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Volume XVII, Issue 9| November 27, 2012

THE KEY CHAIN The Official Newsletter of the Egg Harbor Township High School Key Club

Hungry Heroes of Service

New Members are Inducted at Induction Dinner Page 6-7

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Volume XVII, Issue 9| November 27, 2012

KEY CHAIN CONTENTS Ar t i c l e s

Featured Article

2| Contents & Editor’s Letter 3| President’s Letter President Valerie Wong talks to her “Key Cubs” 4| The ELIMINATE PROJECT LTG 1B Kelly Tran’s Speech about ELIMINATE at Induction Dinner 5| Events Trick or Treat for UNICEF at LaCosta Lakes, Crystal Lakes, Fernwood, and the Reserves 6-7| Events Key Club Induction Dinner: Heroes of Service 8| International / District ELIMINATE Week and the ELIMINATE Games 9| Photo Wall 10| Fun Page 11| Contacts and Reminders

On the Cover: Egg Harbor Township High School Key Club has their annual Key Club Induction Dinner which is meant to welcome the new members and officially induct them into the club.

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“ Trick-Or-Treat: Not for Sweets ” - Key Clubbers go through large developments to help collect money for UNICEF which helps funds one of Key Club’s main focuses: Project ELIMINATE - Page 5

, Editors Letter Hey Key Clubbers, In case you didn’t know already, MNT (maternal neonatal tetanus) has been recently eliminated from China! One of the biggest countries in the world can finally be crossed off the list; it’s great to know that we are making such a difference. It’s amazing that just by collecting loose change under your sofa or the coins that you find on the street are saving lives across the globe. It’s already halfway through the service year. Let’s see how many more countries we can help! Yours in Caring and Service, Pak Chau EHTHS Key Club Bulletin Editor

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MESSAGES & ELIMINATE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Egg Harbor Township Key Club President’s Valerie Wong went as Batman to the “Hero’s of Service” superhero themed induction dinner.

After the recent Hurricane Sandy passed by New Jersey, The boardwalk was uprooted and many houses flooded and were turned to rubble. Egg Harbor Township High School Key Club in cooperation with other clubs is hosting a coffee house to help raise money for local victims of the Sandy. The coffee house Join the will take place in Facebook the EHTHS Café.

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My dearest Cubs, So, Induction Dinner…what a night, huh? We honestly had no idea that anything crazy like that was going to happen, but I’m glad we got through it. You guys really showed your inner Key Clubbers by being patient and maintaining your behavior. Thank you to everyone for all your performances to help fill out the time. We truly appreciate it! Shout out to Sheikh Mahmud for singing “Good Girls Go Bad!” That was seriously the first time I ever saw you like that. YOU GO SHEIKH! Seeing everyone dressed up and celebrating another year of service was amazing. Everyone seriously made my last Induction Dinner worth remembering. I’m so proud to call myself the president of this amazing club. Also, thank you for bidding on the fantastic board members! That slow-dance in the end was the most awkward but funniest thing. We made $157.25 for the Hurricane Sandy victims! Speaking of Hurricane Sandy, Key Club is collaborating with student council, Interact Club, Art Club, and FCCLA to put together a coffeehouse for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. As you all know, Hurricane Sandy had a huge impact on the community around us. People who lived in the cities by the shore were shut out of their home and some still are. Some don’t even have a home anymore. We need your help, Key Cubs, to raise even MORE money for these victims and hopefully restore the shore as soon as possible. Together, we can help. Keep your eyes out for many of the different ways you can help at this coffeehouse! Keep calm and care on, Key Cubs! I love you all! In Caring, Love, Friendship, and Service, Valerie Wong 2012-2013 EHTHS Key Club President

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THE ELIMINATE PROJECT

, Kelly Trans MNT Speech. TheEliminateProject.org.

