Hello PNW Key Clubbers,
I hope you are all soaking up the sun during these final days of summer! I know the beginning of the school year can be a hectic time for our clubs as they try to juggle hosting meetings, recruiting members, and educating freshmen, so take the time now to prepare and get ahead! You should be meeting with your officer board now to prepare for Fall recruitment and your first meetings if you have not already done so.
As you prepare for the school year, I have two key things for you to keep in mind. First off, as a past club president, I want to encourage you to make use of our District’s Membership Growth and Reactivation (MGRC) resources. There are a plethora of existing recruitment email templates, club posters, infographics, and more for your club to use; it is just a matter of finding them and putting them to use. To make your job easier this year, the MGRC Committee has put together a linktree containing all of our resources, which you can find further down in this Biweekly.
Aside from using our District’s resources, I want to emphasize the importance of paying dues on time. You want to give yourself plenty of leeway with dues-payment since there is almost always some delay you will encounter. Whether it be that your school is unable to cut a check for a month or that some students are not paying their dues on time, there will be unexpected barriers that pop up. Remember that dues are $12.50 ($5.50 for the Pacific Northwest District and $7 for Key Club International) per member, and that 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 your dues by the Early Bird Deadline, November 1st. Clubs that submit dues by then qualify for the Early Bird Dues Patch, as well as a raffle for PNW Key Club Merch and a Pizza Party! If you are unable to meet our Early Bird Deadline, you can still pay dues by our Regular Dues Deadline, which is December 1st. As always, dues are paid through the Membership Update Center (MUC), which the club secretary and faculty advisor have access to. The MUC will open for the 2022-2023 school year on Monday, September 7th and active clubs will be able to update membership records for the new year. We advise having your club secretary or faculty advisor log in and clean up the roster by deleting any members who may have graduated. You are welcome to direct any questions regarding dues or dues-payment to our District Treasurer Jessica Xiong at email@example.com or our District Administrator Brian Egger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, please keep in mind that Key Club Days 2022 registration is STILL OPEN on our PNW Key Club Shop. Registration closes tomorrow (August 28th), so be sure to register NOW! I hope to see you at this event, whether in-person or virtually, to kick off the new school year! It will be a day full of spirit, service, friendship, and fun, with Key Clubbers joining us from all across the District. Please read on in the Biweekly Update for more information about Key Club Days, our MGRC Linktree, Summer ESPRESSO, and more!
With that, please keep in touch! There are many upcoming opportunities for you to engage with our District, making it critical to stay informed. You can keep up-to-date by following our Instagram page (@pnwkeyclub) and continuing to read our Biweekly Updates. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email at email@example.com with any questions, ideas, or concerns you may have.