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Kraken Newsletter The Subsequent Issue April 2014

Division 33

PNW District

Table of Contents Farewell Greetings from Lieutenant Governor District Board DCON Recap About Structure Divisional Council Meeting Goals Club Officers The Eliminate Project Rustic Pathways International Convention Best Moment Reminders Contact Information 2

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Hello Division 33! I guess this will be my goodbye message to you all. I just want to say thank you. Whether it was support, key club spirit, or just being a good friend, all of you have helped me so much throughout my term. I am truly honored to have been your lieutenant governor. I will always remember when you guys cheered me on at closing session as I awkwardly stared at the camera and when you guys gave it your all to be the ones with the most divisional spirit. Also, remember that every single one of you has made a positive impact on my life. I know every one of your names and I've created many friendships that I hope will not be broken. Although I may not be the lieutenant governor now, I will always be a part of the kraken family. I love you all.

- Edward Park 3

Greetings Division 33 Lieutenant Governor Greg Park

What’s up, Division 33! I guess to introduce myself I’ll just say some random facts about me. I’m currently a junior at Auburn Mountainview High School. I served as Secretary and President for my home club. I was born in Tacoma, WA on February 13, 1997. I love grayscale and black & white for some reason. I love streetwear and music. A$ap Rocky and Kanye West are a must. My favorite foods include noodles and sushi. I am so excited and incredibly blessed to be serving as Lieutenant Governor of our division. Members of this division are so dedicated and energetic. It’s just an amazing feeling knowing that so many members in this division have so much pride for it. I hope that I will serve you all well and help create a better community with all of you. Remember, stay based, guys. In Care and Service,

- Greg Park 4

District Governor Lisa Antonio

Dear Pacific Northwest District, The ending of District Convention is always hard, but it also marks the beginning of another Key Club year and another year of service. If you have not already met me I am Lisa Antonio, and I am honored to have the chance to serve as your District Governor for the next year. I am privileged to be leading such a diverse and enthusiastic district and I am excited to start building upon our strengths and creating new solutions for our district’s weaknesses. In this upcoming year I want to focus on clubs and members. I want to make sure clubs are thriving and increasing not only membership, but active membership. I want each club member to know the District Board is there to serve the members. I am looking forward to meeting all of you, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email, Facebook, or telephone! In Love and Service,

Lisa Antonio

Pacific Northwest District Key Club Governor 5

District Secretary Ik Hoon Jung Ik Hoon Jung is a junior from Southridge High School in Beaverton, OR (Div. 65) and the District Secretary of the PNW District. Service has been a major part of Ik Hoon’s life, and he has been an enthusiastic member of Key Club since his freshman year, serving as Vice President and President of his club in the past. Outside of Key Club, Ik Hoon serves as the piano accompanist for Grace Korean United Methodist Church. He looks forward to serving his district and hopes that his term will bring about great positive personal growth in himself and other Key

District Treasurer Aneesh Pappu

Hello Key Clubbers! My name is Aneesh Pappu and I am the incoming District Treasurer. I am so honored and grateful to serve you all for the 2014-2015 term and I look forward to what we will accomplish together! One of my main goals is to actively educate club treasurers so that dues collection is easy and efficient for all clubs in our district. I also plan to effectively monitor the budget of the board and to oversee all fundraising efforts for the district project this year. In addition, I intend to play a very active role in working with growth committees on the district board to increase membership within our district. I want you all to know that I am always available to assist you with any and all problems that you may have in your clubs. Feel free to give me a call anytime, even if you just want to chat, and add me on Facebook! I look forward to meeting you all this year. In Caring & Service, Aneesh Pappu Pacific Northwest District Treasurer Key Club International


District Editor Jenny Zhang

Hey Pacific Northwest Key Clubbers! This coming year for our district is going to be a legendary one, and it’s an honor to be a part of it as your 2014-2015 District Editor. I’m so excited to be involved in your newsletters and giving THE ESPRESSO, our district newsletter, the publicity it deserves. I will make it as inclusive, informative, and exciting as possible. This position combines my love for service and design and I can say confidently that this year, not only will we Key Clubbers feel good, but we will also look good in all of the publications in our district!

