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Official Newsletter of Division 9 Volume 1 Issue 3
The Tiki Times
In this issue!
Surfing Into Service: LTG Update The school year is getting started and the pressure is starting to build. With school starting and Fall Rally fast approaching my plate is full. The District Board just had a weekend long meeting at the Kiwanis Convention in Fargo, ND. We have Fall Rally all planned out and now we just need to do the finishing touches and work out the kinks. I am working diligently to get this all done and keep up with school. I also want to visit all the clubs so that I can talk to all of you about Fall Rally. Also I am planning my Division Rally to be held the first weekend in February. It should be very exciting and it will be a great time to connect our Division! Hope to see you all soon.
LTG Update..................1 ICON 2010....................2 Key Club Week............3 Friendly Reminders......4 Dues..............................4 Fun Page…..5
Caring-Our Way of Life
Kelly Adler LTG Division 9
UPCOMING EVENTS! Fall Rally
Fergus Falls, MN
See you all there!!!
ICON 2010: Memphis, TN
Welcome to the Key Club International Convention 2010 synopsis— hope you don’t get lost on the way! For all those not in the know, Key Club has levels above our district. The International Convention (ICON) serves as a meeting place for holistic issues concerning Key Club. This was my second ICON and it always serves as a highlight to the summer. Now, here’s what happened. We were graciously picked up by the rest of our district at Century High School. From there we had about a seven hour bus trip to St. Louis. On the way many members made tie blankets and goody bags for kids at the Shriners’ hospital. Other members tried to sleep in seats, and aisles. Sleep was scarce. Once in St. Louis, we stopped at the Shriners’ Hospital to deliver all the children’s items. Then it was off to our first exciting stop. There is no better way to overcome sleep deprivation than riding a ripping, roaring, corkscrewing roller coaster at Six Flags. We spent most of the day at Six Flags. I personally rode every roller coaster, most of them twice. Even our 70 year old chaperone, Crazy Mary, rode all the roller coasters. The next day, we arrived in Memphis, the site of ICON 2010. Before heading to the convention center, we visited Graceland. Graceland was everything Elvis. I’m no Elvis fan, nor do I pretend to be, but I appreciated the quirky interior décor of the manor. The tour certainly paid homage to his prolific career. From here I’ll quickly skip to the convention. The first night they had a Reliant K concert and a meet and greet. The next morning was the start of the convention. During the day, many workshops were offered. Most were about service projects and other ways to make our service count. I went to a forum on Think
Kindness. It is a group that runs a 15 day program for high schools to really make a difference in the world. We got in touch with the representative that was at ICON and hope to have our own 15 day program during our school year. The second forum I went to that day was about the crisis in Africa. Whether it is the lack of water or the haphazard environment for children, we can do a lot to help. The area around Sudan is in turmoil due to constant war and a ruthless outlaw devoted to changing the children of Africa into merciless killers. The forum provided advocacy and ways to help the children in this area. Each night a different general session is held. The first night is a welcoming session, with a speaker, an insight to all the great things Key Clubbers have been doing, and an introduction to the activities over the rest of the convention. The next night is an awards session. Different awards varying from posters to single service projects are given out. Throughout the entire session, a talent show is in full swing with piano players, dancers, and songwriters. Our club plans to make a dent in the awards category next year. Watch out! One of the most important parts of the entire convention is caucusing and electing a new international board. This is an opportunity for all members to ask all the candidates questions or enthusiastically participate in a candidate’s speech. Our International Trustee XinLei ‘Tony’ Wang ran for the position of International President and he succeeded! The candidates for all positions are finally determined by the brave group of souls who entered the House of Delegates. In the final and farewell session, these newly elected board members take their place as the old board members pass of the position. Tears are shed, memories are shared, and the convention-goers leave the conference
positions are finally determined by the brave group of souls who entered the House of Delegates. In the final and farewell session, these newly elected board members take their place as the old board members pass of the position. Tears are shed, memories are shared, and the convention-goers leave the conference with reignited passion to make Key Club successful. In between all these events is time to create your own memories. I roomed with three of my friends from Century and we had quite the time. We met some great people from within our own district and some people outside our district. We got to explore the city of Memphis, drown ourselves in BBQ sauce, jump from ledges, and try every kind of drank under the Memphis sun. I learned a lot from this trip, and I would recommend it to any other Key Clubber. It is one of those trips that will live in high school memories forever and perhaps inspire some good service back home. It can lead to bonding as a club, or just bonding as a group of friends. Hope to see you all at ICON 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona!
