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The Key Times

MIDWOOD HIGHSCHOOL KEY CLUB NEW YORK DISTRICT DIVISION 9

VOLUME 3 ISSUE 2Â


WHAT IS KEY CLUB? KEY CLUB INTERNATIONAL IS A SERVICE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM OF KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL. ITS THE OLDEST AND LARGEST SERVICE ORGANIZATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND GIVES ITS MEMBERS OPPORTUNITIES TO PROVIDE SERVICE, BUILD CHARACTER AND DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS. STARTED IN CALIFORNIA IN 1925, KEY CLUB TODAY THRIVES ON MORE THAN 5,000 HIGH SCHOOLS WITH A MEMBERSHIP OF 270,000 IN 38 COUNTRIES, INCLUDING NORTH AMERICA, CARIBBEAN NATIONS, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, ASIA AND AUSTRALIA. KEY CLUB ATTRIBUTES ITS SUCCESS TO THE FACT THAT IT IS A STUDENT-LED ORGANIZATION THAT TEACHES LEADERSHIP THROUGH SERVING OTHERS. AS MEMBERS OF THE KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL FAMILY, KEY CLUB MEMBERS BUILD THEMSELVES AS THEY BUILD THEIR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES. AMONG THE OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDED TO MEMBERS ARE: ● LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ● VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE ● COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS ● SERVICE-LEARNING ● PERSONAL ENRICHMENT ● VALUE-ADDED MEMBER BENEFIT PROGRAMS ● LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE ORIGINALLY, KEY CLUB ADOPTED AS ITS MOTTO, “WE BUILD,” THE SAME MOTTO AS KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL. IN 1976, THE PROGRAM CHANGED ITS MOTTO TO, “CARING—OURWAY OF LIFE,” TO MORE CLEARLY CONVEY MEMBERS’ REASONS FOR HELPING OTHERS. DUES PAID BY EVERY MEMBER FUND KEY CLUB. ITS OFFICERS ARE HIGH SCHOOL LEADERS ELECTED BY THE MEMBERS AT DISTRICT AND INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS.


ABOUT KEY CLUB Leadership » Leadership is grounded in humility and service to others. A true leader listens, recognizes, and empowers.

Character Building » Character is built by everyday acts of kindness, integrity and teamwork to grow stronger relationships and communities.

Caring » Compassion for others is a cornerstone of the Key Club experience, inspiring action and service to one’s community.

Inclusiveness » We welcome people of all backgrounds and ethnicities to join in serving and making a positive difference in our world.

KEY CLUB MISSON STATEMENT: KEY CLUB IS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT-LED ORGANIZATION WHICH PROVIDES ITS MEMBERS WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO PROVIDE SERVICE, BUILD CHARACTER AND DEVELOP LEADERSHIP.

KEY CLUB PLEDGE: I PLEDGE, ON MY HONOR, TO UPHOLD THE OBJECTS OF KEY CLUB INTERNATIONAL; TO BUILD MY HOME, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY; TO SERVE MY NATION AND GOD, AND COMBAT ALL FORCES WHICH TEND TO UNDERMINE THESE INSTITUTIONS.


OBJECTIVE OF KEY CLUB KEY CLUB AIMS TO COOPERATE WITH SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS TO PROVIDE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH INVALUABLE EXPERIENCE IN LIVING AND WORKING TOGETHER AND TO PREPARE THEM FOR USEFUL CITIZENSHIP. OUR MEMBERS DEVELOP INITIATIVE AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS BY SERVING THEIR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES. IN DOING SO, WE HOPE TO PROMOTE AND ACCEPT: ● TO GIVE PRIMACY TO THE HUMAN AND SPIRITUAL, RATHER THAN TO THE MATERIAL VALUES OF LIFE. ● TO ENCOURAGE THE DAILY LIVING OF THE GOLDEN RULE IN ALL HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS. ● TO PROMOTE THE ADOPTION AND APPLICATION OF HIGHER STANDARDS IN SCHOLARSHIP, SPORTSMANSHIP AND SOCIAL CONTACTS. ● TO DEVELOP, BY PRECEPT AND EXAMPLE, A MORE INTELLIGENT, AGGRESSIVE AND SERVICEABLE CITIZENSHIP. ● TO PROVIDE A PRACTICAL MEANS TO FORM ENDURING FRIENDSHIPS, TO RENDER UNSELFISH SERVICE AND TO BUILD BETTER COMMUNITIES. KEY CLUB MEMBERS  CLUB OFFICERS  DISTRICT BOARD  INTERNATIONAL BOARD 

