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THE TOASTY TIMES

PACIFIC NORTHWEST DISTRICT // KEY CLUB

APRIL 2013 VOL 1|ISSUE 1

DIVISION 32

Lindbergh•Renton•Hazen•Kent-Meridian•Kentridge•Kentlake•Kentwood•Tahoma


IN THIS ISSUE

01

08

Greetings

Member Spotlight

02

10

District Convention 2013

Division 32

04 32 For the “Nguyen”

12 Contact Information

05 International Convention

06 The Eliminate Project

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Greetings A WORD FROM OUR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: Hello there! I hope you all had or are having an awesome Spring Break! I’m really glad that I got the chance to get to know some of you at DCON, as for those who I haven’t met, I hope to meet you in the near future! I am so excited for this year and I have a lot planned to boost member retention and recognition. Division 32 has been amazing in the past and I hope that I can sustain its legacy and build up; the sky is the limit, I mean, we are dragons after all. Nguyen was a phenomenal lieutenant governor and I am honored to be able to have such a supportive and splendid outtie. Will I be able to live up to the awesomeness that is Mr. Nguyen Huynh? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! I am confident that we, as a division, will do incredible things this year! I want to get to know each individual club and work with the officers on their goals regarding service and merit; I will also check up on each club’s board with conference calls and visits to keep track of their progress. I encourage you all to get involved in Key Club as much as you can! Participate in service projects, fundraise like crazy, play some icebreakers, go to DCMs and bondings, and uphold the objects of Key Club International. Remember, WE ARE THIRTY TWO, WE’RE THE BEST, THAT’S HOW WE DO! THIRTY…THIRTY TWO! WOO WOO! In love and service,

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DISTRICT CONVENTION WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT DCON? “I loved the crescendo of anticipation up to the dance.” Carmen Pan, HHS

“Meeting new people & learning more about Key Club and the people who are in it.” Justin Danao, LHS Vice President “Meeting and bonding with other Key Clubbers!” Jenny Feng, KR Secretary

RECAP DCON 2013 was a blast! It started off with a bang on Friday, March 22nd; the opening ceremony was filled with spirit and enthusiasm. The Keynote Speaker, Brett Eastburn, was phenomenal; he inspired many with his message of changing “can’t” to “CAN!” Although we didn’t get the spirit stick, we showed some exemplary spirit especially during that dance off between Vidaul from KM and a Key Clubber from Division 28. Saturday was full of officer training, fun workshops, and spirit battles, all leading up to the closing ceremony which had a surprise magic show and finally, the Governor’s Ball. I hope none of you “did it for the ratchets!” The weekend was an experience that I’ll never forget and I can’t wait until the 65th Annual District Convention at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA! Kudos to our Immediate-Past Convention Chair Andy Nguyen for pulling off such a wonderful DCON!

“Seeing all the spirited divisions and meeting friendly people.” Vidaul Dent, KM Public Relations

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2013 AWARDS & HONORS Congratulations to the following for their outstanding achievements this year:

Lindbergh High School: Convention Attendance Award-Gold Division District Leadership Award—Nguyen Huynh

Kentridge High School Outstanding District Treasurer—Kenneth Lam

Kent-Meridian High School Outstanding Executive Board Member Award— Zhakayasha Garrett Outstanding Project Director—Zhakaysha Garrett

MEET THE NEW PNW EXECUTIVE BOARD Governor Trang Tran Secretary Hakikat Bains Treasurer Eric Grewal Editor Sara Thomas

