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2010-2011 Rocky Mountain District Handbook Compiled by: Alyssa Smalley District Bulletin Editor ~Page 2~
Inspired by: Juliet Tolley District Secretary
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Secretary’s Welcome By Juliet Tolley: District Secretary Dearest Key Club Members, Advisors, and Kiwanis Members,
Yours in Caring and Service, Juliet Tolley 2010-2011 District Secretary
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Secretary’s Welcome Table of Contents Governor’s Welcome 2010-2011 Executive Board Goals Trustee’s Message Key Club International Information Calendar of Events Fall Rally District Convention International Convention District Contests and Achievement Rocky Mountain Key Club District Board Committees District Project: Children of Peace International District Project Overview District Project: Key Makers Key Makers Overview Public Relations Public Relations Committee Overview Club Building Membership Growth Club Public Relations Club Reactivation K-Family Relations International Projects Service Partners/Major Emphasis Programs Youth Opportunities Fund Key Leader Program District and International Dues Rocky Mountain District Board of Trustees Key Club International Officers Divisional Breakdown: RMD Organization Rocky Mountain District Key Club Divisional Map
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Governor’s Welcome By Jared James: District Governor
Dear Key Club Members, Advisors, and Kiwanis Members, My name is Jared James and I will be serving as your 2010-2011 District Governor. Currently, I am attending Greeley West High School, (in the North Eastern part of Colorado), where I’m in the International Baccalaureate Program, and last year I served as the Division 2 Lieutenant Governor. This term is quite a big one for our district in more than one way. Your board of trustees has taken on many tasks to better this organization such as, raising the final 25,000 dollars for our Children of Peace International Project, starting a Kiwanis Family unification program, and planning one of the best conventions ever! So if you ever want to know more about these programs make sure to keep in contact with your Lieutenant Governor, and watch for the fall mailing that will be coming to your school. One thing that I believe is required to accomplishing our great goals this year is for us to decrease the formality barrier between school clubs and the District Board. Key Club is a family, and it is hard to have strong connections if there is a strict separation between the two. Thus, if you would ever like to suggest something, or need some help with anything you can always reach me at RMDGovernor1011@gmail.com. I would really like to hear from you. Thanks for the hard work you do, and let’s make this a great year for service!
Yours in Caring and Service, Jared James 2010-2011 District Governor
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Governor’s Goals By: Jared James, RMD Governor Earlier this month I was thinking of things the district could do to help each club, but then a question occurred to me, “What truly is the purpose of a district?” I have been serving on the Rocky Mountain Board for about two years now yet never really asked that question; I just did what I was expected to. If you don’t know what a district does it is more likely that you won’t participate in it. A district incorporates many different traits based on how it is run and who the leaders are for that year, but all in all there are three main parts that never change. First, we are a tool used by international for the purposes of growth and keeping clubs informed about the international level’s operations. This basically means we help create new clubs in our divisions, and inform everyone about the International Major Emphasis Programs. Then, a district is designed to help provide training and useful knowledge to a club and its leaders. This will be through publications, planning conferences, and designating officers for about every 5-9 schools to help the presidents address any areas of concern they may have. Finally, they organize big projects one school might not be able to do on their own in a year. All in all, a district is a tool that can be used by a club. It is designed to keep Key Club together, and running efficiently for years to come.
Secretary’s Goals By: Juliet Tolley, District Secretary Hello everyone! My name is Juliet Tolley and I am the new district secretary for the Rocky Mountain District of Key Club International. This year at district convention, I went through two rounds of caucusing and had to present a speech to the House of Delegates. After doing all that, Key Club Members voted and eventually elected me to serve as secretary for the 2010-2011 year. Being secretary, I have the opportunity to serve on not only the general district board, but also the executive board with the governor, treasurer, bulletin editor, and two other board members. My main role as secretary is to keep records (“Minutes”) of board meetings, meaning I have to basically write down everything everyone says at a meeting. Also, my other main role as secretary is to compile a district directory, with all the clubs officers and contact information. This year I am creating this “handbook” which has everything someone wanted to know about Key Club International and the Rocky Mountain District. This handbook will be a great new thing we’re doing. That’s all for now so if you have any questions/ comments for me just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Treasurer’s Goals By: Oluwademilade Awolaja, District Treasurer •First and for most, we must finish our COPI goal this year! The goal we made, about five years ago, was for a grand total of $75, 000. So far, we’ve got about $50, 000 of that, which means…we’ve only got $25, 000 left to go! My main goal for COPI is that I help each of our clubs raise $300 by District Convention so we can well overpass our goal for this year and our total goal. •Secondly, every year we have a goal to increase our District membership 5 – 15%. This year, we’re working to increase about 10% (nicely in the middle). Of course, we’re going to work to overpass this goal too. So that would mean each club increasing their membership by three to five (registered) members this year. •Third, and final, goal: getting all dues in. Now this goal is going to take a lot of work on your part. It’s my job to help you make sure each due in your club is turned in and turned in properly. Don’t forget: when you put international and district dues together, you get a total of $11.50 which your club may add on to in order to make some money for themselves; I would suggest that your club dues total $15, so everyone gets a little out of it.
