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NOVEMBER 2019 | VOLUME 2, ISSUE 7

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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LEDCON

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FUN-FILLED FORUM

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DON'T SIT ON COLORECTAL CANCER

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THE TEACHER FEATURE

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SWEET, SAVORY, AND SOMETIMES BITTER

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A LITTLE CHILI ON THE SIDE

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PUFFIN' FOR STUFFIN'

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HUMAN'S OF TEXAS-OKLAHOMA

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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

Hi Summit Key Clubbers! We have had another fruitful month of volunteering! Thus far we have served our community by volunteering at the DFW Undy RunWalk & Kiwanis Chili Day in November! The semester is nearing its end and it has been a great few months getting to know you as we volunteer at service opportunities. I look forward to another amazing month of service together!

In Love and Service,

Aamilah Chowdhury

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MONTHLY Can you solve these puzzles?

puzzle

CONNECT THE DOTS

What do snowmen eat for a snack? RIDDLE OF THE MONTH

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TEXAS OKLAHOMA DISTRICT OF KEY CLUB INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS

CREATING STARS OF SERVICE APRIL 23-26, 2020

LEDCON 2020 5


FUN-FILLED

forum

EVENT COORD Daniela Covarrubias

Our monthly meeting was

They were gracious guests and our club greeted

full of excitement. There

them happily. Eric Smith gave a speech at the

was not a dull moment in

meeting about potential scholarships for those

the air. The arrival of our key

who actively participate in volunteer work. He

club’s shirts, guests, and our

offered his contact information for those

annual teacher

interested in these scholarship opportunities. Our

appreciation card making

president wrote down his email and encouraged

activity led to one of the most successful

our club to apply. At the end of the meeting,

meetings in our Key Club’s history. The

both Eric Smith and Sharlene were given club

November meeting also talked about upcoming

shirts as well as an appreciation card for all they

events such as the Undy RunWalk, Making it

do for the district as well as our club.

Happen, UNICEF collection drive, Kiwanis Chili Day, and more.

For the last thirty minutes of the meeting, Aamilah presented this week’s task of writing a

After collecting orders from returning members,

letter for every teacher as well as every staff

new members, and teachers, our officers were

member on the high school campus. This

so proud to finally announce that they had

included core teachers, teachers for elective

arrived at the November meeting. Prior to the

classes, special education teachers, lunchroom

meeting, all the officers came together to label

workers, custodians, registration workers, and

the shirts and organize them together into their

more. Our club made over forty letters to thank

correct sizes. Teachers were given their shirts

all of the them for their hard work. It was

before the meeting commenced. Once the

inspirational to see our club all working hard

meeting began, the t-shirts’ arrival was

from one task. The level of creativity was through

announced about fifteen minutes into the

the roof as people used calligraphy, art

meeting. The club members cheered loudly and

techniques, and even made origamis for the

the shirts began being passed out. To avoid

cards. Despite worrying previously about not

disruption, only one other officer and I passed

being able to make all the cards from the lack of

out the shirts five at a time. Only about seven

participants, this was a pointless concern as

shirts remained by the end of the meeting

there was more than enough members to

which have since been passed out. Due to the

complete the project.

change in design, our officers were worried about people not liking the design as much as

The meeting went smoothly and I look forward to

last year. This was not an issue and the club

more monthly meetings for our club later on in

loved their shirts with many praising Lily, our

the school year. Our organization for these

editor, for her design this year with our new

meetings is definitely improving as time goes by.

mascot, the Shiba.

It is a pleasure to see how far our club has come from less than twenty members in the first year to

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Lieutanent Governor of District 39 South,

the members we currently have. We will make

Sharlene Garcia and our Kiwanis Sponsor, Eric

sure to keep up the hard work and have a

Smith arrived at our monthly gathering.

riveting December meeting next month.


