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Metropolitan Monthly Lieutenant Governor-Herman Li

Division 11

NEW YORK DISTRICT KEY CLUB

Volume 1, Issue I

Greetings from your Lt. Governor By Lt. Governor-Herman Li

Hello Key Clubbers! With the end of the last service year starts a new service year comes a new start to everything. New ideas are formed and new accomplishments are being made. This news letter contains the fresh start that comes with beginnings. This isssue will cover the introduction of the new district officers and what we have accomplished in the past few months or so. During the 2012-2013 service year I hope to accomplish a better communication between clubs. Communicating between clubs is essential to having a well developed and unified division. This issue will cover many of the important information especially for new board members such as Fall Rally.and other things

In this issue! A Message from the Governor Message from your board members........................

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Leadership Training Conference District Project

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Governor’s Project

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Fun activties.

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Paperwork Status

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Contact Information and Reminders

Upcoming Dates  May 17th Upcoming Divisional Events and Deadlines  June 20th May 17th – May Divisional at Bronx High School of Science  June 29th (Room 334) from 5:30-7:30pm  July 19th June 20th – June Divisional at TBD location from 5:307:30pm June 29th – Divisional BBQ fundraiser at TBD location July 19th – DTC for new officers mandatory

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Metropolitan Monthly

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A Message from the Governor By _____________

Hello New York District, My name is Daniel Ivan Lin and I am your newly elected District Governor for the 20122013 service year. With new leadership comes change and with change comes a new perspective. This leadership comes from caring, which I believe is the most important of the four Key Club core values. We are a family, not only because we care about our homes, schools, and communities, but because we care for each other; hence caring is our way of life. At this year’s Leadership Training Conference, I promised you that I would do whatever it takes to bring this district to greater heights. I told you that I was confident that I would be able to keep this promise, but the word I used the most was trust. Thank you for trusting me.As promised, I will make sure that our district becomes more efficient, productive, innovative, and communicative. And I hope you can see the work that has already been done to make sure that this promise will be kept. This epic year is off to a good start and I am extremely excited for what this new service year has to offer. I hope that you are excited too. Let us continue to serve those around us and together we will make Key Club a household name. Thank you all so much! Stay strong, Mighty New York District! Yours in the spirit of service, Daniel Ivan Lin New York District Governor daniellin.gov@nydkc.org

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Volume 1, Issue I

Message from the Secretary By Secretary Amber Lee

Hey New York District Key Club, My name is Amber Lee, your newly elected New York District Key Club Secretary. Hopefully, you were able to attend last month’s Leadership Training Conference in Albany to hear about my goals and insights for this upcoming year. If not, that is still fine, because I look forward to enhancing our communication across the whole of New York greater this service year. I am currently working on releasing the board minutes in the form of a newsletter and video update. I will also be creating secretary newsletters on what I’ve been doing and video updates as well. I look very forward to hearing your comments and questions. Therefore, I will be creating a google group for all secretaries very soon after I receive most of the election report forms. I am looking forward to working with all of you in this upcoming service year to both greatness and success. Back into business, I would like all club secretaries to send their updated election report form to me, your Lieutenant Governor, and District Administrator Mr. Goldstein. This should all be done by May 19th. Also, remember that monthly report forms are due on the 7thof each month. I’m sure the whole board would love to hear the service you have been conducting. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me through any means of communication listed below. Yours in the spirit of service, Amber Lee New York District Key Club Secretary amberlee.sec@nydkc.org

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Volume 1, Issue I

Message from the Treasurer By Treasurer Annie Porfido

Hello Mighty New York District! I am Annie Porfido and I am your District Treasurer for the 2012-2013 service year. I am extremely excited to be on the District Board and to be able to serve the New York District Key Club. I hope everyone is doing well and studying hard for their finals and AP exams. The school year is coming to an end but that does not mean Key Club is ending. There is always time to serve the community and hold more fundraising events! If you have difficulty thinking of fundraising ideas, refer to the district website or Key Club international website. Also on the district website is the fundraising report form (FRF) which must be filled out after every fundraising event and sent to me. I will then be able to add the fundraiser onto our District Totals and it will count towards the New York district. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns! I look forward to working with everyone. Yours in the spirit of service, Annie Porfido New York District Key Club Treasurer annieporfido.treasurer@nydkc.org