Convention Chair Cleo Tsang

Hey PNW Key Clubbers! My name is Cleo Tsang, and I’m so excited to serve as your 2014-2015 Convention Chair. Another year has quickly come and gone, and the 66th Annual District Convention will be here before you know it! I cannot express how honored I am to be planning a convention for the best Key Clubbers in the world. With that said, I ensure you that I will work my hardest to make the 66th Annual DCON the very best! I hope to make you guys proud – so start your countdowns! Please know that I am open to suggestions, questions, comments, etc. so feel free to contact me! In Love and Service, Cleo Tsang 2014-2015 District Convention Chair Pacific Northwest District Key Club International 7

65th Annual District Convention




“The Pacific Northwest District is geographically the largest district in Key Club International. The district spans from Alaska to northern California: with British Columbia, Yukon Territory, Washington, Oregon, and even the “pan-handle” of Idaho in between. With over 40 divisions, this district contains about 330 Key Clubs.” “From the silent beauty of the north to the stormy skies of the west, thePacific Northwest District is a force to be reckoned with, and is one that is well-known internationally. Currently the membership is more than 11,300 members. With that in mind, the Pacific Northwest values diversity and inclusiveness the most.” “The mascot of the Pacific Northwest District is the “Mighty Moose”. Known for our spirit yet incredible dedication to the service that we do, the PNW District continues to be a leader in the Key Club world, and it is all thanks our members and excellent leadership throughout the district. It would not be far from the truth to say that yes, we're one of the best, with over 11,300 members proudly shouting out in accord when they hear: "Hey PNW! How do you feel?"“ Division 33 serves the Auburn and Federal Way community under 7 schools. They are Auburn High School, Auburn Mountainview High School, Auburn Riverside High School, Decatur High School, Federal Way High School, Thomas Jefferson High School, and Todd Beamer High School. Our division is known for our amazing spirit and our huge Korean population. The mascot for our division is a kraken and our colors are blue and gold. There is never a dull moment when everyone in the division gets together, which is what makes our division so unique. Everyone is dedicated and is always willing to serve the community no matter what. 10

Structure Club Key Clubs are established in a high school or equivalent institution, or a community-based club may be chartered. Elected officers can include president, on or more vice presidents, secretary, treasurer, editor and one director from each class. Division Each district is divided into territories called divisions, made up of various clubs. Each division has a lieutenant governor, a student leader who carries out the district’s policies and provides support to the clubs District A district is sometimes defined by state or nation and tends to match a similar Kiwanis district. Each district is chaired by a governor, elected by delegates at the annual district convention International Key Club International encompasses all clubs within the group’s 33 organized districts and in foreign countries that are not included in any specific district. Key Club International is led by its international board, which is comprised of a president, vice president and 11 trustees, all students and active Key Club members.


Divisional Council Meeting

Todd Beamer Wed. April 23rd 4pm-6pm Todd Beamer High School and I would love to invite you to the April DCM which will also be PostCon. It will be a Cake decorating party with pizza and icebreakers! You’ll get the chance to meet members throughout the division, reminisce over DCON and also be able to set goals for the next year! There will also be a little bit of officer training/ meeting between all the schools. All new incoming officers are required to go to the DCM. Each school will be assigned something to bring. It will be loads of fun! Don’t miss out! Auburn: Utensils Auburn Mounatinview: Chips and 1 undecorated cake Auburn Riverside: Frosting and Cake decorating materials Decatur: Frosting and Cake decorating materials Federal Way: Candy and 1 undecorated cake Thomas Jefferson: Drinks and 1 undecorated cake Todd Beamer: Pizza and 1 undecorated cake 12


I have some set goals I want to achieve as Lieutenant Governor. I decided to classify them into categories. 1. Unity: I want to create a better bond within our division. I want all the schools to be close together and create better bonds. In the end, we’ll all end up feeling like a family. 2. Growth: I want each club to increase their membership by 10%. The more members, the better. This also helps with unity. 3. Fun: I want to create a fun environment for everyone in the division. Like mentioned before, I want everyone to feel as though they are in a family. Everyone can have a great time with each other. 4. Service: I want to create more service projects and volunteering opportunities within the division so that we can reach out to the community at a bigger scale. 5. DCON: It’d be amazing to have more members attending the District Convention next year. It’ll be an amazing experience for new attendees and will continue to be fun for members who have attended before. I also want to see our division get more awards and the spirit stick. 13

