Husky Key Club The Official Chino Hills High School Key Club January Newsletter
Volume III | Issue IX | January Edition
Division 15 | Region 13 | California-Nevada-Hawaii District
Official CHHS January Newsletter– Page 2
President’s Note and Table of ContentsHappy February Key Clubbers! Just to reflect on the January and the great month of Key Club we had: DCON Announcement, Officer Election notices, Member Recognition Program, and a ton of new service events! I cannot even begin to fathom how quickly this term of Key Club went by, and of course it’s a good thing. When you are having the time of your life with all the people you love, time goes by in the blink of an eye. As this term does come to an end, it is time to elect new officers! I definitely encourage you all to apply as being an officer of Key Club is something so priceless and something you will cherish forever. With that said, District Convention is just around the corner and we are all so excited to celebrate the successes of this year with amazing Key Clubbers from all over Cali-Nev-Ha.
JANUARY TABLE OF CONTENTS: Front Cover…………………………………...1 President’s Note and Table of Contents…….2 Project Eliminate Information……………….3 Cal Aero’s “Star Night”……………...……….4 Walk Against Human Trafficking…………....5 Officer Elections and Member Recognition...6 Upcoming Events……………………………..7 District Convention 2014…………………....8
In the month of February, we will be fundraising endlessly for DCON through Pieology, car washes, and so much more! February is also the month we will elect our new Lieutenant Governor at Region Conclave. Look out for these events, Key Clubbers! There are only a couple months left until we start the new term, so let’s enjoy it together and finish strong. So… attend those service events, go to the meetings, and make me a proud
More Info. about District Convention……...9 president like you have been for the past year! Back Cover………………………………..….10 BY PRESIDENT: SONA SENAPATI
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Project Eliminate Information“With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Neonatal tetanus kills one baby every nine minutes—nearly 60,000 newborn children every year. A significant number of women also die due to maternal tetanus. The effects of the disease are excruciating—tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.” “To eliminate MNT from the Earth, 129 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take $110 million—and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.” -A large portion of the money we, Key Club, raise through our fundraisers is donated to Project Eliminate. We are making a difference in the world one vaccine at a time.
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Cal Aero’s “Star Night”Cal Aero “Star Night” has got to be one of the most fun event I’ve attended. Key Clubbers had the wonderful opportunity of going to Cal Aero Elementary to assist in booths all related to astronomy, hanging out with fantastic kids all night, and learning a few things about stars themselves t was so enjoyable to see so many young kids so enthusiastic about education in astronomy. I had the pleasure of working at the “Origami Stars” booth, in which we assisted several kids make these super cool Star ornaments that they could forever cherish as a memoir of the night. It was difficult at first to master the origami stars, as we had to continually start over from scratch over and over again. But once we got it, the Key Clubbers had so much fun teaching these kids how to correctly fold and fold again while carrying conversations with the young students. Seeing these children having fun with the origami created a sense of nostalgia in the Key Clubbers to see such curiosity and excitement in the kids. Other booths in which Key Clubbers assisted in were making stages of the moon with Oreos, a quiz on stars, making bracelets, a star show, and much more. The bond that CHHS Key Club has formed with Cal Aero Academy is so wonderful, and we are so grateful to continuously work with these children (hopefully future Key Clubbers!) and see the big, bright smile on their faces when we serve. The children, their parents, and the staff were all so kind and polite, and I’m so excited for more events with Cal Aero to come! ARTICLE BY: JAIHEE CHOI
