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Hey guys! It’s Joelle… again… I mean who else would it be? I just finished my AP U.S. History exam today and I am so happy! I might’ve not done the best job today but IT’S OVER AND I CAN’T GO BACK NOW! Let’s all bow our heads for the people who took AP exams this month, we all struggled together and we got through it together! Let us now pray for the people that are taking AP classes next year, because we all decided to give ourselves dark circles and migraines again! Enough talking about APs, let’s talk Key Club. The month of May was definitely very busy. There was an event almost every weekend and it’s so great that you guys went to them. You could spend your weekends at home in your beds, but you decide to get up and help out, and it truly is inspiring. The board just really wants to thank you for your endless dedication to our club, we wouldn’t be board members without a club, and we wouldn’t be a club without you guys. Speaking of you guys, it’s a member filled newsletter this month! Thanks so much for those of you who made my life ten times easier, by writing the articles for the events. It was a relief every time I got an article from you guys! So make sure you look for your article if you made one, and make sure you check out whom the member of the month is!! Also shout outs to QHSS, Bayside and Francis Lewis for visiting our club meeting on May 21st! It was a fun time!

4 | What is the eliMiNaTe project?

Again, thanks guys! You are all so amazing! Yours in  Service,     Joelle  Chaves   2014-­‐2015  Bulletin  Editor   Benjamin  N.  Cardozo  Key  Club   New  York  District  Division  8  

Don't let the world change your smile.

Let your smile change the world. -Unknown

3 | The New Additions

5 | We helped eliMiNaTe: Monday/Tuesday 6 | We helped eliMiNaTe: Wednesday/Thursday 7 | We helped eliMiNaTe: Wednesday/Thursday 8 | We helped eliMiNaTe: Friday 9 | Made in May -Spaghetti Luncheon by Gilbert Chen 10 | Made in May -TD Five Boro Bike Tour by Gulam Islam 11 | Made in May -Divisional Training Conference -by Kelly Song -by Michelle Tam 12 | Let’s Shine a Light On: Japan Day -by Joelle Chaves 13 | Made in May: AIDS Walk Walker: Troy Cao Walker: Jane Park 14 | Made in May: AIDS Walk Volunteer: Joelle Chaves | Astoria Park Alliance: Vicky Zhang 15 | Made in May: Color Run -Pink: Samantha Chan -Blue: Chloe Ong -Purple: Ken Chen 16 | Made in May: Relay For Life by Joelle Chaves 17 | Movie Review of the Month -X-Men Days of Future Past | Member of the Month: Gilbert Chen 18 | Check Us Out! 19 | Check Us Out Some More 20 | Check Us Out Some More 21 | How Good was Cardozo this Month? 22 | Division News!! Read All About It! 23 | Future Events: June 24 | Let’s Talk Big -ICON 2014 -LTC 2015 24 | Now, A Word from Our President 26 | Where To Contact Us

The New Additions Public Relations | Kevin Chu Nicknames | Day One, Chewy Likes | Making people laugh, handball “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” -Marilyn Monroe

Kiwanis Relations | Rachel Cheung Nicknames | Rach, Raquel, #1 Likes | THE WHOLE EXO, Kpop


What is the eliMiNaTe project? 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. Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces to tackle iodine deficiency disorders, achieving one of the most significant public health successes of the 20th century. Now, together, they are eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth. In doing so, the project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care. The end of this one disease means the beginning of better health for so many families. -Taken directly from To find out more about the eliMiNaTe project check out: Or ask one your board members!

We helped in eliMiNaTe

eliMiNaTe week was during May 5th through May 9th. To spread awareness about Maternal Neonatal Tetanus, our club designated an activity each day of they that all the members could participate in. Our week went a little like this:


| Change your Facebook profile picture to BLUE Some of the members changed their profile pictures blue for the first day of eliMiNaTe week to spread awareness.


| Give up and give some Starting on Tuesday our Treasurer, Samantha Chan, collected donations from our members that will go towards the eliMiNaTe project! We’ve raised over $50!!

