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The Iolian

April 2018 Post– DCLC Edition

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Table Of Contents Meet Your Executives Meet Governor Tyler Swanson……………………………………………………………………..……………….3 Meet Secretary Melis Dik……………………………………………………………………….…………………….4 Meet Statistical Secretary Rubi Zamudio-Rivera …………………………………………..………………….5

Meet Treasurer David Vargas……………………………………………………………………...………………….6 Meet Editor Jenna Meehan……………………………………………………………………………..……………...7 Meet Your International Trustee Emily Rice………………………………………………..…………………..8 Meet Your Lieutenant Governors Divisions 1-5/6…………………………………………………………………..………………………………………...9 Divisions 7– 12……………………………………………………………...…………………………………… 10 & 11 Divisions 13– 20W……………………………………………………………..……………………………….12 & 13

Divisions 20E– 25/27…………………………………………………………………….………………………14& 15 Divisions 26– 33/36………………………………………………………………………..……………………..16 &17 DCLC Recap & Pictures……………………………………………………….………………………………..18 &19 DCLC Award Winners…………………………………………………………..……………………………..... 20-22 Service Project Challenge………………………………………………………………….…………………………….23 Key Leader 2018 Information……………………………………………………………………...………………….24 Governor Tyler’s Travels……………………………...………………………………………………………………...25 Club Spotlight……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….26 At My First DCLC………………………………………………………………………………………………………….27 I-I Captian Farewell………………………………………………………………………………………………………….28

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Meet Your Governor Hello Key Clubbers! I am Tyler Swanson, your Governor for the 2018-2019 service year. I am so excited for this upcoming year and I can't wait to serve you all! First, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I am a junior at Pecatonica High School in Pecatonica, Illinois. I love reading, playing video games, and community service. I have been a member of my schools key club since I was a freshman and I have loved every second of it! This past year I served as the Lieutenant Governor of division 12 and I currently serve as a member representative on my clubs board of officers! (Yes this does seem odd considering I am the Governor and all but bear with me. I will be retired from that in two weeks!) This year I have three major goals: Create new Key Clubs, Create resources for Lieutenant Governors to better serve you, and Create emergency fundraisers for areas struck by natural disaster. I plan to create new clubs by working with Lieutenant Governors, Kiwanis, and our New Club Building Committee to identify which areas are best for club building. I will create new resources for Lieutenant Governors by working with former Lieutenant Governors to create presentations and step by step guides that will help provide training and ideas the current and future Lieutenant Governors can use throughout their terms. Lastly, I plan to create emergency fundraisers for areas struck by natural disaster by working with the district board after a disaster strikes to plan a fundraiser that can be easily implemented and result in the most money for those who need it. The funds raised will be donated to charities working to help people affected by the disaster. We are going to have a great year in the I-I district this year! If you would like to invite me to a club event, ask me a question, or just talk to me, here is my phone number and social media!     

Phone (815) 315-7120 Email: governor@iikeyclub.org Twitter: @TSwan1315 Instagram: tyler_swanson15 Snapchat: mr.swanson21

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Meet Your Secretary Hello, you beautiful people! My name is Melis Dik, and I am currently a junior at Auburn High School in Rockford. Outside of Key Club, I’m involved with NHS, tutoring math, and Model UN (yeah, I’m a nerd). I love reading science fiction and riding rollercoasters. I started my path in Key Club just like anyone else: I joined my freshman year, not knowing what it was. From then on, I was hooked on service. I ran for the position of secretary within my club (after being told I couldn’t run for vice president because I was a sophomore), attended DCLC 2016 and decided I could never run for a district position because caucusing seemed so stressful. The next year, I ran for and won the position of president in my club, attended DCLC 2017, again decided I could never run for a district position, and attended Key Leader (a truly life-changing experience). This year, at DCLC 2018, I ran for the district position I never thought I would be able to run for, and here I am as your 2018-2019 District Secretary! Throughout my term, I plan on upholding servant leadership, a concept I believe encompasses every aspect of this office and the district board. Instead of a traditional leadership pyramid, the servant leader is found at the bottom of the pyramid, supporting the divisions and individual clubs. My term is about all the ways the district board can support you and get to know you! Governor Tyler and I have become close friends over the last year as I was president of my home club and he was the LTG for my division; supporting him as Governor is something I look forward to (in addition to telling him to get some sleep). If you have any questions, email me or text me, and even if you don’t have any questions, feel free to reach out to me! Email: secretary@iikeyclub.org Phone: 815-262-5284 Melis Dik I-I District Secretary 2018-2019

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Meet Your Statistical Secretary Hello there! My Name is Rubi Zamudio-Rivera and I am the new Statistical Secretary for the I-I District! I am currently a Junior at LaSalle-Peru Township High School and I've been a part of Key Club since freshman year. I'm originally from California and moved to Illinois for freshman year.

