Father’s Day at ManorCare Saturday, June 18th at ManorCare Nursing Home First PCM and interclub of our term!
Next month’s PCM and Interclub will be announced shortly! Keep checking your emails!!! :) Divisional goal: 5 clubs represented at the July interclub/PCM!!!
Division 3S volunteers brighten the weekend for residents The interclub event at ManorCare on Father’s Day weekend was an absolute success. With the care and attention of 15 volunteers from all over Division 3S, elders of ManorCare felt special and valued on an often lonely weekend in their residency. Clubs represented included: Bellaire, Strake Jesuit, and Lamar High School. Our International Trustee for T-O District, Daniel McMinn, also spent his weekend in our division! Volunteers delivered homemade cookies and Father’s Day cards to the residents. We had so many volunteers, that the hallways were packed with eager Key Clubbers! Cards were handed out in clusters of at least 10 to each resident, with many more left over! Thumbs up to Bellaire HS, who created a card making service event prior to the interclub, for most creative and spunky cards! Cookies were in abundance as well (by the way, Sam Speer from Strake Jesuit gets a gold star for his homemade chocolate chip! Yum!) I know our division can only get stronger with a closer bond across clubs. This is why I’ve made our next divisional goal to have 5 clubs represented at next month’s interclub and PCM event!
Honorary clubs of attendance for June: Bellaire HS Strake Jesuit HS Lamar HS Don’t forget to report your attendance on monthly reports! You get extra points for attendance and a summer activity!
What is a PCM? PCMs are a great way for the officers of each club in each division to stay in contact with each other, plan interclub events, offer support and guidance to each other, and to be updated with T-O and International news straight from your
June’s Basic Agenda: Call to Order
Lieutenant Governor, me! American and Key Club Pledge
Are PCMs limited to officers? Members of any office and standing are allowed to attend PCMs. I recommend bringing as many members as possible to the PCMs. However keep in mind that the proceeding interclub events generally have a volunteer cap. So make sure your attendees to the interclub is approved through sign-up with me, your LTG. PCMs afterwards can have as many members as possible, but are generally held jointly with the interclub.
How are PCMs run?
Attendance Icebreaker! (Get to know the Officers) "What is Key Club?" in your words
Officer Communication Presidents - First and Third Tuesdays Secretaries - First Tuesday
How to keep your club active in the summer ICON - Beads of Courage Keep reporting and checking emails for updates!.
District Goal and District Size 2nd in nation, above Florida Met District goal of 17,000 members (Over 17,400 ) Governor's Project Helping our soldiers, families of soldiers, or
PCMs are run just like a formal
Requirement - 2 projects 2 projects directly relating to the troops OR 2 projects directly relating to the families of troops OR 1 of both mentioned above Create care packages to send overseas, dinner party for a soldier's family More information coming up
Divisional Project - Hope for the Hungry Raise awareness for hunger in the United States with a focus on children
Sell T-Shirts, wristbands, car washes, Bake sales etc.
30 Hour Famine
Proceeds from fundraisers should benefit the Share our Strength organization. http://strength.org/
Key Club meeting. There is a call to order, pledges, attendance, future event ideas, discussion, updates from T-O and International, Divisional project updates and status checks, question session, and adjourn-
Youth Opportunity Fund A club can request $200-2000 Grant to help pay off a major project Application must be turned in by October 15 to International
ment! Questions For those who were not able to attend yet curious about anything on the PCM agenda please shoot me an email! I would be happy to fill you in on more details concerning the discussed topics!
Summer Project Ideas
Beads of Courage Drive
Care cards for patients
What first-time IT managers really need to know.
