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The The Sunshine Sunshine Source Source

volume XIII issue 5 jan/feb 2018


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Editor's Message The HEALTH Project Key Club Week - Recap ICON 2018 Dues News Service Ideas District Spotlights Spring Zone Rally Club Officer Elections DCON 2018 Higher Office Key Club Structure Update Center Executive Contact Information

From the Editor Happy New Year Leaders!

As the 2017-18 year came to an end, the amazing accomplishments and success the Florida District made this year filled me with pride. Make sure to keep active over these next couple of months and finish strong. I cannot wait to see you all in April so we can celebrate this past service year's gains at our 80th DCON! In this issue, you will find new ideas for service projects, on future elections (club and district), Spring Zone Rally dates, and DCON. Yours in friendship and service, Lamiya Kudrati

editor@floridakeyclub.org 954-552-0210

Florida Fun Fact: Malcolm K. Lewis was the first District Governor!



IT'S THE BEST WEEK RE OF THE YEAR! C A P Key Clubs all across Florida showed up and showed out with their Key Club spirit for the best week of the year! Check out photos from our amazing members doing what they do best, Key Club!





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! *members can still be added in the membership update center

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.


Vacation, Family, &


A new year means a fresh start, and what better way to celebrate a new beginning than with service! 09

Resolution Tags Help inspire your fellow peers by having members create New Year's resolution tags! They can write one of their resolutions on a paper, attatch it to a string, and create a KEY chain to clip on to their binders or bags!

Pins of Love Have members decorate clothespins in pink and red colors and write messages of kindness and love. Pass out the pins on Valentines Day to spread joy and love!

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


Division 25A

Lt. Governor Eduardo Martinez has been spending his term devoting 100% of his time to his members! From organizing seasonal DCMs to supporting fellow LTGs, Division 25A has earned recognition!  West Port High School

WPHS Key Club have spent countless hours towards the Governor's Project by hosting PB&J Drives and campus cleanups, all while documenting it on social media! Barbara Goleman High School

Goleman Key Club have been active with their division, from hosting several events within their school to taking part in divisional events, the club and their members did not hold back! 11

Spring Zone Rally Season Similar to KCKC, Spring Zone Rally allows opportunities for you to attend workshops led by Florida leaders, socialize with members of your zone, and learn of important updates from the Florida District Board on subjects like DCON and fundraising. In addition to these Kick-Off Conference similarities, you will have the opportunity to elect your 2018-2019 Lieutenant Governor and participate in Q&A sessions with those running for district executive positions. It is imperative that at least two members from each club attend. Your Lieutenant Governor will soon be sending you further information and requesting that you RSVP. If you would like to contact your Lieutenant Governor, you can find his/her information on floridakeyclub.org. 12

Club Officer


As Spring Zone Rally (SZR) season approaches, it is important for you to begin considering ways to serve in your home club. Whether it be as a member, committee chair, or club officer, you will be able to learn information on the position you are considering at your SZR. If you are still undecided, you can use Spring Zone Rally as an opportunity to explore your options be attending workshops that interest you and consulting your zone leaders. Consult your Lieutenant Governor for more information. 13

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.* 14

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! 15



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. 16



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. It is run by a President, is all of the districts within

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


The Update Update Center Center The DCON registration closes 2/21/18. ALL money must be received by 2/23/18

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. 19

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


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