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DON'T SIT ON

colorectal cancer

EDITOR Lily Huynh

The frosty wind nipped our

It was time to roll out, members were divided

fingertips and the sun still

into three teams: cheer team, refreshments

asleep; it was the start of

team, and registration team. The cheer team

the 2019 Annual DFW Undy

consisted of Abby Baker, Alexandria Nguyen,

RunWalk event. Members

Isabella Nguyen, and Lily Huynh. Cheer team

wore layers of layers of

drove out to their marked location and made

clothes to keep warm from

inventive cheers that brightened up the runners

the unusual chilly weather in Texas. It was the

and even police officers who passed by them.

morning of November 6th, around 5:30 AM, when

The refreshments team were Yazmin Menjivar,

members began to gather. It was too dark to see

Arturo Cornejo, Estefania Ramirez, and Adriana

our other members except the shadows they

River. Refreshment team not only passed out

cast under the street lights. Even though dim, we

drinks to runners but also cheered them to

worked through it and first sorted out the

reach the end. The registration team were Arian

merchandise to be given to runners later on. The

Tashakori, Daniela Covarrubias, Hamza

merchandise being passed out was not only your

Abdilahi, Alan Mach, and Edmond Mach. They

typically t-shirt, but it came with a pair of

stayed behind to help at the main location,

underwear. Strange, right? Unlike most, the

some helping pass out the underwear, others

Colorectal Cancer Alliance wanted their merch

registering runners in, and others helping out

to pertain to their goal, colorectal cancer:

the tents that lined the grassy field.

Cancer that begins near the end of the colon, or the rectum. There was so much underwear that

As the event ended, runners were awarded

stacks of it stretched across three tables, all

medals for their hard work. Sadly, some

including a variety of sizes from babies to adults!

members left early due to scheduling conflicts but those who stayed pushed through and

As the sun began to peak over the horizon,

helped with breaking down the event. The chilly

runners slowly began to make their way to

but fun-filled event came to a close as

registration. Tents gleamed under the rising sun’s

members went home with happy smiles and new

rays. However, some stations were not prepared

friends!

yet, such as the food tent. Thus, we hurried to bring the snacks and refreshments across the field on a cart. Some being more prideful than others, tried to push stacks and stacks of water bottles on one rickety cart. As suspected, the poor cart barely made it halfway across the soft grass and people had to carry some of the packs of water to the station by hand. This all worked out because members were awarded with some of the snacks which consisted of a variety of granola bars.

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THE TEACHER

feature

SECRETARY Isabella Nguyen

Every day of every year, our

With the completion of the card deliveries, Uplift

teachers are thinking about

Summit International Preparatory s Key Club

all of their students and the

continues its tradition of delivering Thank You

ways to assist their scholars

notes to the staff every year. The colorful cards

to the best of their abilities.

serve other purposes beyond just being a fun

Now, it's the students’ turn

project, they express our gratitude, our

to give back. At the

connections, our appreciation, and our love for

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November 8th General Meeting, our members

all of the staff members that allow us to flourish

all worked together to create cards for EVERY

and grow. This tradition fosters and cultivates the

staff member on campus. After the extensive

relationship between the students and the staff

decorating and heartfelt notes, the members

and is a motivator to work hard every day.

all completed the cards. As the officers traveled the hall carrying the The following week, it was time for the officers

heartfelt messages, we were able to see the

to begin their roles of delivering the cards with

faces of the teachers light up. Even the tired

a goodie bag and a smile. Along with the

teachers with forlorn faces transformed their

colorful cards, the teachers received a cookie,

frowns into smiles. We were able to capture

stamp, and eraser, and occasionally, a mango

these moments in our photos and received many

for our gluten-free friends. Of course we did

hugs and thanks in return.

not limit the gifts to the teachers, each of the staff members from our administrators to our

In the spirit of the season, Key Club is reaching

RTC team to our custodians to cafeteria

out to everyone to share their feelings and

workers, everyone received a gift of gratitude

express their gratitude for the community around

from our thankful members From November 13th

them. Even the most mundane and small things

to November 14th, the officers worked hard

deserve a ¨thank you to show our

scouring the halls and travelling the campus to

appreciations. Both the club members and the

deliver the cards to each of the teachers.

teachers were happy to participate in this event

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and were able to show their appreciation. Each card addressed all of the thanks from the

Ultimately, it's the fun feelings and memories

club members for everything that the staff does

shared that truly become the moments to

for us. Without our amazing teachers and

appreciate.

school staff, we would be unable to learn everyday, eat our lunches, or be able to attend our beautiful campus from morning to night. There is no way for our members to properly express how thankful we are but in this thankfulness season, we did our best to convey our feelings while serving some smiles!

