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The Sunshine Source

volume XIII issue 4

nov/dec 2017


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Editor's Message The HEALTH Project Key Club Week Dues News Trick-or-Treat For UNICEF Service Ideas District Spotlights DCON 2018 Higher Office Key Club Structure Update Center Executive Contact Information

From the Editor Happy Holidays Leaders!

This time of the year is great for family, friends, food, and of course, service! What better way to honor the season of giving than being an active member in your community? As I continue to read the progress each of your clubs have completed, I am in complete awe of your work and dedication to service. Continue to prosper and stay mighty! In this issue, you will find a review of the holiday service ideas from the last issue of The Sunshine Source. If you have not planned your holiday service projects yet, it is never too late to get the glitter rolling! You will also find information on elections (club and district), Spring Zone Rally, and DCON. Yours in friendship and service, Florida Fun Fact:

Lamiya Kudrati

The District is a Florida registered corporation

editor@floridakeyclub.org 954-552-0210 02



WHAT? WHAT? Key Club week is dedicated to promoting Key Club through our schools and communities. Each day of the week has its own theme that places an emphasis on service.


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WHEN? WHEN? MONDAY - Show your K in every way! TUESDAY - Kudos to the Key Players WEDNESDAY - Dare to Care THURSDAY - Random acts of kindness FRIDAY - Connect the Ks



HOW? HOW? Â Through the implementation of service projects, Key Club meetings, and posting on social media, ALL Key Clubs can get involved! Remember to use #BeTheKey and #KeyClubWeek under all you photos!


WHAT Visit http://florid akeyclub.org/due s/ for more info!

District and International dues are $12.50 ($5.50 for District and $7.00 for International).

$ E DU $ W E N WHY A Key Club must pay dues in order to be in good standing with Key Club International, be eligible for awards, attend District Conference, and more.

All dues are due by December 1st!


Each Key Club must pay dues in order to be in good standing with Key Club International, be eligible for awards, attend District Conference, and more. Payment of dues to Key Club International is a requirement for a student to be considered a Key Club member. Your club status will become suspended or inactive, requiring a reactivation fee to return to good standing, and will become ineligible for any awards, honors, or YOF or FLOF club grants if dues are not paid. Eventually the Club can actually lose its charter and have to start the long process of chartering once again.



Key Clubbers all across Florida came together for a scary good cause and raised thousands of dollars for the ELIMINATE project, bringing us one step closer to ending maternal and neonatal tetanus worldwide!


Vacation, Family, &


Just because school is on break, doesn't mean service stops. Here are some fun and meaningful service projects to keep you busy over the upcoming breaks. 09

Boxes of Joy Pack boxes filled with toys and toiletries for children who are less fortunate for the holiday season. Ask your local shelter if they will accept the donations or distribute them yourselves.

Holiday Cards for Orphans Members can create creative and festive cards for children going through a difficult holiday season. Deliver them to your local orphanage or mail them to a specific organization.  

T-Shirt Superhero Capes Collect gently-used T-Shirts from members and turn them into capes for children in hospitals to make them feel like the superheroes they are during the holiday season!


The District


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Lt. Governor Emily Burris has spent the majority of her term sharing ideas through creative outlets all while planning a division-wide Dance Marathon for the Children's Miracle Network !  Miramar High School

Miramar High Key Club have built a bond like no other, attending all divisional service projects and even hosting a club social of their own!

Manatee High School

Manatee High School Key Club have held creative service projects from book drives to "Goblin Gatherings" for children in Halloween, all while keeping a heavy presence on social media! 11

CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF SERVICE! Join us as we celebrate the Florida District's 80th DCON! Watch our new leaders become elected as we retire our old ones. And don't forget about the workshops! The convention will take place at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort from April 5th - 8th 2018. Prices for each room and more information can be found here: http://floridakeyclub.org/dcon/ *IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR AWARDS, CREATIONS CAN NOT CONTAIN HELIUM BALLOONS. PLEASE DO REFRAIN FROM USING THEM.* 12

CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF SERVICE! Registration for this event opens 12/1/17 and closes 2/21/18, money must be received by 2/23/18. Prices: $265 for a quad $330 for a triple $360 for a double $565 for a single

Guest Speaker: Erin Ficher "We are not the rule followers: rather, we are the renegades of the world, with a dream and a vision."

