Hello Hello Hello, PNW Key Clubbers!

It was so nice being able to see you all at Key Club Days these past few weeks. The spirit and engagement was invigorating, and I hope you were able to enjoy the experience too. In addition to getting involved and sharing positive energy, we were able to donate 28 pounds of food from Key Club Day North to Plateau Outreach Ministries in Enumclaw, WA and 43 pounds of food from Key Club Day South to Hunger Fighters Oregon in Lake Oswego, OR. That’s 71 pounds of food total collected by you guys, going towards families in the Pacific Northwest. I’m so proud of the work that we’re doing for our communities.

As Autumn gets into full swing, it can be easy for your team to begin experiencing burnout and tension amidst the added stress of school, work, and other responsibilities. That’s why it’s important as a leader to bring good vibes, spirit, and energy to your club. SwiftKick recommends combating negativity by sharing positivity and communicating with people around you. Adjusting your workload, having personal days off, and learning to effectively ask for help can also help you manage stress and contribute positively to your team. You can visit the link below for more on fostering a positive community.

Once again, I’m so proud of you all and excited for all the work we will continue to accomplish together. I hope the rest of your September is full of autumn cheer and service. Please reach out to me at governor@pnwkeyclub.org with any questions, concerns, or ideas you may have. Stay awesome, PNW!

Fostering Positive Vibes in Your Community

If you haven’t already, it’s about time you checked out the PNW Key Club YouTube page. Webinar recordings, promotional videos and resources, and other video content is uploaded to the PNW Key Club YouTube page frequently. You can watch some of our most recent videos through the links down below.

What is Key Club?
Help End Hunger
2021 Fall PNWOF Webinar
PNW Key Club YouTube Channel

If you haven’t already taken a look at Key Club International’s Homecoming Resources, visit the links below. Key Club International has prepared resources both for clubs that are active and recruiting new members, as well as clubs that had taken a pause due to the pandemic. The toolkits below include access to recruitment, leadership, and step-by-step guided resources for starting off the year, made for both clubs and advisors. Utilizing some of the sample agendas or service project ideas are a great way to get your members engaged at the start of the school year.

Homecoming 2021
Homecoming for Kiwanis Advisors
Homecoming for Faculty Advisors

The Membership Growth and Reactivation Committee will be hosting their Growing your Membership Webinar on Thursday, October 7th at 7PM PST. During the webinar, the committee will be walking through ways to effectively use the newly released Hybrid Engagement Toolkit and Homecoming Resources. The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 5th at 11:59PM through the link below.

For any questions about the webinar or matters related to membership growth and reactivation, please contact Membership Growth and Reactivation Chair Thiên Nguyễn at membership@pnwkeyclub.org.

Register HERE

With the beginning of the 2021-22 year, Key Club International expects all clubs to pay dues and cannot offer any waivers because nearly all schools are required to offer in-person learning this fall.

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.

As of Tuesday, September 7th, the MUC is open for the 2021-22 year and active clubs are able to update membership records for the new year and begin receiving new member supplies. We suggest having your club secretary or club advisor log-in and clean up the roster by deleting any members who have graduated.

If you have any questions email District Treasurer Hailey Smith at treasurer@pnwkeyclub.org and District Administrator Brian Egger at administrator@pnwkeyclub.org.

Click Here for More Information About Dues
Click Here for an MUC Tutorial

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.

Click here for more information about CDC Guidance for K-12 schools

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 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 governor@pnwkeyclub.org or District Administrator Brian Egger at administrator@pnwkeyclub.org for more information on seeking appointment.

Contact: District Governor Alice Lee
Contact: District Administrator Brian Egger