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In the Spirit of Service

Issue #1

April 2012

Ode to a

Beaver Sara Louie-President Julie Zhou– Vice President Ilan Mandel– Secretary

Jessica Chang– Treasurer Stanley Muñoz– Bulletin Editor Jeff Lee– Webmaster 1


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Table of Contents 1

Cover Page

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Letter from the Editor

Updates ⇒

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Executive Board 2012-2013

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Letter from the President

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New District Board Members

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Leadership Training Conference

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April Events

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Epic Book Drive/Bookmarks!

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Upcoming Events!!

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Key Clubbers of the Month

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Advisor and District News

Congratulations to our new 2012-2013 Executive Board! Congratulations to TWO members in the District Board! Our Epic Book Drive has already filled two boxes! The drive finishes May 18th, so make sure to donate!

Links Our Site: http://hsmsekc.spruz.com/

Twitter:

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Letter from the Editor Hey everyone! My name is Stanley Muñoz and I’m so excited to be your new Bulletin Editor! This is going to be my second year in Key Club and my first time being on the executive board, so we’ve got a whole new year ahead of us! With the start of the new service year comes the induction of a new board who must run our Key Cub. The transition is initially tough, but with time the new board adjusts and prepares for the upcoming service year! In our first month of the 2012-2013 service year our Key Club has already made amazing progress! Most notably, having two of our members join the District Board! It’s great to see that our own club can represent at the district level. But to conclude, the future is looking bright for us. Make sure to send in your articles as project leader and any pictures taken at events! Yours in the spirit of service, Stanley Muñoz Stanley.munoz@gmail.com

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Sara Louie President

Julie Zhou Vice President

Ilan Mandel Secretary

Jessica Chang Treasurer

Stanley Mu単oz Bulletin Editor

Jeff Lee Webmaster

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Letter from the President Hey HSMSE Key Club! How do you feel? I hope you guys are excited for the new service year! I know I am. I love the beginning of service years because they are always filled with a ton of fun events and service projects! This year we’re going to have many more events and projects – and a variety at that! Expect many more in-meeting projects, fundraisers, club events, and opportunities. I hope you’re all excited to get involved! This year we are lucky to have a strong Executive Board with two members directly in the District Board. That means, we’re connected straight to the top and will always be notified right away about new events and news! I hope you all get to know Tina Lee, Executive Assistant, and Barry Lee, District Webmaster, better this year. Hopefully I will get to know you all better as well! Key Club has made such a huge impact in my life and truly means a lot to me. I’ve met some of the greatest friends and experienced the most life changing things thanks to Key Club. As your new president, I promise that I will work to make this HSMSE Key Club’s best year yet! So Key Clubbers, I have only two things to ask of you: stay active and have fun! Always yours in service, Sara Louie

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Congratulations to our new‌ District Executive Assistant!!! Hello HSMSE's Key Club! This is your IP President and K-Family Relations Representative speaking, and as you all may know, District Governor Daniel Ivan Lin appointed me as this year's Executive Assistant along with Emily Gicewicz. I am so excited to be representing our club as well as our division on a district level, and I am even more ecstatic to start working with the rest of the district board in the 2012-2013 service year! It is certainly an honor to be appointed this position because I never saw myself reaching such an important position in my life. Climbing up the leadership ladder has really taught me numerous things including how to communicate and interact with others, set a good example, and ultimately be a great leader. I was also appointed as Conference Chair along with our very own District Webmaster, Barry Lee, so look out for another amazing Leadership Training Conference created by yours truly! Can't wait to work with all of you in the efforts of creating yet another amazing Key Club service year! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me at tinalee.EA@nydkc.org. Yours in the spirit of service, Tina Lee New York District Executive Assistant 2012-2013 New York District Key Club | Key Club International 708.469.9346 | tinalee.EA@nydkc.org

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District Webmaster!!! Dear HSMSE Key Club, How are YOU feeling? As you already know, I have been appointed by Governor Daniel Ivan Lin and approved by the District Board as District Webmaster earlier this weekend. When I received the phone call of congratulations, it was unreal. I was not very confident about my application nor interview, yet I did a great job. It is truly an honor to be working with the most dedicated Key Clubbers in the district. Everyone is motivated, spirited, and ready to work! Even though Tina and I are going to be working on the District level, we will still always be around. We currently serve as committee chairs for the Leadership Training Conference 2013! And I hope to see you all there! Also, because you do not hold a position as a board member, it does not mean you cannot make a change. Take initiative and do whatever you can to get your voice across! Yours in the spirit of service, Barry Lee New York District Webmaster 2012-2013 New York District Key Club | Key Club International 646.593.4666 | barrylee.tech@nydkc.org

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64th Annual Leadership Training Conference!