Wednesday & Thursday


It’s called a Poster Challenge



For Wednesday and Thursday, we challenged our members to find 6 different eliMiNaTe posters for hours! They all had fun with it, since they got to take selfies and receive credit for it!





For Friday, we asked our members to wear blue, to support the project! We had a sea of blue people walking the hallways that day, and it was very empowering, we’re lucky to have such dedicated members!

Thanks everyone who participated in eliMiNaTe week! It means so much to the board and all of Key Club that you dedicated a part of your day each week to help support! We are all slowly making a change, one day at a time! Keep talking about the eliMiNaTe project, spread the word to everyone you know! Our goal is almost reached and you can still keep helping no matter what week!

Made in May Kiwanis Spaghetti Luncheon

@Daniel Lee  |  Spaghetti  Luncheon  

I don’t often get to attend many Key Club events, but for those events I have, they’ve all been worthwhile. Recently, I got to attend the Spaghetti Luncheon on May 5th, serving food to veterans at Fort Totten. We arrived to the location, but we didn’t know which building to enter… I meant we decided to “explore the area.” Eventually we decided that we explored enough, and we finally entered the right building. We met with other Key Clubbers from another school and decided to take shifts in serving lunch to many soldiers. Afterwards, we got the chance to enjoy the food in order to prevent our stomachs from eating itself in hunger. Soon after we finished eating, we had to serve dessert, which was rejected by most, which was understandable after I ate a “few” cookies. If diabetes had a flavor, it would be the flavor of the dessert I ate… Anyway, we grouped up and heard speeches from other people, thanking us for our work and the work of those serving in the military. At the end of the day, it’s really that genuine, warm feeling you get after you given to someone else that makes these events worthwhile and Key Club has a unique way of offering the opportunities to experience it. There’s a famous quote by Winston Churchill that said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” -Gilbert Chen

Made in May

TD Five Boro Bike Tour By Gulam Islam

On May 4th, 5 other clubbers and I participated in volunteering at the 5 Boro Bike Tour presented by TD Bank. We were assigned to Astoria Park (which was coincidentally in my area). Throughout the day we were given various assignments and activities to do. Before we were going to start our job, we provided a nice breakfast bag along with some coffee. We were also given T-Shirts to represent the tour, which you saw on the front cover of the newsletter. This was just the first portion of the day. Our first task was to set up our food tent. In the event there were many tents. Cardozo Key Club was to display and distributes Utz. Pretzels. Once our Station was set up the organizer had a fellow clubber (Senior Member, Timothy Wong), and me to set-up some signs. The job required us to move a heavy metal base, cinderblocks, a metal pole, and the sign itself. Once we completed this task, the two of us were assigned another job to fill and transport containers of water. Luckily, this was the last of annoying tasks to do…or so I thought. It was that time of die where things sort of got hectic, and out of control. Timothy and I were stationed to be security at one of the park exits, where we were to stop bikers from going the wrong way. If you ask me, this was a poor decision made. There were some people that wouldn’t listen, and eventually Timothy and I were just ignored. The rush hour started to calm down, and it was time to clean the mess that was left behind. It started with tearing down all empty boxes and disposing them. After that we were told to pick up all left over banana peels and put them in compost containers. We also had to tear down fences and barricades. After about 20 minutes of collective cleaning it was time to call it a day, and pick up our lunch. Unfortunately, they didn’t have enough lunches for all the volunteers so I decided to leave without taking one. Throughout the day, there were some nuances. However, there were some moments that cancel out any sort of annoyance that happened that day. If you look at one of the pictures, one of them is of Junior Member Bianca Fernandez, dressed in cardboard boxes. The whole time we were putting the boxes on her, and filling them with pretzels I could not stop laughing. It was just me who got a kick out of it too, participants would also see this and chuckle or laugh to themselves. It’s the things like these that make annoying tasks worth it. The memories created today like this one, made me really enjoy the event. I hope to attend next year with more numbers!