- WE ARE ALL EQUALLY IMPORTANT -


Table Of Contents THE KEY TIMES                                  WHAT IS KEY CLUB?                                - ABOUT KEY CLUB                             - OBJECTIVE OF KEY CLUB TABLE OF CONTENTS                          MIDWOOD KEY CLUB SOCIAL MEDIA         PRESENTING OUR NEW CLUB BOARD NYDKC DIVISON 9 SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENTING OUR NEW DIVISION BOARD LETTER FROM EDITOR PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE MAY DIVISIONAL JAPAN DAY KAITLYN BEINHARDT BOWLING FUNDRAISER AIDS WALK PASSPORT TO TAIWAN FESTIVAL KEY CLUBBER OF THE MONTH DISTRICT PROJECT GOVERNOR'S PROJECT   CONTRIBUTE! UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR WRAP-UP

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MIDWOOD KEY CLUB SOCIAL MEDIA MIDWOODHSKEYCLUB@GMAIL.COM @MIDWOODHSKEYCLUB

MIDWOOD HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB

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PRESENTING OUR NEW CLUB BOARD

JONATHAN LI PRESIDENT JONLI652@YAHOO.COM

DANIEL CLARKE VICE PRESIDENT DANIELCLARKE1971@GMAIL.COM

ABBY BORSHCHENKO SHABRAIZ MALIK TREASURER SECRETARY SHABRAIZMALIK02@GMAIL.COM ABBYBORSHCHENKO@GMAIL.COM VICTOR ZHENG WEBMASTER VICTORZ805407@GMAIL.COM

ESTHER LEE EDITOR ESTHERROCKS828@GMAIL.COM

JADEN THOMAS ASSISTANT TO THE BOARD JADENTHOMAS.1970@GMAIL.COM


NYDKC DIVISION 9 SOCIAL MEDIA

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PRESENTING OUR NEW DIVISION BOARD

FLORA TSUI DIVISION 9 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR FLORATSUIMHS@GMAIL.COM

AYAN RAHMAN DIVISION 9 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ARAHMAN5884@BTHS.EDU

QIANTING CHEN DIVISION 9 SECRETARY QCHEN9713@BTHS.EDU


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR HEY KEY CLUBBERS! HOW DO YOU FEEL?! I FEEL GOOD! OH, I FEEL SO GOOD OH! I MEAN ITS SUMMER!! WELL, ALMOST.. BUT WE'RE ALMOST THERE! JUST ROUGHLY 2 WEEKS AND ALL EXAMS ARE OVER AND SUMMER IS ON! HOWEVER, IT'S CLEAR THAT KEY CLUB DOESN'T END EVEN IN THE SUMMER! THERE WILL BE MANY EVENTS TO COME DURING THE SUMMERTIME. TO NAME SOME ARE K-FAMILY GAMES, DIVISIONAL TRAINING CONFERENCE, AND OUR OWN MILLENNIUM + MIDWOOD INCREDIBLES 2 MOVIE FUNDRAISER! (MORE EVENTS AND ADDITIONAL DETAILS INCLUDED IN THE NEWSLETTER) I HOPE YOU ALL WILL ENJOY YOUR SUMMER AND DON'T FORGET TO ATTEND THE EVENTS AND SHOW YOUR KEY CLUB PRIDE! I KNOW I WILL! :) SEE YOU ALL IN THE FALL! ESTHER LEE EDITOR


PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE WHAT’S POPPIN HORNETS, I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THE SCHOOL YEAR IS OVER ALREADY. I FEEL LIKE JUST YESTERDAY I CAME INTO THE SCHOOL HOPING I GET CLASSES WITH MY FRIENDS. PLENTY HAS HAPPENED SINCE THE START OF THIS SERVICE YEAR. FOR INSTANCE, OUR CLUB IS ON TRACK TO BEAT THE PREVIOUS YEARS SERVICE HOUR RECORD AND FUNDRAISING QUANTITIES. I AM VEHEMENTLY PROUD OF YOU GUYS FOR BECOMING MUCH MORE ACTIVE THESE PAST COUPLE MONTHS AND JUST MAKING THE MIDWOOD KEY CLUB THE BEST CLUB IN THE SCHOOL (NO SHADE). I’M JUST SO GRATEFUL TO BE ABLE TO LEAD THIS CLUB AND TO BE SURROUNDED BY ALL OF YOU AMAZING KIND HEARTED PEOPLE. IN THE END, KEY CLUB WOULDN’T BE KEY CLUB WITHOUT ALL OF YOU! THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL 3 MONTHS AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE CONTINUATION OF THE SERVICE YEAR AFTER SUMMER VACATION. KEEP IN MIND MY LOVES, KEY CLUB IS STILL VERY MUCH ACTIVE DURING THE SUMMER. THERE ARE PLENTY OF EVENTS COMING UP, LIKE THE FIGMENT ART FESTIVAL AND THE DIVISION TRAINING CONFERENCE. I’M HELLA EXCITED TO SEE ALL OF YOU IN SEPTEMBER, AND HOPEFULLY MANY MORE NEW PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS. LETS KEEP MIDWOOD KEY CLUB GREAT! JONATHAN LI PRESIDENT