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Key Club Week Key Club Week gives you the opportunity to show your community what Key Club is truly about: service. Each day places an emphasis on service, to promote Key Club within our homes, schools and communities and to make Key Club a household name. Do your part stto make sure th Key Club Week—November 1 –5 —starts Kiwanis Family Month with a bang. Some ideas to promote Key Club week would be to have a social event all about Key Club and invite anyone who wants to come from your school to come an d learn about Key Club. Also wear Key Club gear, put up posters around your school, and send an article to a local newspaper for the community to learn about what Key Club is. Another way to promote Key Club and also increase membership would be to participate in the “Bring a Friend to Key Club Day”. Maybe even come up with a service project that would involve the whole K-Family. Seeing that it is Kiwanis Family Month as well this would help to not only celebrate Key Club, but to also create better relations with the rest of the K-Family. With these great ideas, your club can grow and flourish within your home, school, and community.
LEADERSHIP Articles: Please send me articles for this newsletter because I need articles for my club spotlight section. Also I can send these articles in to the District Newsletter and your club can receive points on the monthly point forms and on your annual achievement form filled out at the end of the year. Thank you very much.
Friendly Reminders Secretaries:
It is extremely important to have a Committees are a big part of Key Club. The board Please fill out the monthly report board meeting before you kick off your has too many responsibilities that the work load forms located on the district page school year. This will help you plan has to be spread out. As vice president, you are in Minndakkeyclub.org under the out what service projects that your club charge of getting and keeping all your clubs monthly forms tab. These forms need to be filled out by the 10th of wants to do during the year and will committees on track. Work on it at your first meeting of the year when you have most of your each month. They help me to track help to keep things in order during the how each club is doing and it also year. This is also the time for the members at the meetings. Make sure that everyone board to bring up changes and other is on a committee so that everyone has a part in the helps to keep your own club on service projects they want to see in the club. track. These are part of each club this next year. I am planning on secretaries job list and are not an option. These need to be completed. visiting all clubs before Fall Rally so I If you do happen to end up doing it will be in contact to set up a good date MinnDak District Board late, still do it. They are essential to to visit. me! Thank you. Christina Nystrom Governor
Nikki Sondergaard Secretary
Bulletin Editor Webmaster
Ciara Carrick-Kittleson LTG Division 1
Kyra Schwalbe Liaison Division 2
Caitlin Stroup LTG Division 3
Mary Lu Kavanagh-Beltman LTG Division 4
Adam Yousef LTG Divisioin 5
I know it may seem a little early to be thinking about dues, but once school starts it will come on fast. Starting thinking about them now so that your club will be prepared when the time comes. Dues are due on November 30th and the early bird deadline is November 1st. Get it in by the early bird deadline and your club will receive a patch to put on your club’s banner!
Another thing to think about with dues is to increase membership. For the bigger clubs, it is harder to get those extra members, but the more the merrier. Some suggestions for smaller clubs to get new members is to do a membership drive. Do things such as talk to teachers and ask them to hand out brochures about Key Club or your club could hold an ice cream social or pizza party to introduce kids about Key Club and get them excited.
LTG Division 6
Tim Goh LTG Division 7
Liaison Division 8
Kelly Adler LTG Division 9
Jennifer Koester Liaison Division 10
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Summer is coming to an end! Summer may be coming to an end but there is still service to be done before school starts. Make sure that your clubs are still holding meetings during the summer and keeping in contact. Also be doing service projects during the summer. It is one of the biggest times that help is needed. Summer can get really busy but with good management of the time, you can squeeze everything in. It is essential that your club continues to do service during the summer days. Have a successful summer!
Advice to the clubs: • Make sure that your club has at least 2 members attending Fall Rally and Spring Convention with dates listed previously. • Have a summer board meeting before school starts so everyone can be on the same page and also to set goals for the year. • Start thinking of fundraising ideas now instead of later. • Your club doesn’t always have to do the same service projects year after year. Switch it up a bit. • Make it a fun and interesting year!
Rebus Riddles A rebus is a picture representation of a name, word, or phrase. For example, the answer to this rebus riddle—DAYDAYOUT—is “day in, day out.” The rebus puzzles on this page are expressions you may hear your parents say to you sometime this school year. Can you guess what they are?
Last Issues Answers: 1. No one to blame 2. Too intense 3. An outside chance 4. Many are called, but few are chosen 5. Shape up or ship out 6. Day in, Day out 7. Your full of bologna
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