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Narwhal News: Back to School Edition

August 2013

Volume 3 Issue 5

“Caring – Our Way of Life”

Sandra Valencia playing a game at the August Division Council Meeting!!

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Santa Susana High School Key Club 3570 Cochran Street Simi Valley, CA | (805) 520 6800 Division 42 East | Region 10 | Cali-Nev-Ha


Table of Contents

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Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Message from the President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Past Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Upcoming Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Volunteer Opportunity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Our KEY Family: August DCM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Division 42E Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CNH Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . International Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Officer Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Officer Biographies: Public Relations Chairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Links and Message from the Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Message from the President: Kaila Mattera Hi there, Key Clubbers! Welcome back to school! I hope you all have had a great first couple of weeks. As you get back into your school groove, I hope you will also start thinking about Key Club! We have a really great year in store for us. We have lots of volunteer opportunities starting this month so I hope you will all take advantage of these chances to get out and help our community and earn community service hours. REMEMBER, if you have ANY ideas or suggestions for what kinds of events or service projects or fundraisers you would like to help with this year, let any of the officers know so we can try to find and/or plan them! I hope to see you all at our first meeting of the school year on Friday Sept. 6th in the CCC at lunch! Surfing in Service, Kaila Mattera Santa Susana High School Key Club President 2013-2014 kailamattera@earthlink.net Call/Text: 805-338-3344

Core Officers Core Officers

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Past Events

Contribute to the Newsletter! Write articles and Submit photos!

Did enjoy volunteering at an event? Do you volunteer somewhere on a weekly basis? Write an article about it and send in photos! You can receive 30 minutes of service per article! 1. Download the article template from wix.com/sshskc/narwhals

2. Write your article – Use your creativity to discuss your topic 3. Include any photos you may have from the event (preferably candid photos of you or others performing service)

Simi Valley Library As some of you may know, the Simi Valley Library is no longer part of the Ventura County Library. They have transitioned to the Municipal City Library, run by a subcontractor. Thus, the whole Simi Valley Library system is completely new and different. They now offer programs and activities that are well suited for children, teens, and adults. Volunteers can help with events the library accommodates, summer reading programs, or simply with shelving books. There aren’t many social interactions going on between people, so I find this job pretty relaxing and simple. I encourage volunteers who possess patience, enjoy peace and quietness, and would like to work at the library sign up and explore the volunteer positions they offer. The work isn’t difficult, but the help is very much appreciated. The staff is all amazing, so I have come to love their company and I really enjoy working with all of them. The library has provided so much fun for us students, and this is definitely one way to give back! -Chanal Nualsumlee

4. Email it to: sshskceditor@gmail.com 5. Email Subject: NarwhalNews_TOPIC.

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Upcoming Events Ongoing Events

September: Spotlight on Service: Nickelodeon's The Big Help (www.nick.com/thebighelp/explanation) September 6: Our first club meeting of the year in the CCC at lunch September 19-22: Simi Valley Days Carnival (Selling raffle tickets for Kiwanis Car Show) September 21: Nickelodeon's Day of Play (still need to plan, but we WILL do it)

Pop Tabs Throughout the year we collect pop tabs for Ronald McDonald house. This is a place in close proximity to a hospital where families can stay when their child is in the hospital. They recycle the pop tabs and use the money to help families pay to stay at the house as well as pay the utilities and other expenses needed to keep the house running. So keep collecting! They can be from canned beverages and even the tabs from canned food!

September 22: Kiwanis Car Show at Simi Valley Days S.O.S. (Save Old Spectacles)

September 26: Club Rush at lunch September 28: September DCM (in T.O. Exact Location is TBD)

Events that are not finalized yet but will be coming up!!!