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32 FOR THE “NGUYEN” LAST REMARKS FROM NGUYEN HUYNH

Dear Division 32, Words, so powerful, but yet they cannot capture the magic that I experienced during my term serving as your lieutenant governor. To say the least, it has been an honor serving all of you guys and watching all of you grow into exceptional leaders. I can only hope that I have left Division 32 in a better place than when I started. Time seems so ephemeral in retrospect, to watch one full calendar year pass before my eyes seems so surreal; embrace the time you have left in Key Club. In what felt like a short while ago, I began my Key Club journey at Lindbergh High School and now I’m here soon leaving the club where I began. All I can ask from you guys is to strive. Strive for a better world, a world full of change. Each and every club in the division has contributed so much to our community in various ways. A great key clubber that I have had the pleasure of working with and now current District Secretary, Hakikat Bains, said, “If you light yourself on fire with a passion or service, people from all around will come watch you burn.” It has been such an inspirational journey working alongside all of you and to see the passion of all our members igniting and burning with such intensity, that people from all around come to see. I see a bright future for division 32 because you guys are the ones leading your clubs and inspiring new members. To all the new officers, I wish you the best of luck. I can count on all of you for great change within your clubs and in the division. I hope all of you will treat Alan well, despite his derpiness. Work together and give your members the opportunity to experience the family that I was given. To Alan, my dear innie, it has been an honor working with you for the past year and I have no doubt in my mind that you’ll bring our Division to new heights. It’s only the beginning, but I have great faith that you’ll be the best lieutenant governor ever. To the clubs and past officers, I am so proud of all the work that you guys have done. I wouldn’t be where I am today, if it wasn’t for your hard work and dedication to growing your clubs. No matter where I am in Division 32, I will always feel welcomed with open arms and that’s thanks to you guys. Thank you for making this one of the greatest years of my life and for helping me grow as a person. The friendships that I’ve created are irreplaceable. The people I’ve helped are inspirational. The division I’ve loved has changed-my-life-able. In Love and Service, Nguyen Huynh Immediate Past Lieutenant Governor of Division Thirty-Two of the Great Pacific Northwest District of Key Club International

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INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION 2013 Join the fun in Washington D.C. this summer for the 70th Annual Key Club International Convention! Chill on Capitol Hill. stroll through the Smithsonian, take a ride on the Metro; but whatever you do, don't miss out!

PNW TOUR OVERVIEW

MONDAY – July 1st Fly to Washington D.C. out of SeaTac Airport @6:05am. Arrive in Washington D.C. @6:25pm.

TUESDAY – July 2nd Wreath laying at Arlington, interdistrict service project (Kids Against Hunger), and night tour of Jefferson, MLK, FDR, Lincoln, Washington, WWII, Vietnam, and Korean Memorials. Drive by White House, FBI, Archives, and more! WEDNESDAY – July 3rd Tour Holocaust Museum, Capitol, and Smithsonian Museums. Key Club International Convention begins! ICON: Registration, Meet & Greet. THURSDAY – July 4th ICON: Opening Session and Caucusing. Tour: D.C. 4th of July Fireworks! FRIDAY – July 5th ICON: Workshops, Service Fair, Recognition Session. SATURDAY – July 6th ICON: Workshops, House of Delegates, Closing Session, Dance. SUNDAY – July 7th Tour: More Sightseeing (Smithsonian Mall, National Zoo, shopping) and District Dinner! MONDAY – July 8th Morning: Sightseeing. Evening: Fly to SeaTac Airport departing @6:20pm.

Costs:

April 25th: $700 DEPOSIT DUE May 25th: $650 REMAINING BALANCE Total cost: $1,350.00

Checks are payable to: “PNW Key Club.”

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Due by April 25th

$700 deposit Registration Form ICON Agreement Form


The ELIMINATE PROJECT

FOLLOW OUR PROGRESS ON: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheEliminateProject

https://www.facebook.com/TheEliminateProject

https://twitter.com/EliminateMNT http://www.theeliminateproject.org/

With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. To eliminate MNT, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take $110 million — and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family. Since 1999, UNICEF and its partners have immunized nearly 100 million women in 50 countries with two or more doses of the vaccine and have eliminated the disease in 29 countries. Countries that have recently validated the elimination of MNT include Turkey, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. MNT still remains a deadly threat in 30 countries.

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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

May 6-10 Become heroes for the cause.

