Hello, PNW Key Clubbers!

I hope your Key Club’s final meetings of the school year have been going well! For my home club, we just wrapped up our last meeting and reflected upon the significant projects that our club executed and greatly impacted our community. If your school hasn’t been dismissed for the summer yet, now’s the time to celebrate your club’s achievements.

Even though the school year is coming to an end, that doesn’t mean that serving our communities does. Now is the time for officers to begin putting a plan in place for when club meetings start back up in the fall. I would advise all club officers to have at least two officer meetings over the summer. At these meetings, you can begin to create new goals and initiatives for your club regarding our District Project, joint-club events, Kiwanis Family relationships, and any other topics you see fit. You may even consider implementing a strategic plan for your club. This is a document that will help you identify areas of focus, goals, and actionable items over a multi-year time period, all of which ensure the success and continuity of your club.

In addition to preparing for next year, club officers should be brushing up on their responsibilities. And what better way to do that than attending your LTG’s Officer Training Conference (OTC)? Created with the intent of providing quality, standardized leadership training for all club officers, OTCs provide you with the chance to gain insight on how to better serve in your role. At an OTC, you get to network with other clubs, learn about the responsibilities of your entire officer board, and apply this knowledge through scenario brainstorming. If you have yet to attend your OTC or makeup OTC, please be sure to do so, as it will improve the quality of your leadership and skills. Officers residing in divisions without LTGs or who missed their LTG’s OTC will attend an OTC hosted by the Executive Committee. Anyone is welcome to attend by registering through the form link that can be found below!

2023 PNW Executive OTC Attendance Form

Lastly, be sure to stay connected throughout the summer. I will continue to send Biweekly Updates, and the District will continue to be active on Instagram. Our District Committees are hard at work preparing webinars, resources, and support systems for you all, so be on the lookout. An up-and-coming event, for example, is our annual PNW Key Club Days, which you can learn more about in the next section of this Biweekly. Additionally, check out this article from KCI to learn about creative ways to promote Key Club over the summer:

Creative Ways to Share the Brand

If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please never hesitate to reach out to me at governor@pnwkeyclub.org or through Instagram @_nola.grace_. Keep up the good work and let’s finish this school year off strong!

Attention all Key Clubbers! On-site Key Club Days 2023 registration has officially opened on the PNW Key Club shop!

Key Club Days are designed to be fun, motivational, and educational, focused on enhancing the membership experience year-round, not just at the District Convention. Tickets are available through the PNW Key Club Shop, and Early Bird Registration closes on Friday, June 30th at 11:59 PM, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to register with a $5 discount!

Key Club Day South will take place from noon to 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 26th, in Area 4 at Oaks Park.

Key Club Day South on-site divisions are as follows: 44, 45, 62, 64, 65, 66, 70, 72

Key Club Day North will take place from noon to 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 9th, in the Cascade Picnic Grove at Wild Waves.

Key Club Day North on-site divisions are as follows: 19/36, 21, 22/24, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38

Key Club Days 2023 Registration

If your division is not listed above as an on-site division, your division’s LTG will be hosting an off-site event on the same day the on-site events are taking place, so you can get the same experience as on-site Key Clubbers.

Additionally, this year’s virtual Key Club Days kick-off event will be available to you the night prior to each on-site event for free! This means you’ll get the opportunity to attend high-quality workshops at no cost to you. Keep a look out for the Google Form registration from the district or your division.

Here is a message from our PNW District Project Committee:

Hi PNW! The District Project Committee is excited to announce the new District Project for the 2023-2024 service year – The SEAD Initiative, which is an acronym for Support, Empower, Act, and Destigmatize. Youth Houselessness is an extremely prevalent and tangible issue within the PNW. According to the Washington State Department of Commerce, there are approximately 13,000 unaccompanied youth and young adults in Washington State. This year, we hope to serve 50,000 hours and donate $15,000 to help end youth houselessness. As Key Clubbers, we can make an impact by organizing food drives, creating packages of basic necessities, and fundraising for local organizations. If you have any questions about the SEAD Initiative, please contact our District Project Chair, Tali Greenfield, at project@pnwkeyclub.org.

The Membership Growth and Reactivation Committee has been working hard to gather and create resources that will help your club prosper and grow when the new school year begins! To make things easy for you, they have created a Linktree that hosts all the tips, tricks, and tools needed to help your club see growth this service year. These resources include guides on how to recruit 8th graders, conduct your club meetings, and much more. The MGRC Committee will continue to share and make resources throughout the year, so make sure to stay up to date by bookmarking the Linktree, which can be found below! If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for the MGRC Committee, please don’t hesitate to contact our MGRC Chair, Keera Michie, at membership@pnwkeyclub.org

MGRC Linktree

Do you want to learn how to make a real impact – the kind that changes lives and improves the world? Through the Global Leadership Certificate Program, you’ll learn how to get your voice heard and your community’s concerns met. With 39 different courses being offered based on Key Club’s core values of fellowship, leadership, and service, it is guaranteed that this program will not only help you stand out as a candidate for post-secondary education/employment – it will help you become a stronger leader and change maker.

Global Leadership Certificate

Congratulations to the following PNW Key Club members who earned a Global Leadership Certificate! Completing the certificate helped these members strengthen their leadership skills and stand out to schools and employers through the program.

  • Katherine Deng
  • Anaiah Galen
  • Parker Gordey
  • Justin Hari
  • Ayaka Onishi
  • Mia Tamaki
  • Olivia Tuck

Here is a message from KCI to 2023 Key Club graduates:

Congrats, seniors — you’re graduating! Now what? Whether you’re off to college or starting your career, we hope your future will include the Kiwanis family. Get the inside scoop on life after high school from members of Circle K International, the Service Leadership Program for university students.

Thank you for making a positive impact on your club, your community, and the world through Key Club’s service initiatives. Because of your commitment, you’re closing this chapter of your life as a better leader, team member, and community servant — and positioning yourself for success in your next adventure.

Let’s stay in touch! Sign up for our alumni network. And please consider joining CKI or Kiwanis.

We are pleased to report that nearly all divisions have Lieutenant Governors now, 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 13/15/17
  • Division 52
  • Division 76
  • 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 2023-2024 year, please contact me at governor@pnwkeyclub.org or District Administrator Brian Egger at administrator@pnwkeyclub.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.