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Vol. 1, Issue 5 August 10th, 2018

Division 8 Illustr8d

Published by Sarah Jacob Lieutenant Governor of Division 8 NJ Key Club


Table of Contents 3 Welcome Throughout my newsletter, look out for:

Club 4 Preparing Over the Summer 5 Club Monthly Report Forms 6 So You Want to Fundraise? 8 Reminders 9 Thank You... 10 Club Spotlights

District 11 Fall Rally 12 Fall Regional Training Conferences 14 Key Leader 16 K-Family Picnic 17 District Project: Hunger in NJ 18 District Convention 19 Advocacy Focus: Sexual Harassment

There will be one of each! Screenshot the page where the bird is on and email or text them to me! Prizes will be awarded at my next DCM for every person who does this!

International 20 Key Club Overview 21 Abbreviation Guide + Mr. Gandley's Quotes 22 Information 23 Contacts


Welcome Hello Division 8! I am panglossian for the start of the school year! I can't wait to visit you all. I encourage you all to attend Fall Rally, it will be the apogee of your year! I'll certainly be chapfallen if we don't reach 3,000 Key Clubbers overall! Show your fealthy to Division 8 and Key Club by cheering at Six Flags Great Adventure! There is no chicanery when District Governor Frank D'Agostino says that he will dye his hair pink if we reach that goal, it's the truth! Throughout my newsletter, if you are flummoxed about anything, don't hesitate to contact me. I'm very babblative so I don't mind at all! As to not be a blatherskite, I'll end here! I hope you like these gradiloquent words. Enjoy my newsletter and have a gladsome day!

Key Clubs of Division 8 Brick Memorial High School Brick Township High School Howell High School Jackson Liberty High School Jackson Memorial High School Manasquan High School Point Pleasant Beach High School Point Pleasant Borough High School

Sarah Jacob

Fun Fact About Me I am half Korean and the other half is mostly British/Irish making up 3540% of me (estimating). My uncle took an ancestry test, so I only know my dad's ancestry. So, a few days ago I took one too! I can't wait to find out the results!!


Preparing for the School Year It's already August, so right now you should take this time before the school year starts and use it to your advantage. Get prepared and ready to have the best service year yet! Have the club just hang out somewhere fun. This will bring your club together and when you have service projects early in the year or over the summer, members will be connected and apt to help. Go to the beach, a local park, a sports game, or over someone's house! Continue to fundraise over the summer. This will help your club with service projects and to fund amazing events like District Convention, Fall Rally, and Key Leader. Also, start planning fundraising events at restaurants, near holidays, and at other places. Continue to keep in contact with your Lieutenant Governor! Make sure to check your emails at least bi-weekly, I recommend the Gmail app so it's easy to check, as well as texts. Read my newsletters and fill out the Club Monthly Report Forms (CMRFs). After this page will also be a flyer on why you should fill out CMRFs. Plan your meeting for early in September! If your school has an orientation, use this as an advantage to spread the word about Key Club to the incoming freshman. For officers, make sure you meet with your board and start planning events for the service year. Have events for your members to earn hours as well as events to support our District Project: Hunger in New Jersey.


Please fill out the July CMRF fby August 10th at 11:59 pm. There is an option for secretaries to fill out one CMRF that combines July + August. This would be due in September. Let me know if you are choosing that option. This works for some clubs and not for others.

Click on the KEY to go to Division 8's Club Monthly Report Form!


Reminders! Planning Make sure you start planning for a meeting in September, Plan service projects. Plan for transportation to Regional Training Conferences and Fall Rally. Start planning for collecting dues. Plan ahead for the service year!

July CMRF Secretaries, CMRFs (Club Monthly Forms) are due on August 10th at 11:59 p.m. The link to the CMRF form for Division 8 is below and you can click on the key to the right. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRBUs2Nfk6adIW2B IHi4L0GcMLPhlpa_wejaMZl2AIpHISzw/viewform Also IMPORTANT: Secretaries as an option you only have to do ONE CMRF for the summer (July and August) that is due on September 10th!

RSVP for my DCM Text me at 732-900-7152 or email me at ltg8.jacob@njkeyclub.org if you, another member/officer/anyone is attending the DCM XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (More information on the invite before). At least one representative from each club, general member and/or officer, is required and encouraged to attend.

Promote Key Club Make promotional materials to get more members to join Key Club. Make posters to hang around the school, go to freshman orientation, do small things for the classes or teachers to establish relationships, and even make videos for the morning announcements or to post.


Thank You... Yessenia Rojas Chloe Brenna Jeda Coward Seneca Giachetti Finn Cuozzo Brooke Kelly Madison Lyons Chiara Fune Priscilla Rivera For attending my Second Ellie Marotta Divisional Council Meeting! Ellie Marotta For attending the Kiwanis Family Picnic!

I truly appreciate everyone coming out to both these events! Thank you so much!