MAY DIVISIONAL THIS DIVISIONAL WAS HELD AT MIDWOOD'S OWN COURTROOM WHERE WE DISCUSSED PAST AND FUTURE EVENTS WITH ALL THE OTHER CLUBS IN DIVISION 9.  DURING THIS DIVISIONAL, WE WERE ABLE TO SEE ALL THE EVENTS THE CLUBS IN DIVISION 9 PREVIOUSLY HAD AND WILL HAVE. ATTENDING THIS DIVISIONAL, AS WELL AS OTHERS TO COME, ARE VERY IMPORTANT IN ALLOWING YOU TO MEET PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT HIGH SCHOOL CLUBS, AS WELL AS OTHERS ON THE DIVISIONAL BOARD AND MORE. THIS DIVISIONAL WAS EXTRA SPECIAL AS WE WERE ABLE TO PLAY ICEBREAKERS TO GET TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER BETTER! AMONG THEM, WAS AN ICEBREAKER WHERE WE WERE RANDOMLY SEPARATED INTO GROUPS AND OUR MISSION WAS TO POP THE OTHER TEAMS' BALLOON.  WE ALSO RAISED AWARENESS FOR ONE KEY CLUBBER IN PARTICULAR NAMED JENNY CHOI, WHO HAS DEVOTED SO MUCH OF HER TIME TO HELPING OTHERS - AND NOW NEEDS HELP FROM US HERSELF.


JAPAN DAY JAPAN DAY WAS A REALLY FUN EXPERIENCE FOR ME. THEY HAD MANY TYPES OF ACTIVITIES THAT WERE SET UP IN TENTS THAT WERE ALL RELATED TO JAPANESE CULTURE. IT WAS ALSO REALLY INTERESTING TO SEE MANY PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT CULTURES GATHERING TO LEARN ABOUT JAPANESE CULTURE. OVERALL, I HAD A GREAT TIME! - JADEN THOMAS OFFICER


KAITLYN BEINHARDT BOWLING FUNDRAISER WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED AT THE LOCATION, I WAS GREETED BY THOSE WHO WERE IN CHARGE OF THE FUNDRAISER. THEY WERE ALL VERY FRIENDLY AND POLITE. ALTHOUGH THAT DAY WAS EXTREMELY HOT, THERE WAS AIR CONDITIONING INSIDE! I GOT TO BOWL WITH FRIENDS WHOM I DON’T GET TO HANG OUT WITH OFTEN, WHICH WAS GREAT. I ESPECIALLY ENJOYED THE FACT THAT WE GOT TO BOWL FOR AN HOUR, BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN SO LONG SINCE I HAVE GONE BOWLING. AFTER THE HOUR WAS UP, WE GOT TO EAT. PERSONALLY, I REALLY LIKED THE FACT THAT THERE WAS AN ARCADE WITH SOME FUN GAMES THAT BROUGHT ME BACK TO MY CHILDHOOD, LIKE AIR HOCKEY! OVERALL, IT WAS A FUN EVENT TO GO TO, AND IT WAS A PERFECT WAY TO SPEND OUR SUNDAY. BUT EVEN THOUGH WE WERE ABLE TO LAY BACK AND ENJOY SOME FUN, WE WERE ALSO HELPING SOMEONE IN NEED. I WAS HAPPY THAT I GOT TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR KAITLYN’S 16TH BIRTHDAY PARTY. I HOPED THAT WHAT WE DID HELPED, AND WOULD GIVE HER AN AMAZING 16TH BIRTHDAY.