I’ve become increasingly passionate about serving and about this club throughout those years. In school, I am involved in multiple clubs (Science Club, LEAD, Green Team). If I’m not working, doing homework or doing Key Club stuff, I’m usually napping with my dog (if I'm going to be honest). I love meeting new people and I'm always here as a Stat Sec or just as a friend. My email is statsec@iikeyclub.org and my personal email is rzrxx21@gmail.com. 5


Meet Your Treasurer Hello Key Clubbers!!!

My name is David Vargas, your Illinois Eastern Iowa District Treasurer for the 2018 - 2019 school year. I currently attend Lincoln Way East High School and am a sophomore. I hope you all had an incredible time at DCLC as I did. I am blessed to have meet the people I did at DCLC and can’t wait to meet the rest of you as the year goes on and learn what your goals and dreams are for Key Club.

During my time as I-I Treasurer, I plan to achieve 4 goals: Maintain accurate books, not over budget, get over 80% of all clubs to receive the early bird dues award, and to have fun and exciting fundraisers!. I plan to accomplish my first two goals by looking over our current financials and making sure they are on check and then building off of them. To accomplish the goal of making sure 80% of all clubs receive the early bird dues award, I plan to email and give a heads up when the due dates are coming up so that everyone is aware. For the last and most fun, the fundraisers, I plan to implement my ideas as well as yours so that Key Club can be more diverse in the ways we raise money.

I know that with both of our passions to help others and making the world a better place that we will not only have a year full of accomplishments and excellence, but a fun one as well. I can not wait to get to meet you in person and see how you and I can make an impact together. Until next time.

Yours in service, David Vargas Illinois Eastern Iowa District Treasurer Treasurer@iikeyclub.org

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Meet Your Editor Hello Illinois– Eastern Iowa District Key Clubbers, My name is Jenna Meehan and I am thrilled to be your 2018-2019 Iolian Editor! To tell you an bit more about myself, I am a Junior at Dubuque Senior High School in Dubuque, Iowa. In addition to Key Club I am a member of my school’s newspaper staff, a delegate for Iowa High School Model United Nations and a member of the Dubuque Area Youth Leadership Council. Since I joined Key Club at the start of my Freshman year, I have been able to serve in many offices within amazing organization. As a Freshman, I was elected to the office of Club Editor and I attended my first DCLC. As a sophomore, I was elected to lead Division 15 as their Lieutenant Governor. During my year serving on the District Board, I worked to lead my division, attended International Convention in San Antonio, Texas, and served on the DCLC Committee. On the DCLC Committee, I was able to chair the Service Fair that took place Friday night at Convention. I am so excited to serve you all as Editor this year! I encourage you all to submit to the Iolian to be featured in the Club Spotlight or At My First DCLC. I also encourage you all to participate in the Service Project Challenge and email editor@iikeyclub.org with pictures if you do! Also, this year we are committed to adding the role of Club Editor to clubs across the district. If your club decides to add an Editor to their board, I would be more then happy to explain the position and help to train the newly-elected Editor! I am looking forward to a great year in the I-I District! Yours In Service, Jenna Meehan Iolian Editor

Contact Me: Email: editor@iikeyclub.org

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A Letter From Your International Trustee Hey, I-I Key Clubbers! I’m Emily Rice, your International Trustee for the rest 2017-2018 Key Club year. I'm beyond honored to be working with you all! This year, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity and honor to serve the Illinois-Eastern Iowa, NebraskaIowa, and California-Nevada-Hawaii KIWIN’S districts and work on the Service and International Development and Expansion Committees. With my districts and committees, I've worked to help you, your district board, and Key Club International to achieve their goals. If you have questions, need assistance, or just want to see what's up, feel free to add me on social media with the username emily.h.rice or emilyhrice as well as emailing me at emilyrice.kci@gmail.com. I'm always here to help, so don't hesitate to ask if you need anything! I've loved working with you all so far, so let's make these last few months great! Yours In Service and Friendship, Emily Rice

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Meet Your Lieutenant Governors Division 1– Jessica He Hello! My name is Jessica He and I am excited to be working with you all as District 1’s Lieutenant Governor. I am currently a sophomore at Northside College Prep high school, where I participate in three dances: Chinese Fan Dance, Korean Fan Dance, and Viet Mua. Besides dancing, I like to spend my free time drawing, painting, and playing PC games. I also watch a lot of shows, my favorite being Avatar the Last Airbender(but Game of Thrones is a close second!). A fun fact about me is that one of my goals in life is to hug a three-toed sloth because I love sloths. I want to make the most out of my term as LTG, and I look forward to serving my community and you guys!

Division 3/4– David Binkley Hello everyone my name is David Binkley and I am your new lieutenant Governor for division 3-4. I am a junior at Dixon High School in the city of Dixon, Illinois. I am very talkative, outgoing, and energetic. I love pizza, claw machines, and arcade games. I am also involved in the plays and musicals at my school as lights manager and I am on the pride team at my school. I hope to get to know all of you very well this year so don't be afraid to contact me at all through email (ltg3-4@iikeyclub.org) or shoot me a text (815677-8310).