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Some things in life, we can’t predict; we can’t prevent. We can’t prevent a car crash, or a hurricane, or an earthquake, but there are some things that we can see coming and we can prevent. If you see an object about to fall, do you extend your hand to catch it or do you let it fall? If you could save the life of a child with the change in your pocket, would you? Sometimes, it’s hard to make an impact in someone’s life. And sometimes, it’s as simple as donating $1.80. The ELIMINATE Project is a global campaign that is the result of a partnership between UNICEF and Kiwanis International. In 1994, these two powerhouses worked together to successfully eliminate iodine deficiency disorder and in 2010, were reunited and set out to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus. Since 2010, 28 countries have eliminated maternal/neonatal tetanus

with the most recent countries being East Tanzania and China. There are currently 31 countries still devastated by this fatal disease. Maternal/neonatal tetanus claims the life of one baby every nine minutes. It is not a swift, peaceful process either. Maternal/neonatal tetanus works over the course of several days and is tortuous for both the mother and child. The newborn baby is extremely sensitive to light and touch. As the baby violently convulses, the mother cannot hold her baby without bringing it excruciating pain. My friend recently told me about an incident with his dad. He was locked out of his house, so he rang the doorbell and as his father came down the stairs, he slid and fell. He struggled to get up. Just as my friend had to helplessly watch from the outside, all a mother can do is watch as

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her child approaches its inevitable death. What the ELIMINATE Project strives to do is protect the connection between a mother and her child. You see, to some, life is priceless. But to those affected by maternal/neonatal tetanus, three doses of a vaccine costing roughly $0.60 each puts the cost of life at $1.80. Think about it. The pennies between the cushions of your sofa can help save a life. The nickels that fall out of your clothes in the washing machine can help save a life. The twenty dollar bill sticking out of your friend’s back pocket, beckoning you to take it, can help save ten lives. So Key Cubs, friends, faculty, and honorable guests; I challenge you to live up to the title of “heroes of service.” How many lives will you save? 


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MAJOR EVENTS EVENTS

Trick-Or-Treat in the Street

(From left to right) Daria Liang, Josephine Wong, Althea Pulido, Jessica Nguyen, and Richie Nguyen go door to door from LaCosta Lakes to Crystal Lakes asking for donations for UNICEF during the annual Trick-Or-Treat for UNICEF event to help fight MNT (Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus). OFFICIALWEBSITE

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BY MICHAEL TRAN Webmaster

Trick or Treating for UNICEF is over and it was a success! On day one, it was first hosted at my house in Lacosta Lakes. Over 15 members gathered there and we split into groups of 4-5 and we ventured into the streets of Lacosta and Crystal Lakes. With the effort of our dedicated Key Clubbers, we manage to rack up over $173! We met with many generous people and even a man who went the extra mile to collect loose change from his workplace. Coincidentally, he collected them in a jar with our editor Pak’s name in big letters. I would like to give a shout-out to the girls who came and brought along their innocent and cute charms, and to Richie Nguyen with his great explanation of the ELIMINATE Project. On that same day two of the event, we trick or treated at the Fernwood Avenue neighborhood and at the Reserves. Key Clubbers met at our Volleyball-a-Thon Committee Chair member Alan Huynh’s house or at our Advocacy Committee Chair member Andrew Pham’s house. I participated at the Reserves after being threatened by our dear LTG Kelly. We raise over $60 and met plenty of nice people; it might just be because we know some of the residence and they can’t say no to us. As for the Fernwood people, they seem fairly generous with a total of over $100 from their neighborhood. Overall we raised a total of over $300 (unless my addition skills fail to work with me). 

$409

APPROXIMATE AMOUNT RAISED DURING THE EVENT NOT COUNTING INDIVIDUAL KEY CLUB MEMBER COLLECTIONS.

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EVENTS

Hungry Heroes of Service

BY CYNTHA THURAIRAJAH AND VI NGUYEN Recording and Corresponding Secretaries

Other than just EHTHS Key Club members, some Key Club members from other schools were also invited as guests. Tenafly High School Key Club attended the annual EHTHS Key Club Induction along with their Division 16 LTG. From left to right, the picture above includes Tenafly Vice President Will Lee, Division 16 LTG Christina Xiao, VBAT Committee Chair Jessica Pamfilo, Division 1B LTG Kelly Tran, EHTHS President Valerie Wong, EHTHS Editor Pak Chau, Tenafly Vice President Erik Lim, Tenafly President Rohan Kingan, and Tenafly Secretary Marisa Wong.

