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November 10th,

Vol. 1, Issue 8

2019

Published by Caitlin Sia

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Message from your LTG Hello Division 4! I hope you are having a fantastic day so far. Hopefully, you all did not spend your November break fottling or causing kerfuffles! I also hope that your break was halcyon and relaxing. As school starts again, I'm sure that you will all be Paladins in not only Key Club but in your schools as well! Anyway, this newsletter contains a lot of important information and tips your clubs can use when recruiting members or keeping up membership enthusiasm! I hope I'm not cossetting you guys too much or bollixing your school life. As always, let me know if you have any questions or concerns and I hope you enjoy my newsletter! Click here to go to the Jersey Key Issuu link as it contains a lot of helpful information!

Clubs in Division 4 Haddonfield Triton West Deptford Paulsboro Gateway Highland Winslow

Fun Facts About Me! My favorite season is Fall I absolutely love eating fried chicken I've been in Key Club since freshman year


TABLE OF CONTENTS DRINKS MENU

DIVISIONAL

PAGES

Club Spotlight

4

Club and officer Shout Out

5

Club meetings

6

Service project ideas

7

Recruiting members

8

Ways to Keep Membership Enthusiasm

DISTRICT

10

PAGES

Preferred charities

12

Fall rally Recap

13

Key leader

14

DCON

16

Tips for filling out CMRFs

18

Advocacy

19

District project

20

Social media and contact information

21


CLUB SPOTLIGHT Shout-out to service projects clubs did!

Shout-Out to West Deptford Key Club for the service project they are doing right now! Their school is working with Operation Blessing to help core programs such as Disaster Relief and Hunger Relief! Great job guys and keep up the great work!


Club and Officer Shoutout Shout-out to the club with the most officer points and the officer with the most points!

Congratulations to West Deptford for having the most officer points in the month of September! Your officers completed their assignments and were both responsive and helpful! Ourwinner for the Officer Point system is *drumroll*... Amber Downs from West Deptford Congratulations! You can pick up your prizes at my next DCM or during a club visit! Keep up the great work!


Club Meetings I will be visiting your clubs this school year to see how your club is doing and if you need any help! When I visit your club, please make sure that all your officers are present so that I can train them! Please also notify me of club meetings 2 weeks in advance so that I can

make

attend

the

the

necessary

meetings!

You

arrangements can

get

to

officer

points if you tell me when your meetings are!


SERVICE PROJECT IDEAS H e r e ' s p r o j e c t d o

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Keep collecting food cans to support our District Project: Hunger in New Jersey! Write and send letters to Veterans and soldiers! Donate toys and clothes to homeless shelters or churches. Create and distribute bracelets that help spread awareness for suicide prevention. Clean up a local park. Plant trees and plants in a local park! Organize a riverbed or stream cleanup. Collect household items and blankets for homeless shelters.


Recruiting Members As you may already know the most important member in Key Club is the general member! Without the general member, there are no service projects and fundraising events. As such, it is important that we recruit as many members as possible so that they could join our Key Club Family! The beginning of the school year is the best time for this with all the new freshmen coming in. Promote Key Club to your underclassmen and make it stand out at club fairs so that they are eager to join! Get your friends to join this amazing club as well! Make sure to highlight the benefits of Key Club such as fun events, like Fall Rally and DCON, and you get to meet so many people and make so many new friends! Use the flyer in the next page to promote Key Club in your school!


Keeping Membership Enthusiasm! Sometimes, Key Club starts to die over the course of the school year and by the last meeting, there might be 3 or 5 members left in comparison to the 70 members you had at the beginning of the school year. As such, it is important to keep membership enthusiasm in your club! You wanna make sure that you members are having fun while serving the community. On the next page, there is a flyer with ideas on how to keep up membership enthusiasm! This flyer will be extremely useful so make sure to use it!


Preferred Charities Key Club's Preferred Chartities!

March of Dimes

UNICEF

The March of Dimes foundation works tirelessly

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to

babies.

Eliminate Project which helps to fight

Funds donated to the foundation go towards

against Maternal Neonatal Tetanus, a

birth

disease that claims the lives of dozens

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the

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support

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research.

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with the Thirst Project which helps to

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Prematurity Awareness Day.

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second of every day. As a result of the

awareness by hosting a multitude of programs

spring,

and

projects

health


Fall Rally Recap Into the Jungle of Service This year's theme for Fall Rally was into the Jungle of Service! This was an amazing event where Key Clubbers were able to go to Six Flags at a reduced price! Fall Rally was so much fun this year with over 2,000 people in attendance and the competitive King of the Jungle and Spirit Stick competitions. Every division really brought their AGame to this year's Fall Rally with people dressed up as their divisional animal and everyone cheering really loudly! I'm very proud of division 4 representing the monkey and although we didn't win, I'm still very happy that you all tried, showed up in yellow, and brought signs! Fall Rally was a blast and I highly recommend that you all go next year too!


