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Narwhal News November 2012 Volume 2 Issue 6

“CaringOur Way of Life”

Members Hobi Harder (left), Nikolas Welch (top right), and Tyler Keck (bottom right) help wash cars at the D42E Carwash for PTP.

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


President’s Message

In This Issue… • Past Events Page 3

• Our KEY Family Page 4-5

• Upcoming Events Page 6

• Recognition Page 7

• Calendar Page 8

• Contact Info

Hello Santa Susana Narwhals! I hope you are having an awesome school year. November is going to be a fun month for our Key Club. On November 10th, the CNH District will be holding Fall Rally South at Six Flags Magic Mountain. It will be a fun-filled day with over 9,000 Key Clubbers showing their Key Club spirit as well as fundraising for Pediatric Trauma Program. I also want to thank you, the members, for being so awesome in volunteering at events. This year is the first year I have seen so much interest from the members about volunteering! We are close to our club goal of 1000 service hours! Also, I have some great news to announce, our club has over 100 members for the 2012-2013 Key Club year! That means we have at least twenty more members than last year and I have reached my goal of having over 100 members. Lastly, we have raised $130.51 for Pediatric Trauma Program! ($90 more than we raised last year!) Thank you so much for those of you who have joined Key Club and helped us fundraise for Pediatric Trauma Program. I hope you all have a Happy November!

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-Swimming in Service,

• Message from the Editor Page 9

Paolo Recto Santa Susana Key Club President 2012-2013



Keeping up with the Kiwanis!

Past Events Why did you join Key Club?

Submitted by Paolo Recto.

We want to hear from YOU! Send your articles to and you could be featured in next month’s newsletter! (You will receive 1 hour of service if you submit articles by the 23rd of the month)

On October 7th, I was invited to attend the Kiwanis Club of Santa Susana's installation for their 2012-2013 board. This was my first Kiwanis meeting and I was NOT disappointed. The Kiwanis club is very entertaining. It is filled with kind adults who love to serve their community. When the meeting started, I then realized that our Kiwanis club really does a lot. I want to congratulate Mr. Eric Cohen and all of the other officers who were installed. I’d also like to give a big thanks to the immediate past officers who helped our club and the community. I'm very thankful to have them by our side as our club grows. Without them, our Key Club probably wouldn't even be here today. I am looking forward to working with all of their officers and I hope to go above and BEEyond in new service projects with them.


Submitted By Anjali Pillai. Grade 9. A lot of my friends were in Key Club last year, and I heard many good things about it. I decided to join because of the many benefits that would come from it. First of all, colleges love seeing volunteer hours on applications, and what better way is there to earn hours than by joining Key Club? Also, the club helps you gain leadership and communication skills, both of which are important in life. Lastly, Key Club offers so many fun volunteer opportunities! Key Club is a way to make a difference in our community, so why not join?

Best Halloween Ever!

Contribute to the Newsletter! Write articles and submit photos!

Submitted by Siena Mattera. I helped out at the Simi Valley Parks and Rec. Halloween Carnival. I got to help at the ticket prize booth with my friend that I had not seen in a while. Kids won tickets at the game booths that we traded for bigger prizes. The little kids were so cute in their costumes! We got to take a break and relax for a short time while some one else covered our booth. I strongly encourage everyone who has nothing to do on Halloween to volunteer there! This is my second year volunteering at this event and I always have so much fun! <<Siena Mattera as a marionette puppet helping at the RSRPD Halloween Carnival.


Write an article about an event you volunteered at and send in photos! You can receive 1 hour of service per article!

1. Download the article template from 2. Write your article – Use your creativity to discuss your topic. 3. Include photos you may have from the event (preferably candid photos of members performing service) 4. Email it to:


November DCM: Nov. 17 Rancho Madera Community Park TBD Anyone with an interest in running for LTG should attend in order to learn more

Our KEY Family

Division 42 East Hey Santa Susana Narwhals! I want to thank everyone who came out to help with the division car wash on October 27th! It was a huge success and we made $240 for PTP! I hope it was enjoyable for everyone who came! I know I had fun! It would not have been possible without your help! Again, thank you so much for helping out and I am looking forward to working with all of you again in the future! -Julia Elhai Division 42 East Executive Assistant



Our KEY Family

California-Nevada-Hawaii Join the CNH KC Education Reflector! Take a look and join the CNH Education Reflector moderated by the Member Relations Committee! http:// We will be posting every week: • discussion topics • useful enlightenment • other tips and tricks Simply request to join the page, wait for approval, and then you can immerse yourselves with fun and information with the rest of the CNH members!

Key Club International Key Club Week is November 5-9! Key Club Week is November 5-9! Key Club Week is November 5-9! Key Club Week is November 5-9! Key Club Week is November 5-9! Show your community what you and your club can do during Key Club Week! Spread your Key Club spirit!

Kiwanis of Santa Susana Key Club, don’t forget that your parents and their friends can get involved with our community too by becoming a Kiwanis member. Any interested adults can contact Jeff Bertoniere, 805.377.0130 or for more information.