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Metropolitan Monthly

Volume 1, Issue VII

Metropolitan Monthly

Message from the Editor By Editor Holy Cheong

Hello New York District Key Clubs! I am Holy Cheong and I will be your editor for the 2012-2013 service year. Communication is key. Our district newsletter, The Empire Key, serves to relay important information and updates to clubs in the New York district. It is my job to compile all the information clubs need to have a successful service year. I plan to publish four newsletters, one for each season. But each newsletter cannot be complete without le Service Spotlights and contributions from clubs. What are Service Spotlights? They are articles submitted by a Key Club member describing a Key Club event they participated in. It can be an event that was inspirational or successful or just simply exciting. The significance of the Service Spotlight is so members can be recognized for their hard work, contribution, and activeness in Key Club. After every event, members are encouraged to write about it! These articles must be emailed to me along with pictures. On a side note, there is no argument that Key Club brings laughs and smiles. To honor the jokesters and the unamused in Key Club, I am introducing a joke section in the newsletter. However lame, corny, or actually funny the joke is, email it to me! Please keep it appropriate and nice. Yours in the spirit of service, Holy Jia-ai Cheong New York District Key Club Bulletin Editor

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Message from the Webmaster By Webmaster Barry Lee

Hello New York District Key Club! I am your new District Webmaster, Barry Lee. For those who do not know me, I am a junior at the High School for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at City College. I have been in Key Club for three years, this being my third service year. It is an honor for me to work for the best district in Key Club International. From what I have seen at the first District Board meeting, this will be another great service year. I was the immediate past webmaster of HSMSE Key Club and I am ready to apply my skills obtained as a club officer to the district level to serve you. From the time I was appointed as District Webmaster, I have created email forwarders for the entire board. As of right now, forms are currently being updated one by one so please check them out once they are uploaded. Also, active clubs under each division are updated as well. If you wish to learn more about each member of the District Board, their "About Me's" have been updated and I highly advise that you read them because they are quite interesting. In the near future, I will work on completely redesigning the whole NYDKC website. I am open to suggestions and statements of how things should be reorganized or reordered. I really look forward to hearing from everyone and working with you all! Good luck on AP exams and finals. Yours in the spirit of service, Barry Lee New York District Key Club Webmaster barrylee.webmaster@nydkc.org

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Volume 1, Issue I

Message from the Executive Assistant By Executive Assistant Emily Gicewicz

Hello New York District! How do you feel? My name is Emily Gicewicz and I am one of your Executive Assistant for this service year. I am super excited for another successful service year being able to serve you! I have the honor of helping out our amazing board and being the chair of the Rules and Regulations Committee. I plan on aiding help your board to the best of my ability. I have many goals and ideas I want to implement during my term. None of which can be achieved without all you! I want to educate you on your District and International Bylaws. They are the foundation of our amazing organization and knowing them essential to the functioning of a successful club. If you have a moment in between school and being a good Samaritan, glance through them. Do not let the voluminous pages inhibit you! Here are the links to the District Bylaws http://nydkc.org/board/committees/bylaws and the International Bylaws http:// keyclub.org/Libraries/Governance/Guide_KeyClub_Key_Club_Guidebook_20112012.sflb.ashx. Keep your eyes open concerning a resource to aid you in learning the bylaws. As always if you have questions, please feel free to contact me. Keep doing all the amazing things you to do make our world a better place! Good luck on APs and finals. Yours in spirit of service, Emily Gicewicz New York District Key Club Executive Assistant emilygicewicz.ea@nydkc.org

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Volume 1, Issue I

Message from the Executive Assistant By Executive Assistant Tina Lee

Hello Mighty New York District! This is your Executive Assistant speaking, and I am so excited to work with all of you in the 2012-2013 service year!Let me begin by telling you a little bit about myself. I am currently a junior and I attend the High School for Math, Science, and Engineering at the City College of New York. Throughout my high school career, I was a member, Treasurer, and President of HSMSE's Key Club. As you can see, I have devoted myself to my home club ever since freshman year, and I couldn't be more ecstatic to move a step up and commit myself to the great New York District Key Club.Mother Teresa once said, "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." I think that's kind of what Key Club's mission is. Spreading service everywhere we go. Letting no one ever come to us without leaving happier. It's funny, because most of the time, I'm the one leaving happier. Service is rewarding. It helps others as well as make you feel good. If Key Club stands for caring as a way of life, how could you NOT join it?This year, I plan on doing exactly what every other Key Clubber does: providing service. As one of the Executive Assistants, I will do my best to work diligently with Emily and Governor Daniel in hopes of making a smooth and successful Key Club year! Using my qualifications such as organization, communication, and creativity skills, I will serve as the District Governor's right hand and be always willing and enthusiastic in helping him with anything he needs. Yours in the spirit of service, Tina Lee New York District Key Club Executive Assistant tinalee.ea@nydkc.org

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Leadership Training Conference By Lieutenant Governor Herman Li

Leadership Training Conference for the 2011-2012 year was certainly one that people would be talking about for a long time. This year’s LTC had many experiences that could never be forgotten. First of all a member of our division Daniel Ivan Lin was elected as District Governor! LTC was held from March 20th through April 1st at the Holiday Inn Hotel near Albany. Many activities and workshops were also held LTC. One of them was a large fundraising projects planning that I had attended. Some of the others included Presidents, Public Speaking, and Life after Key Club. The workshops go deeper into what it is to be a Key Clubber and how you can develop these skills to become a better member/officer. The activities were just as helpful and exciting as the workshops. The one that I had remembered the most was the good deeds ice breaker during Playfair. It got everyone moving around and I actually meet a few new people. Overall LTC was a time where all of the Key Clubs could meet each other, create new bonds, while also strengthening ones as well. It is also a time where we remember why we do the things we do in Key Club by remembering the values that we follow.