Bulletin Editor’s Goals By: Alyssa Smalley, District Bulletin Editor Hey Rocky Mountain District! My name is Alyssa Smalley, and I am serving you as your 2010-2011 RMD Bulletin Editor! I feel so blessed to have this opportunity, and want to be of assistance to all of you Key Club Members in any and as many ways as possible. First of all, I want to make you aware of our District publications that are available to you all. The RocKey is our District newspaper, which will always include information about the District, International, and will also begin to feature specific Key Club Members (such as yourself) who are going above and beyond in their service within this wonderful organization! The RMD Rhetoric is also a fantastic resource for clubs! Also, the District Website, updated by our wonderful Technology Chair Dylon Koehn, contains so much information that is also essential for you to know! Our District also has an account on a website called Issuu, which you can find at http://issuu.com/rmd_key_club. This website will have all editions of the RocKey and Rhetoric as well as forms, flyers, and other information that will be of assistance to your clubs. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions or comments. Thank you!
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International Trustee’s Message By: Robert Peck
Hey Rocky Mountain! My name is Robert Peck. I am a rising senior at Riverton High School in Wyoming and a proud 4-year member of our district, and I feel amazingly lucky to get to say that I will be serving as your International Trustee for the coming year. I am also pleased to announce that your sister districts for the 2010-2011 Key Club year will be Nebraska-Iowa and California-Nevada-Hawaii! I am extremely interested in communicating with as many people as I possibly can. Because of this, I would love to add any of you on Facebook who would like to speak to me through this. My page can be found here: www.facebook.com/Robert.Peck.2011. If you would like to shoot an e-mail my way, that is also fine. My address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or ideas for me, please let me know! Remember, it’s my job to serve and help every RMD member in any way I can, and I can’t think of a better way for you to express your concerns than to tell me directly. I can’t wait to see all of you at the 2010 RMD District Convention. Be looking out for me at your upcoming fall rallies as well! Best regards, Robert Peck Key Club International Trustee
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Key Club International Information Key Club Pledge I pledge, on my honor, To uphold the objects of Key Club International; To build my home, school, and community; To serve my nation and God; And to combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.
Motto Caring-- Our Way of Life
Key Club Colors Blue: Unwavering Character Gold: Service White: Purity
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To develop initiative and leadership. To provide experience in living and working together. To serve the school and community. To cooperate with the school principal. To prepare for useful citizenship. To accept and promote the following ideals: o To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to material values in life. o To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships. o To promote the adoption and application of higher social, business, and professional standards. o To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship o To provide a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render unselfish service, and to build better communities o To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
Leadership Caring Character Building Inclusiveness
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Fall Rally By: Alyssa Smalley, District Bulletin Editor Fall Rally is a great event that is put on by Key Club annually! It is an outstanding opportunity for Key Club Members to interact with not only Key Club Members from their own schools and divisions, but other divisions as well. The divisions of our Rocky Mountain District are divided into regions, where the District Officers will work together to create an outstanding event that is both fun and educational. Fall Rally is an incredible event whether you are a club officer or a member. Training is available for Presidents/Vice Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers, Historians, and even for Members! This allows Key Club Members to gain more insight into the critical role they play in Key Club International, no matter what their position may be. Without the club level of Key Club, the International level would cease to exist.
Many other fantastic sessions are offered at Fall Rally as well. Join your region to learn more about our District Projects such as Children of Peace International (COPI)and Key Maker; become acquainted with the wonderful and enlightening weekend of Kiwanis Key Leader; learn more about our International Organization. Also, at Fall Rally you will receive insight about our wonderful District and International Conventions! To find out more about Fall Rally, such as when your divisionâ€™s is, contact your Lieutenant Governor or our District Rallies and Conferences Chair Karissa Korf at Karissakorf@gmail.com. We are very excited to see you there! Happy Key Clubbing!
