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DECEMBER 2016

KEY RING KIWANIS FAMILY DAY AT GEORGIA TECH

The official publication of the Georgia District of Key Club International


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Governor’s Message Secretary-Treasurer’s Message Club of the Month A Service Feast District Convention Preview DCON for Free? Holiday Service Projects Major Emphasis Update and Kiwanis Family Day Recap *New* Gift of Hearing Project Key Leader District Project & Contests Updates Letter from the Editor Key Club Preferred Charities, Co-Sponsors & Vision Partners


Hello Georgia District! I hope you all are having a successful school year so far. As we are approaching the end of the Key Club year, I hope you are ready for the biggest Key Club event of the year: the 72nd Annual District Convention (DCON) is coming up on February 24th to 26th at St. Simons Island! DCON is a weekend-long event during which hundreds of Key Clubbers from all over the Georgia District gather and celebrate another year of service. At DCON, there are plenty of fun and educational workshops such as Key Club 101, Swinging into Service, and much more, where you will learn everything you need to know about Key Club, our Kiwanis Family, and most importantly, service! DCON is also a great opportunity for you to meet other Key Clubbers from all over the Georgia District, elect new district officers, and dance ALL NIGHT (well, at least until curfew). Registration for District Convention is open now, so start fundraising for an unforgettable weekend! At our recent event, Kiwanis Family Day, the Georgia District of Key Club International raised $1,475 for the Eliminate Project, saving at least 819 mothers and all of their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus! Good job, Georgia District! Let’s continue to fundraise for our projects – Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes and The Eliminate Project! It is sad that my term as governor is coming close to an end. It has truly been a blessing for me to serve you as the District Governor. So far, we have reached many milestones – breaking the GLTC attendance record and being among the top three most Early-Bird-Dues-paid district. All of this would have been impossible without you – It’s an honor to serve such an amazing district. I wish you best of luck in your service endeavors for the upcoming months. In Friendship and Service, Minyoung Kim Georgia District Governor of Key Club International governor@gakeyclub.org


Happy Holidays Georgia Key Clubbers! I hope you are enjoying the festive spirit that lives in our hearts during the holiday season! Whether you’re trimming the tree, prepping for finals, or planning your holiday vacation, it’s important to remember your duties as club secretaries and treasurers: getting dues paid as well as club officer information submitted. Speaking of dues, the FINAL dues deadline (December 1, 2016) has just passed! Thank you to the THOUSANDS of Georgia Key Clubbers that met this deadline, and the almost 40 clubs that met the Early Bird deadline (on the next page)! If your club did not meet this deadline, the club advisor will be receiving an email soon describing the consequences of not meeting this deadline, as well as how to get back on active status. I will remain in contact with these clubs’ sponsoring Kiwanis clubs, presidents, and advisors to ensure those dues are paid! Unsure about whether your club has paid dues? Emails will be sent out periodically to the clubs who have yet to pay until District Convention. Make sure you have submitted your club’s officer information via www.gakeyclub.org/ officerinfo! This will keep you in the know about your club status, as well as events and happenings within the Georgia District! If you want to be TOTALLY up to date, you can also sign up for the Georgia District Key Club text updates system through Remind! Simply text @gakeyclub to 81010 for weekly updates and reminders! Once again, I hope you enjoy your holiday season and I look forward to meeting many of you at District Convention in just TWO MONTHS! I am always available to you as a resource throughout my term! Email me at secretary@ gakeyclub.org with any questions or concerns! Happy Holidays! Andrew McGraw, District Secretary-Treasurer


Congratulations to the following clubs for meeting the Early Bird Dues Deadline of OCTOBER 1, 2016! They will receive further recognition at District Convention! Allatoona High School Aquinas High School Armuchee High School Campbell High School Carrollton High School Central Christian School Chapel Hill High School Citizens Christian Academy Colquitt County High School Dodge County High School Duluth High School Fannin County Comprehensive H S Flowery Branch High School Gainesville High School Glenn Hills High School Griffin High School Johnson High School Jordan Vocational High School Lakeside High School Landmark Christian McIntosh High School Meadowcreek High School New Creation Christian Academy Newnan High School North Gwinnett High School Northgate High School Pebblebrook High School Pope High School Ringgold High School Savannah Arts Academy Southwest Georgia Homeschool Association Tallulah Falls School Tattnall County High School Taylor County High School Thomas Jefferson Academy Tift County High School Valdosta High School


Club of the Month

Colquitt County High School By Mary Grace Watson, Lt. Governor of Divisions 2 & 5 The nearing of the holidays means the nearing of super fun Key Club projects. From just finishing Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to planning our big November/ December projects, the holidays are super busy for the Key Club of Colquitt County High School. We use our holiday time to host our huge winter bake sale, where we sell tons of cupcakes, brownies, and cookies to raise money for our members to go to DCON.

