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The Salmon Oracle The Official Newsletter of Div. 11/18C

Issue 8, December, 2013

November Newsletter Greetings ! Hard to believe that we are only 2 weeks away from Christmas. As the weather gets cooler, don’t let the winter blues set in finish the year strong.

Shirley Chou

My Contact Information Shirley Chou Email: Cell Phone: 604-217-8199

Have a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Years

Inside This Issue Cover (New Picture)




Table of Contents


Divisional Council Meeting


SIGN Fracture Care


Kiwanis Children Cancer Program


Presidents’ Report


Divisional Shirt Design


Lieutenant Governor Election Rally


What’s Happening in the Division


Salmons of the month






Rustic Pathway


Social Media


Key Leader


Dates To Remember


Contact Information


Divisional Council Meeting |Jan.22,2014| 4pm|Bateman| Agenda for DCM For the January DCM, we will be electing the incoming lieutenant governor for Div.11/18C for the 2014/15 year. Everyone is welcomed to attend, as it will be a good opportunity to personally hear the goals and credentials of the candidates. It is also a wonderful opportunity to see how a Key Club election works.

What’s a DCM All Key Clubbers are invited to my DCM. It’s where you will hear the latest divisional news. There would be many fun games and opportunity to meet other Key Clubbers in the division.

DCM Recap Thank You All for coming to the DCM. We planted over 1000 bulbs!

SIGN Fracture Care For $100 you can help prevent a family from living in poverty for 3 generations which is a cost of a surgery. 120,231 Patients Healed

SIGN fracture care provide free surgery to patients by healing traumas. They help fund 40 hospitals all over the world. Changing the world one victim at a time.

56 Developing Countries

283 Hospitals uses SIGN IM

I have a goal of each club raising $100 to help build a paediatric ward in the Gilani Hospital.








To provide support for fellowship training and research program at BC children’s hospital. To benefit the well being of children. An emphasis is placed on benefitting the well being of the children, with research related to childhood cancer. KCCP funds Oncology Fellowship Program at B.C Children’s Hospital which pays for doctors would wide. The doctors comes for 2-3 years to be specialized in paediatric haematologists and oncologists. Which means more children would be able to survive cancer and benefit from the research.

SEATTLE — Seattle Children’s Hospital made a landmark announcement Wednesday — the first leukemia patient in the state to try a new cancer therapy is disease free.

216,509 children visited BC Children's Hospital during 2012

Bateman Key Club While the leaves of autumn have finally begun to settle, and the vibrant colors of fall are all but gone, we at Bateman Key Club are still hard at work! The Club recently finished two massive projects: Halloween for Hunger and Operation Christmas Child. The two projects were both a huge success; our members collected a large number of non-perishable food items for the Abbotsford food bank and the combined efforts of all the students at Robert Bateman helped raise a grand total of a 131 boxes for OCC. During the month of November, Bateman Key Clubbers also participated in the DCM at Mill Lake and raised $200 through bottle drives to help with Philippine Relief. The Canadian Government will match our donation. In the last week of November, we hosted a party for all of our members. Together, we watched a slide show of our many accomplishments thus far and ate some food. I hope our Key Clubbers are excited to know that we’ll be receiving our official shirts soon! Bateman Key Club will continue to persevere throughout the course of the year and we would like to wish our fellow members from other schools a “season’s greeting” from all of us at Robert Bateman Secondary School. -Anthony Miyagi

Yale Key Club Yale Secondary’s Kiwanis Club members were very active in the month of November. To start off the month, multiple members visited the legacy building to volunteer for the Harvest Dance. The Harvest Dance is a dance organized for adults with mental disabilities. All members were busy flipping burgers, handing out drinks, and dancing. We were happy to see a lot of smiling faces that night, and we were fortunate enough to make new friends. Yale’s Key Club continues to recycle every second Tuesday, and the money raised from November 19th’s recycling was donated towards a group fundraising for the Cyrus Center. The group is planning on preparing approximately 20 care packages and providing lunch for the homeless youth in December. Additionally, a couple of our members volunteered at Matthew’s House to direct parking! Finally, during one of our weekly lunchtime meetings, all members gathered to pack small gifts for Operation Christmas Child. We have donated 23 boxes. Yale’s members have gathered change for the UNICEF Boxes, and are also continuing to sell chocolate bars for Key Leader in April. And last but not least, congratulations to James Chooi for member of the month! James is very dedicated and passionate about volunteering. -Rachel Lee

James Chooi

Abby Key Club Hey guys! The Abbotsford Senior Key Club had a productive month of November. This month, we wrapped up Operation Christmas Child at our school. In addition to OCC, our club has been involved in the Angel Tree and have started raising awareness for women’s rights. We are doing this by making and selling bracelets throughout our school and community. Production is yet to start but is projected to be great! With the funds we have accumulated, we are planning to donate our excess funds to a local charity. Additionally, we have chosen our member-made T-shirt design. We have some great ideas for December so stay tuned -Pranav Arya

