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!
While the End-of-Year Meeting Kit can provide you with ideas for your celebration, what is a better way to honor your seniors than with a gift? Lucky for us, the Kiwanis Family Store makes the job easy. They offer graduate items to honor these exceptional students, who deserve to be recognized for their contributions and accomplishments!
Although the deadline for in-person registration has passed, it is not too late to register to attend ICON virtually! Join Key Clubbers from across the globe in a virtual setting from July 6 through July 10, 2022. You will be able to attend virtual workshops, hear keynote speakers, and connect with other Key Clubbers, all from the comfort of your own home. Registration costs $25 and closes on June 15. See the link below for registration!
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 34
- Division 42c
- Division 52
- Division 62
- Division 72
- 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 email@example.com or District Administrator Brian Egger at firstname.lastname@example.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.
PNW Key Club requires clubs to elect their officers by March 31st. If your club still has not conducted elections, please do so immediately. Keep in mind that your faculty advisor should help oversee any voting processes. Once elections are complete, reach out to your Lieutenant Governor to submit contact information of newly elected officers. If your division does not have a Lieutenant Governor, please contact District Secretary Mia Shi at email@example.com. Submitting contact information is the only way your club can continue to maintain communications with and receive resources directly from the District, which is vital to maintaining the health of your Key Club.
For any questions and concerns, please contact District Administrator Brian Egger at firstname.lastname@example.org.