Hello PNW Key Clubbers,

I hope you have enjoyed your summer so far! As we approach the start of the school year, I encourage you to have this last month be a break. Get proper rest, see your friends, and have fun before we return to school and our lives get even more hectic than usual.

Recently, I know I’ve been able to get out of the house and meet some new friends through Key Club! Over this past week, I was in Indianapolis, Indiana, attending Key Club International’s LeadCON, or Leadership Conference. This is an annual conference where the International Council (consisting of our District Governors and International Board of 11 trustees, Vice President, and President) meet together in-person to conduct training and official business. At this conference, I got to meet our new International Trustee, Shanelle Relucio from the California-Nevada-Hawaii District! Each year, groups of 2-3 Districts are created to form a “Sistrict”, which are each led by an International Trustee. This year, PNW was paired with Nebraska-Iowa (under the leadership of Governor Keerthana Balakrishnan) to form NEIA NORTHWEST. Our International Trustee, Shanelle, serves mostly as a liaison between Key Club International and PNW Key Club. We both provide each other with information, resources, and updates. If you want to learn more about this Leadership Conference or Shanelle, please see the vlog and welcome message she has put together below!

LeadCON Vlog

“Hello Pacific Northwest!
My name is Shanelle Relucio and I am so honored to be serving as your International Trustee. I’m originally from California (Cali-Nev-Ha District), but I love traveling to new places! My interests include journaling, photography, videography, calligraphy, dancing, hanging out with friends, listening to music, and making Pinterest boards!

I was appointed to serve as the International Editor, meaning that I will be working to revamp the International website, create monthly newsletter templates for other International Trustees, develop our branding guide, expand our social media platforms, and create blog and Instagram content. Additionally, I work on the Programs and Partners Committee, meaning that I get to engage in discussion about potential partnerships and develop ideas about how we can promote our current partners and programs (Youth Opportunities Fund, Global Leadership Certificate, UNICEF, Children’s Miracle Network, Erika’s Lighthouse, Schoolhouse, and Collegewise, just to name a few).

My goals as a trustee are to improve our social media presence, transparency, and overall education on the International level. I hope to also ensure that members from my Sistrict have the opportunity to meet each other through Office Hours and Socials.

I am so immensely grateful to be serving you all, and I can’t wait to meet you in the future. If you ever have any questions, suggestions or concerns regarding Key Club, don’t ever be afraid to reach out!

Yours in Service,
Shanelle Relucio
Email: shanelle.relucio@keyclub.org
Instagram: @neianorthwest

Welcome, Shanelle! PNW is incredibly excited to have you.

Aside from that, please remember that Key Club Days 2022 registration is NOW OPEN on our PNW Key Club Shop. Early Bird, also known as discounted, registration closes on this Sunday, August 14th, so be sure to register ASAP! Regular registration will remain open through Sunday, August 28th. I hope you will all attend this event, whether in-person or virtually, to kick off this school year! Know that it will be a day full of spirit, service, friendship, and fun, with Key Clubbers from all across the District. Please read on in the Biweekly Update for more information about Key Club Days, our PNWOF Webinar, Kiwanis-family resources, and more!

With that, be sure to keep in touch! There are so many opportunities for you to engage with our District, so please continue to be informed. Ensure that you keep up-to-date with our Instagram page (@pnwkeyclub) and Biweekly Updates. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email at governor@pnwkeyclub.org with any questions, ideas, or concerns you have.

Get excited, because Key Club Days Registration is NOW OPEN!!!

As a reminder, Key Club Day North is being held Saturday, September 10th at Wild Waves in Federal Way, WA, and Key Club Day South is being held Saturday, September 17th, at Oaks Park in Portland, OR. This year, Key Club Days is split into a virtual and on-site portion, which attendees can selectively register for.

The virtual component of Key Club Days will include a Keynote presentation from Melvin Adams. Melvin Adams knows firsthand how to achieve great things despite challenging circumstances. Even though he was only 5’8”, he became a two-time NCAA All-American basketball player and the team captain of the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters. As an underdog who went on to become a professional basketball player, Melvin asks audiences, “Imagine what you can do?” Today, he encourages and entertains audiences and demonstrates how they can achieve their dreams no matter the circumstances they face. Afterward, you will engage in iconic Key Club Games like speed mingling, and attend various workshops and panel discussions. Virtual Early Bird Registration costs $15, which includes Key Club Days merchandise and a $1 donation to Help End Hunger.

Next, our in-person component of Key Club Days will be just as exciting as our virtual one. You will get the opportunity to meet Key Clubbers from across various Divisions, play fun team-building activities hosted by your LTGs, and participate in a miracle minute for Help End Hunger, which has the prize of pieing an Executive! Included with your registration cost is a ticket to your respective theme park; you will have plenty of time to ride roller coasters and bond with fellow Key Club members following our program. In-person attendees will receive their Key Club Days merchandise upon arrival at the theme-park. You can think of it like a mini DCON; it is not something you want to miss.

If it is helpful for planning, our virtual activities will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m., which will be followed by in-person activities and lunch beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Since registration costs vary based on your event and selections (such as through purchasing parking passes and lunch), I encourage you to head over to the PNW Key Club Shop to see the pricing and learn more about this event. Early Bird registration will give you a $5 discount for the event, but it will end on this Sunday, August 14th. Regular registration will close on Sunday, August 28, so keep that deadline in mind. We encourage you to register now to take advantage of the discounted price. If you are a club officer, please distribute this information to the rest of your club!

