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Official Newsletter of Key Club Jamaica District
In this Issue!
Volume 1 Issue 3
DST' Message Meet the District Administrative Did you know? Children’s Miracle Network Time Management ICON 2012 Youth Opportunities Fund Meet the New LG Reminders and Upcoming events Check list and Optical Illusions
District Secretary-Treasurer’s Address Hello Friends! It certainly is a pleasure to address you once again in what is undoubtedly the BEST season in world history, Back to School. It is always an overwhelming feeling to return to school after months, to begin challenging our minds in advanced work and to test our skills of balancing school work, extra-curriculars and our passion for serving others. Assuming your sentiments are the same, I encourage you therefore to try not to get too caught up with your friends, balance your time, stick to your schedule of activities and remember not to leave your Key Club deadlines for the last minute. Many LGs have been inactive during the summer; hibernating I suppose. The season is NOW and we expect that you begin expending your stored energy on becoming an LG with a face. We made a promise to our divisions, to be the best district officers that ever sat in the position we hold. As you expect a fulfillment of their promise from our teachers so too should you fulfill your promise to your district. Let’s Go!
Meet the District Administrative
Assistant District Administrator
DLGE Navara Dennis
DS Karen Sinclair-Lym
DLG Humphrey Taylor
Zone Coordinators Division 23W
DLG Gerthlyn Holman
None decided at present
VP Molcary Robbinson
Did You Know? Source: Key Club International website
Suggestions for Faculty and Kiwanis Advisors The purpose of this bulletin is to assist you, as an advisor, in your job with Key Club. In these pages you will find fundamental material that will explain your basic function and responsibilities, not only to the Key Club, with which you work, but to the high school administration and to the sponsoring Kiwanis club. Key Club International has published a manual for faculty advisors. A copy is mailed to each club in the spring. This manual outlines the roles and responsibilities of the advisor and provides a great deal of information about the organization and its function. The Guidebook also is an invaluable tool in which to find pertinent information about Key Club and how it functions. If your club does not have a Guidebook in its files, contact the Key Club International Office. The role of a faculty or Kiwanis advisor is an important one. You will be called on to give of your time, your energy, and your enthusiasm. Because of your dedication and commitment, students will be provided with a valuable tool to become better leaders and also be provided with an organization with which to serve their home, school, and community. Faculty Advisor Responsibilities To the school and principal: Make certain that all Key Club projects and fund-raising activities are acceptable to the school and are in accord with regulations. Ascertain that Key Club Bylaws are always in keeping with school regulations that govern student organizations. See to it that the financial records of the Key Club are kept in accordance with standard procedure for student groups. Work with the advisors of other student groups in forming a possible joint service project to promote a cooperative spirit in the school. Seek to bring a â€œKey Club Understandingâ€? to all members of the administration and faculty. To the Key Club membership: Attend all regular meetings and all Board meetings. Assist the Key Club in obtaining meeting room space for regularly scheduled club and Board meetings. Assist in securing additional members for the club through contacts with other faculty members and students. Help obtain proper and adequate publicity for Key Club in school publications.
Did You Know?
Seek ideas and suggestions for Key Club service projects from the faculty, the administration, and other groups. Help maintain discipline as needed. In many instances, the faculty advisor can do more in the school for Key Club than can be done by the sponsoring Kiwanis club, because you are already an accepted member of the school community. You are in a position to be more familiar with school regulations and resources available. To the sponsoring Kiwanis club: Discuss Key Club problems with the Kiwanis advisor, perhaps away from Key Club meetings, on a regular basis. Reach a mutual understanding with the Kiwanis advisor regarding proper sharing of responsibility for guidance, training, and supervision. Be thoroughly familiar with all available Key Club literature. Attend Key Club conventions and training conferences whenever possible to share ideas with other faculty members and Kiwanians. Do not become overloaded with details. Do not do what the Key Club members should do for themselves. Do not hesitate to make certain that Key Club members are doing what they should be doing. Become a part of the Kiwanis family. Become interested in Key Club and Kiwanis.
Children’s Miracle Network Source: Children’s Miracle Network website
Kiwanis International and their many service programs, including Key Club International, continue to raise the bar in fundraising. Kiwanis International was the first association based sponsor of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, joining the charity as a partner in 1982. Key Club and the many other arms of Kiwanis joined later on as they became recognized programs of Kiwanis. In 1997, Key Club made Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals an official charity of choice for their members to support.
Creating Real Miracles by raising funds for local hospitals We touch the lives of more children and their families than any other children’s charity. Whether they suffer from common childhood afflictions like asthma and broken bones, or fight bigger challenges like birth defects or cancer, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids each year. These kids aren’t in faraway countries or from opposite sides of the nations— they’re in your community. They may be your own children. Every year, we identify a child with a remarkable medical story from each state. These ―Champions‖ serve as the face for the millions of children treated at our hospitals every year. Our Champions and their families travel to Washington, D.C., and Orlando, Fla. each year to highlight the vital work of children’s hospitals.
Time Management Source: Time Management 101
Time Management A famous anonymous quotation states, “You are either on the way or in the way. The world will not wait.” Often you can get so caught up in everyday routines and clutter, that it can be overwhelming. Our society is growing and moving at a rapid pace. How can anyone keep up? With various strategies implemented in everyday activities, you can develop a healthy, organized lifestyle. Time management is using one of the most precious resources you have – TIME – in ways that are more rewarding to you.
To effectively manage your time, you need to: Be aware of how you spend your time each day. Set priorities so you know what’s important and what’s not. Establish goals for yourself, including personal and school aspirations. Develop habits to get what you want out of life. Time management clearly means managing yourself: take time to make time. You will be able to get more done and have the freedom to do more of the things you want. Managing time is a tool you need to succeed in school and beyond.
