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Official Newsletter of Division AYS Volume 1 Issue 4
The Tahna Times In this issue! Division AYS: Kodiak, Chugiak, Dimond, East, South, Colony, Bartlett, West, Eagle River, Service, Palmer
Intro .............................. 1 Your Lt. Governor ....... 2 Mascot and colors ..... 3 Key Leader.................. 4 Time Line ..................... 5 Executive board ......... 6 Alaska Rally……………7 Connected……………8 Eliminate……………….9
Contact Information: Tahna Lindquist
3461 Eds Way Kodiak AK
Governor Hi division AYS, I hope you all had a fun 4th of July! I can’t believe it’s already July; summer has been flying by. We have all said the saying, “I have all summer to do it” but before we know it we’ll be sitting in classroom again. So, before summer’s over take all the beautiful weather and your free time as an opportunity to create some fun service projects. One of the service projects I enjoyed doing out in the sun was leading our local parade. Before the parade, our Key Club handed out goodie bags to the children participating in the march. We then lead the children (dressed up in various costumes) down the road.
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I’m sure you have all been having fun this summer and I would love to hear about it. Call, email, or text me some of your Key Club adventures and I’ll give you a shout-out in my next newsletter. So please tell tell tell! Here is a cool service project I found that is easy and fun. Give it a try! Seeds of service Members needed: 3–5+ A great Kiwanis family interclub opportunity Want to liven up the look of your home, school and community? Take a few minutes this summer to plant flowers at your campus, park or around town. Doing so will beautify your area, and may even plant the seeds of service in all those who enjoy the plants, urging them to pick up where you left off.
KEY CLUB <your club/district> newsletter
Decisions Decisions Decisions
ALASKA Hello Alaska Yukon South Key
Clubbers, I think its time we make some decisions. Compared to other divisions, our division lacks in spirit and togetherness; therefore, I have made it a goal to get our division connected.
It’s important to keep in mind that we can’t have the same mascot as another division. Consult with the members in your club and email the list of ideas you came up with. I will get back to you if the mascot has been taken. I have been trying to brainstorm and I came up with the Eagles or Salmon. Let me know what you think.
Mascot: Almost every division has a mascot; for example division 65 has a turtle for their mascot and division 44 has a butterfly for their mascot. Mascots are not only fun but they can bring our division together. Our division has had a few tentative mascots before but I think it’s time to define who we are. We currently have a mascot, which is unofficially the Eskimo. This will remain our mascot unless anyone apposes. I’m sure we can come up with some great ideas. If anyone can think of a mascot to represent of our division, email me at email@example.com. The division will then vote on the new mascot.
Because Eskimo’s don’t really have a distinct color pallet it makes it difficult to have divisional colors. So I was thinking we could stick to the Alaska theme and use the colors of the Northern Lights, which consist of green, red, and purple. The colors are also open for debate so if you have and ideas please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also keep in mind that you want to pick animals and colors that are easy to make or buy. The more that the animals and colors are uncommon the more difficult it is to use as spirit gear.
Colors: Along with a divisional mascot we also need divisional colors. For example if we were to be the Orcas our colors would be black and white and the bees would have the colors black and yellow. Divisional colors help make a division look connected.
You’re probably wondering why we need colors and a mascot or where we would ever use our colors and the mascot. Whenever we have a DCM’s or Rallies it is fun to show our Key Club spirit by sporting our colors and mascot. Divisional colors and a mascot come in handy when we key clubbers travel to DCON. At DCON you can win spirit awards but it makes it difficult to participate in the competition when we don’t have anything to flaunt.
Here’s how you can get involved in Key Leader. Find out more. Go to www.key» leader.org to see a schedule and locations for Key Leader programs around the world. Let your parents or school advisors know you’d like to go. Get signed up. Register at » www.key-leader.org. A school, Kiwanis club, community organization, church group, family or others can cover the fee. Find out if scholarships are available.
What’s Key Leader? Key Leader is a weekend experiential leadership program for today's young leaders. This lifechanging event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadershipdevelopment experience. A Key Leader will learn the most important lesson of leadership—it comes from helping others succeed. Participants begin by attending a Key Leader conference, which is a weekend retreat. Large and small group workshops, discussions and team-building activities take place over the course of the weekend. Students have opportunities to learn leadership skills that will help them to change their schools, communities, and world for the better. While exploring leadership in a whole new way, participants will make amazing new friends and have experiences they will never forget. Positive, ongoing interaction with other Key Leader graduates offers continuing reinforcement, encouragement and growth of leadership skills.
