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KEY CLUB The Queens Beaver

October 2010 Newsletter

Official Newsletter of New District Key Club Division 8

Volume 1 Issue 5

Greetings from your Lt. Governor By Lt. Governor Christina An Hey Division 8! Welcome the chilly autumn season with more service projects and events! This edition of The Queens Beaver includes articles from each committee on the District Board; these are just a few updates on what is going on on the District level. Take the time to peruse this newsletter! I want to compliment those clubs that have submitted the September Monthly Report Form on time. Secretaries, if you still have not filled them out, please do them immediately! Presidents, if your secretary is not responsible enough to handle the work, please fill the MRFs out for them so that we can keep track of all the totals. Treasurers, you should start submitting those Fundraising Report Forms! Remember to attach the proofs with those submissions. All of these forms can be found on our District website, so please give it a look. Check the paperwork status to see which paperwork your club is missing! I would like to encourage everyone to attend the Metropolitan Rally on October 16, 2010! It will be held at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, so plan accordingly. The registration will begin at 9:00AM with a $10 admission fee. All profits will be donated to a charity, so learn more about Key Club while helping a good cause! It is mandatory for all officers and members to attend. I hope to see you all there! Yours in caring, friendship, and service, Christina An Lt. Governor of Division 8 New York District Key Club

Upcoming Divisional Event

October 13 – October Divisional @ Forest Hills Public Library October 16 – Metropolitan Fall Rally @ John Dewey High School November 17 – November Divisional @ Forest Hills Public Library RSVP for these events on Facebook!

In this issue! Greetings from LTG ….……...1 Gov’s Greetings……..…….…2 Paying Dues…..……………….2 Governor’s Project….............3 District Projects….……….……3 K-Family Relations…………....3 Advocacy……………………..4 New Club and Reactivation …………………………………..4 Club Spotlight………….……..5 Paperwork Status……….……6 Contact Info…………….…….6

Upcoming Dates  Oct 13  Oct 16  Nov 17


Governor’s Greeting

Paying Dues

By Governor Nadyli Nunez

By District Treasurer Safanah Siddiqui By Treasurer Safanah Siddiqui

Is it me or is it getting chilly? It’s finally October and I hope you are all preparing your Trick or Treat boxes for UNICEF! The Leadership Training Conference is an event where Key Clubbers like you go to meet members from all over the state, participate in workshops and just have a great time for a weekend. Though the conference is not until April 8th, planning for such a large and important event starts months in advance. The Conference Committee does just that! This group of Key Club members in good standing with Key Club International plan every moment of the weekend. Find a description of each position in the Conference Committee application available on the New York District Key Club website’s homepage under the “Information” section. Apply! All applications must be postmarked by October 25th, 2010. If you have any questions, email me at nadylinunez.gov@nydkc.org. Are you a club officer, member or advisor who wants to learn more about their role in Key Club? You’re in luck! The newly updated training packets are now available under the Resources section of the website. The packets are thorough and provide useful advice to take your role to its fullest potential.

The time has arrived! Club dues have been payable since October 1st. Don’t forget to submit your $11.50 per member! If payments for 15 members in your club are received by Kiwanis International by November 1st, your club will receive its very own “early bird” patch for the club banner. If you can’t do that much, have the 15 members paid for by November 30th, so you don’t become past due. You’re allowed to generate invoices after the first payment, so you can pay in portions at your convenience! In order to generate your club’s invoice, you’ll need to visit the membership update center online (http://soapmu.kiwanis.org/). If you have not received your club ID and password in the mail yet, have your advisor contact District administrator Andrew Lowenberg at alowenberg.admin@nydkc.org. Any questions or problems you may have can be directed toward me at safanahsiddiqui.treas@nydkc.org. Treasurers can join the Google Group “NYDKC Treasurers” to participate in discussions with each other and receive helpful updates from me! Good luck, you’ll be hearing from me again soon!

New Club and Reactivation By Lt. Governor James Florakis September has passed and October has begun but it's never too late to start new K-Family clubs! In fact, October is the best time to start up new clubs since everyone has now settled back into their daily routines but the school year is still just beginning. So start building and help the New York District Key Club reach its goal of at least one new K-Family Club per division! If you, or a friend, would like to charter (start a new club from scratch) and/or reactivate (re-start a suspended club), please let your Lieutenant Governor and the New Club Building and Reactivation Committee know. We are willing to help you every step of the way from finding a sponsoring Kiwanis to distributing officer materials. And be on the lookout for the New Club Building and Reactivation Packet which will be released shortly! Happy Building!