Key Leader Key Leader is a super fun event that you and your friends can go to! You get to learn amazing leadership skills, meet and make a ton of new friends, participate in really fun activities, and eat delicious food! The event is taking place on December 6-8 at the Baptist Camp in Lebanon, New Jersey. The cost is $195 but it includes lodging and food for a whole weekend! I highly recommend going to this event so register today! The next page is a flyer with more details about the event!


DCON 2020 When and Where?

On March 27-29

Theme?

At the Ocean Place Resort and Spa (1 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ 07740

I am excited to announce that this year's theme is Olympics! Get ready to light the torch of service

Why Should I Go?

You get to meet Key Clubbers across NJ Learn more about Key Club Dance the night away Stay in a fancy hotel with your friends Show off your talent! Opportunity of a lifetime!

and have a ton of fun!


Advocacy The NJ District Key Club advocacy focus for the 2019-2020 service year is Anxiety Awareness and associated disorders! Anxiety disorders are a group of disorders with related conditions and a unifying symptom of persistent, excessive fear or worry in situations that are not threatening. Anxiety is often associated, or co-occurring with depression, eating disorders, and other mental health concerns. August-September: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder October-November: Co- morbid Anxiety and Depression December-January: OCD and eating disorders February-March: Panic Disorders


District Project Hunger in New Jersey

The NJ District Project for the 2019-2020 service year is Hunger in New Jersey! Similar to the last few years, the NJ district wants to collect food and raise money to support people in NJ who can't afford to buy food! Our goals for this year $50,000, 55,000 pounds of food, and 15,000 service hours. These goals were made to help support as many hungry people in NJ as possible. With your help, I know that we can not only complete these goals, but exceed them. So, donate today and help us try and stop Hunger in New Jersey!


CARING—OUR WAY OF LIFE.

KEY CLUB INTERNATIONAL: AN OVERIEW

A quick guide to one of the the largest student-lead organizations in the world. For more information, visit the Key Club International website | https://www.keyclub.org/

An Introduction and Our Mission Statement

Key Club Pledge

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

I pledge, on my honor, to uphold to objects of Key club International;

the world a better 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

to build my home, school, and community;

to serve my nation and world;

the heart to serve.

Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with

and combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.

opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.

KEY CLUB CORE VALUES

LEADERSHIP CHARACTER CARING BUILDING

INCLUSIVENESS

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

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

Character is built by everyday acts of kindness, integrity and teamwork to grow stronger relationships and communities.

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

THE KEY CLUB INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE The General Member make up the bulk of Key Club, and set the most important foundation for our service. Club Officers take charge of their home clubs and are a core component of Divisional efforts. The District Board of Trustees form the primary liaison between the clubs and the District, while facilitating cross-club communication. District Executives lead each District in organizing large-scale projects and preside over all District-wide matters. The International Board of Trustees form the primary liaison between the districts and the International level, while facilitating cross-district communication. The International President and The International Vice President oversee all matters within Key Club International.

INTERNATIONAL TRUSTEE

Riley Feng is our international trustee! She serves as a liaison between the District and International board! She sends out bi-weekly updates for any updates on what is happening on the international level!


Social Media and Remind! Instagram Account: @njkeyclub

Division 4 Remind Text @caitlinale to 81010

Twitter Account: @njkeyclub

Instagram Account: @njkeyclub_division 4

District Remind Text @NJKeyClubd to 81010

Key Club Website: njkeyclub.org


Contacts Lieutenant Governor of Division 4 Caitlin Sia ltg4.sia@njkeyclub.org (732) 779-5329 District Governor Emma Ke governor.ke@njkeyclub.org (908) 507-5024

District Secretary Katrina Pham secretary.pham@njkeyclub.org (425) 777-0371 District Treasurer Gillian Bayne treasurer.bayne@njkeyclub.org (908) 798-8101

District Editor Sarah Jacob editor.jacob@njkeyclub.org (732) 900-7152 District Webmaster Bhavana Chamarthi webmaster.chamarthi@njkeyclub.org (856) 357-7962 Zone Administrator Ed Hutchinson ehutchinson@njkeyclub.org

Final Reminders Fill out your CMRFs here CC me on ALL Key Club related emails

Add me to your Club's remind or google classroom

Tell me when your Club Meetings are!

Don't be afraid to ask me any questions!

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