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THE PANDA EXPRESS

DIVISION 13/15/17 – MAY 2013

Division 13/15/17 – April 2013

In This Issue : Key Club 101 LTG Greetings Club Reports – April Eliminate Project Upcoming Events Reminders/Contact

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Brr! It's cold in here!


KEY CLUB 101 Core values

Mission Statement Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.

The core values of Key Club International are leadership, character building, caring and inclusiveness.

Motto Caring–Our Way of Life

DIVISION 13/15/17 Mascot

NINJA PANDAS

We are the Ninja Pandas!

Schools Britannia, Burnaby North, Claremont, Churchill, Oak Bay, Killarney, Pinetree, Prince of Wales, Tupper, U-Hill, Vancouver Technical, Vancouver Westside

Area Administrator Criena Sekhon

District We are in the Pacific Northwest district. We are one of two CANADIAN divisions! The other Canadian division is 11/18c in Abbotsford.

Divisional Colours Not yet decided! Have your opinions heard at the May DCM!

Past Lieutenant Governors Jennifer Zhen from VanTech (2012-2013) Brenda Nguyen from VanTech (2011-2012) Cheryl Li from VanTech (2010-2011) Kyra Sekhon from Claremont (2008-2010) Joshua Tiong from Van Tech (2007-2008) Nakita Sekhon from Claremont (2006-2007)

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LTG GREETINGS Hey Key Clubbers, I can't believe a month has already passed us! I attended Spring Board at the end of April and I got to bring back lots of information for our division. Officers! I know with exams coming up, things may get stressful. Please do not forget about your Key Club obligations as executive board members! I'm always here to help you guys! Cheers to a new month together!

Spring Board Recap

In Caring and Service, Soobeen Park

On the last weekend in April, I got to travel down to Washougal, WA to Camp Wa-Ri-Ki for Spring Board. I spent the weekend with the lovely district board and Kiwanians. The weather was very nice so we got to bond outside. We also worked throughout the whole weekend on District Convention 2014, district committees, and area rallies. Expect to hear from me soon on all of these topics!

MIGHTY MOOSES

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CLUB REPORTS - APRIL

For the month of April, PW Key Club has been actively volunteering in the community. The big event Kiwanis Vancouver Music Festival happened in the month of April, and many of our Key Clubbers went to help run the event smoothly. Also, we held a pizza sale raising money towards the Eliminate project. PW Key Club is also preparing to be featured in a promotional school video in the next month!

Prince of Wales

Britannia April has been good for the Britannia Key Club. We introduced our first newsletter made by our new editor for this term! It was well received by members, previous executives, and teachers! However, it was brought to my attention that we don't have an interesting name that suits the creativity of our club. As a result, the executives held a contest to name the newsletter! The new name of the newsletter contest will be revealed soon! Keep an eye out for it!

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Pinetree Our club started April off with our Earth Day Lafarge Lake Clean Up where a total of twelve participants joined in and tidied our local park's lake! Our key clubbers helped set up at the Eagle Ridge Hospital's Volunteer Appreciation night, taking pictures and heaping serve guests food and prizes. Later in April, our club got together to help plan a school wide project: Ending Global Hunger Postcards which will happen later in May. Lastly, some of our members were invited to our local hospital's volunteer appreciation event and received certificates, commending their hard work for assisting in their community tasks and charity events.

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Killarney

The month of April saw Van Tech's Key Club engage in numerous opportunities. Some of our contributions went to the Kiwanis Music Festival, the fun Sun Run Fair, and the exciting Pineapple Challenge. The Challenge was presented by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, an event that some of our members had volunteered for at the end of this month. Although it was a freezing cold day; we all bravely stood out in the rain for hours to help out for this amazing cause. We look forward to providing more service in May and fundraising for the Eliminate Project.

This past month, we held a raffle ticket fundraiser to raise money for the Eliminate Project. We sold raffle tickets to our school - 1 for $1, and 5 for $3 - with the winner winning a $50 gift card to anywhere of their choice. We ended up raising $110 to donate to the Eliminate Project. We also held a crepe sale, in which we had some key clubbers volunteer their time at lunch and during silent reading to make crepes and sell them. We raised $60 for this, and this is going to Build-ASchool, which is a project, started by our Key Club, for the entire school to participate in to raise money to build a school in an impoverished country. Carter Fang, our immediate past bulletin editor, and I, attended our monthly Kiwanis meeting with our Kiwanians in North Shore, in which we met the Kiwanians' LTG and received our membership cards, pins, gavel, bell, and official banner. We also had weekly executive meetings, and in addition to our weekly Key Club meetings, we appointed our new committee chairs for Public Relations, Volunteering, and Fundraisers.

Vancouver Technical

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Churchill

Claremont

We have organized an event called Key Cutters, where students are pledged to shave their head. All funds go to BC Children's hospital for cancer and the event itself raises awareness. However, unfortunately the event had to be pushed to next year because of exams at our school, however, we have all the items and materials ready to go. Also, we have had the usual club meetings where we assigned members positions for the event and so we have planned and are ready for next year.

U-Hill

The month of April has been a quiet one as many students in our club have been focusing on the school musical production. Nevertheless, on April 6th we volunteered at the local Silver City Movie Theatre to help the Starlight Children's Foundation, a foundation providing entertainment to those who are severely sick so they can forget about being sick for a while and enjoy themselves with family and friends. We helped children with craft making and even face painting! Though we were content enough to see the smiles on kids' faces, we even got to watch The Croods with them as well! We can't wait to help volunteer for the Starlight Foundation in the future! Later on in the month, we held a staff appreciation event at our high school by bringing in some cake and goodies for them. At the end of the month on April 29th we held a bake sale, with proceeds going to Project Eliminate.