Made in May DIVISIONAL TRAINING CONFERENCE What’s up? KEY CLUB! I went to my first Divisional Training Conference this past weekend. As the current Divisional Executive Assistant of Division 8, I not only took part in many workshops such as Making Meetings Move and bond with other Divisional officers, but also met tons of key clubbers from all over New York! I even saw some familiar faces from middle school,small world isn’t it? My favorite part of DTC was KFAIR. We don’t do many interdivisional of events; therefore I thought it was a great session to break the ice and to interact with other key clubbers! Coming to DTC this year has increased by love for Key Club and I can’t wait to participate in the Fall Rally this fall! -Division 8 Executive Assistant Kelly Song

On May 17th, we went to the Divisional Training Conference held at Bayside High school. DTC was one of the best opportunities for me to meet so many other club officers and build on our friendships. Not only was I able to meet other Key Clubbers within our division, Division 8, but I was also able to meet others from Division 8A and Division 11. I’m so glad that I went because I was able to learn so much more about Key Club and what I can do as president to improve our club status, our connections with others and how we can get more involved with the community. I also learned how I could build on my leadership and communication skills. One of my most memorable experiences at this event was attend the “Making Meetings Move” workshop. I really enjoyed how we played icebreakers to reduce the tension and awkwardness in the room. Even though we were all dressed up in business casual attire, I still felt comfortable just being myself and opening up to others. I can’t wait to take some icebreakers back to our home club to develop and build new friendships! -Michelle Tam

Let’s Shine a Light On: Japan Day By Joelle Chaves

It  started  out  as  a  very  stressful  day,  I  woke  up  later  than  usual,  had  40  minutes  to  get  to  the   Flushing  meet-­‐up,  those  40  minutes  having  to  encompass  time  to  get  ready  and  a  30  minute  bus  ride.   Although  with  a  little  bit  of  positivity  and  hope  I  got  to  the  meet-­‐up  with  a  few  minutes  to  spare.    Upon   arriving,  our  meet-­‐up  leader,  Kevin  Chu,  was  nowhere  to  be  found.  I  didn’t  worry  too  much  at  first  since   we  still  had  a  few  more  minutes  before  we  had  to  leave.  Michelle  Tam  and  I  kept  calling  him,  but  there  was   no  answer  to  anything.  We  all  just  decide  to  leave,  and  left  messages  for  Kevin  saying  to  just  go  directly  to   Central  Park.  ***     We  got  to  Central  Park  in  one  piece,  even  though  the  7  would  not  move  for  a  good  15  minutes,  and   without  our  team  leader.  Gulam  Islam  was  already  there  to  meet  us  at  the  Charity  Tent  where  we  were   assigned  to  help.  The  morning  people  immediately  started  their  shift,  guiding  people  to  the  tent,  holding   up  signs,  and  distributing/modeling  shirts.  The  afternoon  people  had  the  choice  of  either  hanging  out  by   the  tent,  which  I  did,  or  go  around  and  do  the  activities  provided  at  the  event.  After  a  few  minutes  I   decided  to  walk  around  see  what  was  going  on  in  other  places  at  the  event.  I  passed  by  the  face  painting   station,  where  they  were  starting  to  set  up,  the  calligraphy  tent,  where  some  people  were  already  lining   up;  at  this  time  runners  were  starting  to  come  back  from  the  race.       The  runners  looked  both  exhausted  and  happy.    Their  reward  was  getting  to  enjoy  the  food  and   activities  provided  at  the  event.  After  most  of  the  runner  had  arrived,  the  event  had  started.  It  began  with   them  announcing  the  top  three  runners,  in  both  the  male  and  female  category.  Then  they  started  to  have   more  and  more  entertainers  come  on  stage,  which  made  the  event  much  more  livelier.    Michiko  Nozu  was   announced  the  winner  of  the  annual  Japan  Day  Art  Contest.  Her  artwork  (provided  below)  looked  so   beautiful  on  stage,  as  did  she.  The  festival  was  well  under  its  way  at  this  point,  with  more  and  more  people   donating  money  for  shirts  at  the  charity  tent  and  the  volunteers  being  very  much  into  their  work.       It  was  time  for  the  volunteers  to  go  get  lunch,  in  order  to  switch  shifts.  The  afternoon  people  got   their  food,  hung  out  a  little  bit  then  went  to  get  the  work  started.  The  morning  people  then  got  their  food   and  enjoyed  the  rest  of  the  festival.  They  got  to  take  pictures  with  Hello  Kitty,  get  pieces  from  the   calligraphy  tent,  and  get  their  face  painted  and  more  food.  Towards  the  end  of  the  event,  we  were  asked  to   distribute  and  endless,  or  it  seemed  like  it  was,  supply  of  snacks.  We  emptied  out  box  after  box,  a  lot  of  the   people  were  very  happy  to  get  free  snacks,  as  were  we  when  all  the  boxes  were  finally  empty.  To  end  our   volunteer  day,  we  helped  collapse  the  charity  tent;  some  of  us  getting  a  little  injured  but  it  was  all  good.   We  went  to  the  train  station,  after  a  pit  stop  at  a  big  rock,  to  take  some  group  pictures.    Overall  this  day   was  very  eventful,  and  full  of  life.  I  haven’t  appreciated  the  Japanese  culture  enough  before  this  event,  but   Japan  Day  has  opened  my  eyes  to  the  beauty  of  it  all.  I  will  definitely  come  back  next  year,  and  maybe  the   years  after  that.    