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10 Things to Look Forward to at District Convention! By: Emma Spalding, District Convention Chair 1. The theme, “UnCoNVeNtioNal CoNvEnTion; Not the Same Old Service”. There will be details to come, just know that it will be unique! 2. The dance! It is going to be the night of your life! 3. Eating Brunch with the Kiwanis Members, they always have the best stories.
4. Seeing your Key Club friends from Wyoming! (If you don’t have any yet
it will be easy to make some, they are super nice!)
5. Hearing your marvelous governor speak during the convention, his passion for service shines through in everything he does! 6. Seeing how much money we have raised for COPI and
hopefully exceeding our goal! 7. Our surprise Keynote speaker, more news to come! Electing your new board, no one knows who it will be. 10. The Key Club Spirit! (If you have never been before you will love the atmosphere at this event)
8. The hotel rooms,
And for those of you who don’t know what DCON is…… First of all DCON is not referring to that nasty rat poison, it is actually how us Key Club Members abbreviate District Convention. And secondly this is an amazing event! The things we do at convention include electing the new district officers for the coming year, listen to a inspiring speaker who gets us motivated about changing the world, attend sessions from training to officers to how to tango, have a groovy dance, and much more. These are just the events but there is so much more!
If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions for this year’s DCON please contact the Convention Chair Emma Spalding at email@example.com.
You make spectacular friends that last for years to come, share your passion for service with other Key Club Members, meet Key Club Members from around Colorado and Wyoming, but most of all experience the Key Club Spirit. At DCON everyone is passionate about service and leadership. Throughout the weekend you will be inspired, enlightened and moved to change the world and make a difference in your community. When everyone at convention shares these feeling you have, it creates a unity that sparks something inside all of us that we want to spread it to our own schools. This year DCON will be unforgettable and I don’t want you to miss out. This means start saving now, as well as raising money in your clubs to help pay for this trip. Talk to your sponsoring Kiwanis club, they usually help out. Also keep updated on Convention through the “Convention Corner” of the district website, http://www.rmdkeyclub.org/. Also save the date on your calendar, April 8th – 10th 2011 at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel in Lakewood Colorado.
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International Convention By: Alyssa Smalley, District Bulletin Editor Have you ever attended our District Convention? Then I’m sure you absolutely loved it! If this is the case, then why not attend our Key Club International Convention? You will be able to experience the energy and passion that Key Club Members from around the globe possess, and have the privilege of seeing the outcome of the hard work of Key Clubbers from throughout the year. This past summer, the Key Club International Convention was held in Memphis, TN, where Key Club Members were able to “Follow the Yellow Brick Road of Service.” Attendees were inspired by Speakers Bo Shafer, past president of Kiwanis International, & Clay Aiken. Bo Shafer motivated Clubbers by reminding everyone that we are “so blessed it’s ridiculous!” At the opening ceremony Key Club spirit was shown as Districts showed their excitement through cheers while anticipating the start of the Relient K concert. This energy continued throughout the convention as sessions began. Members were able to gain insight into International projects such as Children’s Miracle Network, UNICEF, and the March of Dimes. At International Convention, elections took place for the 13 International Offices: President, Vice-President, and 11 International Trustees. This takes place every year, and in the closing session of the convention every year, as the old officers complete their terms. At Convention this past summer in Memphis, XinLei Wang was elected to the office of International President, and Ikwo Morris was elected as our International VicePresident. The 11 Trustees were also elected. At Convention there was also a charity to walk to benefit Friend a Gorilla; Simon Curtis walked with Key Club Members to raise money for the cause. International Convention for 2011 will be held in Phoenix, AZ, June 29th-July 3rd. Information on a District Tour will be coming out in the spring. Hope to see you all there!
