TW: This material contains information about mental illness, mental health crises, and suicide which some readers may find triggering. If you are ever in need of support, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK. 

Hello PNW Key Clubbers,

I’m thrilled to announce that we have more than 440 attendees joining us for Key Club Days 2022! All attendees should receive a confirmation email with further details and information shortly, if they have not already. We are so excited to have you be a part of our first event of the 2022-2023 school year.

As we move into the school year, I want to remind you of an important topic: mental health. Often going ignored and unnoticed, mental health plays a key role in our lives. As selfless leaders we can sometimes over-extend ourselves, forgetting to take care of our own mental health and give ourselves the time and space to relax. This school year, I want to encourage you to take care of yourself and prioritize your own health when needed; it is an investment that is well-worth it.

Further, please take the time to check-in with others and see how those around you are doing. Checking in with others is also a great to kick off Suicide Prevention Week, where we aim to give voice to suicide awareness through advocacy, positivity, and education. Our Key Club International Partner, Erika’s Lighthouse, has created resources to make it easy for you to participate. Each day this week highlights a different aspect of the initiative to bring awareness to suicide. For instance, today’s focus is on giving voice to help-seeking, such as seeing a therapist or talking to a trusted adult. You can find more information and resources about this important initiative below. I would encourage you to get involved by promoting these resources on Social Media and within your school and community. Only together can we give voice to suicide prevention.

Suicide Prevention Week Resources

The Membership Growth and Reactivation Committee’s (MGRC) Fall’s Membership Campaign has been officially released!! This Membership Campaign will give you and your clubs additional resources and new ideas for increasing engagement, recruitment, and retention throughout the school year. The resources included in the campaign will help your Key Clubbers learn how to become leaders, how to provide service to your community, and understand the importance of being a part of Key Club. The MGRC committee has been working hard to provide you with new resources that will help you charter and reactivate Key Clubs in your area! Make sure to utilize all these resources that can help your club’s progress and grow so we can grow our Key Club community. All resources can be found on the MGRC Linktree, which is linked below.

MGRC Linktree

We are also excited to announce our upcoming webinar that will feature both the MGRC AND Kiwanis-family (K-FAM) Relations Committee! The Keys to Growth webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00PM PST. Learn more about how to sponsor clubs, recruit members, connect with your K-FAM, and more!  Make sure to register through the link below by Sunday, September 18th at 11:59pm to attend. For any questions about the Membership Campaign or matters related to membership growth and reactivation, please contact Membership Growth and Reactivation Chair Hannah Kim at

Register Here

The PNWOF Application is OPEN! The Pacific Northwest Opportunities Fund (PNWOF) is a grant provided by the District to assist with the funding of a club’s service project or fundraiser. The grant amount can range from $100 to $1,000 and can cover up to 2/3 of the anticipated cost of the project. The grant is open from September 1st and closes on October 31st, 2022, and can be found on our District’s Website. Begin planning your service projects and thinking about your application now! If you have any questions about the PNWOF application or grant, please contact PNWOF Committee Chair Jessica Xiong at

PNWOF Information

Additionally, if you are interested in applying for the PNWOF grant, the PNWOF Committee will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 29th from 7-8 PM PST. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the PNWOF application experience and ask questions of successful applicants that have first hand experience applying for the grant! Please fill out this registration form below to receive the Zoom link. The deadline for registration is September 27th at 11:59 PM PST. We hope to see you there!

Register Here

Every quarter, the District Board, comprised of LTGs, the Executive Committee, and our Kiwanis Committee, meets to conduct training, discuss official business, and connect with one another. Summer Board was recently held from August 12th through August 14th, and official meeting minutes are now available. If you are interested in learning more about this meeting and its content, please consider looking over the minutes completed by our District Secretary Mia Shi, which are attached below. She would be happy to answer any questions at

Summer Board Meeting Minutes

Do you want to receive monthly email updates from Key Club International? Do you want to become involved on the International level? Look no further! You can sign up for monthly newsletter updates, put together by our International Trustee, Shanelle Relucio, at the link below.

Sign Up Here

As the 2022-2023 fiscal year begins, Key Club International expects all clubs to pay dues this fall.

As with previous years, dues are $12.50, with $5.50 being for the PNW District and $7.00 for Key Club International, per member. Clubs are able to increase this amount if needed, and the money in excess of $12.50 can be used by the club to fund any additional costs, as allowed by your club bylaws.

