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JULY 2013

TOUCAN TIMES Division 27 Official Newsletter Vol 3 Issue 4


IN THIS ISSUE Greetings…………………………….1 June DCM Recap………………….2 Club Updates……………………….3 Seattle Rally…………………………5 Club Spotlight………………...…….6 Eliminate Project…………………...7 Sounders for Eliminate……………9 ICON Highlights…………………11 Introduction of the 2013-2014 International Board……..…13 Key Club Partners………………...14 Summer Checklist………………...15 Summer Service Ideas…………..16 Kiwanis Information……………...17 July DCM…………………………...18 Contact Information…………….19

Hello Division 27! It’s officially summer, and even the Seattle Sun has graced us with its presence. This month, we’ll be holding a BARBEQUE for our DCM. Feel free to invite friends and family to join us! Just because school isn’t in session doesn’t mean that your club can’t do some service projects! For example, the fourth of July parade was a huge success thanks to Juanita, Lake Washington, and the International Community School. Don’t forget about the rallies going on this summer! It’s a great way for you to get to know other key clubbers, bring some new ideas back to our division and your respective clubs, and to spark that spirit of service before the school year comes around. I hope you all are having an awesome summer, and hopefully I’ll see all of you at our next DCM!

With love and service, Ashley Yoo

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July 1-8th ICON 2013 July 5th Secretary Report Due July 17th July DCM/BBQ

June DCM Recap I addressed a few ways to get involved this summer at our DCM, including Redmond’s Derby Days, the 4th of July Parade , and even arranging a homeless shelter feed. There are many ways to get involved. This month, Juanita “hosted” the DCM and shared about it’s goals for the next year and their plans to achieve them. They emphasized the need for advertisement, and they plan to hold a school “kick-off” dance for the Eliminate Project. Another idea floating around it to have a video shown to each homeroom to help advertise the event and the club. If your club has no yet signed up for a month to “host” a DCM, please contact me soon! If you don’t know, the Seattle Rally is coming soon on August 12th! Be sure to preorder your tickets and receive some club officer training before the new school year starts! Another reminder is to send your secretary reports to: PNWSECRETARYREPORTS@GMAIL.COM (not Hakikat’s email—Thanks!) If you missed the June DCM, make sure to attend the July DCM on July 19th at O.O Denny Beach Park. Thanks to those of you who came out this month! See you soon.

Club Updates Garden Kick Off: Helped build gardens supporting low-income families with the Just Garden pro- ject in Redmond. Tutoring: Provides tutoring to peers on Mondays and Thursdays by partnering with the Honor Society Homework Club: assist elementary school students at a transitional housing community

7 Hills of Kirkland: While bikers were conquering the 7 hills, ICS key club assisted the event by running stations which provided food and or water to the bikers. Volunteers also helped set up and clean up. Pancake Breakfast: ICS students both attended and worked at the Kirkland Kiwanis pancake breakfast

Clothing Drive: Woodinville collected, packaged, and organized clothing throughout the month of May and until June 3rd. The project was distributed throughout the month and provided a good way to get the school involved in act of service.

Relay for Life: Juanita put together a team for Relay for Life, raising money to fund the fight against cancer. Transition room carnival: Juanita helped out the special needs students at their school, pulling together the transition room carnival.

The Linus Project: Lake Washington created no-sew blankets which they sent off to the Linus Project. Letters: LW also got together and wrote a few letters to the patients at the local Children’s Hospital. Book Drive: Accumulated books for the Page Ahead

Arrowhead Elementary School: Inglemoor volunteered at the elementary school art night, helping to put on a fun event for the younger students in the community Band/Choir/Orchestra Concert: Helped facilitate a successful concert to end the year and recognize the student musicians.

Community Service Fair: Eastlake held their community service fair where about 30 representatives and organizations showcased opportunities for students to volunteer. By choosing to make the even a part of homeroom, there were many students who were not only able to attend the event, but also found new ways to be involved in the community.

Cougar Day: Bothell High’s Key Club advertised their club to encourage membership at “Cougar Day” by hosting a “Dance Central” station where they ran the game and handed out flyers about the club. They also brought in revenue through selling cotton candy at the event as well.

SEATTLE s e a t t l e rRALLY ally SERVICE AROUND THE WORLD August 12, 2013 9:00 AM-3:45 PM Hazen High School $5 Early Bird $6 Regular $7 At the Door





President: Rachel Roberts Vice President: Aishwarya Nirmal Treasurer: Nisha Behrman Secretary: Emily Johnson Editor: Devon Bortfeld

During the month of June, the International Community School had the opportunity to visit a local animal cat shelter. They took a new approach to community service by working with animals, providing much needed love and warmth. The event was quite a success and ICS may make it into a regular project. In fact, they’re being published in their local newspaper! I encourage you all to try a new service project this year and get really hands-on. Moments like these are when you realize why you fell in love with service in the first place.