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District Contests and Achievements By: Alyssa Smalley, District Bulletin Editor Clubs put forth an extraordinary effort throughout each year to build their homes, schools, and communities. Therefore, our District loves to recognize these clubs for their dedication to service! Clubs are able- and encouraged- to participate in any contest that they want! Feel free to contact your Lieutenant Governor for more information on any of the awards available. *Club Achievement Award: Recognizes the most outstanding clubs based on criteria based on meetings, convention attendance, etc. This award is available in four levels based on membership: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. *Single Service Award: Recognizes the clubs that participate in one single service project. Award is available in four levels based on membership. *Club Website Award: Recognizes the club with the best website. *Club Video Contest: Clubs create a 1-3 minute video. Award is available in four levels based on membership. *Major Emphasis Program Award: Award given to the four clubs with the best M.E.P. project. **Scrapbook Contest: Clubs create a traditional or non-traditional scrapbook. Please pay attention to requirements (available online). **Poster Contest: Clubs create a recruitment poster for Key Club. ***Talent Contests: Key Club Members, alone or in groups, perform talents for Key Club Convention. ***Oratory Contest: Key Club Members present a speech on a pre-announced topic and present it to judges. Distinguished Officer Awards: Recognizes Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Secretaries, and Treasurers who have completed requirements. Early Bird Award: Recognizes clubs who turned in dues by the early bird deadline. Carol Wallander/Tony Perea Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award: Recognizes a nominated faculty advisor *These contests will be judged before District Convention. **These contests will be judged at District Convention. ***These contests will take place and be judged at District Convention on April 9th, 2011.
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Rocky Mountain District Board Committees Appointed by Jared James, District Governor Members of the District Board are appointed to serve on two committees throughout their term. Eight committees are present on the District Board, and are headed by a Chair or other Officer. These Committees are essential to the assistance of our District running smoothly throughout the year. Convention Committee Emma Spalding: Committee Chair Sam Myers Karissa Korf Briar Wren Ari Parrilla Katherine Hemzacek Cord Van Riper Zander Oklar International Projects Committee Lauren Jones-Committee Chair Andrew Nguyen Ariana Loveberry Zander Oklar Membership and Finance Committee Demi Awolaja-Committee Chair Juliet Tolley Emma Spalding Becky Brown Jessica McGurn
Public Relations Committee Dylon Koehn-Committee Chair Alyssa Smalley-Committee Chair Jesse Varner Ari Parrilla Connor Leiva K-Unification Committee Quentin Lance-Committee Chair Samantha Cordero Janelle Martinez Katherine Hemzacek Austin Good Bylaws Committee Juliet Tolley-Committee Chair Jesse Varner Jon Shirk Becky Brown
Club Building Committee Andrew Nguyen-Committee Chair Demi Awolaja Alyssa Smalley Janelle Martinez Quentin Lance Connor Leiva Jessica McGurn Rallies and Conferences Committee Karissa Korf-Committee Chair Sam Myers Briar Wren Jon Shirk Amanda Jablonsky Cord Van Riper District Projects Committee Samantha Cordero-Committee Chair Dylon Koehn Ariana Loveberry Amanda Jablonsky Lauren Jones Austin Good
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District Project Overview: COPI By Samantha Cordero, District Projects Chair Children of Peace International, COPI for short, is the Rocky Mountain District's service project. It is a really wonderful organization which was founded by Binh Nguyen Rybacki in 1993. This organization works to serve the children of Vietnam by giving them the â€œcapability to help themselvesâ€?. In 2001, an entire class of eighth graders drowned when a ferry that took them to the other side of the river for school, capsized. That is when the Rocky Mountain District decided that something needed to be done, so in 2002 we adopted a project. We set an initial goal of 25,000 dollars to build a school on the other side of the Lo River. It took two years to raise the money, but we had tons of fun doing it! In 2005 three Key Club Governors went to the dedication ceremony at the school, while there, they realized that our school severed over six hundred students, they had to do this with huge classes, late classes and weekend sessions. This is when we decided we needed a second story, so we set a goal of 18,000 dollars. In 2007 five current and two past Key Club Members went to the dedication of our second story, it was a great accomplishment. Thanks to the Key Club in Riverton Wyoming, our school has Internet access! The 2008-2009 Rocky Mountain District Board of Trustees brought two very special scholarship students from our school in Doan Hung to our annual district convention; they were our guests of honor. As you can see the Rocky Mountain District has quite a history with Children of Peace International, and we are very honored to say so.
