A NEW YEAR!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
-Official Newsletter of NBTHS Key ClubVolume 1, Issue 1
June 6, 2014
New Board Members
Hello New Officers, Goodbye Old Officers The end of the school year means-sadly--departing seniors, but also new board members. The May Key Club elections were intense and everyone poured his or her heart into his or her speech-- congratulations to those who won, and great work to those who ran. Congratulations to: President: Tara Viray Vice President: Ihram Chowdhury Secretary: Aadil Rizwan Treasurer: Aditi Shah Historian: Rahul Sri Webmaster: Suvin Gamage Editor: Julian Maceren The new 2014-2015 Key Club Officers. Ltg: Farwa Shakeel
Key Club members shared their dedication through their speeches and overall, it was an amazing experience. It was great to see so many people step up, willing to lead Key Club to success; this club is taking a positive direction. Goodbye to the leaving seniors and old board members; you all exceeded beyond Key Club's expectations and you all will surely be missed. Thank you: President: Sai Ramesh Vice President: Juilee Malavade Secretary: Akram Baig Treasurer: Lawrence Lung Historian: Abhilash Yerra Editor: Sapna Mehta Webmaster: Sai Gundlapalli
Ice Sk8 to Elimin8
District Meeting Conference (DCM)
WHAT'S COMING UP?
Officer Training June 28th International Convention June 30th
Ice Sk8 to Eliminate On Friday, May 23, 2014 from 3:45 to 5:45, NBTHS Key Club hosted its famous Ice Skating event at ProSkate Monmouth Junction. Yes, Ice skating in May! Initially, the event was planned in the winter, but due to weather issues and scheduling mix-ups, it was cancelled; nevertheless, the event was a success. Overall, about 40 people came, more than what was expected, and about $400 dollars raised. The cold ice skating rink offered a nice contrast to the hot spring weather and further enriched the Key Club experience. Key Club is a family, and the Ice Sk8 to Elimin8 event proved that. The event was planned to raise money for the Eliminate Project. Nearly 60,000 babies and women are killed each year due to maternal/neonatal (newborn) tetanus and Kiwanis International and
UNICEF joined forces to help
eliminate this deadly disease. To put an end to this disease, millions of mothers and babies need to be immunized, but the costs for this are very high. The money raised by the Eliminate Project will be put into vaccines, safe storage, syringes, transportation, and skilled staffs, etc... to fully put an end to maternal/neonatal tetanus. Thank you all for participating in NBTHS's Ice Sk8 to Elimin8; slowly, but surely, we will all make the changes we want to see.
KEY CLUB PLEDGE Don't know the Key Club pledge? No worries. Just follow along below: I pledge, on my honor, to uphold the objects of Key Club International; to build my home, school and community; to serve my nation and God; and to combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.
KEY CLUB MISSION Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.
District Conference Meeting (DCM) Tara Viray, Key Club President, attended the DCM on May 31, 2014 at the Westergard Public Library in Piscataway. At the DCM she met not only officers from division 11 & 12, but also many general members. She got to meet both Ltg Farwa of Division 11 and Ltg Devin Sun of Division 12. Together they made a total of 8 blankets, which were donated to the Linus Blanket Drive, where the blankets will be given to children in need. In addition to the blanket making, they played a fun icebreaking game called "Honey I love you". After, Farwa then started talking about next year's goals, ideas, and themes. The district's fundraising goal is set to $109,325.15, and the district plans to meet it. They then talked about having a district wide volleyball tournament, which will be planned in the near future. It was also decided that DCMs would be held every two months. The attendants learned that there will also be a T-shirt design contest, and the winning t-shirt will be sold throughout the division.
The idea is to think of Key Club overall, not of each separate chapter school. They also talked about this year's Fall Rally. It had the definite date of October 12, and everyone was excited. Soon after the chapter, members of the different schools discussed the possibility of a combined event to fundraise money. After the discussion, Farwa adjourned the meeting, thus ending the first and successful Division 11 DCM.