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Hey Key Clubbers! With the end of the Leadership Training Conference, we greet the beginning of a new service year! This year, Key Club’s 64th Annual New York District Leadership Training Conference, also known as L.T.C., was held in a Holiday Inn at Albany. In this conference, key clubbers from all over New York are given the opportunity to meet each other and become friends through icebreakers and dances. There are also fun workshops that we attend to help us improve our leadership skills. It was also entertaining to see people dress up to match the theme of superheroes. The Leadership Training Conference is great every year, and I encourage all of you to go next year! The new service year always coincides with the spring time. As the weather becomes warmer, there are more service opportunities that are calling for us. We can join other key clubs as they work on awesome projects. As your newly elected Vice President, I am super excited to make this service year the best one ever! I hope that you will all come to our events to support many great charities and causes. Come join the fun, and bring your friends! -Julie Zhou

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Meals on Heels! April 14, 2012 Another great service day with meals on heals. We worked at the church helping prepare food for the elderly in different ways. Once all the parts of the menu are prepared, we package the meals and deliver them to the elderly. 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. -Jason Baddoo

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Earth Day April 21, 2012 Earth Day was held at Grand Central Station in celebration of the ground we walk on! Various booths were set up to educate and entertain the public with eco-friendly activities. It was fun to be outside helping and at the same time learning how to help the earth. The best part was the people we met who all shared a common interest in volunteering, not just for hours but for the good of the community. -Boris Granda

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Vision Walk April 21, 2012 When the 1.8 mile walk started everyone left the Band Shell and that left HSMSE Key Club and Bronx Science Key Club. We had a lot of fun! It was amazing that we were all here and ready to support such an important cause that many aren’t really aware of. -Anik Golder

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Starbucks NYC Community Day of Service April 28, 2012 "Working with the City Parks Foundation, Stuyvesant Square Park has been identified as a park where Starbucks partners and customers volunteering together have the potential to make the greatest impact by painting playground equipment, benches and fences, weeding, spreading wood chips, planting flowers, trees and shrubs, cleaning benches, etc."

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Walk MS April 29, 2012 Walk MS is sponsored by the MS society which fights to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. At the event there were plenty of things to do. Volunteers helped with check in stations as well as assisting EMT with their issues. As the six and three mile walks ended, volunteers manned food distribution as well as the information desk. The event was a generally positive experience and staff members graciously thanked us for our hard work. -Andy Diaz

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March of Dimes

At first there wasn't much to do but after a few minutes boxes needed to be unpacked! We unpacked baby bottles from boxes which we later recycled. After that our work was generally done! All we had left to do was wait and cheer on the walkers. What truly made this event special was that because it was so large, our key club wasn’t the

only club volunteering! As we encountered many different Key Clubbers I realized how important this walk was. In volunteering we were helping the larger goal of the event, preventing premature birth’s and supporting the families of those who do have a premature baby. -Anik Golder

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In-Meeting Bookmark Project! How can you finish a good book if you don’t have a bookmark to keep your place! In light of the Epic Book Drive we started in our school, our club decided to have an inmeeting project where we made bookmarks to donate along with our books.

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Upcoming May Events May 13, 2012 All members, friends, and family are welcome to enjoy the festivities!

May 17, 2012 All members are invited to come to the May divisional with all the Key Clubs in our division!

May 20, 2012 Come volunteer for one of the biggest events of the year! We will be at a checkpoint! If you did not sign up by the March deadline, you can still walk with some of our members!

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Key Clubbers of the Month! Every month, a member who has shown a great amount of commitment and achievement in our club is named key clubber of the month and awarded a Crumbs cupcake for their duties! For the month of April, I am happy to announce that our key clubbers of the month are‌...

Boris Granda and Jason Baddoo!

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Advisor and Committee

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Melissa Rapp Advisor

Janet Nelson Kiwanis Family Relations

Tina Lee Kiwanis Family Relations

Andy Diaz Project Coordinator

District News I'd like to share with you some information that was decided on at the 1st official district board meeting. This year's Governor's Project, Keys to Accessibility, will have a set goal of 5,000 service hours. For District Charities, the goal has been set to 60,000 service hours. In terms of the fundraising goal, the amount has been set to $200,000. The official 2012-2013 District Charities include the following: Kamp Kiwanis, Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation, Kiwanis Pediatric Center, Local Causes, GOAL, Doctors without Borders, Front Row, Alzheimer's Association, and St. Jude's Hospital. -Tina Lee

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