The Official Newsletter of Div. 11 of the New Jersey District of Key Club International
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TABLE OF CONTENTS ICON | VOLUME 1| ISSUE 3
4-5| BASEBALLS/ NEWSEUMS WHAT ? ALL IN ONE DAY D:
6-7| ARLINGTON/ MONUMENTS EXACTLY WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE
8-9| CAPITOL-SPY MUESEUM OUR NATION’S CAPITOL (THEY’RE WATCHING…)
12-13| SESSIONS/ WORKSHOPSSERVICE FAIR ICON’s NOT THE SAME WITHOUT EM
14-15| VICTORY— THE FINAL DAY
16-19| MEET THE LTG 16|DIV 9’s ADAM RUBIN 18|DIV 12’s SAM LEVISAY 20| THE ELIMINATE PROJECT
22-23| FALL RALLY
24| CONTACTS 10-11| MEET’ N’ GREET - FIREWORKS ICON OFFICIALLY STARTS!
Day 1: After a long day on the bus legs cramped and stiff necked, we began our trip with the â€œNewseumâ€? with even more sitting for a 4D show followed by a chance to explore the museum. Immediately after, we departed for a baseball game to sit even more!
Kids Against Hunger
Day 2: We continued our Capitol tour with a trip down Arlington Cemetery where we witnessed the â€œchanging of the guardsâ€?. Once we adequately explored the cemetery, we did our part in the Kid Against Hunger packaging food for those with none. We ended the day with an exhausting monument tour.
On the third day, we started the day off by travelling to Ford’s Theater, Lincoln’s Place of Death. We soon departed for the capitol and ended today’s tours in the Spy Museum. However the day hasn’t ended just yet….
ICON officially began on the third night with a meetâ€™ nâ€™ greet. The fourth day started off with an opening session followed by caucusing and ending with a trip to the Lincoln Memorial to attend the best July 4th fireworks show in the nation.
CONGRATULATIONS INTERNATIONAL TRUSTEE ZACK WALDORF
INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT RAEFORD PENNY
INTERNATIONAL VP RACHEL BENOIT
NEW JERSEY’S NEW INTERNATIONAL TRUSTEE MADI KEMKER AND OUR NEW SISTER DISTRICTS WISCONSIN/UPPER MIGHIGAN AND NEBRESKA/EASTERN IOWA
MY ICON Experience By Eric Zhu The easiest way to explain ICON is to call it DCON times ten but it’s so much more than that. Think of all the key clubbers at DCON in one room and multiple that by ten and you’ll just be describing the meet and greet. Our chants were deafening; the movement and shuffling of a thousand feet dizzying but it’s with your key club family, the nicest people on Earth. You’ll meet so many people and trade so many pins! It’ll be worth your time. Even the bus ride there was a beautiful thing despite meeting in the rain and having the bus be more than an hour and half late. Charisma and the art of jokes is what key clubbers excel at! Oh! If you ever decide to come to ICON, never fall asleep on the bus ride or your drooling knocked-out-cold face will end up in someone’s camera. Don’t worry you’ll have plenty of people to talk too! The tour was also no joke. Washington D.C is the best place to be July 4th. This fireworks show was something that can’t happen anywhere else in the world. You know when a fireworks show wraps up to an end they have a “climax” where they bring all the leftover fireworks out. In DC, that happened every other minute and this firework show’s “climax” sounded like bombs were going off in the distance continuously for a good five minutes. We also got to visit the Capitol building, a spy museum, memorials left and right, and our choice of Smithsonian museums. Now when it comes to workshops, ICON has some of the most fun and most informative workshops ever. Taught by trustees and even the international president, they know how to engage an audience and arm you will all the tools you’ll ever need. And if workshops aren’t your thing, the dances won’t disappoint. And if you don’t like any of those things, well we’re New Jersey so getting random rounds of applause for all our awards are quite satisfying. For my first ICON, it exceeded expectations and I will definitely come back next year. So if you can’t make it this year, don’t you dare miss it next year in Anaheim, California! Disneyland here I come!
THE ELIMINATE PROJECT Article by Kyra Adams Key Club, Kiwanis International, and UNICEF have teamed up to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) by the year 2015 in a project called the Eliminate Project. MNT takes the life of one baby every nine minutes-about 60,000 newborn children a year. Approximately 129 million mothers and their babies need to be immunized, which requires vaccines, safe storage, skilled workers, and transportation. It only takes $1.80 to immunize a mother and her future babies. In 2010 there were 57 countries that had not eliminated MNT. Currently 31 countries have completely eliminated MNT including countries such as China, Egypt, South Africa, Iraq, Liberia, Nepal, Malawi, and Turkey; this leaves twenty-eight countries that have yet to be eradicated from disease. Along with this, over 119 million women have been immunized, and there has been a 90% reduction of MNT mortality within the past twenty years. UNICEF and the Kiwanis family have thought of various ways to fundraise for the Eliminate Project. Specifically, members of the Kiwanis family have successfully held bake sales, car washes, restaurant nights, and various sportsâ€™ fundraisers. Even though it will take $110 million for the Eliminate Project, through the dedicated work of UNICEF and the entire Kiwanis family, MNT can be eliminated by the year 2015.
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