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1 PHOTOS COURTESY OF DARIAN MARTOS AND NICK LEE
A WORD FROM OUR LTG………….4 PAST EVENTS………………………..6 UPCOMING EVENTS………………10 ELIMINATE PROJECT………………11 CONTACTS…………………………12 DCON GRAPHIC INFO……………16 TECH EDITOR’S CORNER………….17
A WORD FROM OUR LTG Hello Hippos! Seeing as this is the first newsletter we have been able to produce, I would just like to say what an honor it has been to serve you all for these past two months! The days have come and gone so fast! I cannot believe how quickly time passes when you are always busy! In the past two months, many of you have shown me what it truly is to be in Key Club. I appreciate everything and every single one of you. I would just like to say how much of a pleasure I know it will be to serve you all for the next eleven months. I cannot wait to see what we will accomplish together! In other news, The Bishop’s School has recently reached the final stages of their charter, so we should be seeing a new club in Division 21 very soon. Congratulations, Bishop! The DCON 2014 theme has also recently been announced as you may have seen in the design application that was sent out (I hope to see many submissions!). It will be “Your Golden Ticket”. I hope I see many of you earn your GOLDEN tickets this year through your service and leadership! I know we will all do well. We will certainly be having a GOLDEN year! In service, Nicklas Lee
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SPRINGFEST By Kathy Doan This month was a big month for Patrick Henry Key Club. All because of SpringFest! Every year during the month of May, the Kiwanis Club of the Grantville-Allied Gardens community hosts a festival and a mini parade in the neighborhood park. Key Club, accompanied by Builders Club, marched together in the parade with GAG Kiwanis and greeted everyone good morning! It was amazing to be recognized by the community as an organization striving to better the community itself. Seeing the bright faces of everyone as we walked passed was a gratifying experience. Within the festival itself, our club was granted a game booth in which some percentage of the proceeds go directly back to us! The game was ring toss; although many stepped up to the plate, only few prevailed and left triumphantly with their stuffed animal prize. Besides the game booth, members were also given the opportunity to assist Kiwanians at their membership booth! While parents were busy talking to the Kiwanians, key clubbers were given the task to distract the children. This was done through the planting of sunflowers seeds! Members would help the kids create their mini sunflower plant and then aid them in coloring their instructional page on how to keep the sunflower growing! From SpringFest alone, we volunteered over sixty hours of service!
Overall, it was a fun event that allowed us to serve our community, spend time together, and support our Kiwanis club as a thank you for their help.
Photos courtesy of Kathy Doan
MIRACLE MILE OF QUARTERS By Yvonne Luu What happens when you find the Kiwanis family at Rady Children’s Hospital with a bunch of quarters? You get the Miracle Mile of Quarters event! Miracle Mile of Quarters is an annual fundraiser put on by Kiwanis to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital and to help kids get the care they need, and took place on May 4th this year. Quarters had been collected throughout the year and were used for the fun two hour-long Quarter Art Competition on the day of MMQ. In the Quarter Art Competition, teams worked together to construct a 3D sculpture with the quarters around the Inspiration Fountain located in front of Rady Children’s Hospital. Ultimately, the quarters were donated to the hospital and select teams were dubbed winners and given plaques for their unique designs. Scripps Ranch Key Club aimed to create a child-friendly design. Eventually, we came up with a product surrounding the character Mr. Potato Head from the movie franchise Toy Story with the caption, “Looking 4 a Friend”. Though SRHS Key Club may not have won the competition, it can be certainly agreed that everyone had a great time working together to create some fun quarter art and bonding with friends from other clubs, divisions, Circle K, etc.
Photos courtesy of John Crawford
SOUPLANTATION FUNDRAISER By Jessica Lu The night of May 7, 2013, Scripps Ranch Key Club hosted a fundraiser at Souplantation in Mira Mesa aim to raise money for the club. Friends and family of Key Clubbers gather together in support of this club and eat to their hearts desire. What's better than being able to both fundraise and eat delicious food? Scripps Ranch Key Club is in need to bring is some profit and hosting this fundraiser has highly benefitted this club. Those who went out and supported were able to chat, bond, and relax with everyone by enjoying a meal together. There will definitely be more fundraisers to come to support Scripps Ranch Key Club.
MIRAMAR RANCH SPAGHETTI FEED By Dominique Vanhowe On May 23, 2013, the Scripps Ranch Key Club teamed up with the leaders of the Scripps-Mira Mesa Kiwanis and attended the Miramar Ranch Spaghetti Feed to help serve dinner to the families there during Open House. They served catered spaghetti from Filippiâ€™s and made garlic bread at the event. The members not only served the meals, but they also worked to help the event run smoothly thorough using problem solving skills and a positive attitude. Midway through the event, the plates, cups, and forks were all used up, and the Key Club members had to find alternatives to use until the supplies could be replenished. Although some parents were upset at the lack of materials, the Key Clubbers kept everything running and used alternative methods to serve the meal and keep the customers pleased. Overall, the guests had a very enjoyable experience as they ate the delicious meal and walked around the art gallery. Many families enjoyed the meal so much that they came back for seconds and thirds, and the event raised a lot of funds. This was a rewarding experience for all of the SRHS Key Clubbers because they were not only serving their community, but also having fun! The volunteers who attended also had the chance to meet their Key Club President from four years ago, which was an added bonus, and take home some of the delicious leftovers. Although the event was fairly small, with the help of SRHS Key Club members, it made a large impact on the community and helped many individuals receive a tasty meal!