Division 5/6– Donald Chow Hello everyone, this is Donald Chow and I am your new lieutenant Governor for Division 5/6. I am a junior from Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, Illinois. I love playing soccer and hanging out with my friends in my free time. I enjoy computer programming and science. I also volunteer at the hospital every week with my friend. I hope to get to know you guys soon and feel free to contact me through email( ltg56@iikeyclub.org ) or through phone( 630 915 8679).

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Division 7– Jenna Lasky Hi, my name is Jenna Lasky and I am currently a junior at Glenbrook North high school and the Division 7 Lieutenant Governor. I wanted to start by saying I am so excited to work with the district this year! Some of my hobbies include reading (pretty much anything and everything), talking (nonstop), drawing, and volunteering! I am currently a long term volunteer at my town library and nearby hospital. I'm also a club aficionado -- I am a member of 7 clubs at my school and am on the board for two of them. I think you can guess what one of the two is! As for something out of the ordinary about me... I have an identical twin sister (no, we can't read each others minds) and have a weird obsession with shrimp tempura. I have currently traveled to 12 different countries. My favorite song is probably something by Macklemore. And my biggest pet peeve (how do I choose?) is either having my airplane seat kicked or being honked at while driving... Which happens a lot. Thanks for reading!

Division 8– Dawid Rog

Division 9– Regan TooleHello Key Clubbers! My name is Regan Toole and am the new Lieutenant Governor for Division 9! I am currently a sophomore at York high school. I have been apart of key Club since my freshmen year and it has been my favorite club since then! Key Club is my favorite club because I love all of the amazing opportunities it has to offer and because I love being able to help others! In addition to key club I am involved in my school's tennis and badminton team, best buddies club, economics club, Freshmen mentoring program, and law team. I am also a huge dog lover and Blackhawks fan! All in all I am very grateful to be Division 9's new Lieutenant Governor and I am very excited to work with you all during my term! Also please feel free to contact me if you need help with anything in your club or just want to talk about Key Club! My email is ltg9@iikeyclub.org. 10


Division 10– Natalie BockHey Everyone, I am Natalie and I am the Lieutenant Governor for Division 10. I am currently 16 years old and a Junior at Batavia High School. I am extremely involved in Key Club as this is my third year. Previously I served as my club Sophomore Rep. and Editor. Besides Key Club, I enjoy playing various instruments and I am apart of my school's Link Crew. In my free time I love to spend time with my friends and family as well as being active outdoors! I am so excited for the upcoming term and meeting a lot of you! I can't wait to see what the next year brings! (I am the one on the left!) Division 11– Marco Gomez Hello everyone! My name is Marco Gomez, and I’ll be your Division 11 LTG for the 2018-2019 term! A little about myself: I’m a junior attending Marian Central Catholic High School. Other than Key Club, I’m a part of the Junior Statesmen of America, I’m on the council for the Marian Mentor Program, a HOBY alumnus and volunteer, and I plan to run for student council my senior year. I’m a huge Bears fan, and I am obsessed with shoes and clothing (I’m a hypebeast, and proud of it). Despite it only being my first year in Key Club, I fell in love with it and the people in it. I am beyond excited to be on this year’s board, and am greatly looking forward to working with you guys! Here’s to a great year! (P.S. I’m the one in the middle) Division 12– Eli Lowry Hello I-I District Key Clubbers! And especially those in division twelve. I am Eli Lowry, lieutenant governor of division twelve and I am excited to serve alongside all of you this Key Club year. I go to Auburn High School in Rockford and joined Key Club my Freshman year. I love Key Club because of all the amazing people that are a part of it and because of the service opportunities. At school, I am also involved in JROTC and am a staff officer. Outside of school, I am on an FRC robotics team, 2039, Rockford Robotics. I love all animals, especially the less fortunate ones. And I often lose my train of thought (as I just did). I am very excited to work with all of you and see what we as a district will accomplish this year. Overall, I love Key Club and the people in it. Don't hesitate to contact me, for Key Club or otherwise. I would love to help in any way I can or just get to know you! Email: ltg12@iikeyclub.org Phone: (815) 217-8345 11


Division 13– Kortney Marsh Hello my name is Kortny Marsh and I’m your Division 13 LTG! Besides Key Club, I literally do nothing else extracurricular after school. Call that commitment, am I right? I do, however, love to bowl with my friends, go to the movies 2+ times a week, and eat excessive amounts of fast food while I’m at it! Also outside of Key Club, I love to volunteer at my local animal shelter because, honestly, I’m a huge animal lover. When I grow up I plan on becoming a veterinarian, or maybe something even cooler like a zoo keeper. For now, though, I am super excited and honored to be serving as a LTG and I cannot wait to serve not only my division, but the whole district. Working at this level to help so many people is an honor. If you happen to see me at out and about in the world, especially at a Key Club sponsored event like ICON or Key Leader, please stop me and say hi. I would love to meet you! Thank you, and yours in service, Kortny Marsh.