Club Spotlights 8/4/18

Pick-Up Brick Brick Memorial Key Club helped the environment alongside Mayor Ducey and the Brick Township Environment Commission Chairman, Tony. They picked up all sorts of trash on the trails at Colorado Park. Even the constant mosquitoes biting didn't deter our members from helping their community!

Greenbriar Kiwanis 7/26/18 Meeting Six members from Brick Memorial, including myself, attended their Kiwanis meeting at the Greenbriar I Clubhouse. We learned how to meditate from the guest speaker and we go to see Linda Potenza, our Kiwanis Advisor, again. We thanked our Kiwanians for supporting us in all our endeavors.


Fall Rally Come join the rest of Division 8, at Fall Rally - the largest gathering of Key Clubbers in New Jersey! On Sunday, October 7th at Six Flags Great Adventure, hundreds of Key Clubbers from all over New Jersey will cheer and sleuth, as Fall Rally's theme this year is Whodunnit? Don’t forget nonperishable food items for our food drive, which will help contribute to ending Hunger in NJ! This event is one you will not forget, containing keynote speakers, mystery, and games!

Why Should I Go? Besides meeting other Key Clubbers from across New Jersey, going to Fall Rally allows you to have early access of the park for a cheaper price. To attend Fall Rally, the cost for Early Registration (before September 28th) is $40 while Onsite Registration is $45. much lower than a regular ticket price. Season pass holders pay $7. After cheering at Fall Rally and earning your hours, you get to enjoy all the rides with your friends! That night is Fright Fest too! Overall, it's a great deal and amazingly fun!

click the Youtube icon to watch the Fall Rally promo video! If 3000 Key Clubbers attend, New Jersey District Governor Frank D'Agostino will dye his hair pink!


Fall Regional Training Conferences Regional Training Conferences are held to equip Key Clubbers with resources to serve their homes, schools, and communities more effectively. On a day over the weekend at a select school, you will attend fun and informative workshops to teach you about Key Club and how to increase your positive impact on those around you. You will receive training for your position as an officer or as a general member in addition to various other workshops focusing on important leadership skills and qualities, such as public speaking and time management. After going to a workshop specific to your position in Key Club, you are welcome to attend different types of workshops to fit your interests. Spend time at the Service To The Max workshop and work on fun service projects, attend the Preferred Charities workshop to learn about the organizations Key Club International supports (such as UNICEF and the Thirst Project), or practice your public speaking skills at the Public Speaking workshop. At RTC’s, you are bound to learn something new, whether it be how to manage your time better from the Time Management workshop, or the specifics on how to support our district project at the District Project workshop. You will get a chance to meet Key Clubbers from many different schools, the district board, and make new friends. It’s a great opportunity to interact with clubs from across New Jersey and learn about how other clubs work, along with their unique service projects, to better your own club. Not only is meeting leaders who share the same passion for service as you a great incentive to go, but at Regional Training Conferences you are provided food, completely free. If you are an officer, Regional Training Conferences will better prepare you for your role and guide your club into a successful service year. Besides the skills that you will learn from RTCs, it will bring you one step closer to becoming a distinguished officer, as it's required to attend at least one RTC. Members should be encouraged to attend as well, especially if they are interested in becoming an officer. All in all, for anyone who wants to become a better leader, Regional Training Conferences offer amazing advice that will overall help you in your daily life. If transportation is an issue, don’t hesitate to contact me, your Lieutenant Governor, and I will work with you to effectively figure out a solution. Carpools are a Key Club staple and are a practical solution as well. You should never miss an opportunity like Regional Training Conferences due to lack of transportation!

Come to RTC’s on one of these dates this fall to learn, have fun, and bloom into service, with our garden/nature theme, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM! Blossom into a servant leader! September 22 (Saturday) - Millburn High School September 23 (Sunday) - Hackettstown High School September 30 (Sunday) - Central Regional High School.


Central Regional High School is the closest to Division 8. If you want to attend and do not have a ride, I am always here for rides! I can drive to you any RTC if you need. I encourage every officer and dedicated member to try and attend RTCs.

Click on the KEY to go to Google Maps with Central Regional's address.


Key Leader Prepare yourself for a weekend of fun, learning, and making new friends; at Key Leader, find yourself among Key Clubbers who share your passion for leadership and service. This December, get ready for the Kiwanis sponsored Key Leader, in Baptist Camp Lebanon, Lebanon NJ, from November 30th to December 2nd. At Key Leader you will attend workshops, participate in fun activities, and learn just what it means to be a leader. Key Leader is open to all high school students - so encourage your friends outside of Key Club to join! Through the Key Leader program, attendees will be immersed in an environment dedicated to learning what it means to be a leader. Over the weekend you will learn the values of personal integrity, personal growth, respect, building community, and the pursuit of excellence. These values will help mold you into a servant leader, and be a role model for everyone in your home, school, and community. Leaders emerging from the program will have forged friendships to last a lifetime! Students who have already attended Key Leader in the past will be able to apply to be Student Facilitators. These facilitators will lead their respective groups, called neighborhoods, and help ensure that everyone enjoys their weekend! Each Neighborhood will become a close-knit group, as they complete activities together over the course of the weekend, and create friendships that last a lifetime. The price of Key Leader this year is $215 for all regular attendees and $150 for Student Facilitators. I strongly encourage all of you to take the chance and explore who you are as a leader and join us at Key Leader.


