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Key Club New York District Key Club Division 18 3636 WOODVIEW TRACE INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46268 USA 1-800-KIWANIS FAX 1-317-879-0204

Division 18’s



Upcoming Events Greetings From Your Lt. Governor By: Lieutenant Governor Sarah Brady

I’ll start with my favorite quote. “Hey everyone!” I hope everyone is having a wonderful time with finals and regents! Just kidding, I know everyone is stressed out due to these annoying, yet mandatory tests. While studying though take breaks, and during those breaks, BRAINSTORM! We need new, fresh ideas for this service year. This year is a new administration and a new Division; don’t get me wrong Emily was a great Lt. Governor I just want to try some new things. I want to start fresh and try projects we have never done before. (I know it’s hard to believe if you see the upcoming events to your right but I promise new projects to come!) I HIGHLY suggest you come to the divisional on June 21 st (see Upcoming Events to the right) at the divisional I will be tell you all about the District Projects and International Projects. Since our division is relatively small I want us to focus on just a few of these projects. We will vote there, I’m sure everyone wants their say, so make your opinion known and vote count! I really would like for everyone reading this (yes, you too) to log onto Facebook, go to the search box and type in NYDKC Division 18. Join the group. Also please visit the division website, made by our amazing webmaster Jerry Cimo! ( I am looking forward to getting to know and working with all of you this service year and hopefully years to come! Let’s have a fun, long, service-filled summer!

Special thanks to everyone who attended Kamp Kiwanis!

Divisional……June 21st at Rensselaer High School 6:30 pm Dunk Booth for Summerfest….July 2nd and 3rd from 12-4 Hudson-Mohawk Humane Society Bottle Sorting… TBA

Division 18

May 14th and 15th

Jillian Dolder Matt Mullin Rowan Goca Ian Stewart Emily Gicewicz Mrs. Fioravanti and Mr. Brady

A Message From Your Governor By: Governor Domenick Pesce Hey New York District Key Club!

District Webmaster have been appointed, it's time to kick things For those of you that don't know me, into speed for the summer. my name is Domenick Pesce your District Governor. I'm extremely In this first June addition of your excited to be working with all of you Lieutenant Governors monthly this 2011-2012 service year. I will Newsletter you're in store for some see to it this year that we reach new really interesting things. Be ready to heights as the Mighty New York be informed of things such as Club District Key Clubbers we are! Spotlight Submissions into the Empire Key, Project ELIMINATE, our So, can you believe it's already 2011-2012 District Projects and June? School is coming to a swift much more. Take the time to peruse close, and the summer is rolling in and leaf through, you might find out fast. With this great summer some things you didn’t know before. atmosphere, comes some great time to participate in some exceptional Finally, please stay in contact with Key Club events. Please, stay in the District! If you are not good contact with your Lieutenant subscribed to the New York District Governor! Remember that Key Club website (, as well as is a year round organization; be sure the Official NYDKC Facebook Group to stay active during these warm (, what are you and sunny months. waiting for? Go to the homepage and subscribe! Encourage your Key Club Touching quickly on the subject of friends to subscribe as well. District Board news, the Board and I have been hard at work getting I'm looking forward to our year as ready for the summer as well as the NYDKC's so much! We're due for new school year. Now that Executive some change, and the gears are Board members like our EA, District already in serious motion. (Also feel Editor, and free to add me on Facebook if you'd like!) Stay connected and you'll be hearing from me soon!