We are continually collecting glasses for SOS. Check with everyone you know to see if they have any old specs that they do not use anymore. Keep in mind, the end of the school year is ending and if every member brings in at least 3 pairs of glasses, our sponsoring Kiwanis of Santa Susana will throw us a pizza party!

o Ronald McDonald house Pasadena visit

Feeding the Homeless

o Back to School Picnic Social

Our club helps at 2 different locations for feeding the homeless and we could always use more volunteers! We help with set up, dinner service, dishes, and clean up after. o Stillwaters Cafe at Shepard of the Valley Church: Thursdays from 5-7pm o The Samaritan Center: 1st Thursday of the month

o Restaurant Fundraiser for PTP

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Volunteer Opportunity I have been volunteering at this animal rescue for about 6 months now and I have loved every minute of it. I walk the puppies, fill their water and food dishes, clean their cages, and play with them. This is a truly rewarding experience which is why I wanted to give our club an opportunity to also volunteer here. I have attached a file for the short application to volunteer. You can turn this into the rescue (address below). She appreciates any help, so you can volunteer at any time you are available. This is a fantastic way to earn service hours for your summer service challenge while helping innocent puppies receive the proper care and love that they need until they find a perfect home. If you have any questions, please contact me. Helping animals in my passion, so I would be happy to help you start working if you are interested. Thank you so much! -Breanna Scranton = Breeze1860@aol.com (805) 813-0879

rescue application.pdf

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Our KEY Family: August DCM The August Division Council Meeting was so incredible! First we played an icebreaker where we got to know each other. Then we had our meeting where Paolo Recto, our LTG, informed us of everything that we needed to know about division events and how to recruit members for the new school year. We also learned about what the other clubs in D42E have been doing to help our community. After the meeting was adjourned, we played many exciting games. We were split up into two teams to participate in three events. These games included a hula hoop race, a water balloon toss, and a balloon race. This Division Council Meeting was absolutely terrific and I cannot wait to see what fun activities we will be doing at the September DCM! -Breanna Scranton

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D42E Updates

Division T-Shirt Design!!!

o The Division Carwash on August 10th raised $176 for Pediatric Trauma Prevention (PTP). A big thanks to those who helped out! Narwhal Fun Fact! Narwhals only have two teeth!

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CNH Updates o Attend your Region Training Conference (RTC): Region 10: October 12th District Governor Victoria Lai will be in attendance at this event. o Spot light on service will be a service initiative each month that clubs can get recognition for at DCON by doing a project(s) involving that initiative, creating a unique opportunity to focus on different kinds service each month.

2013-2014 District Board Governor: Victoria Lai Secretary: Amanda Redublo Treasurer: Johansen Pico Tech Editor: Lincoln To

2013-2014 CNH District Goals -46,000 members -$150,000 raised for Pediatric Trauma Program -1 million service hours -Project Eliminate focus: every member saves 3 lives ($1.80x3=$5.40)

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International Updates

o Check out the NEW Key Club Recruitment Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AEH6NQCd7c o Rustic Pathways provides international service opportunities: Read the whole story here--> http://keyclub.org/kcn/130820/Rustic_Pathways_to_provide_international_service_opportunities.aspx o Key Club Week is November 4-8

Key Club Fun Fact: History The first Key Club formed in 1925 in Sacramento, California with 11 charter members. Key Club was the idea of two Sacramento Kiwanis club members, Albert C. Olney and Frank C. Vincent, who also were high school administrators. They approached their Kiwanis club with the idea of starting a junior service club in the high school. It would resemble Kiwanis, have its own classifications based on school interests and hold luncheon meetings. The club was comprised of the key boys in the school, willing to serve the school in any way possible and to create better school spirit. Thus, the club was dubbed Key Club. Soon, the club that started out as a vocational guidance program expanded to become a complete service organization for the whole school. It also offered a social aspect to balance its service activities. Today, Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students in the world. It has more than 250,000 members in 5,000 clubs in 30 countries.

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September Calendar Leukemia Awareness Month – www.lls.org National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – www.curesearch.org September 2nd – Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon – www.mdausa.org September Spotlight on Service: Nickelodeon's The Big Help - www.nick.com/thebighelp/explanation Sunday

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FIRST KEY CLUB MEETING!!! In the CCC

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Stillwaters Café 4:45pm-7pm

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Nickelodeon's Day of Play

Simi Valley Days Carnival (Selling raffle tickets for Kiwanis Car Show)

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Kiwanis Car Show at Simi Valley Days

Club Rush Stillwaters Café 4:45pm-7pm

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Officer Contact Information Samaritan Center Chair Mason Thurmond Cell: 805-907-8914 Samaritan Center e-mail: e-mail: samcenterkc@hotmail.com

President Kaila Mattera Cell: 805-338-3344 e-mail: kailamattera@earthlink.net Vice President Michelle Hosogai Cell: 1-818-633-6588 e-mail: mhosogai16@gmail.com