Key Leader Locations
Make new friends. Most » students who attend Key Leader events fill up their Facebook pages and Twitter feeds with new friends from their communities, their home regions and beyond! Plan to have fun. Key Leader is » not school. You’ll learn a lot, but you won’t be sitting at a desk. You might be dancing, climbing or hanging out with new friends around a campfire. And you’ll be getting in touch with what’s really important in life—and what’s really important to you. Get involved! Use your new » skills to change someone’s life. Get involved with your community or school. If you’re in 11th or 12th grade, you can volunteer to help run a Key Leader event. Sign up at www.keyleader.org.
What’s Next Key Clubber’s?
CKI For all the seniors Key Club doesn’t have to end now. Learn more about CKI at circlek.org, and check out keyclub.org/alumni for details about Key Club Alumni.
ICON • •
July 3-7, 2013 The 70th Annual Key Club International Convention Will take place in Washington, DC
Kiwanis DCON • SeaTac, WA. August 15-18, 2013
Alaska Rally • • •
August 24th in Anchorage, AK Start advertising the Alaska Rally. Go to alaskarally.eventbrite. com to get tickets
A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. 5 Elbert Hubbard
PNW Governor Trang Tran Trang is from Tacoma, Washington She is a junior at Lincoln High School Pnwgov.email@example.com
PNW Editor Sara Thomas Sara is from Kodiak, AK She is a junior at Kodiak High School We have not lost Sara forever, she is back! Our division is proud to have Sara as the new District Editor! GO Sara! Slthomas01@gmail.com
PNW Secretary Hakikat Bains
PNW Treasure Eric Grewal
Hakikat is from Omak, Washington She is a junior at Omak High School
Eric is from Snohomish, Washington He is a junior at Monroe High School
Alaska Rally The Last Frontier and The First to Volunteer This is the second annual Alaska Rally! Spread the word and let all your key club members know. In order to make this the best Alaska Rally yet, I need your help. Below are different committees to sing up for. Ask a friend and sign up together. The more help the better. Decorations: In charge of getting supplies and setting up the room. Stick to the Alaskan theme- The Last Frontier and the First to Volunteer.
Food: In charge of getting snacks and drinks for everyone. In charge of picking up pizza from Mooseâ€™s Tooth.
Go to Alaskarally.eventbrite.com to get tickets.
Who: Invite all your Key Clubbers, teachers, principal, and Kiwanis What: Officer training, service project (milk and bookies), and tons of fun! Where: Anchorage, Alaska When: August 24, 2013 Time: 11:00am-5:00pm Why: To receive officer training, meet PNW Key Clubbers, help with a service project, and to have lots of fun! Email me if youâ€™re interested in attending the Alaska Rallytahnal2@gmail.com 7
Stay Connected Divisions AYS
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Find us online: Check out the Key Club International Website Keyclub.org
Email us: Contact anyone one on the board and they would be more than happy to help. 8
Our wonderful Governor Trang has decided to make this year’s district project the same as our international project, which is Project Eliminate. We will continue to raise money to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus. What is MNT? In 30 countries around the world, maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) can quickly turn the joy of childbirth into tragedy. Its effects are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions. There is little hope of survival. And tetanus kills mothers too.
Every nine minutes, a newborn baby dies from tetanus. It is excruciating, and a mother can only watch. The baby’s sensitivity to light, sound and contact prevents even the comfort of her touch. You can help protect that connection. The worldwide Kiwanis family is joining forces with UNICEF for The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus. It’s time to do your part.
To eliminate MNT, more than 100 million women must be immunized to protect them and their future babies. This comes at a cost of roughly US$240 million. Millions of dollars have already been committed. But a US$110 million funding gap remains. With The Eliminate Project, our goal is to fill this gap by raising US$110 million by 2015. In fact, Kiwanis will become the world’s largest single donor in the effort to eliminate MNT. Now we can all take time and focus on the eliminate project as our divisional project. Summertime is a great time to do outdoor service projects and raise money for Project Eliminate. For more ideas and information go to sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/theELIMINATEproject/