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SWEET, SAVORY,

and sometimes bitter

EDITOR Lily Huynh

The night consisted of

Hoards of members began to fill up the room,

homemade boba tea, ice

the sweet smell of black tea welcoming them in.

cream sandwiches, cookies

Cups were being passed left and right, with

galore, and High School

Treasurer Alexandria Nguyen and Secretary

Musical. To congratulate our

Isabella Nguyen serving drinks, Event

members in raising more

Coordinator Daniela Covarrubias refilling the

than $400 in funds for the

broiler to steam more tea, President Aamilah

Trick-or-Treat UNICEF boxes and the club, the

Chowdhury managing the flow of students and

Key Club officers went out of their way to create

teachers coming in-and-out of the room, and

a social to remember! All the chaos, joy, and bad

Vice-Editor Lily Huynh driving around town for

singing concluded the night and gave the kids

more supplies and taking pictures of the event

something to remember before they left for

itself.

Thanksgiving break. Overall, the night was hectic but full of fun in Making boba tea is a simple process, but let’s just

the end. The members and officers came

say some of us officers over complicated things.

together to sing memorable songs from High

Vice-Editor Lily Huynh, Secretary Isabella Nguyen,

School Musical. Furthermore, no one could get

and Event Coordinator Daniela Covarrubias were

enough of the boba tea made so many came

left to do the heavy-lifting, cooking the tapioca

back for seconds and even thirds! The social

balls. Now it may seem easy, but to walk back

being this successful inspired us to continue this

and forth from the classroom to the water

tradition and even expanding our homemade

fountain took a long time. When cooking the

boba tea to other Key Clubs in our district too!

tapioca balls, we used a steamer to get it boiling

The night closed with a success and all extra

faster and added some honey to sweeten it up.

teas were taken home to enjoy with our

After that, we brewed bundles of black tea

families. The stressful week of assignments and

packets as the base of our boba tea. Because

exams was concluded with sweet, savory, and

we did not have many supplies on hand, we

sometimes bitter boba tea!

actually used a rice cooker to steam them in! The rest was pretty simple, just adding the flavoring which were milk tea, green tea, and thai tea.

However, that was not the end of it, we underestimated the amount of scholars attending the social, thus there was not enough supplies. So Vice-Editor Lily Huynh had to rush out to buy an assortment of items, such as cookies, ice cream cakes, ice, straws, cups, and more! It was quite hectic as they were only given thirty minutes to get all the supplies and come back in time for the floodgates to open.

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A LITTLE CHILI

on the side

MEMBER Yazmin Menjivar

The annual Kiwanis Chili Day

s or helping with preparation on the chili.

was occurring November 23,

Even if it was packed, the members didn’t

2019, and members were

have trouble finding a job for themselves to

looking forward to it. Most

do. All were sent to be inside of the kitchen

members had gone to the

area, some helped with washing the trays.

event the year prior while

While the other members got the tray passed

others hadn’t. Despite it not

to them in order to dry it and place it back

being foreign to some of the members, that

to the area where chili was being served.

didn’t stop them from gaining new skills. From

The Key Club members got a chance to

being positioned in new areas to interacting

interact with other key clubs such as Sam

with other key club members, there was

Houston Key Club, they decided to agree on

always something to learn.

switching positioned every hour. Where they would go inside of the kitchen, while the

When first arriving they noticed all the other

Uplift members would do what they did and

key clubs present, most of them already had

clean tables. Since the event hadn’t initially

something to do. Such as popping out tables

begun and members were still in the kitchen

or helping with preparation on the chili. Even

preparing the chili. Other members who

if it was packed, the members didn’t have

were done doing what they needed to do in

trouble finding a job for themselves to do. All

the moment, got a bowl of, the delicious

were sent to be inside of the kitchen area,

chili.

some helped with washing the trays. While the other members got the tray passed to them in

Taking the moment as a chance for a short

order to dry it and place it back to the area

eating break, the rest of the members

where chili was being served. The Key Club

grabbed chili before things got busy. When

members got a chance to interact with other

getting their chili they got a chance to talk

key clubs such as Sam Houston Key Club, they

to a few members of a different key club

decided to agree on switching positioned

who were serving the chili. After grabbing

every hour. Where they would go inside of the

their chili they got a chance to make it their

kitchen, while the Uplift members would do

own, by selecting cheese and fritos if

what they did and clean tables. Since the

wanted. When getting their drinks they also

event hadn’t initially begun and members

got to talk with other key clubs, by having

were still in the kitchen preparing the chili.

