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June 21st Volume 1, Issue 3

From Far, FarwaY: Pre-ICON Issue The Official Publication of Division 11 of the New Jersey District of Key Club International.


Table of Contents: Page 3- Congratulations, Class of 2014! Page 4- DCM/Divisional Event RECAP! Page 5- Officer Training Conference! Page 6- Divisional Dinner/ Upcoming DCM’s Page 7- Message from DPS Page 8-Message from Int. Programs Page 9- Shout-Outs Page 10-Important Dates Page 11- Contact Information

Division 11: East Brunswick-Monroe-New Brunswick-North Brunswick-Perth Amboy-Piscataway-Old Bridge CMRF’s due the 10th of Each Month!

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Congratulations, Class of 2014! You’ve made it! Four years of high school have finally come to an end! While it may be a bittersweet to be graduating, you all have bright futures ahead. Keep up the great work- and remember, no need to say goodbye to Key Club; there’s always Circle K! For more information about Circle-K, check out: circlek.org. SPECIAL SHOUT-OUTS TO: Immediate Past Lieutenant Governors Eric Zhu and Richa Deshpande of Divisions 11 and 10, respectively Both Robert F. Lucas Distinguished Lieutenant Governors! Thanks to both of you for your incredible service!

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DCM/Divisional Event: RECAP! On Saturday, May 31st, Key Clubbers from Divisions 11 and 12 gathered to make blankets for Project Linus! - Ipsum

In total, we made 8 blankets to donate to Project Linus, an organization that gives blankets to children in need all over New Jersey. Great work, Key Clubbers! DCM Recap: • I’ll host almost all divisional events with fellow Lieutenant Governor of Division 12, Devin Sun! • There will be an OTC on June ____ from 1-2:30pm FOR ALL UNTRAINED OFFICERS. IT WILL BE MANDATORY! • IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO PLEASE FILL OUT THE OFFICER ROSTER!! Existing officers, make sure both the information for the OTC and the roster get passed down to your elects! • Try to stay active over the summer! I put some fundraising ideas in my previous newsletter. • If you did not attend Spring RTC’s, you MUST attend RTC’s in the fall! More info coming shortly; start planning for Fall Rally! • Please let me know when your first meetings will be! 4


CALLING ALL UNTRAINED OFFICERS! IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT ALL OFFICERS ARE TRAINED BEFORE I ATTEND ICON ON JUNE 30th! About one week ago, I asked all of you when would be the best day to be trained, and you have spoken! THE OFFICER TRAINING CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 28TH AT THE PANERA BREAD IN NORTH BRUNSWICK FROM 12-1:30. THIS MEETING IS MANDATORY FOR ANY OFFICERS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN TRAINED. IF THERE ARE CONFLICTS, PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP. Here’s the address: 871 U.S. 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 I can’t wait to meet you all on the 28th!

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Divisional Dinner and other Upcoming DCM’s!

Division 11’s annual Divisional Dinner will be held on: Saturday, August 23rd at: Applebee’s East Brunswick! As decided at the May DCM, all DCM’s shall be bimonthly: October DCM: Saturday, October 25th at: Panera Bread in North Brunswick November DCM: (only exception to bi-monthly decision) Saturday, November 22nd at: Red Mango in New Brunswick Mark these dates somewhere! Since I am setting them up well in advance, there should be NO EXCUSES for each club not to send AT LEAST ONE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE DCM’s. Should anything change, I will notify you all WELL IN ADVANCE!