***  Kevin  got  there  40  minutes  late,  after  informing  us  that  he  fell  asleep  in  his  living  room  after  getting   ready  and  left  his  phone  in  his  room  so  he  couldn’t  hear  all  our  calls.  He  got  switched  to  the  afternoon  shift,   where  he  caused  more  trouble.***  

Made in May AIDS Walk

Walker Perspective: The AIDS Walk on March 18th, 2014 was an amazing experience for me. At first, I thought that walking about 6.2 miles was a little discouraging and tedious, but at the end of the day, I realized that I enjoyed the thrilling experience and fabulous service. I heard about this event from a club in my school known as Key Club. I thought of attending because I assumed that it would be a interesting experience that I can reflect on in my life. I attended as a walker with my friends whom some were also part of the Cardozo Key Club Board. I enjoyed the amazing experience of spectacular service and an encouraging staff of volunteers. This brought a smile upon my face. But most of all, I couldn't forget all the smiles I saw after he walk and the fact that we all were doing it for a good cause. I would definitely recommend this event to many other clubs and associations who wants a part in helping others. -Troy Cao Walker Perspective: One of the May events was the AIDS Walk, which was held on the 18th this year. I participated with Cardozo Key Club in this club to walk for those who aren’t able to. Arguing with my parents at 6 in the morning, about whether I'm would be going to this event or not wasn’t very fun. On top of that, I regret underestimating the 6.2 miles of walking. Every time we reached a checkpoint, it made me think the walk finished. Checkpoint 1 was after 1 ½ and Checkpoint 2 was after 3 miles. In the middle of the walk, I started to think, "Why did I sign up for this event again?” I didn't get to eat anything before or during the walk. When I was half a mile away from the endpoint, I really wanted to give up. I was so sore, tired, and had no energy to do anything. However, after the walk finished, I realized that I never regretted going to this event and that it was actually a fun event! The fact that we walked for those who can't is absolutely amazing. To be honest, with Key Club, everything was worth it! I know for a fact that no matter how much I complain, I would always be extremely excited over Key Club events and meeting new people through them. Although I didn't realize at the moment, I enjoyed this event a lot. The AIDS Walk was another wonderful event. It was totally all worthwhile and I am already looking forward to the upcoming events. -Jane Park


Volunteer Perspective:

On May 18th, I woke up at 4 in the morning ready to take on the day. A day filled with cute little dogs, and people with so many questions. We arrived at a quiet Central Park, walked to the Team Information Tent, and were given many tasks to complete. We were asked to set up team tables and then proceed to stations to help out the walkers if they had any questions. It was fun pointing people to different areas of the event, from the stage to the Star Walkers Tent and to the team tables. Holding up a sign telling people to ask you for help made me feel like I was important, it was a good feeling. After an hour or two of helping people, the walkers started to die down, as they proceeded to the actual walk itself. Our job now was to collapse the team tables and clean up the strip leading to the Bandshell Area where the food, and other activities were located. Cleaning this strip was made so much easier by the fact that there were so many of us volunteers from Dozo. After cleaning up the strip we got to sit down and eat our lunch that was provided to us. After some jokes and laughs we met up with the Dozo walkers and told stories of hurt feet, and back pain. Overall it was a fun event, it was a new feeling to volunteer, after two years of walking. -Joelle Chaves

Astoria Park Alliance Day Astoria Park Alliance Day was a fitting event for Key Club and New York Cares. A day filled with fun and hard work providing volunteers the experience in working together to get the job done. The event started off with an instructional and learning experience where we learned that mugwort are used medicinally and as herbs. However, mugwort are also a nonnative invasive plant which's roots grow deep into the soil and thus depletes the water supply and nothing can grow in their vicinity. In order to manage the problem, volunteers pulled out the mugwort, shake the soil off, and then place it into a pile. We were told to let the pile of mugwort to dry in the sun and it would be used in a positive way. Next, we collected tree branches and placed that into a group and flatten them out by either breaking them into smaller pieces or jumping on them. Afterwards, the real work began when we helped the gardener plant trees by providing the manual labor work of shoveling mud and soil onto wheelbarrows. Looking back at what it looked like before all our hard work, the area was wild and unmanaged but afterwards turned out to become more appealing. The fresh planted trees and the cleaned up area serves to prove that community service offers a new aspect to giving the earth a hand. It symbolizes a do good-feel good relationship where doing accomplishing our task gave us memories to remember and smiles on our face. Get outside and volunteer for a good cause and help your community transform into a better and more beautiful place to live. -Vicky Zhang Background  |  @Kalvin  Chi  

Made in May Color Run

The Color Run was an experience I'll never forget. When we arrived, all the volunteers were split up into groups and assigned color zones (pink, orange, blue, purple, and yellow) The color zone I was assigned was pink. Before the run started, we ran around to the other color zones to have some other colors on our clothes. When it finally started, it got extremely hectic. Our group was split up into two groups. One group would stand there and throw the colored powder at the runners. The other group would refill the bottles with the powder. The colored powder was blowing everywhere due to the wind but it was a good thing we had masks to cover our nose and mouths. However, the color also got into our eyes, making it sting a lot. For almost two hours, the only color I saw was pink. I ended up with pink hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, clothes, and shoes!! By the end, we were all sick of the color pink. Overall, the color run was unforgettable and I hope I'll be able to do it again next year. -Samantha Chan

The NYC Color Run was an awesome experience. I worked as a volunteer there with my friends (we were together as a community service club from our high school). We had so much fun seeing each other, cheering people on, and throwing powdered paint everywhere. I saw a lot of people that I haven’t seen in a while, and I didn’t expect them to be there at all. The color run let me spend a lot of time with my current friends and helped me catch up with a couple of old friends, too! Next year, I plan on coming back, this time as a runner. -Chloe Ong I was assigned to the Purple Color Zone along with other members of the club. Our job was to throw paint at the runners. Before the race even started, we were anxious to throw paint. So we did just that except we threw it at each other. To kill some more times before the racers got to our checkpoint, which was the final check point we took a lot of goofy photos and decorated ourselves with paint. We also decided to play Ninja, a game to knock out each player by touching one’s hand in one swift movement. Eventually it was time to get ready for the incoming runners. The first waves were calm but down the middle things got crazy. There were so many people, so many faces, and purple paint everywhere. There were some racers that were too invested in the event and started to get into our paint barrels but we had fun being able to throw paint at all of them. Overall I enjoyed the event, and would love to go next year! -Ken Chen