Divison 14– Ben Keierleber Hi everyone! I’m Ben Keierleber, a Junior at Sycamore High School, and Division 14’s Lieutenant Governor for the upcoming year! Since joining Key Club as a Freshman, I’ve grown to enjoy it more with each event or meeting I’ve attended. One of my biggest regrets is not becoming an officer or board member sooner. Aside from Key Club, I love baseball, basketball, and all other sports. I also really like roller coasters and have ridden a lot of them! I can’t wait for a great year and am super excited to serve on this awesome board!

Division 15– Olivia Kruse Hello I-I District! My name is Olivia Kruse and I am excited to serve you as the next Division 15 Lieutenant Governor! I am currently a Junior at Dubuque Senior High School, and before becoming Lieutenant Governor I served my school's club as the Treasure and Vice President. Besides Key Club, I am involved in soccer, cross country, band, and World Language club. I am super excited to serve on the district board this year! With getting to meet almost everyone at DCLC, I believe this year is going to be great! I am beyond honored to be serving with an amazing group of leaders and hope to contribute as much as I can to better our district! I can't wait to make this year amazing with you all!

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Division 16– Suzette Gonzalez Hey there I-I Key clubbers! My name is Suzette Gonzalez (I’m wearing the green shirt) and I am currently a sophomore at Muscatine high school (Go Muskies!). I am beyond excited to be serving you as your 2018-19 District 16 Lieutenant Governor. This is my first year in Key club & it had been nothing but good times with great people. I am also involved in Model UN, Environmental club, Teen library Committee and UNICEF. I spend my time either in a book, soccer, hiking, sleeping, or volunteering or with my youth group. Currently I am obsessed with prison break, dexter, Atypical, That 70’s show, The office and The blacklist. I’m ready to take on what this term has to bring :)

Division 17– Will Sammons My name is Will Sammons and I am beyond excited to be the Division 17 LTG. Even though I am an LTG, this year is my first year in Key Club. My club pulled me in at the beginning of the year and it was been a fantastic year so far. Beyond Key Club I am also involved in my schools Student Council, Marching Band, Madrigal Chorus, Honors Band, Jazz Choir and Musical. If you are from my division (Alleman, Geneseo, United Township, Kewanee, Rock Island, Mercer County or Weathersfield) and have any questions for me, please email me at ltg17@keyclub.org. I look forward to a fantastic year with my division.

Division18/19– Brianna German Hi, my name is Brianna German and I am the lieutenant governor of division 18/19. I am currently a junior at Galesburg High School. I have been in Key Club all three years and was president of my club this year. I am also involved in the school newspaper, interact, yearbook and the school dance team. I can’t wait to meet all my clubs at Fall Leadership Rallies and I look forward to a great year as ltg!

Division 20W-Nellie Mitchell Hello, Key club I am the lieutenant governor of 20w division. A Junior at Quest Charter Academy. I first heard about Key club freshman year not expecting what would happen. Our club didn't have a treasure, so I admittedly ran for the position and go it. I was absolutely amazed at all the projects that our club did and how involved the students were in the club. I also do track and field and robotics. I love art with a passion and animals. My goal is to make bigger service projects and getting students more involved. I'm looking forward to making my clubs and others to be stronger as a whole. 13


Division 20E-Kiara Hackett Hello!! My name is Kiara Hackett, and I’m the Lieutenant Governor for Division 20E. I am currently a junior at Metamora Township High School and have been an active member in Key Club since my freshman year. I really enjoy volunteering, and I truly believe that community service is one of the most important things in life. Helping others is what makes the world a stronger place because we are all here as one humanity. We should always offer a helping hand, be a leader, and act selflessly as Gandhi did! “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” - Gandhi I am super excited for this year full of Key Club adventures, and I hope that you all are too! I can’t wait to contribute to an organization that I am so passionate about in a bigger way during my term. Let’s get our feet wet and try new things for this organization! With all of you, I’m ready to make the 2018-2019 Key Club year so bright that we need to put shades on!

Division 21– Hanna Darbro Hey I-I District! My name is Hannah Darbro, I am the Lieutenant Governor for Division 21 and a junior at Plainfield Central High School. When I’m not at school you can find me hiking, traveling, or getting ready for my next adventure. I also work at an arts & craft store and write for my school's student newspaper, The Fielder! This is my second year on the District Board so for this term I want to focus on participating in more volunteer events with the clubs in my division and encourage them to apply for grants to help fund their awesome service projects! In addition, I hope to increase attendance at Divisional Council Meetings and improve my own time management skills. I can’t wait to work alongside you all this year, feel free to email me (ltg21@iikeyclub.org) if you have any questions or you just want to say hello!