2014-2015 Club Officers Auburn High School President: N/A Vice President: N/A Secretary: N/A Treasurer: N/A Bulletin Editor: N/A Adviser: N/A

Auburn Mountainview High School President: Kevin Nguyen Vice President: Kathy Nguyen Secretary: Rebecca Nielsen Treasurer: Vincent Vu Bulletin Editor: Austin Kukay Adviser: Jennie Buetow

Auburn Riverside High School President: Natalie Mendez Vice President: Kaylee Phillips Vice President: Janet Yu Secretary: Jude Hanno Treasurer: Rachel Lee Bulletin Editor: Allison Bantigue Adviser: Kelly Jensen


Decatur High School President: Kevin Cho Vice President: Alex Arnts Secretary: Young Jo Treasurer: Dayoung Cheong Bulletin Editor: Kyung-Lee Park Adviser: Robin Chapman

Federal Way High School President: Lauren Park Vice President: Andrea Diep Vice President: Chloe Yoo Secretary: Jasmine Leung Treasurer: Melissa Ouk Bulletin Editor: Leilani Langsly Adviser: Sandra Thomas-Hayes

Thomas Jefferson High School President: Chris Vargas Vice President: Eugene Oh Secretary: Jason Louie Treasurer: Donavan Gomez Bulletin Editor: Elleyce Pahang Adviser: Chris Price

Todd Beamer High School President: Christie Peralta Vice President: Judy Kim Secretary: Cindy Park Treasurer: Brian Choi Bulletin Editor: Nicole Lim Adviser: Diya Bailey 15

The Eliminate Project

With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take US$110 million — and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family. Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces to tackle iodine deficiency disorders, achieving one of the most significant public health successes of the 20th century. Now, they are eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth. And in doing so, the project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care. The end of this one disease means the beginning of better health for so many families. 16

Rustic Pathways Help turn a dream into a reality for dozens of children from rural villages in Costa Rica. Travel to a base camp hidden deep in the tropical Costa Rican countryside where you will lead a summer camp for deserving children. They can’t wait for their week of soccer, arts and crafts, dance, games, songs and English lessons with their new counselors-in-training. Become part of a team, learn how to be a leader, and help enrich the lives of these kids.

Become a leader as you learn new group activities and teambuilding exercises that will help you organize and guide a summer camp full of young Costa Rican children. Enhance your leadership skills as you work with a motivated and diverse team of positive Rustic Pathways students to give Costa Rican kids an unforgettable summer. Improve your Spanish skills through direct interaction and cultural exchange with children and youth from rural communities. Raft down the famous whitewater of the Pacuare River. Experience some of the optional adventure activities in the Arenal area, such as zip lining and horseback riding. Bask in the warmth of the sun on a white-sand beach and reflect on your accomplishments with your new friends.

Enter for a chance to win a trip at: 17

International Convention

The 2014 Key Club International convention will take place from July 2-6 in Anaheim, California, at theAnaheim Marriott. Don’t miss out on the fun! If you’re interested in going, contact me!


Best Moment

The best moment of 2013-2014 goes to the Seattle Seahawks winning Super Bowl 48. This is the Seahawks first ever Super Bowl victory and it was a complete blowout! Being the first Super Bowl victory, it was a huge event for the city of Seattle. People from all around the Pacific Northwest came together to celebrate in one of the hugest parades to remember! Not only was it a huge achievement for the city of Seattle, but for all of the Pacific Northwest. It brought everyone together from areas from Tacoma all the way to even areas near Pullman. GO HAWKS!


Reminders April DCM Todd Beamer April 23rd 4pm-6pm Cake and Pizza

Tacoma Rally Early summer

ICON July 2nd-6th

Joint DCM July

Seattle Rally Mid Summer

District Appointed Positions Applications will be up soon.

Divisional Instagram page @d33pnwkeyclub Just to make sure you read the newsletter, message me what he reminded people in his greeting and follow the divisional Instagram page! 20

Contact Information Lieutenant Governor Greg Park (206) 432-6506 Convention Chair Cleo Tsang District Governor Lisa Antonio

District Administrator John Jay

District Secretary Ik Hoon Jung

Assistant Administrator Tom Saunders

District Treasurer Aneesh Pappu

Finance Administrator Kevin Buyer

District Editor Jenny Zhang editorjennyz-

Area Administrator Sue Owens


Thank you for Reading


April 2014