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District Project Overview: Key Maker By Samantha Cordero, District Projects Chair
Well this year the Rocky Mountain District is doing some new and exciting we're doing something a little extra, it is our district wide strictly service project. However do not panic, this is in addition to Children of Peace international, not instead of it. This is just another really great way to give back, which is what Key Club is all about! This year, our strictly service project is called Key Makers. This is basically a mentorship program; Key Clubs can team up with a local elementary school, and just hang out with a new friend. There are however, some steps that need to be followed. First you need to present the idea to your club, generate excitement and get members pumped. After that is all done, you should talk to your principal and get his approval. Next, you HAVE to go talk to the elementary school principal, it is very important you have their permission; you also may want to ask for a list of students that would benefit from a mentor. You also may have to get parental permission from the elementary school student's parents. Once you have your new friend, just hang out with them. Help them out with their homework, go out for ice cream, anything! They will really love just being with you.
â€œChildren are one third of our population and all of our future.â€?
**Look for more information coming on the District Website!**
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Public Relations Committee By Alyssa Smalley, PR Committee Co-Chair The District is an incredibly useful tool for anyone in Key Club, no matter what level of the club you participate in. However, the only way the District can truly serve you, as a Key Club Member, is through communication of various sorts. This year’s Public Relations Committee on the District Board is determined to make sure that information is as easily accessible to everyone as possible. In order for us to be able to do this, we need to make sure that everyone is aware of what resources are available to you. •
The RocKey: This is our District Newspaper that is produced periodically throughout the year. Articles are primarily written by District Officers, and include information on Service Partners, Projects, District Happenings, and so much more! The District Website: The website is periodically updated by Dylon Koehn, our District Technology Chair. It has a corner for Convention Updates, messages from our Governor Jared James, information about projects, and more! Issuu: This year our committee decided to try using a website called Issuu.com to make information even more accessible to everyone. All RocKeys, forms, and tools that will make your life easier will be available on here. Just go to the website and search RMD_Key_Club to find our page! Contests: Our Committee wanted to add another special contest for everyone to be excited about; a video contest! Make a video that is a maximum of three minutes long advertising Key Club and submit it by the deadline for a chance to win and have your video featured at Convention!
If you have any suggestions on ways to spread the word about Key Club, we would love to hear them! Please feel free to email myself at firstname.lastname@example.org or PR Co-Chair Dylon Koehn at email@example.com with any suggestions, comments, or questions. Thanks!
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Club Building By Alyssa Smalley, District Bulletin Editor Why should you charter a new Key Club? Because Key Club is an International student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to perform service, build character, and develop leadership. Here are some things to keep in mind when chartering a new club: • • • • •
Don’t attempt to build a Key Club alone; it takes student leaders, Kiwanis members, school officials, and parents. Understand that it takes several months to build the new club. Realize that one-third of the charter members may become inactive within the first few months. Remember that Key Club is a student-led organization- Find strong student leaders! Set a plan for the first year including attendance, service projects, social activities, and Key Club conferences and conventions.
For more information on chartering a club contact District Club Building Chair Andrew Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information on Key Club visit our District Website at http://rmdkeyclub.org
Membership Growth By Alyssa Smalley, District Bulletin Editor Both recruiting and retaining members is incredibly important to the success of a Key Club. Here are some tips from our Division 4 LTG Briar Wren: + Advertise!! Fliers, posters, daily announcements, and the all time favorite bathroom stalls. +Host a Club Fair! Club fairs allow the whole school to see what clubs are available to them; make sure you include highlights of years past. +Have a cookie meeting! If all the officers bake cookies, newbies will want to come to the meeting, and if it's fun, they'll be sure to stay. +Make a fan page on Facebook for your service projects! If non-members volunteer with your club and have a good time, they will want more!
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Club Public Relations By District Technology Chair Dylon Koehn Public relations are all about keeping people informed with that is going on. Certain tools such as newsletters and emails help to get information out into the open. Other very useful methods such as having a club website or a Facebook page are extremely helpful. These methods are easy to access and keep updated and can be full of information. To maintain good public relations, all that is needed is a median that can be updated on a weekly basis and is easily accessible. Once these have all come to be there is a way set for good public relations. So, set someone within your club to update one of the methods weekly and get public relations started within your club! Contact Technology Chair Dylon Koehn email@example.com or Bulletin Editor Alyssa Smalley firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Club Reactivation By Alyssa Smalley, District Bulletin Editor One of the goals that is important with inactive clubs is to strengthen them so they can continue to grow again. Here are some suggestions on how to do that: • •
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Make sure Kiwanis is actively involved in the club; both projects and meetings. Set up a meeting with your sponsoring Kiwanis Club president, your Club Board of Directors, the School Principal, your Key Club Advisor, and your LTG to determine what caused the active club to fall. Enlist the Principal’s support in reactivation. Contact your Lieutenant Governor regularly to make sure you are getting the resources/assistance you need. Schedule consistent Board Meetings and Club Meetings. Make sure to have consistent service projects.
