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WALKING ON SUNSHINE Key Club International | CNH District | Region 3 | Division 30 South | Oxford Academy Key Club

October 2013

Volume 14, Issue 6





the official

OA Key Club


in this issue:

dcm/fall rally flyers

page 3-4

key club101 page 10-13

calendar& announcements page 5

president’s corner editor’s note

page 6-7

page 14-17

page 18

division updates call me maybe

september articles page 8-9 The Oxford Academy Key Club Newsletter

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October DCM Regional Training Conference October 12 | 11 a.m.– 5 p.m.

Bolsa Grande HS








SAT Idol 5 District HOPE Food

Diabetes Walk Day of Kindness Arnold Carnival













18Kids Corner













31 Halloween

Back to School Night

Anaheim Fall Festival


announcements Turn in your application by OCT. 16! Don’t forget to fill out the one online (check your e-mails for the link). There are also forms on our webpage ( for you to fill out. Pay $11 to Mr. Alcala and staple the receipt to these forms, and turn into Mrs. Vosskuhler’s room (102)!

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president’s corner

Hello beautiful Key Clubbers, Thank you for all those who came out and took the time to fill out our application! I know it sucks to reapply for Key Club every year and pay that $11 fee, but I promise you that you will not regret it!

For those who are new to Key Club, here is a QUICK run down of the club (if you would like to learn more, please visit our website @ Key Club is the largest student led organization in the WORLD. Our main focus is to help serve our local community and fund raise for larger organizations such as CHOC hospital and UNICEF. *Why not have fun and help others at the same time?* Common Misconceptions about Key Club: 1. Key Clubbers are too happy. Truth: "Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more." H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 2. We are all Asian. Truth: Key Club is International; that means that a variety of ethnicities are represented. 3. Key Club does not have continuous events. Truth: HOPE Food Distribution occurs every other Saturday at the St. Irenaeus Church; St. Irenaeus Tutoring occurs on weekdays every week; OC Food Bank occurs every other Saturday. *Join our Ohana today! * Wise Advice for the Month: "It all begins with you. If you do not care for yourself, you will not be strong enough to take care of anything in life." Shining with Love,

Hannah Trinh

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all you sunny OAKC’ers reading this! If you’re reading this the I want to congratulate you on joining THE MOST POPULAR CLUB ON CAMPUS. YAY KEY CLUB! I hope you’re ready for the most amazing, sunnyful year of your life (so far). Key Club will open you up to so many new possibilities, help you meet a TON of new, awesome people, and get closer to a lot of people in your grade and other grades that you don’t know yet. Nevertheless, Key Club is the KEY to the BEST YEAR EVER. What you’re reading now is the monthly newsletter that I, the bulletin editor, creates every month to update you on upcoming events as well as going over past events with articles written by our very own members. If you would like to be featured in the article, please email me, Hannah, or Nicolas (find our info at the end of this newsletter!). You get #sunshineswag points for doing so ;). If you don’t know what Key Club is all about, go to page 10 for the 101 on Key Club and be ready for a GOLDEN year <3. I promise you won’t regret your time in Key Club. Attend as many events as you can, meet all the people you can find, and cheer your heart out. During Club rush, you may have noticed a bunch of people in black and yellow saying, “I FEEL GOOD! OH I FEEL SO GOOD! I FEEL FINE! ALL OF THE TIME! ABOOGA, ABOOGA, ABOOGA BOOGA BOOGA!” and you may have thought they were weird. It’s okay, with Key Club, you will become one of us eventually. Hehe. You won’t notice it but the Key Club spirit will sneak up on you and you’ll find yourself doing the cheer to yourself at 3am in the morning.

editor’s note



-Emily Huynh

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Looking Back Into the Past by John Hoang