Division 22N– Ananya Kommalapati Hello everyone! My name is Ananya Kommalapati, and I am your Lieutenant Governor for District 22N during the 2018-2019 academic year! I am currently a sophomore at Normal Community High school. Other than Key Club, I am involved in Future Business Leaders of America, Speech Team, Student Council, Class Board, and more. Outside of school, I love to volunteer and give back to the community in any which way I can! Although I am only a sophomore, I believe that together, as District 22N, we can accomplish all the goals set forth for us! I am eager to get to know all of you while representing our district at board meetings! Let's make this year a good one! 14


Division 22S– Haleigh Flaherty Hi, My name is Haleigh Flaherty, I am the new LTG of 22 South. I am currently a freshman at Heyworth High School. I guess you could say I like to be involved. I play JV Basketball, Varsity Golf, I am the Freshman class Treasurer, I am in Art Club and of course Key Club! When I get my rare free time, I love to spend it hanging with friends or binge watching Netflix (most likely Grey's Anatomy or Vampire Diaries). I am also a huge Cubs fan (go cubbies). My favorite places are the busiest cities or the woods. I am super excited for this new position and year, see ya!!

Division 23– Abbie Caskey Hello Key Clubbers! My name is Abigail Caskey and I am the new Lieutenant Governor for Division 23. I am a sophmore at Lincoln Way West highschool. Though this is only my first year being a part of this club, I have enjoyed every moment of it. I am also involved in F.C.A., Skills USA, Key Club, and Environmental Action Club. I also tale part in summer camps at Purdue university for women in engineering. I love to play softball and I snowboard in the winter. I am always here to help and answer any questions that may come along through the year. I look forward to having a great year of helping and serving our community. My email is ltg23@iikeyclub.org if you ever need to get a hold of me.

Division 24– Shannon Paton My name is Shannon Paton and I am the Lieutenant Governor Elect of Division 24. In March at DCLC, I will be installed as your Lieutenant Governor for the 2018-2019 service year. I am so excited to be working individually with each of your clubs. If you have any further questions feel free to contact me! My phone number is 815-822-0636 or email me at ltg24@iikeyclub.org

Division 25/27– Andrew Diep Hi my name is Andrew Diep, and I am the Lieutenant Govenor for division 25/27. I am very excited to serve my division because key club has been something I've always been passionate about. I am currently a Sophomore at Centennial High School. I am involved in Math Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society, and Student Council. I am also involved in Soccer, and I play the violin. I've been playing the violin for 7 years, and I recently just picked up soccer again. I love watching TV, name a show I have most likely seen it. In my term, I look forward to meeting a lot of new people and starting to be more active in my community. 15


Division 26– Chaselyn Himes Hello key clubbers! My name is Chaselyn Himes and I am the lieutenant governor for division 26! I am thrilled to be apart of the key club board this year! I am a sophomore at Mattoon High school. I love to run, throw discus and shot put, and I enjoy hanging out with my friends. I also love walking dogs at my local animal shelter, and spending time with my puppy. I do track and cross country and I devote a lot of time to my school work and to key club, as well as other clubs I am involved in. I love key club because I truly enjoy doing community service and helping others. I am also involved in student council, NHS, and freshman mentoring. If you have any question my email is ltg26@iikeyclub.org ! Have a great day!

Division 28/29– Vidula Srinivasen Hi everybody! My name is Vidhula Srinivasan and I am currently a sophmore at Glenwood High School, in Chatham IL. I am the Lieutenant Governer for Division 28/29 which mostly consists of schools in the central IL region. Outside of Key Club, I play school and club tennis, am a class officer, and compete on my school math team. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, playing the saxaphone, baking, and traveling. During my term, I hope to work with people from different clubs and spread my passion for service by promoting clubs to work together and developing new service projects. Key club is an organization that I am extremly fortunate to be a part of and I want other students to feel the same way! I look forward to working with everybody!

Division 30– Lily Russel Hi I-I District! My name is Lily Russell and I am the (very) new lieutenant governor for Division 30! I am a Junior at North Mac High School. I am so very happy and excited for this upcoming year, and I have a ton of goals planned. Besides joining key club last year, my sophomore year, I am also in scholastic bowl, student council, science club, drama club, and Spanish club. In my free time, I love listening to music, especially Kpop. I also enjoy reading, writing, and drawing both in school and out. I’m your average and busy high schooler who just so happens to be in key club. (I’m on the left by the way!) Peace out! 16


Division 31/34– Grace Roerick Hello key clubbers! My name is Grace Roerick and I am the new Lieutenant Governor for district 31/34. I am a junior and I go to Belleville West High School. Key Club became a huge part of my life sophomore year and shortly after falling in love with the club, I ran for president and won! Being a president showed me that Key Club is more than just volunteering but it is also about leadership and building the leaders of America today! Along with Key Club, my second priority is lacrosse. Lacrosse and key club are huge parts of my life as well as spending time with my friends and Family. I am very excited to start this term as Lieutenant Governor and cannot wait to help serve my fellow members of the K Family!

