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the shark attack

Official Newsletter of D.34 | PNW District|Key Club International | Issue 1 |July Edition

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the shark attack WHATS UP SHARKS! The month of August means preparing for the upcoming school year; while trying to juice those last drops of precious summer. Before you know it, you will be slamming on that alarm clock, screaming for “five more minutes” Well, here is your early wakeup call! Was Key Club on your mind during the summer? IF NOT, shame on you. Even so, you have all year this year to prove yourself! How will you contribute to your Key Club? What service have you done lately? Have you been a strong member in our division? Let’s start setting goals! Goals that will lead us, and our community to a bright future!

Trang Tran

GOT THIS YET? You don’t? Get it now! Write it down!

NAME…………… Trang Lynn Tran PHONE……………….. (253)205-5504 EMAIL …..TrangLynnTran@gmail.com ADDRESS………… 931 East 56th Street, Tacoma WA 98404

Table Of Contents         

Greetings from LTG……………Pg1 At A Glance…………………....Pg 2 Seattle Rally..……………….…..Pg 3 Back to School! …...............…..Pg 4 D. 34 Spotlight …………..……..Pg 5 International and District.........Pg 6 6 Key Points ……………………Pg 7 The Shark Cage ………………Pg. 8 Executive board contacts…Pg 9


At a Glance… \\

GO TO SEATTLE RALLY! Announcements 1. Seattle Rally is on AUGUST

August 2012 Mon

Tues

13th! THREE DAYS! Did you

register YET? DO IT! & Bring a friend (:

Key Dates (*) are tentative dates

Seattle Rally - 8/13 DID YOU REGISTER? Sept DCM – 9/3 - LOCATION TBD October DCM – 10/20* Mt. Hood Key Leader – 10/12 – 10/14 Tri K – Kiwanis Family Conference 10/26 – 10/28 November DCM- 11/16*

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2. Secretaries! You have new secretary reports! They are mandatory, and due on every fifth of the month! 3. Sign up for an international position as a member of the Eliminate Project SLP Subcommittee! (see email)

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Stadium Cub Fest

Bonfire!

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Secretary report!

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Connect to Key Club! GOVERNOR GIOVANNI Twitter: (@GovernorGio) www.twitter.com/governorgio Tumblr: governorgiovanni.tumblr.com

PACIFIC NORTHWEST DISTRICT Facebook: www.Facebook.com/pnwkeyclub Twitter: (@PNWKeyClub)www.Twitter.com/pnwkeyclub Tumblr (Mortie): pnwmortie.tumblr.com

KEY CLUB INTERNATIONAL Facebook: www.facebook.com/keyclubintnl Twitter: (@KeyClub)www.Twitter.com/keyclub

DIVISION 34 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/d.34sharks/


SEATTLE RALLY! What are the DETAILS?

What is SEATTLE RALLY?

WHEN: Monday, August 13th

1. A mini D-CON! With Ice breakers, Key clubbers, and loads of fun! 2. Officer Training! 3. Fun sessions! 4. Meet KEY CLUBBERS! 5. Gain MOTIVATION for the upcoming Key Club year!

WHERE: Kent Meridian HS TIME: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM HOW MUCH: $5 (with online registration) $7 at the door

How do I SIGN UP? 1. Look at attached email (Seattle Rally Registration) 2. Print out needed paperwork 3. Register online @

seattlerally.eventbrite.com 4. Pay at the door!

ARE YOU GOING TO

Need a Ride? Bus to Seattle Rally How Much? $5 Where? Wilson HS Time? 8:00 (bus leaves @ 8:15) YOU MUST HAVE YOUR MEDICAL FORM!

SEATTLE RALLY?


BACK TO SCHOOL Back to School ALREADY?

Key Club Basics

It's that time of year again! Lets strap on those back packs and get ourselves prepared for School. With the commencement of school, let's get back into the rhythm of our beloved Key Club. Start thinking of ways to reel in those freshman to the best thing that they have ever encountered. KEY CLUB!

Know the Key Club Pledge? Make it a regular part of your meetings!

Now, the only way to ensure success is to PLAN. Jumping into the school year with no idea of what you'll be doing is not the best idea. I suggest having a meeting before school starts. Plan out what fundraisers you will be doing, what service projects you will have, your meeting schedule and even when are the officer meetings. Above all, stay organized! I suggest having a key club calendar and binder or notebook!