Division 8

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Governor’s Project By Lt. Governor Nicole Murray

At the last District Board Meeting, the Governor's Project Committee met up to discuss some common problems clubs seem to be running into with the Governor's Project. The "Keys to Education" project does not limit you to merely book drives and tutoring younger children, clubs are encouraged to get creative as they like with this project! There have been clubs who have made bookmarks and donated them to libraries, others have begun making YouTube videos about difficult school topics to provide a free, accessable way to get academic support. Your club can try some fun projects such as making an instructional video about how to play a musical instrument, hula hoop, or play a game such as chess. Break out of the box and think of something new and exciting to help make this year's Governor's Project a success! Look for a link on the District Webpage Governor's Project Committee page, explaining more about the project and answering some Frequently Asked Questions soon!

June 2010

District Projects

By Lt. Governor Rhea Singh

Advocacy is speaking up for people and/ or causes which have been oppressed yet desperately need attention. This year, that is exactly what the New York District advocacy committee has been trying to do. In the Empire Key, we advocated for equal education opportunities in all areas of New York State. We will be campaigning for the Key Club International Projects a little bit later this year. If your club wants to get involved in advocacy, print out one of our letters from www.nydkc.org or find an issue in your school or community and write your own. A pamphlet on advocacy is also available online. If your club hosts a successful advocacy event, email any member of our committee and we will spread your ideas to other clubs. Donʼt forget to record advocacy activities on your monthly report forms. Your club earns 1 point for each signature on a letter and 5 for every hour of an event per person. Our goal is 12,000 points this year, and thanks to your hard work we have already almost reached that goal! Through advocacy one can really make a positive difference in their home, school, and community.

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K-Family Relations

District Projects

By Lt. Governor Dylan Gross

By Lt. Governor Rhea Singh

The Kiwanis-Family Conference is a weekend in November (which is KiwanisFamily Month) where Key Clubbers, Circle Kers and Kiwanians from almost every district come together for a week of learning, and making great connections throughout the three organizations. This year’s conference will once again be held at the Y.M.C.A. Blue Ridge Conference Assembly Center in Black Mountain, NC. Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is a full-service conference center situated on 1200 acres of woodland beautified by mountain streams, wildflowers, ridges, valleys and spectacular views. YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly offers exceptional facilities and services; meals are served buffet-style so that everyone can take a break from cooking. YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly was founded in 1906 as a YMCA student conference center. The Assembly is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and serves 20,000 guests annually. Are you interested in attending this conference to meet new people, and learn more about the Kiwanis-Family? Get in touch with your lieutenant governor or contact District Administrator Mr. Lowenberg at NYKCA@optonline.net. This is an experience that you definitely do not want to miss out on! The conference is from Friday, November 5th to Sunday, November 7th, and registration is due by Saturday, October 16th. The registration fee is $160, and you are responsible for finding your own means of transportation. Contact your Lieutenant Governor today, and if you go, let us know about your experiences!

New York District Key Club

The ten New York District Projects need your help! Key Clubbers, in May a goal was set for the District to not only reach, but also surpass. That goal was, and still is $175,000. Currently, the total stands at $30,743, which is about 18%. This means that over the next five months, yes, count it five months, all of us Key Clubbers need to unite and get the ball of fundraising rolling! I know that the Mighty New York District can fundraise 82% of our goal in 5 months; it is possible! October and November serve as perfect fundraising opportunities! As the holiday season nears, generally people become much more generous. So, grab a box, put it in your school or another building of business and start a cannedfoods drive! Get a jumpstart on this classic Thanksgiving fundraiser, because if the food is donated to a local soup kitchen, it is considered a local charity! A District Project! Feel free to fundraise for whatever charity you desire, bring it up at your next Key Club meeting; be assertive! Remember, even if the project is small-scale it can still make a huge difference in the lives of others, in your own life and on the District level. Check back on the New York District’s website each month to check out how much money we have raised on our brand new Goal Thermometers! Look out for the District Projects: A Guide, soon to be published and made readily available by the District Projects Committee on nydkc.org! Also, at anytime, contact me, the District Projects Chair, for any questions, comments, or concerns; I’d love to hear from you!

