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

Sarah’s Scoop! Sandy Can’t Stop Us! I hope everyone had a great October filled with fall festivities and little damage from Hurricane Sandy! This storm has pushed back a few deadlinesEarly Bird Dues: Originally due November 1st, Key Club International has pushed this date back until December 1st. In order to be distinguished, you need dues in by this date. November Monthly Reports- Typically due on the 5th of every month, the Pennsylvania District Board has extended the Monthly Report deadline for October until November 25th. Note: The November Monthly Report is still due on December 5th.

November also celebrates Key Club Week! As I talked about in last month’s newsletter, November 5-9 is designated to increase members of your club, thank your Kiwanis family members, and get to know your own club members a little bit better— as well as bringing your school community’s attention to all of the amazing hard work your clubs do. Plan a social and service event to share with your school, and wear your KC gear! But wait; there’s more— November also is Kiwanis Family month. Be sure to get in touch with your Builders, Circle K, Aktion, and Kiwanis clubs nearby. Even if it’s the first time meeting them, each step to connect the K’s is a big one.

Volume 1 Issue 8 November 2012

In this issue! November Update. 1 Prematurity Month.. 2 ABCs of KCI .............. 3 Dues .......................... 4 ????.........................4 Status of 18s! ............ 5 Club Showcase…….5 Contact Info! ........... 5

See yourself always as cause, and perhaps a better world will be found among your effects.

-Robert Brault

Mark Your Calendar! The District Convention/Leadership Conference is March 8-10, 2012!

Prematurity Awareness Month On November 17th, Tweet #WorldPrematurityDay and #BornTooSoon to join this global movement.

In the United States, 1 in 8 babies is born premature. Think about all of the kids in your Key Clubs who were born prematurely- see how far they have come. One of our Major Emphasis organizations is the March of Dimes, which supports premature babies internationally. November is World Prematurity Awareness month— the goal is to reduce the rate of premature birth and raise public awareness about the seriousness of the problem. Not all early babies are as lucky are our friends; join for these little heroes. The March of Dimes provides lots of informational resources for volunteers and students on their website. You can show this video , follow their twitter, like them on Facebook, or even sign up to be on their Team Youth. This month, though, it’s most important to keep spreading the word. Wear purple, hang up “1 in 8” signs in the hall, spray paint people’s hair purple for $1. Premature birth is a big dealeven babies born just a few weeks too soon can face serious health challenges and are at risk for lifelong disabilities (such as cerebral palsy, lung problems, vision and hearing loss.) Get the talk up, and start turning the wheels in participating in the April Walk for Babies at Dorney Park. There’s a whole guide to follow, available here.


Housekeeping Items *Please, please, please submit your 2012-2013 officer election 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 Page. Click Here to "Like." It is for all members- not just officers! It’s an easy way to stay up-to-date. *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!

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The ABCs of KCI Every year, Key Clubbers are thrown what seems like a whole new language. Each newsletter I’ll share some new stuff; some random and some pertaining especially to upcoming events. District Convention/Leadership Conference: Also (almost exclusively) known as DC/LC, this Friday-Sunday event takes place in March every year. This year from March 8-10, hundreds of Key Clubbers from all over the state will come together in the beautiful Hershey Lodge. We have a Keynote speaker, Leadership Breakouts, Workshops, a Meet and Greet, a dance, awards and more. It’s an incredible experience every Key Clubber should be a part of.

Workshops: At DC/LC, there is a variety of different workshops ranging from Zumba to Icebreakers to Battle of the Sexes. If your club wants to run a workshop, it can! Just talk to me and we can develop your idea for the committee. Another great way to be involved and lead at DC/LC as a club officer/member is at the Service Fair: On Saturday afternoon in one of the ballrooms, there are tables for organizations, candidates running for district and international office, and clubs to showcase their favorite service project! It’s an easy way to meet a lot of people, be creative, and show off all of your hard work!

Division 18s Emmaus Parkland Brandywine Heights Allentown Central Catholic Louis E. Dieruff William Allen Whitehall Southern Lehigh

And one phrase to connect all of the K-Family events in Novembers with the quickly approaching DC/LC is our

KC Cash: Because the board knows how great DC/LC is, they also give students the chance to apply for Key Club Motto: “Caring, our scholarships to attend way of life.” convention. Applications are available on, and will be posted closer to December for the 2013 convention.



What to do about Dues A quick breakdown on dues: International + District Total +Your Club Dues New Total

$ 6.50 $ 5.50 $12.00 $ X.XX $12.00 +X.XX

What if my clubs doesn’t pay dues? Then your club will be considered “inactive” and will be unable to attend the District Convention/Leadership Conference until dues are in. The Details: Clubs have until October 1st of the following year to pay dues. If dues are not paid by this time, clubs will be considered “suspended” and will no longer be recognized as a Key Club by the District or International levels. Clubs will go through the reactivation process with Key Club International. *Two clubs in our division are suspended but on the road back to active status! Keep up the work so we can see you at DC/LC in March! If you have more specific questions, email me!

This year we have a new Membership Update Center. It seems to be easier than the old update center, but it’s a big change. Here are some basic step-by-step instructions: Go to to access the Membership Update Center. 2. Click "Register/Reset Password." All clubs should click on this link, regardless of whether or not they have paid dues in previous years or not. 3. You'll be prompted to enter an email address. If the faculty advisor who paid dues last year is still your faculty advisor, then enter his email address. He should receive a confirmation email informing him that his email address has been recognized and providing him with a unique hyperlink which will allow him to set his own, new password to access the Membership Update Center whenever he'd like. *If you have a new faculty advisor, email me and I can give you the next set of instructions. 4. Everything after this should be set to go. You can start entering members and information. If you have problems, questions, etc, I have more specific details I can give youjust ask me!

Quick Questions Please respond to these questions via email or Facebook message to the Division Page. 1. How educated do you feel your club is about the Eliminate Project? 2. Is anyone in your club interested in attending the District Convention/ Leadership Conference in march? 3. Would your club rather go snowtubing or ice skating for our Winter Activity? 4. What can I do to better serve your club?

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I would love to visit a club meeting or event this fall! Please call or email me and we can arrange a visit! I can speak about any Key Club topic, simply sit in and meet members, or participate with your club in a service activity. I’m here!


Take advantage of the awesome Ronald McDonald Houses in Philadelphia and Scranton! Take a Saturday and cook a Meal!


Monthly reports are important. Please do your best to get them to me!



- will be the quickest way to access word of upcoming events on the divisional, district, and international level. (If you aren’t a facebook user, Phone/Text/Email is just as easy for me! Use whichever method you like.)

Division 18s Highlights

[Emmaus High School]

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

The EHS Key Club gave out candy and shared their KFamily spirit during the Emmaus Homecoming parade! They also helped with Cops ’N’ Kids at the Iron Pigs trick-or-treat and at the DaVinci center. Nicely done! 

Want to see yourself here?

Division 18s LTG Sarah Dougherty 406 Natalie Drive Allentown, PA 18104 610-533-7170

Share your club news with me! Contact Information: 610-533-7170, a Kiwanis-family member


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