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December 2011

Volume 1 | Issue 7

THE KANG KEY The Official Newsletter of Division 1 of the New Jersey District of Key Club International Absegami | Atlantic Christian| Atlantic City | Cape May County Technical | Cedar Creek Egg Harbor Township | Lower Cape May Regional | Mainland | Middle Township | Ocean City | Pleasantville

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Hey Division 1, I hope that everyone has enjoyed the break and is ready to ring in the new 2012 year! We have three months left of this service year so let’s make them really count. Please pay careful attention to the events that are coming up which are detailed in this newsletter. We’ve had a very successful year so far! Let’s continue to strengthen our division and prepare for District Convention as it quickly approaches. Seniors! Please be sure to review the Scholarships packet, and presidents, please be sure to fill out your club’s Annual Achievement Report Form! If you need these files, please email me so I can send them to you. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to contact me at any time. Happy Holidays, everyone! Yours in Caring and Service,

A Message from your Lieutenant Governor!

Cecilia Kang Division 1 Lieutenant Governor


[6] Division 1 T-Shirts [6] Division 1 Events-to-come [7] District Convention 2012 [7] Club Visitations [8] Scholarships Flyer [3] Key Leader 2011 [9] Scholarships [4] Project Showcase Recap [9] Distinguishing Officers [5] 2011 Fundraisers Recap [9] Elections [5] Atlantic Christian Charter [10] Officer of the Month [5] LTG Elections [10] Advocacy [5] Division 1 PCM #5 [11] Contact Information



ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, students from the New Jersey District (and even New York) arrived at Camp Lebanon in Lebanon, NJ for the weekend of a lifetime. Key Leader is Kiwanis International’s leadership education program for high school students. Its mission is to provide a “lifechanging experience that inspires young people to achieve their personal best through service leadership.” The lead facilitator, Brian Ritchie, spent the weekend reviewing the Key Leader principles and sharing many stories and tips to teach everyone how to be a better leader The most heartwarming part of the weekend seemed to be the viewing of clips from “The Collector

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of Bedford Street”, a documentary film about Larry Selman, a community activist and fundraiser with a disability. By watching clips of this film and many others, listening and sharing stories, and participating in various activities, the students who attended Key Leader learned a lot about themselves and what kinds of leaders they are. If you are an underclassman, it is strongly recommended that you attend Key Leader next year so that you can continue to grow and learn. I can guarantee that you will not regret it. With Key Leader, you will learn about personal integrity, personal growth, respect, building community, and pursuit of excellence.



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Thank you to our wonderful judges, all of the Key Club volunteers and attendees, and performers.

DIVISION ONE HELD ITS “PROJECT Showcase: Saving Lives Through Talent” at the Egg Harbor Township High School on Wednesday, December 7th. Our division raised a totally of $932 to benefit the ELIMINATE Project to help rid of maternal/ neonatal tetanus. All of the acts were fantastic and the volunteers were great! Thank you

to all of the businesses that sponsored the event! Congratulations to Edward Lin from Egg Harbor Township High School and the Cape Tech Dance Team from Cape May County Technical who will be moving onto the District Round in February. Date and location are still to be announced by the District Programs Committee.

Thank you to our wonderful judges: Mr. Cheatham (Atlantic City Key Club advisor) Ms. Thomas (EHTHS Piano Lab instructor) Mr. Scalfaro (EHTHS Band and Orchestra director)

Learn more about the ELIMINATE Project at



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Congratulations and PCM #5 and Welcome to Division Lieutenant Governor Elections! 1’s 11th school, the Atlantic Christian Key Club! The Lieutenant Governor Elections for Divisions

Atlantic Christian Key Club is being sponsored by the Egg Harbor Township Kiwanis Club. The club president is Makayla Miller, who is currently a junior. Please be sure to make all of the officers from our new club feel welcome at our divisional meetings and events!

1A and 1B will be on Saturday, January 21st at the Atlantic County Library in EHT.

5. Project Showcase December 7th– Division 1 held a Talent Show to benefit the ELIMINATE Project and raised $932.

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– Money raised to was help chart e r ACIT Key the Club in Div ision 1.

Your club’s attendance at this meeting is very important and mandatory. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are a candidate, please be sure that at least two other representatives are present. Quorum for both divisions MUST be met. Therefore, no absences will be excused. Please do NOT be late for this is also inexcusable. We will have Kiwanians present at our meeting and elections. Please tell your candidates to: The PCM will begin at 11 AM in -Dress in business professional attire the meeting room at the library. (everyone else may dress casually) The elections will begin at 2 PM. -Bring their signed service agreements *The elections will have two parts, -Be prepared with their speeches and the split will be explained -Practice caucus questions -Review the Elections Packet more at the meeting.