Stillwaters CafĂŠ Chair Jeremy Wishengrad Cell: 805-404-8989 e-mail: chaojimbo@yahoo.com

Secretary Bertini Nguyen Cell: 805-304-1038 e-mail: bertininguyen@aol.com

Co-Spirit Chair Siena Mattera Cell: 805-338-9190 e-mail: sienastrawberry@yahoo.com

Treasurer Sandra Valencia Cell: 805-501-9707 e-mail: svalencia0007@yahoo.com Editor Breanna Scranton Cell: 805-813-0879 e-mail:Breeze1860@aol.com Club Editor Email: sshskceditor@gmail.com

Co-Public Relations Chair Carly Balster Cell: 818-913-6124 e-mail: carlybalster@yahoo.com Co-Public Relations Chair Justine Balster Cell: 818-913-6121 e-mail: justinebalster@yahoo.com

Co-Spirit Chair Margot Rowe Cell: 805-206-7872 e-mail: rcknrowes@sbcglobal.net Kiwanis Family Chair Dana Brough Cell: 805-624-1319 e-mail: jcjd4@sbcglobal.net

Class of 2014 Rep. Serena Lee Cell: 805-624-2544 e-mail: serenaisgood@gmail.com Class of 2015 Rep. Nikol Spaho Cell: 805-791-8850 e-mail: nikols59@gmail.com Class of 2016 Rep. Nicolas Mintzer Cell: 805-501-0309 e-mail: alexandnicrule@gmail.com Officer e-mail sshskeyclub@gmail.com

Projects Chair Lorraine Ador Dionisio Cell: 805-210-9555 e-mail: younna_in_pink@yahoo.com Fundraising Chair Julia Elhai Cell: 805-795-0311 e-mail: juliaelhai@gmail.com

Don’t hesitate to contact an officer if you ever have any questions! We are here to help you have a delightful Key Club experience!

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Officer Biographies Co- Public Relations Chair: Carly Balster Before Key Club, I was never interested in doing any activities that could benefit my community, or myself for that matter. Now that I am in Key Club, I enjoy doing all types of different volunteer work, and making new friends. When I am not in school, or being an active Key Club member, I enjoy spending time with my friends, and having fun with my twin sister. I also enjoy reading, writing, talking, and now volunteering. Something that might be different about me than most people is that I love country music. That's not to say it's my life, I am pretty much open to every music genre. Perhaps some fellow Key Clubbers are fans of country. Other than the basics, I am a fun, sarcastic person, enjoy talking to people, and making new friends.

Co-Public Relations Chair: Justine Balster I am Justine Balster, a fun, sarcastic, and happy girl. I enjoy chocolate, TV, and hanging with the besties. My favorite bands are Luke Bryan, Sleeping With Sirens, and Pierce The Veil. I have just found out this year, that volunteer work is so fun, and fulfilling. A few fun facts about me, I am a twin, and I am absolutely scary obsessed with Captain America. AKA, Chris Evans, and I love my three French bulldogs.

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Websites and Message from the Editor Visit Us on the Web!!! Our website: www.wix.com/sshskc/narwhals Check out our mobile site too! Facebook: Santa Susana Key Club Group| SSHS Board

Click these links to find volunteer opportunities!!! http://www.simivalley.org/volunteer http://www.rsrpd.org/admin/volunteer/volu nteers.html Must sign up w/ program before volunteering for events!!

Instagram: sshskeyclub Tumblr: SSHS Key Club|Division 42 East

http://www.volunteermatch.org

CNH District Website: cnhkeyclub.org

http://www.dosomething.org

Key Club International: keyclub.org Kiwanis International: kiwanis.org Hi Narwhals! Thank you so much for reading the September Newsletter for the SSHS Key Club. I hope that you all have had an AMAZING start to the school year! I cannot wait to see what this year has in store for our club. I know that we will make differences in many lives through our volunteering. Please continue to send me articles and pictures from events that you have participated in so I can feature it in the next newsletter. Thank you again and I cannot wait to see you all at our first meeting! Swimming in Service, Breanna Scranton 2013-2014 Bulletin Editor sshskceditor@gmail.com

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“Caring- Our Way of Life”

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