It is encouraged that clubs submit dues by the Early Bird deadline, November 1st, to allow your club to qualify for the Early Bird Dues Patch as well as be entered into a raffle to win a Key Club spirit bundle and pizza party! The regular dues deadline is December 1st, 2022. Dues are paid through the Membership Update Center (MUC) to Key Club International. The club secretary and faculty advisor should have access to the MUC.

The MUC will open for dues collection for the 2022-2023 year tomorrow, September 7th. Active clubs will be able to update their membership roster then. We highly encourage the club secretary or faculty advisor to clean up the membership roster and delete any members who may have graduated in the past year.

More information about dues can be found below.

Dues and Reporting Information

Please contact District Treasurer Jessica Xiong at or District Administrator Brian Egger at with any questions.

The summer edition of the district’s quarterly publication by our District Editor, known as THE ESPRESSO, has officially been released on the PNW Key Club Issuu Page! In THE ESPRESSO, you are able to read about executive updates, resources, upcoming events, club and member spotlights, and more. To access the publication, simply click on the link below, which takes you to the PNW Key Club Issuu page that hosts THE ESPRESSO alongside additional toolkits and booklets.


Did you happen to miss the District Project Committee’s How to Help End Hunger Webinar? No worries! We have a full recording now available on our PNW Key Club YouTube Channel. This webinar took a look at our District Project donation goals and progress, followed by a Q&A with several guest speakers who shared their expertise and insight into how you can Help End Hunger. You can find the recording linked below for your convenience.

How to Help End Hunger Webinar

Our Kiwanis Family Relations (K-FAM) Committee is proud to present their K-FAM Resource Linktree! It includes lots of resources and content that are helpful in fostering a strong relationship between our Kiwanis-family branches and Key Club! The K-FAM Linktree contains resources not only beneficial to Key Club, but to all other Kiwanis-family branches as well, so be sure to look over it and share it with your local Kiwanis-family clubs. There are email templates, guidebooks, infographics, and much more. The K-Fam Committee will consistently update this throughout the year so make sure to check back! Access to this Linktree can be found below. If you have any questions for the K-FAM Committee, don’t hesitate to contact them at They are always happy to help you out!

K-Fam Linktree

In early summer the Executive Committee hosted an Officer Training Conference (OTC) for officers without Lieutenant Governors and officers that were unable to attend their LTG’s OTC. Now that this has been conducted, we have a recording and slides available for you below.

OTC Recording
OTC Slides

This training is split up into sections, including Key Club 101, general officer training, and position-specific training. If you are an officer, we would advise that you watch any section that would be of interest to you, in addition to viewing the training for your specific officer position. Hopefully, these resources will help you learn more about your position while getting tips and tricks from the Execs. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have about this content.

Our District Project, Help End Hunger is more than just a project, it’s a movement. Originally created with the intent of providing local relief to communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19, the continued plague of food insecurity has provided reason for this district project to be extended into the 2022-2023 term. This project provides meaningful and unique opportunities to get involved through multiple vehicles of service. Throughout the service year, Key Clubbers are especially encouraged to participate in service projects at their local food banks, through food packaging, food drives, monetary donations, and educational events. The District’s goal for the 2022-2023 service year is to provide 100,000 meals to those in need! Our District’s contributions to this goal will be calculated through monetary and food donations recorded in secretary reports, so please help us reach our goal this year!

To get started, you can see past resources from the 2021-2022 District Project Committee below at our Issuu page. They have published numerous resources, ranging from General Fundraising Guides to articles in past ESPRESSOs. Two particularly useful resources are their one pager and Food Bank Tracker, which I’ve linked below for your convenience. The time to get involved in the District Project is now! You are always welcome to reach out to our District Project Committee Chair, Pauline Adonis, at with any questions, ideas, or suggestions.

One Pager
Food Bank Tracker
Donation Link
Issuu Page

Are you looking for something to do over the summer? Do you desire to become a better leader? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, then, you should consider getting yourself a Global Leadership Certificate. Check out the video below by our International Trustee, Emily Leonard, to learn more!

Get Started

PNW Key Club can now be supported through Amazon Smile! Activate AmazonSmile on the Amazon mobile app or shop through 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 22/24
  • Division 34
  • Division 42c
  • Division 52
  • 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 or District Administrator Brian Egger at 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.

Contact: District Governor Kyle Hanson
Contact: District Administrator Brian Egger