BENSON KEY CLUB OF DIVISION 62
August Recap Time flies like an arrow, while fruit flies like an old banana. With summer vacation coming to an end, we've been working hard to make the best of our last month. In this month of August, we attended Seattle Rally, Member Recruitment at Bensonâ€™s registration, went to the August DCM, and ended with another Sunday Parkways.
Seattle Rally (Read on Page 1)
Recruitment (Read on Page 1)
August DCM (Read on Page 2)
Sunday Parkways (Read on Page 2)
Seattle Rally Through a lot of hard work and some elbow grease, we were able to throw together a last minute car pool to Seattle Rally. Seattle Rally was loads of fun. Everywhere you looked, you could be sure to see colorful mobs and divisions, decked out in their spirit gear, and smiles on their faces. Even the photo bombing crowds were great. We also had two incoming freshmen, Anthony Hoang and Kim Le, attend Seattle Rally as their first Key Club experience! By the end of the rally, we can surely say they have been inspired to join us in the Key Club way of life. In addition, I'd like to give a big thanks to Ka Hei Lee, our division secretary, and her dad for driving everyone back and forth between Portland and Seattle. It was a stressful task to organize, but she handled it with ease. Thank you very much, Ka Hei!
Since school and registration were just around the corner, we took the opportunity to host a Member Recruitment table at Benson's registrations on August 21st and 22nd. Luring in potential new members with our lovely display boards and charming officers, we were able to recruit 22 members in total. Our first meeting will be held on September 24th, in Mr. Ryan's room during lunch. We will begin at 11:35AM, and then we'll proceed to introducing you all to your officers of the 2013-14 school year. Let's start the year off well. Hope to see you all there!
August DCM The August DCM was a Friday afternoon well spent. There, we made upbeat and cheesy cards for the cancer patients of Doernbecher. It was great seeing everyone display their creative abilities in a productive way. After making cards, LTG Sarah started up a scintillating game of kickball. With everyone tired and worn out, we finished off with a game of charades, taught to us by Franklin's VP, Bailey Chen. From arts and crafts to frantic acting and guessing, we all certainly had a good time.
Sunday Parkways Being outdoors and watching over the streets of Portland was how we ended August. We collaborated once again with Grant and Bridgetown Kiwanis to team up and keep intersections safe at Sunday Parkways. It rained quite a bit, but that didn't dampen our volunteers' spirits! Diligently, they continued to complete their task. At our previous event, Bridgepedal, we earned $750 for our club. And at the last Sunday Parkways, we earned $275. Thus, in total, we gained $1,025 for our club. But! That's not including what we'll make from this month's Sunday Parkways participation! How exciting is that?
Announcements Benson Key Club’s First Meeting Tuesday, September 24th During lunch (Begins 11:35AM) Mr. Ryan’s Room September’s Sunday Parkways The first five that sign up and attend who want to attend DCON will get $50 to pay for their DCON fees. September 29th, 11am-4pm Pay Your Dues ($15) $6.50 goes to Key Club International $5.50 to your district, the Pacific Northwest $3 to your club’s funds Makes you an official member Can’t go to DCON if you fail to pay
Thanks for Reading! CONTACT US President Angel Le
VP Helen Dressa
VP Tran Hoang
Treasurer Simon Chau
Sec. Hoang Duong
Editor Victoria Bui
Photo credits Front page: Angel Le via Division 62 Facebook Page, Sarah Phan via Division 62 Facebook Page, Helen Dressa Page 1: Angel Le via Division 62 Facebook Page, Victoria Bui Page 2: Helen Dressa, Victoria Bui Back: Angel Le