Are you guys still debating whether or not to join Key Club? I think that you should after all, I was one of those people who was scared at first to join as well. Here’s my story of why I am a board member now and where I started. A year ago, I joined OA Key Club as a freshman. I wasn’t so sure if I would like it but I joined because I knew my friends were joining. I knew I was going to volunteer but I was still afraid. I was the type of person to be more introverted and keeping to myself. Then the first meeting came, Crystal was leading the meeting full of spirit and cheers and I was really inspired. I decided to volunteer at the Hope Food Distribution where I met a lot of new people. I was really afraid at first but I got through it and actually bonded with people. I remember that I was with friends and we were really awkward and didn’t want to get out of our shell. Then out of nowhere this key clubber came up and helped us break our shell. That was my first volunteer event and that started my passion for key club. However this was one of the few events that really helped me break my shell and actually bond with people. The next one was the OAKC Car Wash where one of the board members actually knew my name. I was really surprised I had thought no one knew who I was. When she approached me with kind words, I knew from there that Key Club would have an effect on where I would be in the future. And Now look at me now. I have grown from my shy and introverted self and grew into a spirited and cheering Key Clubber that will continue for years to come. And that’s why you should join Key Club!


Finally. Today's the day. As I got ready for school on September 24th -suspenders, bow tie, and all- I realized that a month of school had already passed, marking the start of Club Rush. One can see a vision of black and yellow figures in a sea of red, white, and blue, along with others in business attire. We were ready to publicize. With our division sunshine mascot, we rallied over 200 members to join our club. The "busy bees," or the officers, scattered on the quad publicizing and proudly chanting the Key Club cheer. Oh, we felt good! President, Hannah Trinh, and Division 30 South LTG, Tina Mai, manned the yellow booth and expressed Key Club's values, convincing many to attend the first general meeting. Vice President, AJ David, ran around the quad ringing the mighty Key Club bell with the gavel and the other members, including myself, went around the school, gathering and persuading freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and even seniors to join the club of service. Overall, Oxford Academy had an awesome and successful Club Rush this year! It made me look back at my Freshman year when I first joined Key Club, and to this day, I have never felt a single ounce of regret about being a part of this club. :)

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Here to Help Allen Justin David, Vice President

Light the Night

Nicolas Do, Secretary

This year was my second year attending Light the Night and I was very excited. I couldn’t wait to stand inside the Angel Stadium, cheering at the top of my lungs, giving high fives to random strangers trusting that their hands are clean, and receiving the occasional awkward yet warm hug. What wasn’t there to love? Oh right. The organization. Before I got to volunteer and do all that fun stuff I waited 364 days to do, I had to sign-in for Oxford and the volunteer coordinators were not the friendliest people. But maybe they had a good reason for being unhappy. Whatever their reason was, I wasn’t going to let that get in the way of the most fun night in September. After getting through not so great people, Oxford Key Club and some people from Cypress and other D30S Key Clubs went outside by the Big “A.” I was sad we weren’t able to be in the stadium itself because that’s where the real fun was. Another disappointing factor was that we were not cheerers. This time, we were goodie bag handers. WHAT. After a while, handling the goodie bags didn’t seem too bad. We were still able to cheer and we had the cool air of the outside. Luckily we ran out of goodie bags very quickly, which meant full on cheering and high fiving and hugging. Once the walk was finished, it was our turn to follow the last people out to the finish line. We actually got to go inside the stadium and right next to the field. I WAS ON THE JUMBO SCREEN FOR LIKE 10 SECONDS! It turned out that as much as I missed last year’s Light the Night with free shirts, I really enjoyed this year’s Light the Night. New people, new experiences, new memories. Change is happiness.