S.O.H.L Key Club Sohl Key Club has continued to have great success in fundraising for Eliminate! We ran a Teachers Beep Test and got a great audience. The teachers were competitive and brought in even more students. We have one more project planned for December and hopefully we will reach our clubs goal of $300. We are going to have our school's student body guess how many gumballs are in a jar with entry being 25 cents each. We cannot wait to see the results! We also helped our local Kiwanis Club with their Children Christmas Party. We helped buy and wrap presents, and participated at party itself. We had great fun this month! -Mackenzie Ives

Garibaldi Key Club For the last few weeks, Garibaldi Key Club members have been working hard in conjunction with the Golden Ears Kiwanis Club in order to organize a Christmas party for the less fortunate families during the Christmas season. This is expected to be a huge event for our Key Club and something to definitely look forward to this coming 14th. Also, as a club we are currently doing a Christmas collection, collecting clothes, blankets, food, toys and donations for the holiday and winter seasons! At the same time our club has been serving hot chocolate to our school, and been promoting raising money for a well; a task we have taken on for the new year! Overall, the Christmas season has been good to our club, in promoting what Key Club stands for. Definitely look forward to the 2014 year ahead. -Nick Nichols

Divisional Shirt Design

The Divisional shirt has been chosen. This is a rough draft of the design. A big THANK YOU to Christina Chou for designing the shirt

WANTED [The Next Lieutenant Governor of Div.11/18C]

Passionate about Key Club Willing to work hard Displays a love for service Involved in the division

Reward: Everlasting Friendships


Lieutenant Governor Election

|JAN. 22TH 2013| 4:00 PM | Batemans Secondary| ELECTION RULES 1. No campaigning. 2. Each school has 2 voting delegates 3. LTG candidates must be paid members 4. All candidates must dress in business attire 5. One candidate per school

What’s Happenin

As a division we collected over 150 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

Photo Credit: Sara Stanley Yale Secondary Key Club Yujin Song

ng in the division

Salmon Of the Month Diana Boutmerchouck Gr.12 Robert Bateman Secondary Diana is an exemplary member. She has spent countless amount of hours on Operation Christmas Child: always eager to help, texting organizers offering her assistance. She has a spotless attendance and attended the October DCM. She was a major asset to Operation Christmas Child not only was always helping collecting the boxes but also helped decorate a promotional Christmas tree.

James Chooi Gr.10 Yale Secondary

James is a dedicated member. He is always in attendance at the meetings and willing to put his name down for any volunteer opportunities. He also attended the Officer’s Installation to support his executives.

DCON 2014 Why: Meet Key Clubbers from all over the district. Elect the new district board Receive training for club officers Attend informative workshops

Cost: $232 What: District Convention where all the Key Clubbers form the PNW district is invited to attend.

Where : Seattle Convention Center, Sheraton Hotel

Joseph Vincent will be performing at DCON!!!

Who: PNW Key Clubbers

160 babies die each day from neonatal tetanus

38 countries remain at high risk for MNT

One baby dies every 9 minutes from MNT

In the month of September two countries have eradicated Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus. Gabon and Sierra Leon

$1.80 protects 1 woman and her future babies

Only 26 remaining countries with MNT

Rustic Pathway provides superior quality travel programs for students. Not only will you be having a trip of a lifetime but also performing community service. Traveling through Rustic Pathway, you will be traveling with Key Clubbers from all over the world who shares the same passion for community service as you.

Learn more at:

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PNW Eliminate Project





Key Leader 2014 in the Pacific Northwest District April 11-13 2014 Kawkawa Camp and Retreat Center - Hope, BC, Canada Who can attend ? All Key Clubbers How much is it ? $175—includes all meals, lodging, and program materials for the weekend

Photo Credit: Dave McMillan

What is Key Leader? Key Leader is a weekend leadership program for today’s young leaders. This life-changing event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership development experience. There will be large and small group workshops and team building activities. Students will be able to learn leadership skills that will help them change their schools, communities, and world for the better. You will meet new friends and have an experience you will never forget.

Key Dates

Jan.5– President& Secretary Reports Due Jan.22– Lieutenant Governor Election Rally

Contact Information District Executive Board Kiwanis District Administrator:

District Governor: Trang Tran Email:

District Secretary:

John Jay

Area Administrator Criena Sekhon Email:

Hakikat Bains

Kiwanis Div.18 Lieutenant Governor


Ann Penner

District Treasurer: Eric Grewal Email:

International Trustee: Roshni Chandwani Email:

District Editor: Sara Thomas Email:

My Contact Information Shirley Chou Email: Cell Phone: 604-217-8199

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