We support Coats for Kids, where we collect winter coats for children and teenagers in need. We also have our members help out at the Winter Special Olympics, recording times and scores or lending a hand wherever needed. Additionally, we host our annual Male Beauty Pageant. This year we are raising money for Relay for Life with our theme, Pretty Pretty Princesses. We keep ourselves very busy around the holidays, but that’s okay because we love helping out the kids of Colquitt County!


A Service Feast

A Brief Reminder to Keep Being Kind! By Alli Dunn, Lt. Governor of Div. 9

You’re in the kitchen preparing the food for your Thanksgiving feast. You have so much to be thankful for, and one of those things is being a member of Key Club! You start thinking of the items on your table as the service you have done, and the service others have done for you. You start to think the dinner rolls represent your visits at the senior home. “If I only had one roll, then this would be one sad feast.”

So you remember the all the other service you’ve done, such as raising money for the Eliminate Project and the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes. The money your have raised has made so many people happy. Now you didn’t just serve one person, you’ve served others. That adds stuffing and potatoes. As you go on preparing your meal, you think of all the others you have been able to serve, and the people who have served you. There was that one time you helped that old lady with her groceries, and when you talked to a friend when she was feeling down. Now there’s a pumpkin pie, and a pot of gravy. Because you were able to spread joy and gratitude through service, you have a table full of thankful people and amazing dishes, including the biggest service turkey ever! Continue to serve others so that your Thanksgiving feast can be even bigger next year!


By Jenny Kim, District Events Chair Have you ever been to a Key Club District Convention? If you have, then you already know how awesome it is, but if you haven’t, I highly encourage you to attend District Convention (DCON) this year! This article will tell you everything you need to know about DCON so you can be prepared to have a blast! 1. District Convention DCON is short for District Convention, and it offers fun, fellowship and celebration.This year’s DCON theme is “A Service Life for Me” and will be held February 24-26 at Sea Palms Resort on Saint Simons Island! The cost is $250 per person, and registration is open now on the Georgia Key Club website. 2. Board Members You know those emails you receive from people called “lieutenant governors”? Well these are real Key Clubbers like you who are part of the Georgia Key Club District Board, and you’ll get to meet them in person here (if you haven’t already) along with the Georgia Key Club governor, secretary-treasurer, bulletin editor, and committee chairs who have worked hard to provide another successful Key Club year. 3. Key Club 101 Not sure how Key Club works? DCON is a great place for new and current officers to learn about what Key Club stands for and how it operates. Not only will you receive training for your position, but you will also learn about the vast service projects that you could be helping out with! DCON offers a wide variety of workshops for members to build leadership skills and improve their home clubs. Advisors can connect and learn from each other, as well. From new fundraising ideas to scholarship application tips, there’s something for everyone. Come learn from other clubs and share your ideas with them! 4. Celebrate Another Year of Service This is the time to celebrate all that you and your club has done! There are many awards you can win, and contests you can apply for individually to show off your skills. For more information on contests, flip to page 20. 5. Elect New District Board Members Just as your club votes new officers every year, the Key Club district board does the same. You, as a Key Clubber, can add your voice by electing new board members. You will get to vote 2017-2018 governor, secretary-treasurer, bulletin editor, and lieutenant governor.


6. Connecting If your club hasn’t participated in a Key Club event outside of the ones your club hosts, your district convention will be an eye-opening experience. Meet high school students and club advisors from other schools who enjoy community service— and everything else Key Club represents. And don’t pass up the chance to learn more about and get involved with Key Club on the district level. You will get to meet other Key Clubbers from all 15 divisions. This is an experience you will not want to miss out on! 7. The Impact Key Clubbers come back to their own clubs feeling energized and motivated. That enthusiasm is contagious! Rejuvenate your club—get members ready to make a bigger impact through community service. Advisors also receive resources for guiding a Key Club and build a network of other club advisors to reach out to. 8. The fun! At DCON, members experience the magic of Key Club. You know their energy and enthusiasm—now imagine an event created just for them. DCON is complete with a dance and a Sunday brunch. All of you will leave inspired to take your Key Club to the next level. Enjoy an experience you’ll never forget. The whole district board is working hard to ensure that DCON is an unforgettable experience for everyone who attends! So don’t miss out on all the fun and I hope to see you all in February!

