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THE BUCKEYE KEY The Official Publication of the Ohio District of Key Club International

In This Edition

Governor’s Message………….…2 Secretary-Treasurer’s Message………………………….…3 LTG Contact Information……4 Trustee’s Message…………….…5 September Board Meeting Recap……………………………….6 Fall Rally Recap……..……….….7 Tri-K Board Meeting Recap……………………………….9 Club Spotlight: Indian Lake..10 March of Dimes……………..…11 Nickelodeon’s Big Help……..12 Club Spotlight: Bowling Green……………………………..13 Kiwanis Family Conference Recap……………………………..14 Moment of Inspiration….…..15

Bulletin Editor’s Message By Simmi Diwanji, District Bulletin Editor Hello Ohio District Key Club! I hope you are all enjoying fall as am I! Also, I hope you all had a fantastic time at Fall Rally! The Board spend a lot of time organizing it and hope you had a ton of fun and learned a lot more about key club! In this edition, I will be giving you some updates and

season! Thanks so much for reading! Yours in Service and Friendship, Simmi Diwanji

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Governor Prestin Minter’s Message Hello Ohio Key Clubbers! I hope you are all doing well and adjusting to this new school year swimmingly – college applications have started to pick up speed, so that has been quite the struggle. I want to thank you all for coming out to Fall Rally only October 30th! It was such an honor to meet so many of you and celebrate the wonderful summer and early year of service in the Ohio District. If you couldn’t come to Fall Rally – no worries! Our District Leadership Conference is March 10-12th at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio, and that is guaranteed to be an amazing event as well. This second quarter has been incredible. I had the honor of traveling to North Carolina to Kiwanis Family conference with some Ohio District Board members and it was amazing to connect with Key Clubbers, Circle K members, Builders Clubbers and Kiwanians alike in a weekend full of fun. If you haven’t yet, reach out to some of your local Builders or Circle K clubs and host an interclub – there is so much more to be accomplished when we work together in service. I wish you all the best during this next chapter in the year. Thank you all so much for your dedication to making your communities and this world a better place. Yours in Friendship and Service, Prestin Minter Ohio District Key Club Governor 2


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Secretary-Treasurer Connor Moreton’s Message Hello Key Clubbers!

Your District Board has been working day and night to bring you important resources throughout the year. Personally, I am in the process of completing one of the most useful resources for you: the 2016-2017 Ohio District Directory. This 25 page or so document will list all of the Ohio Key Club officers and their contact information! Throughout this year, I have also created Minutes for every Quarterly Board Meeting and any other Executive Meetings. These past seven months as the Ohio District Secretary-Treasurer have also been the most inspirational and motivational months of my entire life. I have gotten to see Key Clubbers from around the state accomplish amazing things and I take great pride in that. Keep up the good work everyone!

Yours in Service, Connor Moreton

 

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Lieutenant Governors’ Contact Information

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Find out what division your club is in here: http://ohkc.org/districtinformation/divisions/

Division 1 Stephanie Bell stephanierosemari e7@gmail.com

Division 2 Alexa Smith asmith@wstigers.n et

Division 3 Ashley Ho ashleyho@ameritec h.net

Division 4E Allison Knowlton knoltonag6762@g mail.com

Division 4W Alex Tromp trompa@alterhs.or g

Division 5 Mariana Gonzalez mariana43099@g mail.com

Division 6 Lauren Wright laurenwright2017 @gmail.com

Division 7&8 Amanda Lewis lewis.amanda@mari emontschools.org

Division 9 Eli Cole colee18@westsenat ors.org

Division 10E Kendra Asiedu asiedu.kendra@gm ail.com

Division 10S Tabitha Clifton tabitha.clifton99@ gmail.com

Division 10W Esam Hammoudi eshammoudi@gma il.com

Division 11 Division 12E Fiona Keller Kennedy 17fkeller@stu.mvcs Leutenegger d.us

Division 12W Austin Underwood austinunderwood@b ishop.hoffman.net

Division 13 Emily Shelton shelton.emily6309 9@gmail.com

Division 14 Robert Newsome 18newsomer@g.of cs.net

Division 15 Division 16E Raja Freeman Combined with rfreeman622@gma 16W il.com

Division 16W Kenidee Zentiska kenidee.zentiska@ outlook.com

Division 17 Kirsten Liviskie kirsten_liviskie@a ol.com

Division 18E Vacant...

