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Narwhal News September 2012 Volume 2 Issue 4

“CaringOur Way of Life”

Do not forget to start the new school year by collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House and glasses for SOS!

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


Welcome Back!

In This Issue…

Hello Santa Susana Narwhals!

• Welcome Back! Page 2

• Upcoming Events Page 3

• Our KEY Family Page 4-5

• Meet the Officers Page 6-7

• Calendar Page 8

• Contact Info Page 9

• Message from the Editor

Welcome back to school! Sadly, summer has officially ended but that does not mean the fun has to stop. With a new school year, brings new opportunities and new beginnings. Get ready for a fun year because Santa Susana Key Club is going BIG this year. The goals set by the club officers can finally now be in effect! As of September1st, the club has over 600 hours of service! We are over halfway through with the club goal of surpassing 1000 service hours for the year. We still have to reach the goals of $350 for PTP and also a service project/fundraiser every month. Also, we have to reach the goal of having over 95 members! So returning members please pay your dues and encourage your friends to join Key Club. I can tell that this Key Club year is going to be great. I'm very excited to serve you all and meet the Freshmen Class of 2016! We have cool events and fundraisers planned for the year and we can't wait to reveal them to you. Swimming in service,

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Paolo Recto Santa Susana Key Club President 2012-13 Email:



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

Upcoming Events

Simi Valley Days When: September 19-23 Time: Times vary depending on dates Where: Duck Park What: Help run the petting zoo at the carnival! In the past there have been piglets, sheep, and goats! The Men’s Club will donate 5% of the funds made to our club!

Simi Valley 5k/10k When: September 22nd Time: 6:30 - 9:30am Where: 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley CA 93065 What: Possible tasks include being a health aid, working at water stations, set Contribute to the Newsletter! Write articles and submit photos! up and clean up.

September DCM When: September 23rd Time: 2:00 -3:30pm Where: Rancho Madera Community Park What: Join fellow narwhals to fundraise for PTP and learn about all things happening in Key Club!

Region 10 Training Conference When: October 13th Time: 11am-4pm Where: Rancho Alegre What: Join all of Region 10 at RTC to make new friends, learn new things, and show your Key Club spirit.


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 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) 4. Email it to: 5. Email Subject: NarwhalNews_TOPIC.


Our KEY Family Division 42 East

With the new year, D42E is ramping up the SPIRIT! To motivate members to attend DCMs, and to increase the division spirit, the Division Leadership Team is introducing the DIVISION SPIRIT September DCM: STICK! September 23rd

At every DCM, clubs will compete in friendly spirit battles and do division cheers! The winning club will get to keep the spirit stick at their school for the month until the next DCM!

Rancho Madera Community Park 1-2pm Pie LTG Kristine in the face for PTP! Only $1 per pie!

Hi, Santa Susana Key Club Members! I hope you all had a great summer! I want to say that I am very proud of the Santa Susana Key Club. For the past couple of months, your club has been performing the most service hours and has been very involved despite the fact that it was summer. I know for a fact Santa Susana will remain a strong club throughout the school year! Speaking of school, when Santa Susana High School has their Club Rush, remember to BEE welcoming and encourage everyone to join Key Club! Keep up the amazing work and put those thinking caps back on! Please study hard and have a successful year! Kristine Rafanan Division 42 East LT. Governor



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.



Meet the Officers

President Paolo Recto Hey Santa Susana Narwhals! My name is Paolo Recto and I'm your Key Club President. Hmm, who am I? Well, I am a Junior, 15 years of age, and I'm Filipino. I'm also the junior class secretary and International Club publicist. I really like food. If you bring me boba, sushi, or Korean BBQ to one of the Key Club meetings, I'll probably love you forever. My love for Key Club is even greater though! I joined Key Club freshman year and I've grown to be IN LOVE with the organization and our club. It may seem like my life revolves around only Key Club, but I do other things. I really like to travel, sing random songs, dance in random places, and I really like being LOUD (But only for my Narwhals). If you ever see me around school, don't be afraid to say hi! I don't bite, except in spirit battles (; I look forward to getting to know all of you!

Vice President Sohil Bammi I'm Sohil Bammi and I'm now an 11th grader at Santa Susana High School. I have a black belt in Shotokan Karate and play four instruments. I play viola in the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra and in the University of Northridge Youth Orchestra. I have a passion for math and computer science. I once said “It’s like the computer is talking to me and by talking to me I don’t like that dubstep you get from random computer sounds, but in code. I’m basically the Joan of Arc of computers… but that means I get set on fire at the stake for having little to no talent… I should have thought this through…” Nothing could describe me more than the latter quotation. I have more than ten friends on Facebook and I am excited to fulfill my position requirements as vice president of Key Club.