Find more information at gakeyclub.org/events/dcon. The deadline to register is February 5th, 2017.


Ushering in the Holidays By Taylor Hatfield, Lt. Governor of Div. 3

Ushering at the Christmas shows every year is one of my favorite projects. Every December, Ballet Theatre South puts on their Christmas ballet performance. My club serves at these shows by ushering and selling programs. It’s so easy! All you have to do is take tickets, show guests to their seats, and sell them a program. In exchange for our work, we get to see the show for free! It’s a great way to get all of your service hours done for the year because we work all three shows and we stay to help clean up after the show. We also have a lot of Key Clubbers who dance in the show, so we get to support our friends performing at the same time! See if anyone in your club has an event such as a play, dance show, recital, or sporting event where they need extra hands to serve. It’s a great way to meet a need while supporting your friends, especially over the holidays!


By Andrew McGraw, Lt. Governor of Div. 15 One of my favourite Holiday Service projects in the Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree”. The Angel Tree project is part of the Salvation Army’s Social Services Program. Families who apply for assistance can opt in to the project, and the children’s clothing sizes, special needs, and Christmas wish list will be noted. From there, project coordinators create angel-shaped cards with the child’s name and their wishes and put them on a Christmas tree in a shopping center. The intention is for shoppers finishing off their holiday purchases grab one of the angels off the tree, buy all or some of the items on the card, and return them to the Salvation Army representatives at the Christmas tree! Our club partners with the Salvation Army and takes the Angel Tree to the next step with our very own “Angel Tree Party.” We make cookies, play games, decorate ornaments, and do other festive activities. The party comes to a close with a visit from the man in a big red suit, bringing the kids the gifts from the Angel Tree. The event is truly magical; it gives kids a chance to feel the holiday spirit. For many, it’s the only part of the season that the kids feel the true holiday spirit. If you want to start this project in your community, get in contact with your local Salvation Army. If you don’t have a Salvation Army chapter in your area, you can always team up with another local organization that supports children in need, such as an orphanage, foster care center, or domestic abuse shelter.


The Polar Express By Sarah Vidyasagar, Lt. Governor of Div. 7 Ever since I was a freshman, I have volunteered at the Southeastern Railway Museum through Key Club. Every event there is enjoyable, but my favorite is called the Polar Express! Volunteers at the Polar Express reenact the famous scene from the movie while visitors sit in a real train car watching the movie. Volunteers are given their own waiter uniform and a tray with hot chocolates for visitors. We even perform a little dance. When we are not performing, we help sign in guests, make the hot chocolate, prepare goodie bags, and complete other duties that help out the owner of the museum on this busy, magical night. It is an exciting event that is a great way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

Thank-You Grams By Adenike Makinde, Lt. Governor of Divisions 1 & 8 In the spirit of Thanksgiving, it is clear that we must give thanks. Here’s how you can do it! Choose simple, inexpensive candies, like lollipops or candy canes. Buy colorful cardstock and create small cards to attach with a ribbon to the candy gram. You can get creative with these little cards by putting all types of festive images and using different phrases for saying thanks. Advertise for one week before the event so people have time to save up for participation. You can hang up flyers or have your school promote it in the daily announcements. Set up your table in an accessible area that people will see. Customers should have room to move around while filling out their candy grams. Calculate the cost of supplies into the cost of your candy grams, allowing enough room to earn a profit. Finally, offer to deliver the candy grams to their destination and keep track of addresses in a notebook or ledger. In order to make things easier on yourself, you can pair up each candy gram with a number on the back of the card, then match that number in the ledger to organize deliveries. Thank You Grams is a spectacular way to give thanks and spread awareness about Key Club. Maybe you can consider this a part of your winter service!


