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Official Newsletter of Division 44 of the Pacific Northwest District

DIVISON 44 The beastly

The Beastly Butterflies


Graphic Created by Eric Hou of Union Key Club

Inside This Issue Cover Page……………….……………….…….…….…...1 Welcome……………….……………….…………………..2 District Convention……………….……………….………3 International Convention……………….……………….4 Meet Your Presidents……………….……………….……5 Meet Your Presidents……………….……………….……6 April DCM.……………..………….………………..……….7 Bikin’ to the Beach……………….……………….……….8 March of Dimes……………….……………….…….….....9 Calendar ……………….……………….………………...10 General Information………….……………….…….…..11

“When a butterfly flaps its wings in one part of the world it can cause a hurricane in another part of the world.” - Author Unknown

Issue 1 April 2013

Welcome The beastly

Dear Key Clubbers of Division 44, Thank you all so much for giving me the honor of serving as your Lt. Governor for the year of 2013-2014! I am so excited for this opportunity, and I promise to do everything I can to build up each of our Key Clubs and our communities. My agenda this year focuses on three aspects: club growth, club involvement, and community service. Programs such as summer service and joint projects will be announced in the coming months to help me achieve this vision. Also, I will be meeting each and every one of you guys through service projects and club visits! I look forward to this year, and I cannot wait to continue our Division’s legacy of service! About Me: I am currently a Junior in Mountain View High School. In addition to Key Club, I am also a member of Red Cross, NHS, and Science Olympiad Clubs. In my spare time I enjoy playing guitar, watching random TV shows, and hanging out with friends. I love meeting new people, so don’t ever be afraid to approach me with questions or just to talk! When I grow up I would like to become a doctor to help improve other people’s lives. In Caring and Service Ernie Tao

Lt. Governor D. 44

Contact Information: Cell Phone: (360)-213-9359 Home Phone:(360)-980-8653 Email: Address: 15207 SE Northshore Dr. Vancouver WA 98683

District Convention

DCON Recap: The Doubletree Hotel in Seatac, Washington hosted this year’s DCON from March 22nd to the 24th. In this event Key Clubbers from all over the Pacific Northwest Ditrict came together for a celebration of service, a demonstraton of spirit, and an election for the new district board. For our division, various awards were given:  Mountain View High School won the Partners in Service award  Former Webmaster Briana Chui won the Malcom Lewis Outstanding Member Award  Past President for Union Emma Herbeck won the PNW Kiwanis Foundation Erling M. Larsen Scholarship  Camas High School won the 6 for 65 award We are all so very proud of all these individuals and schools! You guys worked so hard to get these and each of you all deserve it!

International Convention


Cost: $1,350

$700 Deposit due April 25th

Monday July 1st, 2013  6:05 AM: fly out from Seattle Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, WA  6:25 PM: arrive at Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. Tuesday July 2nd, 2013  Wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery  Service Project  Night Bus Tour (Jefferson, MLK, FDR, Lincoln, Washington, WWII, Vietnam, Korean, White House, FBI, Archives) Wednesday July 3rd, 2013  Holocaust Museum Tour  Tour of Capitol, Smithsonian Museums and National Mall  ICON Begins Thursday July 4th, 2013  Opening Session  Caucusing  Contest Judging  Fireworks on the Smithsonian Mall  Charity Dance Friday July 5th, 2013  Forums  Meet the Candidates  Service Fair  Recognition Session Saturday July 6th, 2013  Forums  House of Delegates  Closing Session  Closing Dance Sunday July 7th, 2013  Tour of Smithsonian Mall, National Zoo  Shopping Monday July 8th, 2013  Tour of Air and Space Udvar-Hazey Center  10:35 PM: Arrive home at Seattle Tacoma International Airport

Meet Your Presidents

Union Key Club President Christina Chow Sophomore

Hi Key Clubbers! My name is Christina Chow and I am the President for Union High School's Key Club! I love volunteering around our community with all the wonderful people in Key Club and I am so excited to be more deeply involved this year. Other clubs I am involved with at school include ASB, Science Olympiad, Theater, and Magic club. At home I enjoy browsing the internet, watching animes, Korean dramas, and big name television series like The Walking Dead and Sherlock. I absolutely adore my stuffed Macaroni Penguin

Hi Key Clubbers! My name is Waverley He and I will be this year's President of Mountain View Key Club. I have been a proud Key Clubber since my Freshman year, and by the end of high school, I'll have been an officer for three years. I have earned three varsity letters for swimming and have played the piano for 11 years. My favorite colors are mint, coral, and Joseph GordonLevitt. I like to bake, doodle, sing, and hug unsuspecting victims. I love to serve my friends, my school, and my community, and I'm looking forward to serving all of you!

Camas Key Club President Lindsay Weinberg Junior

Mountain View Key Club President Waverley He Junior

I’m Lindsay Weinberg, a Junior at Camas High School. I have been a member of Key Club since my freshman year and I am thrilled to start as President. During the last three years, I have attended DCON and Key Leader, and some of my favorite service events have been the Foster Kids' Christmas Party, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, and elementary school carnivals. I am also a member of NHS, an editor of the school newspaper, on varsity Knowledge Bowl, and the Student Director/Sound Technician for Skyridge Middle School's musicals. I am looking forward to serving the community further next year!

Meet Your Presidents

Fort Vancouver Key Club President Alexandra Johnson Sophomore

Hi, I’m Alex! I’m 15 years old and a sophomore at Fort Vancouver High School. I enjoy singing, and I take professional voice lessons in opera. I love animals and kids, and I hope someday to live in Africa and to teach there. I have an insane wanderlust and I want to travel to every corner of the globe. So far, I’ve been to 10 US states and four other countries; France, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. I went on this international trip with People to People, and I hope to apply some of the skills I learned interacting and helping people in other countries to my job as Key Club President.