During April we have officially announced that we are the new executives until the next term. This month we have set up a bake sale to earn some saving for our club. We had pre order out for 1 and a half week and earn around approx. $150.

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DISTRICT PROJECT 9 160 38 61 1.80

One baby dies every 9 minutes from maternal and neonatal tetanus

160 babies dies each day from maternal and neonatal tetanus

38 countries remain at high risk for maternal and neonatal tetanus

It was announced at Spring Board by Governor Trang Tran that our district project for the term is The Eliminate Project. The Eliminate Project raises money for women in multiple countries that are effected by Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus. MNT is caused when tetanus spores, found in soil everywhere, come into contact with open cuts during childbirth.

Kiwanis will help protect 61 million mothers and their future babies

The effects are excruciating - newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and have extreme sensitivity to light and touch. There is little hope of survival and the baby dies within 7 days of being alive.

It only takes $1.80 to provide 3 tetanus vaccinations to one mother

Together, Kiwanis and UNICEF can stop this disease.

With around 12000 Key Clubbers in the Pacific Northwest, our district goal is to get $2 dollars per member for a total of $24000 by District Convention 2014. I would like to put Vice Presidents within each club in charge of organizing fundraisers for the Eliminate Project. Consider making a Projects or Fundraising Committee with interested club members. My goal for our division is $200 per club by DCON 2014!


Eliminate Week Educate Educate yourself about MNT, and share what you learn with your club, your community, your family and your school. Advocate Let the world know that the poorest, most vulnerable babies and mothers need our help. Rally others to get involved. Eliminate Over the next five years, the work you do to eliminate MNT will change the world. Together, Kiwanis and UNICEF will eliminate MNT and give the poorest families the chance to lead the healthy lives they deserve.

Eliminate Week is from May 6 – 10. You can start advertising the project and fundraise! If you want some ideas for fundraisers, hold a Miracle Minute at your club meeting! Bake sales at lunch hour is usually very successful too! Get creative with fundraiser ideas. If you missed the week, don't hesitate to fundraise after Eliminate Week!

The district board made a PNW Eliminate Project page to show updates on our district's progress. Like and share the page! facebook.com/PnwEliminateProject


Board Of Magical Surprises Introducing the “Board Of Magical Surprises”! This is a point system where clubs will be rewarded for various things. This page will show what points each club got for the previous month and their overall total. At the end of the term, I will be tallying up all marks and the winning CHARTERED and UNCHARTED club will receive a reasonable prize of their choice. This isn't to put clubs on the spot for what they have done or not done. This is just a friendly competition between the 12 clubs in our division! Let's see who wins at the end of the term! :)

BOMS Board for : April 2013 School

# of Secretary Club Club members Report Info Newsletter at DCM (1 (10 pts) Sheet (5 (10 pts) pt each) pts)

President Report (15 pts)

TOTAL

Britannia

2

EXEMPT

27

EXEMPT

0

EXEMPT

25

EXEMPT

19

EXEMPT

29

EXEMPT

0

10

5

10

Burnaby North Claremont

10

5

Churchill

4

10

5

Killarney

4

10

5

10 10

Oak Bay Pinetree

4

Prince of Wales

4

Tupper

2

10

5

Van Tech

4

10

5

5

10

EXEMPT

29

5

10

EXEMPT

19

EXEMPT

17

EXEMPT

29

EXEMPT

5

EXEMPT

18

10

5

Vancouver West U-Hill

10

3

5

10

Current 1st place : Killarney, Pinetree, and VanTech

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UPCOMING EVENTS May DCM

What: May Divisional Council Meeting Where: Central Park When: May 25th 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Who: Everyone! Members are welcome :)

May's DCM will be very relaxed and casual. We will be going over lots for the summer months so hope to see REGISTRAION PRICE: you all there!

April 25: $700 deposit due May 25: $650 REMAINING Directions: Take the skytrainbalance and get Total: off at $1350.00 Patterson station. We will be

meeting in the field right by the *plane station!tickets are given out on a first

come first serve basis!*

The DCM will be a picnic/potluck. Bring food and frisbees so we can all hang out afterwards! :)

Canadian Rally

What: Canadian Rally Where: University of British Colombia When: August 24th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Who: Key Clubbers, District, Circle K

Canadian Rally is back and this year is going to be greater than ever! This Rally gives Key Clubbers a feel for what DCON is like. There will be icebreakers, a spirit stick award, forums, guest speakers, and more! This opportunity is great for those who want to see what Key Club is like outside of the division. The university level Circle K will be joining us as well as some of our district board members! Look out for the registration that will be available next month! GO NINJA PANDAS!!

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Reminders/Contact May Dates May DCM : May 25th Secretary Report Due: May 5th President Report: May 5th Club Newsletters: May 10th President Eliminate Form : May 15th

DISTRICT EXECUTIVES

Core Values: leadership, character building, caring and inclusiveness. We are...

DIVISION 13/15/17 NINJA PANDAS !

LIEUTENANT GOVERNER

District Governor Trang Tran pnwgov.trang@gmail.com District Secretary Hakikat Bains bains.hakikat@gmail.com District Treasurer Eric Grewal ericgrewal1@gmail.com District Bulletin Editor Sara Thomas slthomas01@gmail.com Convention Chair Denny Lim dwhanlim@gmail.com International VP Caitlin Stroup keyclubcaitlin@gmail.com

Soobeen Park (c) 778 – 968 – 7824 ltg.spark@gmail.com Don't hesitate to contact me!

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May 2013 Newsletter