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Volume 1, Issue 1

April/May Issue

The Official Newsletter of Division 6 of the New Jersey District of Key Club International

Chris’ Chronicle

In this issue! Introduction………............1 Children’s Specialized Hospital…………….….......1

Hello Division 6!

District Convention...……2

Hey Division 6! Welcome to the first ever issue of Chris’ Chronicle, the official newsletter of our division! I hope you are as excited as I am to finally begin the 2010-2011 Service Year; I know it will be a great one! As you probably have already heard, Children’s Specialized Hospital has been chosen, for the fifth year in a row, as our District Project. But, CSH is so much more than that. We New Jersey Key Clubbers have adopted it as our own and we care for it deeply. We devoted huge amounts of time to CSH last year, doing everything from visiting the children to planning projects to raise money for them. And it’s time to do it again! So, start planning your projects now! It’s never too early and the best projects take the most planning. Also, I have included very important reminders on Page 3 I am so honored to serve as your Lieutenant Governor this year and will always be here if you need me! Together we will make this year another great one! Yours in Caring and Service,

CONTACT ME! AIM: ChrisGod613

HOME: 732.840.0625

CELL: 732.861.7498


International Convention……………….3 Announcements…………4 Reminders (PCM)........…..4 Important Contacts…......5


10th Monthly Report Form Due 20th PCM 22nd South RTC @ Brick Memorial

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HOME ADDRESS: 313 Lincoln Ct. Brick, NJ 08724

64th Annual District Convention

Traveling the World of Service! The 64th Annual District Convention of the New Jersey District of Key Club International was overflowing with dedicated Key Clubbers all gathering together to travel the world of service from one Service Year to another! From awesome sessions with the 2009-2010 NJ District Board to two amazing dances, there was never a dull moment at the Valley Forge Convention Center for DCON! We arrived on Friday ready to begin our journey through the world of service. Almost 700 Key Clubbers and I had the distinct honor of meeting our Keynote Speaker Kiwanis International President Paul Palazzolo. It was amazing to see such a high ranking and wise Kiwanian in person. After the welcoming session we all went to caucuses to hear the candidates’ speeches. Each candidate was very creative and excited to be running for an Executive Board position! Saturday was by far the busiest day of the weekend. We woke up early for breakfast and then attended the first general session of the day. After this quick session we headed to our workshops

and learned about everything from how to be an effective club editor to how to belly dance. After the workshops were a few free hours in which the talent show took place. The acts were inspired as they are every year; the amount of talented Key Clubbers is amazing! Also on Saturday, the House of Delegates met to vote on Executive Board races, amendments, and resolutions. On Saturday evening, the contests winners were given their trophies and the outstanding members of the New Jersey District were acknowledged for their hard work and dedication. On Sunday, there was a walk to benefit Children’s Specialized Hospital hosted by our own Brick Memorial High School. The Farewell Session on Sunday is both sad and happy simultaneously; sad because it is the time when the current district board is retired, but happy because it is also the time when the new district board is installed. Your 2010-2011 New Jersey District Board includes: twenty-one Lieutenant Governors; District Webmaster Shivam Patel; District Editor Nicole Darrah; District Treasurer Devan Corona; District Secretary Kevin Sun; and District Governor Rachel Orbach.

Pictures courtesy of Nicole Darrah and Dawn Kreder


Caring, Character Building, Inclusiveness, Leadership

International Convention The New Jersey District Tour

A Message from the International Programs Committee

That’s right, Division 6, the summer is right around the corner! And with the summer comes Key Club’s annual International Convention, this time in the historic Memphis, Tennessee! This year, Key Club International has put together an amazing Convention, and the District is planning yet another tour to go along with it! ICON is a one week convention that drew over 1500 Key Club members, advisors, and administrators last year. During your time in Memphis, you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people, share Key Club Experiences, and leave with a new best friend. You’ll also get a taste of the various caucuses, workshops, elections, and delegations that make Key Club successful and make you a better Key Clubber. The New Jersey District will travel to Memphis by bus, leaving New Jersey on the morning of July 4th, and returning on the evening of July 12th. On the road to ICON, we will stop at many points of interest, including Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio, Graceland, and the Civil Rights Museum. At ICON, the festivities begin with a private concert by Ohio pop-rock superstars Relient K, and continue with appearances by such celebrities as Clay Aiken and Josh Hutcherson! It will truly be a week to remember. Anyone interested in attending, please contact Chris Godshall (ME) or Mr. Werfel - either at or 973-985-4096 - for more information (including a primer and registration form), as the first payment is due by May 15th. If money is an issue, feel free to ask your Kiwanis Club to help you out with the costs. They would be glad to help!




IMPORTANT! If your club has not yet held elections, it is of the upmost importance that you do so ASAP. After your new officers are elected, the club must send the board members’ contact information including: NAME, HOME ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, and EMAIL ADDRESS To the following people: LTG (ME), FACULTY ADVISOR, and KIWANIS ADVISOR

Don’t Forget! President’s Council Meeting President’s Council Meetings are an essential part to the smooth operation of the division and, therefore, the district. During a PCM, many ideas are exchanged and an LTG is given the opportunity to relate information from the district to the club level and vice versa. So be sure to attend!

The first PCM will be held on:

MAY 20, 2010 Where: Brick Applebee’s When: 6:00 PM

Regional Training Conference It is very important that you as officers attend the RTC held in your area. RTCs are essential for getting information about upcoming District and International events and getting awesome ideas from the District Board on everything from projects to how to be a better officer.

In Division 6’s case, this is BRICK MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL on MAY 22ND.


Presidents, please contact me on whether you are available for this night.

Monthly Report Forms MRFs are essential to the operation and success of our district. They are the best way to let the district know how your club is doing so we may recognize you for your hard work or help you where you are struggling.

THEY ARE DUE BY THE 10TH OF EACH MONTH. They should be sent to your:



Important Contacts District Governor

District Secretary

District Treasurer

Rachel Orbach 5 Beverly Drive Holmdel, NJ 07733

Kevin Sun 19 O’Keefe Rd. Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Devan Corona 5 Toshi Ct. Jackson, NJ 08527

District Editor

District Webmaster

Nicole Darrah 31 Church Lane Montville, NJ 07045

Shivam Patel 64 Rieder Road Edison, NJ 08817


District Administrator

Zone Administrator

Lieutenant Governor

Barrie Werfel 36 Williamsburg Drive Roseland, NJ 07068-1215

Kaitlin McCann 10 Provost Ave. Keyport, NJ 07735

Chris Godshall 313 Lincoln Ct. Brick, NJ 08724

3636 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268

Division 6 April May Newsletter  

by Chris Godshall

Division 6 April May Newsletter  

by Chris Godshall