The Wolverine Key - Summer 2019

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THE

Wolverine Wolverine Key Key VOLUME FOUR ISSUE ONE

THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MICHIGAN DISTRICT OF KEY CLUB


f f o o e e l l b b a T Ta

01. 13.

LETTERS

03.

FALL RALLY

14.

DISTRICT BOARD

HOW TO FUNDRAISE

19.

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s s t t n n e e t t n on C Co

09. 15. ONTACT

ICON REVIEW

KEY CLUB PARTNERS

11. 17.

DISTRICT PROJECT

COMMITTEES


EXECUTIV

lett lett

GOVERNOR Elyana Hussain Hey

Mighty

Michigan

Key

Clubbers!

My

name

is

Elyana

Hussain, and I serve as the Governor for the 2019-20 service year. As Governor, I attend Kiwanis Family related events, visit Key Clubs around the state, monitor the District Board members, and complete procedural tasks. My favorite part is getting to meet all of you, and learning new things about our service organization! Key Club takes up a very large part of my life, but in the small percentage left, you can find me at the movie theater or go-carting at my local amusement park. Contact me at any time with any questions you may have, or just to introduce yourself.

SECRETARY Preston Parana

Hello, Key Clubbers of the Mighty Michigan District! My name is Preston Parana, and I am the District Secretary for the 2019-2020 service year. As a junior at P-CEP, I love to not only meet new people across the district, but also promote servant leadership throughout my community. This year, I will record the minutes of district board meetings and file all important documents during the year! I hope to introduce new

resources

for

club

secretaries

to

utilize

for

optimal

growth & success. If you ever have any questions regarding club secretary concepts, I'm always here to help!

01.


VE BOARD

ters ters

TREASURER Nadia Nasir Hey Key Clubbers! My name is Nadia Nasir and I am the District

Treasurer

Treasurer,

I

for

the

communicate

2019-2020 with

club

service

year.

treasurers,

As

collect

forms, and help create the budget! I go to Annapolis High School in Dearborn Heights. In addition to Key Club, I am also part of Students Against Destructive Decisions, Student Council, Newspaper and more! If you have any questions or just

want

to

introduce

yourself

please

don't hesitate to

contact me at (734) 686-8302. I look forward to the 20192020 service year!

EDITOR River Pease Hey, Michigan Key Clubbers! It's River Pease here, and I'm so excited to be serving with you all this year. As Bulletin Editor, I

run

our

website

(mikeyclub.org),

our

Instagram

page

(@mikeyclub), and also create the Wolverine Key, which is the District Publication that you're reading right now! In my spare time, I help our beloved mascot Mikey the Mitten run his Snapchat

account

(MikeyMitten).

I

attend

St.

Michael

Academy in Petoskey, Michigan. Feel free to contact me with any questions, or just to talk!

02.


MEET THE district board DISTRICT BOARD Position: District Governor Name: Elyana Hussain Home Club: PCEP Fun Fact: “Three years ago, I found a gold chained necklace with a key on it, on the ground of a park in Pakistan. I wore it to my first Key Club meeting three days later, and I’ve worn it ever since.

Position: District Secretary Name: Preston Parana Home Club: PCEP Fun fact: “I went to the Dominican Republic to help young children in need in partnership with the DREAM project!” Position: District Treasurer Name: Nadia Nasir Home Club: Annapolis High School Fun fact: “I lost my glasses so I can’t see until further notice. I look forward to working with you all! (pun intended). Follow me on my journey at @mikeytreasurer!”

03.


Position: District Editor Name: River Pease Home Club: Petoskey High School Fun fact: “I love computer programming and anything to do with tech! But a secret interest I have is ethics. Feel free to contact me any time to discuss philosophical morality, or anything else!”

Position: LTG Division 1 Name: Jordan White Home Club: Cheboygan High School Fun fact: “I was able to join Key Club early due to my high school being 8th-12th grade!”

Position: LTG Division 2 Name: Connie Fluharty Home Club: Alpena High School Fun fact: “I write ... a lot. I love to write about news in throughout the world and wherever I travel.”

04.


Position: LTG Division 3 and LTG Co-Chair Name: Emma Reid Home Club: Sacred Heart Academy Fun fact: “I started my home club. “

Position: LTG Division 4 Name: Ethan Hance Home Club: Caledonia High School Fun fact: “I’ve played the trombone for five years now.”

Position: LTG Division 6 Name: Madison Goretski Home Club: Lapeer High School Fun fact: "I thought my great grandpa was a family friend for a solid 10 years and I'm learning how to polka dance."

05.


