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Parsippany Hills High School’s

September 2016 | Volume XLII Issue 4


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Hello PHHS Key Clubbers! We hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer! As always, with a new school year comes a brand new Key Club— new faces, new opportunities for service, and hopefully, newfound determination to make a difference. For both new and returning members, make sure to check out the Back to Key Club page for important information about new member policies, and don’t forget to go through the other articles for a glimpse of what’s coming next. We’re very excited for what this year has in store for us, and we hope you are too! Yours in Caring and Service, Tara Srinivasan and Shreya Nair

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Issue: 33

Back to Key Club

54 Fall Rally Food Drive 65

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

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Halloween & Service

96 Peek Outside PHHS

Quote of the Month: “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” Rabindranath Tagore

Dog toys, hand-tied from shirt sleeves at the Bloomfield High School RTC, to send to animal shelters


Back to Key Club Welcome back to our Parsippany Hills Key Club! This year, we are

changing our registration policy to ensure complete dedication in our strive for service. Along with paying the usual registration fee, we ask that our prospective members complete these requirements by the end of October: Attend at least 1 general meeting in October Obtain at least 1o hours of service This being said, be assured that there will be countless service opportunities to complete the required number of hours! We encourage members to bring in cans for Fall Rally, fundraise for our upcoming Yankee Candle sale, and plan and participate in events such as Halloween at the Hills. If you have not yet attended a general informational meeting this year and still wish to become a member, be sure to meet in D25 on Wednesday, September 21st for a final opportunity!

September 15th’s general informational meeting Sept 2016

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Fall Rally Food Drive It’s once again that time of year! Fall Rally— the largest gathering of over

3,000 Key Clubbers from all over New Jersey— is coming up on October 9th at Six Flags Great Adventure. The event, whose theme this year will be Once Upon a Time in Key Club, will consist of a huge food drive for the New Jersey Federation of Food Banks to support our district project, “Hunger in New Jersey”. This means our own Key Club will start collecting food for the food drive. As we celebrate each Key Club division’s spirit and unity, we must remember that it is our community service that binds us together. One in seven people rely on food banks in New Jersey alone, so it is our duty to make sure we do our best to eliminate hunger within our own community. Please make sure you start to bring in nonperishable, canned food items now through October 7th to help out! Each item earns you ¼ of an hour.

Nonperishables from last year’s Fall Rally

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Yankee Candle Fundraiser The Yankee Candle fundraiser is our biggest of the year, and is

starting soon! By selling candles and other types of scented goods to friends, family, and teachers, members can not only raise money for the club, but also gain hours to go towards their member requirements. Furthermore, the more you sell, the less it will cost to attend the annual New Jersey Key Club District Convention in the spring! We strongly encourage members to take advantage of this opportunity, to benefit the club, themselves, and the lucky people who will receive fabulous scented candles. Look out for catalogs in the next few general meetings!

Coming Up Halloween & Service As October rolls in, one of Key Club's main priorities will

(Below) Last year’s Halloween @ the Hills

be organizing the room for Halloween @ the Hills, Parsippany Hill's yearly festival, where clubs fill classrooms with decorations, games, and candy for the children of Parsippany to explore and enjoy. In order to ensure the event will run smoothly, we ask members to participate in any way they can over the next few weeks— making decorations, donating candy, and eventually helping out at the event. Be sure to join in and gather up some hours as well!

Also Halloween-related is Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. UNICEF

is an organization dedicated solely to assisting in children's-based needs in health care, education, and sanitation in developing countries, and one of Key Club International's preferred charities. To help do service in an impactful yet fun-and-easy way, we hope that members do their part while trick-or-treating on Halloween!

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Peek Outside PHHS:

What’s the K-Family Up To? Fall RTCs On three Saturdays this month, the

(Top to bottom) LTGs Vanessa Ting and Kenneth Pritchard present a workshop; Division 20 Key Clubbers socialize; water bottle prize from raffle

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New Jersey district held Fall Regional Training Conferences— meetings where members from any Key Club can attend workshops to learn more about their roles and how to make the most out of volunteering, get to know each other through icebreakers and other fun activities, enjoy lunch served by the host school, and be updated on what events are upcoming in the district. By attending one of the RTCs— of which the theme was a groovy 70’s setup— executive board members were able to complete a requirement to eventually be recognized as a distinguished member. We are proud of our officers who attended and were able to bring back valuable information to our club! 6


Questions or comments on all things Key Club?

Contact the PHHS Executive Board President: Asha Patel akpatel17@pthsd.net Vice President: Karoline Xiong kxiong18@pthsd.net Corresponding Secretary: Crystal Tran cvtran18@pthsd.net Recording Secretary: Michael Tran mctran17@pthsd.net Treasurer: Vishal Mansuria vmansuria18@pthsd.net

Editor: Tara Srinivasan nsrinivasan17@pthsd.net Editor: Shreya Nair srnair17@pthsd.net Historian: Thomas Shweh tshweh17@pthsd.net Historian: Juliana Urbis jturbis18@pthsd.net

or our

Division 20 LTG: Vanessa Ting ltg20.ting@gmail.com

Key Reminders The Yankee Candle fundraiser starts September 27th

Parsippany Hills High School’s September 2016 Volume XLII Issue 4

Bring in non-perishables for the Fall Rally food drive (ends October 7th) Next general meeting: Tuesday, September 27th


Key Notes | September 2016