Please feel free to contact anyone on the District Board for more information!
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K-Family Relations By Samantha Cordero, District Projects Chair Calling all Key Club Members! We have a mission for you, a little something called: “Operation K Unification”! The goal of this mission? Start strong connections with every branch of the K-family. What is the K-family? The K-family is every service organization connected with Kiwanis, which includes: K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club, Circle K, and Aktion Club. How about we get to know each branch a little better! K-Kids is the elementary level of the family, their service partners are UNICEF and March of Dimes. K-kids has about 30,000 members, 950 clubs, and is present in eight nations. Next up, Builders Club, this is for middle school or junior high students, their service partners are also UNICEF and March of Dimes. Builders Club has 38,000 members, 1,300 clubs, and is present in eight nations. Key Club, well, we all know about this one! Our service partners are UNICEF, March of Dimes, and Children's Miracle Network. Key Club has 250,000 members, 5,000 clubs, and is present in 28 nations. Circle K is for College Students their service partners are March of Dimes, Better World Books, and Students Team Up to Fight Hunger. Circle K has 12,000 members, 500 clubs, and is present in 17 nations. Aktion Club is the club for adults that have a disability and their service partner is Sleeping Children Around the World. Aktion Club has 8,000 members, 260 clubs, and is present in seven nations. Last but not least Kiwanis, this is the club that started it all! They help all the branches in any and every way they can. Kiwanis has 250,000 members, 8,000 clubs, and is present in seventy nations. Now that you know little more about the branches, you can begin you mission “Operation K Unification” in your home clubs!
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Service Partners By Lauren Jones, International Projects Chair
This year in the Rocky Mountain District, Key Club Members have been continuing to support wholeheartedly what have been our international projects in the past. This year, we are supporting UNICEF, March of Dimes, and Children’s Miracle Network. To support UNICEF, Key Club Members will continue to Trick-or-Treat for change to donate to the cause. UNICEF is a global movement for children, and uses the support of others and expertise in order to meet the challenges facing children all over the world, and those who care for them. The organization speaks out for the rights of every child, and defends the right to a childhood in peace and in war. Over the years, with the help from our friends from Builders club, students have raised almost $5 million for iodine deficiency programs, HIV and AIDS programs in Swaziland and Kenya, and our current project, Operation Uruguay. So put on those costumes, grab your friends, and instead of trick or treating for candy, trick or treat for UNICEF! March of Dimes is an organization that helps premature babies, and Key Club Members have been helping for years by raising thousands of dollars every year for the March of Dimes Youth Program. March of Dimes helps to raise awareness of prematurity, and to reduce the rate of premature births. Today, Key Club Members collect dimes in hope that someday, babies will be born without birth defects. Keep informed for our biggest March of Dimes event that typically takes place in April, our March for Babies fundraising walk! Children’s Miracle Network is a nonprofit organization that raises money to help hospitalized children by funding for equipment, to train staff, conduct research, make outreach programs, and provide health care for children whose parents cannot afford to pay. This past year, Key Club Members and Kiwanis Members raised almost $1.8 million for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. In the past, students have supported by providing toys and dolls for kids going through chemo, helped staff information rooms and surgery waiting rooms, and assisted families with children who require long-term care and who live far away from hospitals. Key Club International has supported these organizations for years, and if we keep working together and showing others our enthusiasm for serving others, there is no telling whose lives we can change!
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Youth Opportunities Fund By Connor Leiva, LTG Division 12A Hello fellow Key Club Members! I’m here to tell you about an exciting opportunity that very few people know about. As you all know, every Key Club member pays dues that are divided into district and international dues. Often times clubs their own fees to the dues making them just a little bit more expensive. Well out of the $11.50 that every Key Clubber pays to district and international, $.50 goes to a special fund that few Key Clubs know about. The fund is called the Youth Opportunities Fund. Now what this fund does for Key Club Members is gives them access to grant money that they can then use to do service projects. These service projects range from putting Wi-Fi in a school in Vietnam, to repainting local playground equipment. The possibilities are endless. To get this money your Key Club must submit an application to Kiwanis International no later than October 15. Key Club International states that “Clubs may request funding assistance from $100 to $2,000. The committee typically funds those clubs who are asking for a portion of the total cost of the project, and clubs who are working with other organizations to fund and complete the project. Notification of the Key Club International Board’s decision will be mailed no later than January 15.” Key Club Members themselves may also apply for the grant. Many great services can be accomplished with this money if your club receives it. I encourage everyone to apply for the grant especially if they have a project that requires a lot of financial support. It’s worth a shot Key Clubbers! For more information please visit www.keyclub.org and search Y.O.F.