I’m Chris Kites from Heritage High School. I am sixteen and a sophomore this year. Between school work, volunteering and planning for Key Club I try and find time to spend with friends and family. Whether that be taking a break and playing a game, or going out to see a movie. I love to be outside, when it’s sunny. So I take every chance I get to go to the park and play games like bocce ball. If I can’t go to the park, then I go see a movie or go bowling. I know that over the next school and Key Club will take up even more of my time, but that’s okay. I am ready for it, and I know it will be a great year.

Evergreen Key Club President Lucy Lo’Re Junior

Heritage Key Club President Christopher Kites Sophomore

Hello, Key Clubbers! My name is Lucy Lo'Re and I am your new 2013-2014 Evergreen Key Club President. I am currently a seventeen year old junior at EHS. I love being involved in school where I participate in Key Club (of course!), National Honor Society, Choir, Science Olympiad, Tennis and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring program. Outside of school you can find me digging into a good book, singing my heart out while attempting to play guitar, or slamming some tennis balls on the court. I have a passion for serving others, and this year as Evergreen Key Club President I am looking forward to improving our already awesome club as a whole and giving back to our community. I am truly excited and hope you are all ready for a memorable year!

What’s a DCM?

April DCM

A DCM stands for Divisional Council Meeting. Here key clubbers from each of the schools will attend to meet each other and to hear divisional news from the Lt. Governor. There will be lots of fun and games, and I am excited to meet you guys!

Location: My house at 15207 SE Northshore Dr. Vancouver WA 98693 Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Agenda (not yet set in stone) Icebreakers Introductions Divisional News -Club Visits -DCON -ICON -Upcoming events -March of Dimes -Relay for Life -Bikin’ to the Beach -Summer Projects Portland Rally Key Leader Questions and Answers

Bikin’ to the Beach

The 13th annual Bikin’ to the Beach is coming up! A lot of preparation has already gone into planning the event. This year, Union High School will be hosting the event, which will be leaving from Marshall Center to Fisherman’s Bar through Downtown Vancouver. This will be an amazing ride, and with support from Kiwanis International, Key Club International, and the Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program (KDCCP) Board, it will be the best yet! In the past, clubs from just Divisions 44 and 45 have been able to raise over $800. This year, we want to raise over twice as much! Our goal is 375% of what we raised last year! The project supports KDCCP!

Goal $3,000 Sponsored by PNW Divisions 44 and 45 of Key Club International Hosted by Union High School Key Club and Cascade Park

Marshall Center 1009 East McLoughlin Boulevard Vancouver, WA 98663 Saturday, May 18, 2013

Why Ride? Here’s your opportunity to help save kids’ lives by raising money for the Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program. Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has given hope and loving care to critically ill children with cancer in Oregon and SW Washington for the past seven decades regardless of their family’s income. However, at Doernbecher, health care providers don’t only treat sick kids. Doernbecher is an innovative research center where promising pediatricians are trained to become the next generation of Pediatric Oncology specialists. By taking part in the Bikin’ to the Beach Bike Ride, you will help Doernbecher research the causes of children’s cancers.

March of Dimes

What is it? The March of Dimes is an organization that supports premature babies and helps fund research to help babies to have a healthier life. Every year half a million babies are born prematurely, and with this comes illness, disability, or even death. In this fundraiser all the money will be spent on improving the lives of these children and to give them a better future.

Any more questions? Email: or go to: for more details!

This year hundreds of volunteers will participate in the 3k or 10k march. This year it will be held in Esther Short Park in Vancouver WA on April 27th. Our divisional goal this year is to fundraise $1000. LETS DO IT!

How can I Join? 1) 2)Click "Join This Team" button in the middle 3)Begin fundraising in person, through mail, or online. 4)Attend the event of April 27th at Ester Short Park!

Month of April Sun



31 Easter

1 Spring 2 Spring Break Break





3 Spring Break

4 Spring Break

5 Spring Break





8 Kiwanis DCM


10 April News letter Mt. View Visit


Secretary Reports 12 13 DCM




17 Union Visit





22 Earth 23 Day

24 Early Release (ESD)



27 March of Dimes




Camas Visit 28




WANTED: DIVISONAL WEBMASTER Job Description: Records meeting minutes for DCMs and PCMs. Manages the Facebook page and divisional website. Assists Lt. Governor in any way needed. If interested please contact Ernie Tao at

General Information

How Does Key Club Work?

Meet Your Kiwanians! Camas, Mountain View, Union Cascade Park Kiwanis IHOP on 164th Ave. 7:30 am Thurs. Mornings Heritage Boulevard Kiwanis Elmer’s – 7105 NE 40th St. 7:00 am Tues. Mornings Ft. Vancouver and Evergreen Ft. Vancouver Kiwanis Bill’s Chicken and Steak House 220 St. Johns Blvd11:30 am Wed. Mornings

Never be afraid to ask the officers or Kiwanians if any questions arise! We are here to serve you while you serve others! Go Key Club!

Meet Your District Board! District Governor Trang Tran District Secretary Hakikat Bains District Treasurer Eric Grewal District Editor Sara Thomas Convention Chair Denny Lim District Administrator John Jay Asst. District Administrator Tom Sounders

Lt. Governor of Division 44 Ernie Tao Area Administrator Patty Downey

April Newsletter for Division 44  

April Newsletter for Division 44 Ernie's first newsletter

April Newsletter for Division 44  

April Newsletter for Division 44 Ernie's first newsletter