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Kent-Meridian May 2014 Key Club Newsletter

1 Greetings 2 Key Club 101 4 Eliminate 5 Member of the Month 6 Events 8 Kent’s Amazing Race 10 News 11 Contact Info


KELSEY TRAN Hello everyone! I hope you all had an awesome month! Our club worked hard this May and also made our final memories before the end of the school year. Our last Key Club meeting will be on June 4th, I encourage everyone to come to this meeting and join us in celebration for our hard work, but most importantly for the seniors graduating. On another note, I hope you all enjoy my second newsletter! Also, I’m trying to come up with a catchy title for my newsletter starting next month, so if you have any ideas, please contact me! In Love and Service, Kelsey Tran GREETINGS FROM THE PRESIDENT:

EMILY LY Hey Key Clubbers! The school year is quickly coming to an end and I could not be more emotionally torn on this matter. On one hand I am glad to be able to relax and focus solely on Key Club, but on the other, our club will be losing roughly ten of our finest Key Clubbers. These guys, we all know as ‘The Seniors’, are about to embark on a new journey, one that no longer involves high school or Key Club. I don’t know about all of you, but I surely will miss them. They are literally the heart and soul of K-M Key Club. Wherever they are, the fun and spirit seems to follow suit. I have learned and grown so much thanks to them; I couldn’t have befriended a better group of upperclassmen. At the beginning of the month, ‘The Seniors’ joined us one last time to host our annual Staff Appreciation Lunch. As a club we spent the day serving food and smiles to K-M’s beloved staff members. During this month we also kicked off our Jamba Juice BOGO Card fundraisers. If you have any cards out, please SELL SELL SELL, and if you aren’t selling any, BUY BUY BUY. 50% of the proceeds go to our club, so promoting and purchasing these cards will really help our club out. Upcoming events we have the Kent International Festival and May DCM on the same day, May 31st. If you aren’t busy, you should really come out to Coulon to mingle and hang out. Please bring food because the event is a potluck! After the month of May ends we have 18 days left until summer officially starts, make these last few weeks count Key Clubbers! :) In Love and Service, Emily Ly


OBEJCTIVES: Key Club international is a studentled organization that teaches leadership skills from service to others in their communities. It is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. Key Club is sponsored by Kiwanis International.


1. To develop initiative and leadership. 2. To provide experience in living and working together. 3. To serve the school and community. 4. To cooperate with the school principal. 5. To prepare for useful citizenship. 6. To accept and promote the following ideals:

To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.

To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.

To promote the adoption and application of higher standards in scholarship, sportsmanship and social contacts.

To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.

To provide a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render unselfish service and to build better communities.

To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and goodwill.


Vision: We are caring and competent servant leaders transforming communities worldwide. Motto: Caring – Our Way of Life Pledge: 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 combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.


In the midst of serene nature and fluctuating weather conditions lies the great Pacific Northwest District (PNW).The Pacific Northwest is geographically the largest district of Key Club International. The district spans from Western Canada to Northern California: with Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and the pan-handle of Idaho in between. The Pacific Northwest encompasses nearly 1.8 million square miles and includes over 300 clubs that operate under 44 divisions. Through rain or shine, snow or hail, Key Clubbers in the Pacific Northwest dedicate countless hours to their communities and internationally, and are always Proud 'N' Willing to serve!


ELIMINATE PACIFIC NORTHWEST DISTRICT PROJECT What is the ELIMINATE Project? The Eliminate project is a joint project with Kiwanis and UNICEF to internationally terminate MNT.

What is MNT? In 25 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? What can we do? With just $1.80, you can help save the lives of a mother and her newborn child.

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.


MEMBER OF THE MONTH BIRTHDAY: January 3rd GRADUATING YEAR: 2017 FAVORITE TYPE OF FOOD: Asian FAVORITE COLOR: All kinds of blues <3 FAVORITE QUOTE: “If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.” –Winnie the Pooh

IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, WOULD YOU RATHER EAT YOUR LEG OR YOUR ARM? Arm...? I'd need to walk you know xP IF YOU CAN HAVE ANY SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? It'd probably be to run super fast, like that runner from x-men, I just thought it was super cool since you can practically look invisible with the speed. XD WHY DO YOU LOVE KEY CLUB? I love Key Club because I always feel at home when I'm with you guys... The atmosphere is always light and people are funny and easy to get along with. I can always think "wow, I'm really proud to be in a club like this." I also love the memories that come from each event we have. ^^ WHY SONIA? Sonia is a really nice and down to earth person, although she is quiet, we can see her coming out of her shell by senior year. She has perfect attendance since the beginning of the term, and she helped out at the Crab Feed this month! Sonia wasn’t able to go to DCON this year, but she still had a lot of hours and will most likely be going next year. Way to go Sonia!


Every year, Kent-Meridian Key Club hosts a Teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Appreciation Lunch, sponsored by KMPTSA. On May 2nd, we worked hard and prepared homemade meals for teachers to show our appreciation. The staff really enjoyed and appreciated that we spent our time and effort on cooking meals for them!


We also helped out at the Crab Feed on May 17th at the Kent Senior Center. We helped set up and clean tables, serve food, work in the kitchen, and put away chairs and tables at the end of the event. We were also fed free salad, cake, crab and spaghetti for helping out at this event!


Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for the annual Kent Amazing Race! Grab a partner and participate for this event hosted by KM and KR Key Club officers. Start at Kent-Meridian High School and race all around Kent! Make sure to pay the $12 early bird fee, purchase an optional shirt for $13 and fill out the registration and waiver forms by JUNE 6th to any KM/KR officer or advisor.


Help sell or buy Jamba Juice Fundraiser cards! Each BOGO card is $10 each. With each drink you buy, you get another one for free of equal or less value! You can use this card for eight drinks and two food items. There are up to $60 dollars in savings, so you’d help out our club while also enjoying a free smoothie with each purchase. Final money is due JUNE 4th to any KM officer or advisor.

Come join us for our last Key Club meeting of the school year on June 4th! We will be honoring our graduating seniors for the hard work and dedication they put in these last four years. There will be food as well, so don’t miss out on our last meeting!

Kent-Meridian Key Club shirts are available! If you’d like to purchase one, please see Kimberly Ly. Club shirts are $15 dollars each!













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