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October 2012 Volume 2, Issue # 6 Volume 2, Issue # 2

Caring – Our Way of Life Newsletter of Independence High School Key Club | Division 12 East | Region 17 | Cali-Nev-Ha District

Message from your vice president Hey Key Clubbers! I hope you had the most amazing month of October! I know I did! From the start to the ends! Starting the month off with UNICEF boxes then going to amazing community service events like Light the Night and Fall Rally North! Not to mention going Trick or Treating on Halloween! Make sure to brush your teeth! C: and don't get cavities! And there are such amazing things to get ready for in November! Like the due date for early registration for College apps for you seniors! It also marks the final push to the end of first semester! Not to mention it is a time to be thankful for everything that we have. It's a time to thank the food that you have to eat, the roof over your head, your friends, and your family. We have a lot of things to be thankful for. I hope you all enjoy the month of November! C: Rachel Tan 2012-2013 Vice President

Message from your class directors Hey, Sixers! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! We hope you had fun dressing up and eating lots of candy. October seemed to fly by so quickly, but it was still an amazing month nonetheless: Homecoming Week, Light the Night, FRN, SF Giants winning the World Series, and still much more to come in November! Good luck to all of you taking the SAT this Saturday! Stephanie Tran & Melody Valdez 2012-2013 Junior Class Directors

Table of Contents

Introduction : Message from your vice president Message from your class director

More About Key Club: Did you know? Miscellaneous

Events: Past events Upcoming events

Resources: Links Contact information

~ Did You Know? ~ Next week is KEY CLUB WEEK! Show your spirit by participating in every day of the week. Monday: Show your K in Every Way Show off your Key Club apparel and come to the senior stage during lunch. Tuesday: Bring a Friend to Key Club & Connect the Ks If you bring a friend to the general meeting, both of you will receive a surprise! There will also be guest speakers from Kiwanis & Circle K. Wednesday: Kudos to Key Players Show your thanks and appreciation to those who made your Key Club experience special. Friday: OUR WAY! Campus beautification with Interact! (after 7th)

~ Miscellaneous ~ Trick or Treat With UNICEF It’s that time of the year again when Key Club partners up with UNICEF to raise money and help children all around the world. This year, the money that we raise will be used to support The Eliminate Project. The eliminate project provides resources to support the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus, a highly preventable disease that takes away the lives of many children and women each year. Not only will you be fundraising for a good cause, but you will also earn some easy hours! For every $5 that you earn, you will be given an hour of community service. *UNICEF boxes are due on Tuesday, November 6th, at the next general meeting.

~ Past Events ~ On October 7th, Key Clubbers woke up early in the morning to set up their water stations for the marathon. At around 8 AM, we were prepared to cheer and hand out cups of water to all of the amazing runners. To make things a little more fun, we even had a little competition over who could hand out the most cups. It was tiring having to wake up so early, but we still had fun, nevertheless. Who knew we would end up having a spirit battle against Santa Teresa’s Super Villains?!

On October 26th, many friends, families, and Key Clubbers met in Downtown San Jose, where they spent their evening walking to support those who are battling Leukemia and Lymphoma. Not only were the streets of San Jose beautiful around that time of the day, but it was also an event that was truly memorable. Seeing the streets crowded with people who supported cancer patients was a heartwarming sight.

Photo Credits: Le Tang (Light The Night Walk) and Peter Wu

On October 27, Key Clubbers from all over Northern California came to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom to raise money for PTP by “purchasing” LTGs & members of the district board in an auction. We also competed against other divisions for the spirit stick, and the 12 East Superheroes (that’s us!) came in second place! The amount of Key Club spirit in the amusement park was overwhelming! After the rally, we went on rides and ate delicious, overpriced food. Despite the heat, it was an awesome day, and we highly encourage you all to attend next year! :D

~ Upcoming Events ~ Recycling When: Tuesdays during 7th period Where: Meet in front of M-54 What: Collect recycling materials from classes and sort the materials Contact: Vivian Wong (vwong & Michelle Banh (

Purple Stride 5K When: Saturday, November 3 Time: 6 AM – 3 PM Where: Discovery Meadow in DTSJ What: Assisting with set up, registration, and breakdown Contact: Kimberly Cao (

Scrapbook Meeting When: Saturday, November 3 Time: 12:30 – 3:30 PM Where: Noble Library What: Announcing the Scrapbook Secretary, choosing an idea, choosing photos Soles4Souls When: October 23rd-November 13th What: Donate shoes to people who don't have shoes all around the world (including U.S., Honduras, Guatemala, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Swaziland, Iraq, Peru, Thailand, etc.). *The shoes must be NEW or GENTLY WORN. A pair of shoes has to be tied together and we also accept half pairs! 1 hour = 2 pairs.

IHS Invitational When: Saturday, November 3 Time: Shift 1: 2:30-5 Shift 2: 4:30-7 Shift 3: 6:30-9 Shift 4: 8-10:30 Where: IHS Big Gym What: Assisting with doors, food, clean up. Contact: Michelle Banh ( & Miranda Lam ( Race against PH 5K When: Sunday, November 4 Time: 7:30 – 11:30 AM Where: Stanford University What: Help at water stations, cheer on the runners, distribute balloons, work in the food area, face paint kids, distribute shirts Contact: Vivian Wong (vwong *CARPOOL PLEASE*

Election Night When: Tuesday, November 6 Time: 6 PM - TBA Where: Registrar of Voters (Berger Drive) What: Assist with loading and traffic control, $50/person! Contact: Jessica Yu ( *MUST BE AT LEAST 16*

Turkey Trot When: Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving morning) Time: 6:15 AM – 12 PM Where: HP Pavilion (299 North Montgomery Street, San Jose, CA 95110 What: Passing out water to the runners Contact: Vivian Wong (vwong *FREE SWEATER!*

Innvision When: Wednesday, November 28 Time: 5 PM – 7 PM Where: Innvision Julian Street Inn (546 West Julian: Corner of Julian/Montgomery, San Jose, CA 95110) What: Serving food to people at the shelter Contact: Darlene Nguyen (

~ Links ~ Independence High School

Division 12 East Superheroes

Cali – Nev – Ha district

~ Contact Information ~ President

Vice President

Jessica Yu

Rachel Tan



Monica Ngo

Melinda To

Bulletin Editor

D12E Lt. Governor

Kimberly Duong

Vanessa Yeh

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