the small talk they get to learn a bit about

Other members who were done doing what

how things are in contrast between the two

they needed to do in the moment, got a bowl

schools. Something which doesn’t usually

of, the delicious chili.

happen, so it allowed the members to get a chance to open up to growth. Growth in the

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When first arriving they noticed all the other

skill of communication by talking to all the

key clubs present, most of them already had

different members and introducing

something to do. Such as popping out tables

themselves. Communication wasn’t only seen


through those interactions, but also when cleaning up tables.

While some members would be eating their chili the rest helped with picking up trays, being a cashier, and washing up tables. Helping them learn how to be flexible since members had to transition from one job to the other. Once it was eleven, floods of people were coming in. The members all got to talk with people which would come in, laughing at jokes and sharing smiles when they would ask to pick up trays that weren’t needed anymore. This event allowed for members to be exposed to situations where they have to be highly interactive. This helped with their social skills, and it gave the people who were eating their chili a sense of being at home.

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PUFFIN'

for stuffin'

“Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!”

Soon, the leaders of the pack came by, quickly

Wait, “Gobble Gobble

grabbing the water to continue their grueling

Gobble” that’s more like it.

race. Not long afterward, the little group of rare runners became large masses of racers and

TREASURER Alexandria Nguyen

Before the parades, before

their dogs, all thirsting for water. Realizing they

the kick-off, and before the

had nowhere near enough cups, Key Clubbers

feasting commences, Key

worked to fill up more. In almost an instant, all

Clubbers kicked-off a great Thanksgiving Day

of the paper cups had disappeared. Lily and

with the 10th annual Arlington Turkey Trot. Turkey

Camilla did their best to fill up cups as

Trot is a tradition that was celebrated since 1869.

Alexandria, Isabella, and Yazmin continued to

This fun race, run, jog, walk, stroll, roll, or even

cheer on the runners while lining up more cups.

crawl attracted hundreds of participants who

To meet these demands, members used a hose

raised money donated to the Boys and Girls Club

to quickly dispense the water into each cup.

of Greater Tarrant County.

Though it appeared to be a difficult task, the members worked hard and pushed through.

As members arrived on-site at six o'clock in the

With innovative techniques, Key Club ensured

morning, they gathered to give thanks to one

that every participant was able to receive their

another. The volunteers, fueled with a dedication

well-deserved water.

to giving thanks and immeasurable cheer, soon took off to receive their duties for the day. After

As the race wound down, the members

helping set up booths, the participants soon

disassembled the station and made their way

came trickling in. With the new surge in turnout,

back to the stadium to partake in the festivities.

Key Clubbers were quickly relocated to the water

After cleaning up, members reunited to take a

station. Eager to help, members took the two-

few more pictures as memorabilia of their

mile journey to the only break in the 5K run.

service.

As the race was about to commence, members

Turkey Trot offers the Arlington community an

worked diligently to set up the swiftly

opportunity to come together to give thanks for

approaching race. Members Alexandria Nguyen,

all that we have and to raise funds for those

Camilla Gatica, Isabella Nguyen, Lily Huynh, and

dedicated to protecting and improving the lives

Yazmin Menjivar promptly filled hundreds of

of others. While the Arlington Turkey Trot is

paper cups for the advancing runners. After

intended to celebrate community and a healthy

unexpected interventions from the wind, the

lifestyle, it is much more than a pre-Turkey 5K

members were able to create a system to fill and

and 1 Mile Fun Run. By giving back to the

conserve cups efficiently. After covering four

community, Key Clubbers were able to share a

large tables with the cups, they waited for the

meaningful beginning to a day of gratitude.

first racers to come by.