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Message From DPS DPS Co-Chairpersons Lieutenant Governor of Division 20 Aleena Kazmi Lieutenant Governor of Division 11 Farwa Shakeel Salutations, New Jersey District! Summer is rapidly approaching! The warmer weather offers time to relax, hang out with friends, and enjoy the beach! Summer, though, is also a great time to host some fundraising projects! The District Project Steering Committee has compiled this list of easy projects to try this summer: • Rummage Sale- Team up with your Sponsoring Kiwanis for this one! Find a local park or open space in your area. Make sure to make a reservation for that space if need be. Ask your members to donate anything they don’t want anymore, as long as the items are still in good condition. Ask members of your Sponsoring Kiwanis to donate as well, and invite them to help sell. Make sure to ask around for tables- you can ask members of your club or your Sponsoring Kiwanis, or even your school. Have the donations dropped off at a certain time, date, and location a week before the sale. On the day of, sell everything for a reasonable price If it’s a hot day, it might be a good idea to pick up some drinks and sell those for a profit, too! • Lemonade Stand- This might sound cliche, but it is certainly worth a try! Grab some friends, squeeze some lemons, and set up a stand in your neighborhood- you’re sure to get some funds! You can even set up a stall at a local carnival or Fourthof-July Festival! • Book Drive Fundraiser- Have club members donate used books, still in good condition. Set up a time and location for the drop-off. Then, have an outdoor book fundraiser in your local park, with members helping to sell- you should also team up with your Sponsoring Kiwanis Club, if possible. Have some drinks on hand and sell those for a profit too, especially if it’s a hot day. Sell both for reasonable prices. • Bake Sales- You can never go wrong with baked goods! Have members bake some goods or invite a bunch of friends at your house and start baking. You can sell all the baked goods in your neighborhood, local carnival, or Fourth of July Festival! We hope these tips keep your club active and involved this summer! Remember, with every fundraising project, we get closer to our goal of eliminating tetanus from the face of the earth! Enjoy the summer, New Jersey District!

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Message from Int. Programs Hello New Jersey Key Clubbers!

International Programs is the focus of Key Club on a global scale. It takes the core values and enthusiasm from Key Clubbers and extends it across the country. From teaching members at Key Leader and ICON to connecting with outside organizations such as UNICEF, the International Programs Committee seeks to spread the message of Key Club to other communities. It combines the service of members with the assistance and dedication of partner organizations to better assist the entire world. The Children's Miracle Network is one of Key Club's three preferred charities. CMN is a non-profit organization that works around the world to raise funds for children's hospitals, medical research, and community awareness. They have given over $5 billion to over 170 hospitals. Key Club works to help these hospitals by volunteering to spend time with patients and raise money through various fundraisers. Currently, the New Jersey District focuses on Children's Specialized Hospital, that has locations in Toms River, Egg Harbor Township, Clifton, Fanwood, Hamilton, Mountainside, New Brunswick, and Roselle Park. Visit https://giveamiracle.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/ for more information. The International Programs Committee encourages you to visit Children’s Specialized Hospital at least once during the summer time. Not only will volunteering make the day of a patient, it will make yours as well! Yours in Caring and Service, Members of the International Programs Committee New Jersey District of Key Club International 8


Shout-Outs! Monroe Township High School Key Club On Saturday, May 31st, Monroe Key Club hosted their annual Pancake Breakfast with their Sponsoring Kiwanis and it was a success! Great job, Key Clubbers! New Brunswick High School Key Club: After a fellow Key Clubber was injured in a car accident, New Brunswick Key Clubbers took the time to cheer her up. Great work! From Piscataway High School Key Club, Secretary, Elijah Viola Elijah has consistently handed in perfect CMRF’s early, every month! Keep up the great work, Elijah!

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Upcoming Dates to Remember! June 28th: OFFICER TRAINING CONFERENCE FOR ALL UNTRAINED OFFICERS June 30th-July 7th: ICON!!! August 23rd: Divisional Dinner/DCM September 14th: Central RTC’s October 12th: Fall Rally!!!!!! October 25th: DCM November 22nd: DCM

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Contact Information Sam Levisay: njgovernerlevisay@gmail.com

Jacqueline Dragon: njdsecretarydragon@gmail.com Patrick Quinn: njeditorpatquinn@gmail.com Daniel McCormack: njtreasurermccormack@gma il.com

Farwa Shakeel: ltg.farwa.shakeel@gmail. com

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