JANUARY 2017 | ISSUE 9 www.swdkeyclub.org
Happy New Year! 2016 flew by in the blink of an eye and before you know it, we will be gathering in El Paso for District Convention! I cannot wait to acknowledge all of your accomplishments, continue to grow as a leader, and create more memories with old and new friends. Elections season is right around the corner! If you have any questions about a position’s duties or responsibilities, feel free to contact your LtG or myself at any time.
In this Issue Welcome/Spotlight................1 Dues.........................................2 LTG Elections.......…….…...….3 DCON......................................5 AIDSpirit USA...........................7 AIDSpirit Week/ICON.............9
Winter Board at the DCON hotel in El Paso, TX!
WinBo Recap........................12 Insider......................………....13
BUENA Buena High School’s Key Club raised $500.86 for AIDSpirit USA during Miracle Minute, where each class collects as much money as they can in one minute.Their school’s Student Council agreed to match up to $500, giving a grand total of $1,000.86!
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86/115 PAID CLUBS 4,355 PAID MEMBERS
Interested in running for Lieutenant Governor? ///////////////// Check out the district website page under Events > Lieutenant Governor Elections, to view these guides, the necessary forms, and your division’s schedules! Contact your respective Lieutenant Governor for any questions or changes. All candidate forms are due one week prior to the election to the Executive Board and District Administrator.
Interested in rEPRESENTING YOUR CLUB? //////////////// Ask your advisor if you can be a delegate at your division’s elections! All you have to do is be a duespaying member in good standings. Submit the appropriate forms on the district website by January 15 to elect the next leaders of our district.
DRESS CODE • Candidates should be dressed professionally • Contact your LtG for the dress code of your election
• If you a running for LtG, you may spend up to $25 on materials (such as handouts or candy). Keep the receipts to prove your purchases.
CAUCUS QUESTIONS • Ask relevant questions - your question can be called out of order if deemed inappropriate by the moderator • When asking a question, raise your hand, be recognized by the moderator, stand and state your name/club, and ask your question • Come prepared and talk to your clubs in advance - see what areas your club needs help with and inquire how the candidate can address them
The grooviest district convention.
MARCH 24-26 MARRIOTT HOTEL IN EL PASO, TX
REGISTER NOW KEY CLUBBER RATE
$215 - quad $275 - triple
$300 - double $500 - single
CONTESTS • Check out our district website to enter some fun contests and get recognized for your hard work! • Be sure your club submits an annual achievement report!
FOUR REASONS TO ATTEND DCON
The best thing about Key Club workshops is there’s a workshop for just about any topic. Whether you’re searching for new fundraising ideas or need tips about applying for scholarships, there’s going to be something for you. Dances
Sure, high school dances can be fun, but a high school dance with only Key Club members is more exciting than front row tickets to a Taylor Swift concert. (Check with your lieutenant governor to find out if your district convention will have a dance.) New Friends
It’s common knowledge that some of the best friends you’ll make in high school will be Key Club members, and not necessarily ones just from your own school. The more you get involved in Key Club, the more friends you’ll make around the state, region, country and world. And the best part? Your new friends share the same servant-leadership mindset as you. Your district convention is one of the best places to start building those friendships. Big Picture
If you haven’t been to a Key Club event outside of the ones your club hosts, your district convention will be an eye-opening experience. Meeting students from other high schools in your area who enjoy community service and support Key Club’s mission is a chance you shouldn’t pass up. It’s hard to explain, but after attending a district convention, you just get it. The greatest thing about attending district convention is that it isn’t just for club officers. Any Key Club member can go! Talk to your club advisor or lieutenant governor for details.
•FUNDING THE FUTURE•
•SWD GOVERNOR'S PROJECT•
The 2016-17 Southwest District Governor's Project is AIDSpirit USA! This non-profit organization focuses on providing education, clean water, medical clinics, housing, and other life essentials for children in Uganda. This year, we are working with the Mighty Montana District to fund the building of a primary our beloved governor, Alisa Nguyen, chose school! Together, I know weThis canyear do great things for this organization! AIDSpirit USA as the Governor’s Project! This organizati provides shelter, education, clean water, and assistanc orphaned children in Uganda. They also raise awarenes • FUNDRAISING • by HIV/AID • AIDSPIRIT USA WALK those • in Uganda who have beenIDEAS affected Tempe High School is hosting a • Stop the Song • Carnival !! • Miracle Minute walkathon on February 04 from • Dodgeball 10:00AM • Zumbathon Tournament 12:00PM to raise • Pancake • Face Painting I’m challenging your club to raise money for money for Breakfast • Bake Sale AIDSpirit. That’s right! A contest! Each school AIDSpirit USA! • Holiday Gramseach in • ourRummage district willSale be competing against Anyone can • Holiday Save or Shave other to raiseParty the most • money. The club that
•OUR PROGRESS SO FAR•
attend and pay raises the most money will give Governor a small Alisa a new do registration fee of Prezi presentation | www.aidspirit.org $5.00 to participate in the @aidspiritusa |#aidspiritusa| walk and have a fun time with the community! Send checks to: Contact Southwest District Kiwanis International firstname.lastname@example.org for PO Box 1603 more information!
