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The Sunshine Source Volume XIII Issue 2 July/August

Key Club Structure ICON Message Dues

In this issue


Editor's Message Governor's Message ICON Message DCON 2018 The HEALTH Project Key Club Structure Membership Development Social Media Spotlight Back to School Dues Dazzling Divisions Key Klubs Major Emphasis Update Center Executive Committee Contact Info

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A Message from the Editor Hello Florida District! It brings me great joy to be writing to you all in the second issue of The Sunshine Source! Over the past couple of months, I have had the pleasure of reading all about the amazing accomplishments you and your clubs have completed. It's truly inspiring to see Key Clubbers dedicate their time to service even during the long-awaited summer vacation! With that said, this issue will provide you all with valuable resources in order for you to start the school year strong, as it contains information on dues, the new OPR system, DCON 2018, and much more. Remember to stay active on social media, take lots of pictures during your events, and most importantly, be the key! Yours in Service, Lamiya Kudrati 954-552-0510 editor@floridakeyclub.com


A Message from the Governor Florida District, I can not believe that it has already been a quarter of a year! Time truly does fly when you are having fun. I enjoy serving our district immeasurably and judging from all of the photos that I have seen on social media, I know that you all share the same sentiment. Whether it be for my Governor's Project or other meaningful work, there has been no shortage of summer service in the Mighty, Mighty Florida District. Have you joined our district-wide Remind yet? If not, text @flkc to 81010 or join the class using that same code in the Remind app to receive updates from the district. Were you aware that the Florida District has launched a brand new, updated reporting system? Check it out at member.floridakeyclub.org! Contact your club secretary to make sure that they have submitted your club's Pride Reports for the months of March, April, and May. International Convention is almost upon us! I can hardly contain my enthusiasm as I am positive that the experience is going to be euphoric. I am beyond excited to spend time with the Florida Key Clubbers taking the Florida District Bus Tour to San Antonio, Texas. If you were unable to attend, there is always next year! We spent the weekend at the hotel in which International Convention will be held at next year during GATC (Governor's Training Conference), and I can guarantee you that Chicago, IL in 2018 is going to be incredible.


A Message from the Governor I hope the remainder of your summer is phenomenal! Begin reaching out to potential members for the upcoming school year and continue doing what Key Club is all about--service. Remember that you are the backbone of this organization. Yours in service, passion, and love, FelantÊ Charlemagne 2017-2018 District Governor Florida District of Key Club International, Inc. governorfelante@floridakeyclub.org (352) 653-9929 www.floridakeyclub.org

"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit." 4


Greetings Leaders! My name is Rebecca Yap and I am your 2017-2018 District Conference Chair! On behalf of the Florida District Board of Trustees, I invite all of you to attend The Florida District’s 80th Annual District Conference, or DCON.

DCON 2018

Encouraging your Key Club to fundraise for this event is important, as it allows more of your members to come and experience DCON by helping to offset the financial cost. A full DCON 2018 Fundraising Guide can be found on the DCON page on our website. Floridakeyclub.org/dcon. This document contains various projects any club can do to raise money for DCON. Another great way to help with funding is by talking with your sponsoring Kiwanis Club. Make sure to not wait long before approaching your Kiwanis Club. We encourage you to take the summer to create a budget and a plan to get your members to Orlando for our 80th DCON. If you have any questions concerning DCON you can contact me at dconchair@floridakeyclub.org at anytime! I cannot wait to see all of you at DCON 2018! Yours in service and friendship, Rebecca Yap


561-289-4333 dconchair@floridakeyclu b.org



DCON will be held in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort on April 5th-8th.

What is DCON? Our District Education and Leadership Conference is a weekend where you can interact with other Key Clubbers and learn more about our amazing organization all while enhancing your leadership skills. Over the weekend, you will hear from inspirational speakers, amazing workshop presenters, and experienced candidates seeking district office. This is a one-of-a-kind event

Registration for this event opens 12/1/17 and closes 2/21/18, money must be received by 2/23/18.

Prices The prices are as follows: $265 for a quad (4 people in a room) $330 for a triple (3 people in a room) $360 for a double (2 people in a room) $565 for a single (students may not purchase a single)



The official DCON theme will be announced at each of your Zones' KCKCs that will take place beginning in the fall!

Key Club Structure Key Club International is a self-governing, student-led organization. Each year, Key Club members elect their student officers at club, district and international levels during club meetings and district and international conventions. 1. Clubs Key Clubs are established in a high school or equivalent institution. A Key Club officer board should consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Editor, Webmaster, and Class Directors 2. Divisions Districts are divided into divisions. Each division has a lieutenant governor - a student leader who carries out the district’s policies and provides support to the clubs. 3. Districts There are 36 organized districts. Each district, normally defined by state or nation, tends to match a similar Kiwanis district and is led by a governor, who is elected by delegates at the annual district conference. 4. International Consists of the the International President, International Vice President, and 11 Trustees, who are elected at the International Conference.


