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JULY 2019 | VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3

KEY CLUB MONTHLY T-O DISTRICT | REGION 7 | DISTRICT 39 S UPLIFT SUMMIT INTERNATIONAL PREPARATORY


TABLE OF contents 3

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

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MONTHLY PUZZLE

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CHILD'S PLAY

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MEMBER'S CORNER

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PLANS OF THE TREASURER

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KEY CLUB IN MY LIFE

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CALENDAR

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SERVICE SHOUTOUTS

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THIRST PROJECT

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CONTACT

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MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR

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SOCIAL MEDIA


MESSAGE FROM

the president

Hey everyone! I hope that y’all have had a great summer. I know that school is about to start back up and I can’t wait to see you all again. I am glad to see that we’ve had more volunteers at our events lately, and hope to see many more! Thank you for all of the effort and work you’ve put in during this past month!

In Love and Service,

Desiree Fisher

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MONTHLY Can you solve this cryptogram?

C T R

H R V C

puzzle

L E I

C B

J O Q U

I B A F V R G J

O V

C B

G B V R

I B A F V R G J

O Q

C T R

V R F M O K R

B J

B C T R F V

Hint! R = E

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CHILD'S

play

MEMBER Janet Suarez

We observe, sprawled on the

This play area was constructed entirely by children

grass with the midsummer heat

using only blue foam blocks. Volunteers were to

beating on our necks. Another

ensure that all blocks remain in the designated

stranger’s laughter roars to a

area, but mostly, it was the perfect excuse to enjoy

crescendo. Merriness among all

the free festivities. Live performers sang on stage

in this pocket of life in town.

just a few feet away from us—the music intermixed

One would be surprised to find

with the smell of food in the air. A sight to see. I

out we were actually working—during vacation,

remember seeing him out of the corner of my eye;

no less. But Uplift Summit Key Club doesn’t stop

a young boy walked away clutching a bright blue

for the summer. On July 3rd, club members

mass: a block from the playground. I shuffled to

volunteered at Light Up Arlington: the annual

him, asking him to return it. He must have gotten

Independence Day celebration in downtown

carried away in the excitement of it all; really, all

Arlington. Festivities lasted from 3 to 9 p.m.

the kids did. One of them built a car out of the blocks. Another built a ship. Others balanced on the cylinder blocks like gymnasts, and some dueled each other like swordsman. There certainly was no shortage of creative talent among them.

Soon enough, Key Clubbers signed out for the night, but the fun wasn’t over. Right next to the library was a neon bubble bus. We joined the mass of people taking photos and videos, enjoying every Inside the George W. Hawkes library, volunteers

minute of it. In retrospect, there was nothing

ran crafting stations for kids to make paper

special about it. It is childish, really, to have an

crowns and bookmarks. After wiping down

unwavering fascination with something so simple

tables, we adorned them with glue sticks, colors,

and seemingly meaningless, but there we were.

white paper, and decorative sparkly foam paper

The tiny spheres floated in the air, glistened in the

cutouts. Kids intermittently visited the stations,

disappearing sun—had we ever seen so many?

only to be welcomed and ushered by volunteers.

Perhaps. But perhaps it was being a part of

Once plopping down in any empty seat, they

something grand. That night, the community

could color to their hearts’ content. At some

vibrated together. Another successful Key Club

point, someone opened the door and a gust of

event

wind blew the pieces of foam paper across the floor. Members scrambled to clean the little pieces up, ensuring to never let the incident happen again.

Eventually, members were instructed to help with the imagination playground just outside.

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MEMBER'S

corner

SECRETARY Isabella Nguyen

As a member of Key Club for

in socials and fun activities with the members

2 years, and the secretary of

such as the winter social that allowed team

Uplift Summit International

building and fun memories. Additionally, the

Preparatory’s 2019-2020

officers worked to ensure relations with other

year, I have a fair amount of

clubs as well. For example, we attended

experience and memories

numerous Inter-club socials and even won the

with the Key Club community

volleyball blast. Key Club also included

another service club that would be quiet and

conventions and learning opportunities such as

inactive. However, my experience was the

DCON that our club attended.

exact opposite. I soon discovered that Key

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Club was undoubtedly the most involved and

With all of these amazing activities it is safe to

active club in my school district and in helping

say that I thoroughly enjoyed my experiences in

the community. The club would frequently hold

Key Club and highly value what the club stands

meetings at least once a month in addition to

for. For me personally, Key Club means and

socials and events. Along with these general

stands for a lot of things. First off, Key Club is a

meetings, I saw the dedication and

way to show appreciation and gratitude to the

commitment upheld by the officers and board

community we live in. Key Club prioritizes the

members of the cub who meet virtually every

kindness and service performed to the

week and would constantly call and talk to

community that provides for us and I happily

each other about club concerns. The amount

partook in many of the volunteering and service

of dedication from the members of the club

events. Whether it be at local libraries or at

was also demonstrated by all of the

city-wide celebrations, I learned to value

volunteering events and involvement in the

human relations and hard work that goes

school and community. In only the 2018-2019,

behind every event. For example, during the

the club members served over 1,300 man

Holiday Lights Parade I came to understand the

hours! As a participant in these volunteer

struggles the planners had to go through to

events I was able to see how willing the

plan and run the event all while maintaining a

members were to give back to the community.