MORE HOLIDAY SERVICE PROJECTS By Riley Power, Lt. Governor of Divisions 4 & 13

Can You Spare a Can? The ageold tradition having a full belly and happy heart over the holidays is not a luxury that every family can afford. Obviously, love is free, but providing a feast full of trans fat and cholesterol is a task that some households need help with. So, instead of having a side of guilt with your turkey or ham, donate a can! Your high school Key Club can hold a canned food drive and donate non-perishable items to any number of local organizations aimed to offset hunger and poverty. America may be fighting obesity, but instead of creating your own cure through isolated starvation, just donate some food (and maybe throw in a gym membership too)! If you really want to see the effect you are creating, visit your local shelter, like Saint Vincent de Paul or Sparrows Nest, and ask to help them out. I know from experience that when someone hands me jellied quail eggs, I do not jump for joy; but giving someone that joy in any way possible is a great feeling. Plus, if they keep jumping for joy, maybe we can offset American obesity too! Scratch-n-Sniff Not Welcome Here. What aromas remind you most of the holiday season? For me, the most vivid scent that comes to mind is not that of artificial christmas trees or pumpkin spice lattes, but real, honest-to-goodness pine trees! Every Christmas season, our local Kiwanis club sells these magnificent trees and donates the proceeds to a different charity of their choice! This means that the rumors are true - it’s important to build and maintain good relations with your local Kiwanis in order to have wonderful opportunities just like this one! Who needs bonfire bonding and marshmallow roasting when you can spend hours with your best Key Club friends in a freezing field full of assorted firs? Together, we can lift and hog-tie any sized pine to any car, truck, or SUV in exchange for a smile and a couple of dimes. Some hand-warmers would be greatly appreciated. It is a practical way to make an impact in your community, especially because most households will buy a Christmas tree each year. So, I urge each and every one of you to continue to - not - save the trees, but instead to help a charity and kill a tree for a good cause!


Operation Christmas Child By Jake Kwon, Lt. Governor of Divisions 11 & 14

It’s that time of the year again! A time of snuggling with your loved ones and giving gifts to your friends. A time of expressing thanks. A time of compassion. Although the entire Key Club year encompasses all these great attributes, the feelings are especially prominent during the Christmas time. As Key Clubbers, we want everyone to feel inclusive in the Christmas spirit, and what better way to do it than participating in Operation Christmas Child? Sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child strives to create and deliver gifts to children all around the world, where the Christmas spirit may not be prevalent in their local communities. Through the sharing of gifts, the invaluable feelings of happiness and joy are shared as well. Within the presents are the heartfelt feelings of the deliverer. The gift drive is held around Thanksgiving time to ensure that the delivery of the gifts arrive during Christmas for the recipients. To send a gift to a child, you can start by packing gifts inside of a shoebox-sized box. All items approved by the organization can be packed (the list is on the website). Place a $7 fee in the gift-filled box so that the box can be delivered across the globe. Samaritan’s Purse even allows you to track your shoebox and see where it is delivered in the world! Start sharing your Christmas spirit today through Operation Christmas Child!


The Power of Giving By Jake Kwon, Lt. Governor of Divisions 11 & 14, and Amanda Lang, District Bulletin Editor

Last year during the Christmas season, members from Lambert High School’s Key Club were able to book a gift-wrapping spot at a local Barnes & Noble. The goal was to wrap the Christmas presents bought for loved ones for customers in the store in hopes of a returning act of kindness for donations to the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes, the Georgia Key Club district project. The bookstore was able to provide all the materials, including the wrapping paper, stickers, scissors, tape, and even donation jars for our profits. We arrived at around 9:15 AM December 22nd, about fifteen minutes before the store opened. A poster that said “All proceeds benefit the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes” was taped to the wrapping station. We even dressed up in Christmas-themed clothes and wore reindeer ears to be in the Christmas spirit, and cute Christmas stickers were handed out to the kids. Right when the store opened, people were pouring in with different items for us to gift wrap. We had to wrap everything from books to giant stuffed giraffes to video game stations. Before we knew it, there was a line forming at our station. People were extremely generous with their donations! One act of kindness can produce multiple acts of kindness in return. We set up 2-hour shifts, so while a couple Key Clubbers were gift-wrapping, the others could shop around in the bookstore or the other stores in the plaza. We found that the store was extremely busy right before closing hours since many people wanted to get their lastminute gifts. At the end of the day, all of the volunteers went to watch a movie together to celebrate their successes. In total, Lambert Key Club raised more than $300 for the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes. Contact a local store (Barnes & Noble usually has opportunities for volunteers) to see if it can provide a venue to gift-wrap customers’ items and fundraise for Key Club-related service projects. Be sure to thank them if they let you use their wrapping paper!