You can see the video below for some highlights from last year’s event.

We hope to see you there! See the links below for registration.

Key Club Day North Registration
Key Club Day South Registration

If you’re interested in applying for or learning more about the PNWOF, join us on Thursday August 18th from 7-8 PM. The PNWOF Committee will be hosting this webinar to share information on how to select a service project, what a successful application looks like, fundraising tips, and more! We will also hold an open floor Q&A session to answer any questions you might have regarding the PNWOF. Take this opportunity to learn more about the PNWOF before the application opens on Thursday, September 1st. Register through the link below no later than Sunday, August 14th at 11:59 PM if you would like to attend!

Register Here

Our Kiwanis Family Relations Committee is proud to present their K-FAM Resource Linktree! It includes lots of resources and content that are helpful in fostering a strong relationship between our Kiwanis-family branches and Key Club! The K-FAM Linktree contains resources not only beneficial to Key Club but to all other Kiwanis-family branches as well, so be sure to look over it and share it with your local Kiwanis-family clubs. There exists email templates, guidebooks, infographics, and much more. The K-Fam Committee will consistently update this throughout the year so make sure to check back! Access to this Linktree can be found below. If you have any questions for the K-FAM Committee, don’t hesitate to contact them at kfam@pnwkeyclub.org. They are always happy to help you out!

K-Fam Linktree

On Tuesday, July 26th, our Executive Committee hosted our second quarterly Exec Chat Webinar! Thank you to everyone who attended, and special shoutout to Lynnsay Pham, Division 44 LTG, for winning our Key Club Trivia Kahoot and $15 Amazon Gift Card. We covered a variety of topics during this webinar ranging from Key Club Days Registration to our District Directory. I especially enjoyed our open floor discussion, where I was able to get all of your questions answered and learn more about you as individuals. If you were unable to attend, there is no need to worry! You can find a recording below on our PNW Key Club YouTube Channel.

July Exec Chat Recording

In early summer the Executive Committee hosted an Officer Training Conference (OTC) for officers without Lieutenant Governors and officers that were unable to attend their LTG’s OTC. Now that this has been conducted, we have a recording and slides available for you below.

OTC Recording
OTC Slides

This training is split up into sections, including Key Club 101, general officer training, and position-specific training. If you are an officer, we would advise that you watch any section that would be of interest to you, in addition to viewing the training for your specific officer position. Hopefully, these resources will help you learn more about your position while getting tips and tricks from the Execs. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have about this content.

Our District Project, Help End Hunger is more than just a project, it’s a movement. Originally created with the intent of providing local relief to communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19, the continued plague of food insecurity has provided reason for this district project to be extended into the 2022-2023 term. This project provides meaningful and unique opportunities to get involved through multiple vehicles of service. Throughout the service year, Key Clubbers are especially encouraged to participate in service projects at their local food banks, through food packaging, food drives, monetary donations, and educational events. The District’s goal for the 2022-2023 service year is to provide 100,000 meals to those in need! Our District’s contributions to this goal will be calculated through monetary and food donations recorded in secretary reports, so please help us reach our goal this year!

To get started, you can see past resources from the 2021-2022 District Project Committee below at our Issuu page. They have published numerous resources, ranging from General Fundraising Guides to articles in past ESPRESSOs. Two particularly useful resources are their one pager and Food Bank Tracker, which I’ve linked below for your convenience. The time to get involved in the District Project is now! You are always welcome to reach out to our District Project Committee Chair, Pauline Adonis, at project@pnwkeyclub.org with any questions, ideas, or suggestions.

One Pager
Food Bank Tracker
Donation Link
Issuu Page

Are you looking for something to do over the summer? Do you desire to become a better leader? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, then, you should consider getting yourself a Global Leadership Certificate. Check out the video below by our International Trustee, Emily Leonard, to learn more!

Get Started

PNW Key Club can now be supported through Amazon Smile! Activate AmazonSmile on the Amazon mobile app or shop through smile.amazon.com with Pacific Northwest Key Club as your selected charity to have a portion of your eligible purchases donated to Key Club at no extra cost to you.

Follow the instructions below to activate AmazonSmile on the mobile app.

We are pleased to report that nearly all Divisions have Lieutenant Governors now, and some for the first time in many years. This is all thanks to the help of the advisors and Key Clubbers that nominated eligible students. However, we still need your help! Lieutenant Governors are vital to the health of each Key Club division, and serve as the critical connection between the club and district levels. Clubs in divisions that have no Lieutenant Governors lack a consistent source of relevant updates, resources, and leadership.

The following divisions have Lieutenant Governor vacancies.

  • Division 9
  • Division 22/24
  • Division 34
  • Division 42c
  • Division 52
  • Division 74
  • Division 78

If you or anyone you know is from one of these divisions and is interested in serving as a Lieutenant Governor during the 2022-2023 year, please contact me at governor@pnwkeyclub.org or District Administrator Brian Egger at administrator@pnwkeyclub.org for more information. I can assure you that serving on the District Board is an incredible experience and will help you develop your leadership skills.

Contact: District Governor Kyle Hanson
Contact: District Administrator Brian Egger