smile and happy presence for the Christmas

The members not only served to the best of

event. Additionally, I love that Key Club stands

their abilities, they would go above and

for involvement, growth, and awareness. For

beyond their task while proudly wearing a

instance, as a previous attendee of the Walk for

smile throughout the days. The volunteer

Alzheimer before, while volunteering at the

activities that Key Club participates in is not

event I learned how commitment can lead to

only around the school. We worked to serve all

growth as the program continued to expand

over Arlington and Texas as well as helping out

and gain recognition. Key Club also

anywhere we can in the school. Furthermore,

demonstrates global awareness with programs

the officers of the club made sure to schedule

such as ChildFund that teaches us not to take


anything for granted and learn to appreciate everything around you. While doing this, I also learned the importance of giving to people in need while learning to understand development and growth myself. Finally, Key Club stands promotes both self respect and respect for the people around you. Without the community backing us, we would never be able to stand where we are today and the Key Club organization understands that and continues to teach respect towards the community and people across the globe. Most importantly, Key Club teaches us that we have value and worth in this world that we should not take for granted. The work we perform under the guidance of the organization is not just a task to be completed everyday, instead it is a way to provide for our community and learn to understand yourself in this crazy game we call life.

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PLANS OF THE

treasurer

TREASURER Alexandria Nguyen

For the past year, I have

having previous experience in the position,

served as the treasurer for

members expect prestige and accuracy in

Summit’s 2018-2019 Key

my work. Luckily due to the former

Club chapter. As such, it

experience the knots were able to be

was my duty to keep track

worked out, creating a more effective

of finances, to collect

system of management. The comradery and

money from students, and

relationship with fellow officers and

to use funds to pay for any expenditures.

administration was able to foster a sense of trust in which the future of the club seems

I had several goals as treasurer when this

bright.

experience began. First of all, I wanted to keep very organized and detailed records of

Through the process, I learned a lot about

monetary transactions as in the past, the club

myself and being a leader from the ups and

had some minor inconveniences involving

downs as treasurer. I also learned how to

financing. In order to accomplish this

better effectively communicate with people

particular goal, I kept an excel document

in a leadership role, and worked on my

documenting incomes and expenditures that

public speaking skills when presenting things

the club underwent. Because of such notions,

during general meetings. Probably the

our club still had $250 left in our account for

greatest thing I worked on and learned from

the upcoming chapter. With this money we

this year as treasurer was being part of a

hope to be able to host more socials, allocate

team.

funds toward competition, and reduce membership fees.

As far as the possibilities for this upcoming chapter goes, I plan to be able to work with

Being one of the officers taught me how to

my fellow officers in cutting down the

work as part of a team. When this process

membership fee. Something that our club

began, I knew that we would have meetings

centralizes on is our commitment and

every week, but I didn’t realize how integral

uniformity both as representation on campus

the team aspect would be to the position.

along with at volunteer events. We do such

Many of the decisions made were

by our sharp t-shirt designs. As t-shirts bring

collaborative efforts as a team, and we tried

forth the image of our club, one of my goals

to be a unified front for the organization.

is to fundraise to be able to buy each of our

Together, we brainstormed on service

members shirts, or at least lower the price.

opportunities along with socials as a way to

The fundraising department was slightly

bring the community together.

lacking last chapter, however, my fellow officers and I plan to centralize fundraisers

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As the incumbent treasurer the task came

to our own school community for better

with both reward and expectation. Due to

results.


The upcoming Key Club chapter offers many possibilities, continuing the success of the club and overall membership involvement remains a primary concentration. As many of this chapter’s officers are also incumbents or have experience with Key Club I hope that we can jump straight into creating endless experiences and opportunities to serve the community.

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KEY CLUB

in my life

PRESIDENT Desiree Fisher

It is with enormous pleasure

I had never really been much of a social child,

that I can say that Key Club

even less so as a growing teen with a close

has demonstrated a daily

and set circle of friends. Going into high

impact on my life. After

school, all of my teachers had constantly told

becoming a member of my

me that when I became an adult I could hide

school's Key Club, I started

behind my mom or anyone else when it came

altering my way of thinking.

to any sort of social interaction. I was

We would do many volunteering events that

especially aware of all the calls and emails

involved cleaning up around different places

and face to face conversations that would

like parks, and our campus, things like this

take place if when I became president, and so

made me more aware of the environment and

far I can at least say I am not as scared of

what I could do on a daily basis to help it by

communicating with others as much as I used

doing even the most trivial things like picking

to be.

