Hello PNW Key Clubbers,
I loved getting to meet some of you at our July Exec Chat Webinar this past week! All of your energy and enthusiasm for service is infectious; I can’t wait to see what you accomplish in the rest of your term. It was especially fun to talk with you during our open floor discussion.
As our District moves into the fifth month of our term, I want to remind you that the Key Club International Board’s term has only just begun! As I talked about in the last Biweekly Update, we recently elected our 11 trustees, our Key Club International Vice President Layla Nguyen, and Key Club International President Lillian Thai. They are all incredibly excited to serve you throughout this upcoming service year, and they wanted to introduce themselves to you!
First, here’s a message from our International President, Lillian:
My name is Lilian Thai and I’m beyond grateful and honored to serve as the Key Club International President this upcoming term. I am an upcoming senior from Dallas, Texas in the Texas-Oklahoma District. In my free time, I love to play tennis and travel with my family. Some of my goals for this upcoming year are to implement quarterly feedback forms, revamp the Key Club International website, increase DEI resources, and connect with Key Clubbers through social media. If you ever need anything, feel free to email me at email@example.com. I can’t wait to see all of the amazing service and leadership that y’all accomplish this upcoming year. Thank you for reading!”
Next, here’s a message from our International Vice President, Layla!
“Hello Pacific Northwest!
My name is Layla Nguyen and I am the 2022-2023 International Vice President. It is a great honor to be elected into this position and I can’t wait to see where this year will take us.
To start off, I just wanted to introduce myself and I would love to get to know you guys! I am from the Southwest District and will be an incoming senior this year. Something about me is I have been getting back into reading or well let’s say I have been trying to. I was in a book slump for almost a year and couldn’t get through any books, but I am currently reading again (FINALLY). However, it has been about three months now… and I am only a little over 100 pages…there are 376. As they say, slow and steady wins the race. Aside from reading, I enjoy watching movies, hanging out with my friends, taking pictures, and playing sports.
Now let’s move on to Key Club! As I mentioned, I will be serving on the International board this year and have some goals that I have set out which target four main points: communication, support, growth, and engagement. My goals were split into two semesters this year because the main difference I have noticed is that in semester one there is a lot of potential for growth due to the excitement and eagerness for clubs at the start of the year. But, when semester two hits, students tend to feel more burnt out and become less involved. As a result, I wanted to have semester one goals target growth while semester two focuses on retention. Some of the items I want to work on with my board are recruiting more liaisons, creating a program for new clubs to make their startup easier, hosting competitions for districts to participate in, and more!
Before I sign off, I want to reiterate that if you ever need my assistance, please feel free to reach out whenever, I am here to serve and help you out! You can contact me throughout my social media or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your time,
Finally, while we don’t have our new International Trustee yet, we do have a departing message from our Immediate-Past International Trustee, Emily Leonard!
“Where do I even begin? After ICON, and my bittersweet retirement, I can confidently conclude that serving as International Trustee was one of the best experiences of my life. Not only has this organization connected me with some of the most amazing people and my best friends, but it has provided me with so many unparalleled leadership opportunities. Being a High School student, and having the ability to travel internationally, serve as a servant leader, interact with a diverse group of youth leaders, have such phenomenal adult advisors dedicated to community betterment, and learn the ins and outs of all things service, leadership, scholarship, and effective communication has been insane. Before you jump into the service year, take a moment to appreciate all of the great things about Key Club. Truly a club incomparable to ANY other. I cannot thank you all enough for being so inclusive, kind, passionate, spirited, and inspiring. I have learned so much merely serving alongside you all for the past year. I cannot wait to hear about all of the amazing things you accomplish, and places you go! With that being said, please enjoy the pages of photos I have included from my term as trustee. I couldn’t have asked for a better district assignment, more inspirational and powerful districts, amazing AND hilarious adult mentors, and the kind district board members I have had the pleasure of meeting. I seriously love you all. Best of luck in all of your future endeavors, and do not hesitate in reaching out for any help or with any questions.”
Feel free to contact any of them with any questions or ideas you have! I’m sure they would all love to hear from you.
Aside from those introductions, I’m excited to announce that Key Club Days 2022 registration is NOW OPEN on our PNW Key Club Shop. We are incredibly excited to get back together, both in-person and virtually, through this event. Whether you plan to join us in-person or virtually, at Key Club Day North or South, I encourage you to register for the event now to take advantage of our Early Bird price! It will be a day full of spirit, service, friendship, and fun! You can learn more about the event and registration below in this update, in addition to information about our DCON Logo Design Contest, Exec Chat Webinar Recording, PNWOF Webinar, and more!
With that, please keep in touch! We will have many more opportunities for you in the coming weeks, so it is important to keep up-to-date with our Instagram page (@pnwkeyclub) and Biweekly Updates. Never hesitate to reach out to me via email at email@example.com with any questions, ideas, or concerns you have.