By managing your time, you can: Feel less pressured with deadlines or heavy schedules. Be more in control of your life through decisions on how to use your time. Feel better about yourself, since managing your time puts you at your full potential. Do more, so you can participate in activities important to you and spend less time catching up on things, Have more energy for things you want or need to get done. Succeed more easily because you will know what it is you want to do and what you need to do to achieve it. After you evaluate the purpose and reason you need to manage your time, it is time to take a test. What kind of time manager are you? Answer the following questions to discover what aspects in your life need time managing.
Did I do everything I had to do? Was I rushed for time to get things done? Did I meet all deadlines? What personal habits kept me from achieving my goals? At what time of day was I most productive? Least productive?
In developing your time management skills, it is pertinent to set priorities. What is important to you? What is not important to you? What do you have to do versus what do you want to do? These questions should all be taken into consideration when setting priorities. By creating a list prioritizing your duties, you can discover what needs to be completed in a timely fashion. These priorities can then be developed into goals. List your goals on paper of what you want to accomplish. Keep in mind that your goals can change, but that is okay if they do. Make sure that goals you set are ones you consider important. Planning is the key to an effective time management – and a successful future. By planning your day, week, and month, it saves you time and effort. You will be better able to solve problems quickly, make decisions, avoid frustration, keep from getting bogged down in day-to-day tasks, handles crises, work on life goals, and manage stress.
Aids to good planning: Calendars: Get the big picture by using a yearly calendar to keep track of important dates, meetings, holidays, etc. Weekly planning lists: Get a weekly overview of what you have to do by scheduling a week’s worth of projects and activities. To-Do lists: Plan daily activities by listing everything you have to do, then assigning priorities to each task. Cross off items as you do them. Make a new list at the end of each day.
Tips on good planning: Know yourself. Be aware of those times during the day when you’re most productive and alert. Plan your most demanding projects and activities for when you have the most energy. Don’t over schedule. Don’t create a schedule that’s too rigid. Give yourself enough time in the day to deal with unexpected interruptions. Include long-range goals. Don’t lose sight of your long-range goals. Schedule time to do things that will help you reach them. Take time to think. Harness the power of creative thinking. Spend a few minutes each day reviewing your goals and planning the next day’s activities. Take stock of what you are and how you’re progressing towards your goals. Make a list of everything you plan to do. Divide the list into: 1. Fixed commitments, which are tasks you must do at a certain time, such as meetings, appointments, classes, sleeping, meals, job. 2. Flexible commitments, which are obligations you can meet on your own time, such as study times, homework, social events, and time spent with friends or relaxing.
Procrastination is a real obstacle to managing time effectively. It’s one of the worst enemies of success, but you can beat it by: Breaking up the work. Divide the work you need to do into smaller chunks. Set deadlines. Set realistic deadlines for activities you want to see accomplished – and stick to them. Get Psyched! Tell yourself how great you’ll feel when you’ve finally finished the project you’re avoiding. Remove distractions. Create a work or study environment where noise or people won’t distract you. Ask for help if you’re not sure what it is you’re supposed to be doing or if you run out of ideas. Start Earlier. Give yourself extra time by starting projects earlier. Reward yourself. Promise yourself a small reward if you can achieve the result you want on time.
ICON 2012 The 2012 Key Club International Convention will take place July 4-8 in Orlando, Florida, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista.
Youth Opportunities Fund Source: Key Club International website
The Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) is an endowed fund for Key Club International held within the Kiwanis International Foundation. This fund uses earned interest to help Key Clubs and Key Club members serve the world by providing grants for service opportunities. The fund also provides academic scholarships for higher education. The Youth Opportunities Fund is established through a portion of your Key Club International dues and through the purchase of G. Harold Martin Fellowships. YOF grants can help you take action. Look around and identify the things that need to get done in your school, community or world. Key Clubs have applied for grant funds to support many varied service projects.
Meet the New LG Division 1 Lieutenant Governor Samoy Clarke
Reminders and Upcoming Events Reminders 1. Start thinking of DCON themes 2. LGs begin sensitizing your clubs about the dues payment process 3. All budgets should be submitted by September 23, 2011 4. LGs with outstanding monthly reports and committee reports need to submit them by next week Friday
Upcoming events Q Palisadoes beach cleanup – Sept 17 Q Circle K church service – Sept 25 Q Circle K anniversary meeting – Sept 29 Q FLTC is October 8, 2011 Q Fundraising week – Oct 10 – 15 Q DLTC October 28 -30 Q Island wide Divisional Projects – Nov 5, 2011 Q District Church Service – Nov 6, 2011 Q Key Club Week is Nov 7-11 Q District FAIR Q Winter Board meeting
Check List and Optical Illusion LG Checklist September
District Govervor Jodie-Ann Dunn
Host your second Divisional Council Meeting.
Make the rounds on a back-to-school club visit tour.
Publish your fifth newsletter. Important areas to cover are… Paying Key Club District and International dues An overview of Key Club’s UNICEF project and instructions on how to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF next month
District Secretary-Treasurer Romona Morgan District Bulletin Editor Christopher Harper District Webmaster Ijah Brown
Advertise your District Convention
Information on attending a Kiwanis Key Leader
Division 1 - Shanice Walsh
Division 2 - Chadwick Anderson
Final push for Youth Opportunities Fund grant
Division 3 - Leila Green
applications Call and/or email all your club presidents and advisors.
Division 4 - Jannel Kelly Division 5 - Brandon Ten-Fah Division 6 - Renisha Daley Division 7 - Shanique Campbell
Do you think you can build this?
Can you find the 13 hidden faces?