The Key Chain special edition:
Fall Rally The beginning of a great year
Lighting the Torch of Service:
Fall Rally HEY KEY CLUB HOW DO WE FEEL? WE FFEL GOOD, OH! WE FEEL SO GOOD, OH! WHY? BECAUSE OF FALL RALLY! THE DISTRICT WIDE EVENT HAS GOT KEY CLUBBERS FROM ALL OVER READY FOR THE NEW SERIVCE YEAR!
On Sunday October 7th, over 3,000 Key Clubbers attended the annual Fall Rally event that was hosted at Six Flags: Great Adventure. The weather was somber with dark clouds and occasional drizzles. The weather channel had announced that there would be an 80% chance of rain and possible thunderstorm but nothing could douse the flaming passion of the New Jersey District Key Club! The rally started with a meeting of all the Key Clubs throughout the district at the and each lieutenant governor and district board member introduced themselves. Afterwards, the board announced the fundraising goal for the year. Following, there was a brief ice breaker where the lieutenant governors helped “warm things up” by leading some exercises. Finally, the Key Clubbed engaged in the contest to see what club has the most spirit by cheering on their lieutenant governor after each name is called. Egg Harbor Township put up an exceptionally good fight but in the end were out cheered by another division. The closing ceremony ended and Key Clubbers poured into the park to go on the rides!
If you haven’t already, watch the Fall Rally 2012 promotional video featuring District Governor Nicole Ventrone, District Secretary Celina Baquiran, District Treasurer Joseph Toumanios, District Editor Zachariah DeGiulio, and District Webmaster Lucas Dos . (http:// www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Lq9WiIVNpss )
DESPITE THE CHILLY WEATHER AND THE DRIZZLE, FALL RALLY ENDED UP GREAT. THE WEATHER ENDED UP BEING BENEFICIAL—NO LINES, NO SCORCING SUN, NO LONG LINES FOR DRINKS. RAIN DIDN’T RUIN OUR PARADE!
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB BROUGHT THE MOST KEY CLUBBERS IN DIVISION 1B AND ALSO HAD ONE OF THE HIGHEST ATTENDENCES OF ALL CLUBS IN THE JERSEY DISTRICT. (TOTAL: 101).
THE WHOLE DISTRICT BOARD ATTENDED THE ANNUAL FALL RALLY EVENT . THE BOARD INCLUDES 23 LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS AND THE 5 DISTRICT OFFICERS. THE BOARD MEMBER IS DRESSED FOR THE OLYMPIC THEMED EVENT.
During Fall Rally, the district fundraising goal for the year was announced again. Each district of Key Club International announces a goal annually and for the past couple of years, New Jersey has surpassed the goal significantly. In fact, the past service year, New Jersey surpassed all other Key Club districts internationally. This year, New Jersey District choose the symbolic amount of :
The goal is set high but with the whole New Jersey District cooperating as a whole, there is nothing that the New jersey District can’t accomplish! Below is an explanation of what exactly each number represents to Key Club and to the ELIMINATE Project:
100 60 For the 100 million mothers who need vaccinations. $1.80 can save a mother and her infant from MNT (Maternal Neonatal Tetanus).
For the 60,000 infants who die each year form MNT. One child dies every 9 minutes from this disease even though the disease is completely avoidable.
2 For the two organizations who’ve teamed up for this cause: Kiwanis and UNICEF. The combination of the two make up the ELIMINATE Project which focuses on MNT.
23 For the 23 divisions of the New Jersey District working together towards one common goal—to rid MNT form the Earth. Many countries have already succeeded.
SINCE KEY CLUB IS AN INTERNATIONAL CLUB—MEMBERS FORM ALL OVER ATTEND THE ANNUAL EVENT. ATTENDEES MEET WITH FRIENDS THAT LIVE FAR AWAY OR EVEN MAKE NEW FRIENDS FROM OTHER PARTS OF NEW JERSEY.
HEY KEY CLUB. WHY DID YOU GO TO FALL RALLY? REGARDLESS OF THE REASON WHY KEY CLUBBERS DECIDED TO ATTEND FALL RALLY, EVERYONE HAD A BLAST. WHETHER IT WAS THE RIDES OR NEW FRIENDSHIPS THAT DEVELOPED—FALL RALLY 2012 IS A DAY TO REMEMBER.
A poll was take via Facebook asking why most of the Key Clubbers attended Fall Rally. Two years ago, my response would be amusement park rides and hanging out with my friends but now, I would pick divisional bonding. At first I thought Fall Rally was just for fun but then I realized that it’s more than that—it’s to bring together a bunch of teenagers who share the same passion—to help their home school and community!
One of the main purposes of Fall Rally is to get Key Clubbers excited about the service year and to pump enthusiasm and pride into Key Clubbers. Show your Jersey pride by following the official New Jersey Key Club Twitter @njkeyclub. You can like the Facebook page, subscribe to FeedBurner, check out the Flickr page or subscribe to the YouTube channel at /njkeyclub. Our district in undoubtedly one of the finest of Key Club International in fact, we have a song dedicated just for our district. It goes something like this:
The Best of all the Rest:
NJ Key Club The District Song: (To the tune of "Battle Hymn of the Republic") New Jersey is the District where the Key Clubs are the best, New Jersey is the District we're the best of all the rest, we'll take 'em to the caucuses and when the night is done, you'll know who's number one! Glory, glory to New Jersey, glory, glory to New Jersey, glory, glory to New Jersey, you'll know who's number one!
Listen to a recording of the New Jersey Key Club song on YouTube by clicking on the picture above or by searching “NJ District Key Club Song REMIX”. The video also includes an exclusive rap by Immediate Past Lieutenant Governor of Division 1B Cecilia Kang and District Secretary Celina Baquiran!
IN EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB, WE HAVE OUR OWN MASCOT— THE KEY CUB. THE DISTRICT OF NEWJERSEY ALSO HAS A MASCOT OF THE TOMATO WHICH IS SYMBOLIC OF NEW JERSEY (THE GARDEN STATE).
CONTACT YOUR OFFICERS
Valerie Wong President (609) 742-3868, email@example.com
Join the Facebook group if not already part of it and check for updates and projects!
Parth Parikh Vice President (609) 576-9885, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up for Key Leader if you wish to attend! You get a discount if you are a Key Clubber but there are only a few spots left and the deadline is soon!
Induction diner is coming up. Get some formal attire ready! No costumes.
Trick-Or-Treat for UNICEF is quickly approaching! Save a costume for that but make sure it’s cheery, not scary.
October is National Dental Hygiene Month
Remember to check Mr. Stevenson’s door for more projects. Some projects might be posted last minute and be sure not to accidentally sign up for two project that are on the same day at the same time.
Vi Nguyen Corresponding Secretary (609) 742-3455, KC.NguyenThVi@gmail.com Cynthia Thurairajah Recording Secretary (609) 440-3366, email@example.com Selina Su Treasurer (609) 442-5975, Shongsu95@gmail.com Pak Chau Bulletin Editor (609) 553-3366, firstname.lastname@example.org Michael Tran Webmaster (609) 788-4845, email@example.com Tiffany Luong Sergeant-at-Arms (609) 969-3333, firstname.lastname@example.org
Next General Meeting Kelly Tran Division 1B Lieutenant Governor (609) 432-9204, ltg1btrank @gmail.com
October 30th Next OCC Meeting
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