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ere! h e r a s t r i h -S Division 1 T We have many t-shirts to sell! Please publicize these t-shirts to all of your clubs! Also, if you haven’t done so already, be sure to purchase one and represent the largest division in the New Jersey District of Key Club International! They are $12 each! Contact your lieutenant governor about ordering t-shirts for you and your members!


Dates and locations are tentative and still being planned out. Details will be given in newsletters to come and more will be discussed at meetings. 6

February -Divisional Council Meeting -Ice Skating Fundraiser -Divisional Dance March -Restaurant Nights -Clothing Drive *PCM #6 will be in March.


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District Convention (and the end of the service year) is just three short months away! It will be located at the Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch, New Jersey. Be sure to complete your club’s Annual Achievement Report Form! It is mandatory, so even if you are not attending DCON, be sure that it is filled out. Please review the District Convention Registration Packet that was emailed out to all of you. If you cannot locate it, talk to your lieutenant governor. Feel free to ask any questions that you may have!

We have three months left! Club visitations must be scheduled soon! Egg Harbor Township, Ocean City, and Pleasantville have been visited already. 7

*A few problems have occurred, so the definite date and time are TBA (very soon). The location will be the Egg Harbor Township High School.


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Are you passionate about Key Club? Have dedicated your high school years to the organization? If so, then you should apply for a Key Club scholarship! This year there are 18 scholarships available for members of the New Jersey District of Key Club. Ranging from $500 to $2000, the scholarships are awarded to Key Clubbers who have shown incredible dedication to improving the lives of children, who have demonstrated academic excellence, and who have upheld the values of Key Club during their time in the organization. If you’re interested in applying for one of these scholarships, please visit the NJ Key Club website ( for an electronic copy of the scholarships packet. All applications must be completed and postmarked by March 1st and sent to: Key Club Scholarships c/o Zachariah DeGiulio 79 E Main St High Bridge, NJ 08829 908.752.9585 See your Lieutenant Governor or LTG Zachariah DeGiulio, the Scholarships Chairperson, if you have any questions. Good Luck!

Distinguished Officer reports are due in February! Your LTG will be speaking to your advisors soon to discuss those who will be distinguished at District Convention 2012. Please continue the great work and diligence that you have all been exemplifying this year. Presidents will also be contacted soon to see how officers have been with communication this past service year.

If you are interested in running for an International position, a NJ District Executive Board position (editor, treasurer, secretary, or governor), district webmaster, or lieutenant governor, speak to your lieutenant governor as soon as possible. Please begin planning your club elections for the 2012-2013 service year. Remember that elections are open to anyone who is interested in running for a position.



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Officer of the Month The officer of the Month for the month of December is Egg Harbor Township Key Club’s Corresponding Secretary, Michelle Chen! She has emailed all of her CMRFs early or on time. Aside from fulfilling all of her duties as a secretary, Michelle has been especially helpful as a presiding officer of her committee (at EHTHS). She has been a great contact for her committee chairs and her officers and has been very prompt. She has also been posting sign-up sheets and reminders online, being a very helpful officer of her Key Club. Great job, Michelle! Keep up the great work!

Advocacy Article written by Division 14 LTG Celina Baquiran


Be the Peace to the Puzzle! Let us not forgot about this service year’s advocacy focuses: Invisible Children and Autism. Remember, no fundraising is involved with our advocacy focuses. So what can clubs do to help our advocacy focuses? Easy! Clubs can participate in service projects such as attending Autism walks, having an Invisible Children screening

at your school, participating in days of silence, and much much more. Invisible Children works with other organizations in which book, clothing and shoe donations will be given to those in Uganda. There are a plethora of organizations that work with Autism, so have your club contact them and see if you can help out a recreation therapy. 


CONTACT INFORMATION Nicole Darrah NJ District Governor Jiayun Fang NJ District Secretary

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Don’t forget! LTG elections and Division 1’s 5th PCM is Saturday, January 21st at the Atlantic County Library in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. The PCM will begin at 11 AM; the elections will begin at 2 PM. Attendance is mandatory.

Kimberly Lu NJ District Treasurer

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Andre Rosario NJ District Editor

Happy New Year, Division 1!

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