If you want to attend and do not have a ride, I am always here for rides! I can drive to you any RTC if you need. I encourage every officer and dedicated member to try and attend RTCs.

Click on the RED KEY to go to Baptist Camp Lebanon's address on Google Maps.

Click on the BLUE KEY to go to the online registration form.


K-Family Picnic

The annual K-Family Picnic this year took place on July 22nd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. We played volleyball with Circle-K members and competed in a sand castle competition (which we won)! Attendees also made and packaged peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for the hungry. It was so much fun and I can't wait for next year!


District Project: Hunger in NJ The 2018-2019 District Project is once again, Hunger in New Jersey! Hunger in NJ, as our District Project, has been such a success over the past few years. This year we hope to increase and pass our goals that we will set. Last year, we: 

Collected 56,000 Pounds Served 23,000 Hours Raised $62,800 This year, we must go above and beyond! Start planning service projects and events to contribute to the District Project. Every pound, hour, and dollar makes a difference and impacts our home, school, and community! You can host food drives in your school to get donations. Key Clubbers can also volunteer at local food banks and soup kitchens! Host bake sales to donate money to the District Project. There are so many events that you can do! If you need help planning one, feel free to contact me!


DCON is a great experience. Start fundraising now to get your club represented there! Get the recognition you deserve and don't forget to apply for contests.

Click on the KEY to go to Google Maps with Ocean Place Resort's address.


Key Club Overview Key Club is a student-led, international, high Core Values school organization. Our members make the world a better place through service. In doing so, we grow as individuals and as leaders by answering Leadership the call to lead, summoning the courage to Leadership is grounded in humility engage and developing the heart to serve.

The 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 combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.

and service to others. A true leader listens, recognizes, and empowers.

Character Building Character is built by everyday acts of kindness, integrity and teamwork to grow stronger relationships and communities.

Caring Compassion for others is a cornerstone of the Key Club experience, inspiring action and service to one’s community.

Inclusiveness We welcome people of all backgrounds and ethnicities to join in serving and making a positive difference in our world.


Abbreviation Guide CMRF : Club Monthly Report Form; must be filled out by Club Secretary on the 10th of the following month for the previous month (ex: April CMRF was due May 10th) DCM : Divisional Council Meeting; hosted by your LTG on international, district, and club happenings; attendance is mandatory LTG : Lieutenant Governor; Division 8's LTG is Sarah Jacob AARF : Annual Achievement Report Form; CMRF responses help fill this out so your club can be credited for the work you did over the service year DCON : District Convention; New Jersey's DCON is a weekend of workshops, service, and fun that will be from March 29th to 31st for 2019 RTC: Regional Training Conferences; Officers must attend at least one to qualify for distinguished officer

Mr. Gandley's Quote of the Days "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss "I'm a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments." - Roger Federer "One of the things I've learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged.  Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself." - Lucille Ball Click on the heart below to listen to listen to the podcast of Dr. Stephen Trzeciak regarding compassion!


Information Click on the app to be taken to the link! Twitter account: @njkeyclub Instagram account: @njkeyclub

Remind text @NJDistrict to 81010

Key Club website: njkeyclub.org

District District

Instagram account: @njkeyclub.division8

Division Division 88

Remind text @hc4k3bf to 81010


Contacts Lieutenant Governor of Division 8 Sarah Jacob ltg8.jacob@njkeyclub.org (732)-900-7152 District Governor Frank D' Agostino governor.dagostino@njkeyclub.org (732)-675-1910 District Secretary Chiara Fune secretary.fune@njkeyclub.org (732)-927-3543 District Treasurer Kaitlin Cirillo treasurer.cirillo@njkeyclub.org (973)-521-1734                                                                      District Editor                                                              Eric Wang                                                 editor.wang@njkeyclub.org                                (201)-341-2514                                                                                                                                                                District Webmaster                                                   Leo Shao                                     webmaster.shao@njkeyclub.org                            (917)-719-0666                Zone Administrator Jennifer Plaia jplaia@njkeyclub.org (732) 673-7190

IMPORTANT: Submit your club's CMRF for July by August 10th by 11:59 pm Please fill out the club roster as soon as your club has held your election! Or send me the contact information for your board and then I can fill it out! If you want your club to be featured in my September newsletter, send me a short description of your event with one or more pictures!

August Issue of Division 8 Illustr8d  

Lieutenant Governor Sarah Jacob's August 2018 Monthly Newsletter for Division 8 of NJ Key Club International! This is Vol.1, Issue 5!

August Issue of Division 8 Illustr8d  

Lieutenant Governor Sarah Jacob's August 2018 Monthly Newsletter for Division 8 of NJ Key Club International! This is Vol.1, Issue 5!

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