HEROES OF SERVICE 11. 16. 12. November 16th was a night the officers and committee chairs had been working on for over a month. Although there were some setbacks the night was filled with entertainment. The names of the committee chairs and officers were announced and pairs of the OCC walked down arm in arm to the front of the room. After a few inspirational speeches given by President Valerie Wong, and LTG Kelly Tran, a short clip explaining the ELIMINATE project was shown. For those of you who did not attend, a speech given by Valerie not only showed her appreciation for Key Club, but her appreciation. Appreciation for everyone who has ever woken up early or stayed after school to serve their home, school and community. Shortly after, Golden Corral informed us that they had the A survey was taken on the Facebook in regards to what they wrong date for the dinner. However, Parth and Pak were able to save though about Induction Dinner. The four response above were the the day as the “Heroes of Service” by picking up some pizza and salad. most popular answers. Some other “heroes” that I would like to point out include the amazing general members. They really helped out by performing and keeping the mood upbeat. We also had an OCC dance auction. The idea of the auctioning off the OCC did not really come across as much of a fundraiser, but I was proved wrong when many members donated up to $20 to dance with some of the OCC. We raised $154.25 for Hurricane Sandy relief. The night concluded with a slow dance and a lot of cleaning up. I hope everyone a great time at induction dinner and I hope to see everyone at next year’s (and if you’re a senior, enjoy your Circle K induction). 

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EVENTS This year in support for the Hurricane Sandy victims and those who are still trying to recover in the aftermath, the some of the OCC members volunteered auctioned off for a dance. Each attendee of the Induction Dinner, last Friday night, received a free ticket at the door which could be placed into one of the officers bags for a chance to dance with an officer or committee chair if their ticket was chosen, it was time to tango. Additional tickets were sold for $0.25 each. The dance was optional and attendees had to option to just donate for the cause. At the end of the night, EHTHS Key Club raised $157 for Hurricane Sandy victims. Here were the results to the auction:

INDUCTION DINNER IN NUMBERS

$0.25 AMOUNT OF PER ADDITIONAL RAFFLE TICKET FOR THE OCC BOARD AUCTION. FOUR TICKETS FOR ONE DOLLAR.

+170 $157.25

AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED INDUCTION DINNER INCLUDING MEMBERS, FAMILY, FRIENDS AND KIWANIANS.

The Raffle Winner Results: LTG 1B Kelly Tran @ Christina Xiao Editor Pak Chau @ Cristel Villagarcia Webmaster Michael Tran @ Eric Hua Vice President Parth Parikh @ Hai Le Treasurer Selina Su @ Roshan Pandya President Valerie Wong @ Jimmy Nguyen Sergeant at Arms Tiffany Luong @ Joe Cialini PC Committee Chair Ahsan Ikram @ Sheik Mahmmud Corresponding Secretary Vi Nguyen @ Marisa Wong Social Committee Chair Aaron Chung @ Tiffany Dang Recording Secretary Cynthia Thurairajah @ Melissa Lam VBAT Committee Chair Jessica Pamfilo @ Rohan Kingan Environmental Committee Chair Jesus Perez @ Alyssa Wu Advocacy Committee Chair Anthony Woo @ Sahira Iqbal Advocacy Committee Chair Andrew Pham @ Sabrina Chung Danced to “She Will Be Loved” - Maroon 5.

AMOUNT OF MONEY DONATED TO HURRICAN SANDY VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS JUST FROM THE OCC BOARD AUCTION.

Social Committee Chairs Aaron Chung (left) and Hai Le (Right) did an excellent job being the MCs of the event throughout the night.

Key Clubbers gather around the superhero mural for group pictures at the Heroes of Service Key Club Induction Dinner.

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INTERNATIONAL/DISTRICT

ELIMINATE Week Sneak Peak

BY PAK CHAU Bulletin Editor

Starting this year, EHTHS Key Club will be celebrating ELIMINATE week. Similar to Key Club Week, each day of the week will feature a certain way of emphasizing the importance of the ELIMINATE Project or spread overall support for fighting Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT). The week spans from December 3 to December 7 and ends with the ELIMINATE games.

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EVENT & GOAL ELIMINATE GAMES ADOVCATE: Talk to friends, family, and even strangers about Project ELIMINATE and how it’s making a difference in the world. Tell them the facts and what we’re doing to stop MNT.