Trunk or Treat By Ameya Chander Lt. Governor of Div.12

Every year, Peachtree Ridge Key Club volunteers at the school’s Trunk or Treat, where students from the cluster elementary schools come and walk around from the various decorated car trunks and get candy around the school parking lot. It is on the Thursday before Halloween, and admission for this event is donating two canned goods. There are over 30 trunks each with different clubs and themes, such as Monsters Inc, pirates, and super heroes. Peachtree Ridge’s Key Club theme this year was Hawaiian, where our members volunteering wore Hawaiian shirts and leis and distributed candy to the children, all while promoting Key Club and the Kiwanis family to the parents. It was fun looking at all the kids’ costumes and incredibly rewarding seeing the joy we are able to bring. Events like these prove that the Peachtree Ridge cluster is more than a group of schools; it is a family. With Key Club, we are able to connect this family in so many ways.

Trick or Treat By Hagan Gantz Lt. Governor of Div.6

We listened for the bell with anticipation as our excitement grew for our first Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF and some people’s first Halloween. We waited for the car to pull around, and gathered our costumes, making sure we had everything we needed. Then, we piled into our friend’s car to be transported to Trinity on The Hill, where our fun would begin. Words cannot describe our amazement at the event we had put on. Together, Westside and Glenn Hills dressed in all sorts of creative costumes. With help from the U.S. Marines, we all dispersed into groups and sectors to raise money for UNICEF. Our parties went to the historic Summerville “Hill” area as we went house to house alongside the regular Trick-or-Treaters, spreading the message of Kiwanis and Key Club. The best part of our journey was the surprise on the faces as we went around. Instead of asking for candy, we asked for a donation. The people of Summerville have never heard of UNICEF or even Key Club, but they were more than happy to help our cause to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.


MAJOR EMPHASIS UPDATES & KIWANIS FAMILY DAY RECAP By Jose Ramirez, Major Emphasis & Kiwanis Family Chair

The end of the Key Club year is quickly approaching, but now is the time to get working on the Eliminate Project! The Georgia District has made a commitment to help the children of the world by not only raising funds, but also by advocating for an end to maternal neonatal tetanus (MNT). This terrible disease affects children in nineteen countries around the world and destroys families by taking the lives of newborn babies and their mothers. MNT causes terrible convulsions, extreme sensitivity to light & touch, and kills one baby every eleven minutes. Thankfully, there is a solution! Just $1.80 can completely immunize a mother and all her future babies! So far, the Georgia District has contributed in two major ways: Kiwanis Family Day and Trickor-Treat for UNICEF. If your club collected money throughout the month of October, it is important for you to turn in those funds by December 31, 2016 in order for those proceeds to count toward a patch for your club (if your club raises a minimum of $250). Visit gakeyclub. org/eliminate for information on how to submit donations. Kiwanis Family Day was also a huge success! Key Clubbers from all over Georgia attended the event; approximately 280 tickets to the game were sold (where Georgia Tech beat Georgia Southern 35-24). Thanks to the enthusiastic Kiwanians, Circle K members, and Key Clubbers who enjoyed some delicious pulled pork, we were able to raise $1,475 in funds! That means at least 819 mothers and their future babies will be protected from MNT! With help from the Georgia District of Key Club International, a world free of MNT is in clear sight!


“Without Key Leader, I wouldn’t have the leadership skills that have helped me thrive as a servant leader” - Emma Johnson, immediate past District Project chair


DISTRICT PROJECT UPDATES

Hey Key Clubbers! Get pumped because District Convention (DCON) is almost here! That means this Key Club year’s fundraising for our Georgia district project is coming to an end soon. We need all members to support and fundraise for Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes (GSYH) right now. Our goal is to raise $27,000 by February 24th. So far, we have only raised $6,230. We need to help our fellow Georgians, so warm up your ovens and start having those bake sales!

DCON is right around the corner which means we will have our famous 3K walk. You can decide to walk or run while enjoying a scenic trail on St. Simons Island all while showing your support for GSYH. If you are participating in the 3K, make sure to get your friends to do it with you! When registering for DCON, make sure to check the box for the GSYH walk. The cost is $10 and the proceeds benefit our amazing district project - you will also get a beautiful T-shirt! Peter Vuong District Project Chair

CONTESTS!!! By Jin Jeon, Contests & Policies Chair All Key Club members are encouraged to participate in convention contests to build spirit and to celebrate the achievements of both the club as a whole and the individuals within the club! Key Club International and the Georgia District have developed contests, awards and scholarships to award Key Clubs, individual members, and advisors that truly demonstrate excellence through service. 2016-2017 Contest Information is now available on the website at gakeyclub.org/contests. A few IMPORTANT reminders… • All District Award forms must be completed and postmarked by January 18th, 2017 to the District Contest Administrator, Robert Barron, at 605 Chenocetah Drive, Cornelia, GA 30531. • All scholarship applications must be completed and postmarked by February 1st, 2017 and mailed to District Contest Administrator, Robert Barron, at 605 Chenocetah Drive, Cornelia, GA 30531. • All Key Club International Award applications must be presented and properly registered at the Georgia District Key Club Convention by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24th, 2017. • Registration for the International and District Contests will be held during registration at the convention on February 24th, 2017.