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District Treasurer Emily Gicewicz Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying the last few days of school (if that is possible). FRF are vital to fill out if your club wants to get credit for any fundraiser you have done and you definitely deserve the credit. Now some of you may be thinking to yourselves “what does this crazy person mean when they say FRF?” Well, an FRF is an abbreviation for Fundraising Report Form. I know all of you know where the FRFs are, but here is the link just in case it had slipped your mind, The form is very easy to fill out and once it is completed, all you need to do is mail or email me a proof of the fundraising activity (it can be a check, letter from charity, etc.) and a copy of the form. When I receive it I will update it on the FRF spreadsheet which can be given upon request by emailing me or by joining the Treasurer Google Group, which I hope you had joined already. If you are a club treasurer it would be a great idea to take advantage of the social network opportunities I set up. I know all of you have emails so please join our NYDKCTreasurer Google group, This group will keep you updated on important dates and paperwork. There is also a Facebook group called New York District Key Club Treasurers, please join it for important updates made easy. You can email me any questions but if you would like you can also post it on I set this up to help all of you, so take advantage of it! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at, this email is where FRF’s should be sent. My mailing address to mail printed out proofs is 33 Helen Lane, West Sand Lake, NY 12196.


Division 18’s own District Treaurer Emily Gicewicz

Children’s Miracle Network Telethon

"It's better to be hated for who you are than loved for who you are not." -Unknown

DIVISION 18’S KEY POINTS District Secretary’s Letter – Daniel Ivan Lin Executive Assistant Yasmin Soliman Hello, New York District! My name is Daniel Ivan Lin, your newly elected District Secretary for the 20112012 service year. It is my pleasure to be working with you this year. I mentioned before that as District Secretary, I want to be someone that you can look to for help, advice, and questions. I hope that through increased communication, we will be able to reach greater heights in our mission to serve.

Hey New Clubbers,


As finals and regents week starts to arrive, many of you will be busy studying. However, please remember to keep up with your responsibilities. The monthly report form is due on the seventh of each month and is the key for relaying your club’s activities, progress, and problems to the district. It is essential that you fill it out with the utmost care and thought. Please note that you are still expected to fill out a monthly report form even if your club has not had service projects in the past month. The election report form is a form containing the contact information of your club's officers and faculty advisor and it is essential that that it is filled out to ensure easy communication throughout the district. Please submit the election report form as soon as possible. Feel free to email me at if you have any questions.


Please be sure to subscribe to the New York District Secretaries Google Group ( and the official Secretaries Group on Facebook ( 9670863138&ap=1). I hope that you will not let me down as I have promised not to let you down. It is our work together that will truly bring forth changes and innovation to this great organization. Let’s make this a great year. Enjoy your summer!

“Act as if what you do makes a difference.



My name is Yasmin Soliman, and I am the new District Executive Assistant for the 2011-2012 service year. As Executive Assistant, I will be helping Governor Domenick Pesce by serving as a liaison between the upstate and downstate regions of the New York District. Therefore, I will assist the Governor in any requested help or paperwork and review all proposed amendments thoroughly in conjunction with my duties as the laws and regulations committee chair. I was Lieutenant Governor of Division 10 last year, so I have experience as a member of the District Board. If you cannot reach Governor Domenick and have any questions, you may contact me at (646) 270-3895 or e-mail me at I am very excited to work again on the District Board, and I look forward to working with you all of you this year! Yasmin Soliman Executive Assistant (646) 270-3895 necessary to shape the future, realized in the colleges and universities of today. Circle K International is the world’s premier collegiate service organization. A member of the Kiwanis family, Circle K International boasts a membership of more than 12,000 members on more than 525 campuses around the globe. Circle K International is comprised of college and university students who are responsible citizens and leaders with a




It does.” ~William James

Webmaster Oscar Tan Hey New York District Key Club! This is your newly elected Webmaster of the New York District, Oscar Tan for the 20112012 service year!

also provided an up- to-date description for our District Projects. Please, feel free to take a look at the updates and changes at

Being the Webmaster has given me a great opportunity to further enhance the communication between the District and the clubs. As District Webmaster, I have already begun with editing the District website. Recently, I’ve updated the website with all the District Board’s and LTG’s contact information. I have