Division 33/36– Autumn Reed Hello! My name is Autumn Reed and I'm the new Lieutenant Governor of division 33/36. I'm a Junior at Murphysboro High School and I'm currently 17 years old. I love music, movies, and talking. Outside of Key Club I'm a beta member, GSA officer, and National Honors Society event coordinator. Key Club has by far been the best thing I've ever been a part of, whether it's stuffing Easter eggs or working on the toy coat food drive its always a great time with great friends. If you ever need to contact me my number is (618) 201-5298 and my email is ltg3336@iikeyclub.org. Feel free to message me anytime and I hope to continue helping our communities this year! Thank you!

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DCLC 2018 DCLC 2018 was an amazing time! With the theme of “Key Camp” the I-I District broke out their flannels and gathered around the campfire to celebrate a great year of service! We hope you all join us at DCLC 2019 to have s’more fun with clubs across the district!

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2018 ILLINOIS-EASTERN IOWA DISTRICT CONVENTION AWARD WINNERS LIST CUNAT INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP-$1000.00: SARA WARD, PEORIA NOTRE DAME JARED DUTKO, WOODLAND I-I DISTRICT KIWANIS SCHOLARSHIP-$1,000.00 ELIZABETH BAER, LIMESTONE EMMA HARRIS, STREATOR HIMMEL/SMITH/McCONNELL DISTINGUISHED LT. GOVERNOR: GRACE TULLEY, DIVISION 9 ROBERT F. LUCAS OUTSTANDING LT. GOVERNOR AWARDS: NIA ROBINSON, DIVISION 1 GRACE TULLEY, DIVISION 9 TYLER SWANSON, DIVISION 12 JENNA MEEHAN, DIVISION 15 BROOKE MCCORMICK, DIVISION 20 EAST ASHTON STIPP, DIVISION 24 SYDNEY STAUFFER, DIVISION 31/34 I-I DISTRICT SANDY NININGER AWARD: SAUL OCAMPO LANDA, MUSCATINE PAYTON/BLUNT/KAY OUTSTANDING FACULTY ADVISOR: MATTHEW JORDAN, LINCOLN WAY EAST PAYTON/BLUNT/KAY OUTSTANDING KIWANIS ADVISOR: LISA DEWITT, SYCAMORE DISTINGUISHED CLUBS-DIAMOND LEVEL: DIVISION 13-BYRON DIVISION 14-SYCAMORE DIVISION 24-STREATOR DIVISION 28/29-WAVERLY DIVISION 33/36-MURPHYSBORO DISTINGUISHED CLUBS: DIVISION 9-BATAVIA DIVISION 12-PECATONICA DIVISION 20 EAST-LIMESTONE DIVISION 20 EAST-METAMORA DIVISION 21-PLAINFIELD NORTH DIVISION 23-LINCOLN WAY EAST DIVISION 24-WOODLAND DIVISION 31/34-BELLEVILLE WEST 20


JAMES R. HALL ACHEIVEMENT AWARDS (BASED ON ACHEIVEMENT REPORT SCORES): BRONZE (35 OR FEWER MEMBERS): 1ST PLACE: BYRON, DIVISION 13 2ND PLACE: WAVERLY, DIVISION 28/29 3RD PLACE: STREATOR, DIVISION 24 SILVER (36-60 MEMBERS): 1ST PLACE: PLAINFIELD NORTH, DIVISION 21 2ND PLACE: COLLINSVILLE, DIVISION 31/34 3RD PLACE: CANTON, DIVISION 20 EAST GOLD (61-85 MEMBERS): 1ST PLACE: SYCAMORE, DIVISION 14 2ND PLACE: BELLEVILLE WEST, DIVISION 31/34 3RD PLACE: DIXON, DIVISION 13 PLATINUM (86 MEMBERS AND UP): 1ST PLACE: MURPHYSBORO, DIVISION 33/36 2ND PLACE: METAMORA, DIVISION 20 EAST 3RD PLACE: BATAVIA, DIVISION 10 SINGLE SERVICE AWARDS (BEST SINGLE PROJECT BY A CLUB): BRONZE (35 OR FEWER MEMBERS): 1ST PLACE: LIMESTONE, DIVISION 20 EAST 2ND PLACE: WAVERLY, DIVISION 28/29 3RD PLACE: HARLEM, DIVISION 12 SILVER (36-60 MEMBERS): 1ST PLACE: PLAINFIELD NORTH, DIVISION 21 2ND PLACE: MUSCATINE, DIVISION 16 3RD PLACE: PEORIA HEIGHTS, DIVISION 20 WEST GOLD (61-85 MEMBERS): 1ST PLACE: SYCAMORE, DIVISION 14 2ND PLACE: BELLEVILLE WEST, DIVISION 31/34 PLATINUM (86 MEMBERS AND UP): 1ST PLACE: MURPHYSBORO, DIVISION 36 2ND PLACE: BATAVIA, DIVISION 10 3RD PLACE: MARIAN CENTRAL CATHOLIC, DIVISION 11 KCI MAJOR EMPHASIS AWARDS (OVERALL PROJECTS AFFECTING CHILDREN): 1ST PLACE: MURPHYSBORO, DIVISION 33/36 2ND PLACE: MARIAN CENTRAL CATHOLIC, DIVISION 11 3RD PLACE: BATAVIA, DIVISION 10