This easy-to-use guide will help you plan your Key Club Eliminate Week. 1. Get things started.  Share information about The Eliminate Project with Key Club members.  Talk to your school advisor or principal and get approval to host a Key Club Eliminate Week. 2. Plan your week.  Choose how your club wants to get involved. Here are a few ideas:  Spread the word, save a life: Make The Eliminate Project a “household name” in your community.  Advocate to vaccinate: Inform everyone in your school about the impact of maternal and neonatal tetanus.  Give-something-up day: Raise funds by giving something up for just one day.  Spirit days and carnation sales: Raise funds and awareness with a week of spirit days and carnation sales in your school.  Idea book: Find more ready-made fundraising ideas for your club. 3. Educate your audience.  Include information about Key Club Eliminate Week in school publications and on websites.  Use the cutout toolkit to create collection containers and promotional items. 4. Make it happen.  Follow your plan and have a great week!  Celebrate successes along the way. Mark your progress with a progress chain. 5. Wrap up.  Deposit funds in the bank.  Write your check to The Eliminate Project.  Send your donation to: The Eliminate Project: Campaign Office Kiwanis International Foundation 3636 Woodview Trace Indianapolis, IN 46268 USA SEE FULL GUIDE: http://www.keyclub.org/service/TheEliminateProject/Celebrate_Eliminate_Week/Step_by_step_guide.aspx

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MEMBER SPO

DRAGONS OF THE MONTH: RAPHAEL ENRICO

CLUB: Kent-Meridian High School BIRTHDAY: September 13, 1995 GRADUATING YEAR: 2014 FAVORITE COLOR: Red FAVORITE BOOK: Where’s Waldo by Martin Handford. FAVORITE SONG: Mostly any Kpop song XD FAVORITE FOOD: Chipotle, Teriyaki and mostly all the Filipino foods out there FAVPROTE QUOTE: “Grow up to be someone you would look up to”- my 5th grade teacher Mr. Noble GUILTY PLEASURES: Watching chick flicks over any other type of movies <3 POSITIONS HELD: Kent-Meridian Vice President 2013-2014 Kent-Meridian Public Relations 2011-2013

If you could spend the day with anyone (living or dead), who would it be and why? I think I would want to spend the day with Michael Jordan. The reason being is because I’d be given the opportunity to ask him so many questions that I’ve always wanted to know, such as how he was able to cope with all the adversities that he had to overcome over his years. Also he’d be able to give me some tips on basketball. What is your spirit animal and why? My spirit animal has to be a turtle. Like turtles, I tend to take my time with everything. Why do you love Key Club? The reason why I love this club so much is because through Key Club we student-leaders are given the opportunity to give back to their community while creating bigger bonds with fellow Key Clubbers around the area. Why Ralph? “He is an outstanding individual who gives his all and sacrifices a lot of time, but often gets overlooked for no apparent reason. Also, his involvement in multiple clubs, ASB, and sports do not interfere with one another, making his time management skills enviable. Ralph has been a terrific liaison between the club and the people, and his former position as Public Relations Officer was well suited to his outgoing personality, drawing many people to the club for his amiable presence. He is a unique individual that has a high code of personal moral ethics, which is what I will remember most about him, essentially being his strongest characteristic in my opinion. Three words that describe ralph are compassionate, honest, and approachable.” –Dion Leung, Immediate-Past President (Kent-Meridian High School)

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OTLIGHT NGUYEN HUYNH (IMMEDIATE-PAST LT. GOVERNOR) CLUB: Lindbergh High School BIRTHDAY: August 22, 1995 GRADUATING YEAR: 2013 FAVORITE COLOR: Red FAVORITE BOOK: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins FAVORITE SONG: “Home” by Michael Bublé FAVORITE FOOD: Sushi FAVORITE QUOTE: Dr. Seuss - "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not." GUILTY PLEASURES: Ratchet music POSITIONS HELD: LHS Secretary 2010-2011 LHS President 2011-2012 Lt. Governor 2012-2013 Advice: Do what you love and you’ll love what you do. 