Let's try to reel in new members!

1. Key Club info on Power Points, Tri-fold boards, or slide shows! Keep it fun, fresh, and attractive! 2. Be inviting, and friendly! Make the first move! 3. Hand out cards with when and where your first meeting will be! 4. Other great ideas are hug me signs, spirit gear, and candy! What will attract people to your club?

FUN and SUCESSFUL year! Stay involved in the division! Delegate! Committees are great ways to spread out responsibility! Keep it FUN! Ice breakers BABY! PLAN LIKE NO TOMORROW! Fundraisers, service projects, etc! Have frequent officer meetings! Cherish and love your Kiwanians! Keep them involved!

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 to combat all forces which undermine these institutions. The Key Club Chant is an ESSENTIAL!

Freshman Orientation!

Tips for a

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Anatomy of a

Key Clubber

I feel GOOD! OH, I feel so good! Uh! Double it up! UH! UH! Triple it up! UH! UH! UH! One long UH! UHHHHHHHHHHHH! Rapper Style! Uh, Uh, Uh, Uh, Uh! (with rapper rythm) Dont forget to thrust!


D. 34 Spotlight! Name: Justin Ryan Munn Favorite food: Anything Summer passtime: Play Videogames Favorite color: Orange What is your favorite thing about key club? My favorite thing about Key Club is meeting new people.

Describe your experience at Icon? -My experience at ICON was simply, amazing. It was my first time to the East Coast, and I cannot wait to go back for ICON 2013 in Washington DC. There was two parts of my ICON experience, the first one was the District Tour. It consisted of 45 amazing Key Clubbers that live on Key Club blood. I got to roam Disney World with them without any adult supervision. I got to get out of the crummy weather in Washington and go wear a suit of sunscreen because of the 100 degree weather. I got to meet all of my favorite Disney characters growing up such as Woody and Buzz from Toy Story! I got to buy a Harry Potter wand from his castle at Universal Studios Orlando. But really, there is not much to explain about the tour without making you guys jealous! The secon d part of my ICON experience was the Convention! The meet and greet was alright, not as good as DCON, but it was cool trading pins with people all over the United States and the World. ICON is pretty much the same thing as DCON, just in house of delegates we voted for International Board. House of Delegates went passed the scheduled end time and everything was pushed back one hour, expect curfew sadly. There are two dances at ICON, one is for The Eliminate Project, and the other is a themed Dance. This year’s themed dance was 80's Neon Themed. I did not go, but it was okay. Overall, ICON was an amazing experience. I recommend you all go to next year! I promise you that you will return home with new friends, a lot of pins from different places, and great memories that will last forever.


What’s Going On?

International and District! \

“The Pacific Northwest is the beginning, the world is our goal” – Past Kiwanis Governor; Frank Morehouse

WHAT IF YOU COULD

What’s KCCP?

SAVE A BABY’S LIFE? Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) kills one baby every nine minutes — that's 60,000 babies every year who will never grow up, make their mothers laugh, play with friends or dream about the future. The effects of the disease are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. A significant number of women die from MNT each year too.

KCCP was founded in 2010 by past Governor Frank Morehouse. It was inspired by a little girl named Penny, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She later lost her fight against cancer. KCCP is in honor of Penny.

ATTENTION TO ALL PNW KEY CLUBEBRS!

EDUCATE

KCCP is our DISTRICT PROJECT!

Learn More:

http://www.ki waniskccp.org/

Educate yourself about MNT, and share what you learn with your club, your

As the Pacific Northwest district, let us join together to find a cure for children’s cancer. There is no end to this project until the cure is found.

community, your family and your school.

ADVOCATE Let the world know that the poorest, most vulnerable babies and mothers need our help. Rally others to get involved. Add a link to www.TheEliminateProject.org on your club website.

What can YOU do to help?  Make Trauma Dolls for cancer patients  Fundraise, Fundraise, And Fundraise!  Educate others on this needy cause.  Volunteer your time!  Make activity books!

INVEST

Be among the first to invest in this global campaign for children. Make an initial gift today.

Learn More: http://sites.ki wanis.org/kiw anis/en/theeli minateprojec t/home.aspx

ELIMINATE Over the next five years, the work you do to eliminate MNT will change the world. Together, Kiwanis and UNICEF will eliminate MNT and give the poorest families the chance to lead the healthy lives they deserve.