Key Leader By Demi Awolaja, District Treasurer This is your invite to one of the most amazing weekends of your life. Kiwanis Key Leader is a place where you can broaden your horizons, make new friends, become a leader, and get involved. At Key Leader, you’ll be learning new things, but not at a desk. You might be dancing, singing, or participating in group strengthening exercises. When you leave Key Leader after your three days, you’ll be surprised at how much you’ve learned and how many new friends you’ve made. One of the best things about Key Leader: you don’t have to be in Key Club to go! So bring all your friends to enjoy all the fun and learn skills you’ll use for the rest of your life.
“Key Leader creates a comfortable setting that helps everyone discover talents within themselves.” -Erich Sneller, Nebraska-Iowa District Governor, Key Club of Sioux Center High School For more information, visit www.key-leader.org
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District and International Dues By Demi Awolaja, District Treasurer Every year Key Club encounters a problem: unpaid dues. Most of the time clubs don’t pay their dues because they don’t know what the dues are. Well, here’s to no more dues unawareness. The Key Club dues are split into three: international dues, district dues, and club dues. The international dues amount is $6.50 USD. For the district and club dues amount, they all differ, but cannot surpass $6.50 USD. Our district dues amount is $5.00 and your club dues amount depends on your club. So expect to pay, at least $11.50 in membership dues. Some may think dues are expensive, but in the end the benefits outweigh the cost. Dues help fund the operation of Key Club International, each district, and its clubs. Each new member receives a membership card and handbook, a subscription to the KEYNOTER magazine, the opportunity to attend and participate in various leadership conferences and conventions, eligibility to apply for numerous college scholarships, and other special benefits. Each club receives officer and advisor training, educational materials and resources, liability insurance coverage, and ongoing support from the district and the Kiwanis International service centers around the globe. International dues are split up like this: Keynoter Magazine
Literature and general mailings
Membership Forms, cards, stationary, copying
International Training Conferences
Convention Planning, Promotions Site Selections
KC Weekend, Major Emphasis Program
Club and District Awards, Scholarships Programs, YOF
And your district dues cover the expenses of the Rocky Mountain District, such as District Convention and the website.
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District and International Dues By Demi Awolaja, District Treasurer Dues are due each year at the beginning of the year to your club treasurer who then turns them in to International. You must remember these dates: October 1st – clubs may start paying dues November 1st – end of Early Bird deadline December 1st – Dues deadline December 2nd – dues become delinquent and delinquent dues letter goes out to all unpaid clubs February 1st – club is “suspended” if dues are still not paid September 1st – (following school year) club charter becomes inactive It is highly suggested that each club have their own dues due date before October 1st so they can be eligible for the Early Bird Award – a district award that goes to the first school to turn in their dues. But please remember, the Early Bird Award is not as important as just getting your dues in before December 1st so your club doesn’t become delinquent, suspended, or, worst of all, inactive. If you turn your dues in before November 1st, you will still receive an Early Bird patch for your club~Page banner. 25~ It is also suggested that dues be turned in at least two weeks before December 1st, because it takes anywhere from two to four weeks for them to be processed by International. Hopefully, now you know your dues. However if you still have questions, please feel free to contact me at RMDKCTreasurer@gmail.com. Oluwademilade Awolaja RMD Key Club Treasurer 2010 - 2011
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2010-2011 Rocky Mountain District Board of Trustees Governor Jared James Greeley West High School RMDGovernor1011@gmail.com
Secretary Juliet Tolley Littleton High School email@example.com