By Hellen Nguyen
On May 11, 2013, Scripps Ranch’s Key Club worked alongside with other surrounding high school Key Clubs at the Liver Life Walk. The Liver Life walk took place at the San Diego Zoo. Currently in the United States, we are battling more than 100 different types of liver diseases. This event raised money and awareness to finding treatments and cures that will lead to a world free of liver disease in the United States. All proceeds are specifically for funding medical research, patient support services, and advocacy. Participants brought awareness and financial support to individuals that currently battle against the different types of liver disease. Scripps Ranch Key Clubbers helped guide walkers and passed out water to them. The Liver Life Walk was a great experience to support the cause to beat all types of liver illnesses. It was a fun experience where volunteers could help out the community while being able to socialize with friends. We had a fun time at this event and hope we can work with the American Liver Foundation in the near future.
PATRIOT’S DAY PARADE BY Darian Martos On Saturday May 18th, Serra Key Clubbers volunteered at the local Patriot’s Day Parade and Festival hosted by the Tierrasanta Kiwanis. The morning parade was a car parade on the main street of the local neighborhood, and Serra Key Club was even given their own car during the morning parade! A crowd of hundreds of local Tierrasanta residents were shown the true spirit of Key Club with the spirited officers in the car. Along with this, many hard-working volunteers contributed to the success of the morning event through redirecting traffic as well as setting up traffic cones. The festival during the nighttime was a huge fundraising event for the club, as we had hosted a cake walk and two game booths. Many children and adults participated in the activities, and our club had fundraised over 600 dollars from the festival alone! The festival was a huge success, and it would not have been as successful without the efforts of the amazing members of the club!
JUNE DCM AT UCSD WARREN FIELD When: Saturday, June 22, 2013 Where: La Jolla, California The June DCM will be held right BEFORE the La Jolla Festival of the Arts on SATURDAY, which will be located at UCSD's Warren Field, on the intersection of Gilman Dr. and Voigt Dr.
What is MNT? In 28 countries around the world, maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) can quickly turn the joy of childbirth into tragedy. MNT kills one baby every nine minutes. Its effects are excruciating â€” tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. There is little hope of survival. And tetanus kills mothers too. Why focus on this issue? It is unacceptable that innocent newborns and their mothers suffer and die from MNT when it can be prevented so easily. This is also an amazing opportunity to reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with lifesaving health care. Developing delivery systems for MNT vaccines will blaze a trail to provide additional desperately needed services to these marginalized families. What is the Eliminate partnership? Hand in hand, Kiwanis and UNICEF will eliminate MNT and change the world. Kiwanis' commitment, vision and strength in reaching communities and leaders will help wipe out this cruel, centuries-old disease and pave the way for other interventions. UNICEF has staff working in the most isolated corners of the globe and an unbeatable supply chain. Can MNT be stopped? Yes! MNT is highly preventable. Just three doses of a 60-cent immunization protect mothers, who then pass on the immunity to their future babies. Together, Kiwanis and UNICEF can stop this disease.
CONTACT I DIVISION BOARD Lt. Governor
HIGH TECH INT President Vice President Secretary
INFO LA JOLLA President
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Stephanie Tran Rojas
MISSION BAY President
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POINT LOMA President
SCRIPPS RANCH President Vice President Secretary Treasurer
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Sandy Lai Erin Pontecorvo Abimael Hernan-
INFO UNIVERSITY CITY President
Nhatha (Helen) Nguyen
TECH EDITOR’S CORNER Hey, Hippos!
Yo, Hippos! I go by the name of Estella Hoang of D21. I go to Mira Mesa High School and have served as a Historian just last year. I wanted to expand my Key Club spirit, thus becoming your divisional Tech editor! Some quick facts about me is that I like to doodle, play games and cosplay. So don’t freak out if you see me in costume at any time, haha. Feel free to add me at any time or chat with me. I’d like to get to know you more, even if I’m socially awkward in the beginning. If you really get to know me, I will get comfortable around you and will tend to act a little crazy. The school year’s almost coming to a close, but don’t procrastinate just yet! I wish all you Hippos good luck on your finals and finish the year strong. Even if school’ will be out soon, service will not rest, even with summer vacation, We will always be hungry for service, since we are hippos. So, here’s my question to you guys...What
will you miss about school when you go off to summer vacation? Send me your answers to my Facebook or on my email: email@example.com by June 15. Your answers will be published in the next newsletter! Thanks for reading~ I’ll see you all next month! Stay frosty, Estella Hoang