LEND A HELPING HAND: Sell ELIMINATE hands and help to save a mother and her newborn child. Each ELIMIATE hand ($1.00) give two out of the three vaccinations needed.

PAINT THE TOWN BLUE: Encourage everyone to participate in spreading the word about the ELIMINATE project and help support the cause. Hang up posters and dress in blue.

DINE TO SAVE LIVES AT TGI FRIDAY’S: TGI Friday’s restaurants from all over New Jersey have agreed to donate a portion of the profits made during the night to ELIMINATE. Pass out flyers!

UNITE TO THE END: Hold an event that unites the people in the community, not just Key Club, and spread awareness about the ELIMINATE Project and promote the ELIMINATE games!

OVERVIEW: Based on the popular book and movie series The Hunger Games, the New Jersey District Key Club will be hosting their first ELIMINATE Games Each division will host a primary game to select tributes. These Tributes will compete at the district-wide game. RULES: Entries must be submitted to your lieutenant governor (ours being Kelly Tran). Entrants do not have to be from Key Club. Each competitor must face off against one another in minute-to-win it games and spectators have the option to “help” them on occasion. competitors go through a bracket system and one by one, competitors who lose will be “ELIMINATED”. Two winners will be tributes to represent the division and face off at the district competition against other schools from other divisions. TO ENTER: Entry forms must be turned in to LTG 1B Kelly Tran before 12/7 along with a entrance fee of $10 that will be donated to the ELIMINATE Project. Spectators can watch by paying a fee of $5If interested, please see LTG 1B Kelly Tran for more info.

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KEY CLUB PHOTO WALL PHOTO WALL

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KEY CLUB FUN PAGE FUN PAGE I will now be taking nominations for Key Clubber of the Week. All you have to do is fill out the nomination form below and put it into the “Editor’s Mailbox” out side Mr. Stevenson’s room and the nominee might have a chance to be featured on this page! They might even be featured in one of the games below! Nominee’s Name: Nominee’s Grade: Three Facts About the Nominee:

Comments:

KEY CLUBBER OF THE WEEK: Christina Xiao ABOUT: She drove 2.5 hours down from Tenafly to EHTHS to attend the EHTHS Induction Dinner and helped a lot throughout the dinner. She enjoys anime, Key Club, and being LTG of Division 16. - CONGRATULATIONS Christina

Caption this:

You are drawing ELIMINATE WEEK For Pak C.

Return to Pak to consider publishing in letter.

Instead of a game this week, I did something a little more useful….Even though it’s a little less entertaining. Here’s bunch of QR codes that are useful to keep yourself updated on what’s going on! Where do they go?

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CONTACT YOUR OFFICERS

REMINDERS...

Valerie Wong President (609) 742-3868, president.valerie@gmail.com

Join the Facebook group if not already part of it and check for updates and projects!

Parth Parikh Vice President (609) 576-9885, prparikh02@gmail.com

ELIMINATE Week is coming up very soon. Be sure to watch or even take part in the ELIMINATE games!

Vi Nguyen Corresponding Secretary (609) 742-3455, KC.NguyenThVi@gmail.com

Cynthia Thurairajah Recording Secretary (609) 440-3366, recording.cynthia@gmail.com

Key Leader is quickly approaching. Check over your checklists and make sure you have everything you need!

November is Kiwanis Family Month, National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and Prematurity Awareness Month.

Bring in donations for Holiday Circle listed in the donations list on Facebook and receive hours according to what you bring! Get ready for the event!

Selina Su Treasurer (609) 442-5975, Shongsu95@gmail.com Pak Chau Bulletin Editor (609) 553-3366, pakwachau@gmail.com Michael Tran Webmaster (609) 788-4845, michdaotran@gmail.com

Next General Meeting

Tiffany Luong Sergeant-at-Arms (609) 969-3333, saa.tiffanyluong@gmail.com

December 4th, 2012 Next OCC Meeting

Kelly Tran Division 1B Lieutenant Governor (609) 432-9204, ltg1btrank @gmail.com

December 11th, 2012

“Caring - Our Way of Life”

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"Hungry Heros of Service" - New Members are Inducted at Induction Dinner!

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