Made in May Relay For Life By Joelle Chaves

Relay  For  Life  has  always  been  my  favourite  event.  My  freshman  year  Relay  For  Life  was  when  I   met  my  good  friend  Bonnie  Yam,  and  this  year  was  our  2  year  anniversary!  I  know  it  sounds  funny  but   milestones  like  that  are  important.  It  also  makes  it  very  special  since  it  was  during  an  event  where  we   celebrate  survivors.  Survivors  at  this  event,  give  you  so  much  hope.  They  give  you  so  many  stories  and   inspiring  moments.  They  tell  you  how  their  whole  family  felt  about  their  diagnoses,  how  they  felt,  and  how   they  feel  now  about  being  a  survivor.  It  makes  you  realize  that  you  really  can’t  take  anything  for  granted.   One  moment  you  might  be  sitting  at  home  having  fun  with  your  family,  and  then  the  next  you’re  sitting  in   a  doctor’s  office  getting  one  of  the  worst  news  you  could  ever  get  in  your  entire  life.  Being  surrounded  by   survivors  give  you  a  sense  of  self,  you  aren’t  here  for  long  so  make  everything  you  do  worthwhile.       The  event  started  out  a  little  rainy,  I  was  very  disappointed,  although  it  did  clear  our  after  a  few   moments  which  made  me  much  happier.  The  bus  ride  was  pretty  much  like  any  bus  ride  you  can  expect.   Once  we  got  there  I  had  to  sign  us  in,  along  wit  our  treasurer  Samantha  Chan,  after  some  bickering  we  got   everything  settled.  The  other  members  had  already  set-­‐up  the  blankets  and  were  either  lying  down  or   playing  ultimate  Frisbee.  The  rest  of  the  day  went  pretty  well.  Everyone  seemed  to  be  having  fun.  Ultimate   Frisbee  takes  a  lot  of  you  apparently;  I  wouldn’t  know  I  hate  moving.  The  rest  of  the  day  was  just  hanging   out  with  each  other.  You  get  to  learn  about  each  other  during  events  like  this,  where  you’re  just  allowed  to   sit  around  and  relax  with  each  other.    Sometimes  you  hear  people’s  stories  that  you  wouldn’t  think  you’d   ever  hear.       Relay  For  Life  has  always  been  an  amazing  event  for  me.  The  entertainment,  like  the  dancers  and   instructors,  the  food,  pasta  and  fried  rice  and  wraps,  and  of  course  the  survivors,  are  so  amazing.  The   coordinators  of  the  event  give  so  much  to  the  people  that  are  there.  They  never  come  short.  We  all  had  so   much  fun,  and  next  year  will  definitely  be  better,  since  we  plan  on  staying  overnight.  Thank  you  to   everyone  who  came  to  this  event,  and  made  it  amazing.  You  are  all  so  great  for  spending  a  Saturday  night   for  survivors.        

Movie Review of the Month: X-Men Days of Future Past

I give this movie a 3 out of 5 stars. The plot was all over the place. It was more about the professor and his life and his affairs with Mystique. There was barely any action. The beginning 10 minutes had no dialogue, so all you saw was fighting but didn’t know what was going on. Maybe I’m just being bias because I haven’t watched the past X-Men movies; I was never really interested in the franchise at all. It was just the atmosphere of being with friends that made me go to the event. I’m more of a Spiderman-Captain America guy. Those superheroes I applaud. I don’t think I remembered one death in that movie; it was not as action packed as I thought it would’ve been. The only real positive part of the movie was Ellen Page and Katniss Everdeen, I mean Jennifer Lawrence. I didn’t know they were part of the movie, it was a very nice surprise, they were so beautiful. Overall the movie was okay, I think that fact that I spent it with my friends made it much better than it actually was. I certainly recommend more students to join in on these types of events, as Key Club is not only a club, but also a second-home to hundreds of students. -William Zhang

Member of the Month Gilbert Chen, is  definitely  one  of  the  few  people  

that can  make  my  stomach  hurt,  just  by  making  side   comments.  Other  than  being  undeniably  hilarious,   Gilbert  is  also  very  reliable  and  kind.  If  you  ask  him   to  come  to  an  event  the  morning  of  he  will,  ask  him   to  write  you  an  article  he  will,  he’ll  save  you  from   falling  off  the  train,  and  make  sure  that  he’ll  be  there   to  be  your  bodyguard  in  any  situation.  Thanks  for   being  so  dedicated  to  Key  Club,  Gilbert!  You’ve  spent   so  many  hours  with  us,  and  it’s  amazing  how  you   never  stop  trying  to  change  the  world,  one  small   deed  at  a  time.  Thanks  again  Gilbert,  you  definitely   deserve  to  be  the  member  of  the  month.    

