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Garfield HS KEY CLUB The Official Newsletter of Garfield High School Key Club, Division 26

Volume 5 Issue 7 May 8th, 2013

Meetings every Wednesday in Mr. Heye’s, room 309

March for Babies

On Saturday morning, Key Clubbers participated in the March for Babies walk, the largest fundraiser for the March of Dimes organization. This 3.1 mile walk in and around Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion was only one of many occurring nationwide.

In addition to participating in the walk and teardown at the March of Babies event, GHS Key Club, along with many Key Clubs across the country, have worked with the March of Dimes organization, participating in and helping out before and after fundraising events.

March of Dimes was founded in 1938 to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Since then, the movement has flourished with help from grassroots volunteers, and beginning in 1978, Key Club International.

This organization is among our many partners in service, including UNICEF, Children’s Miracle Network, and The Hershey Company. Throughout the year, Key Club will continue to bring awareness to these organizations and their causes through fundraising and volunteer efforts!

MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR Dear Key Clubbers, This weekend was a busy weekend, with prom, SATs, several volunteer events, and plenty of sunshine to enjoy! We do have several upcoming events, so I hope everyone has time to squeeze in a few service learning hours during AP week—what better way to stay active and serve your community? Most of these events require some form of registration or signed paperwork, so please remember to complete the necessary steps after you sign up, and definitely before the start of the event. And remember to bring in money for sweatshirts by Friday; I hope to soon see you all in your snazzy new Key Club sweatshirts!

In this issue: March of Dimes…….…1 This Week in Photos…..2 Upcoming Events….….2 Upcoming Events……..3 Eliminate Week………..3 Calendar / Announcements………4 Member Spotlight/ Contact…………..…….5

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-Reanne Wong

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Upcoming Events Parent Trust Auction May 9th (Thursday) We will be greeting people, taking orders, loading, and handing items during this auction! This event is limited to 4 volunteers, preferably 16 years or older, although there is no age restriction. Leader: TBD| Time: 5:00pm-8:45pm Location: World Trade Center Seattle (2200 Alaskan Way)

Volunteers at Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day)

Treehouse - Working at the Wearhouse May 11th (Saturday) Treehouse’s Wearhouse is a store where foster kids can shop for free for new and gently used clothing and other essentials. We will be sorting, tagging, restocking merchandise, and readying the store for shopping days. Please fill out a waiver at least 2 days prior to the event, and also notify us if you are 15 or under, as you will need a chaperone! This event is limited to 15 volunteers. Leader: TBD| Time: 10:00am-2:00pm Location: 2100 Building (2100 24th Ave. S #200)

EEU Auction

THIS WEEK IN PHOTOS

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May 18th (Saturday) Help out during the Beatles-themed EEU Auction & dinner, which benefits school programs and funds teacher salaries. We will be volunteering as servers both indoors and outdoors on a lawn, so please dress accordingly! Snacks will be provided. Leader: TBD | Time: 6:30pm-10:30pm or 11:00pm Location: University of Washington Center on Human Development and Disability (1701 NE Columbia Rd.)

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Upcoming Events | Eliminate Week Seattle Great Urban Race May 18th (Saturday) We will be assisting in an adventure race where teams are given clues and must explore the city to solve these clues! There is a waiver that must be signed; this will be emailed to you once you sign up. Please remember to fill it out and bring it in! This event is limited to 10 volunteers. Leader: Angel Yu | Time: 10:30am-5:00pm Location: World Sports Grille (731 Westlake Ave N.)

Relay for Life June 1st- 2nd (Saturday – Sunday) Relay for Life is the main volunteer-driven cancer fundraising event for the American Cancer Society! This event goes on for 20 hours and is dedicated to help fundraising money to fight cancer. You do not need to stay the entire 20 hours, but this is a great way to get your service learning hours in as well as helping the community. There is a $10 registration fee and if you are planning on spending the night you will need to raise $100! For teams, you can either sign up for Garfield High School Key Club #1 or #2. Leader: Jennifer Khuu and Kolena Dang | Time: 12:00pm-8:00am (next day) Location: Whitman Middle School Track (9201 15th Ave NW)

Eliminate Week is this week! In support of Kiwanis International’s Eliminate Project, which aims to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, we are fundraising and collecting coins in our coin jar! Even a small contribution can make a huge and lasting difference.

Tetanus is extremely painful for both the mother and the child. In fact, 1 baby dies every 9 minutes from neonatal tetanus.

Learn more about the Eliminate Project

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Calendar and Announcements MAY Sunday

Monday 5

Tuesday 6

Wednesday 7

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Thursday 9

Friday

Saturday 10

TreehouseWorking at the Wearhouse

Parent Trust Auction

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EEU Auction Seattle Great Urban Race

Birthdays for the Week

Announcements

Chris Ly (5/9) Jonathan Tran (5/9) Lilia Deering (5/11)

If you ordered a sweatshirt, please give your money to an officer by this Friday! Check the Facebook group or your email for more info.

Enjoy your special day!

Remember to donate any change (pun intended) to the coin jar for Eliminate Week!

Want to submit a photo, shout out, or interview question? Interested in becoming the next member of the issue? Let me know! 

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member

spotlight

Best Part of Key Club At least be with other people

Favorite Key Club Event Anything that doesn’t involve children

Dream Vacation Spot Somewhere where I can be in my own world without being interrupted Pet Peeve Not being able to make decisions with lots of options

Fun Fact I am willing to work with whomever as long as I don't consider you annoying

Arlen Tsoi

Class of 2013

If I could go back in time and be someone, I’d be… Some kind of philosopher

Fact of the Issue: 3 doses of tetanus vaccine costing US $1.80 will protect 1 woman and all of her future babies.

Board Member Contact Information Website: www.garfieldkeyclub.wix.com/ghskeyclub Official Club Email: garfieldkeyclub@gmail.com President: Terri Tran | tranterri96@gmail.com Vice President: Andrea Wong | dreasdreasx3@gmail.com Secretary: Angel Yu | sfangel.yu@gmail.com Treasurer: Emily Wong | emilyluvsguitar@gmail.com Bulletin Editor: Reanne Wong | reannewong@gmail.com Fundraising Chair: David Kim | davidkim0201@gmail.com Club Advisor: Mr. Heye | eheye@seattleschools.org

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