Letter from the Editor By Amanda Lang, Bulletin Editor

Thank you for reading this edition of The Key Ring! I invite you all to send me articles

that may be featured on the website as a blog post or published here in the magazine. Your articles can be be about a service project, a personal Key Club story, or any cool traditions your home club may have! Please follow these three simple rules if you'd like to send me an article! You have a 100% of being published, so go ahead and send them in!

1. Articles must be at least 150 words. 2. Try your best to include pictures (attached as separate files, please!) 3. Email me (editor@gakeyclub.org) or your division's lieutenant governor the finished article. We are looking every month for a Club of the Month to be featured on our social media as well as in The Key Ring. If you think your club has what it takes, send me an article and picture! As always, if you have any questions about being on board, increasing your club membership, or being more connected on the district level, do not hesitate to contact me (my contact info is available on the next page). I am always here to help! Yours truly, Amanda Lang

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Preferred Charities

The March of Dimes works to end premature birth and other problems that threaten our babies by helping moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. If something goes wrong, they offer information and comfort to families. In addition, they research the reasons why babies are born too soon or very sick and work on prevention. Read more about their partnership with Key Club here.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) is a nonprofit organization that raises money to benefit hospitalized kids while increasing awareness of its member hospitals. All CMN Hospitals contributions directly benefit hospitals, helping to purchase up-to-date equipment, train staff, conduct life-saving research, implement outreach programs and provide health care for children whose parents can’t afford to pay. Find out more here. UNICEF, the only organization of the United Nations dedicated exclusively to children,works with other United Nations bodies, governments and non-governmental organizations to assist in children’s needs through community-based services in primary health care, basic education, and safe water and sanitation in more than 150 developing countries. Since 1994, Key Club has been Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF and over the years has raised nearly US$5 million for iodine deficiency programs worldwide and HIV and AIDS programs in Kenya and Swaziland. Now it’s helping The Eliminate Project.

Co-Sponsor Rustic Pathways has 30 years of experience leading exceptional international education and service programs for students. With over 130 programs in 20 countries, Rustic Pathways is the global leader in its field. Recognizing our shared values, Rustic Pathways has partnered with Key Club to provide its members with the opportunity to broaden their global perspective while performing meaningful service projects in communities around the world.


Service Partner The Thirst Project’s mission is to build a sociallyconscious generation of young people who END the global water crisis. They do this by educating students about it and activating them to rock the clean water cause & build real water projects all over the world. Waterborne diseases kill more children every single year than AIDS, Malaria, and all world violence combined. Find more about Key Club's newest preferred charity here.

Vision Partner Vision Partner Nickelodeon inspires kids to take action and make a difference in the world. Through the Big Help and Worldwide Day of Play initiatives, kids and adults work together to plan events and activities in the following areas: health & wellness, education, service and the environment.

Engaging in local opportunities, the U.S. Army personnel connect with Kiwanis family members and provide access to local battalion support and resources. Contact your local battilion to invite soldiers to speak at a club meeting and take part in service projects! Visit this link to learn more about becoming an army officer.

Landscape Structures, Inc. creates innovative playground equipment. The Kiwanis Family partners with Landscape Structures to bring play and playgrounds to communities, especially on Kiwanis One Day. Learn more here.


Thank you for reading this edition of The Key Ring. Please feel free to contact any of the following individuals if you have questions, comments, or concerns. District Governor Minyoung Kim governor@gakeyclub.org 470.262.4171

District Secretary-Treasurer Andrew McGraw secretary@gakeyclub.org 912.424.1075

District Administrator Brad Malone brad.malone@gakeyclub.org 770.842.7813

The above picture was created by sand artist Joe Castillo at the Key Club International Convention.

District Editor Amanda Lang editor@gakeyclub.org 678.622.7926

International Trustee Clifford Young cliffordyoung@nydkc.org 347.633.0897

Key Ring December 2016  

Read up on Kiwanis Family Day, club spotlight and more in the December 2016 edition of the Key Ring!