Division 18W Division 19 Mark Szemetylo Vacant... szemetylom@gmail .com

Division 20 Vacant...

Division 21 Taylor Sienerth tsienerth@gmail.c om

Division 22 Vacant...

Division 23 Nonexistent..

Division 25 Ashley Slaubaugh ashley.slaubaugh@ gmail.com

Division 24 Maddie Myers maddiemyers2018 @gmail.com

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International Trustee Jessica Bae’s Message Greetings, Ohio District Key Clubbers!

Almost a week has passed by since Fall Rally, and I’m already looking forward to my next trustee visit to Ohio! Thanks to you, my first time in Ohio couldn’t have been a better experience. The amount of energy, passion, and service was truly inspiring, and I cannot wait to see what we will accomplish during the 2016-2017 service year. As many of you are leaders within your club, high school, and community, you have the capacity to positively influence people’s lives all around the world. Key Club International’s new serviceimmersion program, Breakthrough, provides you with an opportunity to do just that: to serve others, learn from community leaders and develop your character. This program will take place on January 2-8, in Miami, Florida. You will get a chance to meet other Key Clubbers around the world, discuss the nature of the city with the mayor and the city council, and carry out service projects with the local Kiwanians. If you would like more information on this program, please feel free to contact me. And as always, I would love to hear from you if you have any questions, comments, or would just like to talk. I can’t wait to see you all in March!

In love and service,

Jessica Bae International Trustee, Key Club International

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September Board Meeting Recap Your Ohio District Key Club board worked extremely hard at this board meeting to plan Fall Rally and District Leadership Conference! Fall Rally co-chairs Maddie Myers and Mariana Gonzalez led the board in planning and discussing forums and events to have for Fall Rally! We also took this to time to film a Fall Rally promo video, which we hope you

enjoyed! After that, we turned the discussion to planning the basics of District Leadership Conference (led by co-chairs Ashley Ho and Austin Underwood), such as the theme (“Superheroes of Service), location (Dublin Embassy Suites), and registration! We hope you enjoyed Fall Rally and are looking forward to DLC! 6


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Fall Rally 2016 Recap! “Surfin’ into Service” 


Fall Rally was full of fun, bringing key clubbers from all over the district together, and service! Co-chairs Mariana Gonzalez and Maddie Myers and the Fall Rally committee did a fantastic job organizing such a successful event for key clubbers from Cleveland to Cincinnati to Columbus! Key clubbers were able to participate in multiple different forums: a service project where members made books and bookmarks, a Project Happiness forum, a Key Club 101 forum, a service fair, and icebreakers!

The Ohio district executives feeling pumped up after a successful Fall Rally!

Pictured above is the amazing Fall Rally committee: (from left to right) Esam Hammoudi, Maddie Myers, Mariana Gonzalez, Fiona Keller, Lauren Wright, 7 Allison Knowlton, and Ashley Slaubaugh!


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Sec-Treas Connor Moreton with Trustee Jessica Bae!

Key clubbers answer how they can change their community!

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Governor Prestin laughing with Fall Rally co-chairs Mariana and Maddie!

My home club, New Albany, brought 40 key clubbers to Fall Rally!

  Key clubbers at the Project 8 Happiness forum!


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Tri-K Board Meeting Recap

The Tri-K meeting was a gathering of three branches of the Kiwanis family: Kiwanis, Circle K, and of course, Key Club! It took place the day prior to fall rally, and it was a very collaborative discussion led by Kiwanis governor Bill Flinta. We discussed dierent topics such how to merge the K-fam together more, how to increase eective communication, and how to do more service collectively. We brainstormed tons of ideas, and hope to see them mostly executed in the future! 9


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Club Spotlight: Indian Lake Since my term of LTG has started, I have been trying to find contact information for my clubs, arrange meetings, and meet the officers. Along with school, and work, I’m always stressed out when time rolls around and I need to need my clubs’ monthly report forms. However, I have one club I can always count on: Indian Lake Key Club. Every month, they send me a report that allows me to catch a glimpse of all the great things they are doing! From holding an introduction meeting for 125 members, I even had a chance to meet them at Fall Rally! Indian Lake High School’s Key Club is upstanding and a great role model for any other club! ~Article by Division 2 LTG Alexa Smith

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March of Dimes Key Club has been known for years to help give back to the community, and one of the huge programs that we partner with is March of Dimes. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by working to prevent birth defects, premature birth, and other birth complications. Franklin D. Roosevelt, our 32nd president, founded March of Dimes during his fight against polio.