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SCRAPBOOK, NON-TRADITIONAL:

1 PLACE: MCHENRY WEST, DIVISION 11 2 PLACE: MURPHYSBORO, DIVISION 33/36 3 PLACE: WOODLAND, DIVISION 24 ST

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SCRAPBOOK, TRADITIONAL: 1 PLACE: STREATOR, DIVISION 24 2 PLACE: BATAVIA, DIVISION 10 3 PLACE: LIMESTONE, DIVISION 20 EAST ST

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DISTRICT PROJECT-KIWANIS SPASTIC PARALYSIS FOUNDATION:

HIGHEST TOTAL CONTRIBUTION: 1 PLACE: BATAVIA 2 PLACE: MURPHYSBORO 3 PLACE: METEA VALLEY ST

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GREATEST DONATION PER MEMBER: 1 PLACE: BATAVIA 2 PLACE: LINCOLN WAY WEST 3 PLACE: KEWANEE TALENT: ST

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1 PLACE: DANIELLE LATTANZIO, VIOLIN, MARIAN CENTRAL CATHOLIC 2 PLACE: EMILY BONE, PIANO, COLLINSVILLE 3 PLACE: KATE ALEXANDER & LIBBY MILLER, DANCE, PECATONICA ST

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ORATORICAL: 1 PLACE: AMBER CURTIS, BELLEVILLE WEST 2 PLACE: JESSICA GALLISON, ROCHELLE 3 PLACE: KALI MORENI, RICHWOODS ST

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T-SHIRT 1 PLACE: STREATOR 2 PLACE: COLLINSVILLE 3 PLACE: CANTON ST

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ELIMINATE CONTRIBUTIONS: HIGHEST OVERALL: 1 PLACE: CARBONDALE 2 PLACE: HEYWORTH 3 PLACE: METAMORA ST

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HIGHEST PER MEMBER: 1 PLACE: GOVERNOR FRENCH 2 PLACE: HEYWORTH 3 PLACE: TUSCOLA ST

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Service Project Challenge The I-I District has pledged to raise $2,000 to donate to the Florida District of Key Club International’s Scholarship Fund to honor the Key Club members who lost their life in February 14th, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The I-I District challenges clubs across the district to raise money for this cause by hosting a bake sale. If we all pitch in, we should be able to easily reach our goal! Additionally, you will have a chance to be featured in the Iolian and to receive an award at DCLC 2019 for your participation! You can donate by going to this link: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/msds/ You can donate at any time, however, this Service Project Challenge will run until June 1st. By June 1st please email editor@iikeyclub and governor@iikeyclub with the amount you raised and pictures that can be included in the Iolian. This will ensure that your donation is tracked to receive the award at DCLC and that your club is featured in the Iolian’s June Issue. II-I District, If we all pitch in, we can do it!

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Key Leader 2018 Who? Students (Key Clubbers and non– Key Clubbers) from grades 8– 12

What? A weekend leadership experience that focuses on servant leadership and character development

When? May 4th– 6th 2018 Where? Great Oaks Camp in Lacon, IL ( near Peoria) Why? To grow as a leader, make new friends and create unforgettable memories

Cost? $250 including food, lodging, t-shirt, curriculum, program and supplies ( Ask your local Kiwanis Club for funding!)

Questions? Contact Jennifer Stauffer at jstauffer@bths201.org Register at www.keyleader.org by April 22nd, 2018

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Governor Tyler’s Travels Hey Key Clubbers! Over the past month I have had the chance to visit four amazing clubs: Pecatonica, Rockford Auburn, Lasalle-Peru, and Downers Grove South! Pecatonica was my first "visit" as they are my home club and I attend every meeting but nevertheless we had a blast telling everyone about all the fun times we had at DCLC and planning upcoming service projects! My second visit was at Lasalle-Peru's officer installation banquet! Together we dined on some wonderful food brought in by various club members, celebrated the awards the club had earned at DCLC and congratulated the new officers as they were installed to their positions. I also got to hang out with our district Statistical Secretary Rubi Zamudio-Rivera and our New Club Building South Chairman Ashton Stipp! I had a great time meeting everyone and I wish the new officers the best of luck as they assume the duties of their position! Just a couple days after visiting Lasalle-Peru, I ventured out to visit Rockford Auburn Key Club for one of their weekly meetings. I got to speak about my plans for the year as well as chat with some members who had been at the convention. I also got to spend time with our district Secretary Melis Dik!