Membership Developement Active membership is key in maintaining a successful and prosperous club for the upcoming school year. A great way to build membership is by making posters, banners, and flyers to put around your classrooms and hallways. Remember to make your posters and flyers attractive and legible with your clubs' information. Another great way to build membership is through social media. By posting pictures of your club performing service projects and doing other fun activities, students are bound to attend meetings and participate . Below are a few examples of flyers you can use to bring in members.



Check out these amazing Key Clubbers using social media to show off their accomplishments! @golemankeyclub

New officers for the 2017-2018 service year are officially inducted. @westportkeyclub


Our officers had a great time today at the June DCM! We cannot wait to work with #livelikebella! @pineviewkeyclub

Zone C Division 6's officer training featuring our District Governor, FelantĂŠ!.


Key Clubbers at the beach (cleanup)!


Check out these amazing Key Clubbers using social media to show off their accomplishments!



work before play !! We had a great time at the DCM today.

Congratulations to the 20172018 Flannagan officers!




summer service at the Hubbard House!


4 hours spent well from sorting and packaging food!

Back to School The months leading up to the first day of school may seem daunting, especially when the unknown thoughts of who will be in your classes, and whether or not you will connect with your teachers, are swimming in your mind. Luckily, Key Club is one less thing to worry about in the fall! Starting the school year strong and being prepared to tackle your Key Club duties is important. Thankfully, the Florida Key Club website is packed with resources such as service project ideas and flyer templates for your use. In addition, The Sunshine Source magazine will always contain information for the sole purpose of strengthening your clubs, so remember to use it as an asset! 12

How to Pay Dues Made by Treasurer Angel




Division 25A's DCM was filled with fun, excitement, and lots of emotions. It also included a special guest, Billy the Marlin, from the Miami Marlins Baseball Team! Members were educated on important matters and organizations such as Live Like Bella, and the District Commissioner's projects.




Division 18 had 5 schools in attendance for their DCM, and 6 schools for the beach cleanup. Over a period of 4 hours, they were able to gather 7 trash bags of garbage picked up from the beach. Amazing! No matter how small an action may be, it will always make a difference.




Division 24B's DCM was focused on completing one of the HEALTH project targets, hunger. Students gathered, sorted, and packaged hundreds of meals for the homeless in their community. At the same time, members competed in an egg race, played multiple ice breakers, and ended the event with a dance-off!


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The officers of West Broward High School Key Club have spent their summer break planning for future events, while participating in an amplitude of service events.

Lennard Key Club has been keeping up an impressive social media feed, updating their Instagram and Twitter almost weekly! At the same time, members and officers participate in summer service projects such as beach cleanups


These images showcase the work of14 Armwood Key Clubbers meeting at Lakewood Park in Brandon, Florida to clean up litter and leave behind speciallymade rocks. Not only have members been dedicating their time to service, but their editor, Matt Wade, has been publishing a monthly newsletter.


Major Emphasis While Key Club International promotes the involvement in service and several charities, there are three main service organizations that Key Club works with: March of Dimes, UNICEF, and the Children's Miracle Network. March of Dimes promotes a healthy life for premature babies through events typically taking place in the spring. UNICEF is commonly known in Key Club because of The Eliminate Project, which raises money for vaccinations against Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus. UNICEF also raises funds for some of the world’s most vulnerable children, helping to provide them with the nutrition, water, and medical supplies that they so desperately need. The Children’s Miracle Network sponsors 170 member hospitals, and raises money to support children undergoing various types of medical treatment. This organization purchases everything from medical equipment, entertainment for the children, and even sleeper sofas for the families. Among the Major Emphasis sponsors, there is a running theme. helping children. This is what we are here for, and this is the purpose and obligation we feel as Key Club members: to serve and to make a difference.


THE UPDATE CENTER Do you want your club to be featured in The Sunshine Source? Have club editors send in monthly reports with pictures and descriptions of special events to editor@floridakeyclub.org!

The Summer Pride Reports will be due on September 10th using the new OPR system made by our Webmaster, Dominic.

Be on the lookout for your LTG's Monthly Electronic Bulletin for pertinent news regarding the District. 21

WHO'S ON THE EXECUTIVE BOARD? Felanté Charlemagne GovernorFelante@Florida KeyClub.org 352-653-9929 DISTRICT GOVERNOR

Joshua Gibson Secretary@FloridaKeyClub. org 305-733-1882 DISTRICT SECRETARY


WHO'S ON THE EXECUTIVE BOARD? Angel Aguilar Treasurer@FloridaKeyClu b.org DISTRICT TREASURER


Lamiya Kudrati Editor@FloridaKeyClub.or g DISTRICT EDITOR



WHO'S ON THE EXECUTIVE BOARD? Dominic Martinez webmaster@floridakeyclu b.org DISTRICT WEBMASTER


Jessica Mendoza-Velasco Executiveassistant@Florid aKeyClub.org EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT



WHO'S ON THE EXECUTIVE BOARD? Donna Parton AdminDonna@FloridaKey Club.org 954-610-7172 DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR

Florida's International Trustee Jared Dutko from the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District!


thanks for reading! District of @FLKeyClub @FLKeyClub Florida Key Club International


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