Hello Hello Hello, PNW Key Clubbers!
I’m pleased to announce that we have over 300 registrants joining us at Key Club Days this year. All attendees should be receiving a confirmation email with additional information about how to participate soon. We’re so excited to have you be a part of our first hybrid event for the 2021-2022 year.
As fall approaches, it’s important to be reflective about what we bring to the leadership positions we hold. According to SwiftKick, bringing an open mind, good attitude, and practicing mindfulness, among other things, can help you be a more confident leader. Visit the link below to learn more about enriching your leadership through SwiftKick’s student leadership checklist.
September is full of new events and opportunities, including Key Club International’s Homecoming Week and our Fall Membership Campaign. I hope you take advantage of the resources mentioned in this update to fill your September with lots of meaningful service.
Your dedication does not go unnoticed. Please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, concerns, or ideas you may have. Stay awesome, PNW!
Key Club Homecoming Week takes place from September 13-17, and is meant to help you kickstart your year and welcome back our servant leaders for a brand new year of service. 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.
You can visit the link below to visit the Homecoming page on the Key Club International website to access recruitment, leadership, and step-by-step guided resources to start off your year strong. If you’re a Faculty or Kiwanis advisor, there are separate toolkits linked below including handbooks, information on discounts, and leadership resources for you to use and share with your clubs.
We hope you take advantage of these resources and get off to a strong start for the new year.
Get excited for the Membership Growth and Reactivation Committee’s Fall Membership Campaign, which we plan to launch soon. The Fall Membership Campaign will give you and your clubs additional resources and new ideas for increasing engagement, recruitment, and retention throughout the school year.
Be on the lookout for a ton of resources for you to utilize this recruitment season. As a sneak peak, the Membership Growth and Reactivation Committee wants you to keep an eye out for their upcoming Hybrid Engagement Toolkit, Updated 8th Grade Recruitment Toolkit, and Club Outreach Initiatives.
As we put the finishing touches on these news resources and the Fall Membership Campaign, consider checking out some of the past MGRC toolkits linked below.
For any questions about the Fall Membership Campaign or matters related to membership growth and reactivation, please contact Membership Growth and Reactivation Chair Thiên Nguyễn at email@example.com.
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.
On September 7th, the MUC will also open for the 2021-22 year and active clubs will be 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 may have graduated.
If you have any questions email District Treasurer Hailey Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org and District Administrator Brian Egger at email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or District Administrator Brian Egger at email@example.com for more information on seeking appointment.