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Volume 4

Year 2013

Classy Columns

Tualatin Tigard Sherwood

Lake Oswego


Salut Key Clubbers! Guess what?! It’summertime! But that doesn’t mean that your Key Clubs are on vacation as well, people in your communities still need help. With all y’all having more free time, it’ll be easier than ever to help out and come to events! There will be future events that will provide bonding for our division, like Relay for Life. Stay active guys! I can’t wait to see all of you at my July DCM (Relay for Life), it should be a lot of fun! Stay Classy,

Katie McAnnis

Table of Contents Page 1: What’s up Key Clubbers! Page 2-3: Eliminate Project; District Project Page 4-5: Key Club Partners Page 6-7: Relay for Life

One baby dies every 9 minutes from neonatal tetanus 160 babies die each day from neonatal

38 countries remain at high risk for MNT

Kiwanis will help save or protect more than 61 million mothers and their future babies On average, health education and a series of three doses of tetanus vaccine cost $1.80

What is the ELIMINATE Project? The Eliminate Project is a joint project with Kiwanis and UNICEF to internationally terminate MNT. What is MNT? In 30 countries around the world, maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) can quickly turn the joy of childbirth into tragedy. MNT kills one baby every nine minutes. Its effects are excruciating– tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. There is little hope of survival. And tetanus kills mothers too. Who suffers from MNT? MNT is caused when tetanus spores, found in soil everywhere, come into contact with open cuts during childbirth. The disease strikes the poorest of the poor, the geographically hard to reach and those without health care.

EDUCATE yourself. ADVOCATE to the world. INVEST to save and protect. ELIMINATE maternal and neonatal tetanus.

What is Relay? At Relay, teams of people camp out at a loch high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours long.

Luminaries As the sun sets over campsites and darkness falls, the night is brightened by the glow of illuminated bags called luminaria, each bearing the name of someone who has battled cancer. Some celebrate cancer survivors, while others help us honor and remember those gone too soon. All represent someone special who has been profoundly affected by cancer and the family and friends who continue to fight back in their honor.

Join your Key Club Relay Team and help raise money to fund research for cancer Lake Oswego/ Lakeridge; July 13th -14th, 2013 Saturday, 12 AMSunday, 12 AM Lake Oswego High School

Tualatin/Tigard; July 13th -14th , 2013 Saturday, 10 AMSunday, 10 AM Twality Middle School

Portland Rally 2013

“I thought it was so much fun and I loved that I was able to go. Since I’ve never been to a DCON, it was cool to come to the rally and see how spirited other Key Clubbers are and learn that there is a spirit stick! I love how I was able to meet other from different key clubs and it wasn’t just serious lectures (like the Pickup Line class haha)” -Tammy

Chau, President of Sherwood Key


“It was really inspiring to see so many people come together to help out in their communities, and it’s such an awesome group of people too! I never realized how many people were apart of Key Club. It was cool when everyone donated money and we saw how much we could raise”. -Katie

Munk, Secretary of Sherwood Key Club

“I thought it was beneficial to hear the thoughts and advice from other experienced officers. It helped open my eyes to the many ways a Key Club can be organized and taught me how to incorporate all of the members and officers in decisions. It was also a fun way to get to know the other members and officers in the area!” -Emily

Watt, President of Tualatin Key Club

“Fun experience full of new opportunities and people. The forums were informational and beneficial. Overall, I had a great time.” -Jennie

Shen, Secretary of Tualatin Key Club

Dear Tualatin, Sherwood and Tigard Kiwanis clubs, Thank you for your support, I was able to attend the 2013 Key Club International convention in Washington, DC, July 3–7; in addition to touring our wonderful capital of the United States. It was a fantastic experience! I’ll definitely never forget thanks to you all! I also had the opportunity to develop my leadership skills, meet amazing service-minded high students and get motivation to do more for the world around me, especially in my small division. Some of my favorite moments were dancing to raise money for The Eliminate Project, meeting Key Club members from Hawaii to Jamaica and learning more about the March of Dimes. None of this would have been possible without your generosity. Thank you again for your help!!!!!!!! I would love to talk more about my

International Board 2013-14 Raeford Penny


Rachel Benoit


INTERNATIONAL TRUSTEES: Alberto Berrizbeitia Roshni Chandwani Renisha Daley Avery Hitchcock Kelsie Hoppes (From our District; PNW) Madison Kemker Casey O’Neill Maria Palazzolo Michelle Peterson Zachary Waldorf Eric Yoon

Key Club Structure International- Encompasses all clubs within the group"s 33 organized districts and in foreign countries that are not included in any specific district. Key Club International is led by its international board, which is comprised of a president, vice president and 11 trustees, all students and active Key Cluv members District- Defined by state or nation and tends to match a similar Kiwanis district. Each district is chaired by a governor, elected by delegates at the annual district convention Division- Each district is divided into territories called divisions, made up of various clubs. Each division has a lieutenant governor; a sutdent leader who carries out the district's policies and provides support to the clubs. Club-Established in a high school or equivalent institution, or a communityvased club may be chartered. Elected officers can include president, one or more vice presidents, secretary, treasurer, editor and one direector from each class.

CONTACT INFORMATION District Governor Trang Tran District Secretary Hakikat Bains District Treasurer Eric Grewal District Bulletin Editor Sara Thomas

Convention Chair Denny Lim International VP Caitlin Stroup District Administrator John Jay Assistant District Administrator Tom Saunders Finance Administrator Kevin Buyer

Katie McAnnis- LtG of Division 64 503-896-1157 Kaitlin Pataroque- Divisional Editor Ada Zhang-Divisional Secretary

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