•QUICK LINKS• GOAL $50,000
Mesa, AZ 85211-1603 Made out to: Southwest District Key Club International Memo Line: AIDSpirit USA
•JOIN THE MOVEMENT•
$50,000 Our ambitious goal for the Southwest District is a whoppin' $50,000! Although that may seem a little intimidating, it breaks down to about $500 per club, or $10 per member. Keep up your fundraising efforts, and I know we can show our Spicy Spirit and achieve our goals!
HELP US FUND THE FUTURE
BYE BYE, LUSCIOUS LOCKS!
BE THE CHANGE
If (and when) we reach our ambitious goal of $50k, the club that raises the most money will get to cut a foot of my hair off at DCON!
USE THE #SWDAIDSPIRIT
SHOW YOUR SPIRIT
Want to bring your involvement to the next level? Organize an AIDSpirit Week at your school to raise awareness for this organization! Monday/Media Monday: Take it to social media and sport your pride! Tuesday/Tropical Tuesday: talk about it Tuesday! Wednesday/Way Back Wednesday: History of AIDSpirit! Dress 90’s Thursday/Throw Down Thursday: Howdy at Montana for helping us build a school Friday/Frenzy Friday: Wear red and blue to promote and raise awareness for AIDSpirit.
Mark your calendars for July 3-10, 2017! Key Club International Convention, hosted in San Antonio, TX, will be the highlight of your summer! Attend workshops, elect the new International Board, listen to amazing speakers, grow in servant leadership, tour the city full of
exciting history, get to know your district, and meet some amazing new friends! You definitely don’t want to miss this experience of a lifetime. Start fundraising with your club today! For more information and videos, click here.
EXPLORE MORE AT WWW.THIRSTPROJECT.ORG
SEASONS OF SERVICE
CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK “Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.”
KIWANIS FAMILY “Aktion Club is the only service club for adults with disabilities, with more than 12,000 members worldwide. Aktion Clubs draw members from various organizations that support individuals with disabilities, as well as other community programs. Aktion clubs can also be established at churches, libraries, YMCAs, lodges or similar facilities. A Kiwanis club, composed of like-minded, service-oriented people from the community, serves as the club’s sponsor.” Visit www.aktionclub.org to learn all about it!
The Southwest District Board traveled to El Paso, TX to prepare for the upcoming District Convention. Here’s a recap of what we did: • Committee work • Planned and rehearsed DCON workshops • Toured the awesome convention site! • Discussed the remainder of our term • Finalized information for LtG Elections • Met our Trustee from the Jamaica District, Kino-Paul Hurylington Although we didn’t get much sleep, the board worked hard all weekend to ensure that the members of our district are getting the most out of their membership! We cannot wait to see you all in March for the 62nd Annual Southwest District Convention!
THE KEY TO THE SOUTHWEST • January 15 Delegate Forms due Guess what? The District has its • February very own publication! The first Candidate Forms due issue of The Key to the Southwest has been released this month! one week prior to DCM Read through it to find out -LtG Elections information about all upcoming -Recommended Club events and how to get more involved in Key Club! Made by Officer Elections our very own District Bulletin • February 1 Editor, Josefeth Hernandez. Unpaid clubs become OFFICER CERTIFICATION FORMS suspended Please fill out this form with 2016-17 club officer • February 4 information and send it to your Lieutenant Governor. Tempe HS Walkathon Contact your LtG if you have questions throughout the • March 1 year, and click here if you don't know which division you’re in. DCON Registration Closes MONTHLY REPORT FORMS • Mid-March Secretary and Treasurer reports are due on the 5th Mail-in Contests Due of each month, and President Lieutenant Governor Evaluations on the 15th! Find them on our district • March 24-26 website. DCON in El Paso, TX STAY CONNECTED • May 1 New Key Club year Subscribe to district newsletters • July 3 - 10 and updates by using the QR ICON in San Antonio, code or by clicking here! TX
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