for VISA interviews is January 31, 2014.



Monthly reports are due by the 5th of every month. Please remember that when emailing your reports you MUST send a copy to the following persons:  District Secretary – Treasurer  District Administrator  Your Lieutenant Governor  Faculty & Kiwanian Advisor

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Name: Chevon Lewis Position: District Governor Email:

Name: Deveney Whitley Position: Lieutenant Governor- D1 Email:

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. ~Nelson Mandela Read more at /quotes/authors/n/nelson_ma Name: Shadaé Bingham ndela.html#BVyycMPWEjGd0 Position: 5VG.99 Lieutenant Governor- D6 Email:

Name: Ijah Brown Position: District Secretary-Treasurer Email:

Name: Romaine Clarke Position: Lieutenant Governor- D2 Email:

Name: Chadene Myers Position: Lieutenant Governor- D7 Email:

Name: Anthony Kerr Position: District Bulletin Editor Email:

Name: Kemar Robinson Position: Lieutenant Governor- D3 Email:

Name: Navara Dennis Position: District Administrator Email:

Name: Jordon Thomas Position: District Webmaster Email:

Name: Nicole Palmer Position: Lieutenant Governor- D4 Email:

Name: Karen Sinclair - Lym Position: Assistant District Administrator Email:

Name: Renisha Daley Position: Immediate Past Governor Email:

Name: Chrishana Fregenette Position: Lieutenant Governor- D5 Email:



THE DST KEY - December 2013  
THE DST KEY - December 2013  

Official Newsletter from the Key Club District of Jamaica District Secretary - Treasurer.