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HUMANS OF

texas-oklahoma

Many of us have had goals for ourselves as we have moved forward, but I really did not have any goals. For

MEMBER Arian Tashakori

most of my life, I was very introverted and practically self-absorbed from being

confined in my household with no real motivation to pursue anything. I did not develop my communication skills or any social skills whatsoever throughout my Middle School career. However, in moving to High School, I joined multiple clubs, one being Key Club. It was through Key Club where I bettered my social skills and became very extroverted and affiliated with my community more. It was during my sophomore year when I joined Key Club and I partook in my first event on October 27th of 2018. The Superhero Run was my first ever diverse community service event, and I found it to be very enjoyable. The feeling of being at the event was quite unique. It was a tad chilly, and the chill was only amplified by the wind. Although it was chilly and very early in the morning, I found that it was quite fun. As a matter of fact, I was being more social as I was doing tedious tasks with fellow peers and students from other schools. This experience left me with a hunger which I still have now. A hunger for the need to volunteer, and I want to strive to be in every event I can be in.

The sheer urge to volunteer is what I believe is the adventure that happens at each and every event. I found that this was my goal in Key Club, to become more open and strive to be more extroverted. When looking at all my experiences, Key Club pushes not only their

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core values of work and community, but it helps me be able to become more open with people, such as the River Legacy Fall Festival event I attended. I volunteered almost fifteen hours at this event in the hay bale ride, where I assisted in transporting attendees on the hay bale ride. It was through this event that I got to communicate and see children and adults smile upon coming to the hay bale ride. I could feel their excitement as I talked more openly and positively. Even with the attendees leaving, seeing every person smile after enjoying themselves at the event was beyond my content. I met and talked to hundreds of people, that each created another memory and experience in which I feel connected to.

With all the efforts I have put throughout these years, I have made countless friends, endless jokes, incredible opportunities, and become more social by pushing through my comfort zone. It is through Key Club that I found value in every experience, where I truly believe that every friend, peer, and person I have met along my neverending story so far, has made some type of impact on me. Their impacts have made me feel whole and a part of something greater. As my passion grows stronger, I want to continue going to every event and make as many of these long lasting bonds I can before I leave High School. These experiences I have made will last longer than anything I would have done at home by myself.

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CALENDAR 6th

MEETING

decemeber 2019

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

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WINTER SOCIAL Uplift Summit International Preparatory Cafeteria Award members for their hard work, play games, and eat food to end the year.

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WINTER SCOUT BADGE DAY 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006, USA Naturalists will help Scouts complete all or some of the necessary requirements to achieve certain badges and/or journeys. All materials are provided.

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HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHTS 100 S Center St, Arlington, TX 76010, USA Participate in the Holiday Parade of Lights. Join us on the first floor from 2 to 5 p.m. to enjoy free activities, including games, crafts, and photos with Santa. After the activities, head outside to enjoy the parade.

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MAKING IT HAPPEN 1 AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011, USA Help at concessions with a local organization at the AT&T stadium for the Dallas Cowboys vs LA Rams game!

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WINTER DEC/DCM 1071 Turner Warnell Rd, Arlington, TX 76001 The Divisional Election Conference, or DEC for short, will determine the next Lieutenant Governor fo following year.

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MISSION ARLINGTON CHRISTMAS STORE 210 W South St, Arlington, TX 76010, USA The Christmas Store: Where parents “shop” to receive free gifts for their children! More than 32 thousand children (32,888) received Christmas gifts last year.

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MAKING IT HAPPEN 1 AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011, USA Help concessions with a local organization at the AT&T stadium for the Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins game!

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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

Joe Morales

ltg39s@tokeyclub.com

jmorales@uplifteducation.org

CLUB PRESIDENT

CLUB TREASURER

Aamilah Chowdhury

Alexandria Nguyen

upliftsummit.keyclubpresident

upliftsummit.keyclubtreasurer

@gmail.com

@gmail.com

CLUB VICE-PRESIDENT

CLUB EVENT COORDINATOR

Lily Huynh

Daniela Covarrubias

upliftsummit.keyclubeditor

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

It's almost the end of our first semester together, can you believe it? I am so proud of our members not only participating in our events but also working with other clubs as well. I can see all of you growing as great individuals and I hope the community you build right now with your fellow Key Club members will help you in the future. I know many of you have so much to juggle right now, such as finals and more. So I thank all of you for taking your time to come to our events, socials, and more! I hope y'all have a great day and continue to be amazing people!

In Love and Service,

Lily Huynh

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