Position: LTG Division 7 Name: Yash Gautam Home Club: Lakeshore High School Fun fact: “I can speak 4 languages!”

Position: LTG Division 8 Name: Hannah Bogner Home Club: St. Joseph High School Fun fact: “I love musicals. My most recent role was Genie in Aladdin.”

Position: LTG Division 9 Name: Cheyenne Timmerman Home Club: Hudson High School Fun fact: “I was the first person ever from my home club to attend ICON! I was great!”

06.


Position: LTG Division 10 Name: Olivia Bradlee Home Club: PCEP Fun fact: “ I play lacrosse!”

Position: LTG Division 11 Name: Prisha Guha Home Club: PCEP Fun fact: “I went to my first service leadership conference last year because my friend had asked me to room with her. That being said, I'm so happy that more club members from my school were able to join us at this year's SLC!”

Position: LTG Division 12 Name: Connor Wencel Home Club: Annapolis HIgh School Fun fact: “After high school, I want to major in Mechanical Engineering.”

07.


Position: LTG Division 16 and LTG Co-Chair Name: Emily Hoyumpa Home Club: Utica Academy for International Studies Fun fact: “I am obsessed with sticky notes and I will use them for whatever needs it.”

Position: Projects Chair Name: Haydar Hassan Home Club: Utica High School Fun fact: “My family and I enjoy traveling and so far we have been to about 80% of Europe and much of Southeast Asia.”

Position: Membership Development Chair Name: Raneem Beydoun Home Club: PCEP Fun fact: “I want to be a cardiologist when I'm older. “

08.


Position: New Club Building Chair Name: Suhitha Kotala Home Club: PCEP Fun fact: “A fun fact about me is that I play tennis and I also love to write, especially narrative stories. I’m so excited to work with everyone this year!”

Position: Kiwanis Family Relations Chair Name: Rebecca Galloway Home Club: Hillsdale High School Fun fact: “I’m a hardcore Disney lover, an overly compassionate vegan/animal rights activist, and dedicated volunteer!”

Position: Events Co-Chair Name: Anthony Mendoza-Alfaro Home Club: Annapolis High School Fun fact: “I organize a lot of the events and manage clubs at my school. I want my peers to enjoy their high school years and reminisce on this time later in life.”

09.


Position: Events Co-Chair Name: Ishaan Gupta Home Club: Fun fact: “I play tennis!”

DO SOMETHING TODAY THAT YOUR FUTURE SELF WILL THANK YOU FOR. Our actions and decisions today will shape the way we will be living in the future.

10.


20

ICO

keeping up with t

11.


19

ON

the key clubbers

12.


Michigan Michigan Dist Dis Help the Staff

01.

Check

in

with

your

school

grounds and custodial staff— do

they

keeping and

need the

campus

beautiful?

club

can

any

sort

Earth

your who

your

recycling

mulch.

members

clean

Maybe

distribute and

help

Help

or the

school

staff

always

help

you!

Clean the Highways

02.

Your

Key

stretch

of

Club a

can

road

adopt

near

a

your

school and organize monthly crews to go out and pick up the

trash.

The

Michigan

Department of Transportation offers

a

great

Adopt-A-

Highway program!

13.


trict Project strict Project Pickup a Stream

03.

Rivers and streams provide 65 percent drinking often

of

our

water, riddled

Enlist

your

nation’s

but

they

with

club

in

are

trash.

a

gentle

cleanup for Earth Day to not only

enhance

their

the

beauty

environment

positively

impact

of

but

also

their

own

water supply.

Plant Some Trees

04.

According

to

arborday.org,

where you can go to learn how to take action, “Volunteers play an important role in tree planting and

tree

care

projects

communities

across

States.

can

You

the

get

in

United

involved,

too! Whether you are organizing a tree planting project or looking to volunteer at a tree planting or pruning event, you can take pride in helping to transform our urban landscapes.”

14.


Fall Rally

THE THEME WILL BE ANNOUNCED

Next Issue CHECK BACK THEN FOR MORE

15.


HOW TO

Fundraise Car Wash

01.

Car Wash - So you’re going to be like “We already know this and it’s so basic.” But wait, I have some tips and tricks to make your car washes more enjoyable by… -

Music:

Bring

a

bluetooth

speaker

and

blast

it.

It’s

a

very

simplistic detail, but makes a huge difference. - Food: To save money, organize a potluck. Everyone helping out is in charge of bringing a snack or drink! Make your car wash more successful by… - Donations: DO NOT set a price for car washes! People are willing to pay more if there’s no set amount.

Writing Letters

02.

Writing

Letters

fundraising

-

Here’s

idea.