up trash I happen by. Not only clean up events but any of our volunteering events that

This club is also a great character builder. I

involved many conversations with others

would not say that I was much of a strong

changed my interactions with others by

confident leader. It was a problem just for me

making me more aware of how a simple smile

to go up in front of the class and present a

could make someone's week.Â

straightforward presentation I had rehearsed in and out, yet still found myself still forgetting

However, this is nothing compared to the

the words and turning beat red. I was

impact Key Club has on my life now that I am

completely aware of the fact that I would

President of my school's club. I never really

have to speak in front of a room full of

felt like I had much going for me in life until I

students not far from my age as well as talk to

joined Key Club, and then when I was elected

numerous adults. I took this position as a

president it was meant so much to me that my

challenge to improve myself and prepare for

peers had faith in me to lead them along with

life after school. I have come to find that it

my fellow officers. I knew then it would

really is not so bad talking to people and it

change things because it would mean I'd be

can lead to wonderful things.Â

busier due to organizing events and such for the club but I never thought it would truly help

If there were any possibility of going back in

me as a person by building my interpersonal

time and changing anything at all, I’d leave

skills and strengthening my character. It was

everything just the way it is because of the

like I had just applied for a job and was hired.

learning experience and memories that I am

It included a semi-flexible schedule that you

making along the way.

could not feign sick if it inconvenienced your downtime.

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july 2019

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A LOOK AHEAD 313 N Center St, Arlington, TX 76011, USA The following positions are needed for this event: greeting, light, food, set-up, serving, and clean up. This is event is indoor from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

RISE AGAINST HUNGER 807 S Great SW Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75051, USA Volunteers will be able to label bags, stack boxes, wash dishes, and fulfill other tasks at this facility.

23rd

(SIGN UP IS DOWN CURRENTLY)

MEETING Room 202 Welcome back the club members and present new events and new ideas for the new year

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MAKING IT HAPPEN - CONCESSIONS 1 AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011, USA Work at a concession stand at the AT&T Stadium for their youth programs. Volunteers are required to wear all black pants, t-shirt, and tennis shoes; no jeans or leggings are allowed.

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MAKING IT HAPPEN - CONCESSIONS 1 AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011, USA Work at a concession stand at the AT&T Stadium for their youth programs. Volunteers are required to wear all black pants, t-shirt, and tennis shoes; no jeans or leggings are allowed.

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SERVICE

shoutouts

UNICEF "UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential."

- UNICEF's Mission Statement

MARCH OF DIMES "Prematurity is the #1 killer of babies in the United States. We are working to change that and help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. From polio to prematurity the March of Dimes has focused on researching the problems that threaten our children and finding ways to prevent them."

- March of Dimes's Mission Statement

CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK "Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' mission is to generate funds and awareness programs in partnership with and for the benefit of member hospitals/foundations and the children they are privileged to serve."

- Children's Miracle Network's Mission Statement

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CONTACT

information

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DISTRICT GOVERNOR

DISTRICT TECH PRODUCER

Ashna Patel

Lacey Thomas

governor@tokeyclub.com

techassistant@tokeyclub.com

DISTRICT SECRETARY

DISTRICT EDITOR

Kareena Patel

Vivian Thai

secretary@tokeyclub.com

editor@tokeyclub.com

DISTRICT TREASURER

DISTRICT CONVENTION LIASON

Katherine Chao

Dillion Grisham

treasurer@tokeyclub.com

cl@tokeyclub.com

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR

REGION 7 ADVISOR

Kenyon Black

Melissa Greene

administrator@tokeyclub.com

region7@tokeyclub.com


CONTACT

information

DIVISION 39 SOUTH LTG

CLUB SPONSOR

Sharlene Garcia

Ebonii Nelson

ltg39s@tokeyclub.com

enelson@uplifteducation.org

CLUB PRESIDENT

CLUB TREASURER

Desiree Fisher

Alexandria Nguyen

upliftsummit.keyclubpresident

upliftsummit.keyclubtreasurer

@gmail.com

@gmail.com

CLUB VICE-PRESIDENT

CLUB EVENT COORDINATOR

Aamilah Chowdhury

Daniela Covarrubias

upliftsummit.keyclubvice

upliftsummit.keyclubhistorian

@gmail.com

@gmail.com

CLUB SECRETARY

CLUB EDITOR

Isabella Nguyen

Lily Huynh

upliftsummit.keyclubsecretary

upliftsummit.keyclubeditor

@gmail.com

@gmail.com

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MESSAGE FROM

the editor

Can you believe it? Our school year is about to start in less than a week. Even though summer has concluded, the fun continues as this year will bring forth new events to volunteer at! It might be slow at first due to the start of a new school year, but that does not mean we will not do our duty to serve others in the community. I hope that we will be able to make new memories and create another prosperous year for our Key Club chapter. See you soon Key Clubbers!

In Love and Service,

Lily Huynh

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