With the school year finally kicking off, so do the service events. As Key Clubbers, we end up volunteering at all kinds of service event from walks to festivals to simple food distributions. One aspect of volunteering, is contact with the organizers. Since most of the events we volunteer at are hosted by independent organizations, our third party volunteer service have to work together quite often. There are a few things to keep in mind when volunteering at these big events hosted by large organizations. Remember, that you are there to help. A lot of people get lost in the sociality and happiness that comes with working together in Division-side events. It’s not a bondingsocial event, it’s a service event, so try to keep a focus on serving your community. The social aspect is just a plus that should be enjoyed when appropriate. By keeping this in mind, we are able to keep the integrity of our organization that is Key Club International. It also creates ties between our clubs and the organizers of these events. Speaking of organizers and coordinators of volunteers, you will be able to work with so many types of them. Just like everything else, coordinators come in all shapes and sizes. Some can be the nicest people, and some can be the not-so-nicest people. There really isn’t a way of changing this fact. But like I said, always keep in mind that you’re there to help. As long as you are able to help your community and serve the best you can, all else should not matter. Remember the four core values of Key Club: Caring, Character Building, Inclusiveness, and Leadership, and do your best to uphold these objects of Key Club International. We’re here to help and we’ll do our best to keep that promise.

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what is key club? vision statement Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership

caring leadership inclusiveness 4 core values character building


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meet the board

KEYCLUB101 division board Hannah Trinh– President

Jenny Chung– Historian

Tina Mai– D30S Lieutenant Governor

Allen Justin David– Vice President

Marilyn La– Historian

Jordan Garcia– D30S Secretary

Nicolas Do– Secretary

Reah Chiong– Historian

Allen Justin David– Spirit Coordinator

Jason Byun– Treasurer

Chanel Kim– Publicist

Philip Corachea– Spirit Coordinator

Emily Huynh– Bulletin Editor

Shaiann Canlas– Publicist

Brandon Nguyen– Tech Editor

Joelle Ngo– Project Chair John Hoang– Project Chair

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cheers district cheers HOW DO YOU FEEL?


We feel good!

We’ve got spirit, yes we do!

Oh, we feel so good! Uhhh!

We’ve got spirit, how about you?

We feel fine! All of the time! Abooga! Abooga! Abooga booga booga! REMIX Hold up, wait a minute, let me put some booty in it! Uh! Some booty! Uhh uhh! Some booty!

division cheers Shake it! We hot, we smart, we got alotta heart. We cute, we fine, we shine all the time. We ain't mellow, we yellow, and we shake it like Jello! Shake it, shake it like Jello! Sunshine Party Ain't no party like a Sunshine Party, Whoosh, Whoosh! Ain't no party like a Sunshine Party, Whoosh, Whoosh!

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Sunflare D 30 South, do you dare, To show everyone our Sunshine Flare! Sunflare! Sunflare! What!

30 South 3-0, Thirty South, Shinin's what we're * more will be created by our fabulous spirit coordinators.

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sion updates

division 30 south

key updates shining club of the month


Oxford came in…….2nd place! First place went to Western, but it was really close. THIS MONTH WE CAN BEE FIRST PLACE.

division t-shirts Tell Hannah Trinh by OCTOBER 12TH if you want a divison t-shirt for $11!

region training conference 2013 Meet new Key Clubbers from all over the OC area and learn about Key Club! October 12th @ Bolsa Grande HS 11am | 5pm

fall rally & fall rally spirit night Fall Rally Spirit Night: Make spirit gear (tutus, capes, posters) and learn all of our cheers! Possibly at Kennedy HS, 4:30 pm6:30 pm Fall Rally: 7:00 AM– 7:30 PM | Bus pick up and drop off @ Savanna High School | ARRIVE AT SAVANNA NO LATER THAN 6:30.

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call me maybe! President Hannah Trinh

Vice President

Allen Justin (AJ) David

Cell: (714) 515-2382

Cell: (714) 917-7442





Nicolas Do

Jason Byun


Cell: (714) 224â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6463

Cell: (714) 699â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0979



Bulletin Editor Emily Huynh

Tech Editor Brandon Nguyen

Cell: (714) 308-3181

Cell: (714) 270-8291



Publicists Shaiann Canlas

Chanel Kim

Cell: (714) 271-2506

Cell: (714) 822-8223



Historian Reah Chiong

Marilyn La

Jenny Chung

Cell: (714) 270-3074

Cell: (714) 818-3871

Cell: (714) 869-8354




Project Chairs John Hoang

Joelle Ngo

Cell: (714) 299-1619

Cell: (714) 924-7336



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