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Walk Against Human TraffickingI haven’t gotten THAT much exercise since … I don’t even remember… but the Walk Against Human Trafficking was definitely one exhausting yet thrilling service event. On Sunday, January 27th, people from all over the San Bernardino County came to join Chino Hills with the fight against human trafficking; we even saw our region advisor, Mrs. Cridland! Volunteers were everywhere, some walked, but the majority stayed back and helped set up the track and candlelight ceremony. There were so many of us that day, some from Diamond Bar High, others from Ayala, that each job was packed. Our supervisor even had to open new jobs to provide us all with jobs! I, along with 20 others from our school, were sent to the “Advertising Crew” where we walked around the whole Shoppes (where the event was located) and advertised the walk to shoppers. But to be honest, our job was not so successful: some “shunned” us and others just kept walking. We did meet one interested couple though, but they had already signed up. Even with the supervisor advertising with us, not too many shoppers were interested, but we definitely brought more attention to human trafficking. After the walk started, all the volunteers gathered at the candle sorting table to place plastic candle lights in cups. As walkers began coming in from their 2-mile walk, we congratulated them with cheers, and of course, water. Before cleaning up for the event, we received a surprise question and that was our fellow D15 Kiwanis LTG yelling at us, “How do you feel??” We sure brought attention through our spirit as over a hundred heads looked over to us thinking, “High-schooler’s these days…” And that’s who we are, spirited high-schooler’s crazy to serve. Join us next year at the Walk Against Human Trafficking and help bring awareness to this disheartening issue. ARTICLE BY: JOYCE XIONG
Official CHHS January Newsletterâ€“ Page 6 Officer Elections and Member RecognitionOFFICER ELECTIONS Can you believe it is already time to elect our new officers for the 2014-2015 Key Club year? The position of being an officer is a very rewarding experience. You will gain new leadership and social skills. Personally over this last year, I have gained a newfound confidence with public speaking and have met made some amazing new friends. All of us on the current officer board encourage you all to seize this opportunity and run for an officer position because it is truly life-changing . -APPLICATIONS DUE TO ROOM 173 BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7th! -MAKE SURE ALSO TO TURN IN THE ONE TEACHER RECOMMENDATION, YOUR TRANSCRIPT, AND SIGN UP FOR AN INTERVIEW!
MEMBERSHIP RECONGITION PROGRAM Membership Recognition is a way for members to be recognized for their hard work during the past Key Club year. All you have to do to receive recognition is fill out a very short application. There are four levels of recognition: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. If you have 50 service hours or more, take a look at the rubric to see if you are eligible to be recognized. This is a great opportunity to be thanked for your hard work! -APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO ROOM 173 BY FEBRUARY 13TH!
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MARK YOU CALENDERS HUSKIES!! The “Caring for the Hills” event will be on Saturday, February 8th from 7:30am-8:30am @ 15554 Cecelia Street in Chino Hills! Hope to see you all there! Our Club will be Theater Ushering for the “One Acts "plays this Thursday, February 6th and Friday, February 7th from 6pm-10pm @ CHHS Theater! We will be needing 6 volunteers for each night!
To be announced soon is the time, date, and location of our Car Wash fundraiser. We are finalizing the details for the Car Wash and will convey the information as soon we find out!
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District Convention 2014-DISTRICT CONVENTION 2014 is coming up! How exciting! This year, the District Convention will be in Sacramento, California. We have already had a few interest meeting where we have discussed payment options and fees. IF you are still interested in attending DCON, you must contact an
officer ASAP or go to room -For those attending 173 to pick up an informa-
DCON, we will be
taking a charter bus
-THE PAYMENT FOR
with Division 15. The
REGRISTRATION ($178) IS DUE TO ROOM 173 BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH!
bus will be leaving on Friday, April 11th!
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More Info. About District Convention-District Convention is a time for members and officers alike to learn more about Key Club. There will be various educational workshops that will provide in-depth material of ideas for service projects and fundraisers. Everything offered is designed to help you become a better leader and lead others in the right direction. DCON signals the end of the old Key Club year and the start of the new one. The Old District board will retire and the new board will be put in place. There will be a dance, called the “Governor’s Ball”, where you’ll get to show-off your dance skills to Key Clubbers from all around California, Nevada, and Hawaii. At District Convention, you will be able to met so many new people and learn how to make positive changes in the world.
Thank you for Reading Everyone!
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Chino Hills High Key Club| Division 15 | California-Nevada-Hawaii District Chino Hills High School | 16150 Pomona Rincon Road, Chino Hills, California, 91709-3101 Editor: Jaie Peshawaria Email: Keyclubexecutiveboard@gmail.com