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KEY CLUB The Official Newsletter of Division 7 of the New Jersey District of Key Club International

Manasquan / Ocean / Asbury Park / Wall / St. Rose / Monmouth Regional Volume 1 Issue 1

Tom’s Newsletter Your source for all things Key Club In this issue!

LTG Introduction Hey Everybody! My name is Tom Kraeutler and I am the new Lieutenant Governor for Division 7 of the New Jersey District! I can't wait to work with all of you and achieve new heights in this great District! A little more about meI am currently a Junior at Ocean Township High School. My hobbies include Lacrosse, Cycling, hanging out with friends, and Key Club! As far as Key Club is concerned, I am relatively new. I joined Key Club

this past September after my club president and close friend encouraged me to try out a meeting. I continued to attend meetings every month after that and decided that I enjoy Key Club so much that I needed to have a bigger role than just ‘General Member.’ I look forward to interacting with all of you and having a great 20102011 service year! Yours in Caring and Service,

Tom Kraeutler

Introduction .................1 DCON ...........................2 2010-2011 Board .........2 ICON Information .......3 RTCs...............................4 Important Dates..........4 Important Contacts ...4

DCON Recap By Chris Godshall, LTG Divison 6 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 Executive Board Governor Rachel Orbach Secretary Kevin Sun Treasurer Devan Corona Editor Nicole Darrah Webmaster Shivam Patel LTG Division 1 Connie Phung LTG Division 2 Thuyvan Luu LTG Division 3 Ami Shah LTG Division 4 Kirsten Reed LTG Division 5 Julia Dickhaus LTG Division 6 Chris Godshall LTG Division 7 Tom Kraeutler LTG Division 8 Liz McCormack LTG Division 9 Sami Fiorino LTG Division 10 Sarah Noorani LTG Division 11 Crystal Ibe LTG Division 12 Aimee Meissner LTG Division 13 Joe Bonaccoso LTG Division 14 Jiayun Fang LTG Division 15 Harsh Swaminarayan LTG Division 16 Jared Greene LTG Division 17 Kimberly Lu LTG Division 18 Meagan Koch LTG Division 19 Neepam Shah LTG Division 20 Biran Cheung LTG Division 21 Gabby Gutierrez


International Convention!

2010 Theme: Traveling the World of Service! That’s right, Division 7, 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 Mr Werfel either at - or 973-985-4096 for more information (including a primer and registration form) or myself at (732)-865-4315 or, 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!



Regional Training Conferences! On the weekend of May 22nd and 23rd, Regional Training Conferences will be taking place. The North RTC will be at Morris Hills High School on May 23rd while the South RTC is at Brick Memorial High School on May 22nd. All of the information you learn at RTC are vital to having a successful service year! These conferences show members how to work to their full potential and be the best Key Clubber possible. The first session, specifically, is for the positional members to learn how to do their job effectively. The rest of the sessions contain various informations regarding Key Club. I hope to see you there!

Session List Session 1: •President •Treasurer

•Vice President •Editor

•Secretary •Webmaster

Sessions 2, 3, 4: •Major Emphasis Project •K-Family Relations •Make Meetings Move •Fundraising •Key Club 411 •DCON •District Project •Fall Rally •Club Building/Recruitment •How to run for positions •Public Relations •Public Speaking •Partners of Service •Advocacy •Club Multimedia•


Important Contacts! District Administrator Mr. Barrie Werfel

District Treasurer Devan Corona

Zone Administrator Miss Kaitlin McCann

District Editor Nicole Darrah

Governor Rachel Orbach

District Webmaster Shivam Patel

District Secretary Kevin Sun

Lieutenant Governor Tom Kraeutler (c) 732-865-4315

May 22nd: South RTC (Brick Memorial HS) 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM May 23rd: North RTC (Morris Knolls HS) 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM June 13th: Officers Training Conference and PCM (Location and time TBA) July 4-11th: International Convention (Memphis, TN)

Tom Kraeutler • 304 Roosevelt Avenue • Oakhurst, NJ • 732-865-4315 •


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