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Vol. 1, Issue 7 November 10th, 2019

Division 8 Illustr8d

Published by Grace Pluemacher Lieutenant Governor of Division 8 NJ Key Club

Table of Contents 03 04 05 06 07 08

Message from your LTG DCM Information Fall Rally Recap

Key Leader Information DCON 2020 Info

District Project/Advocacy Focus Info

09 10 11 12 13 14

DCON Flyer

District Project Info

District Event Info

Reasons to Join Key Club

YOF Info


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Key Club Overview

Trustee Info

District Involvement Contact Info

Message From Your Lieutenant Governor Hi Division 8! I hope you all are having a halcyon





coming up, I'd like to remind you all that you







success and that you should be proud of yourselves. Remember to cosset the fall season before it turns to winter! As we get into the holiday spirit, do not foodle around and make sure to make some holiday cookies! I know I love to hear the kerfuffle of the choir near the holidays. I know IÂ bollxed this paragraph, but thank you for reading this through and I hope you enjoy this newsletter.

Divisional Council Meeting WHAT IS IT? A Divisional Council Meeting (DCM) is a meeting of officers and general members from a division. There, they discuss plans for their individual clubs, receive current information from the Lieutenant Governor, are trained if not already, and get to communicate with the other amazing leaders in their division.

WHY SHOULD I GO? Meet other Key Clubbers from across your division Do service along with others at the DCM If you are an untrained officer, you can get trained It's required to attend at least two as an officer Learn more about the District Have so much fun and socialize with others! Plan events with other clubs

WHO CAN GO? Anyone from your club can go! Officers, general members, etc. There is something to learn at DCMs in every level of Key Club.

THE NEXT DCM FOR DIVISION 8 IS: Date: Early December

Activities during DCM: We will be catching up on activities we did during the beginning of the year and planning for the rest! We will also be discussing LTG elections.

Fall Rally Recap Fall Rally was on October 13th at Six Flags Great Adventure. Division 8 really popped out with hundreds in attendance and with the best energy there, winning us back the spirit stick! Members in attendance learned about events coming up such as DCON and Key Leader, past events like the RTCs, and informating regarding dues, the district project, and more. We also got to hear from Division 8's very own Kristen Fischer, a Brick Memorial High School Graduate who taught us the importance of having a 'why' in our lives. There were 2,117 attendees


and over 73 clubs in attendance. We are about at the halfway point in the service year, and I want to thank everyone for making this year so memorable. Next up- Key Leader!

Key Leader Key Leader is a great event for you to strengthen your leadership skills, especially if you are running for LTG or are an officer. Here, you learn how to be a servant leader and you meet others from across New Jersey. This fun event is held on December 6-8 at the Baptist Camp and Conference Center in Lebanon, NJ.

DCON 2020 DCON, or the District Convention is the annual gathering of Key Clubbers across New Jersey in the beautiful town of Lang Branch. DCON is located at Ocean Place Resort and Spa and takes place on March 27-29. Here, you can learn more about Key Club through informative and fun workshops, dance the night away with friends, visit the beach and boardwalk, stay at an amazing and safe hotel with your friends for an entire weekend, eat delicious food, show off your talent at the contests, and elect the new executive Key Club Board. This year, the theme for DCON is the 2020 Olympics!

Advocacy Focus: Anxiety Awareness and Associated Disorders This year, New Jersey District's Advocacy Focus is all about mental health relating to teens. Between school, sports, stress, and pressure, life can get very hard at times. This is why we felt this subject would be extremely helpful and relevant. We are sending out bimonthly newsletters relating to a specific mental illness for your knowledge. We are also posting various self-cqre tips and ways to get your club involved on the instagram, so make sure to be following @njkeyclub!

District Project: Hunger in NJ For the past three years, the New Jersey District Project has been “Hunger in New Jersey”, focusing on families with food insecurity, unsure of where their next meal would come from. We are proud to announce that we will be continuing with this project for the 2019-2020 service year! Many of you reading this are familiar with our project as we have been doing it for so long, which is why our

goals have confidently been set to reach $50,000 in monetary donations, 55,000 lbs of food, and 15,000 collective service hours

by next year’s District Convention. Throughout this service year,

you will hear from the District with ways to increase your involvement with the District Project whether it be through you as an individual, or with the help of your entire club. Not only this, but in order to properly track collections of money, food, and service hours, Club Monthly Report Form completion can’t be stressed enough! Please remember to fill out your CMRFs by the tenth of each month. Also, to keep track of monetary donations, we are setting up a new system to mark everything down. If your club plans on sending a check to a local food bank, please first mail the check to Helene Meissner at 201 Broad St, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 along with your school name and the food bank you would like it to be sent to from there.

Reminders Trick or Treat for UNICEF is going on this month! Make sure to promote this to your club! Our District, partnered with the Missouri-Arkansas District and the New England/Bermuda District are promoting the Thirst Project with custom made t-shirts! Here is the link to buy one: Follow the divisional insta: njkeyclub.division8

@njkeyclub @njkeyclub.division8

TEXT @NJKeyClubD to 81010 to join the District Remind!

Key Club Overview Key Club is a student-led, international, high school organization. Our members make the world a better

Core Values

place through service. In doing so, we grow as individuals and as leaders by answering the call to lead, summoning the courage to engage and developing the heart to serve.

Leadership Leadership is grounded in humility and service to others. A true leader listens, recognizes, and empowers.

General Members Club

Character Building Character is built by everyday acts of


kindness, integrity and teamwork to grow stronger relationships and communities.


Caring Compassion for others is a cornerstone of the Key Club experience, inspiring action and service to one’s community.

Inclusiveness I pledge, on my honor, to uphold the Objects of Key Club International; to build my home, school and community; to serve my nation and world; and combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.

We welcome people of all backgrounds and ethnicities to join in serving and making a positive difference in our world.

Contacts Lieutenant Governor of Division 8 Grace Pluemacher (732) 330-1412

District Governor Emma Ke (908) 507-5024

District Secretary Katrina Pham (425) 777-0371

District Treasurer Gillian Bayne (908) 798 8101

District Editor Sarah Jacob (732) 900- 7152

District Webmaster Bhavana Chamarthi (856) 357-7962

Zone Administrator Mr. Robert Acerra (732) 977-3521

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