NYDKC Division 24 | Fall Newsletter
Dear Division 24,
Table of Contents LTG’s Greeting………….2 Key Club Basics………...3 Fall Rally Recap………..4 Paperwork Update……5 Contact Information….6 Wounded Warriors…….8 Divisional Meeting……..8 LTC………………………..9 Service Spotlight……….9 Upcoming Events……10 Key Club Week………11
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Now that we have ended the months of October and November and are quickly heading towards the holiday season, I’d like to remind you all of the importance of keeping in contact with your Lieutenant Governor and fellow Division 24 Key Clubs via email, Facebook, and other forms of social media. While it gets harder for us to travel and see one another during the winter months, we can still keep in contact by using social media to our advantage. Thank you to everyone who attended our November Divisional Meeting and participated in our Wounded Warriors Bottle Drive. I hope you all got a chance to see the importance of working with our Kiwanis, Circle K, Aktion, Builders’, and K-Kids clubs after seeing the representation from almost every K-Family Branch at the last Divisional. Our service year is more than halfway over, so it’s time to begin thinking about your future in Key Club! We will be having Lieutenant Governor Elections in January, so if you are interested in the position or having any questions concerning running for higher office, please contact me as soon as possible! I’ll be able to answer any of your questions and help you out if you have any concerns. Lieutenant Governor letters of intent are due to me by December 15th! Also, remember that LTC is approaching quickly, and each club should be sending at least 2 delegates to elect our new District Officers. If you have any questions about LTC, don’t be afraid to ask! Finally, I want to thank all of you who attended and made our Fall Rally a success. The Canadian Lieutenant Governors and I were so proud to be able to say that our divisions are composed of such dedicated Key Clubbers! Working with you in the spirit of service, Laken Kelly New York District Key Club Lieutenant Governor Division 24 Ogdensburg Free Academy ‘15
Key Club: The Basics District: New York
Lieutenant Governor: Laken Kelly
District Governor: Paul Desantis
Division 24 Clubs: Carthage Ogdensburg Free Academy Norwood-Norfolk General Brown South Jefferson Indian River Madrid-Waddington Potsdam Gouvernuer Watertown
International Trustee: Michelle Petersen
Key Club Motto: Caring – Our way of life. Key Club Core Values: • Leadership • Character Building • Caring • Inclusiveness
Key Club 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 to combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions
District Mascot: Beaver Area Kiwanis LTG: Judy Condino Area Circle K LTG: Hans Butler
This is a great time of the year to brush up on your Key Club knowledge! Read over this information, all of which could be very useful to you in the future! If you have any questions about these facts, let me know!
Fall Rally 2013 Thank you again to all the Key Clubbers who came out and made our 2013 Eastern Canada Division 8, 9, &10 and New York District Division 24 Fall Rally/DLTC a success! The event was held in Ottawa, Ontario and had 45 Key Club members from the New York District, with over 90 members total in attendance. The meeting, hosted by NYDKC Lieutenant Governor Laken Kelly and Eastern Canada District Lieutenant Governors was an amazing opportunity for Key Clubbers from two different districts to interact on an International level without having to travel extreme amounts. The meeting featured workshops such as : Introduction to Key Club International; District Conventions, International Conventions, and Running for Higher Office; Service Projects (Miracle Minute, Eliminate Project, and KCI Sponsored Projects); and Fundraising Strategies. Members were encouraged to take notes and appreciate the information provided at each workshop. In addition to that, the Key Clubbers raised $100.31 (to the right) through a Miracle Minute fundraiser, in which the Lieutenant Governors collected loose change from Key Club Members in attendance, and then counted it up and announced the total during the closing session of the Fall Rally. All of the money raised during the â€œMiracle Minuteâ€? will be donated to the Eliminate Project. Additionally, Key Clubbers were rewarded for all their hard work throughout the day with fun games and icebreaker activities, including: the Human Knot game, Master of the Universe, the Machine Game, and the Duct tape and Newspaper fashion show (pictured to the left). Each of these activities gave Key Clubbers the chance to not only unwind and have some fun on such a busy day, but interact with other Key Clubbers not only from their own division and District, but from different KCI Districts! Again, special thanks to each and every Key Clubber, Advisor, or K-Family member who took the time out of their busy schedules to attend our Fall Rally, it would not have been a success without you!
