Hello Hello Hello, PNW Key Clubbers!
It’s been wonderful getting to connect with you all through our webinars this summer. If you’re interested in watching recordings of our events or distributing them to your club, please click the link below to visit the PNW Key Club YouTube page.
In addition to connecting with us, you now have the opportunity to connect with Key Club International President and Vice President Salma Eldeeb and Melanie Kim, through Key Club International’s Lunch with a Leader on August 25, at 10AM PST. We’re fortunate to have Salma and Melanie leading our International Trustees this year; they are incredibly dedicated to helping Key Clubs all over the world succeed. If you’re interested in checking out their Lunch with a Leader segment, please visit the link below.
Your service and dedication does not go unnoticed. Please reach out to me at email@example.com with any questions, concerns, or ideas you may have. Stay awesome, PNW!
Key Club Days 2021 is finally here! Join us at Key Club Days 2021 for a program packed with spirit, education, and service. This year, Key Club Days is being hosted as a hybrid event, where you can choose to join us virtually through Zoom, or virtually followed by an in-person component at Wild Waves Theme and Water Park in Federal Way, WA or at Oaks Amusement Park in Portland, OR. Both options have been thoughtfully designed to provide meaningful opportunities to engage with other Key Clubbers, take up tips for personal development, and contribute to the District Project: Help End Hunger. With the new hybrid programming, you get to join in on the fun through our virtual program regardless of where you live.
Virtual-only attendees will have the opportunity to listen to our keynote speaker, Erin Jones, participate in a variety of educational workshops, interact with other Key Clubbers throughout the district, and learn more about the District Project: Help End Hunger. In addition to this, all virtual attendees will receive an official program and Key Club merchandise mailed to their home.
In addition to participating in the virtual program, in-person attendees will be provided lunch, all-day admission to the theme park, fun team-building activities hosted by your LTGs, and a service project. In-person participants will also receive an official program and Key Club merchandise upon arrival at the theme park. In-person participants will need to travel to Wild Waves or Oaks Park after the virtual activities conclude. Virtual only activities will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. In-person activities will begin with lunch at 1:30 p.m. REGISTRATION CLOSES this SUNDAY, August 29, SO REGISTER NOW!
Key Club Day North will be hosted on Saturday, September 11, 2021 on Zoom and at Wild Waves Theme and Water Park in Federal Way, WA. Parking passes are available to purchase with registration.
Key Club Day South will be hosted on Saturday, September 18, 2021 on Zoom and at Oaks Amusement Park in Portland, OR.
Key Club International has developed some new tools and tips to help make your Key Club successful this fall, including several useful resources such as toolkits, posters, graphics, leadership development opportunities, and more! If you’re interested in checking out some of these resources, visit the link below.
With the beginning of the 2021-22 year, keep in mind your club will need to collect dues.
Dues are $12.50 ($5.50 for the District and $7 for International) per member, and your club is welcome to increase these dues to cover club t-shirts or additional costs, per your club bylaws.
It is highly recommended that you submit dues by the Early Bird Deadline, November 1st. Submitting by then allows your club to qualify for the Early Bird Dues Patch! The Regular Dues Deadline is December 1st.
Dues will be paid through the Membership Update Center (MUC). The club secretary and faculty advisor have access to the Membership Update Center. The Membership Update Center will be closed from August 14 – September 7, 2021. During this time, clubs can still contact Member Services at firstname.lastname@example.org to update membership records and pay dues for the current year. Membership supplies will not be shipped during this period and will resume on September 7, 2021.
On September 7th, the MUC will also open for the 2021-22 year and active clubs will be able to update membership records for the new year and begin receiving new member supplies. We suggest having your club secretary and treasurer log in and clean up the roster by deleting any members who may have graduated.
If you have any questions email District Treasurer Hailey Smith at email@example.com and District Administrator Brian Egger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, your club will begin scheduling meetings, projects, and fundraisers in-person again to the extent state and local guidelines permit you to do so.
The Centers for Disease Control recently issued new guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools. The guidance reminds us that vaccination is the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccination can also help schools safely return to in-person learning as well as extracurricular activities including Key Club.
Due to the circulating and highly contagious Delta variant, PNW Key Club recommends universal indoor masking by all members and advisors who participate in Key Club activities, regardless of vaccination status.
In addition to universal indoor masking, PNW Key Club recommends clubs maintain at least 3 feet of physical distance between students when indoors to reduce transmission risk. When it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least 3 feet, it is especially important to layer multiple other prevention strategies, such as screening and testing.
Questions regarding compliance with COVID-19 CDC guidelines and additional requirements that may be imposed by your school or school district, should be directed to your school’s administration.
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.
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 serving them lose a consistent source of relevant updates, resources, and leadership.
The following divisions have Lieutenant Governor vacancies:
- Division 9
- Division 42V
- Division 46
- Division 48
- Division 50
- Division 72
- Division 74
- Division 76
- Division 78
- Division 80
If you or anyone you know is interested and believes they are qualified to serve in the position of Lieutenant Governor, please contact myself at email@example.com or District Administrator Brian Egger at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on seeking appointment.