Ongoing Projects 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!

S.O.S. (Save Old Spectacles) 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!

Feeding the Homeless 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.

• Stillwaters Cafe at Shepard of the Valley Church: Thursdays from 5-7pm • The Samaritan Center: 1st Thursday of the month 4:45-7pm

Upcoming Events

Key Club Week When: Nov. 5-9 What: Monday – prepare for Kudos

-Help write letters during the board meeting in the CCC at lunch for people who have supported us. Tuesday – Kudos to Key Players -Letters will be given to our Key Players Wednesday – UNICEF -Unicef fundraiser Thursday –Show your K in every way (aka SPIRIT DAY! Don’t be afraid to show off your Key Club Spirit!) Friday – Bring a Friend to Key Club Day

Fall Rally Meeting When: Tuesday, November 6th Time: 3:15 – 4pm Where: CCC What: All members who could not attend the Fall Rally Meeting on Oct. 26th MUST attend this meeting so you can go to Fall Rally!!!

Fall Rally South!!!!! When: Saturday, November 10th Time: 9am-8pm Where: Six Flags Magic Mountain What: A HUGE Key Club Spirit Rally! Members from southern Cali-Nev-Ha will be in attendance to show off their Key Club Spirit! Plan to show up early so you can buy your ticket! (ONLY $33 at the Key Club ticket booth)

MUST ATTEND: 4th Spirit Session at the Golden Bear Theatre 4pm (plan to line up outside the theatre at 3pm!)

UNICEF Boxes due When: Nov. 30th Time: anytime before 3:30 Where: CCC What: Collect donations for Unicef all month long and bring them in On Nov. 30th! 6


November 2012 (Kiwanis Family Month) Sunday





6 Fall Rally Meeting






1 2 Samaritan Center (4:30pm)


8 9 Still Waters Café

10 Fall Rally South!!!

KEY CLUB WEEK! (NOV. 5-9) 11






Still Waters Café






17 November DCM



Still Waters Café







Still Waters UNICEF Café Boxes Due

Key Club Fun Fact As of 2010, Key Club exists in 30 countries, and clubs exist on every continent except Antarctica.

Keep a look out for other events that may come up as well as event details and sign ups! 7


Recognition Members of the Quarter Congratulations to the following members: Sarah Evans, Kori Swanson, Gabi Nguyen, Andrea Magat, Sara Miller, Ethan Mallari, Nikolas Welch, Margot Rowe, Rizza Harder, Diane Harder, Ria Regi, Carly Balster, Justine Balster, Dana Brough, Mason Thurmond, Kayla Hoffman, Siena Mattera, and Dakota Triplett. In the first quarter of the school year, these members have been outstanding and have exhibited the qualities of being a dedicated Key Clubber. They have volunteered at many service events and have attended division and/or region events. THANK YOU for all of your hard work and dedication to our club and our community! Keep up the good work! To the rest of the members, THANK YOU for your service! We hope you will dedicate yourselves in the second quarter and maybe you too can be recognized!

Member of the Month Margot Rowe Margot Rowe, a freshman at SSHS, has taken a strong interest in Key Club. Ever since the beginning of the school year, she has volunteered at most of the events we have offered so far. We cannot wait to see what she does, Key Club wise, in the near future!

Congratulations, Margot! Member of the Month of October!



Officer & Advisor

Contact Info Stillwater’s Café Chair Lily Chapman 805-813-7175

President Paolo Recto 805-404-2268

Vice President Samaritan Center Chair

Spirit Coordinator Cinthya Lopez 805-210-4969 Member Recruitment Chair Nikol Spaho 805-791-8850

Sohil Bammi 805-300-9213

Michael Gulino 805-210-1990


SAA (Sargent At Arms) Lily Chapman 805-813-7175

Faculty Advisor

Historian Lorraine Ador Dionisio 805-210-9555

Kiwanis Advisor

Fundraising Chair Jimmy Lam (805)-304-3839

If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact an officer or advisor!

Michelle Hosogai 818-633-6588

Secretary Serena Lee 805-624-2544

Editor Kaila Mattera 805-338-3344

Mrs. Sharon Demartino Mr. Lloyd Picker

Officer Email:

Visit us on the web! Our website: Facebook: Santa Susana Key Club Group | D42E Key Club Group Tumblr: SSHS Key Club | Division 42 East CNH District Website: Key Club International:

Message from the Editor

Hello my fellow Key Clubbers!! I hope you are all getting back into the swing of things! It is getting to be the holiday season! This tends to be the busiest times for Key Club and community service (and my personal favorite)! I will try to be at as many events that I can be at with my camera in hand!! I will need your help though, so PLEASE take pictures at the events you volunteer at!! I really appreciate the help! Don’t forget tot say hey if you see me on campus or at an event! A new year means new members! Now that most of you have paid your dues, you are officially part of our family! Check out the back cover to check out the newest editions to our Key! Swimming in Service, Kaila Mattera 2012-2013 Bulletin Editor

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