Divisional Project– Hope for the Hungry Serving Up Yum—Soup Kitchen Share our Strength Organization --Bake sales
30 Hour Famine Summer happens to the be the most chal-
Summer isn’t only about service in Key
lenging time of the year for Key Clubs to
Club. It’s about having fun outside of the
round up members for service events! I
normal service community! Take a break
from your selfless work. Hold
experience in my club
a Key Club social! Not only
that clubs start off with
are they a blast, they give
new officers, a huge
you points and can be re-
momentum, and unpar-
ported to the district!
to Socials can be surprisingly
serve…..up until school
simple. An ice-cream social at
Governor’s Project Seeds of Service—Community tree planting Kids’ Summer Safety Booklets Buckle Up—Kids’ vehicle safety awareness Building park benches Summer literacy programs for children
your local shop, dinner, a
Interclub activities and PCMs
Key Clubs still need to be active throughout
picnic, pool party, etc. Socials can even
the summertime and events are still asked to
be fancier, for example, a formal ban-
be reported on Monthly Reports! Top clubs
quet. Pool party socials are great and
across Texas-Oklahoma District participate
inexpensive. Members can sign up to bring food and decorations. You can even
during the summer in service projects, and
implement a service event INSIDE your social, theme it! Ask participants to
this is how they get ahead. This extra step
bring books , canned food (divisional project material) for a drive! Socials can
during the summer is what makes a Key Club
be fun and beneficial. See the white box below for more ideas!
into a successful Key Club. Your efforts do
Summer Social Ideas
not go unrecognized and may even be rewarded at DCON, in the Tex-O Key, and
ranging difficulty. Check the cream side bar
for a short list of ideas.
through newsletters! So, many may be lost on summer events. There is an embedded link on the website describing hundreds of service ideas with
Board game evening
Ping pong tournament
Where: http://www.division3s.webs.com/ Why: I still think that we are having some trouble communicating as a division. Hopefully this website will act as a resource for clubs through forum Q&A, posting features, private messaging, user domains, photo galleries, T-O and International updates, and club spotlights. Clements is currently taking advantage of this resource by advertising their Major Emphasis Project with their very own page!
This site includes:
Homepage - T-O, International, and K-Family updates
Newsfeed - Occurrences, events, accomplishments, and spotlights of 3S Key Clubs (which members can post)
Calendar - That will be updated with Division 3S events such as: interclub activities, PCMS, DECs, FTCs, and District events.
Members - Simply gives you an idea of who is on our site and who is in our division.
Forums - A great way to ask questions for those who don't like email, and a place to swap ideas of service events, activities, etc.
Recruitment - Currently it has a presentation made by Carolina English, President of M.B. Lamar's Key Club, which could be a great asset to you and your club.
Resources & Guides - This references documents that explain installation ceremonies, and monthly reports. This tab will be updated as demand increases.
Project Ideas - This tab includes an embedded document from Kiwanis detailing an extensive list of service opportunities that Key Clubbers can organize independently. This is truly a great resource.
A mini relay includes:
Most participants are a part of a team, consisting of approximately 8-15 people.
A Survivor Dinner.
A Survivor Lap, which starts the Relay event.
Clements Key Club to Throw Relay for Life Clements High School plans to hold a
Relay for Life at their track in
around the track carrying banners.
April of 2012. They are asking that all clubs from Division 3S participate. Relay for Life is the main volunteer-Clements High School plans to hold a Relay for Life mini relay at their track in April of 2012. They are asking that all clubs from Division 3S participate.
An Opening Lap, in which all the teams take a lap
A Luminaria Ceremony, usually with a candlelight vigil to honor those who lost their lives to cancer.
A Closing Ceremony, including a final lap around the track in which everyone
Originating in the United States, the Relay For Life event has spread to 21 countries. Relay events are held in local communities, campus universities, military bases, and in cyberspace. Although the main objective of Relay is to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients, the event is held to spread cancer awareness, celebrate the lives of survivors, remember those who lost their lives to cancer, and unite a community in the fight against cancer. It is estimated that Relay For Life events have raised over $3 billion to date.
takes part. Awards are given to teams for various achievements, such as most laps walked and most money raised.
Clements and the American Cancer Society need your help!
Clements asks that each club participate and register with $500. While this may seem like a lot of money, there is a year gap between the introduction of their project to the actual execution. Surely we can raise $500 per club by April! This will be a great experience and include: music, henna, spirit events, and more!
Please contact Bisma Gowani, Co-President of Clements Key Club for more information and registration details. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Region 12 Advisor
Meagan Lloyd Division 3S Lieutenant Governor (713)-494-0867 Jmeagan.email@example.com