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KEY CLUB 32056 HWY 60 MILLVILLE, MN 55957 ☼ 507-273-7112 ☼

Official Newsletter of Division 9

Getting Ready for Summer Service

Volume 1 Issue 1

In this issue!

The Life Guard’s Update Hello fellow Key Clubbers! My name is communication strengthened. In the past Kelly Adler and I am the new Lietenant it has been a problem and I would like to governor for Division 9 during the 2010- fix it by making sure that every club has 2011 Key Club year. I would like to first each others contact info and by using tools of all thank everyone for their support and such as email, facebook, and phones. I am looking forward to this great year. I can’t wait to meet all of you and Here is a little bit about myself. I get to know you better. I am hoping to will be a senior next year at Lake City High make many friends and memories this School and I also go Post Secondary at year! Rochester Community and Technical College. The degree I am pursuing is one in Nursing. I am very excited to be a part Kelly Adler of Key Club. I am not involved in any LTG Division 9 other clubs or activities at the school so this will be one of my main priorities right along with school. I like to play softball and volleyball in my free time. I also like to do anything that involves the water like waterskiing, tubing, swimming. I also love to volunteer. I am very active in my home club and am happy to be involved in the district board as well. My goals for this year are to get our clubs within the division closer and have better relations. I would like to make this happen with monthly president council meetings and with having fun gettogethers. Another goal of mine is to get

Introduction.................1 Governor’s Project......2 Club Spotlight..............3 District Theme..............3 District Goals................3 District Board................4 Friendly Reminders…..4

Caring-Our Way of Life


Fall Rally/Fergus Falls, MN/November 5-7

Spring Convention/Willmar, MN/March 31-April 3

Governor’s Project leadership This year the Governor’s Project is Kids we can help out in more than just Against Hunger. It should be a great donating. We can also help in the food year for this project. Kids Against packing area. This is such a fun process. Hunger is a humanitarian food-aid I got af first hand experience helping out organization with sites throughout the with this at the Kiwanis One Day event United States and in Canada. held in Mankato in April. It was so fun Volunteers are strongly needed for not to meet other people and the packing only donations, but for packing the food was fun as well. Some groups got chants as well. Each bag that is packed at the going and we were all racing each other site is filled with rice; vitamin-fortified, to get the most bags done. It was a great crushed soy; a dehydrated blend of six time and I hope we can get a big group vegetables; and chicken-flavored, of K-family members together and do it vegetarian vitamin and mineral powder. again. With this food, starving children and Some ideas for raising the 10 their families will receive 21 essential dollars per Key Clubber in your club vitamins and minerals, all nine essential include having each Key Clubber donate amino acids, and a filling meal. Another 10 dollars or have them try to raise 10 upside to this food is that it has a shelf dollars. Another tactic could be doing a life of three years and the bags that the mass fundraiser within the club. A few food is packaged in are moisture-proof, ideas could be doing a bake sale, odor-proof, and prevent spoilage and organizing a bike race or a run/walk insect or rodent problems. event, or doing a car smash. There are Unbelievably, each serving only costs 23 many great ideas to raise this money. cents! So with each bag having 6 Just think of all the people that you servings, one bag costs only $1.38. Our could be giving a meal to with just 10 goal for this year is to have every Key dollars. Clubber raise 10 dollars. With this 10 I hope everyone is as excited for dollars, approximately 43 people will be this project as I am and I hope to hear of fed. your fundraising efforts and ideas. We are lucky to have a local Kids Against Hunger site in Mankato, MN and there has been some talk going around that there might be one started in Rochester soon. This Governor’s project could help get that up and going in Rochester. Being that we are so close to a Kids Against Hunger packing site,


caring character building



KEY CLUB Division 9 newsletter

District Information District Theme

This month’s newsletter’s club spotlight is Lake City Key Club. This year’s district theme is surfin’ They recently did a service project into service. It shall be a fun year called the Dorothy Day Box filled with many big splashes. The Sleepout. They collected money to district board is excited to make this be donated to the Dorothy Day theme an awesome array of creative House. Then on June 4th, seven of and unique designs. We hope to see the Key Clubbers plus a past Faculty all of you at Fall Rally and Spring advisor all slept in boxes in the Convention to get your vacation at advisor’s backyard. They got boxes the beach on! donated by the Lake City Appliancce Club Spotlight store and some other smaller boxes from Key Clubbers. They had a bonfire and played games such as Apples to Apples, volleyball, and Ninja. It wasn’t much like being homeless, but they all understood the impact of being homeless. Overall the Key Clubbers raised close to 100 dollars. Great job Lake City Key Club!



Contact Information District Goals This year’s district goals are as follows: 1. Get the boards of each club in the district in attendance at Fall Rally or Spring Convention. 2. Pack 500,000 meals for the Governor’s Project, Kids Against Hunger. 3. Have a 5% increase or 155 new members within the district.

I need all 2010-2011 contact information for the new officers and advisors. This information will help me keep in touch with all the officers and keep good communication so that this year runs smoothly. I would appreciate getting this information as soon as possible. Thanks!



Friendly Reminders Secretaries:



Make sure to be keeping your club onBe sure that during the summer months, all your Please fill out the monthly report track and to be holding regular service projects are being publicized with posters or forms located on the district page meetings during the summer. It is sending articles to the local newspapers, radio and under the advised to have at least 3 meetings TV stations. Also make sure that ALL the Key monthly forms tab. These forms need to be filled out by the 10th of during the summer period, meaning Club members are aware of service projects. Keep each month. They help me to track one per month. This helps to keep good communication within the club to ensure how each club is doing and it also everyone focused on Key Club and itgood turn out at club functions. will help make transitioning into the helps to keep your own club on school year that much easier. Also track. These are part of each please feel free to invite me and other secretaries job list and are not an option. These need to be completed. surrounding clubs to your meetings to If you do happen to end up doing it make it a better experience. MinnDak District Board late, still do it. They are essential to me! Thank you. Christina Nystrom Governor

Nikki Sondergaard Secretary

Nate Borth

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!

Natalya Thakur

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.

Monika Anderson

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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What is MEP?

What is MEP? MEP stands for Major Emphasis Programs. Since 1925, Key Club International has provided more than 12 million hours of service to homes, schools, and communities each year. From building bridges, to collecting over six tons of food, thousands of dollars raised for cancer research, helping eliminate iodine deficiency disorder, Key Club International plays a vital role in serving the children of the world. Every Key Club has the authority to select its own service projects because there are usually many more service needs in a community than there are service clubs and agencies to meet them. However, all Key Clubs are asked to participate in the Major Emphasis Program (MEP): “Children: Their Future, Our Focus.” Our three programs that we work with are Children’s Miracle Network, March of Dimes, and UNICEF. Our service initiative for the years of 2008-2010 was Live to Learn.


MinnDak Key Club Board 2010-2011

Division 9 Official Newsletter


president council meetings and with having fun get-togethers. Another goal of mine is to get communication strengthened. In the past it has...