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Volume 1, Issue 5
The Official Newsletter of Division 6 of the New Jersey District of Key Club International
Chris’ Chronicle Hey There Division 6! Greetings Division 6!
In this issue! Introduction…..………………1 Regional Training Conferences.….................................2 Fall Rally………………...……..3
Key Leader 2010……………..4 Well, it’s September; and that only means two things: school and Key Club! With your school years either apReminders and Contacts…..5 proaching or already here (mine’s here!), you will start getting back into the habits of rising early, doing homework, and, of course, doing Key Club work on a regular basis. IMPORTANT DATES The time has come to start meeting again regularly with your members and amongst yourselves. Don’t hesitate to September get back into Key Club mode because it’s very important 10th CMRFs Due that you start pushing certain events immediately. 19th Southern RTC One of those events is the Southern Regional Training 29th Central RTC Conference. It is mandatory that all officers that did not atOctober tend in the Spring go to the Fall RTC. Also, Fall Rally is quickly 10th Fall Rally and CMRFs approaching and the New Jersey District Board is determined to reach 3000 members in attendance this year. Please help us reach this goal by pushing it to your members right from the get go. It will be an awesome day at Six Flags, and everyone loves it there, so it shouldn’t be Yours in Caring and Service, that hard to get them to come! Thanks for all your hard work this summer. You all did an awesome job. Keep it up!
g n i n i a r T l a n o i Reg s e c n e r e f Con Join the New Jersey District of Key Club International at this year’s Fall Regional Training Conferences! All general members, executive board officers, and advisors are encouraged to come and learn how to have a ROCKIN service year. From new and informative workshops to fun and invigorating icebreakers, your club is guaranteed to come away with awesome tips to AMPLIFY your service year.
Highlights: -Club Officers will be able to attend specific workshops where they will learn valuable information, the responsibilities of their job and tips on how to have a RECORD BREAKING YEAR. -Meet with your counterparts on the NJ District Board and gain additional insight from fellow club officers in your area. -Additional workshops will be offered, including ones on our District Project – Children’s Specialized Hospital, fun icebreakers, and how to make your meetings more interactive. We have also added NEW workshops to our agenda, so be sure to check them out! -Attendees will also be able to purchase Key Club and CSH Merchandise -Advisors will meet with District Administrator, Mr. Barrie Werfel. The Fall RTCs will take place on the following days at these locations: Sunday, September 19th: South RTC @ Central Regional HS Saturday, September 25th: North RTC @ Millburn HS Sunday, September 26th: Central RTC @ J.P. Stevens HS Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the training will end at 1 p.m. for each RTC. Breakfast and lunch will be provided!
Questions? Contact RTC Chair Meagan Koch (email@example.com) Or District Governor Rachel Orbach (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Written by Lieutenant Governor Meagan Koch
Fall Rally 3,000 Key Clubbers. 13 Roller Coasters. 1 Fall Rally. That’s right! On October 10th, 2010, the New Jersey District of Key Club will be Singing the Songs of Service at its annual Fall Rally at the thrill-inducing Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ! Picture a beautiful October day. Now imagine it in the backdrop, reflecting over Kingda Ka’s monstrous 456-foot high peak. Finally, imagine this stunning sight in the distance, as you sit in an arena with 3,000 other Key Clubbers, fighting to win the Spirit Stick, and watching an amazing celebrity look-alike contest. However, the fun doesn’t end there! Once the short and fun-filled session ends, you have the day to roam the park as you wish. Fight your fears of the dark by going on Skull Mountain, or attempt to conquer the beast as you undertake a front-row experience of El Toro. The possibilities are endless! This year, Fall Rally costs only $32 if you get your payment in by October 1st! If payment comes in late, it costs $37. Regardless, you are getting admission into the park for almost half of the regular price. Of course, if you are a season pass holder, the cost of Fall Rally is a mere $6. Presidents and advisors, start talking to your schools and Boards Of Education now about arranging transportation to Fall Rally, since things are difficult to schedule once school starts again in
the fall. All officers, start promoting this wonderful event to all of your clubs. And, last not but not least, general members, start getting excited to attend this phenomenal event. If you are having issues arranging transportation for Fall Rally, contact either your Kiwanis Club, who would be glad to help you get transportation to this event, or your Lieutenant Governor, who is equipped with materials that can guide you through any logistical problem you may have in attending Fall Rally.
Written by Lieutenant Governor Neepam Shah
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Do you have a desire to improve your leadership? Do you want to want to make new friends with similar interests as you? What if I told you that both of these will happen in the same weekend? This isn’t a lie; I’m talking about Key Leader Weekend! Key Leader is run by Kiwanis International with the mission of providing a “lifechanging experience that inspires young people to achieve their personal best through service leadership.” The weekend is designed to kick-start a lifelong process of personal leadership growth and development. The program focuses on leadership in three communities: the local community, the state/ national community, and the global community. It is a highly esteemed program in New Jersey and its greatness is directly related to the high remarks of our District on the national level. This year, Key Leader will be held Friday, December 10th through Sunday, December 12th at Camp Lebanon in Lebanon New Jersey. It is open to students grades 9-12 from any town. There are no restrictions on the number of attendees from any school, nor do you have to be a Key Clubber to attend. Registration is $175 for all Key Club members, which includes a $25 grant from the Kiwanis International Foundation, and $200 for any non-member. Register by October 15th to ensure your spot in the program. Speak to your Lieutenant Governor about how to sign up or if you have any questions – they’re more than ready to help! See you there! **Written by Lieutenant Governor Tom Kraeutler
Reminders and Contacts President’s Council Meeting
Yeah, another one. The next President’s Council Meeting will be held in early October before Fall Rally. Items to be discussed: Fall Rally Attendance, Generosity Rocks, and Dues
Good news! We’re almost done with Officer Training! Not to worry, for the very small number of you who have yet to be trained, I will do so at the PCM or in an upcoming club visit.
Regional Training Conference Attendance at the Southern RTC at Central Regional High School on September 19th is mandatory for all officers who did not attend an RTC in the spring.
Club Monthly Report Forms The next two CMRFs are due on September 10th and October 10th.