If you could spend the day with anyone (living or dead), who would it be and why? I’m going to cheat a bit and say that I would spend it with my district board. They’re the ones that get me through the day and gave me something new to believe in. We became more than best friends, but a family, in what seemed like such a short time period. As cheesy as it sounds, they’re the ones that changed my life for the better. What is your spirit animal and why? My spirit animal would have to be the platypus, because derp. Why do you love Key Club? What’s there not to love about Key Club? The people, the service, the friendships, everything about it just make it the best service club in the world. Life without Key Club would be like life without air; tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air. Key Club ignites the passion for service and gives young leaders to shine bright… like a diamond. These are the people that change lives and they’ve certainly changed mine. Why Nguyen? Nguyen is truly a remarkable person, friend, and Key Clubber. He has selflessly served our division and the Pacific Northwest District as Lieutenant Governor of Division 32. He has tirelessly worked to fundraise, unite our division, and strengthen weaker clubs. His efforts cannot go unnoticed as he has been invaluable and crucial to the success of Division 32. No matter where he ends up in the future, I am confident that he will always be “Nguyen-ing.”

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DIVISION

THIRTY WHO? 32: THIRTY TWO!

MEET YOUR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Name: Alan Tse Yeh Grade: 11 School: Hazen High School Birthday: August 7th, 1996 Cell: 425-829-7787 Preferred Mode of Communication: Facebook/Text/Email Favorite Color: Green Favorite Animal: Slow Loris Favorite Key Club Memory: ALL THE DCONs Hobbies: Key Clubbing, swimming, writing, reading, singing, making terrible puns Previous Positions: Key Club Vice President 2012-2013 Key Club Secretary 2009-2011

TIMELINE OF KEY DATES APRIL 19TH

APRIL 25TH

MAY TBD

MAY/JUNE TBD

APRIL DCM 3:30-4:45 PM Fairwood Library 17009 140th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058

1ST ICON REGISTRATION MATERIALS DUE

INSTALLATION/ AWARDS BANQUET

CLUB VISITATIONS

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DRAGON CUP

EARN POINTS BY: Attending DCMs—10 points per member Reading my newsletter—5 points per member (you must answer the question correctly) Secretary report filled out on time—20 points Secretary report filled out late (better late than never)—5 points Weekly emails from the secretary—5 points per email Weekly bulletins or monthly newsletters from club editor—5 points per bulletin/20 points per newsletter Attending Kiwanis meetings—10 points per member All officers of a club attending a DCM—50 points

Points will be awarded throughout the year to each school based on their accomplishments. The school with the most Dragon Cup points will receive an awesome trophy and ice cream/pizza extravaganza!

NEW MEMBERS TO THE FB GROUP= 3 POINTS https://www.facebook.com/groups/62898434515/

School

Secretary Reports

Division Newsletters

Club Emails

Club Bulletins/Newsletters

Hazen

20

20

Lindbergh

20

20

Kentlake

Kiwanis Meetings

Total

0

Kent-Meridian

20

20

Kentridge

5

5

Kentwood

20

20

Renton

0

Tahoma

0

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District Board

CONT

Trang Tran {District Governor} Lincoln High School (D34) Email: tranglynntran@gmail.com

Lt. Governor

Hakikat Bains {District Secretary} Omak High School (D9) Email: bains.hakikat@gmail.com

Alan Yeh {Lt. Governor} Hazen High School Phone: 425-829-7787 Email: alanyeh.kci@gmail.com

Eric Grewal {District Treasurer} Monroe High School (D21) Email: egrewal1@gmail.com

Intl. Board Sara Thomas {District Editor} Kodiak High School (AYS) Email: slthomas01@gmail.com

Caitlin Stroup {PNW District Liaison} Minnesota-Dakotas District Email: keyclubcaitlin@gmail.com

