KENT MERIDIANS MONTHLY KEY CLUB NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2013
INTRODUCTION TABLE OF CONTENTS Page 1: Key Club 101 Page 2: The Eliminate Project Page 3: Summer Overview Page 4: Current Events and News Page 5: Contact Information
GREETINGS FROM THE EDITOR:
Marquel Gapuz Hey Guys! It’s Marquel, and Its time for the first newsletter of the year! For those of you who are new, I do these every month and talk about the events we have and I will also put pictures of the service events we do in here! Newcomers and Veterans alike should find my newsletters very helpful. I enjoy making this first newsletter, and I hope you enjoy reading it! Thanks. -Marquel Gapuz
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:
YEN LE Hey KM Key Clubbers! This is Yen Le, the President of Kent-Meridian Key Club. I hope all you guys and girls are settled at KM and getting used to the school flow. Also, I hoped you guys enjoyed the first Key Club meeting of the school year. It was interesting and enjoyable at the same time. That’s why I recommend y’all to come to our Key Club Meetings on Wednesdays in the EW @2:30PM. We will present information on service events, play icebreakers to get to know each other, and have a good time making Key Club a part of your High School life experience. This following month, our main service project we have would be Concessions, which is where veterans like myself and other experienced Key Clubbers help you learn how to vender foods and drinks, operate any machinery, and have a good time bonding as Key Clubbers during football season. If you are new or never done concessions, I would recommend this event to you and would like to get to know each and every one of you in Key Club. Don’t forget to turn in your $12 dues to the cashier in her office before/after school or during lunches when she is in the PAC. If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or anything, feel free to contact the executive board on Facebook, Twitter, or texting if you want. Looking forward to seeing you guys grow throughout the school year! In Love and Service, Yen Le
KEY CLUB 101
WHAT IS KEY CLUB?
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.
Key Club International is sponsored by Kiwanis International and is the largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization that teaches High School students to perform acts of service in their communities and will also learn leadership skills
Objects •To develop initiative and leadership. •To provide experience in living and working together. •To serve the school and community. •To cooperate with the school principal. •To prepare for useful citizenship. •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 good will.
PNW District Project: ELIMINATE What is the ELIMINATE Project? The ELIMINATE Project is a joint project with Kiwanis and UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).
What is MNT? In 26 countries, MNT can bring nightmares to families. MNT kills one baby every nine minutes. This tetanus can also kill mothers. MNT is caused when tetanus spores come into contact with open cuts during childbirth, striking the ones who are less fortunate than us.
Do Your Part MNT is highly preventable. Three doses alone cost a mere $1.80. This will be used to immunize mothers, who will then pass it on to their offspring. It will take 110 million dollars for MNT to be eliminated off the face of the planet. It will also take the hard work of Kiwanis and UNICEF for MNT to be completely gone. Educate yourself and help ELIMINATE MNT.
Summer Overview This summer, KM Key club did not stop working! From helping out at the Bon Odori Festival to volunteering at the Kent International Festival! When summer was coming to an end, KM Key Club and its officers appeared at Royal Rally Day in hopes of recruiting some new members. Other than that, it was a great summer for KM Key Club, but winter is usually the busiest month of all the events. Do those events, Key Clubbers!
SEATTLE RALLY 2013 Seattle Rally 2013 was held at Hazen High School and overall was a great success! There were more than 350 attendees this year. Key Clubbers who went played games, meet new people, and attend workshops in which key clubbers learn more information to help out their club or help out them in life. Sadly, Division 32 did not win the spirit stick! But at DCON, Division 32 will take it home! Seattle Rally is just a taste of DCON, Iâ€™ll see you at DCON 2014!
Current Events & News
Dues are 12 Dollars, and we would prefer if you would pay by Halloween! This Fee will ensure your membership as a Key Clubber.
MERCHANDISE KCCP Hoodies are 20 dollars Division 32 shirts are 10 dollars
CONCESSIONS Concessions are held at French Field. They usually take place on Thursdays and Fridays. If you sign up, please be there around 5:30! The event usually ends around 10 PM. At concessions, you will help serve food and drinks to hungry fans watching the game! It is also one of the fun events key club has to offer. Who knows, maybe you can also get some food? So please, sign up while you can!
Please contact one of the officers if you are interested in purchasing any!
SECRETARY JUNELLE PALISOC firstname.lastname@example.org
TRESURER EMILY LY email@example.com
THAT’S ALL, FOLKS!