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CLUB SPOTLIGHT! Bayside Key Club The Bake Sale

By Kevin Deng

On Monday, October 11th, Bayside High School Key Club and Bronx Science High School Key Club gathered on Main Street. A lot of students came, but we didn’t come empty handed! Almost every person brought sweets and treats: Cupcakes, strudels, brownies and much more. Why? Because we were ready to sell food to raise money for the American Cancer Society! We prepared our stations but it seems like we over crowded the block! Within minutes, everything was settled and we gave prices to each pastry. Just the look of our faces was enough to say that we were going to make some good business! And, we all know that Main Street is the busiest place of all! At 11:30, we began to sell our food, hand out little booklets and asked for donations. By 3:00, almost all of it was gone. Surprisingly, a lot of people in Main Street are hungry. We made over $500 and our event was successful. Thanks to the American Cancer Society, we were able to raise money for their foundation and most importantly, we had fun!


JDRF Walk By Kevin Deng

On October 3rd, thousands of people joined in a park inside Manhattan. On the Oceanside, we can see the mass of people, conversing, playing, and holding hands. Within seconds, they march, and so do us, the Bayside High School Key Club. On that day, thousands of people donated money to cure diabetes, and we walked to fight for it. The feeling that we had while walking through the Brooklyn Bridge was exhilarating but it was also the best feeling anyone can ever have. The winds blew across our face, the sunlight shined upon us, and we smiled. Why? Because we know that we are walking for those unfortunate with diabetes and we know that we are walking because we want to fight for a cure, and for the better life of others. On that day, $250,000 was donated to the JDRF foundation, and we were happy.

Beach Clean Up! By Kevin Deng

Ask yourself, “What do I expect to find on a beach?” Well, many things of course! When we go to the beach, we never really expect to find anything. However, on October 2nd, 2010, Bayside High School Key Club took a trip to a little shore not far from Fort Totten. Frankly, the beach was not very beautiful, but beauty was found in the work we had done and through the friendly bonds we have created. With some help from Cardozo High School Key Club, we were all able to turn the beach brand new! Excited, Key Clubbers went searching for glass, trash, and whatever else we could find! The most challenging objects we found were the gigantic tires. They were immovable and dirty, but what can we expect? After all the hard work, we drank cups of water, took a deep breath, and looked back at the beach thinking, “I’m glad to see it’s a lot cleaner.”


PAPERWORK STATUS ERF

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

August Martin Aviation

X

X?

Bayside

X

X

X

X

X

X

Cardozo

X

X

X

X

X

X

Forest Hills

X

X

X

X

Francis Lewis

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Christ the King

Garden Grover Cleveland

X

X

John Adams

X

X

X

X

X

X?

X

X

Martin Luther Martin Van Buren

X

Newtown Queens HS for Science Richmond Hill

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

St. Francis Prep

X

Townsend Harris

X

William C. Bryant

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

x – Sent to both LTG and District Sec x – Need to send it to District Sec x? – Need to send it to LTG CONTACT INFORMATION

New York District Executive Board Governor Nadyli Nuñez nadylinunez.gov@nydkc.org Secretary Grace Na gracena.sec@nydkc.org Treasurer Safanah Siddiqui safanahsiddiqui.treas@nydkc.org Editor Jensen Cheong jensencheong.editor@nydkc.org Webmaster Emily Lew emilylew.tech@nydkc.org Executive Assistant Jillian Harmon jillianharmon.ea@nydkc.org

Division 8 Lt. Governor Christina An christinaan.ltg@nydkc.org 58-42 196th Place Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 347-753-4122 Division Secretary Kelly Tsang xkellytsang93@yahoo.com (646)-468-7933 Division Executive Assistant Antonio Xu Liu antonioxuliu@hotmail.com (347)-546-6873 Kiwanis Committee Member Mrs. Rebecca Ovadia woodsidekiwanis@yahoo.com (516)-698-2863

Check our website! – http://www.nydkcdivision8.webs.com Join our Google Group – http://groups.google.com/group/nydkcdivision8

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