What’s Going On?

International and District! Meet our International Trustee Calvin Leung! Calvin Leung is out new International Trustee! Taking the challenge of handling the three districts of Pacific Northwest, Minnesota-Dakota, and Rocky Mountains will not be an easy task! However, he has already done a great job in networking, finding problems, and being an over-all great leader! Let's thank Calvin for all the great job he has done, and all the fantastic things he will do in the future! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/calvin.leung.9693 Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/140472756090640/ Email: Truste.calvin@gmail.com Tumblr: http://trusteecalvin.tumblr.com/

The ELIMINATE Project SLP Subcommittee Be a part of something big - help fight MNT What is the SLP Subcommittee? The SLP subcommittee advises Eliminate Project coordinators on SLPrelated fundraising activities. The committee contains representatives from all of the Kiwanis’s SLPs, from Builders club all the way to Kiwanis and Aktion Club.

How can I apply? The International board will be recommending several potential representatives to Chairwoman Sue Petrisin through a Google forms application process. The application form can be found at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFZMM3Qx VTJqNjA2d1YtZ0pxdzhpaUE6MQ and is due on or before 11:59 EST/EDT Monday, August 20, 2012. Additionally, applicants will have the option to submit one supplemental (optional) letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor or district adult toslp.recs@gmail.com.


THE 6 KEY POINTS v

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To retain, motivate, and lead!

1. Effective

communication and accessibility to members

a. Include resources on emails b. Make Email chains – to recap meetings, and include reminders c. Use Face book and social media effectively!

2. How do I encourage payment of Dues? a. The first twenty dues payers earn a pizza party! b. Explain what dues are for, and what you will get out of it! c. Use D-Con as motivation!

3. How do I make meetings more exiting? a. Have a written agenda! So the members can follow along! b. A PowerPoint is a great visual! c. Remember, Key Club is about fun too! Icebreakers, members of the month, raffles, etc!

4. Websites are an amazing resource! a. Many can utilize websites for resources, pictures, and fun! b. Websites are like an online brochure!

5. Officer training is very important! a. How to find potential officers… i. Look at… Service hours ii. Attendance iii. Include a club election pamphlet! b. Go over officer duties c. Make and set goals for the upcoming year!

6. Icebreakers make the meetings FUN! a. b. c. d.

They can be found online! Plan them before a meeting! (for organization) Be enthusiastic when you play them! It’s okay to be silly!

7. The 7th Secret Key. Use your lieutenant governor (ME) effectively! a. I have plenty of resources to help you out! b. Update me on what is going on! Get recognized!


the shark cage School

Leadership Service

Lincoln Gig Harbor Stadium Wilson Mt. Tahoma Foss Fife Peninsula Bellarmine SAMI

Fun and Friends

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The Shark Cage is a point system tracker recognizes which club is doing the most- and reporting the most! The Shark Cage will ONLY work through effective communication within our division. Get recognized! Show us what you are doing! Have fun!

How to earn points: Leadership: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Fun and Friends: 1 pt per DCM attendance/Kiwanis DCM 1. 10 pts per social project 5 pts per Seattle Rally Attendance 2. 5 pts to lead a icebreaker at DCM 5 pts per article/picture in newsletter 2 pts per monthly update (via Email, Text, or *If FB)you have something that may fit under 5 Pts Per event (reg) a category, email it to me!

Service 1. 2 pts per hour of community service 2. 10 pts per service project 3. 10 pts per divisional service project

Let the games begin!


district contact info District Governor Giovanni Mckenzie (503) 737-7934 Giovannimc.keyclub@gmail.co m

District Secretary Kelsie Hoppes (503)325-7921 kelsiehoppes@gmail.com

Convention Chair Andy Nguyen 206-382-6218

District Treasurer

Andy.t_nguyen@yahoo.com

Kenneth Lam 206-852-2449 K3nn3thlam@hotmail.com

District Administrator John Jay jmjay@bainbridge.net

District Editor Bassel Hamieh basselhamiehpnw@gmail.com

Assistant Administrator Suzanne Endroedy suzbeth1@comcast.net


farewell sharkies – ‘till next time!

COMMENTS? QUESTIONS? CONCERNS? CONTACT ME ANY TIME!


D.34 August Newsletter