Paperwork Status Update
ERF Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
General Brown Gouvernuer
Indian River Madrid Waddington
Ogdensburg Free Academy
CONTACT INFORMATION Division 24 Lieutenant Governor Laken Kelly 304 Proctor Avenue Ogdensburg, NY 13669 Lakenkelly.email@example.com (315)323-2215
Kiwanis Committee Representative Christina Frank Christina.firstname.lastname@example.org (315)323-0326
Key Club International
Key Club International Trustee Michelle Petersen Petersen.email@example.com (IT to the Capital, NY, and Ohio Districts)
District Executive Board District Governor Paul Desantis Pauldesantis.firstname.lastname@example.org
District Secretary Helen Wong Helenwong.email@example.com
District Treasurer Alexander Mok Alexandermok.firstname.lastname@example.org
District Editor Hannah Song Hannahsong.email@example.com
District Webmaster Jimmy Lin Jimmylin.firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor’s Executive Assistant Nabiha Qudsi IP Division 24 LTG Nabihaqudsi.email@example.com Governor’s Executive Assistant Shelby Wadsworth Shelbywadsworth.firstname.lastname@example.org
District Project: Wounded Warriors This year, one of our District Projects is Wounded Warriors. The Wounded Warrior project serves those veterans who have been injured on or after September 11, 2001. It provides services for them and their families by honoring and empowering the wounded warriors. Through peer mentors and family support, the Wounded Warrior Project does it’s best to combat stress and help these veterans recover. I encourage you to hold club fundraisers as a way to raise money towards the Wounded Warrior Project. If you do so, you can donate the money (or find information on how to donate) at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate .
Divisional Meeting Recap Our last divisional meeting was held Sunday, November 10th, at the Norwood-Norfolk Central School. For those of you who did not attend, at the Divisional, we discussed topics such as: • Lieutenant Governor Elections • K-Family Relations • Leadership Training Conference • Fall Rally And many of the other great happenings in Key Club! We also did an advocacy project, filling out postcards that will be sent to Governor Cuomo in an effort to keep the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg open. If you have any other questions about what was discussed at the meeting contact LTG Laken at email@example.com .
You are invited to:
Leadership Training Conference 2014 `
What is Leadership Training Conference? Leadership Training Conference is where the election of the new Executive Board, the installation of the new District Board, and the training of all the new officers in the District takes place. This year’s theme is magic, so prepare to have a great time!
Ideas for a logo or any other LTC ideas? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Where and when is Leadership Training Conference? Friday, March 28th, 2014, through Sunday, March 30th, 2014, at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, NY. Questions about registration? Key Clubs should be able to register soon, but if you have any questions about LTC contact Laken Kelly at email@example.com
Service Spotlight Article The annual Read and Lead program at the Ogdensburg Boys’ and Girls’ Club is as strong as ever, thanks to the dedication of the Ogdensburg Free Academy Key Clubbers. Every Monday night, a few Key Clubbers go to the Boys and Girls Club and read to the members. As an incentive to keep to program going, the Ogdensburg Free Academy Key Club makes it necessary that any Key Clubber interested in going to Leadership Training Conference attends at least five Read and Leads. With the OFA Key Club’s help, more and more Boys’ and Girls’ Club members are getting excited about reading!
Upcoming Events Dues and Clubs Rosters Due
Kiwanis Divisional in Massena
LTG letters of intent due
Key Club Week This year, the Norwood-Norfolk Central School Key Club held a “non-traditional” Key Club week. Instead of sponsoring the regular events such as “Show Your K in Every Way” or “Kudos to the Key Players, they created five events similar to a spirit week and carried them out throughout the entire week. It included themes like “Celebrity Day”, “Hippie Day”, “Crazy Hair Day”, “Hug a Key Clubber Day”, and a Day where they held an interest meeting for students who hadn’t yet joined Key Club! Creating your own ideas for a Key-Club themed spirit week is a great alternative to following the regular Key Club Week festivities!
Consider holding your own Key Club Week festivities! Generally, the days are as follows: Show your K in Every Way (Monday); Kudos to the Key Players (Tuesday); Connect the Ks (Wednesday); Bring a Friend to Key Club (Thursday); Your Way (Friday).
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