July 2013:

$35.6 Million Goal:

$110 Million MNT is a deadly disease that causes painful convulsions and extremely high sensitivity. To eliminate MNT for good, more than 100 million mothers and babies must be immunized, costing an estimated $110 million. Our goal is to completely eliminate MNT from the world by the year 2015. Join the PNW district in ELIMINATING MNT

PRICING T Shirts: $15.00 Lanyards: $5.00 Limited Edition Tanks (available only at summer rallies!): $15.00

Limited Edition Tanks!



AUGUST 25TH , 2013 Portland Timbers vs Sounders FC

SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 Salt Lake City vs Sounders FC Regular Price: $26.00/Ticket KEY CLUB PRICE: $18.00/Ticket Details: Gates Open 1.5 Hours prior to kickoff Order must be made 15 days before game Tickets will be in Upper Bowl -10-15 Yard Line -Rows 10-35 To order tickets: For more information:

International Convention


International Convention When: July 1 - 8, 2013 Where: Washington DC More information:

Introduction of the 2013-2014

International Board RAEFORD PENNY International President Capital District

RACHEL BENOIT International Vice President La-Miss-Tenn District

Elected International Trustees Alberto Berrizbeitia Casey O’Neill Roshni Chandwani Maria Palazzolo Renisha Daley Michelle Peterson Avery Hitchcock Zachary Waldorf Eric Yoon Kelsie Hoppes Madison Kempker

Key Club Partners Save the Rain

Every 9 seconds, a child passes away due to the lack of clean water. This organization based in California works with ambassadors in Africa to help villages develop ways to harvest clean water. The organization sells handmade beaded goods such as bracelets, key chains, shoes, etc. Let’s help them provide lasting

March of Dimes

March of Dimes aims to aid full-term pregnancies and funding the research and prevention of birthrelated issues that may threaten the health of a newborn baby. They also provide support and comfort for families struggling with related situations.

Rustic Pathways

Key Club’s new partner is a service-travel organization that provides an opportunity for students to travel around the world and also serve in places like Costa Rica, Tanzania, etc. Key Club is offering a special offers to specific locations for a discounted price. If you’re interested in participating, email for more information.

Summer Checklist As the school year comes closer, there might be a few things to consider-mainly how to grow membership. Whether you plan to recruit new members through a club fair or posters in the hallway, the beginning of the school year will bombard you with things to do, so don’t forget to do the following: Plan for Club Rush: Tri-fold board, flyers, etc. Figure out a dues system: $12.00/member Gain access to the Membership Update Center Attend Club Officer Training (August DCM) Check in with faculty and Kiwanis advisors

Figure out your first service project!

Summer Service Ideas Redmond Derby Days is an annual community celebration that includes an eclectic collection of activities for the whole family. Festivities include bicycle racing, a fun run, a parade, fireworks, beer and wine garden, pancake breakfast, and more. In order to produce Redmond Derby Days, they need more than 150 volunteers. For more information, visit

June 12, June 16, August 7, August 14 The average cost of sending a student back to school is between 60 and 100 dollars. Did you know, on average, an elementary school teacher spends about 400 dollars per year, out of pocket, in order to supply students with school supplies? When you choose to work with Stuff the Bus you are supporting to a network of youth, low-income families, schools, and teachers. For more information, visit

August 3, 2013 Join in the fun at Seattle’s 5k Foam Fest held in Sammamish, WA, raising money for the special Olympics. There will be a collection of obstacles, mud, and best of all: FOAM. For more information or to sign up, visit

Kiwanis Information Northshore Bothell Kiwanis High schools: Bothell HS Inglemoor HS, and Woodinville HS When: Wednesday, 7AM Where: Alexa’s Cafe 10115 Main St. Bothell, WA

Redmond Kiwanis High schools: Redmond HS When: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays Where: Watercress Bistro 16505 Redmond Way #B-A Redmond, WA Kirkland Kiwanis High schools: International Community School and Lake Washington HS, Juanita HS When: Wednesday, 12PM Where: Crab Cracker 452 Central Way Kirkland, WA

Sammamish Kiwanis High schools: Eastlake HS When: Wednesday, 7AM Where: Sammamish Lutheran Church 22818 SE 8th St Redmond, WA

July DCM DCM/BARBEQUE July 19, 2013 12:00 AM — 3:00 PM Everyone Welcome! Bring some food to share and friends! Officers: Please invite your club members!

This DCM is when you will be able to pick up Eliminate Project Merchandise. In addition, I will provide more information about our partnership with the Sounders FC.

Contact Information District Board Governor: Trang Tran Secretary: Hakikat Bains Treasurer: Eric Grewal Bulletin Editor: Sara Thomas

Division 27 Lieutenant Governor: Ashley Yoo (425)233-7460

Convention Chair: Denny Lim International VP: Caitlin Stroup District Administrator: John Jay Assistant District Administrator: Tom Saunders

Area Administrator: John Lux

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