- SAMANTHA LEUNG MEMBER


AIDS WALK DURING THE AIDS WALK, MANY PEOPLE CAME TO DEMONSTRATE SUPPORT AND BRING ABOUT ATTENTION TO THE DILEMMA. WHILE WALKING, I SAW SO MUCH ENTHUSIASM FROM THE WALKERS ALL THROUGHOUT THE PATHS OF CENTRAL PARK. THOUGH THE WALK WAS 6.2 MILES LONG AND VERY TIRING, TO SEE NEARLY EVERYONE THAT PARTOOK IN THIS TO FINISH STRONG, IT WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE.  - RYAN CHEN MEMBER


PASSPORT TO TAIWAN FESTIVAL WAS ACTUALLY MORE FUN THAN I THOUGHT. WE HELPED SELL POPSICLES AND TAIWANESE SODAS. YOU WERE STILL VOLUNTEERING BUT HAVING FUN AT THE SAME TIME! - KAELYN LIU MEMBER


Key f O r e b b u l C ! h t n o M The JACOB GOMEZ


"JACOB IS SO DESERVING OF KEY CLUBBER OF THE MONTH BECAUSE HE TRULY EXEMPLIFIES WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A GOOD HUMAN BEING. HE MAKES IT HIS PRIORITY TO COME TO EVENTS AND BRINGS HIS POSITIVE ENERGY. I PERSONALLY AM PROUD OF MY MIDWOOD HORNETS FOR WINNING THIS AWARD TWO TIMES IN A ROW! JACOB IS A GREAT GUY AND IS A JOY TO BE AROUND; HE TRULY DESERVES TO BE NAMED KEY CLUBBER OF THE MONTH FOR HIS SERVICE TO HIS HOME, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY." - JONATHAN LI PRESIDENT


DISTRICT PROJECT ONETREEPLANTEDÂ IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION ON A MISSION TO CREATE A WORLD FULL OF TREES! THE ORGANIZATION STARTED IN 2014, BASED IN SHELBURNE, VERMONT WITH A MISSION TO MAKE IT SIMPLE FOR PEOPLE TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT. IN AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE, WE CHOSE TO WORK WITH ONETREEPLANTED AND OTHER AMAZING REFORESTATION ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE WORLD THAT NEED FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO HELP THEM GET MORE TREES IN THE GROUND. ONE DOLLAR, ONE TREE.


GOVERNORS PROJECT

OUR GOVERNOR, ERICA SWIRSKY CHOSE COMFORT CASES AS HER GOVERNOR'S PROJECT AND IT'S A SUPER AMAZING ORGANIZATION! COMFORT CASES IS AN ORGANIZATION WITH A MISSION: COMFORT. IT SERVES TO INSPIRE COMMUNITIES TO BRING DIGNITY AND HOPE TO YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE. EVERY CHILD DESERVES TO KNOW THAT THEY MATTER. WHEN COMFORT CASES PROVIDES A CASE TO A CHILD IN NEED, THEY NOT ONLY OFFER THEM NEW ITEMS THAT THEY CAN KEEP DURING THEIR JOURNEY, THEY ALSO PROVIDE THEM WITH DIGNITY AND THE NOTION THAT SOMEONE CARES ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH. EVERY DONATION THAT WE AS KEY CLUBBERS FUNDRAISER FOR HELPS THEM TO BE ABLE TO EMPOWER FOSTER CHILDREN AND GIVE THEM A BRIGHTER FUTURE.   


CONTRIBUTE!!

HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE? SIMPLE! PLEASE SEND IN ANY ARTICLES (5-7 SENTENCES..OR AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE!) OR PICTURES YOU MAY HAVE OF ANY EVENTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED, AS WELL AS FUTURE EVENTS!

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME? YOU WILL GET POINTS FOR SUBMITTING ANY ARTICLES OR PICTURES AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE NEWSLETTER IN ANY WAY. NOT TO MENTION IF YOU WRITE AN ARTICLE, YOU WILL GET YOUR NAME FEATURED IN THE NEWSLETTER

HOW MANY POINTS DO I GET? POINT SYSTEM CONTRIBUTING TO THE NEWSLETTER: 2 PICTURES FOR 1 POINT 1 ARTICLE FOR 5 POINTS (EVERY 25 POINTS FOR 1 CLUB CREDIT) I HOPE YOU ALL DECIDE TO CONTRIBUTE! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE ALL OF YOUR GREAT PICTURES AND ARTICLES.


