The Official Newsletter of Div. 11 of the New Jersey District of Key Club International
Bernards | Bridgewater | Franklin | Manville | Middlesex | Piscataway | Ridge| Somerville
Volume 1, Issue 1/ April 2013
The Zhu Guide
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Contents 1.Letter of Intro 2.Calendar 3.DCON photos 4.Spotlight 5. 6.ICON 7-8.RTCs 9.Contacts
Your LTG Eric Zhu Cell:(732)570-6129
Dear K-Family Salutations! My name is Eric Zhu and I will be having the distinct honor of serving you as Lieutenant Governor of Division 11 of the New Jersey District of Key Club for this 2013-2014 service year. I am a junior at Piscataway High School, and I have been with Key Club as general member since my freshman year. However, my passion for key club only awakened about half way through my sophomore year partly from adjusting to high school and finding that I have lots of things that I wanted to do, but also from large insistence from the immediate passed lieutenant governor Mei. In fact, I made a personal pledge to myself during last year's DCON to become this year's lieutenant governor. On the way to my present situation, I dabbled in the Chieftain my school's newspaper, built robots with my robotics team (which sadly I will drop to focus more on Key Club), played the Viola with the Chamber Orchestra and was a frequent attendee and contributor to my school's Chinese Culture Club and Medical club. Key Club rose above all of these clubs because I think Key Club is the best, which has only been proven more by the fact that Key Club gets progressively more fun and interesting, the more involved I got. Again, I cannot wait to serve you all as Lieutenant Governor! I hope to establish healthy relationships with my officers while playing a uniting force between my clubs by encouraging more divisional and district events. I have my eyes set on becoming a Robert F. Lucas Distinguished Lieutenant Governor with all the PCMs, OTCs, and forms and dues that I need to collect to get there. Adding to that, I already see an opportunity to grow my first new club in Highland Park! Thank you for allowing me to lead this division! Yours in caring and service,
email@example.com Feel free to email, call, or text me!
RTCs: Most likely you’ll choose the north one.
OTC Piscataway 5
AP WEEK 12
(Don’t forget me!) 16
18 RTC (north)
CMRFs: Please don't forget to send them in by the tenth PCMs: Please choose a date indicated by the diamonds and June 9th. Contact me with your decision. OTCs: 3/8 planned
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Good Bye Old Board!
Article By Farwa Shakeel
I’ll admit- I was reluctant to go to District Convention, for several different reasons. First and foremost, I’m just a freshman; it would be the first time I was on my own, away from home. None of my best friends were going, either. I realize now what a horrible mistake not going would have been. DCON, in one word, was incredible. I learned so much more about Key Club, its structure, its goals- I felt at home at DCON; everyone was so friendly, like family. I fell harder in love with this Club, with all its values. I came home a stronger Key Clubber, a stronger President to my Club- but I also came out a more confident person. I’ve brought back an innumerable amount of ideas to take my Club places. In three days, I made everlasting bonds with people who were otherwise total strangers to me; and of course, I had a lot of fun, to say the least. The workshops, general sessions, and just conversations overheard were great to get new ideas for my Club. I hope I can apply these ideas to great success. After all, the more effective every club, the more lives we save. The overall atmosphere was amazing. The energy, the lively vibe, the cool breeze of the beach truly brought us together as a Key Club family. Over pizza on Friday night we poked fun at each other, refused to go to bed without pictures, (after all, we were all dolled up!) and even shared a few secrets before falling asleep. Saturday went by in a whirlwind. After the morning workshops, we were already dreading going back home. We’d made so many memories- we wanted to stay to make more. So after lunch, we made the best of our location. We took a long walk on the beach, feeling the sand in our toes and the wind in our hair. Fortunately, I was able to be a part of the House of Delegates, which also took place that afternoon. The process of elections was intriguing; I hope to take part in District Board Elections someday. As Saturday turned into Sunday, the reality of going back home seemed far away. After a walk for Eliminate, District Board announcements, and, of course, plenty of group photos, it was hard to believe we were leaving DCON behind.
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For Independence Day, there is no other destination than Washington D.C! Especially, when you key club family is there with you, celebrating our nations heritage and key clubâ€™s service. Lasting from July 1-7, the trip features concerts, dances, the Newseum, Arlington National Cemetery, Fordâ€™s Theatre, and the United States Capital. The first night there will also feature a Washington Nationals baseball game. Thousands of key clubbers will go to this event. Workshops will be held and fun will be had! The price is also at an all time low. Only $850! Talk to your advisor or come to me as soon as possible to get more info! -Eric Zhu LTG Division 11
Hi Key Clubbers! Every year the New Jersey district of Key Club organizes RTC’s (Regional Training Conferences) in the spring and the fall. RTC’s are a great opportunity to meet new people from within your region, attend informative workshops on various topics about all things Key Club, and to participate in fun-filled icebreakers. Overall, Einstein told me that it is a relatively good event to attend. Schrodinger told me that there may or may not be breakfast and lunch and Heisenberg is uncertain as well. Just kidding, there will definitely be breakfast and lunch served, I’m positive. So when are RTC’s held?...Periodically of course. This year’s theme for the RTC’s is “ Experiment with Service”. I was going to do a pun about Hertz, but I feel as if I do those too frequently. All the good science jokes Argon. South RTC’s will be at Cedar Creek from May 11th from 9AM-1PM and North RTC’s will be at Bloomfield on May 18th from 9AM -1Pm. So mark your calendars, tell your friends, and get as excited as an electron can be for this year’s Regional Training Conferences! Article Written by Erik Lim Div. 16 LTG
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