My last visit was a trip to Downers Grove South Key Club for their annual Mustang Trot 5k! This year they were donating all proceeds to a charity called Lungevity: a charity dedicated to funding lung cancer research. In the end, they had raised $3000 for Lungevity. Fantastic job guys! As Governor I believe it is important that I know all of the clubs and members that I serve each day. That's why I want to visit as many of you as possible! If you would like me to visit your club for an event, send me an email at governor@iikeyclub.org. If you schedule a visit, your club will receive the Governors visit award at next years DCLC!

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Club Spotlight : Lake Community Key Club collected 87 books as part of a holiday-time book drive to benefit Bernie’s Book Bank, which serves at-risk children in the Chicagoland area. Key Club President Tara Erickson called the book drive a “great opportunity” to team with a local organization to offer assistance close to home. Club members held the drive the week after Thanksgiving break. The school community submitted their donations of primarily children’s books — though Bernie’s will accept donations of new or gently used books for all ages — in bins in the ILC. To throw a little urgency into the mix, Key Club challenged the classes to duke it out by bringing in the most books. The juniors won! Key Club is a student club based on service. They organize and carry out one or two service projects each semester. In addition to the book drive this fall, they held a bake sale in October and donated the proceeds to Lake County Haven, which assists homeless women and children. They also made dog toys out of t-shirts, which they plan to donate to a local animal shelter, Erickson said.

This spring, they plan to make blankets for the Village of Victory Lakes, an assisted living center in Lindenhurst. Club members also will volunteer to work concessions for Lakes athletic events and donate the proceeds to a to-be-determined cause. The annual Pop Tab Challenge is scheduled for March, too. Erickson said students are invited to attend Key Club’s meetings on Mondays after school in C208A. Other officers include Vice President Bella Sondrol, Secretary Kaylee Paxton, and Treasurer Jack Falcus. The club is sponsored by Michelle Curtis. Follow them on Twitter @keyclub_lchs. Article taken with permission from Lake Community High School’s Website

http://www.chsd117.org/lchs/read/focus-on-service From Left to Right: Back Row--Jack Falcus (10th grade), Ashton Craven (10th grade), Taylor Primack (9th grade), Sara Lunkenheimer (9th grade), Kaylee Paxton (10th grade), Bella Sondrol (10th grade), Urvi Patel (10th grade), Brooke Cribb (10th grade), Tara Erickson (12th grade) Front Row--Aalap Shah (9th grade), Tempest McKenzie (11th grade), Aaron Kite (9th grade), Shawn McIntire (9th grade), Saloni Shah (10th grade)

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At My First DCLC By: Olivia Kruse, Dubuque Senior High School When I first started Key Club my freshman year of high school, I frequently came across the term “DCLC”. Giving little attention, I figured it was an event for those of higher position, and not for people like myself with a membership status. As my first year of Key Club came to an end, I decided that this club was definitely something I wanted to be a part of, and something I wanted to further my involvement in. As soon as I realized that DCLC is meant for every single Key clubber, I decided that it was definitely something I wanted to attend. The 2018 District Convention and Leadership Conference was held in Springfield Illinois, at the Crowne Plaza. When I first walked into the towering building I was hazed with disbelief. I never realized the amount of people involved in this club. There were Key Clubbers everywhere, and each club was distinguished with a different club shirt. My ears rang with laughter. Everyone was smiling. While taking a look at the service fair, my mind was filling up with new information that I could bring back to my club. The opening ceremony was filled with wonderful speakers, and I just couldn’t get enough of the welcoming atmosphere! I enjoyed getting to meet people that were as interested in giving back to the community as I am. Listening to the caucusing and having conversations with those running for a district position was highly interesting. It still blows my mind how large this club actually is! The more I involved myself, the less nervous I got. The mini presentations were wonderful, and the food was scrumptious. I could help asking myself, “Why didn’t I come last year?” When Sunday rolled around, I was very upset that this experience had to end. Watching all of the district officers retire made me emotional, yet I couldn’t help getting excited to start my term as Lieutenant Governor. Going to DCLC opened my eyes to see how big this club actually is. It allowed me to meet new people that I will forever call my friends. This opportunity is definitely one I will remember for the rest of my life, and I am definitely already look forward to next years!

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I-I Captain thanks you for reading the Iolian!

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The Iolian April 2018  

The Iolian is the official publication of the I-I District of Key Club International. Read the April 2018 issue to meet your 2018-2019 Distr...

The Iolian April 2018  

The Iolian is the official publication of the I-I District of Key Club International. Read the April 2018 issue to meet your 2018-2019 Distr...

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