For

an

some

old

school,

groups,

tried

and

true

organizations,

and

individual projects, writing fundraising letters is an extremely cost-effective way to raise support in a relatively short amount of

time.

Individuals

looking

to

fund

a

personal

project

or

upcoming trip can generate a lot of interest quickly by simply taking the time to reach out to community members who might be interested in making a donation. Take the time to perfect your message, explaining in just a few sentences why you’re raising

money

and

what

you’ll

do

with

the

donations,

and

compile a mailing list.

T-Shirt Sales

03.

T-Shirt Sales - Custom t-shirts are cheap and fun to make. Using an online program like Custom Ink or a similar website, you can design a fun shirt that represents your

school (with your principal’s permission), your Key Club, or

maybe it just has an inspirational quote to promote positivity in your school. Whatever your design is, order 20 or so shirts to start and sell them around your school. Selling customized tshirts is not only a unique fundraising idea for your club but also a great marketing strategy for your nonprofit’s brand. Get the

word

out

about

your t-shirt

fundraising

campaign

by

featuring them on your website and social media pages.

16.


WORKING TOGETHER Because in unity, there is strength

Nickelodeon joined the Kiwanis gamily as a 2014 Vision Partner of Kiwanis International with a focus on its Big Helps Initiative, which addresses issues in service, education, the environment, and health. Up with People strives to develop a sense of social responsibility in their participants through hands on community service. Service projects are integrated into each city visited during the semester. By volunteering to meet the specific needs of each community, participants develop insight into how different cultures address social and political challenges.

Thirst Project hopes to educate the next generation by arming students with information about how they can be a part of social change, make a difference and encourage others to join in the effort. The U.S. Army empowers tomorrow’s leaders by offering advanced schooling for today’s top careers. Not only that, programs like the Reserve Officer Training Corps and March2Success.com allow students to go to college debt free and excel in the classroom with helpful academic resources.


Landscape Structures (LSI) has joined Kiwanis International as a vision partner to bring play to communities across the globe. LSI is proud to provide high-quality commercial playground equipment and planning consultation services that reflect the high degree of integrity that Kiwanis clubs expect. Squads Abroad is a program of CrossCultural Solutions (CCS), the world's leading expert in international volunteering. Since 1995, CCS has empowered more than 35,000 volunteers to improve child health and educational outcomes around the world. This program is powered by Access Development, a team-friendly crowdfunding platform just for Key Club. It specializes in helping your club achieve its fundraising goals through a convenient turnkey, online fundraising service. Kiwanis Gives Online not only creates and manages your entire campaign(s), but also provides a reward to anyone making a donation.


Committee Committee Kiwanis Family Relations The Kiwanis Family Relations committee aims to increase communications between Key Clubs and other branches of Kiwanis. You can learn from your local Kiwanis Club and Circle K Club, or help out

K-Kids,

Aktion

Clubs,

and

Builders

Clubs!

Together we can create a larger impact in our communities and strengthen the Kiwanis Family.

Membership Development The

Membership

resources

and

acts

Development as

a

guide

Committee for

both

creates

membership

retainment and recruitment. We stress the importance of creating an enjoyable environment for Key Clubbers and provide tips on how to do so. Topics we may also address include advertisement, icebreakers, and social events. In addition, this committee is a helping hand for any club that is struggling to gain members. Please feel free to contact the Membership Development Committee if you have any questions, comments, our concerns.

19.


Summaries Summaries New Club Building The New Club Building Committee is there to help charter new Key Clubs in the Michigan District! We reach out to schools and Kiwanis clubs who may be interested in starting or sponsoring a new

club.

Our

committee

members

include

River

Pease,

Connie Fluharty, Emma Reid, Jordan White, and Suhitha Kotala as chair. Our adult liaison is Bryan L. Crenshaw. Please contact us at newclub@mikeyclub.org with any questions or inquiries! We are so happy that we are able to serve our community and help spread the positive impact Key Club has made on so many lives. We're excited to see what the upcoming service year holds!

Projects What does the project committee do? The project committee helps find ways to embrace our service project by making a kit, flyers,

using

embrace

the

social

media,

project.

If

and

you

finding

haven’t

inventive

heard

yet,

ways

the

to

service

project this year is Save the earth initiative and find out more about it and how to get involved look at the mikeyclub website under

the

committee

@mikeyprojects.

In

chair

the

tab

words

and of

also

one

on

of

our

our

Instagram committee

members, Let’s save the earth and serve the earth together.

20.


CONTACT T We're here for you! And w

21.


THE BOARD

e'd love to hear from you.

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. JOHN C. MAXWELL

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