It's a lot easier to do good work when you have good words to say and work with good people. Mar k Harmon

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“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” ― Marc Riboud

Some Wise Words from the Board President Michelle Tam | Helping others is the secret sauce to a happy life - Todd Stocker Vice President Gulam Islam | "Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out." -Frank A. Clark Secretary Chase Lin | Perfection is not attainable but if we chase after perfection we can achieve excellence Secretary Rochelle Mendonca | Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place

Treasurer Samantha Chan | Ohanna means family, and family means no one gets left behind, or forgotten.

Editor Joelle Chaves | Can we have one day where I’m not a target of corny jokes and innuendos?

Webmaster Jacky Liu | …?  

Public Relations Kevin Chu | Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Kiwanis Relations Rachel Cheung | We love you and we all seriously appreciate all that you do for us.

How Good Was Cardozo This Month?





Member #


$ Raised

TD Bike Tour

May 4th


8 hours each | -No money Total of 56 hours collected

Kiwanis Spaghetti Luncheon

May 4th


4 hours each | -No money Total of 48 hours collected

Japan Day

May 11th


9 hours each | Total of 144 hours

-No money collected

Divisional Training Conference

May 17th


6 hrs each | Total of 42 hours

-No money collected


May 18th

12 Volunteers

Varying hours b/w 6-8 | Total of 84 hours

-No money collected

32 Walkers

7 hours each | Total of 224 hours 5 hours each | -No money Total of 20 hours collected

Astoria Park Alliance

May 24th


X-Men Movie Event

May 25th


3 hours each | Total of 207 hours

-$207 collected

Color Run

May 31st


6 hours each | Total of 228 hours

-No money collected

Relay For Life

May 31st


8 hours each | Total of 296 hours

-Donated $370

Division News!! Read All About It!

Just a few things our Divisional Board wants you to know that’s coming up! Next Divisional Meeting When: June 25th | 5:00 pm Where: Forest Hills Library Hear more about Division 8 Drums Along the Hudson When: June 1st Where: Foley Square Support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! Family Fun Day When: June 7th | 12pm-4pm Where: Springfield Park Please join Council Member Donovan Richards in a day filled with fun, games, inflatables, snacks and more!

Division 8: End of the Year Picnic

I will be hosting a BBQ/Picnic, for the all hard work we've done! This event will take place on June 28th, at Flushing Meadow Corona Park. The admissions fee will be 10 dollars, which includes food and all the fun activities. Come out and meet other key clubbers, a day filled with FUN! Please spread the word! If you are interested please fill it out! Please fill out the google doc below! vef51za8c7hLx4tBkgWYPFs0SZpsagqy6 krhFYSpw/viewform is having a celebration event for all the hard work youths are doing all around the world. They will be having a celebration event on June 11, 2014. It is a wednesday from 6pm-10pm. FREE FOOD! Location: Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001 You must register below: If you are going fill out this google doc: kbBZD8XEs1CfAvqU5IZxalyVhLL9MOK7cdA/vi ewform?usp=send_form ***** First Come First Serve***********  



Future Events: June

Last Cardozo Key Club Meeting When: June 10th Where: Rear right auditorium It’s our last meeting! We’re all sad to let this Key Club year go. It was definitely one of the best with crazy good changes. Make sure you come to this last meeting to know more about next year and our end of the year picnic.

Division 8: End of the Year Picnic

I will be hosting a BBQ/Picnic, for the all hard work we've done! This event will take place on June 28th, at Flushing Meadow Corona Park. The admissions fee will be 10 dollars, which includes food and all the fun activities. Come out and meet other key clubbers, a day filled with FUN!