Treasurer Oluwademilade Awolaja Thornton High School firstname.lastname@example.org
Bulletin Editor Alyssa Smalley Greeley West High School email@example.com
Convention Chair Emma Spalding Thornton High School firstname.lastname@example.org
Technology Chair Dylon Koehn Greeley West High School email@example.com
Projects Chair Samantha Cordero Monte Vista High School firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Building Chair Andrew Nguyen Thornton High School email@example.com
Division 1 Sam Myers Riverton High School firstname.lastname@example.org
Division 2 Karissa Korf University High School email@example.com
Division 3 Ariana Loveberry Littleton High School firstname.lastname@example.org
Division 4 Briar Wren Manitou Springs High School email@example.com
Division 5/18 Jesse Varner Monte Vista High School firstname.lastname@example.org
Division 6 Janelle Martinez Greeley Central High School email@example.com
Division 7 Jonathon Shirk Delta High School firstname.lastname@example.org
Division 8 Amanda Jablonsky Grand Valley High School email@example.com
Division 9 Arianne Parrilla Bear Creek High School firstname.lastname@example.org
Division 10 Quentin Lance Riverton High School email@example.com
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2010-2011 Rocky Mountain District Board of Trustees Division 11 Katherine Hemzacek Thornton High School firstname.lastname@example.org
Division 12A Connor Leiva Pueblo something or other email@example.com
Division 12B Cord Van Riper Pueblo Technical Academy firstname.lastname@example.org
Division 13 Becky Brown Peak to Peak Charter School email@example.com
Division 14 Zander Oklar Chatfield High School firstname.lastname@example.org
Division 15 Lauren Jones Rock Canyon High School email@example.com
Division 16 Austin Good Loveland High School firstname.lastname@example.org
Division 17 Jessica McGurn Riverton High School email@example.com
Key Club International Officers Listed below are the International President, International Vice-President, and the International Trustee that is representing the Rocky Mountain District Key Club for the 2010-2011 Key Club Year! President XinLei Wang Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President Ikwo Morris Caribbean-Atlantic District email@example.com
Trustee Robert Peck Rocky Mountain District firstname.lastname@example.org
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Big Horn HS, WY Kelly Walsh HS, WY Natrona County, WY Sheridan, WY
Eaton HS, CO Frontier Academy, CO Greeley Central HS, CO Greeley West HS, CO Northridge HS, CO Union Colony HS, CO University HS, CO Valley HS, CO Windsor HS, CO
Denver East HS, CO Denver South HS, CO George Washington HS, CO Heritage HS, CO John F. Kennedy HS, CO Littleton HS, CO Pinnacle Charter HS, CO
Fountain Fort Carson HS, CO Lewis-Palmer HS, CO Manitou Springs HS, CO Palmer Ridge HS, CO Rampant HS, CO Woodland Park HS, CO
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Alamosa HS, CO Center HS, CO Durango HS, CO Monte Vista HS, CO Pagosa Springs HS, CO Salida HS, CO
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Hot Springs County, WY Riverton HS, WY Worland, WY
Alliance HS, NE Gering HS, NE Scottsbluff HS, NE
Broomfield HS, CO Monarch HS, CO Niwot HS, CO Peak to Peak Charter, CO Thornton HS, CO
Central HS, CO Delta HS, CO Fruita Monument HS, CO Montrose HS, CO
Basalt HS, CO Glenwood Springs HS, CO Grand Valley HS, CO Moffit HS, CO
Arvada HS, CO Bear Creek HS, CO Columbine HS, CO Jefferson HS, CO Lakewood Sr. HS, CO Standley Lake HS, CO Wheat Ridge HS, CO
Ca単on City HS, CO Pueblo Centennial HS, CO Pueblo Central HS, CO Pueblo South HS, CO Pueblo West HS, CO
La Junta HS, CO Pueblo County HS, CO Pueblo East HS, CO Pueblo Technical Academy, CO
Cheyenne Central HS, WY Cheyenne East HS, WY Gillette HS, WY Laramie HS, WY Rawlins HS, WY Saratoga HS, WY
Chatfield HS, CO Clear Creek HS, CO Conifer HS, CO Dakota Ridge HS, CO Evergreen HS, CO Golden HS, CO Green Mountain HS, CO Platte Canyon HS, CO
Cherry Creek HS, CO Douglas County HS, CO Eagle Crest HS, CO Grand View HS, CO Regis HS, CO Rock Canyon HS, CO Smokey Hill HS, CO
Fossil Ridge HS, CO Loveland HS, CO Rocky Mountain HS, CO
Dubois HS, WY Green River HS, WY Jackson Hole HS, WY Rock Springs HS, WY
Please feel free to contact your Lieutenant Governor or any other board member with questions!
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