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Division 34S 1 Region 17 1 CNH DISTRICT Palo Alto High School Key Club 2010 May Bulletin Volume 1 Issue 1

Editor’s Note

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Editor’s Note…………………..…………1

Hey Key Clubbers!

May Events………….…………………..2

Now that DCON is over, the old officers have finished their term, and your 2010-2011 electees now officially make up the new board. Remember to thank the old board members for making 2009-2010 so wonderful! The fourth quarter is also halfway done! Summer is almost here so those of you who have nothing to do over the summer should start thinking about attending Relay for Life and coming out to volunteer. Juniors, sophomores, and freshmen have STAR testing this month. AP testing is also this month, so seniors, juniors and those few sophomores should study hard and get 5’s on their tests! On another note, Fast for Awareness is this month on the 21st and 22nd! Come support Action Against Hunger their fight to combat hunger in Africa by raising awareness and raising donations. The required donation is $30, but the more the better. Invite as many people as you can to participate in the event; it’s a very fun one and I encourage you all to come. More information on this event will be mentioned later in this bulletin.

Sincerely, Jodie Chen Bulletin Editor

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May Events/Calendar……………...…3 Fast for Awareness Information……..4 Past Events………………………...........5 Officer Information…………………..…6


Month at a Glance May Fete Town Fair


Spring Blood Drive


Second Saturday Book Sale


Second Sunday Book Sale Running of the Bulls


Kiwanis Special Games

5/21-22 Fast for Awareness 5/15

Charity Fashion Show


Memorial Day—No School!

Come to FFA this month! It’ll be fun and also a wonderful way to earn community service hours.



May Events

May Fete Town Fair When: Saturday, May 1st Shift 1: 8:00AM – 10:00AM Shift 2: 10:00AM – 1:00PM Shift 3: 1:00PM – 2:00PM Where: Addison Elementary School; 650 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 What: After the annual May Fete Parade, the Palo Alto Partners in Education hosts a Town Fair at Addison Elementary for the Palo Alto community. We will be helping with a variety of tasks - set-up, food cashiers, bounce house, carnival games, prize table, and cleanup! Why:

Spring Blood Drive When: Monday, May 3rd 7:00AM – 2:00PM Where: Small Gym, Palo Alto High School; 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301 What: To help out at the drive, volunteers need to sign up donors. The more donors you sign up, the more periods you get to help out! Before and during the drive, volunteers will be assigned various jobs to make sure the blood drive runs smoothly. Why:

The Stanford Blood Center is low on supplies and needs as many donations as possible. :)

The annual May Fete is a great way for Key Clubbers to give back to our local community!

Second Sat. and Sun. Book Sale

Running of the Bulls

When: Saturday, May 8th and Sunday, May 9th Saturday: 9:45AM – 4:30PM Sunday: 11:00AM – 4:30PM

When: Sunday, May 9th, 7:00AM – 11:30 PM

Where: Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303 What: We will be operating cashiers, organizing books, and helping the Friends of the Palo Alto Library with other miscellaneous tasks. Try to get there at the beginning because that's when they need the most help! Why:

The profits from the Friends of the Palo Alto Library contribute back to our city libraries, funding over $200,000 a year.

Where: Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306 What: This race will be like the other races where we help with setup, registration, course monitoring, and cheering the racers on! Why:

The 8th annual Running of the Bulls is an awesome interclub event with the Gunn and Los Altos Key Club where you can meet new people and help a good cause at the same time. Last year, the race raised over $6,000, with a quarter of it going to Gunn.


KEY CLUB May Events Charity Fashion Show

Blossom Birth Services

Kiwanis Special Games

When: Saturday, May 15th Ushers: 6:30PM – 10:30PM Dressers: 2:00PM – 8:15PM

When: Saturday, May 15th, 12:00 – 7:00PM

When: Friday, May 21st, 8:00AM – 1:00PM

Where: 299 S. California Ave.

Where: White Fashion Tent, Roble Field, 351 Santa Teresa, Stanford, CA 94305

What: Key Clubbers will help out with rummage and garage sales.

Where: De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014 (Meet at Paly though! Rides will be given by our Kiwanis :) )


What: Ushers will assist with guest service jobs immediately before the show. Dressers will assist with dressing and styling models backstage during the show. Why:

Raise money to help provide services for expecting parents!

What: This is an annual division-wide event started by the Los Altos Kiwanis. Key Clubbers will be cheering and assisting the kids wherever necessary. Why:

Volunteers get the opportunity to help out in the biggest fashion show on the West Coast!






Help out with the Kiwanis Special Games for kids with special needs! The Kiwanis Special Games truly is one of the most rewarding events all year.


sat 1 May Fete Parade

2 Spring Blood Drive







9 FOPAL Running of the Bulls 16






15 Charity Fashion Show





22 FFA






21 FFA Kiwanis Special Games 28


31 Memorial Day No School! :)




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Aw ar e n e ss

When: Friday, May 21st, 5:00PM – Saturday, May 22nd, 12:00AM (Fasting starts at 6:00AM on the 21st) Where: Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301 What: The Fast for Awareness at Palo Alto High School will take place from Friday, May 21 to Saturday, May 22. The 30-hour fast begins at 6AM on Friday. At 5PM that afternoon, participants will gather at the Palo Alto High School Small Gym. Fasters will also sleepover in the small gym, having fun while also learning more about global hunger and the steps involved in combating it. A variety of activities and entertainment will be provided. At noon on Saturday, fasters will enjoy a thank-you lunch and everyone will break the 30-hour fast together in unison. By participating in this event you will also receive service hours through community service events. To participate in this event, you must fundraise at least $30 through family, your community, work, your school, etc... However, you are strongly recommended to fundraise at least $100. Why:

Fast for Awareness is an initiative which raises monetary aid while increasing awareness about world hunger. Participants voluntarily fast for 30 hours, drinking only water and juice. By experiencing hunger, participants can better understand the brutal reality of starvation, and gain personal awareness of global hunger.


KEY CLUB Past Events

DCON At DCON, one of the most exciting events of the year, thousands of Key Clubbers from all across Cali-Nev-Ha district met in Sacramento for leadership workshops and to elect our new district board!

Project Look DAy We met at Town & Country in front of Kara's Cupcakes and helped kids work with arts and crafts, as well as assist with setup or cleanup.

Magic Tree care At this event, Key Clubbers planted trees, removed invasive species, and helped the environment with the MAGIC group!

Cantor arts Family Day This year's Family Art Day was a celebration of Chinese culture. Most of our volunteers assisted the children with various art projects.

National Rebuilding Day Together with the Palo Alto Kiwanis Club and Gunn Key Club, Paly Key Club helped paint the Belle Haven School in Menlo Park.

FOPAL Book sales Key Clubbers volunteered by operating cashiers, organizing books, and helping the Friends of the Palo Alto Library with other miscellaneous tasks.


KEY CLUB Officers


Vice Presidents

Kevin Hu

Alex Liu

Melanie Leng

Class: 2011 Junior

Class: 2012 Sophomore

Class: 2012 Sophomore




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Molly Chen

Jenny Hong

Class: 2012 Sophomore

Class: 2011 Junior



Publicity chair

Jackie Woo Class: 2013 Freshman Email: AIM SN: vvackiejackie

Bulletin Editor

District Member Recognition Chair

CNH Project Chair

Jodie Chen

Pierre Bourbonnais

Andrew Liu

Class: 2012 Sophomore

Class: 2011 Junior

Class: 2012 Sophomore




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Hey Key Clubbers! Come to FFA this month! It’ll be fun and also a wonderful way to earn community service hours. Editor’s Note…………………..…………1...