Family Fun Day When: June 7th | 12pm-4pm Where: Springfield Park Please join Council Member Donovan Richards in a day filled with fun, games, inflatables, snacks and more!

Cardozo Key Club End of the Year Picnic

When: TBA Where: Alley Pond Park It’s the end of the year for Cardozo Key Club, lets all come together and have fun!


Let’s Talk Big

Want to meet Key Clubbers from across the country? Come to the International Convention (ICON 2014) from June 30 th to July 5 th in Anaheim, California. T his $1,400 trip includes a round trip airfare, breakfast, snacks, dinners, 6 night hotel room with 3-4 other key clubbers, and close attraction tours such as Disneyland. Register here at: For more information: Interested in attending? Email me at:

The 2015 Lea dership Training Conference will be held at the Desmond Hotel in Albany from March 27 to March 29th. It is a great way to get to know more about what it’s like being a Key Clubber, and get to know other Key Clubs who share the same passion as you do. This local version of ICON is so much fun, and everyone in Key Club can go! If you want to be a future board member or just want to hang out with amazing people come to LTC 2015! For further questions ask your board members!

And Now, A Word From Our President Hey Cardozo Key Club! I’m feeling so motivated to get us even more involved in our community after going to DTC. After going to the workshops at DTC, I felt like I was able to learn more about what it’s like to be a leader; I really hope that I can be the best possible president I can be because you guys really deserve the best! Thank you guys for constantly always working so hard and giving up your precious weekends and hours of sleep just to go out to get involved in giving a helping hand to the world. Although it may seem like going to walks are like nothing, it really leaves a big impact. Walking helps raise awareness about a cause that we’re fighting against and helps motivate those who are facing the cause to keep fighting on and to stay strong. Even though serving food to veterans and their families may not seem like we did much from our point of view, it meant a lot to them. Just by doing these types of small acts of kindness, we’re able to put a smile on someone’s face. I really love doing “hands on” events where we can actually get involved; it really can lighten up someone’s day, regardless of if you know them or not. As for Japan Day, I really hope you guys had as much as I did with the lovely weather and happy atmosphere. I really want to thank you guys for showing up the AIDS walk, it’s one of the biggest walks we go to in our service year! Ha-ha, I’m so glad it wasn’t pouring like last year! I know we’ve been all busy with the amount of school work we’ve been getting, in addition to the APS and upcoming finals, but I really can’t express how grateful I am to see you guys at events just enjoying yourselves while helping out others with all the school work piled. Just hang in there! We’re almost done with the school year! But hey, that doesn’t mean we don’t do events during the summer; there’s never a set time for giving back to the community. I’m so proud of all you for making it so far! Keep up the amazing work guys! Yours in service, Michelle Tam 2014-2015 President Benjamin N. Cardozo Key Club New York District Division 8

Where to reach us: Benjamin N. Cardozo Key Club Board Members President Michelle  Tam  

Number: (646)-­‐479-­‐5935   Email:   Vice  Preisdent  Gulam  Islam   Number:  (646)-­‐240-­‐1134   Email:   Outer  Secretary  Chase  Lin   Number:  (917)-­‐969-­‐3502   Email:   Inner  Secretary  Rochelle  Mendonca   Number:  (347)-­‐249-­‐3941   Email:   Treasurer  Samantha  Chan   Number:  (718)-­‐404-­‐6159   Email:   Bulletin  Editor  Joelle  Chaves   Number:  (212)-­‐361-­‐9804   Email:   Webmaster  Jacky  Liu   Number:  (718)-­‐651-­‐3356   Email:     Email:   Website:      

New York District Division 8 Board Members Lieutenant Governor  Henry  Wang   Email:       Executive  Assistant  Kelly  Song   Email:     Division  Secretary  Porsche  Lee     Email:     Division  Bulletin  Editor   Email:     Division  Webmaster   Email:         Website:    


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Volume 1 | Issue 2 | May 2014