The Theme: In honor of the Florida District of Key Club's 80th DCON, we a re throwing a party for all of our amazing attendees! The celebrations will be seen all throughout the convention.

See See You You There! There! 13



What is Higher Office?

Any position offered on the District or International Board. This includes: Lieutenant Governor (LTG), District Treasurer, District Secretary, District Editor, District Webmaster, Executive Assistant, DCON Chair, District Governor, International Trustee (IT), International Vice President (IVP), and International President (IP). What Would You Do?

All positions entail their own duties and specifications; however, all district and international positions require being a part of a committee and making decisions for the better and majority of the district(s). For an in-depth explanation as to what each position requires:Â http://floridakeyclub.org/wpcontent/uploads/Board-of-Trustees-Description-2-8-2016.pdf How Can I Get It?

There are certain positions you must run and campaign for, while others are achieved through an interview process. For those wanting to become Editor, Webmaster, DCON Chair, or Executive Assistant, an interview will occur at DCON, which you must be present for. As for the others, they all require an elections and campaign prior to DCON. 14



Elected Executive Members

Elected Executives are voted for in The House of Delegates at District Convention. They campaign at Spring Zone Rallies around the District as well as at DCON prior to House of Delegates. Positions include Governor, Secretary, and Treasurer. Applications are due prior to the first Spring Zone Rally at which you will campaign. Appointed Executives

Appointed Executive Members are chosen by the Governor elected at House of Delegates. Positions include Editor, Webmaster, and Executive Assistant. Applications are due prior to DCON.


Lieutenant Governors

Lieutenant Governors are elected by their division. You may not disclose your intent to run to your division prior to election day. Applications are due prior to the candidate’s respective Spring Zone Rally.

levels of

membership in Key Club international 1. MEMBERS part of Key Club; they are what makes us go round! are perhaps the most important

Student members are the foundation of a Key Club.

2. CLUBS -ol and comprise of an officer board and

are be chartered in any high scho-

faculty advisor.

3. DIVISIONS geographic location. They can have 5 - 13

consist of all schools in a close

schools and advised by a LTG, a student leader who assists all club officers/matters.

4. DISTRICTS usually following a state geographic boundary. are made of many divisions

A district is led by a Governor alongside a student executive and district board.

5. INTERNATIONAL Key Club International. Is run by a President,

is all of the districts within

Vice President, and 11 International Trustees in charge of advising the districts. 16

The Update Update Center Center The All dues must be delivered to the Florida Key Club office no later than December first.

Editor updates must be sent to editor@floridakeyclub.org by the 15th of every month! All pride reports must be submitted to the new OPR system by the 10th of every month. 17

florida key club executive board

contact us!

Felanté Charlemagne GovernorFelante@FloridaKeyClub.org 352-653-9929


Joshua Gibson

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


florida key club executive board

contact us!

Angel Aguilar

Treasurer@FloridaKeyClub.org 305-942-7123 DISTRICT TREASURER

Lamiya Kudrati Editor@FloridaKeyClub.org 954-552-0510



florida key club executive board

contact us!

Dominic Martinez Webmaster@FloridaKeyClub.org 407-205-7480


Jessica Mendoza

ExecutiveAssistant@FloridaKeyClub.org 813-326-4734 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT


florida key club executives

contact us!

Donna Parton

AdminDonna@FloridaKeyClub.org 954-610-7172 DISTRICTÂ ADMINISTRATOR

Jared Dutko

jareddutko.kci@gmail.com (815) - 992-3330 INTERNATIONAL TRUSTEE


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


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