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Official Newsletter of Key Club Division 18 South in the Pennsylvania District

Sarah’s Scoop! A Look into ICON! On July 1st, 29 Key Clubbers from our majestic district of Pennsylvania embarked on the District Tour and International Convention. Here’s a look into everything we did!

We started off with the launch simulator- it was awesome. After that we learned a lot about the Apollo missions to the moon, and were able to see the construction of the new District Tour “Atlantis” project. It was Sunday- We arrived in Orlando getting hot and we were late afternoon and took getting restless, so we had advantage of the perfect lunch and headed back to weather. We had a nice district another evening of dinner and an evening by the Universal! Tuesday was pool. awesome, because we had dinner at Hard Rock Café Monday- We took on the 97 altogether, and then saw a degree heat and explored the Blue Man Group show. If parks at Universal! We screamed you ever get a chance to our heads off while riding the see them, take it- we had so Hulk, were completely amazed much fun! and in love with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and back in our childhoods in Seussland. We also celebrated 3 birthdays which took place over the trip! Tuesday- We drove for about an hour and arrived at the Kennedy Space Center around 10:30am.

Volume 1 Issue 4 July 2012

In this issue!

ICON .......................... 1 ICON .......................... 2 ICON .......................... 3 Eliminate .................... 4 Club Highlights! .......... 4 Contact Info! ............. 4

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. -Aesop There will be an Officer Council Meeting in Late August! Keep checking your email!

International Convention Wednesday- We packed up after breakfast and headed over to the lovely convention hotel! After registration, we hung out, met people from all over the world, went to downtown Disney, and then attended the ICON Meet and Greet! The Pennsylvania pins were a hit, and people gladly traded with us. It’s a unique way to connect to people from near and far. Thursday-The opening session kicked off the ‘official’ festivities, and the afternoon consisted of long, crucial hours of caucusing. Opening session’s Keynote Speaker, Eden Sher, plays Sue Heck on TV show “The Middle.” She spoke to us about chasing our dreams and staying selfmotivated. There were many great candidates in caucusing, including Pennsylvania’s own Morgan Allison and Kayla Lash. The evening held the Dance to Eliminate, during which we raised $538 in 2 minutes! One minute an hour, trustees ran around collecting spare change. Pretty fun! The nomination conference also took place Thursday evening, setting the stage for Friday. Friday -The workshops began, and I attended the March of


Dimes session. There are so many ways Key Clubbers can help out this fantastic cause- I have information if you are interested! We also attended the “Meet the Candidates” session, which included presidential debates and questioning. This really helped us get to know the final round of candidates before voting on Saturday. Friday night was also the Eliminate Dinner and Program, where we learned about our impact and how to help. This campaign is incredible and truly will change the world. The awards ceremony also took place- Pennsylvania had many recipients and we are so proud!! Shout to the western PA club, Hollidaysburg, who raised the most money in all of Key Club for March of Dimes! Friday’s entertainment consisted of Justin Willman, host of TV Show “Cupcake Wars” doing a magic/comedic act. It was such a fun way to end a long day- he was hilarious. Saturday- PA woke up bright and early (seriously, super early… 6am) to go to breakfast with the Southwest district at Planet Hollywood.



caring Housekeeping Items *Please, please, please submit character your 2012-2013 officer election building reports if you haven’t already! The form can be found at, and search “Officer Election Reports”. Email it to me asap! *There is a Division 18 South Facebook Group. It has private settings, so just friend and/or email me and I’ll add your officers! *Please contact me if your club wants to spotlight a certain project or member! The division would love to see all of your successes. *I want to visit each club once if not twice this year, so let me know when is best for you!

**MONTHLY REPORTS. They are quite important, and are due on the 5th of every month. Please, please, please make this a club priority!

KEY CLUB Division 18s newsletter

Saturday cont’d- After our post-breakfast nap, we attended Lieutenant Governor workshops, had a quick lunch and jumped right into the House of Delegates. It was intense, and many major decisions were made, including the new International Leaders. PA was heartbroken when our lovely Kayla Lash did not receive the presidency (she is still a trustee- serving Cali-NevHa, Texas-Oklahoma, and New England! Yay!) and continued to question and be involved for all 6 (yes, 6) hours in the House. The closing session was emotional for everyonenow-Immediate Past President Annie Lewandowski gave her farewell address and the 2011-12 board was retired, and 2012-13 board installed. We all finished the week with a fun 80s/Neon-themed dance! Sunday – We left the hotel at 5:45am, and sadly began our return to reality. It was an incredible week; we are so thankful to Bob Bagans and Patricia Black for spending their last ICON with us.

Division 18s Emmaus Parkland Brandywine Heights Allentown Central Catholic Interested in going next year?! Louis E. Dieruff Join us in Washington, DC!! William Allen July 3-7, 2013 is the convention, Whitehall and the District tour will be Kutztown Area announced as the year goes on. This trip will be reasonably Northwestern Lehigh priced, as it is only a 3-hour Southern Lehigh Want to know more? Contact me! I was on the Social Media team for international and kept a blog about our festivities on .

drive, and every monument and museum is free of charge. Don’t miss the chance to celebrate Independence Day in our nation’s capital!

The Pennsylvania Crew



Eliminate Project

The Eliminate Project to eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus is a big deal. 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. 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. (info courtesy of here ) What can we do? Raise awareness. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and use the hastag #Elimin8. Trick or Treat for Unicef this year is raising money for the Eliminate project as well. Hold a mini-walk, a coffeehouse, or benefit dance.

Division 18s Highlights

Iron Pigs Game! Here are a few of the people who attended the Iron Pigs on June 8th! Thanks to everyone who came out! Stay Tuned for a fall rally!

We love hearing about our division! Send me a picture and tell me about an awesome volunteering experience you had, or a nice club meeting! You could be featured right here on the monthly Newsletter… Shoot me an email- tell me all about your club activities! a Kiwanis-family member


PA Zone 6 Administrator Timothy Hoffman 2015 Butternut Drive Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 Home: (215) 675-7144 PA Key Club District Governor

Tessa Rhinehart

211 W. Corydon St. Bradford, PA 16701 Home: (814)-368-7677

PA Communications Coordinator Stephen Wheadon PA Secretary/Treasurer Vamshi Voruganti Division 18s LTG Sarah Dougherty 406 Natalie Drive Allentown, PA 18104 Cell: 610-533-7170 Home: 610-398-9678

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