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Key Club News A Growing Club
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Meet the Officers
The end of this year marks the ninth anniversary for Eastlake High School’s Key Club. We’ve grown from a small group of people who enjoyed volunteering to a family of students who are dedicated to service. This time of the year is always a little sad in Key Club because our officers who have been with us for the past few years have to resign and pass the torch onto a new group of students. While it’s always hard to say goodbye to those who are leaving, we also must look forward to
what the new team of officers has in store for the club. We are a group that is passionate about Key Club’s message and we are excited to uphold that and spread it to many new people. Now that we have attended DCON, we have many ideas for the future. We are so excited to begin planning things for the future and expanding the club. We hope to increase our membership
this year and also work on more projects as a group. We believe that we have a very strong foundation as officers and that we have many creative minds. We’re going to use that to our advantage and really expand the possibilities of what Key Club can be.
The Key Club Pledge
Don’t know the Key Club pledge? No worries, just follow along below:
to uphold the objects of Key Club International; to build my home, school, and community; to serve my nation and
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God; and to combat all forces which tend to undermind these institution.
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April is DCON Month
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop
Everyone has a favorite event in the year; the thing that you write in all caps on your calendar and anxiously count down to each day. For many people, this is a birthday, a vacation, or just a favorite holiday. For us Key Clubbers, this event is DCON. DCON is the ever famous District Convention; a time for thousands of Key Clubbers from all over to meet up for one weekend and learn about service, friendship, and how to have a good time. When I reflect on my time at DCON, I can’t help but smile, laugh, and feel inspired. In just seventy-two hours I changed on so many levels. One of the highlights for me was listening to the incredible keynote speaker, Houston Kraft. I think that everyone else
who heard him speak would agree with me when I say that Houston touched something in me and made me feel inspired in a way that I’ve never felt before. He made me want to be a better person and really gave me a more positive outlook in life. After that first night hearing him talk, I was thinking that I understood why everybody loved DCON so much, little did I know that that was just the beginning of my experience. I attended DCON with the other officers in my club; four girls who I didn’t know and who are all older than me. This was a little intimidating at first, but I connected with each of them immediately. We formed such a strong bond as a group and I love being able to say that I have made four friends who I know I can trust and will always have my back. After bonding with my fellow officers, my Key Club family still
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wasn’t finished growing. I next got to meet all of the other members from District 27. We had an awesome time meeting each other and representing out district by waving around our green light sabers. Despite the friendly competition between districts, I made so many new friends from people all across the Pacific Northwest. DCON really made me realize that we are all a family at Key Club; people who I’ve never even met wanted to help me learn about my officer position and were interested in how I got involved in community service. DCON showed my how we are all united as the Circle K family, and it was an experience that I will treasure forever.
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This Month’s Events April is the month that seems to be a favorite for volunteering. The weather starts to show signs of Spring and our Key Club gets to volunteer at the annual Eggstravanganza. This is an event put on by Kiwanis and the YMCA. It’s our biggest and most enjoyed event in April. For two days, kids get to enjoy festive
games and activities. These range from face painting and meeting the Easter bunny, to put-put golf and an Easter egg hunt. While this is an event for kids, all of our Key Club members seem to enjoy it just as much. This year we had around 40 members volunteer at this event. Everyone returned with smiling faces
Members assist children in an Easter egg hunt
and said that they hope to participate again next year. It was a successful event that we were proud to be a part of.
May is a very important month for the Eastlake Key Club because we host our annual Community Service Fair. What better way to get students involved with service than to bring the service opportunities to them? This event is not limited just to Key Club members though, we invite the entire school. This is a great opportunity to connect students with organizations that they can work with and also to get the word out about Key Club! In the
past, this has been the best way to get new members because people get to learn more about us and see what we do as a club. Our officers have been working hard to reach out to various organization and invite them to this big event. Some of these organiza-
tions include Eastside Baby Corner, Little Bit, and the ARAS Foundation. This is one of our favorite things to do in Key Club because not only do we get to introduce students to service opportunities, we also get to connect with the organizations and find out how we can help them. The event takes place at the end of May and in the meantime we are continuing to volunteer with various organization who are in need
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“Key Club: Together we can change the world”
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This month our club has had a lot to be thankful for and we would like to take a minute to give a shout out to those who have helped us out.
Key Club International Mission Statement: Key club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with oppurtunities to provide its members with oppurtunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.
able to attend DCON. The funding you provided us made it possible for all of our officers to go to DCON. Without you we would not have had that life changing experience. We hope to repay you with our service and by getting more people involved with Key Club by applying what we learned at DCON.
The first thank you goes to Sammamish Kiwanis. You have been so helpful to us and have taught us so much about the Circle K family and what service is really about. We are so thankful to you especially this month because without you, we would not have been
The other big thank you this month goes to Karen Moran. Karen is a Kiwanis member and so
graciously offered to be a chaperone for us at DCON this year. Karen became like a second mom to all of us. She was always there for us coordinating our schedules, making sure all of our meals were planned out, and so much more. We truly could not have made it without her. Thank you so much Karen!
Meet the 2014-2015 Officers President: Ally Crinklaw Vice President: Morgan Karbowski Treasurer: Stefana Ciustea Secretary: Emily Campbell Public Relations: Markie Morrison Senior Representative: Nick Wasserman Junior Representative: Stephanie Miau Sophomore Representative: Sarah Leslie Kiwanis Liaison: Marie Bentler 4
Eastlake officers representing Division 27 at DCON.
Published on May 6, 2014