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Help give back to your community! Every day, 72 babies die due to birth complications. YOU can help make a difference! ~ Article by Division 4W LTG Alex Tromp

Key Clubbers from around the world have been making a difference for babies since 1978, and you can help too! Key Clubbers help to support the March of Dimes by hosting service projects, raising funds, and educating their communities about the detrimental effects that premature birth can inflict on families. Help to honor over 15 million babies that are about to be born this fall by coloring your school purple to help end premature in the month of November (Prematurity Awareness Month) and help out with March for Babies in Spring. 11


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Nickelodeon’s Big Help The Big Help is a Nickelodeon sponsored organization that pushes kids to take interest in topic that are considered more adult topics. For example, in 2012 gave kids a voice in the presidential election. In 2013, Nickelodeon joined the Kiwanis Family as a 2013 Vision Partner of Kiwanis. There focus has been on addressing issues in service, education, the environment, and health. The Big Help goes to different schools to talk about bullying and how to protect themselves online. On their website people can find information on how to keep the planet green, and donate time and money to helping others. ~Article by Division 4E LTG Allison Knowlton

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Club Spotlight: Bowling Green Bowling Green is very active in helping and serving their community. With a club of 40 members, they have a well known presence in Bowling Green. Recently, they have been helping out the elementary schools in their district. With the many festivals, ice cream socials, and runs held, Key Clubbers have become familiar faces to the younger kids in the area. The club has helped out at pancake breakfasts, a hockey tournament for Habitat for Humanity, selling school-themed lanyards, face painting at school events, cleaning up outdoor space around their school, and the Black Swamp Arts Festival with arts and crafts. They have also raised funds and help kickstart Bobcat Basics, a pantry containing school supplies and toiletries for students in need at the school. The club is becoming more involved in district level events and had members attend Fall Rally. Bowling Green’s next big project will be their yearly Rake and Run where they travel around Bowling Green raking yards for community members. ~Article by Division 1 LTG Stephanie Bell

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Kiwanis Family Conference Recap For the past 25 years in Black Mountain, North Carolina hundreds of Kiwanis Family members gather for a weekend to connect and celebrate the powerful bond that Kiwanis offers. This year, a few Ohio District board members had the wonderful opportunity to take the 12-hour trip to YMCA at Blue Ridge for the Kiwanis Family Conference (KFC – just with less chicken). Here, the members were divided into “family groups” based on specific Country Singers – to fit the southern and country theme of the weekend. The groups participated in leadership activities, bonded through shared passion, and competed in various games throughout the weekend.

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chance to unplug and spend a weekend in the mountains, do it; you won’t regret it. If there is a local Kiwanis Family branch near you or your high school, please reach out to them! The magic of Kiwanis Family Conference comes from the passionate members gathered under the common love of service. There is no stopping this movement of passion throughout our communities and North Carolina is not the only place where this Kiwanis Family unity can exist. ~Article by Governor Prestin Minter

It was amazing to see so many different members of the Kiwanis Family coming together. There were members of Builder’s Club, Key Club, Circle K, and Kiwanis divided amongst the groups. The Key Club International President, Devin Sun was also there to serve on a panel alongside the Circle K international president and two Kiwanis international trustees. Devin spoke of how amazing it was to see Ohio represented at this special gathering of Service Leadership Programs. Black Mountain, North Carolina is a beautiful utopia to escape as well. The gorgeous mountains serve as the ultimate getaway and hiking through these luxurious wonders made the weekend even more magical. If you ever have a

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Moment of Inspiration “Happiness is the only thing worth fighting for” - Lilly Singh (Superwoman) At the end of the day, everything that we do, all the work we put in, and all the sacrifices that we make are intended to make us happy. Just think about it. Why do you stay up all night studying for an exam? Perhaps you want to get a respectable grade so that you can get into a prestigious college, which is your dream. Why do you work long hours and sacrifice time with loved ones? Perhaps you want to use the money you earn to take a vacation with your loved ones, so you can enjoy yourself. Why do you do Key Club? Perhaps it is because you love serving people around the world and seeing others happy makes you feel warm inside. Derive everything you do down to “why do I do this?” and you’ll see. Then think about everyone else, and how all people want this same happiness. Commit to fulfilling the happiness of someone else, and see how it’ll make you happier :)

District Leadership Conference “Superheroes of Service” March 10-12, 2017 Dublin Embassy Suites

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