UPCOMING EVENTS K-FAMILY GAMES THERE WILL BE MANY GAMES LEAD BY OUR KIWANIS FAMILY MEMBERS WHICH INCLUDE A PIE EATING CONTEST, SCAVENGER HUNT AND TWISTER. THERE WILL BE A BBQ. DATE: SUNDAY JUNE 10TH DATE: 1PM-6PM LOCATION: 900 MAIN STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10044 LIGHTHOUSE PARK, ROOSEVELT ISLAND 8$ ADMISSION FEE 5$ IF YOU BRING FOOD FOR THE BBQ

DIVISIONAL TRAINING CONFERENCE THIS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IS SIMILAR TO THE ANNUAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONFERENCE BUT ON A SMALLER SCALE. COME AND LEARN ABOUT LEADERSHIP SKILLS, AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS. TAKE THIS AS A CHANCE TO INTERACT WITH KEY CLUBBERS FROM OTHER KEY CLUBS. DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH TIME: 9AM-3:30PM LOCATION: BAYSIDE HIGH SCHOOL $6 ADMISSION FEE - LUNCH IS INCLUDED THERE IS A BUSINESS CASUAL DRESS CODE  


MILLENNIUM + MIDWOOD INCREDIBLES 2 MOVIE FUNDRAISER MIDWOOD AND MILLENNIUM HIGH SCHOOL ARE HOSTING A JOINT MOVIE FUNDRAISER! WE WILL BE WATCHING POPULAR CHILDHOOD MOVIE INCREDIBLES, PART 2! THE EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL SO MAKE SURE TO BRING YOUR FRIENDS. WE WILL BE SEEING THE MOVIE ON OPENING DAY. DATE: FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH  TIME: 12PM LOCATION: AMC VILLAGE 7 66 THIRD AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10003 **THERE WILL BE A MEETUP FOR THIS EVENT!**

TUFFY TIGER FAMILY FESTIVAL THERE ARE 2 SHIFTS AVAILABLE!!

THIS IS A DIVISION 9 PLANNED EVENT; EXPECT TO SEE MANY OF BROOKLYN’S KEY CLUBS! THE EVENT IS FAMILY ORIENTED AND WILL INCLUDE MUSIC, ARTS AND CRAFTS, GAMES, AND TUFFY TIGER. VOLUNTEERS WILL HELP SET UP AND PASS OUT TOYS. LUNCH IS PROVIDED. DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 23RD LOCATION: 4TH STREET OF 5TH AVENUE OF PARK SLOPE SHIFT 1 : 8AM-12PM SHIFT 2: 12PM-4PM


FIGMENT NYC VOLUNTEERS AT THIS EVENT WILL HELP SET UP AND GUIDING PEOPLE AT AN ART FESTIVAL. DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 23RD TIME: 10AM - SUBJECT TO CHANGE LOCATION: GOVERNORS ISLAND VOLUNTEERS WILL BE GETTING A FREE FERRY RIDE TO GOVERNOR’S ISLAND! **THE FORM IS CLOSED, SO THOSE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND!**

FORT GREENE CONSERVANCY SPRUCE UP AT THIS EVENT, VOLUNTEERS WILL HELP SET UP FOR A SPECIAL EVENT TO HELP SPRUCE UP FORT GREENE PARK, MAKING IT PRETTY FOR THE SUMMER! BE SURE TO WEAR STURDY SHOES. DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 30TH TIME: 11AM-1PM LOCATION: 85 SOUTH OXFORD STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11217 FORT GREEN CONSERVANCY


JUNE 2018 K-FAMILY GAMES 1PM-6PM 900 MAIN STREET LIGHTHOUSE PARK, ROOSEVELT ISLAND $8 OR $5 IF YOU BRING FOOD


MIL X MID INCREDIBLES 2 FUNDRAISER 12PM AMC VILLAGE 7 66 THIRD AVENUE

FIGMENT NYC 10AM - SUBJECT TO CHANGE GOVERNORS ISLAND **FORM IS CLOSED**

DIVISIONAL TRAINING CONFERENCE 9AM-3:30PM BAYSIDE HIGH SCHOOL TUFFY TIGER FAMILY FESTIVAL 4TH ST OF 5TH AVE OF PARK SLOPE SHIFT 1 : 8AM-12PM SHIFT 2: 12PM-4PM

FORT GREENE CONSERVANCY SPRUCE UP 11AM-1PM 85 SOUTH OXFORD STREET, 11217


THANK YOU FOR READING THE KEY TIMES!

AS ALWAYS, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR CONCERNS, DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME OR ANY OF THE OTHER OFFICERS. PLEASE SEND ANY FEEDBACK TO MIDWOODHSKEYCLUB@GMAIL.COM. ALSO, CONTINUE SENDING ANY ARTICLES AND PICTURES TO BE INCLUDED IN THE NEXT NEWSLETTER!

HAPPY KEY CLUBBING!

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