I would like to ask all Key Club Webmasters to join the Official New York District Key Club Webmasters group at e.php?sk=group_17687847570 3658&ap=1. I have many goals for the upcoming year and I

look forward to working with the board to provide success and service. With all this happening so far, I hope to make Key Club updates and news more accessible. Feel free to provide me with suggestions and I will definitely look into answering all your questions. My email can we found on the District website or it is listed below. Oscar Tan

Editor’s Welcome By Amber Lee Hey, New York State District Key Club! A lot of you do not know me yet and even more of you have not formally met me yet. With this, I am your newly elected District Key Club Editor, Amber Lee. As Editor, I have many thoughts and ideas for the Empire Key, a very essential part of my duty. The Empire Key would not be a state newsletter without the incorporation of all LTG’s and Key Clubs around New York State. I

Eliminate By: Sean O’Conner Hello Fellow Key Clubbers! As the kickoff to the service year has already happened, it is now time to FUNDRAISE, FUNDRAISE, FUNDRAISE! My name is Sean O’Connor, and I am the Lieutenant Governor of Division 19. I am also the committee chair for my favorite District Project, Project Eliminate!


look very forward to working with all of you and rushing everyone to hand in their newsletters. I’m sure that it will be an awesome year! To keep closer contact, I have created a Facebook group: e.php?sk=group_11560940852 6712&ap=1. I would like all Editors to join. Creative ideas and suggestions can be shared. It will also be a great place to gain a stronger connection since internet will be one of our

For those of you who do not know, Eliminate is the newly acquired Kiwanis project, which will be kicked off this summer. Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus, also known as MNT, is a disease that is claiming the lives of 60,000 innocent children and 30,000 mothers each and every single year. MNT’s effects on the youth of the world are sickening. Tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. This disease can and will be cured.

main communication uses. Updates will also be provided weekly or as much as possible. If you have any questions, feel email me at or contact me at (347)6533656. I will be sure to reply. Have a great summer! (Work is still in session during the summer) Amber Lee Key Clubbers around the world can help cure this disease by 2015 by only fundraising $110 million! By curing this disease, we can help save over 360,000 lives! With committee members Lieutenant Governor Marcus Mosely, Lieutenant Governor Gresa Shala, and Lieutenant Governor Bryan Comanici, and Governor Domenick Pesce, I plan to make Project: Eliminate become THE strongest District Project in the history of the mighty New York District!

"A person who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints." -Anonymous

CLUB SPOTLIGHT! Tamarac Key Club By Alyssa Bonesteel

monthly meeting and invited people interested in joining for next year to come. We had ice cream donated to us by a local Stewarts shop. Our service project for the meeting was assembling care packages to send to the armed forces. We collected donations and were able to send out the packages to relatives of students.

This month, as the end of the year approached. Our main project was to hold an assembly for the eighth grade to show them all the clubs they could be in next year and what

















eighth graders.


monthly meeting and invited people

International Projects and Programs Unfortunately, I know that a lot of clubs tend to die down toward the end of the year as we begin to put halt on the number of events that we do. But, it should be expected that everyone come up with at least one solid idea during our break for the summer or upcoming school year. This can include a service project or fundraiser for one or more of the International Projects and Programs. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the International partners of Key Club, they are the Children’s Miracle Network, March of Dimes, and UNICEF. The Children’s Miracle Network is a nonprofit organization that raises money and brings





children. Money raised goes to purchasing upto-date equipment, train staff, conduct research, start outreach programs and provide health care for those whose parents cannot afford it. March


of Dimes is an organization that tries to improve






preventing premature. UNICEF is an organization




through their community. They focus on





education, water, and sanitation in more than 150 developing countries. I’m sure many of you have heard of Trickor-Treat





programs are great and need your help! So just remember over the summer that you should brainstorm with your club or even just friends, and try to come up with an idea for this service year on how to







organizations. You will hear shortly of the goals set forth by your International Projects and Programs Committee. Let’s make sure we surpass these goals!

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together." -Woodrow Wilson






Catholic Central Columbia Hoosick Falls


Maple Hill Rensselaer





If you have sent in something that is not recorded on here let me know and I will check with the District Secretary.