ICON By Lieutenant Governor Herman Li

Date: July 1at-July 8th Where: Orlando, Florida Leaving Laguardia Airport on July 1st morning Cost: $1300 1st payment due on May 1st ($500) 2nd payment due on June 1st ($800) Make sure to bring atleast $200-300 for food and other things How to Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ICON12 By April 30th What we will be doing: Going to Disney World for the 1st few days then later on to the convention starting on the 5th

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District Projects District Projects I By Lieutenant Governor Herman Li

This year’s goal for fundraising for our District Projects is $200,000.Each month we will be assigning a new charity to be donated to this way all charities will get approximately the same amount of funding without one being an obvious favorite. Kamp Kiwanis - Kamp Kiwanis is a camp designed for kids and teens that come from all different backgrounds. The camp is focused on showing young people their potential through various character and team building activities. Kids partake in social events, bonding experiences and physical activities all designed to give them the time of their lives. The camp is currently located at Taberg, NY and has been operating for over 40 years under the NewYork District Kiwanis Foundation! http://www.kampkiwanis.org/ Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation - The Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation is focused on helping families pay for the treatments that their child received in response to his contraction of Lyme disease because it is not normally covered by insurance companies and it is very costly. It is usually contracted by a tick; the disease is most common in wooded areas, but is not limited to them. http://www.kiwanis-ny.org/lyme/ Local Causes - Local Causes are the projects that you can do in your community! Whether it be collecting money and non-perishables for your local food cupboard, raising money to buy books for the library or cleaning up your town/cities parks; they are the projects that you want to do for your community. ELIMINATE - Kiwanis and UNICEF have made it their goal to eliminate a disease called maternal and neonatal tetanus which is a deadly disease that comes from the earth which mothers can contract while giving birth to her child and can affect both mother and child. Workers for UNICEF go to any length to go to the furthest parts of the world to help treat victims of the disease which is most prominent in third world nations. Since the start of the campaign, it has been eliminated in 25 countries, but remains in 34 around the world. By 2015, Kiwanis and UNICEF would like to see MNT completely eliminated from the world, but in order to do an estimated $110 million will be needed; we are part way there, but strides still need to be made! http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/theELIMINATEproject/home.aspx GOAL- ensure that those who need the most have the fundamental needs (e.g. food, water, shelter, etc.) and that basic rights are met. http://www.goal.ie/

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District Project II By Lieutenant Governor Herman Li

Doctors Without Borders - Doctors Without Borders works towards providing humanitarian activism and relief to countries who are need of assistance. Many of the workers and volunteers of this organization go to any length to see that people, who are in need of medical treatment, are tended to. Currently an international effort, lives are saved everyday because of the amazing medical professionals who go out of their way to help those in need. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/ Alzheimer’s Association - The Alzheimer’s Association works towards finding new treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s; in addition, it provides care and support for Alzheimer’s patients. The Association is currently the world’s largest private, non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s research. http://www.alz.org/ St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital provides care and treatment for children with cancer and other devastating diseases; as well as finding treatments and cures for such diseases. They believe that no child should be denied medical treatment and accept anyone who walks through their doors, no matter their background. While there, patients and their families are treated with loving care to make them as comfortable as possible. http://bit.ly/aQmgJb Front Row Foundation - The Front Row Foundation’s goal is to provide terminally ill patients with front row tickets to their favorite concert, play, or sporting event as a way to have one last happy memory with their friends and family. This experience allows patients to set aside any emotional and physical challenges and just enjoy life. Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center - These are five children’s hospitals within larger general hospitals here in New York. The five locations are in North Shore, Albany and Buffalo and most recently in Rochester and Syracuse. These centers go to exceeding lengths to see that the children who come to them are treated with the greatest care and respect. www.kiwanis-ny.org/kptc.htmGOAL - GOAL focuses on helping those suffering and who are the poorest of the poor. They are a non-denominational, non-governmental, and non-political organization that strives to service the world through humanitarian efforts. They ensure that those who need the most have the fundamental needs (e.g. food, water, shelter, etc.) and that basic rights are met. http://www.goal.ie/

