Hello, PNW Key Clubbers!
I hope you have all had a moment to sit back now that AP Exams are over! I know May can be a stressful time for many of us dealing with finals, burnout, and summer being just out of reach, so I wish you all luck in ending this month strong. Take some time to care for yourself and destress when you get a chance!
What is a better way to relieve stress than with family? In Key Club, we often forget that we have our family, Kiwanis, one email away. As our school year comes to an end, I’d like to encourage your club to make initial contact with your sponsoring Kiwanis club if you have not already. Kiwanis clubs have so much to offer to our Key Clubs, and they continue to shape our organization.
For my home club, my Kiwanis advisor continues to be instrumental in our success. He shows up to nearly all of our meetings, and consistently supports us in finding connections and supporting continuity among our officers. In terms of connections, he has more lived experience than any of us, meaning he is able to provide us with resources and connect us to new people. For continuity, he has seen our club for longer than we have, and is able to offer meaningful feedback on our ideas that take into account our pre-pandemic status. If you aren’t sure what the key roles of your Kiwanis advisor are, I’d recommend that you check out the Key Club advisor guide below.
In addition to contacting Kiwanis advisors, now is the time to celebrate your outgoing seniors with Key Club International’s End-of-Year Celebration Kit. Linked below, this kit offers valuable insight on how to recognize and honor your senior members. It includes ideas and a sample meeting agenda that are sure to make your celebration more meaningful and memorable.
As always, you are encouraged to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, comments, concerns, or ideas you have. I love getting to know our members, and I would love to hear from you!