District Projects by: Lt. Governor Nicholas Viviano Hello Key Clubbers! This past year has flown by and before we knew it, it has almost come to an end. But even though the year ended in a blink of an eye, New York District Key Clubs were able to raise an unprecedented $200,000 for the District’s Charities with an extra $50,000 to surpass the goal. This year, with new charities, a new committee staff and a new fundraising goal, we eagerly embark on a new year of service to make a difference in our schools and communities. Our ten District Charities are very diversified ranging from eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus to ending human trafficking and slave labor trade. This year, the New York District Key Club aims to raise $200,000 for the ten charities including Kamp Kiwanis, Pediatric Lyme Disease Foundation, Local Causes, Project Eliminate, Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center, Not For Sale, Make-A-Wish, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the Christian Appalachian Project, and Architecture for Humanity. However, raising money is only a part of the puzzle. What’s the other piece? The other piece, which is sometimes forgotten but just as important, is awareness. In order to get people outside your Key Club Homes to donate at your fundraisers, they need to be educated on all the beneficial things that these charities do. Why would someone donate to a cause they do not have knowledge of? Lieutenant Governors Stephanie Penna, Kelsey Habla, Josh Hill, and Alexandra Marrone along with your Committee Chair Nick Viviano are here to answer any questions you may have about any of the charities along with ideas about how to spread awareness and fundraise. We wish you all a successful year of service!

Summer Projects by: Lt. Governor Katie Coley Hello New York District Key Clubbers! I hope your school year is winding down nicely. As summer is approaching and school is ending, remember that it is not the end of Key Club. Every club should still be doing service projects over the summer and continuing to be active. There are many ways that your clubs can remain active throughout the summer that are both fun and exciting. As many of you know, Alex’s Lemonade Stand was chosen to be one of the district projects for the 2011-2012 key club service year. To help support this foundation, key clubbers from your neighborhoods can work together to create a lemonade stand and sell different cool beverages during the upcoming, hot summer months. There is nothing better than a cool drink on a stifling day. Another idea is to host a car wash in the school parking lot or another open space nearby. Walks to raise money are also always a great idea when you have the area to do them in. You can also combine a barbeque after and gather crowds that are willing to participate. Fundraisers held indoors at bowling alleys or an indoor area is a nice break from the heat and allows time for fun away from the sun. Are you looking for a chance to just hang back and chill and have a break from the fundraising? Throw a picnic or a pool party and invite key clubbers where members and officers can discuss ideas for next school year... Get to know more people and be ready when September comes. As the different division key clubs differ in size and location, some of these ideas will work better for some clubs than others. The varying clubs can alter the projects to fit their unique needs. Remember, Key Club doesn’t end just because the school year ended. Finally, good luck on all of your final exams/ regents and enjoy the summer!


"Always do more than is required of you." -George S. Patton

Division 18 CONTACT INFORMATION New York District Executive Board

Division 18

Governor Domenick Pesce

Lieutenant Governor Sarah Brady Cell: (518) 779-1912 (TEXT!)

Secretary Daniel Ivan Lin

59 Elm Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144

Treasurer Emily Gicewicz

Division Secretary Alyssa Bonesteel

Editor Amber Lee

Division Webmaster Jerry Cimo

Webmaster Oscar Tan

Division Historian Jillian Dolder

Executive Assistant Yasmin Soliman

Kiwanis Committee Member Mr. Hall (518) 674-3384

Division # Lieutenant Governor ________ (Email address) (Phone Number) (Mailing address)


→Secretary Visit the New York District Key Club website at Division (Email) → Visit the Division Website at

Division Executive Assistant (Email)→ Join the Facebook group

→Come to the Divisional (June 21, Rensselaer High School, 6:30-8pm) Kiwanis Member →Committee Pass on this newsletter to all your friends _______________ (Email Address) (Phone Number)

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel." -Unknown

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