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Governor’s Project

Hello New York District, My name is Daniel Ivan Lin and I am your newly elected District Governor for the 2012-2013 service year. Each year, the District Governor designates what is known as the Governor’s Project, an area or category of service outreach that he or she chooses to focus on for the service year. This year’s Governor’s Project is called “Keys to Accessibility,” which aims to help the elderly and those with disabilities, two extremely important components of our society. The goal for this year’s Governor’s Project is 5,000 service hours and what better than to be able to celebrate this achievement than at the 65th Annual Leadership Training Conference in 2013. Work hard and be creative, but most importantly have fun. I look forward to hearing about your service projects throughout this year. For more information about “Keys to Accessibility,” please visit the district website at www.nydkc.org. Thank you so much! Yours in the spirit of service, Daniel Ivan Lin New York District Governor daniellin.gov@nydkc.org

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Status Chart School/Form

ERF

April MRF

Bronx Science

X

X

DeWitt Clinton

May MRF

X

Fiorello H. Laguardia

H.S. American Studies

H.S. Math Science and Engineering

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Hunter College H.S.

X

X

Stuyvesant

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Spotlight

HSMSE ~ Meals on Heels By HSMSE Editor Stanely Munoz

Another great service day with meals on heels. We worked at the church helping prepare food for the elderly in different ways. The meals on heals menu is always healthy and made so that the elderly can enjoy good food without any serious health risks. Once all the parts of the menu are prepared, we package the food and deliver it to the people. This event is really great because everyone is nice and all the other adults helping to make the meals are very friendly. It is fun to work and converse with them as it seems like these people never have an interesting story that they don’t want to share. Also what I like about this event is that every time I deliver to the elderly, it’s nice to see the smile they have to greet us and how grateful they are. As a whole, meals on heals is a great event to help contribute to the well-being of the elderly and it gives one a taste of how it feels to cooperate with adults and other key clubbers. -Jason Baddoo (Member) It's amazing how with every event that our Key Club participates in, our members continue to show dedication and care. Many joined Key Club initially to complete their set number of hours for graduation, but it has grown to become a significant part of their lives. I am consistently surprised and impressed to see that our members, even though many are still young, carry themselves in a mature way at every event. Making sure to put their own interests aside in order to help the larger cause. While our Key Club is still growing, I am extremely excited for our future.

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Spotlight

Stuyvesant ~ Kiwanis Benefit Dinner By Stuyvesant Editor Wallace Wang

On April 20, Stuyvesant Key Club took part in the Kiwanis benefit dinner. It was located in Chinatown with our Chinatown Kiwani Sandy, as the organizer for the benefit dinner. At this event, we help set up the venue, greeted guests, help distribute packets, sell raffle tickets, and much more. The main cause of this event was Project Eliminate. The main goal of Project Eliminate was to spread information about maternal and neonatal tetanus, and how the Kiwani organization is donating money in order to fight it. In addition to the main cause, there were several performances relative of Chinese culture, and there were dancing balls. Many important figures appeared to support the cause. All in all, it was a fun event for a good cause.

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Activities and Games

Across 3. Division Mascot? 6. Who is the District Governor? 7. What day is ERF due? Down 1. _____ - Our way of Life 2. When is MRF due on each month? 3. White 4. District Mascot? 5. Unwavering Character

Across 3.Panda 6.Daniel 7.Nineteenth Down 1.Caring 2.Seventh 3.Purity 4.Beaver 5.Blue April 2012

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Creative Activities

Who’s that Officer!?

Left to Right: Josh Hill (Division 23 LtG), Grace Lin (Division 8 LtG), Barry Lee (District Webmaster)

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CONTACT INFORMATION New York District Executive Board

Division 11

Governor Daniel Ivan Lin

daniellin.gov@nydkc.org

Lieutenant Governor Herman Li

Secretary Amber Lee AmberLee.sec@nydkc.org

HermanLi.LtG@nydkc.org

Treasurer Annie Porfido

39-65 51st apt 2F Woodside Ny, 11377

annieporfido.treasurer@nydkc.org

Editor Holy Cheong Holycheong.editor@nydkc.org Webmaster Barry Lee barrylee.webmaster@nydkc.org

347-294-9958

Kiwanis Committee RepresentativeCharlotte Owens charlotte.c.owens@gmail.com 646-242-4675

Executive Assistant Tina Lee tinalee.ea@nydkc.org Executive Assistant Emily Gicewicz emilygicewicz.ea@nydkc.org

REMINDERS! Visit the New York District Key Club website at www.nydkc.org Submit articles and pictures of exciting projects from your club to: District Editor Holy Cheong (Holycheong.editor@nydkc.org) Pass on this newsletter to all your friends

Governor Daniel Ivan Lin 2012-2013

NYDKC Division 11 April Newsletter  

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