Treasurer Michelle Hosogai I'm Michelle Hosogai and I am 15 years old. I'm the Santa Susana Key Club treasurer for the 2012-13 year. I am known as the FRENCH FRIES monster and anything with sushi or Korean BBQ. I am Japanese, Chinese, and part Indonesian so basically a strange hybrid of Asians. I really love to spend time drawing or playing piano and of course contributing to our school's Key Club.



Meet the Officers Secretary Serena Lee Hey Key Clubbers! My name is Serena Lee. I’m 16 years old and an upcoming junior. I am also the upcoming Vice President of CSF. I eat popcorn all the time and my passion is singing! (even though I can’t and won’t be a singer in the future...) Instead my plan is to become a doctor, possibly in the medicine field. I also dance a little in pointe at our school and plan to be in Jazz Choir this upcoming year. Outside of all the stressful school work, I play the piano and participate in kung fu. Key Club always reminds me though, even with all these activities that I’m a part of, that there should always be time to help the community and even the world. Volunteer hours are important in creating a good moral character and that’s why Key Club is important to me. I hope to get to know our members a lot more since I'll be organizing your hours! ;)

Tech Editor Kaila Mattera Kaila's the name, photography and design is my game. I am 15 years old and an upcoming junior. I am the jeans and a t-shirt type of girl. I am quiet most of the time, but I can be loud when I want to be. I believe in the best of everyone and everything and I am a tad bit indecisive. If there is one thing I am certain, it is this: I am a Key Clubber from my head to my toes. I love to participate in Key Club events and volunteer every chance that I get. When I’m not volunteering, I am just an average high school kid trying to figure things out as I go. I like to run, listen to the radio, and spend time with my family and friends. I love traveling and all things summer. Since I joined Key Club in my freshman year, I have fallen in love with it! This is more than just a club, it is a family. I hope you will feel like part of our family too! If you ever see me around, don't by afraid to say hello! I cannot wait to get to know each and every one of you!

Member of the Month Amy Lai The Member of the Month for August is Amy Lai. Amy has been a dedicated Key Club member since her freshmen year. She shows her spirit and dedication to the rest of the club. Over the summer, she performed a total of more than 75 hours of service. She volunteers at the local hospital and dentistry. Community service has been a big part of her life that she even incorporated it into her senior project. Amy is now a senior and will continue to serve. Congratulations, Amy Lai, for being the August Member of the Month!



September 2012 Sunday














31 1st Club Meeting!


6 7 Samaritan Center (4:30pm)


Still Waters Café 13 14



Still Waters Café 161:30




20 21 Club Rush Still Waters Café

22 Simi Valley 5k/10k

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Simi Valley Days







Still Waters Café

Sept. DCM 30

Key Club Fun Fact The K-E-Y in Key Club stands for Kiwanis Educates Youth/ Kiwanis Encourages Youth

Keep a look out for other events that may come up as well as event details and sign ups! 8


Officer & Advisor

Contact Info President Paolo Recto 805-404-2268

Vice President Sohil Bammi 805-300-9213

Treasurer Michelle Hosogai 818-633-6588

Secretary Serena Lee 805-624-2544

Editor Kaila Mattera 805-338-3344

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

Spirit Coordinator

Samaritan Center Chair Michael Gulino 805-210-1990

Member Recruitment Chair Nikol Spaho 805-791-8850

SAA (Sargent At Arms) Lilly 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!

Cinthya Lopez 805-210-4969

Mrs. Sharon Demartino Mr. Lloyd Picker

Message from the Editor

Hello my fellow Key Clubbers and welcome back to school and to a new Key Club year! I am so lucky to have been appointed as your Editor again for the new year! I hope that I will be able to represent YOU, the members, and keep you informed about all that Key Club has to offer. I also want to publicize our events and get the word out about Santa Susana Key Club!

Officer Email:

Visit us on the web! Our website: Facebook: Santa Susana Key Club Group | SSHS Board Tumblr: SSHS Key Club | Division 42 East

I will be at as many events that I can be at with my camera in hand!! So if you see me at a Key Club event or around campus, don’t be afraid to say hello. I hope to get to know all of you! Welcome back to school and I hope you are all excited as I am because I know we have a great year ahead of us!

CNH District Website: Key Club International:

Swimming in Service, Kaila Mattera 2012-2013 Bulletin Editor

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Caring- Our Way of Life

Narwhal News SSHS - September 2012  

Volume 2 Issue 4

Narwhal News SSHS - September 2012  

Volume 2 Issue 4