Denny Lim {Convention Chair} Steilacoom High School (D35) Email: dwhanlim@gmail.com

Hazen

Club Officers

Kentlake

Kentridge

President: Allen Truong Email: allentruong123@gmail.com

President: Shanna Antonio Email: shannaantonio@yahoo.com

President: Tracy Tran Email: tracy.td28@yahoo.com

Vice-President: Cindy Truong Email: cindytruong1717@gmail.com

Vice-President: Zia Wanalista Email: zwanalis@gmail.com

Vice-President: Cleo Tsang Email: cleokiutsang@gmail.com

Secretary: Cheuk-Ning Li Email: cheuk.ning.li@gmail.com

Secretary: Hailey Vandeventer Email: haileyv@comcast.net

Secretary: Jenny Feng Email: jennyfeng97@gmail.com

Treasurer: Jacquelin Huang Email: msxcookies@hotmail.com

Treasurer: Hieu Nguyen Email: hieutnguyens@gmail.com

Treasurer: Jessica Lou Email: jlou.xu@yahoo.com

Bulletin Editor: J.A. Ong Email: J.A.Ong@me.com

Bulletin Editor: Alexa Agustiano Email: alexa.agustiano@yahoo.com

Bulletin Editor: Erik Anguiano Email: erikanguiano0@gmail.com

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ACT INFORMATION DID YOU KNOW?

Administrators

KEY CLUB TURNS 88 ON MAY 7TH! John Jay District Administrator Email: jmjay@comcast.net

Tom Saunders Asst. District Administrator Email: pnwtoms@gmail.com

Kiwanis Lt. G Wayne Triplett Kiwanis D32 Lt. Gov Email: wntrip@comcast.net

Lindbergh

Happy Birthday, Key Club! 

Kent-Meridian

Kentwood

President: Yen Le Email: thefiredrakeyen@gmail.com

President: Navid Azodi Email: navidazodi@comcas.net

Vice-President: Raphael Enrico Email: Raphaele123@gmail.com

Vice-President: Shannon Parmley Email: shannonparmley@comcast.net

Secretary: Junelle Palisoc Email: agatapalisoc@gmail.com

Secretary: Pranitha Maganty Email: pranithamaganty@yahoo.com

Treasurer: Emily Ly Email: smartyrice@gmail.com

Treasurer: Palvinder Garcha Email: pPkgarcha96@hotmail.com

Bulletin Editor: Marquel Gapuz Email: TheMarquel@gmail.com

Bulletin Editor: Erin Lawyer Email: aries-erin@hotmail.com

Tahoma

Renton

President: Morgan Lucena Email: bwvmlgirl@aim.com

President: Jennifer Vuong Email: jennifervuong11@gmail.com

President: Kyle Conen Email: kconen64@gmail.com

Vice-President: Justin Danao Email: justind118@yahoo.com

Vice-President: Hang Bui Email: Hang_Bui_000@yahoo.com

Vice-President: Morgan Olson Email: morgster5@yahoo.com

Secretary: Lisa Lai Email: Liissaa425@live.com

Secretary: Quynh Nguyen Email:Quynhnguyen_12@yahoo.com

Secretary: Emma Bingle Email: Compbaby@comcast.net

Treasurer: Jessica Tiamzon Email: jessicatiamzon@gmail.com

Treasurer: Wan Na Huang Email: wanna-huang@hotmail.com

Treasurer: Sophie Brousell Email: SophieBrousell@gmail.com

Bulletin Editor: Jenny Zhang Email: jennyz0213@yahoo.com

Bulletin Editor: Lilian Vo Email: Lilian.pk.Vo@gmail.com

Bulletin Editor: Jackie Hickman Email: jack-a-rabbit@hotmail.com

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THANKS FOR READING! “What does MNT stand for?” Email, text, or Facebook message me with the answer by April 12th for Dragon Cup Points!

The Toasty Times | April 2013  

Official Newsletter of Division 32 of the Pacific Northwest District of Key Club International

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